Union Top Stories

November 16, 2018

UNION, NJ - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, and Union, like towns all across the state, had to deal with gridlock, accidents and disabled vehicles.  Union got over four inches of snow, at least twice what was originally expected. The storm had ...

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UNION, NJ - Battle Hill School students and parents pitched in Tuesday night to make sandwiches for the homeless and those in need. Alex Rankin and Stacey Callahan from “Be the Change” helped coordinate the sandwich-making effort.  “Be the Change” is a non-profit organization founded by Dr.

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UNION, NJ – Three Union High School scholarship athletes signed letters of intent with colleges and universities on Wednesday morning in the high school library. “We are very proud of these students, academically and athletically,” said Athletic Director Linda Ionta.  “These students worked hard ...

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UNION, NJ – Girl scouts from Union Troop 40024 spent some time recently in the Revolutionary Room of the Caldwell Parsonage. During the evening, scouts learned about and worked on dream catchers, with materials and instruction provided by Joan Permison, an adjunct professor of art at Kean ...

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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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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 – 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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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 – 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 - 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 - 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 – 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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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 – 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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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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UNION, NJ - Opening day at the new James C. Conlon Soccer Field on Stahuber Avenue took place on Saturday morning with township officials, parents and players. “The new Conlon Field is a great addition to Union Soccer,” said Township Committeewoman and Recreation Commissioner Michele Delisfort.  ...

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UNION — If the football gods truly were sending down a sign to Union, as star running back Michel Lucien claims, then Lucien made sure to capitalize on those offerings from the heavens.  As Union was trailing, 17-14, with eight minutes left, a blackout caused by a transformer explosion at the ...

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UNION, NJ – The winners of Union’s Halloween window painting contest have been announced.  Business all across Union got in the spirit with students' paintings of pumpkins, ghosts and ghouls, and even a headless horseman. And the winners are: 5th Grade       1st Place         Emily ...

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UNION — Manny Melendez. Nick Fetten. Two stellar goal keepers, two stellar soccer teams, and only one penalty kick round to determine which would be advancing to the sectional semifinal.  Melendez’s Union and Fetten’s North Hunterdon were so evenly-matched Thursday that 100 minutes of soccer ...

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UNION, NJ –  About 160 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders celebrated Union’s ‘Un-Mischief Night’ Tuesday night at Hannah Caldwell School, organized and run by the Union Police Department. Un-Mischief Night is a program for kids in town to participate in safe and secure fun on a night when kids ...

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PITMAN — It’s been a great fall for soccer in the town of Union, and that is evidently the case at collegiate level, too.  Union Township natives Rafael Terci (Montclair State), Anthony Pelaez (Montclair State), Larry Abanilla (Stockton), and Michael Lescano (Stockton) have all been named to the ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of Union’s police department paid a very special visit to the Deron School on Tuesday to help them celebrate the season and their Harvest Fest. “A lot of children from the school aren’t able to celebrate a typical Halloween because of the sights and sounds,” said Sgt. Dorothy ...

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UNION — Just survive and advance. In the end, that’s all that matters when it comes to being successful in the state tournament.  It was certainly a little dicier than No. 3-seeded Union would’ve hoped for in Tuesday afternoon’s opening round match. But while it got a tad scary down the stretch ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union resident will be among those competing on Sunday for the title of Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2019.  Caitlin Goerlich, 25, said she’s hoping the event will help bring to light an issue she’s been passionate about for a long time – adaptive sports.  “I would love to see more ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union is among other municipalities across the County who will receive funds from two countywide grant programs -- the Kids Recreation Trust Fund and Greening Union County grant programs. Both grant programs are awarded by the Freeholder Board through the Union County Open ...

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UNION, NJ –Yes, Union Can, an organization advocating for the retail sale of cannabis within township borders if recreational marijuana become legal in New Jersey, held a grand opening of their campaign headquarters on Stuyvesant Avenue on Thursday evening. “We, at Yes, Union Can, are excited ...

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