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Military Personnel and Service Providers Invited to Free Networking Mixer

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites military personnel and service providers to a free UC HERO networking mixer on Wednesday, August 23 at the Clubhouse at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course at 3 Golf Drive in Kenilworth, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

“Experience in the military has provided many Union County residents with valuable skills and training,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “We’ve designed this mixer to help our veterans and active duty military connect with more resources and apply their unique life skills to new opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.”

The UC HERO networking mixer is free and includes complimentary food tastings.

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Pre-registration is required by contacting Janna Williams, 908-527-4918 or jwilliams@ucnj.org.

UC HERO launched in 2016 as an initiative of Chairman Bergen, with the mission of enhancing opportunities for education, employment and well-being for eligible veterans and active duty service members and their families in Union County.

Other upcoming special events include the first UC HERO camping trip, to be held September 16-17 at the Scout campground in Union County’s Watchung Reservation.

For more information about the camping trip, all UC HERO programs and activities, and the Union County Office of Veterans’ Affairs visit online at ucnj.org/uc-hero.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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Union's Winter Celebrations Include Ice Skating This Year

November 21, 2017

UNION, NJ – An ice skating rink has been added to this year’s winter celebrations in Union.

During the Winter Weekend – Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 – free ice skating will be available in front of Town Hall.   

“There’s nothing better than coming together to kick off the holiday season,” said Township of Union Mayor Suzette ...

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 11/20

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

•ShopRite Kid Cuisine, 4:00 p.m., Union Public Library

•Adult Movie: The Glass Castle, 6:30 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

Tuesday, 11/21

•Pre-K Game Time, 11:00 a.m., Vauxhall Public Library

•Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program, 12:30 p.m., Vauxhall Public ...

A Variety of Programs on Tap for December at Union's Public Libraries

UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library, main branch and Vauxhall Branch, has a variety of programs scheduled for December:

UNION PUBLIC LIBRARY - MAIN BRANCH:

Weekly Programs

Mondays: Lego Club @ 3:30 p.m., all ages, no registration required

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday! Build your own creation or take part in one of our Lego challenges!

Wednesdays: Babies in the ...

October's UHS Athletes of the Month: Andy Martin and Phylicia Menendez

November 20, 2017

UNION, NJ - Congratulations again to Andy Martin and Phylicia Menendez, Union High School's Athletes of the Month for October, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Martin is a senior and a wide receiver on the football team.  He scored 10 touchdowns in October, with 285 yards rushing and 495 yards receiving.  He had 41 tackles last month.

Menendez is captain of the tennis team ...

Union High School's October Female Athlete of the Month: Phylicia Menendez

UNION, NJ – Phylicia Menendez has been chosen Union High School’s October Female Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Menendez is captain of the tennis team and maintains a 4.3 GPA.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

My favorite part of being a high school athlete is that I get to play with my peers and make new friends ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, November 22, 3:15 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Let's Play Chess Club

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Fri, November 24

The Gateway Family YMCA, Union

YMCA Membership Special

Health & Wellness

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Sat, November 25, 11:00 AM

Union Center, Union

Stuyvesant Avenue Re-Opening and Union Center ...

The 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk, Sunday in Springfield: Get on the Other Side of the Fence

November 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission.

This is a rare chance to get to go on the other side of the fence and see the Quarry, which is an ecologically unique ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

Farrell and Rokosz Selected as Union Catholic's Wendy's High School Heisman winners

November 18, 2017

SCOTCH PLANIS, NJ -- Gerard Rokosz and Emily Farrell have been selected as Union Catholic’s Wendy’s High School Heisman award winners.

The Wendy’s High School Heisman, created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994, recognizes high-achieving seniors who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities, excel in the ...

AARP Driver Safety Class

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Since 1979, the course has helped more than 15 million drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing ...

Rafael Pharmaceuticals, in Collaboration with Atlantic Health System, Announces Initiation of a Phase I Study of CPI-613 in Combination with Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel for Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage company and leader in the field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, announced today, the initiation of a Phase I clinical trial of CPI-613 in combination with chemotherapeutic agents, gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel, for patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The study will be conducted in collaboration with Atlantic ...

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Family Health

Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancer’s Warning Signs

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that began in Newark

November 8, 2017

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention Hall as the crowd ...

Letters to the Editor

Board of Education Member-Elect Thanks Voters

November 20, 2017

Dear Editor,

I’m very honored and excited to have been elected to the Township of Union Board of Education.

I want to thank all of the residents of Union for their trust and confidence, and I promise to uphold that trust.

I also want to acknowledge Board President Ronnie McDowell and Board Vice President Nancy Zuena and their contributions to the Township of Union Public Schools.

Thank You, Union Residents

I would like to thank the residents of Union for their trust and confidence for re-electing me for my eighth term on the Township of Committee.

Your encouragement and counsel during those years has been greatly appreciated.  Through my 21 years on the Committee, I have always made safety a top priority along with expanding opportunities for our youth and seniors.  I will ...