HEADLINE NEWS

Roselle Park doctor pleads guilty to illegally distributing oxycodone by writing fraudulent prescriptions

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that a medical doctor from Union County pleaded guilty today to illegally distributing the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone. He was…

Plainfield man convicted of 2010 killing of taxi driver sentenced to 45 years

PLAINFIELD — Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park has announced one of the two men responsible for the 2010 robbery and murder of a Plainfield taxi driver has been…

Springfield resident who owns home health care agency in Linden admits fraud, bribery and other charges

NEWARK – The owner of a home health agency admitted on Tuesday her role in a $7 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and engage in bribery, money laundering, and…

Tax preparer from Hillside charged with filing false tax returns

NEWARK — A Union County, tax preparer with an office in Essex County, was arrested Monday on charges of aiding and abetting in the filing of two dozen false tax returns,…

Residents and travelers issued new travel reminder concerning Goethels Bridge traffic patterns

UNION COUNTY – Residents and travelers are reminded to be aware of temporary traffic pattern changes related to the replacement of the Goethels Bridge. The Port Authority of New York…

Essex County jury convicts Hillside man of passion provocation manslaughter

Essex County jury convicts Hillside man of passion provocation manslaughter

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray has announced that an Essex County jury has convicted Richard Whatley, 21, of Hillside of passion provocation manslaughter for fatally shooting Teshon Clegg,…

Wednesday’s homicide in Elizabeth under investigation

ELIZABETH — Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today that authorities are investigating the shooting of a man found dead in Elizabeth Wednesday evening. The shooting victim, a…

CONSUMER ALERT: New Jersey Consumers Seeking Restitution From Multi-State Settlement with Sirius Satellite XM Radio Must File Complaints By May 3

NEWARK – New Jersey consumers who believe they are entitled to restitution under a recent multi-state settlement with Sirius XM Radio Inc., must file their complaints with the…

IN THE TOWNS

Kean University and Union continue to battle over NJ Transit parking lot

UNION, NJ – The township has gone to bat for residents who pay for permits…

Rahway mayor more than triples salary to $72,000

Rahway mayor more than triples salary to $72,000

RAHWAY, NJ — If Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman wanted to gain notoriety, giving himself a 246…

Eliz. BOE must turn over ‘lunch money’ to feds

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elizabeth Board of Education worked out a deal with the U.…

‘Every night’ guards are forced to work overtime

UNION COUNTY, NJ — After guards informed the Union County Freeholder Board late last week that…

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SPORTS

UCC baseball, softball standings here as of April 27

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 27:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools) 1-Cranford (6-1) 2-Governor Livingston (5-2) Scotch Plains (5-2) 4-Elizabeth (3-4) 5-Westfield (2-5) 6-Union…

UCT softball schedule rest of the way; Quarterfinals, semifinals at Linden May 1, 2

UCT SOFTBALL SCHEDULE THE REST OF THE WAY   QUARTERFINALS FRIDAY, MAY 1 AT LINDEN 5:30 P.M., 7:30 P.M.   TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 5-Cranford vs. 4-Westfield…

Tentative UCT baseball schedule rest of the way; Top 4 seeds advance to quarterfinals

TENTATIVE UCT BASEBALL SCHEDULE THE REST OF THE WAY   QUARTERFINALS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29   TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 5-Elizabeth at 4-Johnson 8-Union at 1-Gov. Livingston  …

Johnson earns top seed for 40th annual softball UCT; Crusaders seek first title since 1981

The 40th annual softball Union County Tournament was seeded April 20 in Linden. Johnson, with a record of 9-1 and its only loss to an out-of-state opponent, earned…

Roselle Park baseball runs into red-hot Columbia team in Dad’s Club Invitational; Cougars – sparked by lefty Evans – improve to 10-1

ROSELLE PARK – Sometimes a baseball game can be over after just one inning. That’s if one team has a pitcher who is capable of dominating a lineup…

GL baseball tops Union to get out to 7-0 start; Highlanders lead UCC’s Watchung Division

Still seeking that elusive first Union County Tournament championship, the Governor Livingston baseball team is making a strong case to earn the top seed for the second straight…

ARTS / EVENTS

Masterwork Chorus to perform in Summit with finalist in Music Director search

Masterwork Chorus to perform in Summit with finalist in Music Director search

SUMMIT — The Masterwork Chorus continues its search for a new music director with the performance of Resounding Joy at 8 p.m. on…

Annual Doll & Tea event on May 3 at Hetfield House in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE – The Mountainside Restoration Committee will host its annual Tea event on Sunday, May 3, with seatings at 1 and 2:30…

Union Rotary Club to host annual Speech Contest Dinner on June 10

Union Rotary Club to host annual Speech Contest Dinner on June 10

UNION — On Wednesday, June 10, The Rotary Club of Union will be hosting its annual Eloquence Soiree at the Galloping…

Brangaccio to present pastels at Swain Galleries in May

PLAINFIELD — “Pastel Perspectives III” is part three of Nancy Brangaccio’s ongoing series of interior still life pastels. Her solo show at…

Fanwood Choir Festival issues call-out for singers

FANWOOD — A call is out for singers for the annual Fanwood Choir Festival to be held on Sunday, May 17 at 7…

Rocker James Maddock to appear at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage on March 27

Rocker James Maddock to appear at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage on March 27

RAHWAY — Rock musician James Maddock will perform at Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway, on Friday, March 27 at…

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UNION

Attorney General’s shooting response team investigates fatal shooting in Union involving state trooper

UNION — The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances of a shooting last evening in Union in which a state trooper…

CRANFORD

Lenape Crafts, Stories and Games event hosted by Cranford Historical Society on March 15

CRANFORD — The Cranford Historical Society will be hosting a “Lenape Crafts, Stories & Games” event on Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crane-Phillips House…

KENILWORTH

Boy Scout Troop 83 beautifies library for Earth Day

Boy Scout Troop 83 beautifies library for Earth Day

KENILWORTH — For Earth Day, Kenilworth Boy Scout Troop 83 cleaned up Kenilworth Public Library. They cleaned out leaves and weeds and put down new mulch. The…

LINDEN

Linden shuts ‘pirate’ radio station on East Baltimore Avenue

Linden shuts ‘pirate’ radio station on East Baltimore Avenue

LINDEN — On April 13, the Linden Police Department received a complaint from New Jersey 101.5 FM radio of a ‘pirate radio station operating in the city.…

RAHWAY

Some residents do not approve of Rahway River Park upgrades

Some residents do not approve of Rahway River Park upgrades

RAHWAY, NJ — Although the county and city are sharing costs to make close to $5 million in upgrades to the sports area of Rahway River Park,…

ROSELLE PARK

Casano Center to hold annual Irish Luncheon on March 7

ROSELLE PARK — The Casano Community Center of Roselle Park will be holding their annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, sponsored by the Roselle Park Community Center Association, on Saturday, March…

SPRINGFIELD

Junior League to bring community groups together for ‘Kids For Kids,’ a children’s volunteer event

MILLBURN — Community groups are joining forces in Millburn next month for a children’s volunteering event to help youngsters in need. ‘Kids For Kids,’ organized by the Junior…

SUMMIT

Overlook to conduct study to evaluate nasal spray for the treatment of primary headache disorders; patient enrollment has begun

SUMMIT — The Headache Center at Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute has started recruiting patients for an observational study to assess the safety and tolerability…