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Union Man Receives Resolution for Act of Heroism

December 15, 2017

UNION, NJ – A Testimonial Resolution was presented to Michael Dennis at this week’s Township Committee meeting in recognition of his recent act of heroism and community service.

“The Mayor and Committee would like to recognize and commend Michael Dennis for his valiant and life-saving actions on Nov. 19,” said Committeewoman Michelle Delisfort. 

Delisfort said ...

T.Y.L.E.R.'s Project Founder Receives Union Mayor's Award

UNION, NJ – A Mayor’s Award was presented to Marilyn and Tyler Feliciano at this week's Township Committee for their work with T.Y.L.E.R.’s Project.

T.Y.L.E.R.’s Project is a program focusing on engaging children, families and the community in acts of charity and good will.  The concept of the program was born from Feliciano’s desire to give ...

Scotch Plains Hires New Recreation Director: DJ Salvante

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains Manager Al Mirabella announced the hiring of DJ Salvante as the township’s new Director of Recreation at Tuesday evening’s Township Council meeting.

Salvante is the former Superintendent of Recreation for the Township of Union, a position he held from August 2015 until recently. His duties included planning, promoting, organizing and ...

Union Police Department Auctioning Off Rolex Watches

December 13, 2017

UNION, NJ – Looking for a Rolex? 

The Union Police Department is auctioning off three Rolex watches seized during a narcotics arrest.  According to Union Police Lt. Robert Perez, the watches were part of the contraband awarded by the court.

The watches being auctioned are a Rolex 18K Gold and Stainless Steel Submariner Watch Model #116613, a Rolex Stainless Steel Yachtmaster ...

Elderly Elizabeth Resident Killed in Early Morning Fire

ELIZABETH, N.J.-- A 90-year-old Elizabeth man was killed in a fire early Monday in the city that left three homes damaged, authorities said. 

Around 1:19 a.m. firefighters were called to the 600 block of Marshall Street and arrived to find the first floor of the home was engulfed in flames according to officials.  Union firefighters assisted in battling the fire.

The fire spread ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

Union High Hosting Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day

December 13, 2017

UNION, NJ – Union High School will be hosting their 3rd Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, Dec. 15.

The St. Jude Classic consists of three varsity basketball games held in Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium.  The first game will feature the state ranked Patrick School vs.

Battle Hill Elementary School Donation Will Provide 700 Meals to Those in Need

UNION, NJ – November was a busy month for fundraising at Battle Hill Elementary School.

Students and teachers raised $845 for St. Joseph’s Social Service Center.  “Battle Hill’s donation will provide 700 meals to those in need this holiday season,” said Bernadette Murphy, a representative for St. Joseph’s, who visited the school and talked with students ...

Union County College to Host Healthcare Job Fair on Dec. 13

PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017.

A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training ...

Union High Hosting Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day

December 13, 2017

UNION, NJ – Union High School will be hosting their 3rd Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, Dec. 15.

The St. Jude Classic consists of three varsity basketball games held in Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium.  The first game will feature the state ranked Patrick School vs.

Hockey: Dayton – Brearley – Union Gets First Win Beating Lacey High School 10-2

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Bulldogs hockey team turned up the offensive heat Sunday night and came away with a 10-2 victory over Lacey High School at Warinanco Ice Rink.  It was the first victory of the season and the first in two years.

Sophomore Brenden Smith started the scoring for the Bulldogs and was followed by sophomore Joe Triano, junior JT Bokoske and freshman Gary Mignone with ...

Chatham's Errico Closes Out 47-Year Athletic Trainer Career in his Home Town; Also Known as "Chemical Al"

CHATHAM, NJ - It was a 47-year journey for Al Errico in his career as an athletic trainer, but he finally achieved one of his lifelong goals when he came to the end of the road, serving as a part-time athletic trainer for Chatham High School over the past two years.

"It's something I always wanted to do from when I graduated from college, to work in Chatham," ...

Union County Gets Grant to Treat Inmates with Substance Abuse Disorders

December 11, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Department of Corrections has awarded a grant of $200,000 to Union County. The funds will go to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs at the Union County Correctional Facility, for inmates with substance abuse disorders.

New Jersey committed a total of $1.7 million in MAT funding to ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Union County College to Host Healthcare Job Fair on Dec. 13

PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017.

A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training ...

Events at Dickens Village in Maplewood Continue this Weekend

December 9, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The "little houses" are back in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village, with Dickens Village activities planned for today and next Saturday, Dec. 16.

There will be a menorah lighting on Monday, Dec. 18.

Below is the schedule of upcoming holiday events in Dickens Village:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

9:30 a.m. - Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at ...

Scenes from Union's Winter Festival and Tree Lighting

UNION, NJ – Santa arrived by firetruck again this year to the delight of youngsters and their families at Union’s Winter Festival in front of town hall on Saturday night.

The festivities began Friday evening with free ice skating and horse and buggy rides.  “There’s nothing better than coming together to kick off the holiday season,” said Township of Union ...

