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

September 19, 2018

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 ...

O'Johnnie's Owner Set to Retire; Future of Clark Landmark Uncertain

CLARK, NJ - After 41 years of owning O'Johnnie's, Jerry Bertekap has decided to retire.   He is looking forward to sunnier days fishing, boating and relaxing on the beaches of Florida with his wife.  

Bertekap said a non-refundable deposit was accepted and his retirement and legal transfer of the business will take place by the end of this ...

Thailand Restaurant in Clark Set to Reopen

CLARK, NJ – Thailand Restaurant fans might be surprised to hear their favorite restaurant is making a comeback of sorts.  The restaurant is slotted to reopen soon under the new ownership of Sunti Pansa-Ad and Arunee Tsui. 

Acquaintances of the former owners, the new duo plan to keep the name and serve the same type of cuisine.  According to Pansa-Ad, the new menu will be a ...

Family Promise, Overlook Partner for Fourth Annual Community Day & Health Fair Sept. 8

SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in Union. 

Volunteers from Family Promise, Overlook Community ...

Garry Pastore, Scotch Plains Native and HBO’s 'Deuce' Actor, Will Attend NJ Golden Door Film Festival with Two Films

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Actor Garry Pastore portrays NYPD Detective John Belson in the new film Sarah Q, directed by John Gallagher. Sarah Q will make its World Premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City during the weekend of September 21. This film is the third collaboration between Pastore and writer/director Gallagher.

Additionally, Pastore is in ...

Warinanco Pet Parade Garners Enthusiastic 'Appaws'

ROSELLE, NJ - People and pups alike gathered at Warinanco Sports Center this past  Saturday for the first-ever Warinanco Pet Parade, where canine talent from across Union County competed in multiple contests and enjoyed the admiration of dozens of dog lovers.

From “Waggiest Walk” to “Prettiest Puppy” and “Smallest Dog,” owners and their furry companions ...

Union County Narcotics Investigation Yields Seizure of Two Kilos of Heroin

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is ...

Union County Meets With Mayor Bonaccorso to Discuss Reservoir Dredging

CLARK, NJ - The local reservoir has been a source of beauty to many and a cause of heartache to others throughout the town’s history.    The wildlife, the views, the debris, the flooding, they are all part of the ups and downs of life along a waterway. 

Mayor Bonaccorso hopes to bring more joy and less hardship from the reservoir to residents of Clark.  At a ...

Cranford High School Student Running 5th Annual School Supply Drive

CRANFORD, NJ - Daniel Serna is a Cranford High School student running his fifth annual school supply drive to benefit children whose families are served by Homefirst in Plainfield. Area residents can drop off new school supplies in the donation box at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue through August 15th.

Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services provides ...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Flash Flood Warning in Effect for Union County for Friday Evening

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Union County area until 10 p.m. Friday evening. Along with that storm and Flash Flood warning has also been issued until 6 p.m. 

The Weather Service reports that winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm.

“Torrential rainfall can occur with this ...

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