Boys Swimming: Gov. Livingston Highlanders Back to Work in Win over Cranford

WARREN, NJ - The Governor Livingston Men’s Swim Team stopped Cranford, 117-53, in their first meet back from Winter Break on Monday. 

Swimming at home, the relay team of Jack O’Halloran, Chris Rampaul-Pino, Ellis Sartorio and Declan Feely started strong, winning the 200 Medley Relay in a time of 1:46.65.  In the 200 freestyle event, Matt Zarrelli, Alan Du, and Evan Wallace finished in the top three spots to push the Highlander lead to 23-7.  Sartorio finished first in the 200 Individual Medley with Duytam Vu and Jimmy Pitingolo finished third and fourth, respectively.  In an exciting finish, Cranford’s Nicky Riggins out touched Killian Quinn to win the 50 free in a time of 23.24 seconds.  David Martinez finished first in the 100 Butterfly with teammate Feely finished second.  GL kept up the pressure in the 100 freestyle race with Jason Wong finishing first, Dylan Wallace finishing third and Brett O’Brien fourth. 

O’Halloran finished first in the 500 free with Pitingolo and Tony Ho finishing three and four.  The 200 free relay team of Quinn, Feely, Zarrelli and Wong finished first upping the overall lead to 85-39.  Martinez, Dylan Wallace and Andrew DelDuca finished one, three, and four with Cranford’s Jared Quinn finishing second.  In the 100 breaststroke, Zarrelli out-dueled fellow teammate Rampaul-Pino to the finish line, winning in a time of 1:07.01.  Wrapping up the win in the 400 free relay was the Highlander team of O’Halloran, Quinn, Sartorio and Vu, winning in a time of 3:38.75. 

GL now takes their 5-0 record on the road Thursday with a meeting with longtime foe, Summit.  The Hill Toppers boast a strong lineup and a long standing win streak against GL.  Come out and support the GL swim teams this Thursday at 3:30 p.m.  

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Union County Freeholder Vernell Wright Recognized for Lifetime of Community Service

February 27, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Freeholder Vernell Wright will be presented with the annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award on Monday, February 27 as part of the Union County 2017 Black History Month Celebration at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

“Black History Month is a time to celebrate and learn about the rich culture of ...

Union County Prosecutor’s Office Launches Twitter Account

In an effort to better connect and engage with the local public and news media, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office today is launching an official Twitter account, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

The account, @UCPONJ, is live now, and will be managed by Prosecutor’s Office Director of Communications Mark Spivey.

“Transparency and ...

New Providence High School Hosts College Fair March 14

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence High School will host a College Fair on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at New Providence High School, located at 35 Pioneer Drive. Representatives from over 115 colleges and universities nationwide will be in attendance.

Participants include post-secondary institutions such as Bucknell University,  Colgate University, ...

Real Solutions Not Resolutions – Personal Training Special Offer

Take advantage of Real Solutions Not Resolutions – a 6 Week Personal Training Special Offer at the Summit YMCA! With the help of a personal trainer and wellness coach, a specific training and wellness program will be developed to get the results you want. Included are 3 – 45 minute personal training sessions, 3 wellness coaching sessions, 1 nutrition session and 2 fitness ...

Watchung Reservation Mountain Biking

February 27, 2017

A proposal is working its way to the Union County Freeholders to cut almost 13.5 miles of new trails in the beautiful and historic Watchung Reservation, to be used exclusively for off road mountain bikes. These bikes are designed for rough terrain and stunts.

Mountain biking and hiking are incompatible.  A bike might be travelling 30 miles an hour down a narrow winding path when it meets ...

Long Hill's Country Farms Reports Armed Robbery, Police Seek Suspect

February 27, 2017

MILLINGTON, NJ - The Long Hill Township Police Department is actively investigating an armed robbery, they posted in their Facebook page.

The Country Farms convenience store located at 87 Division Avenue Millington, was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday at approximately 8:20 pm, police said.

The armed suspect is described as a male, Caucasian, approximately 5’9” tall, thin ...

Union County Seeks Input on Mountain Biking

February 24, 2017

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The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Trailside Nature & Science ...

Rep. Lance Answers Questions on Trump's Border Wall, Education and the Free Press

February 24, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the third in our series reporting on Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall, which he held Wednesday evening at Raritan Valley Community College. The first installment reported on the protestors outside of the Town Hall, and Lance’s responses to questions about the Affordable Care Act and funding Planned Parenthood. The second installment covered the issues of ...

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Mayor's Round Table Discusses Redevelopment, YMCA

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township as well as answer questions submitted by citizens. 

Included in this episode, Mayor Woodruff provides an update on Redevelopment and the Berkeley Heights YMCA/Community Pool proposal. 

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