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Storm collapses Trader Joe’s in Westfield

Storm collapses Trader Joe’s in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s has announced that its Westfield location, which suffered a collapsed roof during Winter Storm Jonas on Saturday, Jan. 27, will reopen, which might be…

OPINION: Student lives matter

EDITORIAL Sen. Ray Lesniak likes to say that his door is always open to address any concerns of his constituents, but his door was decidedly closed when about…

Bank in Union Center robbed on Wednesday

UNION —Members of the Union Police Department responded to Chase Bank at 1224 Stuyvesant Ave. at 3:03 p.m. yesterday on a report of a bank robbery. Officers on…

OPINION: Welcome to the club

EDITORIAL At Kean University, a coalition of ministers is calling for the resignation of University President Dawood Farahi due to what has been described as a “culture of…

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…

IN THE TOWNS

Local app is connecting Summit residents to Summit businesses

Local app is connecting Summit residents to Summit businesses

  SUMMIT — When a Google search sends Summit residents on a 15-mile trek for…

Hetfield House to host Colonial Dinner, Feb. 26

Hetfield House to host Colonial Dinner, Feb. 26

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — An authentic 18th-century five-course Colonial dinner will be held at 7 p.m.…

One-seat ride still a struggle in progress for hopeful Raritan Valley Rail Coalition

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A new video by the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition featuring Westfield, Fanwood…

Service fair draws record crowd

Service fair draws record crowd

ELIZABETH, NJ — Record crowds lined up at St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth…

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SPORTS

Summit girls’ basketball comes back to top visiting Scotch Plains; Osmulski leads charge on Seniors Night

Summit girls’ basketball comes back to top visiting Scotch Plains; Osmulski leads charge on Seniors Night

SUMMIT – A critical part of Summit’s offense is, naturally, getting the ball inside to tall senior center Cassidy O’Malley. In addition to her strong ability to haul…

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball win features present coach coaching against player he coached for 4 years at RC; Lions down Needham, Mass. – coached by former RC standout Sheehy – 44-31

In a game that featured the host coach coaching against one of his former standout players, the Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball team turned back Needham, Mass. 44-31 Sunday,…

Wrestlers who placed 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th at UCT right here

The following are the third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place finishers at the 41st annual wrestling Union County Tournament held Jan. 16 at Union High School. 2016 UCT WRESTLING…

Union wrestlers show solid improvement, place 4th in UCT; Cranford repeats as champions

Union wrestlers show solid improvement, place 4th in UCT; Cranford repeats as champions

UNION – There was no surprise at all at the way Cranford dominated the 41st annual wrestling Union County Tournament that was contested all day Saturday at Union…

Union girls’ basketball team produces 2nd 3-game winning streak for 6-4 start; Chain, Bonaparte come up big vs. Cranford

So far, through the team’s first 10 games, the Union girls’ basketball team has proven to be right there against division opponents. In another four weeks the Farmers…

Linden boys’ basketball tops Westfield in competitive clash between state-ranked undefeated squads; Senior forward Phelps leads Tigers with 24 points, 15 rebounds

UNION – What appeared like a mismatch of sorts at the onset turned into a pretty competitive boys’ basketball game between undefeated teams ranked among the best in…

ARTS / EVENTS

‘Bubble Trouble’ at UCPAC on Jan. 10

‘Bubble Trouble’ at UCPAC on Jan. 10

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A sensory-friendly performance of “Bubble Trouble” comes to the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center…

Rock festival will be ‘an incredible weekend’

Rock festival will be ‘an incredible weekend’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The summer of 2015 may be winding down but it is definitely not going away quietly. Billing itself…

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…

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UNION

At age 79, model with Union roots seeks to inspire

At age 79, model with Union roots seeks to inspire

UNION, NJ — Back in the 1960s, Louise Diane — who now lives in Florida — operated a modeling agency on Morris Avenue, near Union center, a critical…

CRANFORD

Cranford to offer full-day kindergarten

CRANFORD, NJ — For the first time ever, the Cranford school district will be hosting full-day kindergarten classes during the 2016-17 school year, an upgrade which was…

KENILWORTH

Mayor-elect talks about future of Kenilworth

KENILWORTH, NJ — Throughout the next four years, and perhaps beyond, Kenilworth residents who dial 9-1-1 and ask for the local fire department should prepare for a…

LINDEN

Linden first-graders learn about finances with reward-based, in-class currency system

Linden first-graders learn about finances with reward-based, in-class currency system

LINDEN, NJ — At her desk, Malia Small, a first-grader at Linden School No. 5, counts the $2 in plastic money she’s recently earned. In class, Small has…

RAHWAY

Work begins at Rahway River Park

Work begins at Rahway River Park

RAHWAY, NJ — Construction on a controversial, $5 million sports renovation project began last month at the heart of Rahway River Park, where a spectator arena with…

ROSELLE PARK

Councilwoman abruptly resigns, unresigns due to ‘Christmas’ event

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – At the Dec. 3 meeting of the borough council, Roselle Park Councilwoman-at-large Charlene Storey was reportedly not too happy following a 4-2 vote…

SPRINGFIELD

Springfield man pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A Springfield man admitted his role in a scheme that used bogus records and unqualified home health aides to defraud Medicare out of $7…

SUMMIT

New Summit mayor wants input from community

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit Mayor Nora Radest has wasted no time in getting her message out to constituents: If you have a concern, large or small, I’m…