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By BRITTANY O'NEILLFebruary 22, 2018
SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris), have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world.
“Our heroes at home and abroad need our help to stay warm and comfortable,” said ...
By PATRICIA TRENCHAK FEENEYFebruary 22, 2018
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - At the Borough Council meeting Tuesday night, Councilwoman Christine Faustini announced plans to build an inclusive playground in Willow Park funded by the South Plainfield Library. Asking for the support of her fellow council members, Faustini described the project details. The inclusive playground is set to be installed behind the Library in Willow ...
By JACKIE LIEBERMANFebruary 21, 2018
WESTFIELD, NJ — Soloists from the New York Metropolitan Opera and beyond will join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra to present the opera “Madama Butterfly,” Puccini’s enduring tale of love, honor, betrayal and sacrifice on March 3, at 7 p.m. in Westfield
The concert will be presented with supertitles, costumes, staging and design by Maria ...
By VICTORIA CARUSOFebruary 21, 2018
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Joseph Kelly, a senior at South Plainfield High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 207, is seeking the community’s help to see his Eagle Scout project come to fruition.
Kelly is looking to compile a ‘wall of fame’ honoring the men and women who have served as honorary grand marshals of the borough’s Labor Day Parade since 1961. The ...
By VICTORIA CARUSOFebruary 20, 2018
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The lazy, hazy days of summer may feel a long way off – around 100 but who's counting – but in the Borough of South Plainfield, plans are already under way for the opening of the community pool.
At the borough’s Jan. 8 meeting, the council voted 5-0 in favor of over a dozen resolutions, including setting pool fees for the ...
By ROD HIRSCHFebruary 20, 2018
SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jerome Luiz Gonzalez, a devoted father, artist, author and the heart and soul of the burgeoning downtown arts community, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 17 pursuing another one of his passions, competing in an endurance race in North Carolina.
A 1992 graduate of Somerville High School and a resident of Bridgewater, he was 44.
The obituary provided by Cusick Funeral Home, ...
By MAUREEN BERZOKFebruary 20, 2018
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the midst of a media firestorm today, Dr. Victor Valeski, East Brunswick Superintendent of Schools, fielded questions from local and national journalists regarding the placement of armed police officers inside each of the district's K-12 buildings. The move seemed to many as a "knee-jerk" reaction to the fear generated by the massacre of ...