Registration Open for Union's 'Operation Gift Drop'

UNION, NJ - Want Santa to personally deliver a gift to your child before Christmas?  

The Township of Union is running it’s 2nd annual “Operation Gift Drop”, when Santa arrives at township homes to deliver a toy, provided by the child’s parent.  Last year, Santa visited over 100 Township children, escorted by firefighters and police.

Registration is now ...

Student Council Election: Battle Hill Students Vote for Executive Board

December 5, 2017

UNION, NJ – The political season came to Battle Hill Elementary School in November with Student Council campaigns and elections.

Fourth grade students got involved in the school political process and had an opportunity to campaign for Student Council President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Student Council, at the fourth grade level, is an introduction to student ...

Cookie-Palooza: Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe

December 12, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Peanut Butter Snowballs are fun and easy to make. This delicious treat has become a holiday favorite in our house. Our little one loves to help make them for Santa on Christmas Eve. 

We like to use creamy peanut butter, but if you prefer more texture, use chunky peanut butter.

Prep Time: 15 mins. – Cook Time: 15 mins.

Servings: 3 – 4 dozen

2 ...

ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Choceur Dark Chocolate Bar Due to Undeclared Nut Allergen

BATAVIA, IL - ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging.

ALDI has removed the affected product from its stores. The affected product is a 5.29 oz. chocolate bar with brown and red wrapping. The best-by date is July 24, 2018, with the following UPC code: 4149817964.

The ...

JCP&L and Verizon Replacing Double Wood Poles on Morris Avenue in Springfield

December 14, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The construction activity you may have noticed on Morris Avenue before Mountain Avenue is part of a beautification project to move unsightly double utility poles. According to Township Administrator Ziad Shehady, two dozen double wood poles are in the process of being replaced.

Utility companies will often replace a pole that is jeopardy with a twin pole that is attached. It ...

AAA December 11 Survey: New Jersey gas prices drop three cents

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA's December survey of gasoline prices shows a three cents per gallon drop in the Garden State. 

The current average price of a gallon of gasoline is $2.51, down from $2.54 a week ago. Today’s average price is eight cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.59), but 19 cents higher than this same date last year ($2.32). The current national average to be $2.46, ...

T.Y.L.E.R.'s Project Founder Receives Union Mayor's Award

December 14, 2017

UNION, NJ – A Mayor’s Award was presented to Marilyn and Tyler Feliciano at this week's Township Committee for their work with T.Y.L.E.R.’s Project.

T.Y.L.E.R.’s Project is a program focusing on engaging children, families and the community in acts of charity and good will.  The concept of the program was born from Feliciano’s desire to give ...

Union High Hosting Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day

UNION, NJ – Union High School will be hosting their 3rd Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, Dec. 15.

The St. Jude Classic consists of three varsity basketball games held in Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium.  The first game will feature the state ranked Patrick School vs.

New Opportunity for Women Business Owners in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds women business owners that they may be eligible for discounted loans offered by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

UCEDC has been named the exclusive New Jersey lending partner for discounted loans available to women-owned businesses, through a grant from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. The ...

Menorah Lighting at Union Town Hall

December 13, 2017

UNION, NJ – A public lighting of the Menorah took place on Monday, the first day of Chanukah, at Town Hall with Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, residents and township officials.

“When we bring light into the world, when we share happiness,” said the Rabbi.  “When we share acts of goodness and kindness in the world, it makes the world a brighter place.  Chanukah is all ...

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Holiday Magic Continues in Union Center

December 15, 2017

UNION, NJ - The Union Center SID has announced they are continuing the Holiday cheer at the Center with their Day of Holiday Magic on December 23 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Included in the days events are:

- Welcome & Warming Station at 1000A Stuyvesant Ave. for face painting and "Build a Snowman" craft

- $5 Photos with Santa at Here's The Story...Books ...

Yorki Missing from Five-Points Area

UNION, NJ – A black and white Yorki mix named Macheeta is missing in the Five-Points area.

Macheeta went missing from her owner's home on Salem Road near the Roselle Park border.  Marcheeta does not bark or bite.  A photo is not currently available.

If you find Marcheeta, please contact Ana at 908-721-6535.

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 12/11

•Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library

•Adult Prize BINGO, 1:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

•Snowman Slime, 4:00 p.m., Union Public Library

•Township Committee Conference, 6:00 p.m., Town Hall

•Bite Club, 7:00 p.m., Union Public Library

Tuesday, 12/12

•Pre-K Story and Craft: ...

Union High School's November Female Athlete of the Month: Kayla Veloso-Lima

December 12, 2017

UNION, NJ – Kayla Veloso-Lima has been chosen Union High School’s November Female Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals. 

Veloso-Lima, class of 2019, is a three-year starter for the women’s soccer team.  In 22 games this season, she has had 17 goals and 12 assists.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

My favorite ...

Union High School's November Male Athlete of the Month: Andrew Sanborn

UNION, NJ - Andrew Sanborn has been chosen Union High School’s November Male Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals. 

