Union County

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Proposal

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Proposal—Nick Santillo, a local Army Reservist from Elizabeth, was recently a contestant on ABC’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” In an episode that aired on Tuesday, Santillo decided to make his trip to the “Millionaire” hot seat…

Cicarell Tournament Preview

By Jim Whelan This week starts the Frank Cicarell Union County Boy’s Basketball Tournament. Here are this year’s top seeds: 1. St. Patrick’s is looking to defend their title. Since 1993, St. Pat’s has been a mainstay in the county…

Sibling Prodigies In Concert

CLARK—On Sunday, March 1, the Polish Cultural Foundation will present Ania and Piotr Filochowski, an accomplished brother and sister pair of violin prodigies. The Filochowskis are currently studying at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City under the…

Hot Stove Dinner Recalls A Different Era

MOUNTAINSIDE—With tales from his Little League youth—the long-standing rivalries between Peterstown and E’port, the mandatory Italian ice breaks—Ben Candelino had them laughing in the aisles. Candelino and his younger brother Anthony, two of the legends of Elizabeth baseball, were among…

Councilwoman’s Sister Alleges Discrimination

ELIZABETH—The city council president’s sister has filed a lawsuit in federal court charging officials in the administration of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage with racial discrimination. Linda J. Perkins filed charges in 2005 complaining that Community Development Program Director Susan Ucci…