Union News

November 13, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union Boy Scout Troop 68 collected and donated over 500 food items to help replenish the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church’s food pantry as they prepare for Thanksgiving. According to Assistant Scoutmaster Lazara Rovira, during a troop meeting in October, scouts distributed ‘Food ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn.  “Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Brandon ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School student suspected of having a weapon caused a lockdown at the school Monday morning. According to a voice message sent out at just after 1:00 p.m. by Althea Bossard, Acting Principal of Union High School, at 9:30 Monday morning “the building went into a lockdown ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction Howard Toplansky, will present two holiday-themed concerts this December. The first will be held on Monday, December 10 at Ehrhart Gardens, 100 Francis Court, at 7:30 p.m..  The second concert will be held on Monday, December 17 at Hannah ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature.  Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or ...

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Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything. Gardeners as well as practical family ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of the military, township officials, family and friends took part in the Township of Union Veteran’s Alliance Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Sunday at VFW Post 2433.  The Veteran’s Alliance consists of members of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign War, and the Disabled ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union will hold its 2nd Annual Winter Weekend beginning Friday, November 30, featuring ice skating at Town Hall and the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. “We’re excited to transform Town Hall into a winter wonderland and bring back one of Union’s most cherished events - the ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Animal Shelter has a new resident -- they named him Tanner (the shelter does not know his former name). Tanner arrived a couple of weeks ago and he is still getting used to his new environment.  According to a social media post from the Union Animal Shelter, Tanner, who "is ...

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UNION, NJ – John “Jack” Finnigan was a special honoree among the veterans honored at Ehrhart Gardens Senior Housing Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday. “Throughout this Nation’s history, America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guards men have bravely answered the call to defend our ...

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UNION CITY — The green glow of MetLife Stadium illuminated the sky in the not-to-distant background as Union head coach Lou Grasso addressed his team for one final time. It was a painful moment for the Farmers Friday night; more painful when considering that they won’t get a chance to play for a ...

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UNION, NJ – Retired Union Police Detective Lieutenant Joseph W. Dilginis passed away on Monday, Nov. 5. According to a social media post from the Union Police Department, Dilginis, 61, spent his career with the Union Police, but “above all else he was a loving husband and father.  Everyone knew ...

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UNION, NJ - Harry S. Truman once said, "There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."   The Union Township Historical Society is offering a piece of Union's rich history with unframed copies of an original Thomas Hughes 1860 Farm Map of Union Township.  The 48 x 36 map ...

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UNION, NJ – Award Winning Certified Life and Career Coach Erica Bell will be hosting a brunch on Sunday, Nov. 18: “Girl Talk: Women’s Empowerment Brunch. The event will be held at Dolce Lounge, 17 Broad Street, Elizabeth.  Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Women 21+ be prepared to participate in an ...

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CRANFORD - In a report obtained by TAPinto Cranford from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, some disturbing details on the arrest of Orange Avenue School faculty member Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth, have been released.  Certain portions have been partially redacted to omit personal ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Two Union students have been named to the summer 2018 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the ...

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UNION, NJ - Fourth grade students at Battle Hill Elementary School recently had the chance to get involved in the political process by way of the Student Council.  Students had the opportunity to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Student Council, at the fourth grade ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union woman was one of four competitors vying for the title of Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2019 on Sunday in Monroe. Caitlin Goerlich said she was a little nervous at the beginning of the competition, but “after talking with the other three ladies and figuring that we were all ...

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UNION, NJ – Union residents headed to the polls on Tuesday to elect candidates to the school board, Township Committee, Union County Freeholder Board, U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Senate. Click here for unofficial results of those elections.  Also on the ballot were two questions: one a ...

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UNION, NJ – The unofficial results of the local, county and state races for the Township of Union are in.   The winners are: Local:      Township Committee Democratic incumbent Township Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo and Democratic incumbent Committeewoman Michele Delisfort won ...

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UNION, NJ – An explosive lawsuit, naming the Union High School principal and members of the administration as defendants, was filed late last week on behalf of Union’s Director of Athletics alleging harassment and discrimination. Township of Union Schools Athletic Director Linda Ionta, a Union ...

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UNION, NJ – Union Firefighter and New Jersey FMBA President Edwin Donnelly, Union Police Captain Chris Donnelly, and Union resident Michael Yesenko were the honorees Saturday night at the Union UNICO 38th Annual Humanitarian Dinner. UNICO, founded in 1922, is an organization that stands for ...

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UNION, NJ - The Portuguese-American Civic Association will be hosting an open house celebrating the move to their new location at 1034 Jeanette Avenue. The event will take place on Friday, November 9, from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  Ticket prices are $20 for members; $25 for non-members; $15 for ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in  Union county on Tuesday. The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice ...

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UNION, NJ - The Salem Roadhouse Cafe will be hosting a rock festival to help the Union Police Department collect toys for needy children. The event, set for December 1, will include performances by Melinda Davis, Rich Kubicz, Jake Thistle, Robert and Paulina Hill, Ray Powers & Friends, Mike ...

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UNION, NJ – A 90-year resident of Union, surrounded by family members, enjoyed a celebration his 103rd birthday on Sunday. Robert D. Wenz, was born in 1915, and has lived in Union for over 90 years.  Wenz graduated from Union High School, where was on the wrestling team and played the violin in ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Police responded to the 400 block of East 2nd. Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening for a report of a shooting. According to authorities, one male had been shot and was transported to University Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. No other details on the shooter ...

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UNION, NJ – It’s almost Election Day.  Do you know who and what is on the ballot in Union? Here’s a breakdown: United States Senator: Column A           Robert Menendez,  Democrat  Column B           Rob Hugin, Republican Column C           Kevin Kimple, Make It Simple Column ...

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