Johnson field hockey mentor Anderson honored for coaching excellence

On Monday, December 03, 2012, the NJSIAA held their 2012 – 2013 Annual Award of Honor / Hall of Fame Programs at the Pines Manor in Edison. It is an annual awards program that honors those involved with interscholastic athletic service to the young men and women of New Jersey.   Arthur L. Johnson’s very […]

New disaster recovery center opens in Linden

A new disaster recovery center is open in Union County. Visit from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice. If you were affected by hurricane sandy, meet with recovery officials at the Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen St., linden. A second Union County center is open daily at the Plainfield senior citizen’s service […]

Christie expands SNAP for statewide disaster relief

On Friday, Nov. 9, Gov. Chris Christie announced federal waivers had been approved that would make food assistance available to recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The newly expanded program was dubbed Disaster SNAP or D-SNAP. State officials said the replacement SNAP and prepared food benefits are administered by the U.S. Department […]

A bunker mentality in Cranford

Left Out By Frank Capece They had a contentious town meeting in Cranford last week regarding the status of Chief of Police Eric Mason and others caught up in the swirl of vacant positions in the local government. Once community leader Jerry Dobbins peppered questions over the acting positions of township administrator, chief financial officer […]

Union County week of December 6th

ANEST — Evelyn, of Roselle; Nov. 25. Services held in Linden. CARTER — Lillian P., of Union; Nov. 25. Was 103 years old. CARUSO — Robert J., of Linden; Nov. 26. Was retired mechanic. COLICCHIO — Louise P., of Linden; Nov. 28. Was centenarian at 100. CONDRON — Scott J., of Rahway; Nov. 29. Was […]

Irene Kirchner

Irene Kirchner, 89, of Union, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at home. Born in Germany, Irene came to the United States at the age of 4, and has lived in Union for 65 years. Irene was a homemaker, who helped her husband with his construction business. She was a member of the Republican […]

Daniel D. Kalem

Daniel D. Kalem, 90, of Springfield, NJ died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in his home. Mr. Kalem was the founder of the KRA (Kalem Rekoon) Insurance Agency, Springfield, of which he was affiliated for over 40 years. He was then the Coordinator of Counseling on Health Insurance for Medicare Enrollees (CHIME) of Union County, […]

Don’t run and please don’t lean on the barriers

Left Out By Frank Capece By Saturday evening the biggest line at the Target Store in Union on Route 22 was at the small little Pizza Hut near the entrance. Quite a difference from 48 hours prior when by 10 p.m.on Thanksgiving, the lines and filled shopping carts were quite a site. Actually, with anxious […]

Union County week of November 29th

ADRIANCE — Dorothy S. “Dot,” of Rahway; Nov. 23. Was longtime secretary. ALEXANDER — Greta Barbara, of Union; Nov. 23. Was in business advisory and sales. BAKER — Alma M., of Roselle; Nov. 18. Retired from Trinitas Medical Center. BRICK — Delphine V., of Summit; Nov. 21. Was a retired receptionist. BROWN — Helen, formerly […]

Middle school students, parents invited to Youth Services workshops

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in connection with the Union County Youth Services Commission, is inviting middle school students and their parents to attend the inaugural Union County Youth Services Commission Engagement Middle School Summit. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m. at the Union County College, Kellogg […]