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Item 2019-04-19 Union County - Due to the anticipated rain in the forecast for Saturday and the impact it would have on safety and planned activities, the Family Fun Day at Warinanco Park in Roselle will be postponed to a later date soon to be announced.

Item 2019-04-19 Matt McIntyre became a mangling monster at the plate, especially when he blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Westfield High School baseball team a 5-4 lead that held up in a victory over the Union Farmers in Westfield on April 18. Pitcher Mike Carlone tossed a six-inning four-hitter and was relieved by MJ Catanzaro, who slammed the door in the seventh inning. Read entire story in the April 25 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times.

Item 2019-04-18 Westfield - The Chansonettes of Westfield are ready to begin their 2019 celebration of women in song tour. The concert, entitled "Girls, Girls Girls" will be performed between May 5 and May 15 will begin with a performance at Arbor Terrace in Westfield followed by stops at Atria Senior Living in Cranford, Winchester Gardens in Maplewood and Cranford Senior Housing. The all female chorus will perform favorites old and new including, "I Enjoy Being a Girl"; "Broadway Ladies", a medley; "Second Hand Rose" and "Nine to Five". The Chansonettes, in existence for 70 years, performs a holiday concert series every December and a spring concert series each May. The women rehearse once a week on Wednesday nights at the Presbyterian Church on Mountain Avenue in Westfield, under the direction of Jean Schork and accompanied by Mel Freda. The group is happy to welcome new voices: 1st Soprano, 2nd Soprano and Alto. Anyone needing more information regarding joining the group or booking a future concert may call co-vice-president of the group, Amy Herrington at 908-578-3588.

Item 2019-04-18 The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School baseball team got the shot in the arm that it desperately needed when Willy Gale plopped a single into shallow center to score Ricky Lopez with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers, 4-3, in Scotch Plains on April 17. Pitcher Mike Urbano tossed eight strong innings and Pat Cuccurullo had three hits and two RBI. Read entire story in the April 25 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

Item 2019-04-18 Mountainside - Restoration Committees MRC Estate Sales division will be conducting an Estate Sale to raise funds for the maintenance and restoration of the historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House and Levi Cory House. The estate sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27 from 10am 3pm at 363 Cherry Hill Road in Mountainside (numbers distribution will begin at 9:00am). Stop by early for best selection and support the efforts to preserve Mountainsides history. This estate sale is full of beautiful mid-century furniture from an estate of residents who resided in the home for 50 years. Truly a 1960's time capsule, the mid-century modern furniture includes two dining tables, set of 6 chairs, sideboard and coffee table. A pair of rope chair, ottoman, pottery, exotic and African artwork are also available. There is variety of quality audio electronics including a Blaupunkt Bakelite radio, Garrard, etc. In addition, a Laboval microscope, cameras, a large metal lathe, tools, scientific books, and many more miscellaneous items are available.

Item 2019-04-18 County - The Union County Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. will present its highest national award The Sojourner Truth Award to Sylvia R. Hicks for her meritorious service to the community. Ms. Hicks has received many awards for her involvement in the community for the major role she has played in the lives of the Scotch Plains residents. In January 2017, she received the Martin Luther King Plaque this award is given to a community member who best exemplifies the ideals of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She will receive the award with other community leaders and six scholarship recipients on April 27, 2019 at The Westwood, North Ave. Garwood, NJ, at 12:00pm., during the club's 47th Annual Founders' Day Luncheon.The National Director of Membership Annie R. Lucas will present the award to Ms. Sylvia R. Hicks. Sheila R. Greenwood is the local club's president. For ticket information, call (908)754-3895.

Item 2019-04-17 Westfield - As part of the Towns recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro announced that the Police Department will host an Autism Family Day on Saturday, April 27, from 11:00-1:00. Joined by the Westfield Fire Department and Rescue Squad, the WPD will provide this open house format for residents on the autism spectrum and their families. Emergency vehicles will be on display, and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments and interact with officers in an informal, approachable environment. The April 27 event at the Police Station will be held rain or shine.

Item 2019-04-17 The Cranford High School baseball team went a game up in the Union County Conference Watchung Division by defeating the Governor Livingston Highlanders, 7-4, at Memorial Field in Cranford on April 16. The Highlanders entered the game with a 7-0 overall record and were 4-0 in the conference, while the Cougars entered with a 5-1 overall record and 4-0 in the conference. Aidan Plick whacked a key three-run triple and Jake DeClerico "de-clouted" a two run homer for the Cougars. Jake Van Dam pitched 5.1 innings and Kevin Donovan relieved to squash a Highlander rally in the sixth. See entire story in the April 25 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

Item 2019-04-15 Garwood - There will be two informal town hall style meetings held on Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, May 7th at Lincoln School to discuss the potential purchase of a ladder truck for the Garwood Fire Department. Both meetings will begin at 7pm with a presentation, then it will be open to questions and comments from members of the public. Fire Chief Allan Tweedle, Assistant Fire Chief John Scalzadonna, Councilman/Fire Commissioner Rich McCormack, and Mayor Sara Todisco will lead these informational meetings. Please come to this meeting to learn more information about this important topic, ask your questions, and share your opinions. The Garwood Fire Department is an all volunteer department, which has proudly served Garwood since its founding in 1903.

