CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

AJ Bencivenga, varsity wrestler “AJ has been a four-year starter. In his early years on the team, he sacrificed a lot, most of the time giving up a lot of weight to help us fill the line up with our best wrestlers. In doing so, AJ put the team goals ahead of his own. All […]

New Roselle Park chief laments father’s absence

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — New police Chief Daniel McCaffery was surrounded by friends and family as Mayor Joseph Signorello swore him in Feb. 21. McCaffery’s late father, Thomas McCaffery, was a member of the Union County Two Hundred Club, which recognizes the achievements of uniformed police, firefighters and state troopers, and taught his son at […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Maggie O’Donnell, varsity swimmer “Maggie was the Union County Champion in the 100-yard butterfly and finished second place in the 200-yard freestyle. Cranford has not had a Union County swimming champion since 2015, when Julie Byrne won the event. She has also qualified for the High School Meet of Champions being held on March 2 […]

RWJUH Rahway unveils simulated operating room

RWJUH Rahway unveils simulated operating room

RAHWAY, NJ — When the patient started coughing, perioperative educator Alicia Jablonsky began her customary procedures. “How are you feeling?” she asked the woman on the operating table. When the woman could only moan in response, Jablonsky rushed to administer an IV and then the simulation concluded. This quick but real-life scenario took was a […]

County counts homeless, offers services

ELIZABETH, NJ — More than 115 homeless and at-risk people utilized the free services at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless — services like haircuts and eye exams — at the organization’s service fair on Jan. 23. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” one man said to intern Kim Siehl as he was leaving […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Riley Haggerty, girls soccer “Despite only being a junior, Riley has had an impact at the varsity level of girls’ soccer in the past two seasons. She played a different position at the end of the season and helped Union reach Group 4, Section 2 semifinals. Riley is also at the top of her class […]

Rare pain conditions pushes Springfield junior

Rare pain conditions pushes Springfield junior

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Ashley Campos, 15, spent most nights sobbing. Even the slightest touch of her shirt on her back brought intense pain. Anthony and Mary Jo Campos could only console their daughter. Little sister Jenna was scared and confused. In time, the pain spread and intensified. “I remember screaming for my mom because my […]

Union man takes Frisbee on a different course

Union man takes Frisbee on a different course

UNION, NJ — Chris Costleigh reached back, uncoiled his body and launched his disc toward the basket at No. 11. The disc, however, had other ideas. Instead of bending around some trees, it veered off and left him with no choice but to blurt out disc golf’s dirty four-letter word. “Fore!” he yelled as his disc […]

Rahway elementary school evacuated for bomb threat

RAHWAY, NJ — A local elementary school was evacuated June 14 out of an “overabundance of caution” after the city police department received a suspicious call about a bomb in the area, authorities said. Roosevelt Elementary School, which houses students in pre-K to sixth grade, was evacuated for about 30 minutes after police received the […]

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