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Police investigating teenager shot in Linden

LINDEN — A teenager shot in Linden last month died Sunday, Dec. 7, from his injuries and his death is being investigated as a homicide, according to acting…

After struggle, Union Police catch suspected robber

UNION — At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, Union Police officers responded to the Buy Rite Liquor Store, located at 1448 Morris Ave., after two men…

Proposals rolled out for third round of federal Sandy Recovery Funds

TRENTON — The Christie Administration announced that it is proposing to spend $501.9 million in federal disaster recovery funds to include completing repairs on all eligible Sandy-damaged homes remaining…

Four relatives indicted on first-degree drug charges for allegedly operating drug mill in their Elizabeth house

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that four family members were indicted today on first-degree drug charges for allegedly operating a heroin and cocaine mill in…

President to visit Union for fundraising event; police expect traffic nightmare

President to visit Union for fundraising event; police expect traffic nightmare

UNION – Township police are preparing for a brief visit by President Barack Obama late Wednesday afternoon, which is expected to create a traffic nightmare not only for…

Union County considers moving jail population to Hudson County

UNION COUNTY – The county has been negotiating a shared services deal with Hudson County that would permanently move the prisoner population lock, stock and barrel to that…

Union County College Board agrees to look at Oak Ridge Park as possible site for new athletic field

Editor’s note: The following story is an update to a previously posted story concerning Union County College’s plans to build a new athletic field. The original story can…

Army Corps holds flood info session

Army Corps holds flood info session

CRANFORD – Anyone hinging all their hopes on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solving the flooding woes in the Rahway River basin better not hold their breath.…

IN THE TOWNS

County EMS earns top honors

County EMS earns top honors

UNION COUNTY — the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the Union…

Paper Mill to present ‘autistic-friendly’ performance of ‘Elf’

Paper Mill Playhouse will present an autism-friendly performance for its holiday musical, “Elf.” The performance…

Panel discusses quality of life in Roselle

Panel discusses quality of life in Roselle

UNION COUNTY — The United Way of Greater Union County, the Borough of Roselle, and…

Linden man charged with staging car accidents, witness tampering

LINDEN — Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Office of the Insurance Fraud…

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SPORTS

Gridiron teams make history in 2014; Long time coming for Linden, Roselle

Gridiron teams make history in 2014; Long time coming for Linden, Roselle

There were plenty of team achievements – for the first time in a long time – concerning Union County football in 2014.   Here are a few:  …

Roselle Park girls’ tennis team turned in another fine season; Panthers posted winning mark of 11-9

Roselle Park girls’ tennis team turned in another fine season; Panthers posted winning mark of 11-9

The Roselle Park girls’ tennis team turned in another fine season in 2014, fashioning a winning record of 11-9. The Panthers also posted a winning record in the…

Linden football captures first state championship – and only 2nd overall – since 1985; Tigers top neighborhood rival Elizabeth 27-20 to capture North 2, Group 5 for first time

Linden football captures first state championship – and only 2nd overall – since 1985; Tigers top neighborhood rival Elizabeth 27-20 to capture North 2, Group 5 for first time

EAST RUTHERFORD – Juwan Dolbrice never returned a kickoff for a touchdown this season. He picked the absolute best time to do it – with just over two…

Cranford football falls in North 2, Group 3 final; Christiano, Schetelich score on long runs

Cranford football falls in North 2, Group 3 final; Christiano, Schetelich score on long runs

EAST RUTHERFORD – Behind the running of incredibly shifty diminutive senior tailback Angelo Gallego, the poise of freshman braces-wearing quarterback Nick Verducci and two big first-half plays by…

GL baseball players Frohman, Lynch, Tedesco, Zucker to continue playing in college; Quartet seek to lead Highlanders to great success in 2015

GL baseball players Frohman, Lynch, Tedesco, Zucker to continue playing in college; Quartet seek to lead Highlanders to great success in 2015

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - One of these years it’s going to work out for the Highlanders. It almost did last year. You see, the Governor Livingston baseball team has…

Linden, Cranford, Elizabeth football all 1 win away from capturing state championships; 3 Union County teams will be playing at MetLife Stadium

Linden, Cranford, Elizabeth football all 1 win away from capturing state championships; 3 Union County teams will be playing at MetLife Stadium

Just think, instead of the Giants or Jets playing at MetLife Stadium this Sunday at 1 p.m. it will be the Cranford Cougars. Make that the – 11-0…

ARTS / EVENTS

I’m a believer! The Monkees rock NJPAC

I’m a believer! The Monkees rock NJPAC

Call it a harbinger of happiness or maybe just a nice omen, but when I and thousands of other true believers…

The Monkees are coming to town

The Monkees are coming to town

The year is 2014 and The Monkees are returning to New Jersey. The legendary pop-rock pioneers of the music-television format will…

Paper Mill presents a thoroughly enjoyable ‘South Pacific’

MILLBURN – If you would like to travel back through time and space and land on a balmy tropical island in the…

Spring Fishing Flea Market to be held in Rahway on March 22

RAHWAY — On Saturday, March 22, the Rahway Spring Fishing Flea Market will celebrate their 18th year at St. Thomas Church…

Livingston Symphony Orchestra to perform ‘A Salute to Women Composers on March 22; Union Cellist Janis Kaplan will be appearing with the orchestra

LIVINGSTON — On Saturday, March 22 the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, led by its internationally acclaimed Principal Conductor and Music Director Istvan…

Special Olympics New Jersey athletes to be honored at New Jersey Devils game on March 8

NEWARK – To celebrate the upcoming 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, the New Jersey Devils are hosting local athletes from Special…

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UNION

Rotary Club of Union lights homes, streets and township

UNION — The Rotary Club of Union has begun a new program this year —selling luminaries. Luminaries are an age-old tradition where a candle is nestled in sand at the…

CRANFORD

Fundraiser set for 8-year-old brain cancer victim at Trinity Church in Cranford

Fundraiser set for 8-year-old brain cancer victim at Trinity Church in Cranford

Trinity Episcopal Church, 119 Forest Ave., in Cranford, is holding a bake sale fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. to help pay medical expenses for…

KENILWORTH

Red Knot Gastro Pub is Kenilworth’s best kept secret, but not for long

KENILWORTH – Just a year after opening, the Red Knot Gastro Pub is making a name for itself, even though it is not easy to find. Located…

LINDEN

Linden BOE honors student’s paralympics achievements

LINDEN — At the Nov. 25 Linden Board of Education meeting, Matthew Tohon was recognized and honored for his achievements as the 2014 USA Paralympics All American…

RAHWAY

Roosevelt School families attend Family Reading Night at Rahway Library

Roosevelt School families attend Family Reading Night at Rahway Library

RAHWAY — On March 10, Roosevelt School Families in Rahway attended the Annual Family Reading Night at Rahway Public Library. The evening began with Superintendent of Schools Edward…

ROSELLE PARK

Roselle Park SID ready to ‘Shop in the District’ with new program set to launch

ROSELLE PARK — A new program designed to reward local residents and help businesses within the Roselle Park Special Improvement District is on the launching pad. The…

SPRINGFIELD

Residents lash out against BOE zoning application

SPRINGFIELD – The board of education will face a formidable force Tuesday night when they head to the zoning board seeking to rezone a 9.6-acre parcel of…

SUMMIT

NJDOT gives Atlantic Health license to operate ‘helistop’ at Overlook

NJDOT gives Atlantic Health license to operate ‘helistop’ at Overlook

SUMMIT – Despite a judge and a zoning board telling Atlantic Health System, Inc. they could not install a helipad on the roof of Overlook Hospital, the…

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