Item 2019-04-13 MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- On Monday, May 27th, Mountainside will sponsor a Memorial Day Ceremony followed by a parade honoring those who have died in our nations service. The ceremony will take place at 11:30am at the Veterans flagpole monument on Constitution Plaza (in front of the Library). Upon conclusion of the ceremony, Veterans, Scouts, Rotary Club, Rescue Squad, Fire Department, Police and community groups will parade toward Deerfield School. The parade will proceed from Constitution Plaza up to Bridle Path to Wood Valley Road to Central Avenue, ending in Deerfield School parking lot. It is expected to end @12:30pm. The Grand Marshal of Mountainsides parade will be Eugene (Gene) Bland. Eugene was deployed to Japan and Pusan, South Korea. He served 18 months as Crew Member of the 80th Heavy Tank Battalion in support of Marines with artillery. Eugene was awarded the Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal for his service in the 80th Tank Battalion. Eugene is a life member of the Mountainside VFW Post 10136 and serves as Post Member. The Mountainside Memorial Day Parade Committee is comprised of individuals representing the VFW, Mayor and Borough Council, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Rotary Club, Local Businesses, Fire Department, Police Department, Rescue Squad and others. These groups came together to bring a fitting Memorial Day event to the town of Mountainside as an honor to our own brave citizens who have fought and sacrificed in wars so that we can enjoy the many freedoms that Mountainsiders enjoy. The Committee hopes that citizens come out in force to show their appreciation for our Veterans as we memorialize our heroes in this way. For further information about the parade, please contact Deanna Andre at (908) 244-4111.

Item 2019-04-11 The Cranford High School baseball team got the best of the visiting Westfield Blue Devils, 9-5, at Memorial Field on April 9. Jamie Shriner went 3-for-3 and scored three times, Aidan Plick ripped a three-run double and Mike Murphy whacked a bases-loaded triple for the Cougars. Sean Flynn went 3-for-3, scored three runs and was hit by a pitch for the Blue Devils. Pitcher Mike Carlone struck out six batters in a row, while retiring 10 of 11 batters. Read entire story in the April 18 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

Item 2019-04-11 Morgan Heim and Ava Manfra each blasted a solo home run and pitcher Morrigan Gardiner tossed a three-hitter, while walking two and striking out eight, as the Cranford High School softball team defeated AL Johnson, 6-1, in Clark on April 10. Gardiner also went 3-for-4 at the plate. Johnson Crusader Victoria Zatko earned her 100th career hit and scored the only run. Read entire story in the April 18 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

Item 2019-04-10 Westfield - WHS Students to Hold Candlelight Vigil for Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson; Vigil for Derrick Nelson Wednesday night at the high school. From: Mary Ann Mcgann

Item 2019-04-10 Westfield - High School Students to Hold Candlelight Vigil for Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson A candlelight vigil for Westfield High School principal Dr. Derrick Nelson who passed away on April 7 will be held on Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 8:15 p.m. in front of the high school at 550 Dorian Road. The vigil is being organized by the WHS Student Government Association (SGA) with the assistance of the WHS Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO).

Item 2019-04-10 Scotch Plains - The New Jersey Forest Fire Service (NJFFS), a unit of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry will conduct a prescribed burn of approximately 3 acres in what is known as the Red Hill section of Union Countys Ash Brook Reservation in Scotch Plains. The area is located between Raritan Road and Martine Avenue. The fire will last approximately two hours. While no date or time has yet been set for the burn since it is weather dependent, once a date is known, it will be posted on the Countys webpage

Item 2019-04-10 SCOTCH PLAINS - Funeral arrangements for Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson are: visitation, Monday, April 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, April 16, from 10 to 11 a.m., at St. John's Baptist Church, 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains. The funeral will be held Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church.

Item 2019-04-10 Cranford - The Cranford High School Booster Club will be hosting its second annual wiffle ball tournament on May 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at Orange Avenue School. Teams will be comprised of three to five players Cost per team is $150. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Karyn Delmour at or register online at Thanks!!! Michele Charney-Hulse

Item 2019-04-09 Westfield - The 84th Annual Westfield Childrens Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Westfield, will be held this Saturday April 13th, at the Mindowaskin Park playground at 1:00PM.

Item 2019-04-09 Westfield - Letter from Superintendent of Schools: It is with profound sadness and great difficulty that I announce Westfield High School principal Dr. Derrick Nelson died last night. Dr. Nelson touched us all with his kindness, compassion, integrity, and endlessly positive attitude. We hold him and his family in our hearts as we grieve this loss together and I know you join me in granting his family the privacy they have requested. We understand how distressing this news is to students, staff, and parents. Beginning tomorrow, April 9, at 8 a.m., counseling will be available at Westfield High School for students. The district website also has a number of resources available for coping with loss, including Coping with the Death of a Friend and The Dos and Donts of Talking with a Child about Death. When funeral arrangements are made available, I will communicate them to you. by Dr. Dolan

Item 2019-04-09 WESTFIELD -- A candlelight vigil for Westfield High School principal Dr. Derrick Nelson, who passed away on April 7, will be held on Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 8:15 p.m. in front of the high school at 550 Dorian Road. The vigil is being organized by the WHS Student Government Association (SGA) with the assistance of the WHS Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO).

