Union County

Union Protests Planned Merck Job Cuts

RAHWAY—Members of the U.S. Steelworkers, Local 4-575, staged a protest outside Merck’s Rahway facility in opposition against the company’s plans to cut as many as 178 jobs held by union members. The union is currently negotiating a new contract with…

Board Approves Superintendent’s Contract

 LINDEN – The Board of Education unanimously approved a four-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Rocco Tomazic on Monday. Tomazic will earn $182,000 this year, rising to $202,758 by the fourth year of the deal. Since mid-March, school board members…

Court Rules Defendant’s Lawyer Not Entitled To Evidence

STATE – Former Assemblyman Neil Cohen’s lawyer is not entitled to review the child pornography images his client allegedly printed from his legislative computer, a state appeals court ruled last week. The Attorney General’s office appealed an earlier decision by…

Couple Celebrating 65 Years Of Love

LINDEN—On April 9, William and Louise Forster will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary, which is known as a ‘Blue Sapphire’ Anniversary. William Forster, Jr. was born in Elizabeth in 1913 and graduated from Jefferson High School. He pursued a…

Clark Youth Boys Lacrosse Set For Another Great Season

 CLARK—Clark Youth Lacrosse, now in existence for over six years, is set for another successful season.  It remains open for any boys in kindergarten through sixth grade who are interested in late registration.    Lacrosse is a fast action game…

Heart Walk Planned For May

CRANFORD—The American Heart Association’s Greater Union County Start! Heart Walk is set for Saturday, May 30 at Nomahegan Park in Cranford.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m. Presented nationally by Subway, Healthy Choice and…

Pinewood Derby To Be Held At Mall

 ELIZABETH–The annual Pinewood Derby Championship of the Boy Scouts of America Patriots’ Path Council, Munsee District will be held on Saturday, April 4, at Jersey Garden Mall in the center courtyard lower level.  Sign-in / Weigh-in starts at 9:30 a.m.…

Couples With Disabilities Prove Love Enables

UNION COUNTY—Valentine’s Day came a little bit late for 22 couples this year as they celebrated their relationships at the annual Community Access Unlimited (CAU) Couples Night dinner held March 6 at Suburban Country Club in Union. Each year CAU…

St. Patrick Star Named McDonald’s® All American Finalist

ELIZABETH—Dexter Strickland of Rahway has been named to participate in the 2009 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Game.  Strickland, a point guard for St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, will be a member of the Boy’s East Squad team…