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Prosecutor: Westfield Man Had Over 4,000 Child Pornography Files

February 13, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday.

Officers arrested Gregory L. Brown at his home in the 300 block of John Street Wednesday morning and charged him with first-degree possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, second-degree ...

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

February 18, 2019

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 ...

Students' Opinions Divided on “Reimagining Cranford Schools” Plan

CRANFORD - Cranford School District administrators have been searching for solutions to several problems raised by community members about the benefits of full-day Kindergarten and the unfair divide between grades in separate schools.

To respond to these concerns, Superintendent Scott Rubin and his colleagues have devised a plan called "Reimagining Cranford Public ...

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 ...

Financial Gifts for Your Grandchildren that Keep on Giving

You’ve worked hard to accumulate your wealth and now want to share the fruits of your labor with your grandchildren. But what are some thoughtful ways to do so? Here are six ideas for financial gifts with long-term benefits for your grandchildren.

Contribute to charity. Giving to charity on behalf of a loved one can be a powerful way to give back while sharing your values with a future ...

6 Tips to Strengthen Your Financial Foundation in 2019

For many of us, the new year means a fresh start and the chance to set new goals. If your resolutions are money related, here are some ways to strengthen your financial foundation in 2019.

 

1. Review your financial picture.  As the saying goes, it’s hard to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. Review your investments and savings, ...

Single, Divorced or Widowed? Here are Tips for Managing Your Finances as You Get Older

Forty-one percent, or approximately 19.5 million Americans, age 65 and older are single, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau.1 This means a significant number of people are entering or preparing for retirement with a relationship status of single, divorced or widowed. If you are a part of this group – whether it is your choice or the result of unexpected ...

MLB’s Milt Thompson Provides Tips At Wardlaw+Hartridge Baseball Clinic

February 15, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- Former Major League baseball player and batting coach Milt Thompson conducted the second annual Wardlaw+Hartridge Baseball Clinic on Feb. 9 in Laidlaw Gym.

The 2½-hour session, open to players in grades 5-12, included student athletes from W+H and other area schools and towns. W+H varsity head coach Andrew Mulvey and Middle School head coach Tim Head also ...

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 ...

'Little Girl Blue' celebrates Nina Simone

‘Little Girl Blue’ celebrates Nina Simone in words and music

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse has brought a heartwarming story to the stage in “Little Girl Blue: the Nina Simone Musical.”

Laiona Michelle, who delivered a powerful performance in “American Hero” at George Street, returns in a play she developed that ...