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Third suspect charged in connection with Elizabeth robbery-turned-murderW

ELIZABETH — A third suspect has been identified, arrested, and charged in connection with an attempted robbery that resulted in the death of a Brooklyn man in Elizabeth last fall,…

NY man admits participating in armed robberies of electronic stores in NJ

TRENTON – A New York man admitted on Monday, Jan. 26 to participating in armed robberies of electronics stores in New Jersey, including armed robberies in Linden, Paramus, and Woodbridge,…

NJ Transit announces full system wide cross-honoring in advance of winter storm

NEWARK — NJ Transit operations, customer service and police personnel are taking steps to minimize delays, and ensure service reliability and safety due to the approaching winter storm. All…

Former production manager at New Jersey City University sentenced to prison for embezzling $87,587

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that the former production manager for the Music, Dance and Theater Department at New Jersey City University was sentenced to…

Elizabeth man convicted of murdering wife

ELIZABETH — A Union County jury has convicted an Elizabeth man of murdering his wife a little more than three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced…

Three more individuals charged with filing false applications for Superstorm Sandy relief funds; 23 charged since March 2014

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that three additional individuals were charged criminally today with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. …

Medical device manager sentenced to prison for scheme to defraud hospitals of $800,000

TRENTON – A regional manager selling medical devices to hospitals for Integra LifeSciences Corp. of Plainsboro, New Jersey, was sentenced to prison today for his role in a scheme to…

State Comptroller investigation questions $1.5 million spent by Union County on Union County Alliance, a non-profit agency

TRENTON — The New Jersey State Comptroller’s office released a report today concerning an investigation which found that Union County paid in excess of $1.5 million over a four-year period to a non-profit agency…

IN THE TOWNS

Dreamcatcher presents the New Jersey premiere of The Most Deserving from Feb. 12 to March 1

Dreamcatcher presents the New Jersey premiere of  The Most Deserving from Feb. 12 to March 1

SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theater in Residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is producing…

 “Kicking and Swearing Festival of 1-Acts” features 18 new plays at UCPAC from Feb. 2 to 8

RAHWAY —  Winter storm alerts got you down? Lace up your culture boots and jump into…

Mountainside library annouces February run of Tuesday Night Movies

MOUNTAINSIDE — The public is invited to Tuesday Night Movies in the Community Room at Mountainside…

CDC to present Speed the Plow in Cranford from Feb. 6 to 21

CDC to present Speed the Plow in Cranford from Feb. 6 to 21

CRANFORD — Speed The Plow, written by the celebrated American  playwright David Mamet, opens on Feb.…


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Cranford captures wrestling UCT championship; Cougar champs include repeat winners Murray and DiGiovanni and also Cappello and Scorese

Cranford captures wrestling UCT championship; Cougar champs include repeat winners Murray and DiGiovanni and also Cappello and Scorese

UNION – One grappler wore a T-shirt that on the back read: “second place is not an option!” You got the intense feeling that was Cranford’s philosophy Saturday at…

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball wins at New Providence in battle of teams undefeated in Watchung Division; Lions sparked by defensive effort that holds Pioneers to just eight second half points

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball wins at New Providence in battle of teams undefeated in Watchung Division; Lions sparked by defensive effort that holds Pioneers to just eight second half points

NEW PROVIDENCE – In a battle of – perhaps – the two best girls’ basketball teams in Union County and for the lead of the Watchung Division of…

Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Jan. 5

The following are the Union County Conference basketball standings as of Jan. 5, including games played through Sunday, Jan. 4: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF…

Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball, sparked by senior Silva’s standout second half performance, tops visiting St. Anthony; Lions win 51-48 before sold out crowd of 2,000

Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball, sparked by senior Silva’s standout second half performance, tops visiting St. Anthony; Lions win 51-48 before sold out crowd of 2,000

ROSELLE – Chris Silva was determined to make an impact, to make his presence felt. That’s what first-half foul trouble will do to you. “When I got my…

Roselle Catholic bowlers off to impressive start; Lions top Johnson, Roselle Park, Linden, Scotch Plains

The Roselle Catholic bowling team is already rolling. The Lions defeated Johnson High School of Clark and Roselle Park in the opening week of the season and followed…

Union girls’ basketball cuts gap between itself and Roselle Catholic; Farmers hang tough right until the end vs. defending Watchung Division champs

UNION – There’s no doubt that the Union girls’ basketball team closed the gap between itself and Roselle Catholic Saturday afternoon. Last year both teams won more than…

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

New mayor outlines plans for downtown Union in 2015

UNION, NJ – Newly appointed Mayor Manuel Figueiredo said when he took office earlier this month he has a vision for 2015 and it is all about…

CRANFORD

Cranford police rescue choking dog named Leo

Cranford police rescue choking dog named Leo

CRANFORD — Three Cranford police officers kept the holiday season from turning tragic for a local family on Friday night when they acted quickly to rescue a choking dog.…

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

Employee burned at Linden company

LINDEN — Linden Police responded this morning to Solar Compounds, 1201 W. Blancke St., on a report of an industrial accident. A male employee, 50, was working with a non-toxic…

RAHWAY

Rahway votes to expand SID to include more than 400 properties

RAHWAY – Last week an ordinance expanding the Special Improvement District to almost four times the present size brought out a considerable number of residential and business…

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

Plan in the works to make Springfield ‘more walkable’

Plan in the works to make  Springfield ‘more walkable’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The township believes it is closer to realizing a vision for the downtown that will improve and revitalize the area, making it safer and…

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…