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Town of Westfield Named in New Addams Tavern Lawsuit

January 12, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield has been named in a new civil complaint filed by Tarta Luna Properties, LLC, regarding 115 Elm St., the building housing Addams Tavern, Councilman Sam Della Fera told the town council during its conference meeting Tuesday night.

“There had been litigation ongoing for some time that, as we know, delayed the opening of Addams Tavern,” ...

Take a Delicious Break for Social Justice on Martin Luther King Day - Celebrate Again in June

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Four local organizations will “pay it forward” to produce a community experience that will be remembered and enjoyed by all. The participants are Mara’s Café and Bakery, Social Justice Matters, Inc. (SJM), a local grass-roots organization, “Voices from the Margins,” a Scotch Plains Public Library book group engaged in ...

The Coffee Box Grand Opening in Plainfield Attracts Locals and Beyond

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Neither snow nor wintry weather could stop the crowd that turned out on Saturday, Jan. 7th for the grand opening of Plainfield's newest business, The Coffee Box.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Mayor Adrian Mapp and city officials from the Economic Development Division, as well as Council members, Cory Storch, Bridget Rivers and Rebecca Williams.

The ...

Plainfield YMCA Suggests Tips for Keeping Those Resolutions

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The calendar changed from December to January less than a week ago, so how are you doing on those New Year's resolutions?  The Plainfield YMCA, like you, knows there is a thrill in the promise of a new year that's full of potential, that provides a chance to start fresh.  It's also a perfect opportunity to resolve to strengthen one’s spirit, mind and ...

As New Brunswick Changes, the Corner Tavern Remains

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Vinnie Inzano has tended bar at the Corner Tavern since 1976, when his father bought the watering hole. He’ll probably continue tending bar there until it either closes or, only slightly less imaginable, a catastrophe wipes New Brunswick off the map.

At the intersection of Easton Avenue and Somerset Street, the Corner Tavern has welcomed travelers from the train ...

French Silk Fudge

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Need a homemade treat for a holiday gathering--in a hurry? French Silk Fudge might be your new go-to recipe. Fudge is a welcome change from the usual Yuletide dessert parade of gingerbread, sugar cookie cutouts and fruitcake, and this microwaveable recipe is an easy way to whip up an impressive dessert with minimal fuss.

French Silk Fudge

2 cups superfine ...

Gerry Cooney Hosts Party for At-Risk Youth in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's own Gerry Cooney, Nick's Pizza, and Rocko's Ice Cream this week co-hosted a holiday party for 33 young people at Youth Consultation Service (YCS), where the boxing legend has taught pugilistic and life skills for more than a decade.

"I grew up in a dysfunctional family." said Cooney, who famously battled then-undefeated Larry Holmes for the ...

Holiday Cookie Palooza: Pecan Fingers

Pecan Fingers are another cookie made by our family only at Christmastime. Be sure to dip them once while they are hot, and then sift sugar over them again when they are cool.

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

In ...

Cookie Palooza: Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Beautifully decorated sugar cookie cutouts are a Christmas tradition, and many folks have a favorite sugar cookie recipe. But how many bakers can say their recipe originated in Germany more than a century ago?

Amelia Zastrow brought this recipe when she emigrated from Germany to Wisconsin in 1883. She passed it down to her daughter and granddaughter, and now, her ...

Cookie Palooza: Anna Hess's Date & Nut Bars

PLAINFIELD, NJ – This toothy, tasty cookie comes to us from the turn of the 20th century.  Anna Hess was born in 1882 of German immigrant parents.  She was an excellent cook who attacked the kitchen in a no-frills, meat and potatoes sort of way.  Even her cookies commanded attention:  dried fruit, nuts, solid ingredients that reflected her strength – and ...

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Youth Group Hosts Brunch Bash to Support Summer Service Project Trip

January 9, 2017

SIXTEEN13 Youth Group of Willow Grove Presbyterian Church will host a Brunch Bash on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The admission of $9 per person will support this summer’s mission trip. Admission is $5 for children ages 8 years old and under.  Open seating is available for any size group.  Advanced registration is ...

Youth Group Hosts Brunch Bash to Support Summer Service Project Trip

January 9, 2017

SIXTEEN13 Youth Group of Willow Grove Presbyterian Church will host a Brunch Bash on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The admission of $9 per person will support this summer’s mission trip. Admission is $5 for children ages 8 years old and under.  Open seating is available for any size group.  Advanced registration is ...