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New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

June 15, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

Pride Flag Rises in Front of Town Hall, Will Remain for the Month of June

June 15, 2019

CRANFORD - At Tuesday night's Township Committee Meeting, the Commissioners issued a proclamation declaring June as Pride Month. 

Ms. Ms. Nikki Savino Mulcahy of Cranford High School and the Cranford High School Diversity Council presented Mayor Patrick Giblin a Pride Flag which he said he would give to the Department of Public Works to hang in front of Town Hall Wednesday ...

Someone Bought a $10,000 Lottery Prize Winning Ticket in Westfield. Was it You?

June 5, 2019

IWESTFIELD, NJ – If you bought a lottery ticket at the Central Avenue Amoco gas station, you could be in luck.

A $10,000 prize winning lottery ticket was purchased at the gas station convenience store at 421 Central Ave., the New Jersey Lottery Commission announced. The ticket was one of three prizewinning tickets sold for the Tuesday lottery drawing that matched four of the five white ...

Imagine Leadership Council Meets for Annual Meeting

June 15, 2019

Imagine Leadership Council Members assemble for their annual meeting Friday morning, April 26th at Imagine. These community leaders lend their expertise and support to Imagine’s mission and play a key role in our success. Pictured L-R John Toriello, Imagine Board Chair, Westfield; Jordan Glatt, Summit; Keith S. Hertell, Westfield; Assemblyman Jon Bramnick; Senator Tom Kean; Barbara Neal, ...

Sorry Board of Education It’s just too late now

June 11, 2019

The ongoing teachers contract dispute with the Berkeley Heights Board of Education has produced some very unfortunate feelings in our community. Among these are anger, hostility, resentment and a general sense of playing hard ball. But perhaps the most traumatic consequence of the staunch stance by the Board is the general feeling of a lack of respect for teachers by the Board. Regardless of if ...