Union County week of August 8th

OBITUARIES: o ABATE – Paul T., formerly of Springfield; July 26. Loving husband, grandfather. o AKER – William J. Sr., of Elizabeth; July 27. WWII vet, father of 10, husband. o ARLEN – Susan, formerly of Linden; July 27. Medical director, death educator. o BATDORF – Lillian M., of Fanwood; July 30. Wife and great-grandmother, […]

Union County week of August 1st

OBITUARIES: • BLAUVELT – George P., of Bloomfield; July 23. English teacher in Hillside schools. • BUTCHKO – Rose Marie, of New Providence; July 20. Active in many clubs, wife. • CANCALLIERI – Karen E., of Westfield; July 24. Cherished daughter and sister, 32. • COHENS – Mary, of Roselle; July 18. Leaves behind two […]

2013 Football Classifications here for the 17 teams in Union County

2013 FOOTBALL CLASSIFICATIONS FOR THE 17 TEAMS IN UNION COUNTY REVISED AUG. 2  *  NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 2   GROUP 5   Enrollment: 1284-3379 Elizabeth (3379), Westfield (1378), Linden (1284), Union (1810) * GROUP 4   Enrollment: 943-1236 Scotch Plains-Fanwood (1120), Plainfield (1109) * GROUP 3   Enrollment: 715-866 Cranford (866), Summit (801), Governor Livingston […]

Union Post 35 Senior American Legion baseball team wins one game in last week’s State Finals

Concludes outstanding championship summer season with overall record of 20-5

The Union Post 35 Senior American Legion baseball team did well to win one game in State Finals competition that took place last week at Moody Park in Ewing. Union qualified for the first time since 2005, advancing after finishing as the runner up in District 2 at C0mmunity Park in North Brunswick. Brooklawn Post […]


 The funeral for James Lenney, the patriarch of Cranford’s music community for 60 years, will be on Friday August 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 119 Forest Avenue, Cranford, NJ. Jim inspired thousands of students through music as music teacher, Director of Choral Activities at Cranford High School, and Supervisor of Music […]

B’nai B’rith Honors Investors Bank

More than 130 men and women recently joined in honoring Investors Bank and its management at the Springfield B’nai B’rith lodge’s 57th annual dinner-dance at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield, for the bank’s dedication to the communities it serves. Kevin Cummings, the bank’s president and chief executive officer accepted the lodge’s prestigious B’nai B’rith International Citizenship […]

Cranford readies for National Night Out set for Aug. 6

CRANFORD — The Cranford Police Department will be participating in the 30th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. near the Township Gazebo at the intersection of North Union and Springfield avenues. This free nationwide event is designed to promote crime prevention awareness and allows the public to […]

James A Melchionna Sr.

James A Melchionna Sr, “Jimmy The Barber” 74, of Pahrump, Nevada, formerly of Linden, NJ passed away on July 13, 2013. He leaves behind his wife Joyce. James  was a barber in Tremley Point, NJ before he moved to NV. James is survived by his 3 children, James (Laurie), Jeffry (Flora), and John (Andrea); his […]

Parks and Rec

CLARK — The Clark summer recreation camp program is in full swing with daily activities for children of all ages. With over 1,000 registered kids, and hundreds turning out daily for water fights, athletics, crafts and more, there is plenty in store for young residents for the remainder of the summer.

Union County week of July 25th

OBITUARIES: • ALMEIDA – Manuel B., of Elizabeth; July 11. Computer specialist, usher, husband. • BALZER – Ginger Louise, of Kenilworth; June 30. Devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt. • BLANK – Nancy R., nee Reeve, formerly of Summit; July 4. Wife and, mother, 82. • BOOKER – Ida Jane, of Elizabeth; July 1. Leaves behind […]