Press Releases

January 18, 2019

CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering Uniform Construction Code courses this semester for individuals interested in construction and licensure. These programs have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Building Inspector ...

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PLAINFIELD, N.J., -- Union Catholic put together a strong all-round team effort and got off to a fast start on the way to a 78-64 victory over Plainfield on Thursday night. The Vikings, ranked 15th in the state, are now an impressive 10-2 overall and 2-1 in the Union County Conference's Mountain ...

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ELIZABETH, N.J. -- The Union Catholic swim team did it again. For the second straight season, the Vikings finished the regular season undefeated when UC defeated Elizabeth and Johnson in a tri-meet on Thursday at the Dunn Center. UC scored 126 points, Elizabeth had 112 and Johnson finished ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic girls basketball team used a balanced scoring attack and great defense to defeat Summit, 38-32, for its third straight victory on Thursday.   After a slow start, the Vikings erased an 8-4 deficit after the first quarter with a 10-2 spurt in the second ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College’s Academic Specialist for Practical Nursing Nancy Friedrich, MSN, RN, IBCLC was one of 12 individuals who received the Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at their 2018 Gala: Celebration HO’OHANA. The gala was an evening of ...

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Hope you’re ready for an evening of awesomeness! We’re super excited to reveal the date for our Brew & Food Dinner with a top notch 5-Course meal paired with the exceptional beers from our neighbors at Two Ton Brewing. Consider it a tour of Kenilworth all in one sitting. Tickets are $80 a seat ...

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Every Tuesday night at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close is and valid for kids 12 and under.  Enjoy delicious pizza, pasta, salads, wings, seafood and more made from the freshest ingredients and in an inviting atmosphere. You ...

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Immunizations are available to eligible children ages 2 months to 18 years of age without medical insurance at the Union County Immunization center, through the federal Vaccines for Children program. “The Immunization Center was established by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1996 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- On a night filled with several special anniversary performances and unforgettable moments, the fourth annual Cabaret Night at Union Catholic on Jan. 4 was a huge success.  With a packed house and past and present cast members from Union Catholic’s Performing Arts Company ...

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WESTFIELD and MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Westfield and Mountainside campuses will hold open houses on Sun, Jan. 27, the start of Catholic Schools Week. The events will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mountainside Early Learning Center and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College Associate Professor of Biology and Head Golf Coach William Dunscombe received the Augie Eosso Award on Oct. 4 from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Augie Eosso Award is the highest honor given to a coach and is awarded to an individual ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. --  Union Catholic's sprint medley relay team went to the Lavino Relays on Saturday with one goal in mind. To drop a red hot time. That's exactly what they did as the Vikings burned a 3:34.35, the third fastest time in the nation this season by a high school boys team, to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls basketball team, led by Erin McNulty's sensational all-round game, defeated Johnson, 43-34, for its second straight victory on Friday afternoon. With the victory, the Vikings evened their record at 4-4 overall and are now 2-0 in ...

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Football Sunday! It’s far from over. Come enjoy our food and beverage specials. We’ll be doing $4 Pickle Backs ALL DAY and $5 Bloody’s made with Punzone Organic Vodka ALL DAY Sunday along with $2 Chicken Lollipops to keep you munchin! Only at Ava’s Kitchen & Bar! Ava's Kitchen & Bar is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic boys basketball team, led by strong defense and balanced scoring, defeated the Paterson Charter School, 68-53, on Saturday afternoon. It was the second straight victory for the 9-2 Vikings, who are ranked 16th in the state. The energy in the gym was ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic girls basketball team, led by Erin McNulty's sensational all-round game, defeated Johnson, 43-34, for its second straight victory on Friday afternoon. With the victory, the Vikings evened their record at 4-4 overall and are now 2-0 in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J.--  Four years ago, Sydney Salomon read a poem in front of her eighth-grade English class at St. John the Apostle School in Clark. It’s something that changed her life forever. “When I finished reading the poem, my English teacher (Mrs. Quackenbush) pulled me aside and told ...

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Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding.” Pete Axelrod from Wild Birds Unlimited of Scotch Plains will discuss how attracting birds is a great way to bring us closer to ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce the launch of the first annual Union County Clerk “I Voted” Sticker Design Art Contest for students in grades 5-12. All Union County students in public, private and home schools are invited to participate. “The tremendous outpouring of ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was elected to serve as Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for a one year term starting in January 2019. Middle States is the regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education ...

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UNION, N.J. -- The Union Catholic boys basketball team, ranked No. 16 in the state, used a complete team effort to defeat Union, 59-43, at Union High School on Thursday afternoon. UC, coming off a triple overtime loss to No. 9 ranked Elizabeth on Tuesday, improved its record to 8-2 overall and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic swim team celebrated Senior Night by keeping its undefeated season going with a 106-64 victory over Woodbridge on Thursday at the Jewish Community Center.   Before the meet, Union Catholic seniors Claudia Aljian, Hannah Crisafulli, Karen Degnan, ...

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LINDEN, N.J. -- The Union Catholic bowling team, led by Liam Quinn, Danielle Galarza, and Alex Gorodensky, defeated Johnson on Wednesday at Jersey Lanes. After splitting the first two games, the Vikings won the third and final game, 924-867, to clinch the victory and improve to 3-7 on the ...

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The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club will hold a Casino Night Fundraiser on Friday, February 22 at 6:00pm at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.      Tickets purchased by January 15th are $75 per person and include a buffet dinner and $100 in casino play money.   Tickets purchased after ...

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Come to Vinny's Pizza & Pasta Sunday through Thursday and enjoy two large plain pizzas for just $18.69 plus tax. Not interested in pizza? Vinny's menu also offers salads, pastas, chicken dishes, seafood, sandwiches, and more! Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman Street ...

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ELIZABETH, N.J -- In an epic battle between state powers and county rivals, Elizabeth and Union Catholic staged a triple overtime thriller that more than lived up to the hype on Tuesday night at the Dunn Center.   When the dust settled, Elizabeth, ranked No. 9 in the state, emerged with a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic girls basketball team, led by Madison Johnson, defeated Dayton 39-30 in its home opener on Tuesday afternoon.   The Vikings improved to 3-4 on the season and 1-0 in their division. Johnson, a sophomore forward, had a huge game for UC with a team-high ...

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Attention all! We are now delivering through Uber Eats! Now accepting orders Sunday through Thursday ONLY - from 12 Noon till 9 p.m. Not enough time to make it over for lunch or can't find a babysitter? No need to fret, get us delivered! So don’t hesitate - download the Uber Eats app! Don't ...

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UNION, N.J. --  The combination of elite defense and clutch baskets ignited Union Catholic to a 58-49 upset victory over Hudson Catholic, ranked No. 11 in the state, at the 16th annual Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children Festival on Sunday afternoon at Kean University. It's the seventh ...

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- The Union Catholic boys and girls track and field teams swept the team titles at the Union County Relays on Saturday at the Jersey City Armory. It's the sixth straight title for the Union Catholic girls, which dominated the meet by winning five of the six races on the track, ...

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