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Westfield Pizza Shop Lends a Hand to Families Impacted by Federal Shutdown

January 15, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – A local pizzeria owner is helping to take the sting out of the partial government shutdown that has stopped federal workers’ pay.

Outta Hand pizzeria owner Burim Regjaj said Monday that after reaching out with an offer on social media, he has provided five families impacted by the shutdown with meals.

“This is the first week that they didn’t get paid ...

Terry Darling and Brian McCarthy Join Cranford Board of Education

January 11, 2019

CRANFORD - Following the departures of Daniel Demarco and Cathy Sheridan, Terry Darling and Brian McCarthy officially took their seats on the Cranford Board of Education at Monday's Reorganization Meeting.

While Darling and McCarthy are new to the Board, William Hulse and Maria Loikith retained their seats in the November election. McCarthy ...

2019-20 Cougar Cubs Program Sign up

CRANFORD - Register your child for the Cougar Cubs program, a part of the Child Development Class held at Cranford High School, for the 2019-2020 school year.

The program is looking for Cranford residents who have children 3-5 years of age (must be potty trained).

This program provides a developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning environment that is not a ...

OAS Teacher Admits to Threat, Surrenders Teacher's License

CRANORD - Matthew Acosta, a special education teacher at Orange Avenue School has admitted to making a perceived general threat against the school where he worked late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.

Acosta, 34, of Kenilworth pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a petty disorderly persons offense during a court hearing ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Saint Joseph High School Resurrects Its Athletics Hall of Fame

January 17, 2019

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School Athletics Hall of Fame is again taking nominations for induction this year following a 17-year hiatus. Inductees must be Saint Joseph graduates, must have lettered in a varsity sport, attended the school for at least three years, and must possess a record of high performance and excellence.

On January 4, the Falcons hosted St. Benedict's ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...