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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.…

Back room deal alleged in recent political flier as primary looms in Linden; claims are denied as nothing but lies

LINDEN – The three-way primary race for mayor has been anything but calm, but last week Councilman Derek Armstead, the True Democrats For Change Candidate running for mayor…

Mother of murder suspect suing county

UNION COUNTY — Just a few months after a murder suspect was found dead in his county jail cell, his mother filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit against…

Lake Surprise in Watchung Reservation to be drained in early June, dam to be replaced during a yearlong project

The state of New Jersey has issued the necessary permits to move forward with the construction of a new dam at Lake Surprise in the Watchung Reservation, the…

Cranford man sentenced to 63 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse

NEWARK — A Cranford man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.…

IN THE TOWNS

How about a little ‘roundtable’ discussion?

How about a little ‘roundtable’ discussion?

UNION COUNTY — Kean is no stranger to controversy in recent years, and yet it still…

Mayors Council reports progress in flood abatement efforts for the Rahway River

By Yael Katzwer, Managing Editor West Orange Chronicle UNION COUNTY — The long slog to implement a flood…

Elizabeth schools superintendent selected for DC ConnectED trip

ELIZABETH — The White House and the U.S. Department of Education selected Olga Hugelmeyer, superintendent…

Are school districts ready for PARCC?

UNION COUNTY — PARCC testing is launching this spring regardless of the angst and financial impact…

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SPORTS

Linden, Cranford football to play their state championship games at MetLife Stadium; Tigers to battle Elizabeth in N2, G5 and Cougars to clash with Parsippany Hills in N2, G3

For the first time, the Linden and Cranford football teams will be playing for a state championship in East Rutherford. Both Union County Mid-State 38 Conference division winners…

Roselle Catholic McQueen sisters accomplished athletes and students; Volleyball and soccer players getting ready for basketball season

Roselle Catholic McQueen sisters accomplished athletes and students; Volleyball and soccer players getting ready for basketball season

When Tyara McQueen hit the back of the net and assisted on two other goals in a state tournament victory, her sister and schoolmate, Tyffani McQueen, wasn’t one…

Roselle football falls to Delaware Valley in CJ, G2 semis; Hairston throws TD pass to Pendleton, Canady rushes for a score

ROSELLE – While the home team was just 24 minutes away from playing in a state championship game for the first time in 24 years, it was the…

Linden football reaches first state championship game since 1985; Tigers hold on to defeat Westfield 14-6 in North 2, Group 5 semifinals

Linden football reaches first state championship game since 1985; Tigers hold on to defeat Westfield 14-6 in North 2, Group 5 semifinals

LINDEN – With playmakers such as Kyle Phipps and Juwan Dolbrice, Linden can score from anywhere on the field at any time. Sometimes it’s all that’s needed. In…

Linden, Cranford, Summit, Roselle will host sectional semifinals; All are 1 win away from playing for a championship

Linden, Cranford, Summit, Roselle will host sectional semifinals; All are 1 win away from playing for a championship

For the first time in awhile, four Union County football teams are one home win away from playing for championships. Those schools will be Linden and Cranford on…

Summit football comes back twice to thwart playoff upset bid by 4-5 Morris Hills; Option pass thrown by Helmer to Bonomo is game-winning TD

Summit football comes back twice to thwart playoff upset bid by 4-5 Morris Hills; Option pass thrown by Helmer to Bonomo is game-winning TD

SUMMIT – Just because a team comes to town with a record under .500 it doesn’t mean that the game will be easy. Summit found that out Saturday…

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

In ongoing Merck property battle, judge reserves judgement until later date

In ongoing Merck property battle, judge reserves judgement until later date

UNION – Although a private developer, who spent a year working on a deal to buy Merck’s property fronting Morris Avenue, went back to court last week…

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 veteran recalls the day he ‘got off the plane’ in Vietnam, 1968

Linden veteran recalls the day he ‘got off the plane’ in Vietnam, 1968

LINDEN — In 1968, America was a wounded nation. These wounds ran deep as the country tried to understand and cope with the Vietnam War and three summers…

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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