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, […]

OPINION: Student lives matter

EDITORIAL Sen. Ray Lesniak likes to say that his door is always open to address any concerns of his constituents, but his door was decidedly closed when about 75 people marched back and forth in front of it, chanting, waving signs and calling for the firing of Kean University President Dawood Farahi on Martin Luther […]

Sheriff’s Office collecting coats and toys

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the officers’ Tree of Hope charity, is currently hosting a winter clothing and toy drive that will benefit Union County’s homeless and families in need, Sheriff Joseph Cryan announce recently. Officers are now collecting new and slightly used winter clothing and toys for […]

One last look at 2015 Union County football season

The 2015 Union County football season will always be remembered as the year Cranford cemented 12-0 for the first time, Westfield captured its first state championship in 38 years – en route to a program-first 12-0 mark – and that Brearley came oh so close to joining Cranford and Westfield at 12-0, falling just one […]

Brearley boys’ soccer bests Schalick 1-0 to capture program’s 3rd state championship; Justin Estremera scores lone goal in first half to lift Bears to second Group 1 title in three years

Goalkeeper Martinez posts fifth state tournament shutout in six games, comes up with several big saves

When it comes to Group 1, Brearley boys’ soccer is the best once again! For the second time in three years and for the third time in program history, Brearley captured the Group 1 state championship. This time the Bears bested a 21-1-1 Shalick team 1-0 in the Nov. 22 title game played at Kean University’s […]