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The Week Ahead in Union

September 24, 2018

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 9/24

Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 10:00 a.m., Senior Center
Chair Yoga Session Kick-Off, 12:00 p.m., Senior Center
Construction Zone, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library
Read to Waldi, 4:30 p.m., Union Public Library
Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly, 6:00 p.m., ...

2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa Explosion

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union will be hosting a 2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa Explosion - on Sunday, October 21.

The celebration will feature Orquesta Clave Y Sabor, Group MK DanceStudio; DJ Lenin in the Mix and The Group Otto Show.  Food vendors will include Gusto Y Sabor Colombiano, El Lechon De Negron and the Mexi Boys. 

The event will be held in the ...

Union Elks 29th Annual Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show Set for Oct 14

UNION, NJ - The Union Elks Lodge #1583 will be hosting their 29th Annual Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday, October 14.

The event will be held at the lodge at 281 Chestnut Street from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The event, presented by the Union Elks Special Children's Committee, will include a car and bike show, trophies, music by Hot Rob Mike, and door prizes.  All proceeds ...

Chauncei C Walker of Union enrolls in Clemson University

September 19, 2018

CLEMSON, SC - Chauncei C Walker of Union enrolled in Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester.

Walker's major is Undeclared.

Ranked No. 24 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered ...

Union History Comes Alive During “Four Centuries in a Weekend”

September 24, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union’s Caldwell Parsonage, Connecticut Farms Church and the Liberty Hall Museum are all featured as part of Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend:  A Journey through Union County’s History.”

The Caldwell Parsonage, at 909 Caldwell Avenue, is an American Revolutionary site that will feature a re-enactor portraying the ...

Four Arrested in Aug. 23 Millburn Medical Center Robbery

September 12, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Police confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the armed robbery of the Associates in Primary Care P.A. offices that took place on August 23, 2018.

According to The Millburn Police Department Tommy Ware, 58, Terrell Keeling, 43, Terrence Worthy, 51, and Jessica Greene, 29, all  from Newark, have been charged ...

Narcotics Officers and FBI Shut Down Heroin Mills in Elizabeth and Plainfield - 19 Arrests and Nets $100,000 in Heroin

ELIZABETH/PLAINFIELD, NJ - 19 arrests, and the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield was made by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan who made the announcement on Tuesday ...

Introducing BOE Candidate: Steven Le (4-3), Save Our Schools Team

September 24, 2018

My name is Steven Le, and I’ve been a resident of Union for 27 years.  I am the son of two refugees who escaped Vietnam in 1979 and were sponsored by Holy Spirit Church to come to the United States.  After I was born, my family bought a house in Union and resided here ever since.  I myself am now a homeowner in the Washington/Five Points area.

I’m a proud product of ...

Introducing BOE Candidate: Reverend Samuel M. Wright, Jr. (4-1), Save Our Schools Team

My name is Samuel M. Wright, Jr., and I am a pastor, teacher, preacher, praise leader, musician, and motivational speaker.  I’ve been married to my ministry partner, Patricia F. Wright, since 2004.  We have five children: Phillip, Stephen, Jessica, Fernon, and Jennifer.  We also have five grandchildren: Aniya, Cayla, Lucas, Golden, Devyn, and Myles.

In October 2000, I was ...

Introducing BOE Candidate: Michelle Schulz (4-2), Save Our Schools Team

My name is Michelle Schulz, and I’ve been a resident of Vauxhall for over 20 years.  I’ve been married to Jack, who works for Union County as Supervisor of Park Maintenance Services, for 13 years.  We have six children - Michael, Dominick, Jacqueline, Jonathan, Amanda, and Brandon - all products of the Township of Union Public Schools.   Michael graduated in 2009 ...

Candidates Announce Team for BOE Election

UNION, NJ  - For the upcoming 2018 Board of Education election, three independent Township of Union residents have joined together to run for the three available seats on the Board. Ronnie McDowell, Kalisha Morgan and Kim Ruiz will campaign together for the November 6th election.

Ronnie McDowell is a former Board member who served as its president in 2017.

Kalisha Morgan, ...


7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)


Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)


Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

‘Buried Child’ draws on chilling family secrets via Shepard

‘Buried Child’ draws on chilling family secrets via Shepard

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – The dysfunctional family, with its dark, disturbing secrets, is at the heart of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child.”  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a taut, insightful production, under the direction of Paul Mullin.

The actors live in their roles as ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York


PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

September 16, 2018

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Seton Hall Student Who Died on Tuesday Identified as Julian M. Mislavsky of Morristown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell off of the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan.

Mislavsky was a senior at Seton Hall and was from Morristown, stated Meehan. 

"We will have a ...

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