Swimming: Saint Joseph High School Wins 40th Consecutive County Championship


PERTH AMBOY, NJ – Saint Joseph High School won its 40th consecutive GMAC championship at Raritan Bay Area YMCA by defeating longtime rivals East Brunswick, J.P. Stevens and Metuchen.

Team Results

  1. Saint Joseph (Metuchen) 614.50
  2. East Brunswick 563
  3. J.P. Stevens 417
  4. Metuchen 277.50
  5. North Brunswick 220

Individual Results:

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Michael Botting won the 200 IM with a time of 1:57.02 and the 100 Backstroke with a time of 53.96. Botting also combined with Sean Carlucci, Michael D'Esposito, and Trent Tighelaar to win the 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:31.16.

When the Falcons began this incredible run:

  • Jimmy Carter was in office.
  • ESPN was preparing to launch on September 7.
  • Pope John Paul II visited his native Poland, becoming the first pope to visit a Communist country
  • Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin signed the historic peace treaty between Egypt and Israel
  • Snowboards and the Sony Walkman were introduced
  • The top movies were Alien, The Amityville Horror, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Deer Hunter, and Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Hit songs included the Bee Gees' Love You Inside Out, Rod Stewart's Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Blondie's Heart of Glass, and Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, and Pink Floyd release the multi award-winning concept album The Wall.
  • M*A*S*H, Happy Days, Little House on the Prairie, The Love Boat, and Dallas ruled TV.

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Cranford H.S. Athletes of the Week: Anna Horne & Phil Marotta

April 17, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - Due to impressive performances as goalies for varsity lacrosse, Anna Horne and Phil Marotta are Cranford High School's Athletes of the Week.

Horne, a junior, has 408 career saves. Her current total for the season is 84 saves as she helped lead the Cougars to victory in games against Montville and Governor Livingston.

"I like the team dynamic of lacrosse," ...

Northside Kitchen Wins ‘Best Bite’ at Westfield’s Sandwichfest

April 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Northside Kitchen’s fried chicken sandwich beat sandwiches from nine other local restaurants to win “Best Bite” by popular vote at Sandwichfest Sunday. Northside Kitchen is located at 760 Prospect St. in Westfield.

More than 400 ticket holders each had a chance to taste 10 sandwiches and vote for their favorite, according to Rory Chadwick, one of ...

Cranford Knights Wecome Chief Ryan Greco

April 23, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17, the Cranford Knights of Columbus welcomed Cranford Police Chief Ryan Greco for a Meet and Greet before the start of the General Meeting. Chief Greco shared his vision for the Department and held a Q&A session for all Knights present at the Meeting. As a token of their appreciation, the Council gave Chief Greco an American Flag that was flown over the Capitol in ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI Arrest & More

April 17, 2018

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1. 04/10/2018 10:11 a.m.

North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Manuel Ramos, 20, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Thomas ...

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‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...