Feature Friday: Nicole Ciuba Stars on Stage And Classroom at Union Catholic

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment for Feature Friday, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic junior Nicole Ciuba.

Ciuba is an Honor Roll Student, a member of the Performing Arts Company, a Student Ambassador, a member of the swim team and forensics, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Here is our Q and A with Ciuba -   

Which character are you ...

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Allison Lestarchick

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment of Faculty/Staff Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic's Allison Lestarchick.

Faculty/Staff Member: 
Allison Lestarchick

Years of service at Union Catholic?
11 years

All current positions at UC?
Director of Parent Relations, Main Office Administrative Assistant, Member of the Athletic Marketing Team, Member of ...

Spring Cleaning and Recycling Tips for Union County Residents

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents to bring their spring cleaning recyclables to countywide drop-off events. These countywide events provide a free, convenient way to clear out personal documents for secure shredding and recycling, unwanted metal items for resource recovery, and household chemicals, smoke detectors and many other potentially dangerous products ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, March 26
01:00 PM — 03:00 PM

Union High School, Union

UHSPAC's Production of Mamma Mia


Sun, March 26
02:00 PM — 04:00 PM

Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, Union

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will ...

Three Union Students Receive the Herb Singe Good Citizenship Student Award from Rotary

March 25, 2023

UNION, NJ – The Rotary Club of Union honored three Union students with the Herb Singe Good Citizenship Student Award at a luncheon at Suburban Golf Club on Thursday.

The award is presented to students who exemplify the qualities of Rotary’s four way test:  Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?  Will it be ...

Ehijie Ehikioya Named to the Winter 2022-2023 High Honors List at Pomfret School

POMFRET, CT -- Ehijie Ehikioya of Union from the Class of 2026, was named to the Winter 2022-2023 High Honors list at Pomfret School. To achieve this level of distinction, Ehijie earned a grade point average of at least 3.670 and received no grade lower than a B+.

Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is an independent coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 students ...

Uchenna Duru of Union Named to the University of Hartford's President's Honors List

WEST HARTFORD, CT - The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Uchenna Duru of Union has been named to its President's Honors List for Fall 2022.

The President's Honors List is made up of an extremely select group of students who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or higher in the semester. This is the GPA that must be sustained over a full undergraduate career to qualify for ...

Jefferson Students Participate in Vauxhall Historical Society's Black History Essay Contest

March 23, 2023

UNION, NJ – The Vauxhall Historical Society announced the winners of their 9th Annual Black History Month Essay contest at a ceremony at Jefferson School on Tuesday.

This year, students worked in classroom teams to prepare an essay from a list of topics provided, including Supreme Court decisions addressing equal education, Civil Rights laws, or describing five individuals who have made ...

Identify & Accurately Diagnose Brain Trauma

March 24, 2023

“I am so happy I am partially aware of how this injury(that wasn’t even my fault) will affect my health today, and in the next 15 years” Said by NO ONE

Never before have accident victims had access to traumatic brain injury detection, and treatment at their local Chiropractors office.  Conditions such as concussions, ADD/ADHD, Depression/anxiety, chronic pain due to ...

Termite Swarmers Have Been Seen Across New Jersey: What Does That Mean? And What Can be Done About It?

Termite Swarmers, reproductive termites with wings, have been seen this March in across New Jersey. These insects have one purpose and goal: to create new termite colonies. In nature, this is a natural process and is beneficial for a variety of reasons. But if termite swarmers start their colonies in your home or business, they can spell the beginning of a multi-thousand dollar disaster. How do ...

Kean University Historians Lead New Research into Revolutionary War Battles

Kean University researchers are taking a fresh look at New Jersey Revolutionary War history, using modern mapping techniques, original documents and more to develop a fuller understanding of two pivotal battles fought near Kean.

With the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States coming up in 2026, a team including historians from Kean and Monmouth universities launched a new ...


Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Around the world, women take care of other people. It’s a natural human expression of love that can be a source of great joy – and a source of exhaustion and stress over time. Although men are taking on more caregiving for children and family, women still handle the majority of childcare, elder care, and informal care to spouses, parents, in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

So, if ...

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand. CHB Media, 2023.


The year is 1966. Picture a girl, 15 years of age with black hair, parted in the middle, tumbling to her waist. Today she is to meet a young man who is in college already, studying mathematics. She does not realize that this brilliant and very funny fellow will have a profound and enduring impact on her life. She is too ...

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus


Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday, 2023)


In reading Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, which has just hit the top of the New York Times Best Seller List in the Fiction Category, I was reminded of “Fractured Fairy Tales,” which was a segment on the Rocky and Bullwinkle Cartoon Show which aired from 1959-1965. Fractured fairy tales are parodies ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...