Union Top Stories

March 23, 2019

UNION, NJ – Three very special students were the honorees at Battle Hill School’s World Down Syndrome Day celebration. In addition to the parade through the school hallways at which Dillon, Jayden and Andrew were co-Grand Marshals, the event featured a movie and story about Down Syndrome, and a ...

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UNION, NJ – A retired Union police officer battling a debilitating disease will be this year's “Taste of Union” beneficiary.    Five years ago, Union Police Officer Dave Cuozzo came face to face with a perpetrator that nearly took his life.  That perpetrator was not a man or woman.  It did not ...

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UNION, NJ – A preliminary school district budget was presented at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, representing an increase for taxpayers of $78 a year. The New Jersey Department of Education requires all local school districts to submit their proposed 2019/2020 budgets to the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police have released a surveillance video showing a suspect pick up a rock and throw it through a glass door on Morris Avenue. According to police, the suspect was seen walking eastbound on Morris Avenue near the intersection of Park Terrace.  The suspect picked up a rock from ...

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UNION, NJ - Local writer/producer Jonathan Weisbrod will screen his film “Bear With Us”, a comedy of errors that takes a close look at just how are we’ll go to preserve our relationships. The film will be followed by a question and answer period with Weisbrod.  The screening will take place at ...

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UNION, NJ – Union detectives are investigating an incident inside the WalMart on Route 22 on March 12 in which a woman was assaulted and robbed. According to police, the victim reported that as she was shopping, two females sprayed her with an unknown cleaning substance.  While the victim was ...

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UNION, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on on Wednesday, March 20, ...

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UNION, NJ – Ten new Union firefighters were sworn into the Union Fire Department on Monday morning.  The recruits will begin in the department’s house training academy with the Training Division for the next 12 weeks. Union's newest firefighters: Ryan Tevnan Alexander Lapilusa James ...

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UNION, NJ –  Folk revival music is a “living history” dating back over 300 years, and a presentation, “New Jersey Folk Revival Music:  History and Tradition”, will be hosted by the Union Township Historical Society, on Sunday, April 7. Featuring Michael Gabriele, the program is based on is new ...

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UNION, NJ - As the sun played hide and seek with the clouds on Saturday, the The 2019 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade marched down Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues — in step with Irish tradition and community spirit. Thousands of visitors converged to enjoy the bands, bagpipers, fire trucks, ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Recreation Department will be hosting Gentle Yoga for Adults taught by Cynthia Stanger Bearison. The program, to be offered on a trial basis this spring and expanded in the future if successful, will begin on Monday, March 18. Classes will be held on the March 18, March ...

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UNION, NJ – Street closures and detours will be in place on Saturday as the Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off from Commerce and Morris Avenues at 1:00 p.m.  The parade proceeds east on Morris Avenue, then south on Stuyvesant Avenue, ending at Roosevelt Avenue. PUBLIC ...

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UNION, NJ – If her fellow Battle Hill School teachers, parents, and friends have their way, teacher Francesca Minnoia will be headed for a well-deserved vacation soon. Minnoia has been nominated for the Norwegian Cruise Line's “15 Teachers, 15 Gifts of Joy” contest, for a free seven-day cruise.  ...

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UNION, NJ - The weather is looking great for Saturday’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the streets of Union.  It’s predicted to rain on Friday, but Saturday looks dry with a high of 50 degrees. Here’s a list of times and events for the parade: 9:00 a.m. - The annual Thornstick Mass ...

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UNION, NJ –Two restaurants, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread, have signed leases at Vermella Union, the mixed-use development under construction on Morris Avenue, across from Kean University. According to Russo Development, the restaurants make up a portion of the 35,000-square foot ...

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UNION, NJ – A construction worker fell to his death on Tuesday morning while on the top of the fourth floor of a building being constructed on Bonnel Court. Police say they received 9-1-1- calls at about 10:45 a.m. from workers on site reporting that someone had fallen from the building at 968 ...

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UNION, NJ – A fatal fall at a worksite on Bonnel Court is being reported by the Breaking News Network.  The information is unsubstantiated and unofficial at this point, but the worksite accident appears to have been a fall, which occurred at the American Landmark construction area, 975 Bonnel ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team concluded the 2018-2019 Drill Season by winning the North Jersey League Drill Championship at Franklin High School. Union’s nationally acclaimed drill team won first place on Saturday in each of the ten (10) drill categories.  The ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police are warning residents about a scam involving a woman asking passersby for cash. Officers from Union's Street Crimes Unit found a woman on Monday walking in and out of traffic on Vauxhall Road at Hilton Avenue, near the Rt. 78 west exit, with a handwritten sign that read, ...

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  UNION, NJ - Registration is now open for Union Recreation Department's 2019 R.O.I.D Program. This grant funded program, for children in grades 3 to 8, provides inclusive recreational activities such as art, music and gym activities between general education students and special needs ...

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UNION, NJ - The inaugural Vauxhall Women’s Month program, celebrating women of the community, took place on Saturday, sponsored by th Golden Rule Lodge and the National Council Negro Women Vauxhall.     “The purpose of the program is to highlight woman of the Vauxhall area,” said Rev. Angela ...

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UNION, NJ - Spring begins March 20th and the Township of Union has planned their 2nd Annual Spring Eggstravaganza celebration. The event, which will take place on April 13 and April 20, will consist of a scavenger hunt in Union Center, photos with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Paint and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – A Union scholar-athlete has received the “Woman of the Year” Award at the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, held at Seton Hall University at an event on February 4. As the goalie for the College’s soccer team, Lauren Buchanan’s performance on the field strongly ...

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UNION, NJ – A writer.  A poet.  A painter.  A photographer.  These creative descriptors help illustrate a Union man’s passion and talents as he celebrated the publication of his fifth book, “Two Weeks One Summer”. Giftus R. John, 64, came to the United States from Dominica in 1986. “Two Weeks ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library will celebrate National Library Week the entire month of April with a campaign to bring patrons back to the Library.   The public is invited to stop by either the Main Library or the Vauxhall Branch during the month of April to take advantage of these library ...

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UNION, NJ – Kindness goes a long way, and students at Connecticut Farms School celebrated February’s Kindness Month with deeds of kindness, big and small. Students were given a ‘kindness calendar’ with a challenge to complete 28 acts of kindness, one for each day of the month. The challenge ...

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UNION, NJ - A panel discussion is set for Saturday, March 9, with keynote speaker Union Mayor Michele Delisfort. The inaugural Vauxhall Women's Month Program will be held at the Golden Rule Lodge, 221 Oswald Place beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.   For additional ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of the Union High School Performing Arts Company are preparing and rehearsing for their upcoming production of “Chicago: The High School Edition”, premiering Friday, March 29. “We have an incredible wealth of talent in the band and “Chicago:  The High School Edition” is right ...

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UNION, NJ - All Township of Union schools will be closed on Monday, March 4, in anticipation of snow accumulations up to 8 inches. A message to parents said "with accumulating snow and ice overnight, all Township of Union public schools will be closed for Monday, March 4."  

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UNION, NJ – Twelve Union students will be moving onto the state competition of the National PTA Reflections Program.  They were  honored at the National PTA’s Founders Day dinner at the Gran Centurion in Clark last week.  The National PTA Reflections Program is the PTA’s cornerstone arts ...

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