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Students Start Online Petition to Have UCVTS Electrical Technology Teacher Reinstated

February 22, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Students dismayed by the dismissal of Union County Vo-Tech's electrical technology teacher, Daniel Burns, have started an online petition calling for his reinstatement.

Let us have our education back! 

Over three weeks ago an in-class incident between a teacher and a disruptive disrespectful student has resulted in the teacher's dismissal.  The ...

Mrs. Francis Named Brookside Place School Teacher of the Year for 2018-19

February 22, 2019

CRANFORD - Brookside Place Elementary School (BPS) is pleased to announce that Mrs. Anne Marie Francis has been selected as the Classroom Teacher of the Year from nominations made by the school community as part of the New Jersey Department of Education 2018-19 Governor’s Educator of the Year Program.

Mrs. Francis has served the Cranford school district for 20 years, with 11 of ...

Brookside Place P.M. Kindergarten Makes Valentine's Day Gift Bags for Children's Specialized Hospital

CRANFORD - Mrs. Francis' P.M. Kindergarten class at Brookside Place School made Valentine’s Day gift bags for the kids and patients at Children’s Specializes Hospital, a RWJBarnabas Health Facility. 

The gift bags were delivered to the hospital to spread love during the month of February. This past month, the students learned about kindness and ways to ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Decades from Retirement? How to Handle Market Moves

After one of the longest bull markets in history, stocks experienced some major ups and downs toward the end of 2018. This increased market volatility grabbed headlines and caused some investors to feel anxious about potential losses to their portfolios. While it’s a natural reaction for investors to wonder if and how national and global news may affect their savings, it’s important ...

Union County Seeks Volunteers to Support Victims of Sexual Violence

February 22, 2019

The Union County Rape Crisis Center will offer a free training program for volunteer advocates to assist victims of sexual violence beginning April 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Training will be held at the Rape Crisis Center office in the Colleen Fraser Building, located at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield.

“Volunteers at the Rape Crisis Center ...

Westfield Area YMCA Offers Free Friends Week For The Community

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce Friends Week. The month of February is American Heart Month!  Show a friend you care about them and their heart by inviting them to join you at the Y.

During the week of  Feb. 17 - 23, members and their friends can use the Main Y Facility and attend classes for free.  Get fit with a friend and enjoy a land or water ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...