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  • Governor Livingston football off to a 3-1 start
    by JR Parachini on Fri, Sep 22nd, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — In order to succeed on the football field, you need to perform with a certain amount of confidence. It is imperative for those who don the shoulder pads and lace up their cleats to have a strong belief in their abilities once they line up for battle. Winning breeds confidence, but

  • Union football is off to a 3-1 three-game streak
    by JR Parachini on Fri, Sep 22nd, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    UNION, NJ — Heading in the direction that it wants to go, to be a player again out of North, Group 5, the Union Farmers are back to playing winning football so far this season. At 3-1 and on a three-game winning streak, the Farmers will be playing at home at Cooke Memorial Field three

  • Business summit helps local businesses grow
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Thu, Sep 21st, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — Entrepreneurs, local business owners and employees gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Kean University’s Liberty Hall Academic Building in Union, to attend the first-ever Union County WORKS Business Summit. The goal of the summit is to cultivate growth of local businesses and further strengthen the bond between the Union County American Job

  • Week Four football preview sees 10 county schools have just one loss
    by JR Parachini on Thu, Sep 21st, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — There are no undefeated football teams remaining in Union County, but that does not mean that there are not a bunch of good teams out there. Through the first four weekends of the 2023 campaign, 10 of Union County’s 17 football playing schools have just one loss. Five are 3-1 and

  • Dance your way through history at Liberty Hall Museum’s sixth dance festival
    by editor on Wed, Sep 20th, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — The Liberty Hall Museum continues its partnership with Bugge Ballet for a one-of-a-kind event, the Liberty Hall Dance Festival. For the sixth year, guests of all ages will spend an afternoon outside walking through the beautiful museum grounds, enjoying 10 site-specific professional dance performances inspired by moments in history. Liberty Hall Dance

  • UCUC hosts its annual convocation before classes start
    by editor on Tue, Sep 19th, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Union College of Union County, NJ hosted its annual convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The convocation, traditionally the day before fall classes start, marks the beginning of the new academic year at UCUC. This year’s convocation theme was “Navigating the Future of Learning and Work” and featured keynote speaker Maria Flynn, president

  • Fishing derby is catch of the day
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Mon, Sep 18th, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Linsey Armus, 30, of Rahway, was thrilled when she caught the first fish of the day at Lower Echo Lake Park in Mountainside on Saturday, Sep. 8. The Union County Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the Newark Bait Fly Casting Club invited residents of Union County to participate in the

  • Sept. 11 is remembered at Echo Lake Park
    by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta on Sun, Sep 17th, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — It was a somber, dreary evening on Monday, Sept. 11, and somehow fitting. Drizzling rain set the mood as the sun tried to peer out during sunset, even while people trickled by the memorial to pay their respects and honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The

  • Hillside football rebounds from loss, defeats Metuchen 28-7
    by JR Parachini on Thu, Sep 14th, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    HILLSIDE, NJ – There was plenty to focus on in practice, coming off a double-digit, season-opening, home loss to non-division rival Bernards High School. The host Comets felt the need to set the tone immediately against 1-0 Metuchen High School, and they did just that. On the game’s second play, senior wide receiver Al-Jamir Davis

  • All pistons are firing as Union County football blasts into Week Three
    by JR Parachini on Thu, Sep 14th, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — Winning for the first time in Week Two last weekend were Arthur L. Johnson and Roselle Park high schools on Friday night, Sept. 8, and Hillside High School on a steamy, sweltering Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Hillside’s John Zappulla Field. Arthur L. Johnson won at home against Bound Brook High