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Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

October 22, 2017

Elizabeth, NJ--While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder ...

Union Catholic's Makay Johnson Excels on Stage and on the Track

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Whether he’s on the stage or at a track and field meet, Makay Johnson is seemingly always doing something remarkable with his feet.

Johnson, a senior at Union Catholic, has a unique combination of speed and performing arts skills.

Last spring, Johnson ran 10.76 in the 100-meter dash at the Union County Championships to shatter the school record, won the 100 at the ...

The Countdown Has Begun for the 4th Annual IABX Independent Authors Book Expo

ROSELLE, NJ - Local authors from all over the New Jersey area will be coming together this coming Saturday, October 21, for the 4th Annual Independent Author’s Book Expo. 

The expo, created to help independent authors introduce their stories to mainstream audiences, includes workshops for aspiring authors, a children’s corner where kids can participate in fun crafts, ...

Bramnick Holds Q & A, Advises Cranford Residents Against 750 Walnut to Hire Legal Counsel

October 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) encouraged residents against high density housing developments to hire land use attorneys during Wednesday night’s forum.

Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. and Commissioners Mary O’Connor and Andis Kalnins joined approximately 40 Cranford residents in the private room of Kilkenny House to discuss the issue, namely Hartz Mountain’s ...

"A Beautiful Mind" Nobel Prize Winner is Honored by New Jersey Congressional Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced passage of her bill in the House to name a Princeton post office after scholar and pioneer, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr.  He is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize in Economics.

“Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. serves as a national ...

Police Identify Two Involved in Connection with Roselle Park High School Threats

October 20, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police say that they have responded to four separate instances of purported threats to the Roselle Park High School in the past two weeks. 

According to Lt. Manuel Jimenez, "Detectives have positively identified two of the people involved and appropriate charges have been filed. There are two incidents that are currently still under active ...

Do You Know What to Look for in Your Teens Room? See What You Don’t Know, It May Just Save Your Childs Life

ROSELLE, NJ - Are your teen's drug and alcohol-free? Some parents may say, “Oh no, not my child”, but do you know the signs? Do you know what to look for in your teen's room? 

Parents and even Grand Parents in Roselle showed up to see for themselves on Thursday evening how drug savvy they really are, as the experts set up a real live bedroom in the Abraham Clark ...

4th Annual IABX Independent Authors Book Expo Draws Crowd to Roselle

October 23, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Book lovers from all over came to Roselle on Saturday afternoon to pick up real treasures from local authors at the 4th Annual Independent Author’s Book Expo (IABX). 

The expo creates an atmosphere where independent authors introduce their stories to mainstream audiences. The event also included workshops for aspiring authors, a children’s corner for kids to ...

Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

Elizabeth, NJ--While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder ...

Neely Cemetery Haunts Roselle for a Fifth Season

ROSELLE, NJ - "Neely Cemetery” in Roselle is back for its fifth consecutive year haunting anyone who dares to visit. 

Located at 250 W. 7th Ave. in Roselle, Neely Cemetery has become what most people describe as one of the most “eerie” homes in the community. 

“We started doing a small display about 5 years ago, on a dare from a friend and it ...

Annual Taste of Elizabeth Draws Hundreds of Foodies to Dine on a Variety of Dishes

October 17, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ--The Rotary Club of Elizabeth, celebrating its 100 year of service to the greater Elizabeth community, held its annual Taste of Elizabeth XI on Monday evening at the Renaissance Hotel.

Over 30 restaurants, bakeries, food manufacturers and beverage vendors filled the exhibit space along with over 300 foodies from all over the Union County area.

Doug Harris, chairman of this ...

Bramnick Holds Q & A, Advises Cranford Residents Against 750 Walnut to Hire Legal Counsel

October 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) encouraged residents against high density housing developments to hire land use attorneys during Wednesday night’s forum.

Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. and Commissioners Mary O’Connor and Andis Kalnins joined approximately 40 Cranford residents in the private room of Kilkenny House to discuss the issue, namely Hartz Mountain’s ...

Former President Obama to visit Newark to campaign for Murphy

October 16, 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on behalf of Murphy is ...

Drug Prevention Walk to be Held on Saturday at Nomahegan Park in Cranford

October 18, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - A reminder to everyone come out and walk in the 18th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk being held this Saturday, at Nomahegan Park, 1024 Springfield Ave. in Cranford.

Prevention Links and the Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County are once again coordinating the event. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. with the “Red Ribbon Free Family Fun ...

Do You Know What to Look for in Your Teens Room? See What You Don’t Know, It May Just Save Your Childs Life

October 13, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Are your teen's drug and alcohol-free? Some parents may say, “Oh no, not my child”, but do you know the signs? Do you know what to look for in your teen's room? 

Parents and even Grand Parents in Roselle showed up to see for themselves on Thursday evening how drug savvy they really are, as the experts set up a real live bedroom in the Abraham Clark ...

Upcoming Events for Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary will be holding two upcoming events featuring a Health Fair and Pancake Breakfast.

The first event takes places at Roselle Borough Hall where the Rotary will be co-sponsoring a health fair on Saturday, October 21, from  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A variety of health professionals will be on hand for ...

