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Mother and Son Graduate from Union County College Together

July 9, 2018

CRANFORD - For Ana Amaya and her son, Roberto, May 23, 2018 marked the completion of a dream when they both crossed the stage at Union County College’s Commencement, and receive their Associate Degree. They both describe their time at UCC as “a great experience” and are particularly thankful to have served as academic tutors in the College’s Academic ...

Linden High School Senior Qualifies for National Roller Figure Skating Championship

LINDEN, NJ - Jaclyn Beviano, who will be a Senior at Linden High School in the fall, won a bronze medal in the Eastern Region Championship roller skating competition on June 26 in Delanco, N.J.

Placing third in the freestyle division qualifies Beviano for the 2018 USA Roller Sports Roller Figure Skating National Championships, which will take place in Lincoln, Neb., from July 22 to ...

Union County College Appoints New Dean of Elizabeth Campus

CRANFORD – Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo has been appointed to serve as the Dean of Elizabeth Campus effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Rapalo joined Union County College’s administration in 2015 as Dean of the Social Sciences/Business/History Division.

As Dean of Elizabeth Campus, Dr. Rapalo oversees 12 College departments located in the Lessner and Kellogg Buildings. His 15 years of ...

Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham Has Been Sworn in as Union County Undersheriff

July 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Parham, the former chief of the Linden Police Department, was sworn in as Union County Undersheriff on Friday.

Parham was a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, moving up the ladder from officer to captain to chief. He joins the staff of Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli and fellow undersheriffs Amilcar Colon and Dennis ...

Linden Firefighters Joined Other Departments in Response to Two-Alarm Rahway Fire

RAHWAY, NJ - Firefighters from Linden joined Rahway, Cranford, Roselle and Elizabeth Fire Departments to converge on a two-alarm fire at 1645 Irving Street in Rahway on Thursday afternoon.

Union County EMS and Union County fire investigators also responded to the call at the two-story building.

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Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Motor Vehicle Crash in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - An Elizabeth man suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident that took place in Linden early Thursday morning.

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, Linden Police and Fire units responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of E. St. George Avenue and N. Park Avenue.

Preliminary reports indicated that a 2013 ...

Rahway's Jordan West Finishes 6th in Shot Put at IAAF U20 Junior World Track & Field Championships; USA's Piperi 2nd

July 13, 2018

TAMPERE, FINLAND - Jordan West of Rahway finished sixth in the shot put on the first day of the IAAF U20 Junior World Track & Field Championships held Tuesday in Tampere Stadium.

West's best throw was his first, which traveled 19.86 meters/65 feet, 2 inches. The sophomore at the University of Tennessee followed with four straight foul attempts.

Adrian Piperi of ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

Former Linden Police Chief to be Appointed as Union County Undersheriff

July 10, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham is set to be sworn in as a Union County Undersheriff, this Friday.

As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of 2016. 

During his first month as Chief, Parham along with other Linden Police ...

Benson, Burzichelli & Lampitt Bill to Make Major Investment in Career/Technical Education & School Security & Water Infrastructure Upgrades Heads to Governor

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, John Burzichelli and Pamela Lampitt to invest in career and technical education programs offered by county vocational school districts and county colleges, as well as school security and water infrastructure upgrades received final legislative approval Sunday and now heads to the governor’s ...

5th Annual Roselle House Music Festival Opens this Weekend in Warinanco Park

July 12, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ -  The 5th Annual Roselle House Music Festival opens on Saturday, July 14 in Warinanco Park for a two-day dance event.

Guest DJ’s from all over the area will be playing house music over the two-day span from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday.

The event will also feature food and merchandise vendors.

The event is sponsored by Magic's Royal Production ...

It's the Third of July, Chris Fritz and the Impulsives Lead Tuesday's Night Entertainment Opportunities on Long Beach Island and in Stafford

LONG BEACH ISLAND –Tuesday entertainment headlines with a free concert from 7-9 p.m. at Bayview Park in Long Beach Township.  Chris Fritz and the Impulsives are performing  Visitors are reminded to bring a beach chair, a cooler to enjoy the concert and beautiful sunset at the bay. 

