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’ […]

Field hockey UCT championship game moved to Nov. 4 at Kean because of Hurricane Sandy

JV final will now take place Nov. 1 at Johnson's Nolan Field

The field hockey Union County Tournament championship game scheduled for Sunday at 5 p.m. at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union has been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. The game between third-seeded Summit and top-seeded and two-time defending champion Oak Knoll has been moved to Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. at Kean. The junior varsity […]

Kip, Boscia cross country brothers at Roselle Catholic

Standout seniors, longtime teammates among best runners in Union County

    Sean Kip and Matt Boscia are cross country brothers. They are senior classmates and teammates at Roselle Catholic High School after being the same for many years at St. Michael grammar school. Boscia won the Union County Conference Valley Division championship at Warinanco Park on Oct. 16. Kip finished second. Both RC runners turned in“PRs,” […]

Italian ballet at digiplex expresses much beauty

One of the most extraordinary aspects of  “L’Altra Meta del Cielo,” from the La Scala Ballet, which was screened live from Milan’s magnificent Teatro Alla Scala, was the expressive faces of the performers. Offered as a gift from Italy Sunday afternoon for the Ballet in Cinema series at the Cranford Theater, the revealing contemporary ballet, […]

Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control approves inter-local agreement

On Oct. 24 at a special meeting at the Millburn Municipal Building, the seven Mayors representing their communities signed an historic inter-local agreement for the development of the South Mountain Regional Detention Basin, a storage project to reduce water elevations during peak storms in the Rahway River Watershed. The mayors of Millburn, Union, Springfield, Cranford, […]

Free Seminar on Drug Abuse and Heroin Addiction, Nov. 14

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes residents to attend “Prescription 101: Prescription Medication and Heroin Abuse and Addiction,” the last installment in the free Fall Speakers Series funded by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through the Municipal Alliance. The series has been coordinated by the Union County Department of Human […]

When quality candidates debate

Left Out By frank Capece Sylvia Weisbrot as usual had the best seat in Union on Monday evening. As an official time keeper for the League of Women Voters local debates over the past thirty years, the Linden resident has performed the very necessary task of keeping time and waving the different colored cards to […]

Who is your candidate and what does he do?

Reporter’s Notebook By Cheryl Hehl As the election draws closer and voters throughout the county prepare to cast their ballots for candidates running for vacant seats, there is one burning question on my mind: Who are these guys anyway? While I hate to reduce any election to the level it appears to be getting at, […]

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will be visiting Clark School District Friday

On Friday the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will be visiting the Clark School District. The team will be spending time at numerous schools and ending the day with a soccer exhibition against the Crusaders at Johnson High School. Anti-Bullying/Character Education Kick-Off Assemblies will also take place Friday. Assemblies will be held at Valley Road School at […]