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Calvary Lutheran Church, Cranford

3C Worship: Coffee, Conversation and Communion

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2019 9:00am 01/20/2019 7:00pm America/New_York 3C Worship: Coffee, Conversation and Communion

A different worship experience. A conversational service - hear and talk about the Word of God. Hear about others' faith journeys and share your own. Everyone is welcome. Coffee and breakfast treats donated by Track 5 and Breadsmith.

108 Eastman Street Cranford, NJ 07016

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Union County Educational Services Partners with Plainfield to Include SLE Students in Internship Program

February 20, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Public Schools’ community internship program has expanded this year to include students participating in Structured Learning Experiences (SLEs) with Maschio’s Foods, the district’s food service provider, for breakfast and lunch. The program, now in its fifth year, is the result of collaboration with the Union County Educational Services ...

Letter: County Taxes ‘Out of Control’ Westfield Councilman Says

February 20, 2019

Editor's Note: The following is a response to a letter sent by Union County Freeholder Kim Mouded, who is also Westfield Resident.

Good Afternoon Freeholder Mouded:

To be clear, I am not asking for Union County to write Westfield a property tax check as I know this goes against current tax laws. What I am asking is simply that Union County credits us back this amount (or portion ...

Westfield Police Blotter: Vehicle Break-ins, DWI, Fraud & More

February 8, 2019

Jan. 24 at 9:58 p.m.

Westfield officers responded to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office to arrest Kiana Durrette, 40, of Plainfield, on an outstanding warrant out of the Westfield Municipal Court, police said. She also had an outstanding warrant out of the Plainfield Municipal Court, according to police. She was taken to headquarters, processed and placed in a cell in lieu of bail, ...

Union County Seeks Volunteers to Support Victims of Sexual Violence

February 21, 2019

The Union County Rape Crisis Center will offer a free training program for volunteer advocates to assist victims of sexual violence beginning April 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Training will be held at the Rape Crisis Center office in the Colleen Fraser Building, located at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield.

“Volunteers at the Rape Crisis Center ...

Opinion: New Jersey Must Leverage Public Health Expertise During Cannabis Discussion

February 20, 2019

The following is a guest op-ed authored by Westfield Regional Health Department Officer Megan Avallone, president of the New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials, along with New Jersey Society for Public Health President Linda Brown, New Jersey Environmental Health Association President Lynette Medeiros, and New Jersey Public Health Association President Paschal Nwako, in ...

10 Homes sold Feb. 10 - Feb. 17 in Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Cranford

Ten Homes Sold 2/10/19 thru  2/17/19 In Westfield Fanwood Cranford Mountainside and Scotch Plains. Here are the listings.

TOWN        ADDRESS                       STYLE    ...

Boneparth: When I Was Your Age

Last month, I wrote about inflation. Riveting stuff, I know. However, in that column I twice used the phrase, “When I was your age…”, a line that has been used by older generations the world over to express, often with disdain, how the times have changed. Then, it hit me like a double shot of espresso. I’ll likely find myself using the same expression on the young ...

Local News: Real Stories About Us

For a dozen years I was a news columnist at the state’s largest newspaper and in the decade prior to that, I was its editor in charge of all local news.

I semi-retired from that company in December and wrote a farewell column expressing gratitude for being able to make a living doing something I loved for more than 40 years.

In that continued spirit, here is my inaugural column for ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.

 

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining. It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us. 

Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Rivero: What Does NJ's New Minimum Wage Law Mean for You?

Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation that will raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.

The current minimum wage in New Jersey is $8.85 per hour. Under the new law, the base minimum wage for New Jersey workers will increase to $10 per hour on July 1, 2019. By Jan. 1, 2020, the statewide minimum wage will increase to $11 per hour, and then will increase by $1 per ...

Westfield Area YMCA Offers Free Friends Week For The Community

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Westfield Area YMCA is pleased to announce Friends Week. The month of February is American Heart Month!  Show a friend you care about them and their heart by inviting them to join you at the Y.

During the week of  Feb. 17 - 23, members and their friends can use the Main Y Facility and attend classes for free.  Get fit with a friend and enjoy a land or water ...

Vibes Tribe, LOL Club, More Boost Westfield Schools Culture of Kindness

WESTFIELD, NJ – On any given day throughout the school year, in any of the 10 schools in the Westfield Public School District, there are coat drives and food drives and collections of everyday items for communities in need.

There are Two Lunch Thursdays and Extra Lunch Wednesdays, where students bring an extra lunch and meet to make sandwiches, donating the lunches and sandwiches to food ...

Reward Offered for Pair of Parrots last Seen in Plainfield

The public is asked to be on the lookout for a pair of parrots last seen in Plainfield.

The bird with the blue front is known to have a vast vocabulary while her mate is more subdued, Denise, their owner said.

A reward for the parrots is being offered, Denise said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the birds is asked to contact Denise at 856-693-0690.

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...

Newark Police: Narcan Administered to School Bus Driver After Crash

February 20, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — City officials say Narcan was administered to the driver of a school bus that crashed into a tree Wednesday at 14th Avenue and Jones Street.  

Narcan is a brand name for the opioid overdose antidote naloxone.

Lisa Byrd, 57, was driving 12 children from 14th Avenue School when it crashed around 1:10 p.m., authorities said. Byrd, of Newark, is a driver from F & A ...