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Clark’s Ren Thomas is Making it in the World of Hip Hop and Now Reality TV

August 15, 2017

CLARK, NJ – People living in suburbia don’t expect one of their own to make it as a hip-hop artist.  Rappers don’t expect someone born and raised in a small suburban New Jersey town like Clark to have what it takes.  Hip-hop MC Ren Thomas is proving them all wrong.

“I fell in love with hip-hop when I was about 8 or 9,” says Thomas.  His older cousin ...

10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

Annual Fundraising Event to Help Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ - Transportation industry professionals will gather in October to network and raise funds for Bernice’s Place, an after-school program that helps children struggling with homelessness.

The sixth annual Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD) Recognition Breakfast on Oct. 4 will also honor local business leaders who are dedicated to ending homelessness in their ...

Get Vote-by-Mail Ballots on Time By Registering Now, County Clerk Says

UNION COUNTY, NJ - College students and others who plan to be out of state are being encouraged by the County Clerk to apply now for a vote-by-mail ballot.

“Exercising the right to vote is always important, and in this election cycle New Jersey voters will decide on a new Governor for the first time in eight years,” said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi in a statement. “Make ...

Roselle Resident Questions Land Lease for Mind and Body Complex

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle resident says that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders guaranteed $59 million in bonds for a project that may not have a proper land lease.

Anthony Esposito, who formerly served on the Roselle Board of Education, has retained a lawyer who is preparing to challenge what he says are financial issues in the land lease for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex. The ...

Police: Pit Bulls Involved in Fatal Incident with Bichon in Garwood Considered ‘Not Dangerous’

GARWOOD, NJ – No action will be taken against the two dogs – which have been described as pit bulls and bulldog mixes – that fatally attacked Lucky, an 8-year-old Bichon, in Garwood near the Westfield border last month.

On July 22, Lucky’s owner, Nancy Rubin, was walking him on leash when she said Lucky broke away and ran across the street to where ...

Here's How Some Veterans Can Participate in New Free Parking Meter Program

UNION COUNTY, NJ  - The County Clerk's office can help disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients in the county obtain documents to participate in a new statewide program that exempts them from paying at parking meters.

County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi said veterans' identification cards and copies of DD-214 honorable discharge forms can be obtained for free at her office, ...

Free Confidential Sexual Violence Advocacy Training Offered to Union County Residents

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The county Rape Crisis Center (RCC) will offer a free training program for people interested in becoming Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. starting Aug. 15 and until Sept. 28. The classes will be offered at the RCC office in Westfield in the Colleen Fraser county services building at 300 North Ave.

Union County Peace Fair to Be Held on Sunday, August 6

CRANFORD, NJ – The Union County Peace Council invites county members to attend its 15th annual peace fair.

This year’s theme is “Open Hearts, Open Doors,” according to a press release sent by the council.

According to the press release, the fair includes “lots of good music, a chance to catch up with old friends and a chance to make new ones.” Poetry, ...

Summit Playhouse Holds Auditions Upcoming Musical Production of 'The Bridges of Madison County' Aug. 7-8

SUMMIT, NJ - Open auditions for the upcoming Summit Playhouse musical production of "The Bridges of Madison County" will be held at The Playhouse August 7 - 8, at 7 p.m. each evening. "The Bridges of Madison County" features music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, based on the book by Marsha Norman, with the production slated to run at The Playhouse ...

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