Honoring our veterans

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden High School Navy Junior Officer Reserve Training Corps honored veterans, active duty soldiers, reserves, national guard forces and their families with a celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The event included the ceremonial Navy cutting of the cake. The U.S. Navy was founded on Oct. 13, 1775 by an act of the […]

Union receives $35K Baseball Tomorrow grant for upgrades

UNION, NJ — Union was recently awarded a $35,500 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to support and fund the renovation of Union’s VFW Teener League Field on Tucker Avenue. The renovation, which will begin in spring 2016, will include the regrading of the playing surface to address drainage issues. This will better accommodate the […]

Shirley “Cookie” Brooks

A memorial service for  Shirley “Cookie” Brooks, beloved daughter of Everett and Mae Sue Brooks, will be held at Aenon Baptist Church, 1500 Brown Street, Vauxhall (Union), New Jersey on Saturday, October 10 2015 5:30pm.

Registration open for after school programs at Boys & Girls clubs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With the summer coming to an end and September around the corner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is switching gears. Registration for after school programs in Union, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Roselle, and Hillside is now open. Programs for youth ages 5 to 18 and cover a variety of subjects, including […]

Union works with Bed Bath and Beyond on traffic flow problems

UNION, NJ  — When Bed Bath and Beyond moved their corporate headquarters to Union in recent years, the company brought along much needed jobs. But it also brought with it too much traffic, and now the town has worked with the company to come up with a solution. The company’s headquarters are located on Liberty […]

EAP to host annual Golf Outing on May 7

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership is set for its third annual Golf Outing on Thursday, May 7, at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Two hole-in-one prizes will be available: $10,000 from State Farm Insurance, Angel L. Rodriguez, and a new Mercedes Benz from Ray Catena […]

Corned beef and bikers

RAHWAY, NJ  — The Liberty Harley-Davidson & Buell dealership of downtown Rahway held their very own St. Patrick’s Day celebration last Saturday afternoon right inside their showroom. Local residents and potential customers alike were treated to free unlimited corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and rye bread along with a giant keg of green beer. At right, young […]

It’s a great pumpkin, Charlie

UNION COUNTY— One of Union County’s younger residents, Charlie, enjoys picking the perfect pumpkin during the first days of fall. Mountainside’s Historic Restoration Committee recently held its annual fall mum and plant sale at the Historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House.

Union County week of August 14th

OBITUARIES: • BLUMENTHAL — Mildred A., of Linden; Aug. 4. Wife, aunt, 66-year resident, 91. • BOYD — Paris Logan, of Linden; Aug. 2. First Baptist trustee, father, grandfather. • BUTLER — Jeanne Marie, nee Tooker, of Scotch Plains; Aug. 5. Educator, mother. • CASTAGNA — Maria L., of Hillside; July 31. Christ the King […]