Spring Begins Annual Battle Against Mosquitoes

ELIZABETH—The county is enlisting residents in the annual war against the mosquito population. The county has several programs to manage mosquitoes, and residents are being asked to join the fight. There are about 20 different species of mosquitoes in Union…

Rahway PAL Baseball/Softball Celebrates Opening Day

RAHWAY—Rahway PAL launched the 2008 baseball and softball season last Friday night, marking the 150th anniversary of the City of Rahway and the PAL’s first ball games under the new lights at Madden Field. Hundreds of parents, players and coaches…

Elizabeth Teen Named 2008 Youth Of The Year

UNION—Recently selected as the 2008 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, Amirah Beeks, 18, of Elizabeth, is a true example of extraordinary youth. A member of the Elizabeth Boys & Girls Club, Beeks…

Police & Fire Heroes To Be Honored At Luncheon

UNION COUNTY—The Two Hundred Club of Union County will be honoring 15 men from the county at their Annual Valor Awards Luncheon on May 9, at L’Affaire in Mountainside. The men will receive the prestigious Two Hundred Club Medal of…

South Amboy Celebrates Centennial

South Amboy Celebrates Centennial—On Friday, April 11, the City of South Amboy celebrated its 100th birthday at the South Amboy Senior Center. Mayor John O’Leary along with Freeholder Director David Crabiel and Freeholder Ron Rios helped mark the date with…

New Scholarship Honors Fallen Soldier

ELIZABETH – Eliazabeth’s Promise 2006, Inc. will host their second annual scholarship awards program on Friday, May 9, at Galloping Hill Inn of Union. This year, a new scholarship has been created to pay tribute to a local hero, Cpl.…

Two Union County Residents Are Turning Pro

By Jim Whelan Earl Clark of Rahway and Derrick Caractor of Scotch Plains/ St. Patrick will forego their last two years college eligibility and enter into the NBA draft. Clark average 11 points per game and 8 rebounds per game…

A New Look For An Old Favorite

A New Look For An Old Favorite—Linden Quick Chek Store Leader Tina Tharaldsen cuts the red ribbon in celebration of Quick Chek’s newly renovated Linden store along side Dean Durling, president and chief executive officer, Quick Chek (on the right),…

Poster Contest Winners

Poster Contest Winners—Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi (right) and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte (left) congratulate the winners of the 2008 “My County” poster contest sponsored by the Union County Constitutional Officers. The top winners of the contest, which is…