Union Top Stories

June 18, 2021

UNION, NJ – Davian Simpson was a happy, healthy, smart and carefree Franklin Elementary School second-grader when, in December 2020, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Davian’s Franklin School classmates, peers, teachers and administrators celebrated "Davian Day" on Thursday. School counselor ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Overnight lane closures on Route 22 eastbound on Friday night and two nights next week are planned as the project to replace the bridge over Chestnut Street/CR 619 advances in Union. According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), beginning tonight at 10 p.m.

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NEWARK, NJ – A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier from Union was arraigned on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, receiving bribes, and conspiracy. Emerson Pavilus, 46, of Union was charged in a three-count indictment with ...

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UNION, NJ – The jobs of 14 Union teachers who had received letters of non-renewal for September were saved by funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP), said Union’s Acting Superintendent Gerry Benaquista. Benaquista said the district received $6,678,401 from the ARP emergency relief fund.  ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said during his Monday press conference. "This grace period is for customers ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's mayor and township committee members are seeking the community's view and input on how the township may allow, ban, and/or control Adult use and/or Medical Cannabis sales, manufacturing, and cultivation. The State has demanded that all license applications come through the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union's first Art on the Green Exhibit took place Saturday behind Town Hall showcasing the township’s most talented visual and performance artists. Union art teacher and Les Malamut Art Gallery curator Leslie Jenkins was the event organizer.  “I wanted to something special in ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Knights of Columbus Columbiettes raised over $26,000 at their April Tricky Tray fundraiser, and on Thursday night they donated the proceeds to various local causes. Receiving donations were: Students Courtney Mincolelli of East Hanover and Gabriella Lauer of ...

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UNION, NJ – Union's Juneteenth celebration, a day of community, music, art, discussions about social justice, equity and inclusion, reflection, fun, guest speakers, and more, is set for Saturday, June 19, at Rabkin Park. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the ...

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UNION, NJ - Here's a few of the fun and interesting things happening in and around town this weekend: FRIDAY Movie (Tom & Jerry) at Rabkin Park Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m.  Movie begins at 8:30. Entertainment includes photo booth, DJ, and lawn ...

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UNION, NJ – The Rev. James Caldwell, in the form of longtime Union resident Meridoc (Doc) Burkhardt, visited students at Connecticut Farms Elementary School on Monday for an assembly to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Connecticut Farms. Burkhardt, who attended Connecticut ...

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UNION, NJ - Unofficial results are in from Tuesday's Primary Election for statewide and local seats.  Results for Union's Township Committee seats, senate and assembly are: Democratic Members of the Township Committee: Incumbent Michele S.

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UNION, NJ - Yale, Harvard, Cornell, and Penn State are just a few of the universities Union High School seniors are headed to in the fall. In addition to those prestigious educational institutions, Union High School seniors will be attending colleges near and far come September, according to ...

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UNION, NJ – A Pride Month flag raising, hosted by Union’s Special Improvement District and attended by township officials, residents, and guests, was held Saturday afternoon in front of Town Hall. Joe Leo, President of Union’s Special Improvement District and owner of ‘Here’s the Story’ ...

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UNION, NJ – A cloudless, beautiful Saturday afternoon, albeit a warm one, was the backdrop for Union Senior Center’s picnic at Bicentennial Park. “It’s great to see the seniors out, socializing, and enjoying the music,” said Supervisor of Senior Citizens Activities at the Union Senior Center ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police officers were out in force Saturday morning welcoming residents with coffee, cake and a chat in front of Conca D’Oro Pastry Shop. “This is a good way for us to engage the community,” said Lt. Barry Cohen, “getting to know them, having them get to know us.”  This is the ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of the Union Township Education Association (UTEA) treated staff at the Union County vaccine center at Kean University to lunch on Friday. “I’m really glad we could do this,” said Union Township Education Association President Ann-Margaret Shannon.  “After all this time, we ...

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UNION, NJ – The Portuguese American Civic Association of Union held their flag raising ceremony on Wednesday evening in front of Town Hall in celebration of the upcoming Portugal Day. Portugal Day is celebrated on June 10 in honor of national literary icon Luis de Camões.  Union Committeewoman ...

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UNION, NJ - There's a lot going on in Union this weekend, from a Portuguese festival and coffee with a Union police officer to Pride Month events and tours of the historic Caldwell Parsonage.  FRIDAY, JUNE 4 Portuguese Festival 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Hosted by the Portuguese-American Civic ...

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UNION, NJ – Planning Board members heard from a representative from Pfister Energy with a review of conceptual plans for the carport photovoltaic canopies to be installed at Union High School and Hannah Caldwell Elementary School as part of a larger energy-efficiency plan for Union schools. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union residents are invited to celebrate PRIDE month with a drive-in concert featuring the 80’s tribute band Rubix Kube. Union County’s own Amy Colon will open the event with a comedic performance. The drive-in PRIDE event is scheduled for Saturday, June 5 at 6:00 pm at the ...

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UNION, NJ – Two Union High School students have been selected to receive the 20201 Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award and one student athlete will receive the 2021 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Scholar Athlete Award. Joy ...

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Elizabeth, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will be opening a new Elizabeth facility this summer.  The new facility, which will be located at 17 Caldwell Place, will create 45 new jobs and process more than 1,000 transactions weekly, providing improved service and greater convenience for ...

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Union County, NJ – The next free Household Hazardous Waste event will be held on Saturday, June 5, at Union County College, located at 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any Union County resident may participate, regardless of their home town. The Household ...

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A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told TAPinto the ...

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UNION, NJ - Fifteen men were sworn in as Union firefighters on Monday at a ceremony in front of fire headquarters surrounded by fire department personal, township officials, and proud friends and family. Union's newest firefighters are: Hugo Esteves Timothy Jones Kevin Costello David ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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UNION, NJ - June is LGBT Pride Month, commemorating the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. Union will celebrate on June 5 with a flag raising from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and a Pride Party from 6 to 9 p.m. The flag raising will occur in front of Town Hall, 1976 Morris ...

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UNION, NJ - It was a beautiful Saturday morning for Union's first-ever Bike Rodeo, when dozens of bikers, skateboarders, and walkers cruised traffic-free streets around Union Center and beyond. Hosted by the Township of Union with help from the Union police, the event included stops along the ...

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