UCT wrestling at Union Jan. 14; Returning champions and 4-time champions listed here

Here is a look at this year’s returning Union County Tournament wrestling champions and the event’s only seven 4-time winners. The 42nd annual wrestling Union County Tournament is scheduled to take place this Saturday – Jan. 14 – at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. Competition will go from – roughly – 9 a.m. […]

Roselle clerk on paid leave going on four years

Some in Roselle government seek to avoid action, which might disclose ‘unflattering’ information

ROSELLE, NJ — It may be the best job in Union County. A borough of Roselle clerk, put on administrative leave more than four years ago, has been paid a hefty annual salary for not working ever since. Rhona Bluestein, who began working for the borough in 2005, was suspended from her position on May 8, […]

Cranford football qualifies for playoffs for 6th consecutive season; This time it’s in Central Jersey, Group 3 for the first time

Cougars wrap regular season at Delaware Valley Nov. 4

HILLSIDE – When Erik Rosenmeier took over as the Cranford head coach in 2005 – his first head coaching stint – he inherited a program that had just qualified for the state playoffs three years in a row. Those were only the second, third and fourth seasons that Cranford did qualify, with 1984 Cranford graduate […]

Big FB games Friday, Oct. 28 include Bridgewater-Raritan at Union, Linden hosting Plainfield, North Plainfield at Johnson and New Providence at Brearley; On Saturday, Oct. 29 there is 5-1 Rahway at 6-1 Summit, while Cranford seeks to clinch a 6th consecutive playoff season

Dayton, because of a lack of healthy players, had to forfeit its second straight game

There are nine football games involving Union County teams this weekend, with five on Friday, Oct. 28 and four more on Saturday, Oct. 29. Teams that are off this weekend include Roselle Park (2-5), Roselle (7-0) and Westfield (7-0). This weekend and next weekend are the final regular season weekends before the state playoffs commence […]

Cranford gymnasts capture Union County meet championship, preventing host Westfield from winning an 11th straight title; McAuliffe, Infante, Markase help lead the way

Cougars last won event in 1989

Congratulations to the Cranford gymnastics team for capturing this past Friday’s (Oct. 21) Union County meet for the first time since 1989 and preventing defending champion and host Westfield from winning the championship for the 11th consecutive year. The last school other than Westfield to win the championship was Union in 2005. Westfield won every […]

There will be no football at Arminio Field Oct. 22; Dayton forfeits its game at Roselle

Head coach Dominic Cuniglio: "I can't comment. The only person that can is Superintendent of Schools Michael Davino."

The Dayton football team forfeited its scheduled Saturday, Oct. 22 game at Roselle, it’s been reported. Although Dayton has not issued the reason why yet, the guess here is that it’s probably a safety issue. Group 1 Dayton is 1-5 and coming off a 47-0 home loss to Hillside last week. The Bulldogs were scheduled […]

Union at Westfield; Somerville at Rahway; Summit at GL; Brearley at Dayton featured Union County FB games Oct. 7, 8

The big football game in Union County this weekend is Saturday’s (Oct. 8) undefeated matchup featuring Union (3-0) at Westfield (4-0) at Westfield’s Gary Kehler Stadium. However, there are several intriguing matchups Friday night (Oct. 7), including a battle of 4-0 teams in Rahway. In Rahway’s first-ever game at its new turf field at Rahway […]

UCT girls’ soccer set to commence with preliminary round games Sept. 29; Cranford is the 3rd seed

Westfield, which last won the championship outright 15 years ago, is the top seed for the 36th annual girls’ soccer Union County Tournament. The last three times the Blue Devils were crowned champs they shared the title with Scotch Plains in 2012 and 2006 and with Oak Knoll in 2002. Westfield has won the most […]

Union County football schedule for Sept. 23, 24; picks and Union County Top 10 here

There are several entertaining and exciting Union County football matchups this weekend. On Friday, Sept. 23 Herm Shaw Field we have 2-0 Belvidere at 2-0 Roselle Park. Both teams have begun with two shutouts, Belvidere both at home and Roselle Park both on the road. On Satuday, Sept. 24 at Arminio Field we have 2-0 […]

Union’s haunted Caldwell Parsonage

Union’s haunted Caldwell Parsonage

Union, NJ — The Caldwell Parsonage has a long — and haunted — past. Located on Caldwell Avenue in Union, it is an important and indelible part of Union’s fascinating history and, according to some, the players in the drama — although gone for hundreds of years — continue to live on at the historic […]