Union Top Stories

September 20, 2018

UNION, NJ – Members of the Union High School History Club were recognized at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting and accepted a New Jersey State Resolution, celebrating their accomplishments and contributions. History Club President Emily Nunez, Vice President Ayokunnumi Oluwakuyide and ...

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UNION — Union is off to its best start in years, and while it couldn’t pick up its fifth straight win to start the season Tuesday, the Farmers still showed substantial improvement.  Playing 100 minutes without decision, Union and Summit battled to a nil-nil draw on a soggy afternoon at Volunteer ...

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UNION, NJ - Amid rumors and speculation about the status of Corey Lowery, principal of Union High School, Superintendent Gregory Tatum assured the public at the Tuesday night Board of Education meeting that Lowery is still at the helm of the school.  It's been reported that Lowery has not been ...

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UNION, NJ – Do you sometimes determine the weekly recycle schedule by looking out your window to see what your neighbors have put out?  The Township is introducing a new app to help residents become better recyclers.  The Recycle Coach app provides recycling information in a “clear and ...

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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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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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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 - 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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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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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 – 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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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 - 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 – 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 – 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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UNION -- Through the first two weeks of the 2018 football season, Elizabeth looks as though it could be the best rushing team in the state, and certainly the strongest team in the powerhouse North 2, Group 5 section.  Elizabeth's latest display of dominance came at Union's expense, as the ...

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UNION, NJ – A new exhibit opened at the Les Malamut Art Gallery at the Union Public Library on Thursday featuring the ceramic art of Union resident Jessica Garber. Garber specializes in carved surface textures and applied patterns, as well as experimentation with different ceramic firing ...

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UNION, NJ - When Juan Fernando Lopez came to the United States from Honduras, he never dreamed that someday he’d own a renowned, successful bakery.  And he never could have imagined that one day he would be a contestant on a television bake-off show. But Lopez, owner of Conca D’Oro Pastry Shop ...

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UNION, NJ – Although he passed away in a tragic Garden State Parkway accident in 2004 at the age of 24, Douglas Michael Krueger lives on through fundraisers and donations in his honor to the cultural and performing arts. The Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund, Inc. has donated thousands of ...

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UNION, NJ – Due to the extreme heat forecasted for tomorrow, Union students will have just a half-day of school on Thursday, Sept. 6 -- their first day back this year. A recorded message was sent to township parents Wednesday afternoon: "As we welcome our students back to school for the ...

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UNION, NJ - September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and local libraries are reminding everyone that this month is an incredible time to get one. As this year's Honorary Chairs, the Incredibles will use their superpowers to remind families, students and people of all ages that signing up ...

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UNION, NJ - When it comes to reporting, TAPinto Union prides itself on delivering a different type of news. Whether government-related or stories of residents making a difference, promoting a community event or showing off the true beauty of the town, celebrating local students or highlighting the ...

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UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week: Monday, 9/3 Happy Labor Day! Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 10:00 a.m., Senior Center Tuesday, 9/4 Senior Citizens Tuesday Club, 10:00 a.m., Senior Center Career Coach, 12:30 p.m., Union Public Library Tai Chi - ...

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UNION, NJ – The Golden Rule Lodge #24, along with Atlantic Health System and the Vauxhall Civic Association hosted a community event, “A Boardwalk to Better Health” on Saturday afternoon in Rabkin Park. “Service to others is the rent you pay here on earth,” said Chris Bruton, Golden Rule Lodge ...

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UNION — The agony of losing three straight games by one point in 2017 still stings this Union team. So quarterback Andrew Sanborn and his fellow teammates have stressed one thing in preparation of this season: Just finish.  And on Opening Night, Union finished.  With Union trailing, 7-0, late ...

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UNION, NJ - Looking for something to do now that the summer is winding down?  Check out these events happening in and around Union in September: #1          A Board Walk to Better Health               September 1   -   Golden Rule Lodge, 221 Oswald, Vauxhall This family fun day event will ...

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