Where To Find The Great Pumpkin And More This Halloween In The Garden State

October 23, 2017

NEW JERSEY - If Halloween plans are still up in the air, take heart. There is plenty to do this final weekend before October 31 whether Garden State residents want their pants scared off or want some family-friendly fun.

Haunted River Walk in Milltown - October 27 and October 28 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and $4 for seniors. Walk begins at the gazebo near ...

Union Catholic's Makay Johnson Excels on Stage and on the Track

October 17, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Whether he’s on the stage or at a track and field meet, Makay Johnson is seemingly always doing something remarkable with his feet.

Johnson, a senior at Union Catholic, has a unique combination of speed and performing arts skills.

Last spring, Johnson ran 10.76 in the 100-meter dash at the Union County Championships to shatter the school record, won the 100 at the ...

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Our Children, Our Community, Our Future

October 19, 2017

Dear Roselle Residents,

The School Board Election coming up on November 7 will help determine the course of our community for the next 30 years. Your vote will not only determine the educational path of our children, but it will also have implications for the financial stability of our families. In our conversations with parents and families, we are constantly asked our opinion of ...

No More Politics as Usual

A first-time candidate running to serve in the General Assembly for the 21st District, I am, quite simply, tired of politics as usual. I believe that with the right leadership, New Jersey can be a beacon of hope amidst a volatile political and economic landscape.

Born and raised in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, I eventually settled in ...

Solving Our Gun Violence Problem at the Polls

The loss of life in Las Vegas this week was even more tragic because it was preventable. In spite of what the gun lobby would like us to believe, we can and must make this country safe from gun violence. 

In 1996, a shooting spree in a gift shop in Tasmania left 35 people dead—the most deadly mass shooting in the country’s history. In the immediate aftermath, ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, October 24, 7:00 PM

Parish Community of St. Helen, Westfield

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer

Religions And Spirituality

Fri, October 27, 8:00 PM

CDC Theatre, Cranford

The Wild Party at CDC Theatre

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, October 28, 11:00 AM

Roselle Public Library, Roselle

Red Ribbon Celebration

Education

Upcoming Events for Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary

October 11, 2017

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary will be holding two upcoming events featuring a Health Fair and Pancake Breakfast.

The first event takes places at Roselle Borough Hall where the Rotary will be co-sponsoring a health fair on Saturday, October 21, from  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A variety of health professionals will be on hand for ...

Roselle Community Forum - “Hidden in Plain Sight” to be Held at Abraham Clark H.S.

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition along with officers from the Roselle Police Dept. host, “Hidden in Plain Sight” an exhibit and presentation centered around a teenager’s bedroom. 

The display will allow parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and other adults an opportunity to explore a teenager’s bedroom to see and identify drug ...

Union County Residents Walk for Recovery at 19th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk

October 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Approximately 200 participants walked in Saturday’s 19th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk in Nomahegan Park.

The walk was coordinated by Prevention Links and Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County and hosted by former Governor Jim McGreevey.

“We all know what’s happening in our communities and our nation,” McGreevey ...

Far Hills 97th Meeting Race Draws 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts

October 22, 2017

FAR HILLS, NJ - A mass of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed the small town of Far Hills yet again. The crowd arrived Saturday at Moorland Farms for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting adorned in their best fall attire.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to peek over the colorful trees, families, friends, and coworkers, ...

Roselle Park Police Blotter - September 29 thru October 10, 2017

October 11, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ -  September 29, at 11:33 p.m., Patrolman Dean Khallaf conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 2017 Nissan on Woodside Ave after being called to the area by a concerned resident. The vehicle was said to be parked and occupied for an extended period of time. 

The driver of the vehicle, Gary B. Pulgarin, age 27 from Roselle Park was found to be in possession of a ...

LaZare: Bringing Passion to Our Politics

October 19, 2017

Time was, New Jersey residents could at least count on their elected representatives to be good stewards of their funds they paid in taxes:  to maintain their roads, their obligations, and their air and water.  Those times are long gone.  For close to three decades, administrations of all political stripes have hedged here, and borrowed there, and put the state on a depressing ...

Annual Union County Youth Services Networking Conference Scheduled for Oct. 25 in Elizabeth

October 22, 2017

ELIZABETH--The 5th Annual Union County Youth Services Networking Conference will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at 80 West Grand Street in Elizabeth.

The annual networking conference is open to any Union County professional or organization working within the child services sector and offers attendees the opportunity to meet and ...

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard with Lauren Zigman

(Penguin Books, 2017)

 

Cake or death? If you are a fan of the British comic/actor Eddie Izzard, you probably own a teeshirt with a blue cupcake on it with one of Izzard's signature lines from his fabulous standup routines. To see Eddie Izzard in concert is an experience in hilarity that one ...

'Barefoot in the Park' take frothy look at newlyweds

‘Barefoot in the Park’ takes a frothy look at young newlyweds

By Liz Keill

CHATHAM, NJ – The Chatham Players has opened its 96th season with an early Neil Simon favorite, “Barefoot in the Park.”

Originally on Broadway in 1963 with Elizabeth Ashley and Robert Redford, the play became a popular movie with Redford and Jane Fonda.

In Chatham, we have Crystal ...