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…

Children’s Ghost Night At Historic Tavern

RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association (MDTMA) will be hosting a children’s Ghost Night at the Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m.   All children from ages 6 through 14 are invited to step back…

School Board Candidacy Deadline Approaching

TRENTON—Citing challenges facing public education in the state, the president of the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) recently urged eligible citizens to consider serving on their local boards of education. Candidates have until 4 p.m., Monday, March 2 to…

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…

THE UN-COMFORT ZONE with Robert Wilson

What’s Pushing Your Buttons? What motivates you?  That’s the question I’d like to ask in this inaugural column on motivation.  Are you motivated by fame, fortune or fear.  Or is it something deeper that fans the flames inside of you. …

Tax Tip Of The Day: Free Tax Preparation Assistance

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson Free tax preparation is available and offered by community groups for those 60 years of age or older, non-English speaking individuals, people with disabilities or filers with incomes of $42,000 or less.  To find…

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…