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 […]

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 […]