Union County

NY-Based Investment Group Buys Villa Property

Shop Rite, A&P, Bally’s & L’Oreal properties included in acquisition CLARK—An investment group led by the Fell Organization, a highly respected New York City-based real estate firm with a national portfolio in excess of 20 million square feet, closed last…

North Elizabeth Baseball League Opens Season

by Jim Whelan ELIZABETH—The rain held up and the sun came out for the start of North Elizabeth Youth Baseball League’s 41st season on April 12. Teams, coaches, parents, and friends participated in the annual opening day parade starting at…

Linden Fire Department Sponsors Blood Drive For Local Youth

LINDEN—A few weeks ago, Jaci Wozniak was a typical sweet 12-year-old, attending the sixth grade at Myles J. McManus Middle School. She was active with her school, her church, the Girl Scouts and all around town. Now, Wozniak is facing…

Elizabeth Celebrates Earth Day With Citywide Cleanup

ELIZABETH – More than 400 volunteers from city, county and private organizations and institutions participated in the fifth annual Elizabeth city-wide cleanup event last week. The Earth Day event kicked off outside the City Hall, where participants registered and joined…

Cherry Street Block Party Kicks Off Anniversary Celebration

RAHWAY—The celebration of the city’s 150th anniversary kick-offs off with the Cherry Street Block Party on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event will be fun for the whole family, with live entertainment, games, arts and…

County Announces Plans For Expanded MusicFest

UNION COUNTY—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with main sponsor Overlook Hospital, will present MusicFest ’08 on two days—Friday, Sept. 5 from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Nomahegan Park in Cranford.…

ALJ Grad To Pilot Shuttle Mission

Astronaut Kenneth T. Ham will pilot the space shuttle Discovery next month on a mission to bring a Japanese science laboratory unit to the International Space Station. Ham, a 1983 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School, will be making…

UCC Lady Owls Repeat As Conference Champions

CRANFORD – For the second year in a row, the Union County College Lady Owls Basketball Team, ended their season as the champions of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and Region XIX. After…

A Complaint-Free School?

RAHWAY—There is a lot less complaining going on at Rahway High School. Under the leadership of English teacher Annette Goodman, Rahway High School is encouraging students and staff to participate in the “21-Day Complaint-Free Challenge.” The program is run by…