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Guns, ammunition, cocaine, molly, cash seized following UCPO narcotics investigation

UNION COUNTY — Two men were arrested — one after he attempted to flee out of a third-story window of a building in Newark — and multiple firearms and significant quantities of…

Essex County man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for Hillside carjacking

NEWARK —An Essex County man was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for a carjacking that occurred in December 2012 in Union County, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Larry…

Elizabeth man, 2 others indicted on 1st degree conspiracy and money laundering charges for allegedly stealing more than $700,000 in counterfeit check scheme

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that three people were indicted today on first-degree charges of conspiracy and money laundering for allegedly stealing $700,000 from various…

New Jersey to fund Union County Schools in FY 2016 at over $640 million

TRENTON — The Christie Administration released state school-aid figures for fiscal year 2016 that again exceed last year with total school aid earmarked at over $12.7 billion, the…

Gateway Chamber honors local businesses at 103rd Annual Dinner Meeting

ELIZABETH — The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce recently honored three local businesses and a local chamber of commerce at its 103rd Annual Dinner Meeting, held earlier this…

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs cites 19 unlicensed movers following undercover sting operation

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is citing 19 unlicensed moving companies with violating state law, and assessing civil penalties of up to $2,500 each,…

Former Roselle mayor admits to insurance fraud

ROSELLE — A former mayor of Roselle has admitted to committing insurance fraud in connection with a motor vehicle accident that took place a little more than four years ago,…

Three drug investigations yield four arrests, seizures of heroin, guns

UNION COUNTY — Three separate narcotics investigations taking place during the last week have resulted in four arrests and the seizure of two firearms and quantities of heroin, acting Union…

IN THE TOWNS

Summit Fire Department responds to house fire on Dale Drive

SUMMIT — The Summit Fire Department reported that units responded yesterday to a structure fire on…

State report cards offer one view of performance in county schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Education recently released the 2013-2014 school performance…

New, pending legislation could update PARCC testing mandates

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although it may be the 11th hour before PARCC testing begins in…

Stender’s ‘Coastal Habitat’ under fire

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although state assemblywoman Linden Stender admitted last week her husband received help…


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SPORTS

Union standout junior wrestler Brown works overtime to attain goal of reaching Atlantic City for first time; Places third at heavyweight in Region 3

After what Union standout David Brown went through on the mat last weekend he needed plenty of rest to be prepared for his first trip to Atlantic City.…

Livingston lifts Linden boys’ basketball to UCT championship; Pours in team- and tied for game-high 21 points, including game-winning basket

UNION – Sometimes heart, will, physicality and determination – important things that don’t show up in the scoring agate – turn out to be more important than blocks,…

The Patrick School holds on to thwart Westfield 45-43 to capture its first UCT championship; Celtics receive 14 points from Williams, Powell

UNION – When you get to the championship game of a basketball tournament you want to see the teams battle right until the very end. An attempt at…

UCT girls’ basketball semifinals set; Top 4 seeds made it

CLARK – If the Westfield girls’ basketball team wants to reach the county championship game for the first time in seven years, the Blue Devils will have to…

UCT basketball quarterfinals information here; Girls’ Feb. 20, Boys’ Feb. 21

The basketball Union County Tournaments continue this weekend, with quarterfinal action ready to get under way. The girls’ will go Friday, Feb. 20 at Rahway and at Johnson,…

Updated boys’, girls’ basketball UCT information here for week of Feb. 16

Here is the updated information for the boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournaments, which continue this week: 79TH BOYS’ BASKETBALL UCT   SEEDS: 1-Roselle Catholic. 2-Patrick School. 3-Linden.…

ARTS / EVENTS

American Idol icon Bo Bice to front Blood, Sweat & Tears at UCPAC on March 20

American Idol icon Bo Bice to front Blood, Sweat & Tears at UCPAC on March 20

RAHWAY — American Idol’s Bo Bice will front a rare, New Jersey appearance by the 3-time Grammy-winning jazz-rock ensemble, Blood, Sweat & Tears…

Wharton Music Center 2015 Gala to feature acclaimed violinist Yevgeny Kutik

Wharton Music Center 2015 Gala to feature acclaimed violinist Yevgeny Kutik

NEW PROVIDENCE —Wharton Music Center will celebrate its 2015 Playathon Music Fest Gala and Concert on Saturday, March 7 at the…

Skulski Art Gallery to present Dammont and Bogdanski photo exhibits beginning March 6

CLARK — The Skulski Art Gallery of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, will present again the photographic works by Frederick Dammont…

“New Jersey isn’t Boring” art exhibit to open at Arts Guild NJ on March 22

RAHWAY — Arts Guild New Jersey will be presenting New Jersey Isn’t Boring — curated by Cyd Katz-Seidel creator of NewJerseyIsntBoring.com —from March 22 to April…

Bee Colony Crises lecture to be held at Trailside on March 3

MOUTAINSIDE – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a lecture for adults, 18 years and older, on the bee…

Casano Center to hold annual Irish Luncheon on March 7

ROSELLE PARK — The Casano Community Center of Roselle Park will be holding their annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, sponsored by the Roselle Park…

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UNION

Roselle’s Holley sworn in as newest member of General Assembly

TRENTON – Former Roselle mayor Jamel Holley received the oath of office from Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Monday to become a member of the New Jersey…

CRANFORD

Barbara Gaba of Union County College to receive Educational Excellence Award from National Council of Negro Women

Barbara Gaba of Union County College to receive Educational Excellence Award from National Council of Negro Women

CRANFORD – Barbara Gaba  has been chosen by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Greater Elizabeth Area Section, to be a recipient of the Prestige Recognition Award, “NCNW…

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 to receive $200,000 in Safe Routes to School funding from NJ DOT

LINDEN — New Jersey Safe Routes to School, a statewide initiative to enable students to safely walk and bicycle to school, will be providing $200,000 to Linden for…

RAHWAY

Union County College to offer courses at UCPAC in the heart of downtown Rahway

CRANFORD – Union County College has established a location at the Union County Performing Arts Center in the heart of downtown Rahway. This new facility expands their ability to…

ROSELLE PARK

Doctor arrested on charges he conspired to illegally distribute thousands of highly addictive oxycodone pills

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that a medical doctor from Union County has been arrested on charges he conspired with a drug dealer and…

SPRINGFIELD

Junior League to bring community groups together for ‘Kids For Kids,’ a children’s volunteer event

MILLBURN — Community groups are joining forces in Millburn next month for a children’s volunteering event to help youngsters in need. ‘Kids For Kids,’ organized by the Junior…

SUMMIT

Oak Knoll School faculty packs ‘Sustainable Lunch Bags’ for Bridges Outreach

Oak Knoll School faculty packs ‘Sustainable Lunch Bags’ for Bridges Outreach

SUMMIT — Continuing Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child’s tradition of dedication to service, Upper School faculty members packed 156 sustainable lunch bags for Bridges Outreach last…