Sanborn, a sophomore, is Union football team’s starting quarterback.  He recorded 2,014 yards passing, a first in Union football history.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

My favorite part of being a ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, December 15, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, December 15, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tween DIY: Mason Jar Snow Globes

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, December 16, 8:30 AM

Union Township Community Action Organization, Union

Breakfast with Santa

Union's Amanda Ferrigno Performs in Coastal Carolina University's International Poetry Slam

December 7, 2017

CONWAY, SC - Amanda Ferrigno, a hospitality, resort, and tourism management major from Union performed in Coastal Carolina University's International Poetry Slam on Nov. 16 at James J. Johnson Auditorium.

The Center for Global Engagement and the International Programs Committee coordinated the event for International Week at Coastal that is celebrated Nov. 13-17. International Week is ...

Vauxhall's Eddie Freeman to Celebrate His 100th Birthday

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Senior Center will be hosting a 100th birthday celebration for Julian Edward Freeman on Friday, Dec. 22.

Freeman, affectionately known as “Eddie and Duke”, was born on December 22, 1917 in Newark.  Freeman was the third of fifteen children.

Freeman moved to Vauxhall at the age of three with his mother, Maude Margaret Vaughn and father ...

Clark Target Evacuated Thursday Afternoon

December 14, 2017

CLARK, NJ – Holiday shoppers heading to Target on Central Avenue in Clark arrived to find the store closed to the public as emergency responders and utility employees worked inside. 

The store was evacuated for a short time around noon to check for carbon monoxide. According to Police Chief Pedro Matos, employees working in the cafe area of the store were not feeling ...

Elizabeth Man Injured in Shooting Monday Night

ELIZABETH, NJ--Police are searching for the suspect responsible for a shooting that left a man injured in a residential community in Elizabeth's Elmora section Monday night.

Police responded to reports of shots fired in the vicinity of 728 Eaton Street shortly before 8:30 p.m.

The victim was walking on Eaton Street when an armed male suspect attempted to rob him at gunpoint according to ...

Winter Weather Advisory Issued as First Snowfall of the Season Arrives on Saturday

UNION, NJ - The first snowfall of the season will be arriving on Saturday morning according to the National Weather Service(NWS) in New York. 

A “Winter Weather Advisory” is in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday morning until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

According to the NWS advisory, Union County can expect snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with the possibility of snow-covered ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Union County College’s Board Member Zimmermann Named to NJCCC Executive Committee

December 14, 2017

Near by news - Union County College is pleased to announce that Mary M. Zimmermann, former Chair of the Union County College Foundation Board and member of the College’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, was elected to the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges on Nov. 20, 2017.

The members of the Executive Committee represent the New Jersey Council of ...

Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace for Diversity and Best Workplace for Parents by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, today announced its national recognition by Great Place to Work® and Fortune in being named to their 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents and 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity lists.  This is the second year in a row that the organization’s equitable, family-friendly work environments have earned a place on these ...

New Opportunity for Women Business Owners in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds women business owners that they may be eligible for discounted loans offered by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

UCEDC has been named the exclusive New Jersey lending partner for discounted loans available to women-owned businesses, through a grant from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. The ...

Club Metro's Five-Year Anniversary Special

Can you believe it’s been 5 years since we opened Club Metro USA in Union? We strive each and every day to provide our community with a safe, resort-style fitness facility, and we’re so appreciative of the support from all of our members. What better way to say thank you and celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary than with some savings?!

**From now through December 31st sign up for $0 ...

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When a Stroke is Possible, Experience Makes the Difference

When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

'It's a Wonderful Life'from film to stage to radio

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ shows surprising appeal as radio/stage production

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has selected a nostalgic and heartwarming version of the classic Frank Capra movie from the 1140’s to entertain holiday audiences. “It’s a Wonderful Life” has somehow become a classic Christmas ...

Unclaimed Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Sold at Service Area on NJ Turnpike

December 1, 2017

MILLTOWN, NJ - Who wouldn't want to find out they were holding a million dollar lottery ticket? Well, someone is. An unclaimed Cash4Life second-tier lottery ticket worth one million dollars will expire on December 8, 2017, if it is not claimed. The ticket was purchased at the Joyce Kilmer Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike in Milltown.

The rest stop is located at the 78.7 mile post ...

Frank Wants to Find a Forever Home Before Christmas

December 13, 2017

UNION, NJ - Meet Frank!

Frank is an 8 month old kitten! He is extremely sweet and likes to get into a little mischief from time to time. He loves toys and other cats. His eye is completely healed and does not need any further medical treatment. Frank is looking for his forever home before Christmas!

The Union Animal Shelter is located at 980 Jefferson Ave.  Hours are Monday - Saturday, ...

Butters is at the Union Animal Shelter

UNION, NJ - Meet Butters!

Butters was found as a stray. She’s about five-six months old and extremely sweet, according to the Union Animal Shelter.   She will be the perfect lap cat for any family.

The Union Animal Shelter is located at 980 Jefferson Ave.  Hours are Monday - Saturday, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Contact them at 908-851-5230.

 

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