Item 2019-04-08 Scotch Plains - Announce Green Team Events in Celebration of Earth Day. See information visit or call 908-322-6700 ext. 314

Item 2019-04-08 Roselle Park - is celebrating its 14th Annual Seniors American Brunch on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 12:00 3:00 p.m. at the Casano Community Center. The Seniors American Brunch is an opportunity to shine a light on many important issues and trends. More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They are taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. They expect to continue to live their lives to the fullest, and they are insisting on changes that make that possible. This event is a perfect occasion to recognize and celebrate what getting older looks like today. The Seniors American Brunch is FREE and will feature live entertainment by the James Dean Orchestras who will sing, make you dance, and laugh. Brunch will be served during the event. The Casano Community Center is located at 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ 07204. Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invites seniors 55 and over to join in the festivities! To participate, sponsor or for more information, please call the Casano Community Center Director Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

Item 2019-04-07 Mountainside - The new Village Shop located in the Mountainside Restoration Committees Levi Cory House announces special Spring opening hours. The Shop will be open on Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13; and Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Levi Cory House officially opened to the public in December, 2018. The circa 1818 Levi Cory House which was moved to Constitution Plaza five years ago was originally located at the corner of New Providence Road and Mountain Avenue. The Village Shop serves as a fund raiser for the continued restoration of the Levi Cory House and maintenance of the Deacon Andrew Hetfield House. The Shop has been restocked with hundreds of new items for gift-giving, home dcor, jewelry, antique and vintage items, furniture pieces and many interesting items and curiosities. The Levi Cory House and Deacon Andrew Hetfield House are located at Constitution Plaza (Watchung Ave., off Birch Hill Rd.) adjacent to the Mountainside Library. For further information, please call (908)789-9420; or, go to:

Item 2019-04-05 Westfield - The Optimist Club of Westfield will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a dinner on Friday, April 26 at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield. Chartered in 1989 as a chapter of Optimist International, it is dedicated to being a friend of youth. The Westfield Chapter has served through service projects, community activities, grants, support for needy families, and academic programs, competitions and awards. The Westfield chapter also sponsors a Junior Optimist Club at Westfield High School whose members volunteers for community service projects. In 1989, the Optimist Club established Project Graduation BASH for Westfield High School. The event has provided a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment for seniors to celebrate their graduation. Since 1990, over 2,500 holiday food baskets have been distributed to families in need. Members have supported Habitat for Humanity in Plainfield and Perth Amboy. The Club sponsored the Westfield Halloween Haunted House organizes the annual Halloween Parade. The Thom Hornish Youth Volunteer Award is presented to a Westfield High School student who demonstrates outstanding volunteerism and the Intermediate School Teacher Awards are presented to teachers Intermediate Schools to recognize the nobility of the teaching profession. The club has sponsored many academic competitions in the Westfield Schools including the Intermediate School Oratorical Contest, student attendance at the Congressional Seminar, Eagle Scout projects, elementary school Hands-On-Science Programs, the intermediate school Night Place, the Recreation Department Teen Center, Haunted House, 5K Fun Run and the Childrens Family Night New Years Eve Celebration. For additional information please contact

Item 2019-04-05 The Westfield High School boys lacrosse team defeated Rumson-Fair Haven, 12-7, on "Senior Day" at Gary Kehler Stadium in Westfield on April 4. Senior attacker Devon McLane scored five goals and added three assists to break the All-Time WHS career scoring record. Read entire story in the April 11 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

Item 2019-04-03 The Cranford High School baseball team pulled off a successful squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to sting the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders, 5-4, in the season opener at Memorial Field in Cranford on April 2. Both teams exercised crafty "Small Ball" techniques to earn their runs. Read entire story in the April 11 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

Item 2019-04-03 Joe Meola laid down a perfect squeeze bunt as Aidan Plick came zooming home in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Cranford High School baseball team a 6-5 victory over the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders in the season opener at Memorial Field in Cranford on April 2. Both teams manufactured several runs via "Small Ball". Read entire story in the April 11 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times -- In a previous note, the score was incorrectly recorded as 5-4.

Item 2019-04-01 The Westfield High School boys lacrosse team defeated rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 17-7, at Kehler Stadium in Westfield on March 29. Senior Devon McLane fired in eight goals and senior CJ Duffy celebrated his birthday one day late with three goals. Anthony Porter scored three goals for the Raiders. Read entire story in the April 4 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

Item 2019-04-01 The Cranford High School boys lacrosse team defeated St. John Vianney, 10-6, at Memorial Field in Cranford on March 30. Senior Conor Halpin won 16 of 18 face-offs and added three goals and an assist in the victory. Dante Cassaro fired in three goals and added a pair of assists. Read entire story in the April 4 edition of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

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