Dems win majority in Cranford

CRANFORD— The entire political dynamic on the governing body changed as a result of the recent election. While this is not new for the township, it could foretell changes to come with new member Tom Hannon taking a seat in January. After all the votes were tallied, it only took 679 votes for the Democratic […]

Weathering the storm

Opinions on utility companies' responses vary

After more than two weeks since superstorm Sandy slammed into the state leaving 2.7 million New Jersey residents without power for over a week, local elected officials have differing views on how utility companies measured up. The statistics were staggering. The destruction beyond description. But as Union County towns began to slowly come back online, […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ volleyball team sparked by efforts of returning starter Fleming

Roselle Catholic’s Union County Tournament championship season has been more painful for girls’ volleyball standout senior Briana Fleming than any other Lion. A returning starter, Fleming suffered a partial team of the anterior crucial ligament of her right knee on the second day of tryouts in August, she said. Fleming hoped, planned and worked to return […]

Playoff football finally here for 11 Union County squads; 7 in action Friday night, 4 more Saturday

Defending North 2, Group 3 champion Cranford hosting first playoff game in eight years

We’ve all heard of a perfect 10. How about a perfect 11? There are 11 Union County football teams putting in their final preparations for first round playoff games. One of them – Roselle Park – qualified for the first time in 11 years. Another one – Union – will, again, attempt to win its […]

RC girls’ volleyball 1 win away from playing for state title; Lions will face IHA in Friday’s Non-Public semifinals

The championship match is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at William Paterson

The Roselle Catholic girls’ volleyball team is one win away from a chance to play for a state championship. Roselle Catholic advanced to the semifinals of the NJSIAA’s Non-Public tournament with a three-game victory against Paul VI of Haddonfield in The Lions’ Den on Tuesday. After dropping the first game 25-17, RC rebounded to win the […]

Make that 11 Union County football teams that qualified for the state playoffs; Linden makes the grade in North 2, Group 4

Tigers sneak in after beating Bridgewater-Raritan 23-21 Saturday for their first home win and only second victory of the season

I originally reported a couple of weeks ago that 10 Union County football teams qualified for the state playoffs. Make that 11. Linden snuck in in North 2, Group 4 after posting its first home win of the season, defeating Bridgewater-Raritan 23-21 Saturday at Cooper Field. As a result, the Tigers (2-6) earned the seventh […]

Rahway football dominates Roselle 29-6; Indians look forward to next week’s N2, G3 playoffs

Junior RB Gross runs for 103 yards and one TD

CLARK – Heading into the playoffs for the third straight season and for the eighth time in the last nine years, Rahway knew it was in for a helmet-to-helmet clash with neighborhood rival Roselle. Seeking to fine tune its game one final time before next week’s playoffs, Rahway set the tone immediately by driving 73 […]

Picking up the pieces

Union County residents share in a mutual hope of a speedy recovery

Although many Union County residents had their power return this week, many others have not been as lucky. For those still struggling without heat or electricity, the only thought as the sun goes down on another day is how to get through the long night without heat. In hard hit Rahway, where winds in excess […]

Union County encourages Hurricane Sandy preparedness

With Hurricane Sandy still on track to hit the Union County area by Monday, Oct. 26, the Freeholder Board is urging residents to take steps to prepare this weekend. The freeholder board is reminding County residents that basic steps can be taken to be prepared for the storm,  including stocking up on a few days’ […]

Three out of four face off at Union debate

UNION — Candidates vying for two seats on the Union Township Committee came together Monday night to voice their opinion on the issues facing the township at the annual League of Women Voters Forum. Unfortunately, one of the four candidates in the running was not able to attend. About 50 people gathered in town hall […]