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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…

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SPORTS

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…

Union County All-Star QBs include standouts Oblachinski from Cranford and Bost from Rahway

Both quarterbacks can drop back and throw the ball. One looks more like the classic drop back because of his size. One looks more like the classic scrambler,…

Dayton football now guided by former Union mentor Cuniglio; Bulldogs in summer camp this week

Dayton football now guided by former Union mentor Cuniglio; Bulldogs in summer camp this week

Two years ago Dominic Cuniglio was a very last minute replacement to succeed Brian Sheridan as Union High School’s head football coach afterSheridan took a leave of absence one week into…

Dayton alumni hockey game played for very worthy cause

Dayton alumni hockey game played for very worthy cause

The 8th Annual Jonathan Dayton High School Alumni Ice Hockey Game was held at the USA Ice Rink in Union on May 30. As always, the game raises…

Summit lacrosse teams come close to capturing TOC crowns; Boys’ finish 23-2, girls’ 20-2

Summit lacrosse teams come close to capturing TOC crowns; Boys’ finish 23-2, girls’ 20-2

BRIDGEWATER – Despite all of its success and winning in the past, Summit lacrosse was on its way to doing something it had never done before. That was…

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

Kean and Union in all-out ‘war’

UNION – Although it may appear the problems between the township and Kean could not get any worse, according to papers filed in court last week by…

CRANFORD

Decision not final for site of UCC field

Decision not final for site of UCC field

CRANFORD – The decision of whether the Union County College proposed athletic field ends up at Oak Ridge Park in Clark is far from being written in…

KENILWORTH

Kenilworth funeral director proud of his family’s legacy

KENILWORTH – Al Opacity is proud that he not only followed in his father’s footsteps to become a funeral director and business owner, but also that he…

LINDEN

Linden library to begin children’s summer programs

LINDEN — Registration for Linden Public Library summer reading club, “Fizz, Boom, Read,” has started. Sign up in the Children’s Room at the library. For the club,…

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 concerned about rezoning

SPRINGFIELD – Residents living near a 9.6 acre parcel of land along Tree Top Drive that is owned by the Board of Education are concerned efforts to…

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.…