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Baseball: Dayton Rallies in 7th, Beats A.L. Johnson, 8-3, in Union County Tournament

May 14, 2022

CLARK, NJ -- The Dayton baseball team scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to erase a one-run deficit and went on to defeat A.L. Johnson, 8-3, in the first round of the Union County Tournament on Saturday.

The Bulldogs, seeded 11th, will play at third-seeded Gov. Livingston in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday.

Justin Teixeira went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Wesley Griffith ...

Baseball: Dayton Outscores Plainfield, 13-10

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Dayton baseball team scored five runs in the sixth inning to rally for a 13-10 victory over Plainfield on Thursday.

Tommy DeSarno went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs batted in and three runs scored for the Bulldogs (9-6-1), who led, 12-9, after their five-run sixth.

Justin Teixeira tripled and drove in two runs and Jon Rodrigues went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and ...

Boys Tennis: Dayton Extends Win Streak to Nine Games

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Dayton boys tennis team extended its winning streak to nine games with 5-0 victories over Elizabeth and Linden on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Alan Ostrovsky has turned in a strong effort at first singles for Dayton (10-1), including easy victories on Monday and Tuesday.

The Bulldogs' second singles player has been Sam Spektor, and Aadi Pandey has done the ...

Baseball: Dayton Drubs Linden, 12-2; Gets 11th Seed in UCT

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Dayton baseball team built a seven-run lead after three innings and went on to post a 12-2 baseball victory over Linden on Monday.

Frank Dasti went 2-for-2 with three RBI and Justin Teixeira had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (8-6-1), who led, 8-1, after three innings.

Jon Rodrigues had two hits and scored three runs for Dayton. Winning pitcher Logan Solomine ...

Baseball: Dayton Rallies to Beat Bound Brook, 7-3

BOUND BROOK, NJ -- The Dayton baseball team scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a tie and went on to defeat Bound Brook, 7-3, on Thursday.

Tommy DeSarno and Frank Dasti both had two-run doubles for the Bulldogs (7-6-1), who trailed, 3-0, after four innings. They tied it with three in the fifth and were knotted at 3-3 with the Crusaders entering the seventh.

Brady ...

Baseball: Union Rally Falls Short on Senior Night as A.L. Johnson Holds on, 5-4

UNION, NJ -- The Union baseball program honored its six 12th-graders in ceremonies with their families on Senior Night, but the Farmers' bid for a dramatic seventh-inning comeback fell just short as they lost to A.L. Johnson, 5-4, Thursday evening.

Union trailed, 5-2, going to the bottom of the seventh inning. Leadoff batter Aiden Bairdi, who finished 3-for-4, reached on an error, but was ...

Softball: Union Blanks New Providence, 10-0, in Union County Tournament

UNION, NJ -- Alexa Liquori was dominant in pitching a two-hitter and the Union softball team advanced in the second round of the Union County Tournament with a 10-0 victory over New Providence on Thursday.

Liquori struck out 15 batters in six innings and did not allow a walk. At the plate, she went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI for the Farmers (10-7).

Kaiya Simpkins ...

Softball: Dayton Drubs Union Catholic, 14-4

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Dayton scored eight runs in the first two innings on its way to a 14-4 softball victory over Union Catholic on Thursday.

Kate Buckley drove in five runs for Dayton (7-5) with a double and a home run. Angela Gatto went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and one RBI.

Alyssa Santangelo doubled and drove in two runs, and Jenna Campos, Ashley Weber, Deanna DuBois, Megan Vesey ...

Baseball: Dayton Beats Elizabeth, 6-1

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Senior left-hander Tommy DeSarno continued his strong pitching and Dayton defeated Elizabeth, 6-1, in baseball on Thursday.

DeSarno allowed four hits in six innings, striking out four and walking four for the Bulldogs (6-4-1) in a 112-pitch outing. Brady Rosenstock pitched a scoreless seventh inning to finish up.

Rosenstock went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI, Frank ...

Softball: Dayton Loses to Westfield, 9-5

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- After a wild first inning by both teams, Westfield gained the upper hand in the second inning and went on to a 9-5 softball victory over Dayton on Wednesday.

Natalie Mignone went 2-for-4 with two RBI for Dayton (6-5), which answered Westfield's four runs in the top of the first inning with four runs of its own in the home half of the first.

Kate Buckley went 2-for-4 ...


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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Another Failed Attempt at Democracy

May 13, 2022

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  We are now participating in one more meaningless primary process across most municipalities in New Jersey.  


Only 20% of the primary election races across the county have a choice.  That means that in 80% of those ballots we now have, there is no selection to be ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

May 12, 2022

The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially support the enhancement plan that will ...

Union County to Host IKEA Job Fair, May 17

Job seekers in Union County can find the perfect match at the next job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, May 17th, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required.


“Union County residents and businesses ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

Is Your Family Ready for a Safer Summer 2022?

Do you have big plans for an amazing summer 2022 with your crew? Many families are really looking forward to a fun-filled summer with trips to the local pool, beach vacations and time spent relaxing with family and friends.  If you have plans to be in or around water with your family this summer, know that water safety must be top of mind. May is National Water Safety Awareness Month and ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

May 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting in April, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older were able to legally purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...