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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

League forced to cancel freeholder and sheriff debates

UNION COUNTY — On Oct. 28, the League of Women Voters had hoped to present a…

Union’s battle with Kean rages on

UNION COUNTY — Although Kean University officials thought they could add 200 additional parking spaces behind…

Board of Education candidates square off at League forum

Board of Education candidates square off at League forum

UNION – Three board of education challengers squared off against three incumbent candidates Monday night…

State shuts down Linden Animal Shelter

LINDEN – The state has officially shut down the city’s dilapidated and unsafe animal shelter,…



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SPORTS

Union girls’ soccer to play in first UCT championship game; Will face 4-time defending champion Scotch Plains

Union girls’ soccer to play in first UCT championship game; Will face 4-time defending champion Scotch Plains

For the Union Farmers this is unchartered territory. For their opponent – the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders – the total opposite can be said. Scotch Plains will be playing…

Linden football comes back to improve to 6-0, captures Watchung Division title; Tigers, sparked by many, down visiting North Hunterdon 35-21

Linden football comes back to improve to 6-0, captures Watchung Division title; Tigers, sparked by many, down visiting North Hunterdon 35-21

LINDEN – Arguably the two biggest plays – in a Friday night division clash that featured plenty – came just three snaps apart early in the fourth quarter…

Johnson football, coming off first win, has big game at Roselle; Crusaders seek to keep momentum going

Johnson football, coming off first win, has big game at Roselle; Crusaders seek to keep momentum going

After producing its first win and then getting a week off, Johnson is ready for the second half of its playoff qualifying games, with the Crusaders (1-3) seeking…

Brearley football lifted in second half by RB Eskin and defense; Bears come back to top arch rival Roselle Park 34-24

Brearley football lifted in second half by RB Eskin and defense; Bears come back to top arch rival Roselle Park 34-24

KENILWORTH – Faced with the prospect of falling to their neighborhood arch rival for a fourth time in three seasons, the Brearley Bears needed to shore up defensively…

Cranford football ends Summit winning streaks, downing Hilltoppers 33-14 at home; Cougars sparked by senior RB Christiano, junior QB Schetelich

Cranford football ends Summit winning streaks, downing Hilltoppers 33-14 at home; Cougars sparked by senior RB Christiano, junior QB Schetelich

CRANFORD – Sparked by a balanced offense led by an all-state performance from senior back Luke Christiano, a defense – lifted by the likes of lineman Will Fries,…

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…

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

Challengers speak up on BOE race while incumbents remain silent

UNION – The four challengers attempting to unseat three incumbent school board members have initiated an all out effort to ensure their platforms for change are heard…

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 mayoral candidate slapped with $1,550 fine

LINDEN – Mayoral candidate Derek Armstead has been slapped with $1,550.80 in fines by the State Election Law Enforcement Commission for failing to file his expenses in…

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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