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2017 Summer Slow Pitch Champions

2017 Big Apple Ticket League Champions Credits: Big Apple Ticket

Congratulations are in order for Big Apple Ticket, the 2017 Rahway Recreation Men’s Summer Slow Pitch USA Softball League and Round Robin Champions.  After a first round bye, Big Apple Ticket won their second round series against Cooler Crushers before winning the championship series against longtime rival Styles Inn, crowning them league champions for a record 10 straight seasons.  Game 1 of the championship series was a hard fought 3-1 victory for Big Apple, followed by a 14-2 victory in the deciding game.  

In the Round Robin tournament, Big Apple Ticket defeated league newcomers Rahway Public Works, before beating rival Butch Kowal’s Tavern in the semifinals and Style’s Inn for the round robin championship.  

The historic Rahway Slow Pitch Softball League was formed over 40 years ago and has seen teams such as Butch Kowal’s Tavern, Cooler Crushers, Garwood Lanes, and Styles Inn compete for decades with the addition of newer teams like the Rahway Fire Fighters, D.P.W. and N.P.C.  In an age where slow pitch leagues are becoming a piece of the past, the Rahway league is looking to expand.  If you are interested in joining the 2018 Summer league as a free agent, as a team, or as a local business looking to sponsor a team, please email Anthony Deige for more information at

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Cranford soon-to-be senior Johnny Bush took his shot to qualify for a USGA championship on Wednesday.

Bush shot a 6-over-par 76 (38-38) to finish in a five-way tie for 21st place in a U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the par 70, 6,558-yard Shackamaxon Country Club in nearby Scotch Plains.

65 golfers, including 54 from the Garden State, took a ...

June 22 Concert Moved Indoors Due to Weather Forecast

June 22, 2018

Due to the weather forecast, tonight’s concert originally located at Echo Lake Park is now MOVED INDOORS to the Main Stage of the Union County Performing Arts Center, at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway.

Come an enjoy an evening with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at this beautifully restored 1920's era former vaudeville hall. Concert begins at 7:30 sharp (sorry, no yoga ...

Shakespeare in the Park Returns to Union County, Sunday, July 8

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the return of Shakespeare in the Park this summer. The first performance will be presented on Sunday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade in Linden.

The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The Shakespeare Theatre of New jersey will present an hour long performance of “Powerful Trouble,” a stirring ...

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Written by: Samuel K. Burlum, Investigative Reporter and author of The Green Lane, a syndicated column, Published on 6/18/2018

Tags: Business, Community, Crowdfunding, Economy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Small Business

Source: So, which are you – a Small Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? We compare the similarities and differences between the two, so you can ...