Union household represents township on ‘Family Feud’

Union household represents township on ‘Family Feud’

UNION, NJ — It didn’t come as a surprise to the Carroll family when they received news that they were going to be on the game show, “Family Feud.” They were confident their sense of humor, positive attitudes and individuality had impressed the judges during the audition process. “We always said that we wanted to […]

Cranford considers overhauling school district

CRANFORD, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Scott Rubin is seeking to engage the community and solicit input on a sweeping array of changes he first outlined in the school board’s Oct. 8 workshop meeting. The biggest changes in what Rubin has termed a “reimagining” of the district would be the creation of free full-day kindergarten […]

Off-duty Hillside cop killed in Linden crash

LINDEN, NJ — An off-duty Hillside police officer was killed and another person seriously injured in an early morning automobile crash Oct. 15 that closed U.S. Routes 1 & 9 in Linden in both directions for more than six hours. Hillside Police Officer Giovanni Esposito, 30, who joined the Hillside Police Department in November 2017, […]

Former All-Star Dykstra indicted in Linden incident

Former All-Star Dykstra indicted in Linden incident

LINDEN, NJ — Former Major League Baseball All-Star Lenny Dykstra has been indicted on three counts for drugs and making terroristic threats during an early morning altercation with a ride-sharing driver in May that occurred in Linden. The 55-year-old former outfielder, who played from 1985 to 1996 with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, […]

Original songs to a ukulele, Union’s Got Talent

Original songs to a ukulele, Union’s Got Talent

UNION, NJ — They came with acts from original songs to dance routines to a ukulele, from ages 6 to 63. The sounds of cheering and endless applause echoed throughout Union High School with Jinky Marie Abalos finally prevailing in the sixth annual Union’s Got Talent competition. “I wasn’t even thinking of winning, I just […]

Family sues Catholic school for third time

Family sues Catholic school for third time

KENILWORTH, NJ — The family of a girl who sued and won to allow her to play on the boys basketball team at a Catholic school last year is suing the school for a third time, along with the Newark Archdiocese and 97 other entities, claiming their children were bullied, harassed and intimidated and the […]

Winfield Park vet gets Vietnam medals half century late

Winfield Park vet gets Vietnam medals half century late

WINFIELD PARK, NJ — On Aug. 12, 1970, Stephen Thorpe was aboard a transport helicopter known throughout the Army as a “Huey.” He had been in Vietnam for about 10 months and found himself approaching a landing zone near the South Vietnamese village of Khe Sanh to extract a reconnaissance patrol involved in a firefight. The […]

Linden mayor race turns personal with conviction reference

LINDEN, NJ — The city’s mayoral race turned personal when Mayor Derek Armstead revealed in an interview with LocalSource that independent candidate John Principato was convicted of selling drugs. During an Oct. 4 phone interview, Armstead said he helped Principato become approved to be a firefighter some 25 years ago even though “he was a […]

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 […]

Kenilworth bar hit with restrictions after neighbors air complaints

Kenilworth bar hit with restrictions after neighbors air complaints

KENILWORTH, NJ — A local bar that agreed to pay a fine to state officials earlier this year has been hit with new restrictions by municipal authorities after neighbors lodged numerous complaints of loud, boisterous and allegedly illegal late-night behavior by patrons. Effective Oct. 15, the Gavelstone Bar and Grill on South Michigan Avenue, located […]