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Westfield Friends Honor Black History Month with a One Woman Show

Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau Credits: Pinterest

Come enjoy "The Mystery in Black History” on February 15 at 7 p.m. at the Westfield Memorial Library, an original production written by actress Lisa Fleming.

Fleming, portraying Marie Laveau, a free person of color and a Voodoo Queen, will take the audience on a Mardi Gras type parade including hints of jazz, so much a part of the roots of the New Orleans. We’ll learn about the birth of New Orleans, the Battle of 1811 revolt, the rich history of the French Quarter, Congo Square and the Treme Neighborhood.

This free program is open to all members of the community, registration required. To sign up, please go online at, Calendar, February and select Lisa Flemming presents "The Mystery in Black History” or contact the library at 908-789-4090, option 0.

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Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

The Day After

Some years ago, the United Nations held the International Summit on Sustainable Development, here in Johannesburg. The Summit was a great success. One wonders, though, whether all the wonderful decisions and resolutions that were adopted were ever implemented. In other words, were they themselves sustainable?

Good ideas and worthwhile projects are suggested regularly. The question is, do they ...

How to Stay Connected to Your Partner After a Newborn

March 11, 2018

Life changes instantly once we have a newborn.  It is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences a couple can have. It brings joy and a newfound commitment to the relationship and now to a family of three. Grandparents, family and friends are eager to get involved with helping and visiting. Responsibilities increase, expenses increase and privacy decreases. Our routine ...

St. John’s Baptist Church in Scotch Plains Welcomes A New Pastor

March 19, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Reverend Shawn T. Wallace, Sr. has been appointed to St. John’s Baptist Church (2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains), as the new senior pastor.  

Reverend Wallace comes from Peoples Missionary Baptist Church of Newark, where he served as pastor for 13 years. He began his ministry at the age of 19, when he responded to the voice of God and submitted his ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, March 20, 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Free “Organic Vegetable Gardening” Presentation

Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden


Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Sun, March 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

The Displaced Persons Camp Experience

Religions And Spirituality