HEADLINE NEWS

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

It’s been a long 18 months in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ – The township of Hillside has just recently appointed its fourth business administrator…

Linden ESL learners building confidence all summer long

Linden ESL learners building confidence all summer long

LINDEN, NJ — For those students who are English language learners, the summer months can…

UCPAC to host third annual international film fest

UCPAC to host third annual international film fest

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Third Annual Rahway International Film Festival returns from Aug. 28…

‘I can’t tell you how great it is’

CLARK, NJ — Inside the Clark Recreation Department’s auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, Captain Jack…

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SPORTS

Former longtime Hillside assistant football coach Zappulla to be remembered during Sept. 26 home-opener vs. Rahway

Imagine doing something you love and cherish for more than 50 years? Wow! That was John Zappulla. He coached football and taught physical education at Hillside for half…

Hillside football preview: Comets seek to stretch field in their favor

HILLSIDE – With five wide receivers and a tight end in their spread offense mix, the Comets will seek to, “stretch the field with any one of their…

Roselle Park football preview: Panthers have momentum going into new season

Roselle Park football preview: Panthers have momentum going into new season

ROSELLE PARK – Although last season was not a playoff year like the previous two were for the Panthers, they did finish strong, winning their last three games…

Roselle Catholic Lion mascot Mosley a special sports supporter; 2015 grad will continue studies at Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pa.

Roselle Catholic Lion mascot Mosley a special sports supporter; 2015 grad will continue studies at Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pa.

The final game wearing your high school uniform is usually an emotional one for every student-athlete. Even if that uniform is The RC Lion mascot suit. Andre Mosley…

Union County’s top senior, college-bound football players ranked here; Cranford’s Penn State-commit Fries, QB Schetelich among Top 15

Two of the top senior football players in Union County for 2015 are both playing for Cranford. You have lineman Will Fries, who two months ago gave Penn…

New Rahway head football coach Russo seeks to guide Indians to many big victories; Was at helm of Woodbridge from 2003-2011

One of Brian Russo’s biggest wins as a head coach took place in Union County six years ago. The Woodbridge native and 1996 Woodbridge High School graduate guided…

ARTS / EVENTS

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…

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…

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UNION

Union Board of Education selects replacement for vacated seat

UNION, NJ – After vetting four candidates for a vacant seat, Union Board of Education members have chosen Jeffrey Monge to serve for the remainder of the…

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

UCPAC’s International Film Festival returns Aug. 28

UCPAC’s International Film Festival returns Aug. 28

RAHWAY, NJ — The Third Annual Rahway International Film Festival returns from Aug. 28 to 30, at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts. This year’s lineup…

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

A new graduate

A new graduate

SPRINGFIELD, NJ  — A student walks away from the podium after receiving his diploma during the Commencement Exercises at Jonathan Dayton High School on Monday, June 22.…

SUMMIT

Court gives Overlook go ahead on helipad

SUMMIT, NJ  — A three-judge panel ruled to allow a restricted-use helipad at Summit’s Overlook Medical Center, a designated stroke center where regional patients requiring special care…