Local author is turning fantasy into a reality

Former Cranford resident finds continued inspiration from his Union County past

CRANFORD, NJ — Author Kevin J. Kessler may always consider himself a “Jersey boy” at heart, but the journalist-turned-adventure fantasy writer expresses little regret about his life-changing decision to relocate to sunny central Florida. Since moving to Orlando less than two years ago, Kessler has accomplished a lifelong dream of becoming an author and releasing his […]

L.A. Guns rock Garwood like it’s 1989

L.A. Guns rock Garwood like it’s 1989

GARWOOD, NJ — Things got a little noisy last Friday night in Garwood as The Crossroads welcomed legendary hair metal-era rockers LA Guns to their stage. Anchored by core members Phil Lewis on lead vocals and Steve Riley on drums, the quartet delivered almost two scorching hours of their most popular hits and a few […]

It’s always a good time at The Riverside Inn

It’s always a good time at The Riverside Inn

CRANFORD, NJ — If you look hard enough, you can still find a variety of old tavern-style bar and grills in New Jersey, but none may be more resilient or enjoyable than The Riverside Inn, located at the edge of downtown Cranford. For almost a century, generations of satisfied patrons in search of a cold drink, […]

Rock festival will be ‘an incredible weekend’

Massive Food Truck & Rock Carnival coming to Oak Ridge Park in September

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The summer of 2015 may be winding down but it is definitely not going away quietly. Billing itself as ‘a three day celebration of the rock and roll lifestyle,’ the Food Truck & Rock Carnival has set its sights on Clark and all are invited. The festival is scheduled to take over […]

Happy Fourth of July

RAHWAY, NJ  — Rahway resident Farah and her patriotic pal Buster couldn’t wait to join in the holiday festivities that were happening all across Union County last weekend.

Snow daze

RAHWAY, NJ  — In downtown Rahway, a solitary figure braves the winter weather that hit the county over the weekend, including several inches of snow and plummeting temperatures.c

Send in the plows

UNION, NJ — In the Five Points section of Union, a plow truck driver does his best to keep the streets clear during the blizzard that never happened. Despite many weather experts preparing residents for a worst case scenario of multiple feet of the white stuff, most parts of Union County saw less than 10 inches […]

Touch of grey

UNION COUNTY  — Hillbilly Bob and The Bag ‘O Bones Band played throughout the night at the annual Galloping Hill Cruisers Club Halloween car show in Union. For more pictures, see inside, or visit www.unionnewsdaily.com for the complete gallery.

I’m a believer! The Monkees rock NJPAC

Pop-rock pioneers take a fresh trip down memory lane

Call it a harbinger of happiness or maybe just a nice omen, but when I and thousands of other true believers descended upon NJPAC last Saturday night to discover the 1966 Monkeemobile parked out front of Prudential Hall, we collectively sensed that a very special evening was in store for us. The Monkees were back […]

The Monkees are coming to town

Singer Micky Dolenz reflects upon a lifetime of Monkee business

The year is 2014 and The Monkees are returning to New Jersey. The legendary pop-rock pioneers of the music-television format will be back in the Garden State with a highly anticipated stop at NJPAC on May 24. Originally conceived by Hollywood producers in the mid-1960s as an unabashed way of capitalizing on the staggering success […]