Press Releases

May 26, 2020

Connecticut Farms Church Nursery of Union is now enrolling the 2020-21 school year.  We offer full or part-time classes for children who are 3, 4, and 5 years old.   For more information call 908-964-8544 or email: cburger@ctfarms.org  for more information.   

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic High School Forensics team hosted their 24th Annual Grammar School Forensics Tournament virtually via Zoom on May 18. ''We are incredibly grateful to the students and coaches who participated in this year's tournament,’’ stated Edward Sagendorf, Head Coach ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic junior Madeline Gunsiorowski is spearheading a fundraising initiative that reinforces the school’s commitment to helping those in need and strengthens the bond within the community. Gunsiorowski came up with an idea to sell lawn signs that state, “Union ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Over the past few weeks, Governor Phil Murphy has introduced what has become the state’s new, unofficial motto to implore residents to follow social distancing orders: Don’t be a knucklehead.  Now, the New Jersey State Democratic Committee is launching a campaign asking residents ...

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With Union County parks open on a limited basis during the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors can follow specially marked trails to learn about champion trees, ancient geological features, and key moments in local history while observing social distance rules. “Since the parks have re-opened, it has ...

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Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic continued its strong connection with alumni when the school hosted meet ups via Zoom with recent graduates and members of the Class of 2020 on Monday. Over 30 UC alumni participated in a series of different sessions that were broken down by colleges and majors ...

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From dandelion greens to bone health and the secrets of the Mediterranean diet, health experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension are sharing their knowledge with the Union County community through the new “Wellness on Wednesday” free live webinars. The weekly series focuses on practical, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic held a virtual Freshman and Sophomore Awards Night last week as several students were honored for their academic excellence for this school year.    With Mr. Edward Sagendorf (Union Catholic Class of 2007) serving as the Master of Ceremony, the program began ...

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UNION, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our local area, Westfield Veterinary Group is following federal and state guidelines to help keep our staff, clients, and pet patients safe and healthy. Our Westfield, NJ location remains closed. We will make an announcement when we have a ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College student Beianka Tomlinson has been accepted to Princeton University as one of only 13 transfer students admitted for this fall. Beianka currently has a 4.0 GPA and will graduate from Union this month with her Associate Degree in Chemistry. In addition to ...

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Homebound senior citizens in Union County continue to be served during the COVID-19 Pandemic through the Meals on Wheels program. The program is funded through the Union County Department of Human Services Division on Aging. “Eligible seniors have continued to receive nutritious meals during the ...

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As gardening season comes into full swing, Union County residents can get remote assistance improving their yards and raising backyard vegetable gardens while protecting the environment, too. Residents with yard and garden questions can contact the free Garden Helpline at (908) 654-9852 ...

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TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others ...

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UNION, NJ - If you are sick, please isolate from your pet as best as possible as a precaution.  Treat your pet as you would human family members. Do not let your cat or dog interact with people or other pets outside of the household. Wash your hands before and after touching any pet and practice ...

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April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Amid the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its extraordinary impact on the health, economic and social well-being of our state, Earth Day is a historic milestone deserving of celebration and sustained action. It also is an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Four Union Catholic juniors, Isabela Allen, Danielle Coyne, Joseph Paglia, and Rocco Mariani, accomplished a very impressive academic achievement by earning perfect scores on sections of the American College Testing (ACT) exam. On the ACT taken in February at Union ...

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Scotch Plains, NJ -- Sister Irma Gazzillo, SSJ, a beloved member of the Union Catholic community who was inducted into Union Catholic's Hall of Fame this past fall, passed away on Friday, May 1. Erminia Gazzillo grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and attended Little Flower High ...

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Investors Bank, through its charitable foundation, is releasing more than $1.13 million in financial grants to not-for-profit organizations in New Jersey and New York. The Investors Foundation is making the grants as not-for-profit organizations face a doubling and tripling in the demand for the ...

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UNION, NJ - Orthopaedic Physicians & Surgeons, PC makes patient and staff safety their highest concern at this time and always. We have instituted some additional measures to assist in keeping everyone safe. Patients and staff are to wear face coverings Additional sanitizing of the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Najlaa Williams, who helped ignite the Union Catholic volleyball team to one of its best seasons ever last fall, has signed her National Letter of Intent to play at Virginia State University.   Williams, who established herself as one of the best libero players in the state ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic held its first ever virtual Junior and Senior Awards Night on Tuesday evening as several students were honored for their academic excellence for this school year.    With Edward Sagendorf (Union Catholic Class of 2007) serving as the Master of Ceremony, the ...

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RapidTestMe, a private clinic in Union, is now offering testing to detect IgG antibodies against Coronavirus (COVID-19). This blood test from BioReference labs can provide information about a person's immunity to the infection. A positive result indicates that you may have had previous exposure to ...

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Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has been a staunch ally of Trinitas Regional Medical Center for many years. In light of the pandemic, given the fact that New Jersey has one of the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the generosity of organizations like Phillips 66 is now more essential ...

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CARDINAL JOSEPH W. TOBIN, C.Ss.R., TO JOIN BISHOPS NATIONWIDE IN RECONSECRATION OF NATION TO MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH All invited to participate in livestreamed prayer service, May 1 at 3 p.m. Newark, NJ - Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will join with U.S. and ...

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As we remain quarantined in our homes for the foreseeable future, now is the ideal time to make sure our pets stay safe at home, too. Here are simple ways to poison-proof and pet-proof your home to help your four-legged family member avoid everyday household poisons and dangers. Common Pet ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  Union Catholic’s first ever virtual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” was a huge success as several faculty members and administrators and their kids connected with one another via Zoom on Thursday for several fun-filled activities that resulted in lots of smiling ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When Jim Weyand found out that help was needed in the battle vs. COVID-19, he didn’t hesitate to join the frontlines. Weyand, the Athletic Trainer at Union Catholic and a 2012 graduate of the school, said that Atlantic Health System reached out to Athletic Trainers a few ...

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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) will soon implement its Energy Efficiency Proposal as required by the Clean Energy Act (CEA) and Energy Master Plan (EMP). Final Board action is anticipated in May of this year, with energy efficiency programs scheduled to commence in June 2021.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic is excited to announce that it will hold its 24th Annual Grammar School Forensics Tournament virtually on Monday, May 18.  The tournament, open to students in grades 3-8 from all schools, will offer four categories - Reading, Declamation, Drama, and Humor. A ...

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