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Man Charged With Manslaughter in Hit-and-Run That Led to Fanwood Resident Meghan Crilly's Death

March 20, 2019

LINDEN, NJ -- A Linden man is in custody and charged with multiple serious crimes in connection with the hit-and-run killing of  a pedestrian on Jan. 20, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon. 

Ibn Collins, 39, is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, ...

Mrs. Gormely Named Walnut Avenue Teacher of the Year

March 12, 2019

CRANFORD - Mrs. Valerie Gormely has been named the Walnut Avenue School Teacher of the Year. 

Mrs. Gormely has worked for Cranford Public Schools for the last 7 years and has worked with children with exceptional learning needs in a variety of capacities over the last 12 years. She worked as a paraprofessional and a home-based ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist before ...

In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

How to Pay for College: Answers to Your Pressing Questions

Figuring out how to pay for college is like putting together a puzzle. At first, it can feel like all the pieces are jumbled in the box. The final picture is unclear, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. But gradually, different pieces fit together in different combinations until the puzzle is complete. If you are thinking about how the puzzle pieces of your child’s tuition ...

Seven Ways to Clean Your Financial House This Spring

Spring is on the way. For many of us, the increasingly longer days and warmer weather signify a chance to tidy up and start fresh. If you enjoy the ritual of spring cleaning, why not take time to spruce up your finances as well? The following list is a great place to start:

 

Your goals. If you set New Year’s financial resolutions, now is a good time to evaluate your progress. If ...

Retired? Here’s What to Do When the Market Swings

For several years leading up to 2018, the stock market was abnormally calm. Stocks had some ups and downs, but generally continued to march higher without much disruption. Then, in the fall of last year, we started to see a spike in market volatility. More sizable drops in the prices of stocks – even when quickly erased by gains the next day – generated unease for investors who had ...

Lady Owls Win First Game at National Championship Tournament to Advance

March 21, 2019

CRANFORD – This past Tuesday, the Union County College Women’s Basketball team competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship tournament and won their first game against South Suburban College in Illinois by a score of 67-55.

Jessica Washington led the way for the Lady Owls with 23 points while shooting 7-of-10 from 3-point ...

Swimming, Lifeguard Training Scholarships Available At The Westfield Area YMCA

Thanks to a grant from Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, as well as past support of the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash Initiative, the Westfield Area YMCA is able to provide financial assistance to families with a bona fide financial hardship who live or work in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside, to enroll their children in youth swim lessons. Financial ...

Two Cranford Schools Launch Healthy U Program With The Westfield Area YMCA

The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to announce that Cranford’s Orange Avenue School and Hillside Avenue School are offering the Healthy U program as part of the curriculum this school year.

The Healthy U program is a collaboration between The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. Healthy U’s goal is to promote healthy behaviors and to prevent ...

Why Your Teen Should Join Private School Clubs

A private school education gives students the knowledge and skills they need to excel in college, but your child could be gaining even more from their secondary school career. By joining clubs and after-school activities, your son will enrich his learning with a variety of new experiences. 

Here are some of the many benefits of getting involved in ...

How to Prevent Deafness and Hearing Loss

March 14, 2019

Dear Editor:

March 3 was recognized as World Hearing Day, raising awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. 

Members of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) can think of no month more appropriate for Gov. Phil Murphy to sign a law that would increase ...