Union County week of April 18th

OBITUARIES: • BRAME — Charlie, formerly of Rahway; April 5. Army veteran, Merck retiree, 86. • BROWNE — Kathryn T. “Kay,” nee Testa, formerly of Springfield; March 21. Was 98. • BRUCE — Lamont, of Roselle; April 2. He was 38 years old, funeral was April 8. • BRUNETTO —Joseph L., formerly of Westfield; April […]

Hail to the Chief

LINDEN — On Wed, March 27, Cadet/Petty Officer Cristian Checo was promoted to the prestigious rank of Cadet/Chief Petty Officer of the Linden High School NJROTC. Naval Science Instructor Chief Petty Officer Mark Velez, USN (Ret.), pins the CPO collar device on the unit’s newest Chief.

Union County week of April 11th

OBITUARIES: • ACKERMAN — Cal Christopher, of Springfield; April 2. Served in the Army, was 55. • BABER — Gordon R., of Mountainside; March 23. A mechanical engineer, was 71. • BALDASSARRE — Nicholas, formerly of Roselle Park and Westfield; March 27. • BELLINI — Loretta Louise, of Clark; March 29. Great-grandmother of two, 84 […]

Theresa Marano

Theresa “Terry” Marano, 93, died on April 8 at her home in Union where she was a resident since 1967. Terry worked for GM in Harrison and Clark for a total of 20 years. She was a member of the Union Senior Citizens and enjoyed traveling. She most especially loved holiday gatherings with her family. […]

Longtime senator faces primary challenger

Sen. Lesniak faces primary challenger from current Roselle Board of Education president Obe

UNION COUNTY — Democrat State Sen. Ray Lesniak, Joe Cryan and Annette Quijano may run as a team, but the state senator is the only one being challenged in the primary. Roselle resident Donna Obe announced yesterday she would be seeking the Democratic nomination for state senate in the 20th legislative district running on the Real […]

Mine sweepers

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Boy Scout Troop 73 recently spent a weekend at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg for a troop outing. While the weather was somewhat cold, the boys were prepared and were able to camp, prepare and have meals outdoors, and also were given extensive tours of the mine grounds and museum. […]

Union County week of April 4th

OBITUARIES: • ARNONE — Charles Paul “The Pump,” of Elizabeth; March 21. Retired firefighter, 76. • AUGUSTYN — Edward Martin Sr., of Garwood; March 26. Decorated Navy veteran. • BARBA — Concetta “Dolly,” of Rahway; March 20. Retired assembler, was 79. • BARDY — Philip Melvin, formerly of Union; March 23. Owner of Bardy Farms. […]

Watchung Stable offering horseback riding as of April 6

UNION COUNTY — Spring is here again and Union County invites residents to get back into nature by visiting the Watchung Stable in Mountainside and taking a guided trail ride through the wooded Watchung Reservation – Union County’s largest park. “Horseback riding is a real treat,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “Taking a […]

A Sensitive Side

SUMMIT — From left: Tyler Mayes and Mason Guida of Summit participated in a sensitivity training program at SAGE Eldercare on March 20. Both boys are fifth grade students at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School. This is the fourth year that the organization and school have partnered together for the intergenerational program.