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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.…

Hillside man charged with attempted murder in connection with shooting at fraternity house in Hillside

ELIZABETH — A Hillside man has been charged with first-degree attempted murder in connection with a shooting at a fraternity house last month, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace…

IN THE TOWNS

Union County Freeholders offer climate change talk at Trailside on Oct. 9

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that Professor Anthony J.…

‘Just say no’ not enough anymore

UNION COUNTY — New Jersey lawmakers stepped to the plate last week in a bipartisan…

No parking at Kean

No parking at Kean

UNION COUNTY — Although enrollment may be down at Kean University, it has not made it…

NYC man shot dead in Elizabeth, police still seeking information

UNION COUNTY — The shooting death of a New York City man in Elizabeth Tuesday…




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SPORTS

Winning streaks on line for Hilltopppers in big football game at Cranford; Both Raritan Division teams 3-0, among best in county

Summit has won 27 straight games. The Hilltoppers have also won 48 consecutive regular season matchups. Cranford is out to end both streaks this week. Both are off…

Are we on a 7-0 at 8-0 collision course? Linden, Elizabeth football off to 3-0 starts

Are we on a 7-0 at 8-0 collison course regarding the Linden and Elizabeth football teams? Both are off to 3-0 starts after Friday night wins – Linden…

Union football gains confidence with bounce back victory at Franklin; kickoff return for TD by Adams the winning margin

The Union football team did the best thing it could do entering last Friday night’s Mid-State 38 Conference-Delaware Division clash at Franklin. That was to forget about the…

Linden football 2-0 for first time since 2009; Phipps rushes for 216 yards, scores 3 TDs

Linden football 2-0 for first time since 2009; Phipps rushes for 216 yards, scores 3 TDs

LINDEN – Executing the game plan, staying disciplined and showing improvement by game’s end were basic goals the Linden Tigers sought during Saturday’s home-opener at Cooper Field. It…

Dayton football wins home-opener, tops Bound Brook 16-7

Dayton football wins home-opener, tops Bound Brook 16-7

SPRINGFIELD – After suffering a tough setback in their season-opener, the Dayton Bulldogs knew their next effort needed to be ratcheted up if they were to come out…

CORRECTED new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference

CORRECTED new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference

Here is the corrected new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. I erroneously printed the wrong alignment over the summer and earlier in…

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

Two drop out of Union BOE race

UNION – Although seven newcomers signed up to run for the Union board of education race against two incumbents, that number dropped to five last week. Newcomer…

CRANFORD

‘This can’t be real’

CRANFORD — There was a time when Lynn, 44, of Cranford, lived a normal life in this sleepy river town of 23,000, but not anymore. That was a…

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 animal control issues leave multiple towns ‘scrambling’

LINDEN — The decision by Linden to tear down its dilapidated animal control shelter and build a new one has left five towns that contract for this…

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

Despite judges order, residents allege it’s business as usual

ROSELLE PARK – Even though a Superior Court Judge shut down an illegal fitness business in early June, residents living in the West Clay Avenue area claim…

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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