Girl Scouts of Cranford earn prestigious Gold, Silver Awards

CRANFORD, NJ — On the evening of Wednesday, May 23, the Girl Scouts of Cranford, Service Unit 48, presented the national organization’s most prestigious honor — the Gold Award — to three young women of Cranford. The Gold Award recipients — Julia Lachenauer, Ellen Rokicki and Isabella Stoto — were honored at a recognition dinner […]

Keyboard player sees the world from Cranford

Keyboard player sees the world from Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ — Mark Baron was spending a quiet Sunday afternoon dutifully whipping up a batch of chicken enchiladas. His kitchen is about 120 miles — and a world away — from where he’d been the previous night. Baron shared the stage with music royalty on a recent Saturday night as he played a gig with […]

Union swimmer sets sights on Argentina, Tokyo

Union swimmer sets sights on Argentina, Tokyo

UNION, NJ — While many high school students have their sights set on graduation and college, one senior is aiming for an additional goal: the 2020 Summer Olympics. Kai Legband is working toward swimming for Bermuda in Tokyo in two years — and he may have a shot. In April, the Union High School senior […]

Final Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here for 2018

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FINAL BASEBALL STANDINGS FOR 2018 SEASON WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (6-3-1) – repeat outright champions 2-Scotch Plains (6-4) 3-Westfield (5-4) 4-Cranford (4-5-1) 5-Union (4-6) 6-Elizabeth (3-6) Not played: Elizabeth at Westfield MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-New Providence (7-1) – outright champions 2-Johnson (6-2) 3-Summit (5-3) 4-Union Catholic (2-6) 5-Linden (0-8) […]

Roselle Park softball reaches first Group 1 state championship game since 2003; Panthers top Cedar Grove 2-1 in 8 innings in Group 1 semifinals

Now seeking program's 2nd state crown

The Roselle Park softball team not only scored in a group semifinal game for the first time in more than a decade, but the Panthers captured one for the first time in 15 years. Roselle Park – the 3-peat North 2, Group 1 champion – defeated repeat North 1, Group 1 champ Cedar Grove 2-1 […]

Roselle school board asks for state probe of district office

Roselle school board asks for state probe of district office

ROSELLE, NJ — The local school board approved a measure at its Feb. 26 meeting to have its counsel contact the state to investigate its central office. School board member Archange Antoine motioned for a vote to ask the state Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance to investigate the district’s central office. The move comes […]

Johnson senior Visconti now 17 points away from 2,000 as he scores 26 to help lead Crusaders to 62-52 UCT win at Plainfield; Next game is at Delaware Valley Feb. 12

JOHNSON SENIOR BOYS’ BASKETBALL PLAYER GEORGE VISCONTI (No. 14) 1,983 career points with 3 regular season games and at least one more county tournament game and one state tournament game to go. Johnson’s next game is at Delaware Valley Monday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. JOHNSON BOYS’ BASKETBALL 2017-2018: (13-6 overall, 9-1 won share of […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here as of Feb. 5

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 5 WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (6-0) 2-Patrick School (3-2) Linden (3-2) 4-Plainfield (1-5) Elizabeth (1-5) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (5-0) 2-Union (3-2) 3-Union Catholic (2-2) 4-Westfield (0-6) VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): 1-Rahway (10-0) 2-Scotch Plains (8-1) 3-Summit (6-3) 4-Roselle (4-6) […]

Union County Tournament boys’ and girls’ basketball dates here; Both championship games are Saturday, Feb. 24 at Kean

Here are the dates for the boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournaments. The boys’, which is the oldest in the state, goes back to 1937, with this year being the 82nd annual edition. The girls’ began in 1976, with this being tournament No. 43. Here are the dates: SEEDING (for both): Wednesday, Feb. 7 […]

Cranford adds officers, promotes detective in police revamp

CRANFORD, NJ — Three new probationary police officers were welcomed and a detective was promoted to sergeant in the police department at the Dec. 19 Cranford Township Committee meeting, continuing a revamp of the department, which hired its 11th police chief in October. “It is a great day for the Cranford Police Department,” Chief Ryan Greco […]