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In Westfield, Former NBA Star To Tell Story of Addiction, ‘Rebound’

September 24, 2018

Former NBA point guard Chris Herren struggled with addiction throughout his career, but has since recovered and is telling his story to audiences throughout the country.

Herren, who was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999, then traded to the Boston Celtics a year later, has made it his mission to educate youths on the dangers of substance abuse.

On Tuesday, he will do so in ...

Union County Celebrates First-Ever Countywide Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and the Freeholder Board held the first-ever Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway this weekend.  The Freeholders were joined by a number of local officials, including the Mayor of Rahway, Raymond Giaccobe Jr., and state officials in honoring five community activists for their outstanding ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Hosts 20th Annual Marching Band Festival

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Marching Band hosted its 20th Annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22. 

South Brunswick was the big winner of the evening and took home the mayors' trophy. Members of the Scotch Plains Fanwood marching band presented trophies to the winners in various categories.

The Festival included performances by ...

Police: Crossing Guard OK after Westfield Hit-And-Run

Thursday's pedestrian-involved crash is the third such incident to happen at the intersection since 2012.

WESTFIELD, NJ – A crossing guard hit by a car near Edison Intermediate School escaped serious injury Thursday morning in what has been a series of pedestrian-involved crashes at the intersection.

The driver of a black sedan ignored the guard’s signal to stop at ...

Union County's “Four Centuries in a Weekend,” Includes 3 Plainfield Sites

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County’s annual public heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History,” will take place on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from noon to 5:00 p.m.  The tour includes three sites in Plainfield:  duCret School of Art, the Drake House Museum, and the Quaker Meetinghouse.

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Westfield Wants to Be NJ's Most Biz-Friendly Town, Feds Help

WESTFIELD, NJ — The uniqueness of the town’s local shops was on display Tuesday as federal officials sought to highlight the benefits of government-backed loans for small business owners.

Nabig Sakr and Carmen Cascao, owners N&C Jewelers, have worked in Westfield for 40 years, the past four of them at their location on Quimby Street. In an age where legacy brick-and-mortar ...

Elizabeth Rotary to Hold 12th Annual “Taste of Elizabeth”

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Elizabeth will be celebrating 101 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, by featuring its unique annual food-tasting event, the “Taste of Elizabeth” on Monday, October 15, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1000 Spring Street in Elizabeth.

A record number of new restaurants and food vendors have joined this ...

In Clark, Chemical Reaction Sends Two Kerry Employees to Hospital

CLARK, NJ — Clark Police were the first to arrive on the scene of a reaction during a chemical process shortly before 3 a.m. on Tuesday that sent two Kerry employees to a nearby hospital, according to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa. 

Cerasa and his team assessed the scene upon arrival while the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad aided in the treatment of the Kerry workers at ...

Scenes from Fanny Wood Day

FANWOOD, NJ -- With bright sunshine and unexpectedly high temperatures, the 23rd Fanny Wood Day celebration attracted large crowds for the annual street fair showcasing the best of downtown Fanwood.

The festival attracts a wide variety of vendors and food trucks, while also providing the opportunity for local non-profit organizations to get the word out about their good ...

Keyanna Jones Becomes First African-American Woman President of Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary Club

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Keyanna Jones has quite an impressive resume, from being a member of the National Head Start Association to her talent as a Linguist. Among her many positions, she has become the first African-American Woman President of the Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park is a landmark accomplishment.

“I always want to be the change,” Jones said. “I ...

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