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Dayton Track Teams Are in Second Place Heading into UCC Championships' Second Day

May 12, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Both the Dayton boys and girls track teams are currently sitting in second place after the first day of the Union County Conference Championships. 

The Dayton boys are four points behind Roselle Park, and girls are four points behind Plainfield. Senior Laila Davis, who will be competing at Allegheny College next year, was crowned conference champion in the ...

Boys Lacrosse: Dayton Beats Passaic Tech, 13-6

WAYNE, NJ — Dayton scored eight goals in the first quarter on its way to a 13-6 boys lacrosse victory over Passaic Tech on Monday.

Elijah Smith scored three goals and assisted on one, and Justin Carrier also connected for three goals for the Bulldogs (6-3), who led, 10-3, at the half.

Ethan Coehlo collected two goals and two assists and David Ares and Michael Kanarek each had one goal ...

Softball: Dayton Beats Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 6-3

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Dayton softball team scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to add some insurance to an eventual 6-3 victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood Monday afternoon.

Nicole Cataldo went 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Bulldogs (3-7), who had a 3-2 lead going to the bottom of the sixth inning.

Alyssa Santangelo went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Kolby Dagner ...

Baseball: Springfield FMG Middle School Team Tops Watchung, 14-4

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Florence M Gaudineer Springfield Middle School baseball team remained undefeated after a 14-4 victory over Watchung on Friday.

Chris Rodrigues and Nate Goldman combined to pitch the complete game for Springfield, which is now 7-0.

Frankie Dasti reached base all four times he was up. Michael Ramírez had three RBI in the game.

Dylan Sargis had a ...

Baseball: Dayton Edges Linden, 8-7

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Dayton baseball team withstood a four-run rally in the top of the seventh inning to hang on for an 8-7 victory over Linden on Friday.

Justin Teixeira drove in three runs with a single and a double for the Bulldogs (6-3), who scored three runs in the third inning to open a 7-3 lead. Tommy DeSarno and Julian Salvadore each went 2-for-4 with one RBI in the ...

Baseball: DeSarno No-Hitter Lifts Dayton Over Brearley

KENILWORTH, NJ — Senior left-hander Tommy DeSarno pitched a no-hitter and the Dayton baseball team defeated Brearley, 4-0, Thursday afternoon.

DeSarno struck out seven batters, walked two and threw 110 pitches. He has allowed just four hits and two earned runs in 16 1/3 innings this season, striking out 27 batters.

It was a scoreless game until the Bulldogs broke through with three ...

Boys Lacrosse: Dayton Overpowers Weehawken, 20-0

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Dayton boys lacrosse team overwhelmed Weehawken with 10 goals in the first quarter en route to a 20-0 victory on Tuesday.

Joseph Parente finished with six goals for the Bulldogs (4-2), who led, 16-0, at halftime. Joseph Grzybowski scored three goals and several players finished with two goals apiece.

Elijah Smith had two goals and three assists, Justin Carrier ...

Softball: Dayton Drubs Union Catholic, 12-2

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Dayton softball team erupted for eight runs in the fifth inning and went on to a 12-2 victory over Union Catholic on Tuesday.

Kaya Mahy hit a home run, drove in two runs and scored three runs, and Natalie Mignone went 3-for-4 with three RBI for the Bulldogs (2-6), who took a 10-2 lead after their eight-spot in the fifth.

Kate Buckley doubled in a run and Alyssa ...

Baseball: Oratory Doubles Up Dayton, 6-3

SUMMIT, NJ — Oratory scored two runs in the first inning and two runs in the third on its way to a 6-3 baseball victory over Dayton on Monday.

Brady Rosenstock singled and drove in one run for Dayton (4-3), which tied the game, 2-2, with a run in the third before Oratory scored twice in the bottom of the inning.

Justin Teixeira singled and scored two runs for the Bulldogs. Winning ...

Baseball: Dayton Tops Union Catholic, 9-2

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Logan Solomine and Brady Rosenstock combined on a four-hitter to lift Dayton to a 9-2 baseball victory over Union Catholic on Friday.

Solomine pitched 6 2/3 innings, struck out seven batters, walked two and allowed three hits before Rosenstock came on to finish the game after Solomine surpassed the 110-pitch limit.

Brady Rosenstock also had a single, a double and two ...


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Tito Puente Jr. Brings the Latin Beat to Union County, May 22

May 13, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union Township at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.

This event will also feature an opening act, a local 6 piece Latin and salsa band, the Mike Ramirez Band. 

The free drive-in ...

Peace of Mind: Your Life. Your Legacy

Lifeguards Wanted at the Springfield Community Pool

Now hiring lifeguards for the Springfield Community Pool. Spend your summer in the sun, become a leader and make a difference in your community! Open to responsible candidates ages 15+. Applications are due by May 15, 2021.


This position requires Lifeguard, CPR-PR & First-Aid certifications.Don't have your certifications yet? We are willing to ...

Voter Registration Deadline for 2021 Gubernatorial Primary is May 18

The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for Governor in the General Election, in addition to voting on local candidates.

Primary Day ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

April 22, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...