Wharton Music Center 2015 Gala to feature acclaimed violinist Yevgeny Kutik

NEW PROVIDENCE —Wharton Music Center will celebrate its 2015 Playathon Music Fest Gala and Concert on Saturday, March 7 at the New Jersey Youth Symphony located at 570 Central Ave. in New Providence. The Gala will feature performances by violinist Yevgeny Kutik, pianist Lenore Davis, students of Wharton Music Center and New Jersey Youth Symphony, […]

Wharton Music Center kicks-off Library Concert Series with The Cockeyed Optimist: The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein

NEW PROVIDENCE — Wharton Music Center kicks off its Library Concert Series on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at New Providence Memorial Library located at 377 Elkwood Ave. in New Providence. Jamie Baer Peterson, soprano, and Lois Buesser, piano, present Cockeyed Optimist: The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. The concert is free and open to […]

Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Household hazardous waste collection event for Union County residents in New Providence, Oct. 19

NEW PROVIDENCE – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will sponsor a Household Special Waste Collection event on Saturday, Oct. 19, so Union County residents can get rid of outdated or unwanted household chemicals, mercury thermostats, propane tanks, and automobile tires in an environmentally safe manner. The household hazardous waste collection will take place […]

Historian will speak on McClellan’s Other Story at Summit Old Guard

SUMMIT — Author and Historian William B. Styple, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its meeting, 10 a.m., Oct. 8. His topic will be “McClellan’s Other Story – The Political Intrigue of Col. Thomas M. Key.” Kentucky-born Colonel Thomas Marshall Key served as a “Confidential Aide” on the staff of Major General George […]

Make that 11 Union County football teams that qualified for the state playoffs; Linden makes the grade in North 2, Group 4

Tigers sneak in after beating Bridgewater-Raritan 23-21 Saturday for their first home win and only second victory of the season

I originally reported a couple of weeks ago that 10 Union County football teams qualified for the state playoffs. Make that 11. Linden snuck in in North 2, Group 4 after posting its first home win of the season, defeating Bridgewater-Raritan 23-21 Saturday at Cooper Field. As a result, the Tigers (2-6) earned the seventh […]

Union County encourages Hurricane Sandy preparedness

With Hurricane Sandy still on track to hit the Union County area by Monday, Oct. 26, the Freeholder Board is urging residents to take steps to prepare this weekend. The freeholder board is reminding County residents that basic steps can be taken to be prepared for the storm,  including stocking up on a few days’ […]