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 […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball begins 4-0 after winning own holiday tournament; Lions host The Patrick School Jan 4 in big Watchung Division clash

The Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball team began January perfect at 4-0 after winning its own holiday tournament. The Lions defeated West Orange 46-40 in last week’s championship game two days after beating Matawan 66-39. All-Tournament Team selection Victoria Jacobs scored a team-high 15 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, to help lead the Lions […]

Hillsider named to Forbes’ list

HILLSIDE, NJ — Iyore Olaye’s passion for the sciences and technology were evident even while she was growing up in Hillside, where she spent weekends and summers while visiting one of her parents. “Iyore was a very ambitious and hardworking, phenomenal student,” her sister, Iredia Olaye, said. “She just gravitated towards the sciences, playing with […]

Legendary New Providence football coach Frank Bottone passes at age 86; Winningest gridiron coach in Union County

He guided Pioneers to 8 state championships

Legendary New Providence football coach Frank Bottone has passed at the age of 86. He will truly be missed by not only his family and the New Providence community, but by a New Jersey football community that came to know him over the past 50 years. Bottone went out a winner, the last game he coached […]

10 Union County football teams qualify for the playoffs; North 2, Group 1 matchup pits Roselle Park at Glen Ridge

SUMMIT – Now the games really matter. Let the playoffs commence! In Union County 10 of its 17 teams qualified, including Westfield, which for the first time is the top seed in North 2, Group 5. The two-time defending champion Blue Devils are 8-0 for the third straight year and have the state’s longest winning […]

Garretson is not mentioned, yet looms over Hillside mayoral debate

Garretson is not mentioned, yet  looms over Hillside mayoral debate

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson was not mentioned by name among those vying to replace her, yet she loomed large at the mayoral candidates debate at Abraham P. Morris Early Childhood Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25. “We have to stop hiring people at top salaries, crony political appointments, hiring people who don’t deserve their […]