Principal Promoted

LINDEN — Diana Braisted, principal of Joseph E. Soehl Middle School, has been promoted to become Superintendent of Schools Rocco Tomazic’s top deputy.

Summer Theater Program To Perform Grease

CRANFORD—For over 25 years, Community Actors Student Theatre (C.A.S.T.) has held its summer programs at the David Brearley High School in Kenilworth. So when board member/producer/director Karyn Mack of the community-based program for students heard that the Kenilworth school was not available this summer, a moment of panic ensued.

Whose Side Are Cops On?

A gun-toting Crips gang member with past criminal convictions on charges that include aggravated assault, robbery, and unlawful possession of a handgun was allowed to walk away by Elizabeth police after he misrepresented himself as a law enforcement officer by showing them a handgun strapped to his ankle.