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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…

Police make arrest after two month investigation; missing auto parts found after four locations searched in three northern NJ counties

FLORHAM PARK — On April 4, the Florham Park Police Dept., assisted by numerous law enforcement partners, culminated a two month investigation into the theft of auto parts –on multiple…

IN THE TOWNS

Mayors head to D.C. in flood study funding fight

UNION COUNTY — Now that the Army Corps of Engineers is aboard with the need for…

Free backpacks in Union raise questions for some

UNION – Last week, parents of first- through third-graders had the opportunity to obtain free…

UC becomes first county to refuse requests for detention from ICE

UC becomes first county to refuse requests for detention from ICE

UNION COUNTY — Everyday immigrant families across the country live in fear of detention and deportation.…

Cryan looks for Democrat support in UC sheriff bid

Cryan looks for Democrat support in UC sheriff bid

UNION COUNTY — Acting Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan said he is hoping the Democratic party…






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SPORTS

Linden football preview – Tigers put Dolbrice at QB expecting championship run

LINDEN – Will this be the year Linden really puts it all together and has a chance to win a state championship in December? Moving its best player…

Johnson football preview – new leaders include head coach DelConte, QB West

CLARK – With a new head coach and starting quarterback in place, the Crusaders hope to build upon last year’s season-ending three-game winning streak. Last year’s special teams…

Roselle Park football preview – Panthers seeking to continue success of past 2 years

ROSELLE PARK – Winning is difficult enough. Winning again – with a new regime – is just as challenging, if not more so. Roselle Park football was put…

Write on Sports Camp expansion successful; Initial offering at RC has 7 campers, 2 teachers

Write on Sports Camp expansion successful; Initial offering at RC has 7 campers, 2 teachers

The Write on Sports camp experienced a successful expansion campaign at Roselle Catholic High School. A total of seven campers – who declared themselves The Sports-Savvy Seven by…

Union boys’ soccer team captures Poconos Cup Premier championship

Union boys’ soccer team captures Poconos Cup Premier championship

Keeping sharp during the summer before the 2014 season commences in early September, the Union boys’ soccer team excelled in a weekend tournament earlier this month and hopes…

Roselle Park’s Matthews, Cranford’s Kettler score for Union County All-Stars as Snapple Bowl standouts

There are many reasons why the Roselle Park football team was able to reach a championship game for the first time in 19 years two seasons ago and…

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

Nine square off for three BOE seats in Union…Part 2

UNION – With seven newcomers and two incumbents vying for three open seats on the Union Board of Education in November, voters will have a full slate…

CRANFORD

Cranford: Plenty of parking despite farmers market on Thursdays

CRANFORD – A handful of downtown business owners fear the comeback of the weekly farmers market has already put a sizeable dent in customer parking and could…

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

Committee addressing animal control concerns

LINDEN – An ad hoc committee is in the process of overhauling how the city’s animal control facility operates based on the 23 violations recently found at…

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

Clay sculptures on display at Springfield Free Public Library

SPRINGFIELD — The Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library is currently featuring an exhibit of sculptures by Springfield resident Jarrett Goldberg through July 31.…

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