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Hockey: Dayton – Brearley – Union Gets First Win Beating Lacey High School 10-2

December 11, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Bulldogs hockey team turned up the offensive heat Sunday night and came away with a 10-2 victory over Lacey High School at Warinanco Ice Rink.  It was the first victory of the season and the first in two years.

Sophomore Brenden Smith started the scoring for the Bulldogs and was followed by sophomore Joe Triano, junior JT Bokoske and freshman Gary Mignone with ...

It's a Snap: NJSGA Caddie Scholar Donovan Cahill of Summit Gears Up for TCU's Alamo Bowl Appearance

KENILWORTH, NJ - Summit Hilltopper Class of 2016 alum Donovan Cahill -- a second-year recipient of a New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie Scholarship at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth -- will be taking part in his second bowl game in as many years as a member of TCU’s football program.

Cahill, a caddie a Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of December 11: Menorah Lighting, Planning Board and Rotary's Rise Against Hunger

December 10, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The first night of Hanukkah is Tuesday when there will be a Menorah Lighting at Springfield’s Veteran’s Memorial Park.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

The Planning Board meets Monday at 7:00 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Springfield’s Rise Against Hunger event starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.  Here is a link to an article about the event Rise ...

Springfield Recreation Department Rang in the Holiday Season Wednesday Night

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The weather cooperated and the crowds turned out for a fun filled evening hosted by the Springfield Recreation Department. Set outside the Springfield Municipal building, there were horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, a band and jungle fun bounce house. In the middle of the 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. program.   Mayor Diane Stampoulos welcomed the crowd and lit the Holiday ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 11, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

Annie Composer Stops By Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The cast of Annie at the Paper Mill Playhouse got a treat over the weekend when Charles Strouse visited the local theater. Strouse composed Annie, based off the comic strip, in 1977 and is responsible for the popular showstopping number "Tomorrow". He was won his third Tony award and two Grammys for the memorable song. 

Annie runs through ...

Revive Personal & Sports Training Ribbon Cutting in Springfield

December 9, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Revive Personal & Sports Training held its official ribbon cutting Thursday at its new location at 251 Morris Ave.  in Springfield, NJ.  The event was hosted by the owner David S. Walsh and his wife Amy.

Among those attending the Grand Opening were Richard Huber Township Committeeman and several members of the Springfield Business Improvement District and ...

Year-End Car Donation to Local Nonprofit Brings Tax Benefits Plus

ELIZABETH, NJ--People looking for both a tax deduction and a great feeling can find both through the Car Donation Program of Community Access Unlimited (CAU).

CAU is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as the youth served under the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to enable them to live independently in ...

Springfield Board of Adjustment Unanimously Approves 24 Hour Fitness New Construction Application

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - There will be a new 24 Hour Fitness location built right next to the existing 24 Hour Fitness location, which will eventually be demolished. The Board of Adjustment approved the construction application after hearing testimony from four professionals and the owner Mr. Gagliotti of RPG LLC.

The address of the new property is 75 Route 22 East. The fitness facility will be a ...

"Wreaths Across America" Convoy Stops in Manville on Way to Arlington National Cemetery

December 11, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans.

The convoy is expected to arrive around 9 a.m., driving down Finderne Avenue across the Van ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of December 11: Menorah Lighting, Planning Board and Rotary's Rise Against Hunger

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The first night of Hanukkah is Tuesday when there will be a Menorah Lighting at Springfield’s Veteran’s Memorial Park.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

The Planning Board meets Monday at 7:00 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Springfield’s Rise Against Hunger event starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.  Here is a link to an article about the event Rise ...

Hillsborough: "Santa's Elves" Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to US troops overseas during the Rotary's VI annual packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday.

"Operation Santa's Elves" received a big boost from shoppers at ACME ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union

December 8, 2017

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  Eight were involved in the derailment.  Information on the contents of the freight cars is not yet ...

Cyberbulling Presentation Hosted by Deputy Mayor Vassallo

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Deputy Maria Vassallo sponsored a seminar on cyberbullying in hope of furthering the community’s knowledge of and sensitivity to the topic.

Overtime the crowd grew and filled about 75% of the Township Committee room.  Among those attending were Township Committee members Geri Ann Bujnowski, Erica Dubois, and Richard Huber.  Also there was recently ...

Millburn Family Held at Gunpoint In Early Morning Carjacking

MILLBURN, NJ - A Millburn family was confronted by two gunmen in the early hours of Monday as they returned to their home on Addison Drive.

