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Bullying Prevention Film to be Screened at Hillside Avenue School

October 15, 2019

CRANFORD - The Cranford Public Schools Parent Academy announced that the next public stop on the LIKE US TOUR will be in Cranford.

LIKE US, a new Film "For Kids, By Kids" has been making history in Jersey City and announced a special presentation for Unity Day, Wednesday, October 23, at Hillside Avenue School from at 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. This event is free and ...

29 Selected to Cranford Public Schools Referendum Exploration Steering Committee

CRANFORD - After 160 responses to join the newly-formed Cranford Public Schools Referendum Exploration Steering Committee, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced 29 members have been chosen.

The newly-formed committee will be a community-wide stakeholder group who will serve to inform, guide, and ultimately, shape a referendum. According to the email, the ...

Union County Assistant Prosecutor, Chief of Detectives Retire after Nearly 30 Years of Service

October 15, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two county officials have retired after working in the county for nearly 30 years.  Chief of Detectives Vincent Gagliardi and Assistant Prosecutor John Esmerado have both retired from their positions at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and were honored for their service to the county during the freeholder board meeting Thursday night.

Esmerado, who is ...

Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation 5K Raises Thousands to Combat Substance Abuse

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Since 2001, the Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation has raised more than $125,000 for scholarships and youth activities.

The foundation, which “facilitate[s] resources to support and enhance academic, athletic, [and] altruistic opportunities for young people” according to its website, was founded in memory of Ryan Patrick Faella, who died in 2000 when he was ...

Man Accused of Bringing Gun, Ammo to School in Westfield Rejects Plea Deal

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Delaware man accused of bringing a handgun and hollow point bullets to an elementary school in Westfield rejected the offer of a plea deal Thursday.

Handcuffed and standing in a tan jumpsuit at Superior Court in Elizabeth, Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, listened to the prosecution outline its case against him following his June arrest in the parking lot of Tamaques Elementary ...

Planning to Build Your Dream Home? Here Are Some Steps to Prepare.

As a financial advisor, I’ve worked with many clients as they plan for their dream home and gleaned insights on the process along the way. Building a home can be an exciting, but challenging time. It takes a plan with realistic timelines, budgets and expectations to stay on track and keep your sanity through what can feel like an overwhelming process. If building a home is on your bucket ...

The Inverted Yield Curve – What Does It Mean to Me?

Investors who follow the markets have seen headlines in recent weeks about something called the “inverted yield curve.” For those less familiar with the phenomenon, an inverted yield curve is essentially a point on a chart where short-term investments in U.S. Treasury bonds pay more than long-term ones. And when it occurs, it’s generally regarded as a warning sign for the ...

How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds this Halloween

October 22, 2019

Carving Jack-o’-lanterns? Save your pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack.

To get started, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scoop the seeds out of your pumpkin and place them in a colander in the sink. Separate the seeds as much as you can from any goo, then rinse them clean. Pat them dry.

On a baking sheet with sides, toss the seeds with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper or, ...

Candidate Statement: Cranford First

October 17, 2019

To say that Cranford is a special community is an understatement. Growing up here, I was your typical teenager. I couldn’t wait to leave for college and then head out into the world. Later in life, as an adult, I couldn’t wait to come back home. People don’t settle in Cranford. It’s the opposite. Cranford settles in them. 

As a single mom, I wanted my ...

Candidate Statement: New Solutions for Flooding in Cranford

We are disappointed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to stop the flood control planning process that began in 1999 and has yet to make any meaningful progress. We support every effort to appeal this decision in order to improve flood control in the Rahway River Basin. At the same time, Brian Andrews and Kathleen Miller Prunty propose new strategies at the local, regional, state, and ...

Saint Joseph High School - Metuchen to Host Gala Benefiting Need-Based Financial Assistance

October 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSICK, NJ – Saint Joseph High School is hosting their first ever Green Tie Gala  on Saturday, November 2 to benefit need-based financial assitance to future and present students.

Organizers are calling the event, to be held in the Heldrich Hotel, a premieire night filled with celebration and camaraderie. The schedule of events for the evening include:

Deluxe cocktail ...

Westfield Area YMCA Kindergarten Class Visits Fire Department

October is Fire Prevention Month, and the Westfield Area YMCA full-day Kindergarten class recently took a walking trip from the Bauer Branch to the Westfield Fire Department on North Avenue. 

A fireman showed the students the trucks, equipment and the big map where all the calls come in.  The fireman also showed them how they slide down the pole when they get a call and how their ...

Meet Westfield Area YMCA Staff Member Dorinda Galvao

Meet Dorinda Galvao, a Westfield Area YMCA staff member for 17 years. She says the Y is a great place to work, and the staff is like a family.

Check out our current employment opportunities at www.westfieldynj.org/about/job-opportunities.

 

Westfield Area YMCA and UnitedHealthcare Kick off Free 7th Grade Initiative Program

The Westfield Area YMCA held the school year kickoff event for the 7th Grade Initiative on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark St. in Westfield. Seventh graders and their families learned about the program and enjoyed the interactive sport wall, climbing wall, fitness testing and asked questions of personal trainers.  

In partnership ...

Letter: Our State Needs Jon Bramnick in the Assembly

October 14, 2019

To the Editor:

If everyone knew Jon Bramnick as long or as well as I did, there would be no doubt that he would be unanimously and resoundingly re-elected back to the NJ State Assembly, where he belongs and where NJ residents need him.  

Jon fights for and represents all of us - women, men, children, underprivileged, patients...everyone.  He is honest ...