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Somerville Grieves Over Death of Jerome Gonzalez, a Modern-Day Renaissance Man

February 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, ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of February 19: Girls Basketball Senior Night and Springfield’s Rich Black History

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Tuesday night is Senior Night for the girls varsity basketball team.  The five seniors on this 18-3 Bulldogs’ team are Captains Amanda Lau and Nicolette Angelo, Melanie Schickler, Zoe Frei, and Gabriella Petruzzella.

Thursday night at the Chisholm Community Center is a program that introduces “The Square”.  The specific program ties into ...

Scotch Plains Filmmaker Selected for Garden State Film Festival

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Chris Neptune's Magic, directed by Scotch Plains resident Adam Chinoy, will screen at the 2018 Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park on Saturday, March 24, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Berkeley Hotel Kingsley Ballroom. The 16th annual film festival runs from March 22-25, 2018.

Chinoy, who turns 35 in May, describes ...

Smithereens Bandmates Reunite and Play Show Honoring Scotch Plains Music Legend Pat DiNizio

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two of the founding members of the Smithereens reunited at New Brunswick's Court Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 3, to pay tribute to the late Pat DiNizio, the band’s lead singer, who died in December.

The concert, titled “Blood & Roses: The Court Tavern Memorial Tribute to Pat DiNizio,” featured 15 of the alternative band’s hits from over the ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of February 12: UCT Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments, Weinberg in Individual Tournament of Champions

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The week includes a Board of Education meeting and a Township Committee meeting. 

Jonathan Dayton girls basketball plays a first round game against Summit High School in the first round of the Union County Tournament.  The game will be played at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Jonathan Dayton High School.

Senior Evan Weinberg competes in the state’s Individual ...

JCC’s Youth Community Theater Group in Scotch Plains Presents Shrek The Musical

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey’s Youth Community Theater Group, now celebrating its 10th year, will present Shrek The Musical on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m.  All performances are at Terrill Middle School, 1301 Terrill ...

Scotch Plains Weighing Options to Honor Hometown Hero Pat DiNizio

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is looking at several different ways to honor native son Pat DiNizio, the local music legend who rose to fame with his band, The Smithereens, during the 1980s.

DiNizio, who died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, was proud of his roots in the community and was a 2015 inductee into the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Hall ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of January 29: Expanded Recycling Saturday & NJPAC’s Books on the Move Sunday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Saturday, Springfield Township offers expanded recycling at the Municipal Pool from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Drop-off for electronics (monitors, TVs, computers, cell phones), metals (appliances, grills, stoves, fencing), and vegetative Yard Waste (leaves, grass, branches). The DPW will assist residents place the items in dumpsters and proof of Springfield residency/ID is ...

Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael's 'TBAY Comedy Night' on March 3 in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael will host "TBAY Comedy Night: featuring Uncle Floyd and Friends on Saturday night March 3. 

All are invited to attend the event, which takes place on Saturday night March 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael for a night of fun featuring Uncle Floyd and Friends. 

The event takes place at Temple Beth Ahm ...

Champions of Magic Coming to Rahway for Sunday Show at Union County Performing Arts Center

RAHWAY, NJ - World class Illusionists, the Champions of Magic, are set to perform 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.

The show is part of the Sensory Friendly Theatre series sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“Sensory Friendly Theatre offers a welcoming, non-judgmental space for children with autism and other ...

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Summit's Temple Sinai Debuts 'Lunch & Learn' Events Beginning Mar. 4

February 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai in Summit will host a series of 'Lunch and Learn' events beginning March 4. The informative and interactive events include:

Is Forgiveness Really Necessary? - Sunday, March 4, from 1:45 - 3 p.m.

An animated clip called “Landlord” from Hanan Harchol’s “Jewish Food for Thought” series will inspire a discussion on ...