Relay For Life’s Clark Kick-Off Celebration

CLARK—Union County community residents will unite to launch the 2009 Relay for Life season next week in Clark. Anyone interested in making a difference in the fight against cancer is encouraged to attend.       The kick-off rally will…

Morgan Athletic Association’s 1979 Banquet

By Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-This material was given to me for my column and is from the Morgan section of Sayreville: The Morgan Athletic Association held their 17th Annual Banquet on Oct. 28, 1979 with a family style dinner at…

Police Discover Shooting Victim’s Body

ELIZABETH – Police found the body of a 26-year-old Roselle man inside a car near the corner of Reid and East Grand streets on Jan. 8.  He is the second homicide victim in Elizabeth this year, according to the Union…

Edison Police Investigate Child Luring Attempt

EDISON – Police are investigating a child luring attempt that took place last week on Grove Avenue. An 11-year-old girl was walking by herself from the library on the afternoon of Jan. 6. She was on the grass of St.…

Homeless Man Charged In Fatal Fire

ELIZABETH – A 19-year-old homeless admitted setting a fire that lead to the death of a city firefighter earlier this month. Emilio Vasquez has been charged with arson and felony homicide, but a not guilty plea was entered on his…

College Degree Is Cause For Extra Celebration

ELIZABETH—When Thomas Frazier graduated from Rowan University’s College of Communications in December, there was cause for a little more celebration than usual. Frazier is the first member of Community Access Unlimited to graduate from a four-year college program in the…

Cold Weather Safety Tips From Hospital Physicians

ELIZABETH—The Emergency Department physicians of Trinitas Regional Medical Center offer the following suggestions for being safe during severe cold weather. There are big health risks to infants, the elderly, travelers and pets when the temperature drops to freezing and below;…

Changes To NJ STARS Will Affect 2009 High School Graduates

TRENTON—Recently, Gov. Jon Corzine and the New Jersey State Legislature revised the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Rewards Scholarship (NJ STARS) and NJ STARS II scholarship programs to ensure their long-term viability. Students graduating high school in 2009 in the…

Bell Is Setting The UCC Lady Owls’ Sights High

By Jim Whelan Legendary coach Bob Hurley of St. Anthony’s in Jersey City is often asked why he does not move up to the college ranks.  He always replies, “I am a high school coach.”  Union County College women’s basketball…