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August 18, 2022

UNION, NJ - September can be a stressful month between vacations ending and schools beginning. But there’s plenty to help you get through at the Union Public Library, whether in-person or virtually through Zoom. September is also Library Card Sign-up Month, when libraries remind parents and ...

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UNION, NJ – It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon and hundreds turned out for the "Town-Wide Block Party", hosted by the Union Township Education Association (UTEA), at Rabkin Park. “This past year, we created a Community School Committee,” said Ann Margaret Shannon, UTEA President.  “Our ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union County Clerk drew the ballot positions for the Township of Union Township Committee and Board of Education 2022 election on Monday. Two democrats and two republicans are seeking the two three-year Township Committee seats and fifteen Union residents filed to run for the ...

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UNION, NJ – The township will be hosting “Soul House” once again on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Biertuemfpel Park, off of Winslow Avenue.   The event will run from 12 to 8 p.m. and is hosted by Roxanne Shante & Cool-V (of “Have a Nice Day Show) on SirusXM Radio (Channel 43) and Kia ...

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UNION, NJ – After a woman fell from a minivan as it traveled on the Garden State Parkway Saturday morning, the van then crossed several lanes before crashing into the median and shutting down the Parkway for some time. The accident, at mile marker 140.7 south, occurred at approximately 9:30 ...

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UNION, NJ – A 70s vibe was in the air as people were grooving to the sounds of an ABBA Tribute Band at Russo Park on Wednesday evening. The four singers from Dancing Dreams represented Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni-Frid from ABBA. “We’re so happy to be able to partner with the Disabilities and ...

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UNION, NJ – A 45-year-old Union firefighter, born and raised in town and struggling to recover from multiple strokes he suffered in 2021, has been named the recipient of this year's Taste of Union event in September. Each year, the Taste of Union event assists individuals in the community facing ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union police lieutenant, one of 10,000 competitors from 70 countries, became the first township officer to officially represent the department at the 2022 World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) in Rotterdam, Netherlands, medaling in five track and field events. Lieutenant Kurt Carter ...

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UNION, NJ – Undetermined chemical fumes at the 2nd Avenue Value Store on Morris Avenue caused the evacuation of the building and affecting 15 people, two of whom were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said firefighters responded to the building at ...

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UNION, NJ – In 2017, the owner of The Pink Room, a store located on Morris Avenue in Union Center, wanted to show appreciation for and create awareness of the ongoing advancements and benefits of foundation garments.  So she founded National Shapewear Day. Maria Sparacio said National Shapewear ...

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UNION, NJ - Who's ready for some Wiffle ball? Union residents, 18 years of age and older, are invited to come out and challenge members of Union's police and fire departments, Recreation Department, Department of Public Works, and employees from Town Hall.   The Big Wiffle Ball Tournament ...

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UNION, NJ - Did you know free museum passes are available to Union Public Library cardholders over 18 years old in good standing.   Your library card must be presented when the pass is checked out.  One museum pass per household may be borrowed for three days, but may not be reserved or renewed.

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UNION, NJ – Lemonade, donuts, snacks, hot dogs, homemade pretzel bites, and more were available for purchase at a Union resident’s lemonade stand on Saturday to benefit Union's school kids and veterans through the New Jersey Veterans Network. “As a mom, it always bothers me if a parent can’t buy ...

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UNION, NJ – A nine million dollar renovation is underway at Union’s Rabkin Park intended to transform the space into a community hub for sports and recreation, said Township officials. A new multipurpose turf field is currently being constructed at the park, intended for use as ...

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UNION, NJ – UnionTV has experienced a makeover and residents will be able to view additional programming, at home and on the go. UnionTV, available anywhere in the New York Market area, has partnered with Didia, Inc., to provide programming on LocalBTV for all viewers 24/7 on all mobile and ...

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UNION, NJ – Students scheduled to attend Union High School in September will have to apply for registration regardless of their current enrollment status, said schools Superintendent Scott Taylor in a message home to parents on Tuesday. In the message, Taylor said registration will be required ...

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UNION, NJ -  Despite the heat, hundreds of residents attended Union’s National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday evening at police headquarters. “The town really comes out for Union’s National Night Out,” said Sgt. Joe Sauer, head of the Union Police Department’s Community Policing Bureau. “The ...

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UNION, NJ - The township and the Union Police Department are gearing up for its annual National Night Out Against Crime event at police headquarters tomorrow night. The evening is packed with activities for people of all ages, including tours of police headquarters, games, music, and family ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township's 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration is set for Friday, September 16 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Biertuempful Park, on Winslow Avenue.  Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15 to October 15. During the month, the Township plans to celebrate ...

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NEW JERSEY — All New Jersey law enforcement officers will now be required to hold valid, active licenses in order to be an active duty officer under a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday.  New Jersey will become the 47th state to establish a police licensing program. "This ...

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UNION, NJ - A fundraiser to benefit Union's school kids and veterans with the New Jersey Veterans Network is set for Saturday, Aug. 6. According to event organizer Elizabeth Zembilis, all funds from the lemonade stand will be used to buy school supplies through the Union Police Department's ...

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UNION, NJ - Information for Union's senior citizens about farmers market vouchers and transportation was provided at Tuesday nights Township Committee meeting by Township Committeeman Joseph Florio. Florio said New Jersey’s Farmers Market Nutrition Program is available for those age 60 and ...

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UNION, NJ – Petitions for those interested in running for School Board positions were due to be filed by Monday, July 25 by 4:00.  The following individuals have filed as candidates for the three, three-year Board of Education seats in November. Mary Lynn Williams* Nancy ...

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UNION, NJ – Parents and family members got a chance to attend the Connecticut Farms Elementary School’s Family Showcase Day at the conclusion of the three-week “Summer Adventure Program” for incoming third- and fourth-grade students. The event featured a special presentation from "For the Love ...

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UNION, NJ — Most kids probably aren’t ready to think about school supplies yet, but many local retailers already have shelves full of back-to-school necessities. This year, families will get to save some money as the State has announced a tax holiday for school supplies purchased from August 27 to ...

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UNION, NJ -  Did you know you can win weekly prizes and a chance for a grand prize or a Chromebook laptop just for reading one hour a week? The Summer Reading Contest at the Union Public Library is not just for kids. Adults can register on READsquared. The Contest continues through Aug.

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UNION, NJ - The Union Fire Department will be hosting informational sessions for those interested in a career in firefighting on Monday, Aug. 1 and Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. The Union Fire Department is looking for individuals who want to service their community and begin a challenging and ...

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UNION, NJ - It was a hot, steamy Wednesday evening -- perfect for some cool ice cream served up by Union police officers at their Big Ice Cream Social at Magic Fountain Union Creamery. "Our Police Department couldn't have planned this any better," said Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo, about the 98 ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s annual “Girls Night Out” is set for Friday, August 5 in Union Center.    The event includes art, culture, entertainment, wellness sessions, and restaurant tastings.  The event, from 5 to 10 p.m., will take place in Russo Park and around Union Center.  Live entertainment ...

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UNION, NJ – A car chase and subsequent foot pursuit, which began in Union and ended in Maplewood, resulted the arrest of an 18-year-old and two juveniles Monday afternoon. According to Union police, a motor vehicle burglary was reported on Portland Road at about 11:30 Monday morning. The vehicle ...

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