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Pack 83 Holds Annual Blue & Gold Dinner, 15 Weblos Scouts "cross-over" to Boy Scouts

Pack 83, Den 3 - Weblos
Pack 83, Den 1 - Wolf Cubs
Pack 83, Den 4 - Arrow of Light
Pack 83, Den 2 - Bear Cubs

Kenilworth Cub Scout Pack 83 promoted 15 Cub Scouts to Boy Scout Troop 83 during a “crossing over” ceremony on March 4th at St. Theresa’s School.  The ceremony was the highlight of the Pack’s annual Blue & Gold dinner in which dozens of scouts are presented their rank and activity and skill awards earned over the course of the past year in front of family and friends.

“All of the scouts work tremendously hard to earn their ranks and badges.  I am proud of each and every one of them,” said incoming Cubmaster John Ondrey.  “It is an honor to see these young men learning skills they will use for their rest of their lives.  None of this is possible without the hard work of parents and volunteers throughout the year.”

The 15 scouts in the highest rank of Webelos earned their “Arrow of Light” honors, the top award for Cub Scouts, making them eligible for promotion to Boy Scouts.  The boys were welcomed into Troop 83 by the scouts and their scoutmaster, John Gasper

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Julian Argentieri, Ben Bandeira, Justin Barsnica, Christopher Borowik, John Cipriano, Mason Dangle, Brandon Gaston, Alex LaJeunesse, Joey Lynn, Kyle Miklas, Michael Ondrey, Ben Reithel, Daniel Rodriques, Conner Samila, and Aiden Viaud

Dozens of other scouts earned Tiger, Wolf and Bear badges in front of more than 200 in attendance.

It’s never too late to join scouts!  Pack 83 is always welcoming new members in 1st through 5th grades.  Please contact John Ondrey or Bob Cahill at for more information on how to join.


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Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

April 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Former Gov. Florio, Gun Violence Activists, Offer Blueprint

April 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

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An Evening of Shining Stars Set for Friday May 4th

April 21, 2018

One of the area’s most anticipated events — “An Evening of Shining Stars” — featuring members of the special needs community from Cranford and around Union County, will take place on Friday May 4th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Founded by Cranford resident Sally Curci, the 7th annual showcase will feature “Music From the Decades” — with the cast set to ...