Elizabeth celebrates Fourth of July and World Cup

ELIZABETH, NJ — The month of July kicked off with a bang across the nation and residents of Union County had much to celebrate. Clockwise from upper left, fireworks lit up the skies over the Elizabeth Seaport as part of the Fourth of July festivities. Above, Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage, in blue shirt, joined forces with […]

Union Farmers Market makes summer Thursdays fun

UNION, NJ — The Union Farmers Market has returned for another summer of food, fun and festivities. Setting up every Thursday afternoon during the summer months from 3 to 8 p.m., the market is located in front of the Union Municipal Building at the corner of Morris Avenue and Burke Parkway. Local farmers, merchants, food trucks, live […]

Holiday Spirit

Holiday Spirit

UNION COUNTY, NJ  — A multitude of homes across Union County are making their neighborhoods a bright and joyous place to live or drive through, as evidenced by this North Pole-themed extravaganza just off of Jefferson Avenue in Rahway.

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 […]

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 […]