Here is the list of Tuesday',s additional entertainment options in Stafford ...

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Opens Camp DeWitt Conference Center

July 5, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – If you don’t know by now, Girl Scouts is much more than cookies, crafts, and summer camp.

In fact, the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey say they should host your next professional business conference, special event, or any other big celebration in which you are looking to seriously impress.

Look no further than Camp DeWitt in Hillsborough, the site of ...

Former Linden Police Chief to be Appointed as Union County Undersheriff

July 10, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham is set to be sworn in as a Union County Undersheriff, this Friday.

As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of 2016. 

During his first month as Chief, Parham along with other Linden Police ...

Benson, Burzichelli & Lampitt Bill to Make Major Investment in Career/Technical Education & School Security & Water Infrastructure Upgrades Heads to Governor

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, John Burzichelli and Pamela Lampitt to invest in career and technical education programs offered by county vocational school districts and county colleges, as well as school security and water infrastructure upgrades received final legislative approval Sunday and now heads to the governor’s ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Linden High School Senior Qualifies for National Roller Figure Skating Championship

LINDEN, NJ - Jaclyn Beviano, who will be a Senior at Linden High School in the fall, won a bronze medal in the Eastern Region Championship roller skating competition on June 26 in Delanco, N.J.

Placing third in the freestyle division qualifies Beviano for the 2018 USA Roller Sports Roller Figure Skating National Championships, which will take place in Lincoln, Neb., from July 22 to ...

Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham Has Been Sworn in as Union County Undersheriff

July 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Parham, the former chief of the Linden Police Department, was sworn in as Union County Undersheriff on Friday.

Parham was a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, moving up the ladder from officer to captain to chief. He joins the staff of Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli and fellow undersheriffs Amilcar Colon and Dennis ...

Roselle Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case      

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month has been charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal abuse by ...

Former Linden Police Chief to be Appointed as Union County Undersheriff

LINDEN, NJ - Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham is set to be sworn in as a Union County Undersheriff, this Friday.

As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of 2016. 

During his first month as Chief, Parham along with other Linden Police ...

Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham Has Been Sworn in as Union County Undersheriff

July 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jonathan Parham, the former chief of the Linden Police Department, was sworn in as Union County Undersheriff on Friday.

Parham was a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, moving up the ladder from officer to captain to chief. He joins the staff of Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli and fellow undersheriffs Amilcar Colon and Dennis ...

Linden Firefighters Joined Other Departments in Response to Two-Alarm Rahway Fire

RAHWAY, NJ - Firefighters from Linden joined Rahway, Cranford, Roselle and Elizabeth Fire Departments to converge on a two-alarm fire at 1645 Irving Street in Rahway on Thursday afternoon.

Union County EMS and Union County fire investigators also responded to the call at the two-story building.

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Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Motor Vehicle Crash in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - An Elizabeth man suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident that took place in Linden early Thursday morning.

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, Linden Police and Fire units responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of E. St. George Avenue and N. Park Avenue.

Preliminary reports indicated that a 2013 ...

Rahway's Jordan West Finishes 6th in Shot Put at IAAF U20 Junior World Track & Field Championships; USA's Piperi 2nd

July 13, 2018

TAMPERE, FINLAND - Jordan West of Rahway finished sixth in the shot put on the first day of the IAAF U20 Junior World Track & Field Championships held Tuesday in Tampere Stadium.

West's best throw was his first, which traveled 19.86 meters/65 feet, 2 inches. The sophomore at the University of Tennessee followed with four straight foul attempts.

Adrian Piperi of ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

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Union County College Track and Field Team Competed in NJCAA Division III Championship

July 12, 2018

CRANFORD – Student-athletes on the Union County College women’s and men’s track and field teams competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship from May 10-12, 2018, at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York.

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Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...