Union News

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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UNION, NJ - Union firefighters responded to a downed wire Tuesday afternoon just before 2:00. According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, secondary wires came down on Liberty Avenue and Carol Road, the result of a transformer fire. Firefighters and police secured the area around the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union has been selected as the 43rd Best Places to Live in America, according to MONEY.com. The ranking lists Union’s diversity among its essential traits.  “A majority-minority community, Union counts among its tongues Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and French Creole.  The cultural ...

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UNION, NJ – A debate on the topic of Marijuana Legalization for recreational use, hosted by the Regular Democratic Club of Union, will be held on Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. The debate will feature Bill Caruso of NJ United for Marijuana Reform in favor and Stephen Reid, Executive Director ...

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UNION — As Union enters a season-defining stretch comprised of an absolutely unrelenting schedule over the next two weeks, it was important for the Farmers to start off on the right note Monday.    It didn’t come easily for Union in a 95-minute back-and-fourth bout in which the Farmers ...

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UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week: Monday, 9/17 Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 10:00 a.m., Senior Center Chair Yoga Session Kick-Off, 12:00 p.m., Senior Center Construction Zone, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library Dinner and Movie Night for Adults: "Book Club", ...

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Union County, NJ – County residents seeking an active and fun community service opportunity are invited to join the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County community volunteer program. No previous experience with gardening is required. All Master Gardeners are trained and certified by Rutgers ...

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PLAINFIELD — When Union’s offense performs up to full capacity, the Farmers are easily one of the most dangerous teams in the state.   On Saturday, they were just that.   Quarterback Andrew Sanborn played only one half and went off for four touchdown passes on 108 yards while completing ...

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UNION, NJ – Over 1,000 enthusiastic participants took part in Union’s first Great Inflatable Race on Saturday morning at Union High School. Kicking off at 9:00 a.m., the event, a partnership between the Township and Union High School and sponsored by PSE&G, featured a fun-run through six ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps. The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County ...

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UNION, NJ – Union firefighters will soon be getting new personal protective gear via a recent grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, firefighter's protective gear -- coats, pants and gloves -- have about a 10-year lifespan.  Scanio ...

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UNION, NJ - Save the date for local art and culture in the heart of Union Center. Union's Cultural Arts Board is hosting the "Annual National Arts Month Celebration" on Saturday, October 13 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.    There will be activities and workshops like paint and sip and a candle ...

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UNION, NJ - Members of the League of Women Voters of the Union Area will register new voters on National Voter Registration Day, September 25, at the Union Public Library. Young people now can register at age 17, making them eligible to vote when they reach 18 without further action. Voter ...

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FINAL REMINDER:  Time is running out to register children for the upcoming 2018 Fall Recreational Soccer Season at Union S.C. Registration is open but it will close by Saturday, Sept. 15 for all divisions except Grassroots and Kindersocceras - this will remain open.  Please register today ...

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SUMMIT NJ — A Union resident was among 92 New Jersey youth who were awarded a Congressional Award at the 2018 New Jersey Congressional Award Ceremony, hosted by U.S. Representative Leonard Lance (NJ-07). The statewide ceremony recognized New Jersey youth with The Congressional Award Bronze, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Police confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the armed robbery of the Associates in Primary Care P.A. offices that took place on August 23, 2018. According to The Millburn Police Department Tommy Ware, 58, Terrell Keeling, 43, Terrence Worthy, 51, and Jessica ...

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UNION, NJ – TAPinto Union is excited to begin a new series featuring famous (and not so famous) sports champions from Union.  Our first notable sports figure is New York Yankee Joe Collins: Joe Collins began his major league career playing for the New York Yankees in September 1948.  His career ...

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UNION, NJ - The Golden Rule Craftsman Club, Inc. of Vauxhall presents its annual scholarship dinner dance honoring Worshipful Brother Christopher Bruton. The event will be held on Friday, October 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Pantagis Renaissance, 250 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains.  There ...

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UNION, NJ - In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Raconteur Radio will perform a *magical* parody of The Goblet of Fire. The event will be held on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.  at the Union Public Library.  Come in costume and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell off of the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union man was killed Monday night as he attempted to cross eastbound lanes of Route 22 near the intersection of Greeley Avenue South, according to police. Noor Hussain suffered numerous injuries as a result of the accident.  He was transported to University Hospital where he ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A Seton Hall University student has died after falling from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary J. Meehan. South Orange Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at about 12:15 p.m., ...

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ELIZABETH/PLAINFIELD, NJ - 19 arrests, and the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield was made by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force, says acting Union County ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Union man today admitted to accessing his former employer’s computer network and deleting files, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. David Campos, 60, a former information technology employee, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal ...

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UNION, NJ - There's lots of stories being told at the Union libraries: Tiny Tots Storytime:  Spend this special time with baby singing songs and rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play and socialization.   Ages newborn - 18 months Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Main Library ...

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UNION, NJ - Route 22 Eastbound has been shut down for an accident investigation since about 9:30 p.m. Monday night. According to a police source, a pedestrian was struck on Route 22 eastbound near 2526 Route 22, near the T-Mobile store.  All traffic is being re-routed onto Route 22 West.  No ...

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UNION, NJ - Union residents are invited to stop by the Union Public Library on Tuesday, September 25 and register to vote. The goal for the 2018 National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation by encouraging Americans to register to vote and come out to the polls this ...

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UNION, NJ – TAPinto Union is seeking submissions from the public as part of a proposed new series, “Hometown Heroes.” The series aims to spotlight those who serve or have served the Union community or have led noteworthy lives in Union.   Check out this recent story about a hometown hero:  Union ...

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UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week: Monday, 9/10 Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 10:00 a.m., Senior Center Chair Yoga Session Kick-Off, 12:00 p.m., Senior Center Family Program: Books and Board Games with Your Grandparents, 1:30 p.m., Vauxhall Public ...

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UNION, NJ – The third annual “Music Moves My Soul” event of entertainment, food and community took place on Saturday afternoon at Rabkin Park. “We started this event three years ago,” said event co-organizer, Kevin Woodridge.  “It’s about our community.  ‘Music Moves My Soul’ is about music, ...

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