With holidays approaching, model railroaders get spotlight

With holidays approaching, model railroaders get spotlight

UNION, NJ — It was a particularly busy morning for Tim McCollum as he had to make room in his freight yard for about 100 cars that would be arriving soon. “The track is busy this morning now, isn’t it?” train dispatcher Bob Nalbone said to McCollum. McCollum finished moving several cars and he finally […]

Union athletic director sues school district, principal

UNION, NJ  – The public school district’s athletic director claims she was pressured to fire the high school’s white football and basketball coaches by the black principal in a race and sex discrimination lawsuit against the principal, several district officials and the school board. Linda Ionta, a white Union school district employee for 29 years, […]

Krispy Kreme coming to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Mornings in Springfield are about to get a little sweeter as a Krispy Kreme is set to open on U.S. Route 22. The famed North Carolina-based doughnut chain will be opening a 5,000-square-foot factory store that will be the anchor portion of a new food plaza. It will feature a view of […]

Springfield scores new field for soccer, football lacrosse

Springfield scores new field for soccer, football lacrosse

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The boys’ soccer practice usually starts with stretching and other warm-up exercises, not a full sprint in game uniforms. Yet the Jonathan Dayton High School JV team began their afternoon practice a little differently Monday, Oct. 22, running through a dedication banner to mark the official opening of a new multi-use artificial […]

Union school board candidates take to Facebook

UNION, NJ — Without a local cable TV channel access to cover their debate, school board candidates took to the internet to get their messages out, even if this method came without any back-and-forth exchanges. Six candidates — running in two groups of three — held separate Facebook Live forums Monday, Oct. 22, the original […]

Springfield committee hopefuls queried on national issues

Springfield committee hopefuls queried on national issues

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Candidates for Township Committee were forced away from local issues at an Oct. 22 candidates’ forum, answering questions on national matters instead of the more usual local topics of budgets and taxes. Republican incumbent Maria Vassallo and running mate Jerry Fernandez faced off against Democratic challengers Chris Weber and Alex Keiser, each […]

New county voting machines to get test in Westfield

New county voting machines to get test in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Voters from throughout the county have a choice between Spiderman, Batman and the Green Hornet — supposed candidates in a demonstration of new voting machines on display at the Union County Annex building. However, Westfield residents will be casting their votes for real candidates in less than two weeks. And there are plans […]

Summit to erect monument for Medal of Honor recipients

Summit to erect monument for Medal of Honor recipients

SUMMIT, NJ — It’s taken 100 years but a pair of locals will finally get their due. It was near Le Chatelet, France on Sept. 29, 1918, when Sgt. Alan Eggers and Cpl. Thomas O’Shea of Summit, and Sgt. John Latham, of Rutherford, found themselves separated from their platoon. The Battle of San Quentin Canal […]

Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Union

Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Union

UNION, NJ — The township will soon be home to one of seven medical marijuana dispensaries in the state after plans for the facility were unanimously approved by the Planning Board during a meeting last month. Compassionate Care Research Institute LLC, operating as Garden State Dispensary, already has a location in Woodbridge and has plans […]