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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

Daylight Savings Time Begins this Weekend - Remember to Turn Your Clocks Forward

March 9, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The winter months are about to come to an end. Signs of Spring is just around the corner when Daylight Savings Time begins. 

A reminder to everyone to turn your clocks forward one hour tonight when you go to bed. Daylight Savings time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. 

While many will dread losing that hour of sleep, that extra hour of daylight will be ...

Makers Day at Elizabeth Public Library

ELIZABETH, NJ - Where you can go on Saturday, March 23, to enjoy over 40 FREE activities in one place? 

Try 11 South Broad Street, in Elizabeth, for the Elizabeth Public Library's 5th year of participation in NJ Makers Day. 

Plant a seed, watch a weaving demo, make a vision board, pose in front of a green screen, enjoy a saxophone demo, or maybe make a stress ...

Voting Machine Preview, Vo-Tech Schools Recognized, More at UC Freeholders Meeting

March 11, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County residents will have the opportunity to try out new voting machines before the primary election.

As reported previously, the county will receive updated election machines in all municipalities this year. It will need to purchase approximately $100,000 worth of election security bags for use with these machines, according to Nicole DiRado, Administrator ...

Former Westfield Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Shot Dead, Authorities Say

March 12, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in the town and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said.

Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

From a Backyard in Elizabeth, Chatham Man Shoots for the Stars

Luis Da Silva, Jr., says he got his start in a “two by four” backyard in Elizabeth, where he would spend hours with just a basketball. 

“It was a rough neighborhood and my mother didn’t want me down at the basketball courts,” Da Silva said.

In those lonely hours of dribbling and inventing basketball tricks, Da Silva learned to command the giant orange orb ...

NJSpotlight and NJTV: Perfect Together

NJ Spotlight, an online news site dedicated to covering state government and doing in-depth analysis of public policy and its aftershocks, has been acquired by WNET, the Public Broadcasting Service operator of NJTV.

Together, NJ Spotlight and NJTV, will form a multi-platform news service covering the serious business of New Jersey, which has always been a television outlier for New York and ...

CHARLOTTE BROWN, FOUNDER OF UNITED YOUTH, THANKS AND HONORS FREEHOLDERS FOR SUPPORT OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

March 15, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ---Charlotte Brown, founder of the United Youth of New Jersey, tonight came to thank and honor the Freeholder Board at the County Administration Building in Elizabeth for their efforts in promoting and sponsoring events throughout Union County for Black History Month in February.

The Freeholder Board sponsored multiple events at the Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, the Union ...