At approximately 1:51 a.m. the family was unpacking their vehicle when two men, described as black males with hooded sweatshirts and partially hidden faces, approached and demanded money and the keys to the two Range Rovers, police said.

One assailant ...

Union County College to Host Healthcare Job Fair on Dec. 13

December 6, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017.

A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Brings Opioid Discussion to Union County

Union County residents are urged to join the conversation on the opioid epidemic gripping the state and nation at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

Organized with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the series focuses on the link between prescription drug dependency and heroin abuse and examines the ...

Two Elizabeth Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 1, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union

December 8, 2017

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  Eight were involved in the derailment.  Information on the contents of the freight cars is not yet ...

Cyberbulling Presentation Hosted by Deputy Mayor Vassallo

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Deputy Maria Vassallo sponsored a seminar on cyberbullying in hope of furthering the community’s knowledge of and sensitivity to the topic.

Overtime the crowd grew and filled about 75% of the Township Committee room.  Among those attending were Township Committee members Geri Ann Bujnowski, Erica Dubois, and Richard Huber.  Also there was recently ...

Millburn Family Held at Gunpoint In Early Morning Carjacking

MILLBURN, NJ - A Millburn family was confronted by two gunmen in the early hours of Monday as they returned to their home on Addison Drive.

At approximately 1:51 a.m. the family was unpacking their vehicle when two men, described as black males with hooded sweatshirts and partially hidden faces, approached and demanded money and the keys to the two Range Rovers, police said.

One assailant ...

Township Committee Meeting: Thank You Detective Levenson, Special Eagle Scout Project & Adult Dodgeball Comes to Springfield

November 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -  The Township Committee meeting starting the Mayor Stampoulos reading a proclamation extending thanks and best wishes to Detective Lieutenant Judd A. Levenson on the occasion of his retirement from the Springfield Police Department.  He served 38 years and four months during which time he filled many different roles and had involvement in over 14,200 ...

Temple Sholom to Host Chanukah-Themed “Lego Night” on Dec. 14

December 2, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – November 29, 2017 – Back by popular demand, Temple Sholom (1925 Lake Avenue, Scotch Plains) will host a Chanukah-themed version of its popular “Lego Night” on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m.

“We’re pleased to once again host this very special event,” said Suzanne Lyte, chair of Temple Sholom’s Membership ...

Hockey: Dayton – Brearley – Union Gets First Win Beating Lacey High School 10-2

December 11, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Bulldogs hockey team turned up the offensive heat Sunday night and came away with a 10-2 victory over Lacey High School at Warinanco Ice Rink.  It was the first victory of the season and the first in two years.

Sophomore Brenden Smith started the scoring for the Bulldogs and was followed by sophomore Joe Triano, junior JT Bokoske and freshman Gary Mignone with ...

It's a Snap: NJSGA Caddie Scholar Donovan Cahill of Summit Gears Up for TCU's Alamo Bowl Appearance

KENILWORTH, NJ - Summit Hilltopper Class of 2016 alum Donovan Cahill -- a second-year recipient of a New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie Scholarship at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth -- will be taking part in his second bowl game in as many years as a member of TCU’s football program.

Cahill, a caddie a Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of December 11: Menorah Lighting, Planning Board and Rotary's Rise Against Hunger

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The first night of Hanukkah is Tuesday when there will be a Menorah Lighting at Springfield’s Veteran’s Memorial Park.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

The Planning Board meets Monday at 7:00 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Springfield’s Rise Against Hunger event starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.  Here is a link to an article about the event Rise ...

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Clark Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Second Westfield Avenue Business

December 10, 2017

CLARK, NJ — An armed robbery took place at the Quick Chek on Westfield Avenue at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has confirmed. It was the second armed robbery of a Westfield Avenue business in less than a month. Police suspect a connection in the two incidents.  

According to Matos, a black male ...

We Want A Gaga Pit

December 6, 2017

I love playing gaga. I play it at camp and at playgrounds at schools in Millburn and other towns. But I cannot play it at my school (Sandmeier) because there is no gaga pit. In just two days of recess, some friends and I collected over 150 signatures from students  - that's more than half of the school's 260 students. We don't know what to do next and so I am writing ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 11, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

Register Now for Spring 2018 Continuing Education Classes

December 9, 2017

CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College has posted the spring 2018 brochure of classes at www.ucc.edu/continuing-education/current-catalog. Classes are offered for adults and seniors, as well as youth ages 11-18. Programs run from January through mid-May, and online registration is now available. The Continuing Education Department offers a variety of courses ...