Cranford girls’ soccer seeks first UCT title since 2009; Top-seeded Cougars will take on 3rd-seeded Westfield Oct. 25 at Johnson High School

Cranford won both Watchung Division meetings by one goal, the first one decided in overtime

Right back where they expected to be. That can be said for the Cranford Cougars as they are, for the second straight season, one win away from capturing their first county crown since 2009. The 39th annual girls’ soccer Union County Tournament championship game will pit third-seeded Westfield (8-3-5) vs. top-seeded Cranford (13-3-1) Friday night […]

Rahway football was last 5-0 and 6-0 in last state championship season of 1984; Indians captured North 2, Group 3 that year for 3rd time in playoff era

Here's a look at results from that 8-2-1 state title season from 1984

Rahway came close to winning a state championship last year. This year the Indians presently have the look of a team that will accomplish that feat. Standout senior middle linebacker Qualil Lumpkins likes where Rahway is at the moment, but also cautions: “stay hungry and take it one game at a time.” Rahway defeated Cranford […]

Union to seek state money for library renovations

Union to seek state money for library renovations

UNION, N.J. — The township is looking to expand and renovate the public library’s main branch on Morris Avenue, but will need money from funds approved in a state bond referendum three years ago to get the work done. “We wanted to apply because we knew that we wanted to bring our library up to […]

Roselle man charged with setting four fires within hours

Roselle man charged with setting four fires within hours

ROSELLE, NJ — A Roselle man has been arrested and is being held for starting four fires in a matter hours in neighboring Linden, including one that severely damaged a medical office building and another that destroyed a vacant house, officials said. According to an Aug. 1 press release from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office […]

Digital scanners are introduced on select NJ Transit buses

UNION COUNTY, NJ — NJ Transit has begun a pilot program on select bus routes to introduce a new fare-payment technology. Since June 6, customers on several NJ Transit buses have been using an onboard ticket-validation system that scans barcodes on paper and mobile tickets. This program is the first step toward the future acceptance […]

North holds on to edge South 24-23 as field goal on last play is no good; Union’s Lucien sparks North defense in Phil Simms All-Star Game at Kean

UNION – The North needed to be good – and it was – and it needed to be lucky – and it was. No matter, the North will take it. When South placekicker Jake Hurler’s game-winning 25-yard field goal attempt hit off the right upright on the final play of the game, the North jubilantly […]

Roselle Park softball seeks to capture program-record 4th straight sectional title; Panthers host Whippany Park May 28

For the fourth year in a row the Roselle Park softball team will be playing for a sectional championship. To even reach four straight sectional finals is quite an achievement. You first have to put yourself in the position of making the states. Then you need to be among the top teams in the section […]

Scotch Plains baseball – behind solid Merkel pitching, 11 hits and clean defense – tops Watchung Division rival Elizabeth in home-opener; Ramos hits safely twice in 1st

Kirian slugs 3-run triple to center in 3rd

SCOTCH PLAINS – Elizabeth quickly had first and second and nobody out in the top of the first after leadoff batter Izzy Santana smoked a single to left and lefty swinging Andre Tirso walked. Then Scotch Plains pitcher Nick Merkel noticed something behind him. “I saw the runner at second base jump, he was leaning,” […]

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