Jamil Jackson, 1989 Elizabeth graduate, takes over as head football coach at Elizabeth; Is his first stint as a head coach, succeeding quite successful John Quinn at the helm of the Minutemen

Jamil Jackson, Class of 1989, was just hired as the new head football coach at Elizabeth, succeeding John Quinn, who was in charge for six seasons from 2010-2015. Jackson, who as a senior starred on Elizabeth’s 1988 North 2, Group 4 state championship team, is Elizabeth’s 17th head football coach. The Elizabeth Board of Education […]

Roselle Park residents report parking and noise problems at Heart of Worship Church

Roselle Park residents report parking and noise problems at Heart of Worship Church

A camaraderie between Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson and and property owner George D’Agostino has been reported to LocalSource by residents as well as a local business owner. The mayor requests that any residents with complaints regarding Heart of Worship Church come to discuss it with him in person. He also stated that the lack […]

Essex-Union Underclassemen All-Star Baseball Game includes pitchers Doren of GL and Geissel of SP; June 20 event to take place at Kean

Union County seeks first win since 2012

The 7th annual Essex-Union Underclassmen All-Star Baseball Game is set to be played tonight – Monday, June 20 – at Kean University’s Jim Hynes Class of 1963 Stadium in Union. Two players have been added to the Union County roster, including pitchers Vin Doren of Governor Livingston and Tim Geissel of Scotch Plains. Doren, a […]

Johnson softball captures first sectional title since 1996; Junior RH Randazza tops Voorhees 6-2, blasts 3-run HR

Central Jersey, Group 2 champion Crusaders will next face SJ, G2 champ West Deptford in June 7 Group 2 semifinal at Rowan University

The Johnson softball team added to its first Union County Tournament championship since 1981 and outright Union County Conference-Watchung Division title by capturing its first sectional crown since 1996. The third-seeded Crusaders defeated eighth-seeded Voorhees 6-2 in the June 2 Central Jersey, Group 2 championship game played at Johnson High School in Clark. Johnson, guided by head […]

Johnson softball was 1 out away 20 years ago – a look back at the 1996 UCT softball championship game

Editor’s note: JR Parachini covered the 1996 softball Union County Tournament championship game at Linden’s Memorial Field, which turned out to be the agony of defeat for the Johnson Regional Crusaders and the thrill of yet another championship victory for the five-time defending champion Union Farmers. The Johnson softball team last won the Union County […]

Paint Possibilities event fosters hope and healing

Paint Possibilities event fosters hope and healing

UNION, NJ — Kean University’s Occupational Therapy Community Cares Clinic hosted “Paint Possibilities,” an event modeled around the popular “paint night” events. Opportunity Project, a nonprofit clubhouse for adults with brain injuries located in Millburn, took part in the program. Led by a Kean fine arts graduate student, participants were treated to an afternoon of creative […]

GL baseball tops Union twice, earns 3rd seed for UCT; Junior RH Schneider tosses 7-hit shutout

Farmers are 5th seed; defending champion Cranford seeded 4th

UNION – When does a first-year varsity pitcher start to be considered an ace? When he starts to display a blend of consistency and dominance on the mound and believes in his pitches. Cole Schneider is becoming such a hurler for Governor Livingston. The junior right hander tossed a seven-hit shutout Monday in stopping host […]

Peacock featured at museum

UNION, NJ — Caldwell Parsonage will present a program on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. about Eulace Peacock, a graduate of Union High School, Class of 1933, who was a United States track and field competitor on a par with Jesse Owens. Owens said of Peacock in 1935, “Eulace is a great […]

Basketball UCTs down to the semifinals; Top 4 seeds make it for both

Roselle Catholic boys' still seeking first crown

In what is annually the last week before the state tournaments commence, Union County basketball will continue its path toward crowning new champions. The boys’ and girls’ Union County Tournaments have now reached the semifinal stages, with the top 4 seeds advancing in both. The top 4 seeds making it on the boys’ side is […]

Hollywood Florist named Union’s business of the month

UNION, NJ — Following its tradition of spotlighting local Union businesses, the Township Committee recently named Hollywood Florist and Greenhouse Inc. the January Business of the Month. “We are extremely proud to be called home by such a distinguished business,” said Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo. “Not only are they family owned for almost 100 years, […]