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Kawameeh Middle School PTA Clothing Drive

October 16, 2017

UNION, NJ - The Kawameeh Middle School PTA will be hosting a clothing drive on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Items being accepted are:  wearable and usable clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, stuffed animals, hard toys.

The Kawameeh Middle School PTA will receive a donation for the total poundage that is collected.  Please put clothing items in well ...

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 10/16

•Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library

•Adult Dine-In Movie Night: "Everything, Everything”, 6:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

•Bite Club, 7:00 p.m., Union Public Library

•Union Municipal Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Hannah Caldwell School

Tuesday, 10/17

•SID Meeting, 8:30 a.m., ...

Trunk or Treat Set for Oct. 28

UNION, NJ - The annual Trunk or Treat event hosted by Union's Recreation Department will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The event will take place at Bethel AME Church, 241 Hilton Avenue, Vauxhall.  Space is limited.  Sign up through the Recreation Department is required.  Prizes will be awarded to best decorated vehicle.  Recreation Department can be ...

Union High School's September Male Athlete of the Month: Andre Vieira

October 12, 2017

UNION, NJ – Andre Vieira has been chosen Union High School’s September Male Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Vieira, a junior, is on the boys soccer team and scored two goals in September.

What is your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

My favorite part of being an athlete is that I get to share the experience with my friends and share the ...

Union High School's September Female Athlete of the Month: Andrea Santiago

UNION, NJ – Andrea Santiago has been chosen Union High School’s September Female Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Santiago is a senior on the girls soccer team and scored one goal and two assists in September.  She is ranked fifth in her class and has a 4.65 grade point average.

What is your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

There are ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, October 16, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, October 16, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Adult Dine-In Movie Night: "Everything, ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, October 16, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

'Bite Club'

Union Resident and Amy Veteran Jake Fernandez Honored

October 10, 2017

UNION, NJ - Union resident and Army veteran Jake Fernandez was one of the honorees at the "Salute the Troops" ceremony in Springfield earlier this moth.

 

Hosted by the New Jersey Veterans Network and the Union County Freeholders, the event honored one veteran from each Union County municipality  for their outstanding military service.

 

Staff Sgt.

Cops Arrest 4 After Stolen Car Crashes Through Fence in Westfield

October 15, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — UPDATED AT 12:15 p.m.

Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males excited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

Photos taken by the home's owner show that the car crashed through a fence and into the bushes.

The car was not being ...

Rich In History - Union Sites Share Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

UNION, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic sites, ...

Groundbreaking at $8.9 Million Ashbrook Golf Course Clubhouse in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --The Union County Freeholder Board today held a groundbreaking in Scotch Plains for the new $8.9 million Ash Brook Golf Course Clubhouse  that is anticipated to open in September 2018.

Once constructed, the new 21,000 sq. ft. building will house a full-service restaurant with terrace (capacity: 120 people), a full retail pro shop, administrative ...

Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalksi to be honored by Community Access Unlimited Nov. 2

October 16, 2017

ELIZABETH--Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will be honoring Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski and Kevin Casey, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, at its Annual Gala Dinner Dance, being held Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott.

CAU is a statewide Elizabeth-based nonprofit providing support programs and ...

Union County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums Hosting 17th Annual Pub Night

Union County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums will host its 17th annual Pub Night on Friday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street in Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

 

The band’s Pub Night will be a celebration of Celtic music with a powerful performance by the Union County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums and entertainment by Bloody ...

Dracula The Radio Drama Comes to Union Center

UNION, NJ - Pop Up Theater -- performances in unexpected places -- continues in Union’s Downtown Center when The Theater Project presents the radio drama DRACULA in a cleverly converted annex at Union’s Unity Bank. The Theater Project will recreate the Lux Radio Theater circa 1932 where 8 actors, a musician and one extremely overworked sound technician – all that thunder and ...

Lantern Cemetery Tour of Aging Tombstones on Tap  -- If You Dare

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ If your love of history is stronger than your fear of zombies, then mark Saturday, Oct. 21, in your calendar.

As part of the Four Centuries in a Weekend history event, the Rev. Chaz Hutchison, pastor of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church, will lead a lantern tour of one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. The tour starts at 5:30 p.m. and will run approximately one ...

Columns

Family Health

Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

'The Honeymooners' smart, snappy production

Smart, sassy production of ‘The Honeymooners’ takes off at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – “And away we go” indeed. The creative team at the Paper Mill Playhouse has taken the seeds of “The Honeymooners” from 1950’s television and turned it into a smart, snappy musical.

Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton are still up to their get-rich-quick ...

"A Beautiful Mind" Nobel Prize Winner is Honored by New Jersey Congressional Representatives

October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced passage of her bill in the House to name a Princeton post office after scholar and pioneer, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr.  He is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize in Economics.

“Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. serves as a national ...

Want to Take Your Business Global? New Jersey Businesses Eligible for Grant Funding

October 15, 2017

Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide? 

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help New Jersey companies gain access to ...

Letters to the Editor

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 15, 2017

Dear Editor,

For years, I could never understand why each October we marked Dyslexia Awareness Month as a federal event, but not a state event. 

As a member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA), I am aware our association has dedicated considerable resources to educating our elected leaders in Trenton about the importance of this designation. I am pleased ...

Why Democrats Should Vote Republican For Union County Freeholder

In 2009, while campaigning for the Township Committee of Springfield, I knocked on the door of one resident who based on my list was a registered Democrat and a senior citizen.

I was greeted by a very nice lady who reminded me of my grandmother. I introduced myself, we talked about the town and I gave her some campaign literature. I asked if she had any questions. She smiled and said, ...