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12 men charged with eight Essex County murders

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force, working with other law enforcement partners, have charged 12…

Pulaski Skyway to be closed in both directions on Saturday

TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Transportation officials have issued a reminder for motorists that the Pulaski Skyway will be closed in both directions on Saturday to perform…

NJDOT to replace bridge deck on Route 22 over Burke Parkway in Union

TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Transportation officials recently announced a project to replace the bridge deck of Route 22 over Burke Parkway in Union. The project will…

Elizabeth man charged with aggravated manslaughter and death by auto in accident involving death of East Orange motorist

ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man has been arrested and charged with being responsible for leading police on a vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash that took the…

Grand Jury returns indictments against nine men involved with Elizabeth dog fighting ring

ELIZABETH — A Union County grand jury has returned indictments against nine men involved with a dog fighting ring in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park…

48 Charged in Essex County Takedown

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that 48 individuals, including one juvenile, were arrested as part of a major takedown following the execution of six search…

Six crime family members, including top New Jersey Capo, plead guilty in ‘Operation Heat’

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that six members of the New York-based Lucchese crime family – including a ruling boss in New York and…

Man convicted for 2010 robbery and murder in Plainfield is sentenced to 30 years in state prison

PLAINFIELD — One of two defendants convicted of being responsible for the 2010 robbery and murder of a Plainfield taxi driver has been sentenced to 30 years in…

IN THE TOWNS

Candidate raises concerns over BOE selection process

UNION, NJ  — As a school board ad hoc committee this week prepared to publicly…

Celgene to purchase vacant Merck & Co. property in Summit

Celgene to purchase vacant Merck & Co. property in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — For Summit, the wait is finally over. After spending nearly two years in…

Court rules Kean violated Open Public Meeting law

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A superior court judge recently ruled that Kean University taking 94 business…

Judge denies Lesniak intervention

UNION COUNTY, NJ — An 11th hour effort by Democrat State Sen. Ray Lesniak and a…

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SPORTS

Union County All-Stars defeated in Snapple Bowl at Kean; Linden’s Phipps, Roselle Park’s Gonzalez rush for TDs

Union County All-Stars defeated in Snapple Bowl at Kean; Linden’s Phipps, Roselle Park’s Gonzalez rush for TDs

UNION – There’s always a price to pay when attempting to win one of these all-star games. To say that the Middlesex County squad had the right fee…

Union County All-Stars, led by Linden’s Kyle Phipps, out to win first Snapple Bowl since 2011

The last time Kyle Phipps played in a football game he helped lead Linden to its first state championship in 29 years. The next time, which will be…

Linden’s Dolbrice earns MVP honor in annual North-South All-Star Football Game

UNION – Pretty standard football discussion includes arguments about what offense to run or what defense to be in. But what about special teams? That part of the…

New Linden football coach Chiola seeks to keep Tigers on top; Moves up from offensive coordinator position

New Linden football coach Chiola seeks to keep Tigers on top; Moves up from offensive coordinator position

Now that the bar has been set about as high as it can go, Albert Chiola has the challenge in front of him of making sure Linden football…

Oak Knoll comes back to edge Summit to claim its first girls’ lacrosse TOC title; North Jersey, Group 1 state champ Royals cap 23-2 season

Oak Knoll comes back to edge Summit to claim its first girls’ lacrosse TOC title; North Jersey, Group 1 state champ Royals cap 23-2 season

UNION – With the game, the tournament and the season – post state championship contests – on the line, Oak Knoll standout sophomore Ali Baiocco was not finished. Not…

GL baseball bests Bernards 10-4 to win Group 2 state championship; Highlanders sparked by WP Belfer and Falk’s HR, 4 RBI

GL baseball bests Bernards 10-4 to win Group 2 state championship; Highlanders sparked by WP Belfer and Falk’s HR, 4 RBI

TOMS RIVER – You can say that everything is okay in Berkeley Heights today, June 6. That’s because the high school’s baseball team won a state championship, beating…

ARTS / EVENTS

UHSPAC nominated for 16 Rising Star awards

UHSPAC nominated for 16 Rising Star awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For over twenty years, the Paper Mill Playhouse has been honoring excellence in high school theater throughout…

Fanwood poetry series to feature internationally acclaimed poet Gerald Stern on May 19

Fanwood poetry series to feature internationally acclaimed poet Gerald Stern on May 19

FANWOOD – The Carriage House Poetry Series in Fanwood has invited the public to attend a poetry reading by Gerald Stern…

Masterwork Chorus to perform in Summit with finalist in Music Director search

Masterwork Chorus to perform in Summit with finalist in Music Director search

SUMMIT — The Masterwork Chorus continues its search for a new music director with the performance of Resounding Joy at 8 p.m. on…

Annual Doll & Tea event on May 3 at Hetfield House in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE – The Mountainside Restoration Committee will host its annual Tea event on Sunday, May 3, with seatings at 1 and 2:30…

Union Rotary Club to host annual Speech Contest Dinner on June 10

Union Rotary Club to host annual Speech Contest Dinner on June 10

UNION — On Wednesday, June 10, The Rotary Club of Union will be hosting its annual Eloquence Soiree at the Galloping…

Brangaccio to present pastels at Swain Galleries in May

PLAINFIELD — “Pastel Perspectives III” is part three of Nancy Brangaccio’s ongoing series of interior still life pastels. Her solo show at…

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UNION

Union Board of Education member resigns; replacement is sought

UNION, NJ  – Richard Galante abruptly resigned from his seat on the school board recently, saying little more than he was too busy to serve because of…

CRANFORD

Cranford canoe and foot races kick off July 4th festivities

Cranford canoe and foot races kick off July 4th festivities

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford residents trickled into the the docks behind the Cranford Canoe Club in small groups discussing race strategies and strapping on orange life vests. The…

KENILWORTH

Boy Scout Troop 83 beautifies library for Earth Day

Boy Scout Troop 83 beautifies library for Earth Day

KENILWORTH — For Earth Day, Kenilworth Boy Scout Troop 83 cleaned up Kenilworth Public Library. They cleaned out leaves and weeds and put down new mulch. The…

LINDEN

Two men charged in Linden homicide

LINDEN, NJ — Authorities investigating the shooting of Linden resident James Garner on Thursday, June 25, have charged Aziz Howard, 35, of Carteret, and James Gilford 20,…

RAHWAY

County details Rahway park upgrades

RAHWAY, NJ — Last week the county unveiled the proposed design plans for the upgrade and expansion of the sports area in Rahway River Park. However, those opposed…

ROSELLE PARK

Roselle Park doctor pleads guilty to illegally distributing oxycodone by writing fraudulent prescriptions

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that a medical doctor from Union County pleaded guilty today to illegally distributing the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone. He…

SPRINGFIELD

Springfield resident who owns home health care agency in Linden admits fraud, bribery and other charges

NEWARK – The owner of a home health agency admitted on Tuesday her role in a $7 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and engage in bribery, money laundering,…

SUMMIT

Summit Fire Department tackles blaze

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Fire Department responded to an office building at 57 Union Place after a report of a chimney fire was received at 3:39…