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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

‘A nightmare nobody wants to live’

UNION COUNTY — The skyrocketing use of heroin and other opiates has become the number one…

Farahi touts ‘strong wind’ at school’s back, but opponents say it’s nothing but hot air

Farahi touts ‘strong wind’ at school’s back, but opponents say it’s nothing but hot air

UNION COUNTY — Although Kean University President Dawood Farahi recently kicked off the 2014-2015 academic year…

Linden animal control issues leave multiple towns ‘scrambling’

LINDEN — The decision by Linden to tear down its dilapidated animal control shelter and…

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…






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SPORTS

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…

Roselle football, behind 4 Canady TDs, defeats Rahway for first time since 2001

Roselle football, behind 4 Canady TDs, defeats Rahway for first time since 2001

RAHWAY – At halftime Saturday, all Darryn Canady had to do was remind his teammates of what happened last Nov. 9. When Rahway and Roselle faced each other…

Brearley football – sparked by Eskin, Montesdeoca – top visiting Belvidere in opener

Brearley football – sparked by Eskin, Montesdeoca – top visiting Belvidere in opener

KENILWORTH – Just when the Brearley football team knew it was in for one heck of a battle with visiting Belvidere – the County Seaters answered Brearley’s first score…

Rahway resident Hardoby taking a swing at Parkinson’s disease

Rahway resident Greg Hardoby is taking a swing at Parkinson’s disease. He is inviting the community to participate in the Putt Fore Parkinson’s golf outing to benefit the Parkinson’s…

Brearley football preview – Bears improved a great deal last year, making the playoffs

KENILWORTH – There’s no doubt that the Bears improved a great deal last season, with 11 returning offensive starters in the fold. First came a 33-13 home win…

Rahway football preview – Indians are young, but still seek to rise to the occasion

RAHWAY – Over the years under head coach Gary Mobley’s tenure – with this being his 11th season at the helm – Rahway has lost many talented players…

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

Free backpacks in Union come from politically active group

UNION – Questions continue to surface about the company that handed out 1,500 backpacks to first- through third-grade students and their parents last week. LocalSource looked into…

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

State report shows major infractions at Linden animal shelter

LINDEN — The city has a lot of work to do at the animal shelter in order to pass muster with the state health department after an…

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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