A preview of the girls basketball season for 2023-24

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Just about the only thing the New Providence High School girls basketball team did not accomplish last year was going undefeated. However, the Pioneers came real close. Guided by longtime mentor Cap Pazdera, New Providence produced, perhaps, its finest season ever – that from a program with two previous state championship […]

Union County boys basketball teams prepare for 2023-2024 season

Union County boys basketball teams prepare for 2023-2024 season

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Which boys basketball teams in Union County will see the ball bounce their way more often than not this season? We shall soon find out, as the 2023-2024 season will commence around the state of New Jersey on Thursday, Dec. 14. There was a bit of a “changing of the guard” […]

BCC football All-Division teams are named for 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union High School junior wide receiver Renick Dorilas hauled in 35 passes for 550 yards and five touchdowns, the longest one covering 80 yards. Linden High School senior middle linebacker Myles Hamilton was credited with 155 tackles, 36 of them solo and 119 assisted. To say he was all over the […]

McCarthy Report lists top-ranked football players

McCarthy Report lists top-ranked football players

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It was a quick 2023 high school football campaign in Union County, as none of the 17 football playing schools in the county reached a sectional state championship game. The final two consolation games were played on Thursday, Nov. 9, with Frank J. Cicarell Academy, Elizabeth, winning at Hackensack High School, […]

Applicants sought for new Fanwood Library Foundation

FANWOOD, NJ — The Fanwood Memorial Library is looking for a few enthusiastic people to help establish and participate in the creation of the Fanwood Memorial Library Foundation, a nonprofit that will develop philanthropic support for the library. In 2024, an Americans With Disabilities Act–compliant, state-of-the-art library will rise in the footprint of the old […]

Note to our newspaper subscribers

Problems at the printing plant where our newspapers are printed have caused a delay in their distribution. Subscribers to the News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange, The Glen Ridge Paper, West Orange Chronicle, Irvington Herald, The Independent Press of Bloomfield, Record-Transcript and Union County LocalSource should receive their newspapers in Friday’s mail. We apologize for […]

School board candidates square off in upcoming election

UNION COUNTY — In addition to state, county and local municipal elections, Tuesday, Nov. 8, will also see Board of Education candidates square off and seek votes. Although many of the candidates have catchy slogans, in much the same manner as their cohorts on municipal councils and committees, the key element missing for BOE candidates […]

Election season roars to life in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With Election Day less than a week away, the entire state is looking toward the midterm election. In Union County, it is the county clerk’s office that is involved in much of the preparatory work, and a key element is security. “We do coordinate with the municipal clerks who are responsible […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

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