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UHS Athlete’s Respectful Rivalry with Olympic Champion and Vauxhall Historical Society Veterans' Exhibit

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Eulace Peacock, UHS Class of 1933, member of the UHS Athletic Hall of Fame inaugural class Credits: UTHS archives
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UNION, NJ - Come to an open house at the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union, on Sunday, February 12 or Sunday, February 26, from 2 to 5 pm and learn about Eulace Peacock, UHS Class of 1933, the U. S. track and field competitor dreaded by Jesse Owens.  In addition, view part of the Vauxhall Historical Society's exhibit of U. S. military veterans who served our country since World War I. 

Owens said of Peacock in 1935, “Eulace is a great runner, and a very good jumper.  [He] has been right behind me for quite a while. It looks as though he’s more than caught up now.... I don’t know whether I can defeat him again.”  He never did.

Peacock’s New York Times 1992 obituary reads that the senior track star set a state scholastic long jump record (24’ 4.25”) that remained unbroken for 44 years until Renaldo Nehemiah of Scotch Plains, jumped 24’ 11.”

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Refreshments will be served.  Admission is free. 

For more information, call 908-591-4377.

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Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

June 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 9, 2018

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by prominent ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

June 8, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

Rutgers Equine Science Center Annual Summer Showcase Scheduled for July 11

June 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University is hosting its annual "Summer Showcase" from 10 am to noon  on Wednesday, July 11 at the Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory on College Farm Road on the George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick. The Summer Showcase, similar to an open house, is a FREE event that is open to the public and perfect for any and ...

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