Friends of Colin to Host 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cranford on Saturday

March 21, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Friends of Colin will host its Eighth Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday in Hanson Park.

The egg hunt is held in honor of Colin Maher, a Cranford teen who passed away from Ewing’s Sarcoma eight years ago. The hunt, organized by Colin’s friends, honors his memory and one of his favorite holidays.

“Colin loved candy and Easter, and ran an Easter egg ...

Community Access Unlimited Announces 2018 Awards Dinner Honorees

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will honor a wide variety of professionals and organizations at the agency's 2018 Awards Night Celebration, to be held April 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the agency's headquarters at 80 West Grand Street in Elizabeth.

Community Access Unlimited is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit that provides support programs and services ...

Cranford Township Committee Honors Two New Eagle Scouts

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee presented Jared Wilson and Andrew Noesner of Boy Scout Troop 80 with keys to the township and proclamations for earning the rank of eagle scout at Tuesday night’s meeting.

For his eagle scout project, Wilson worked with the parks and recreation department to create a 450-foot woodchip path along the street that serves as the entrance ...

Cranford Girl Scout Troop Partners with A Birthday Wish to Donate Gifts to Union County Foster Children

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Girl Scout Cadette Troop 4044 donated 29 birthday gifts to foster children in Union County through their recent partnership with A Birthday Wish.

A Birthday Wish aims to let children in the foster care system know they are special and not forgotten by providing them with requested birthday gifts and cards. The troop chose to partner with a Birthday Wish for their ...

Professional Firefighters Show Off Cooking Skills, Raise Funds for Saint Barnabas Burn Center

EDISON, NJ - Edison’s Pines Manor was transformed into a firehouse kitchen last Monday as teams from 24 professional fire departments across New Jersey, including the Cranford Fire Department, showed off their cooking skills at the NJ State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association's eighth annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival.

The event, ...

Buona Pizza Voted No. 1 at Westfield Area YMCA’s Pizza Palooza

WESTFIELD, NJ — Buona Pizza took home first place Sunday at the Westfield Area YMCA’s third annual Pizza Palooza Sunday, when 300 people tasted and voted on their favorite slices from  participating Westfield, Garwood and Mountainside businesses.

Roma Pizza came in second place, just two votes behind. Roma and Buona have both won first place at  past ...

Rosenfarb Family Spreads Love and Kindness in Parkland

PARKLAND, FL - On Sunday, Amanda and Noah Rosenfarb and their two children joined in Parkland's renewal.  The children walked their neighborhood for approximately two hours, handing our cookies with a message "Spread Love and Kindness."

Amanda Rosenfarb said, "Eden wanted to host a lemonade stand and donate all the money to the MSD fund. I said we probably ...

We Hear You Now - Phillips 66 Donates Five New Emergency Radios to Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - A recent grant from the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has allowed Trinitas Regional Medical Center to purchase five new Motorola APX 6000 portable radios for its Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU), 

“Lives will surely be saved,” said Hospital Officials. The radios will be used to communicate with the Union County Police Dispatch Center, which dispatches MICUs and ...

Taste Your Way Through Local Pizzerias at Westfield Area YMCA’s Pizza Palooza

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA will host its third annual Pizza Palooza on Sunday, March 4, from noon until 1:30 p.m in the gym of its main facility at 220 Clark Street. 

Participants can taste their way through participating Westfield, Garwood and Mountainside pizzerias and vote for their favorite. Participating restaurants will include Buona ...

Cranford H.S. Student Council Donates More than $300 to Charity with Valentine's Carnation Sales

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School’s Student Council raised more than $300 in the week before Valentine’s Day through their annual carnation sale.

The annual tradition has taken place for more than 10 years, with this year’s money going towards the New Jersey Association of Student Council’s State Charity, America’s Grow-a-Row.

The charity's mission is to ...

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Union County 4-H Club Reaches Out to Help after Hurricane Maria

March 18, 2018

Student members of the Union County 4-H Variety Club reached across local and state borders to help displaced pets earlier this year. Through their “4-H for our 4 Pawed Friends” community service project, they collected donations to help St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison after the organization sheltered more than 700 pets in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

A ...