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Union's Shop Local Campaign Kicks Off Saturday, Nov. 25

November 16, 2017

UNION, NJ - Kick off the Holiday shopping season on Saturday, November 25 in Union Center with Shop Local Shop Small campaign, along with Shop Small Business Saturday. There will be a series of ribbon cuttings as they continue to welcome new merchants of Phase I of the newly finished Stuyvesant Ave Streetscape.

The Special Improvement District (SID) will host a welcoming station, ...

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 11/13

•Adult Craft: "Thanksgiving Wreath", 1:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

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

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

•Township Committee Conference, 6:00 p.m., Town Hall

•Township Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

Tuesday, ...

Union Municipal Band to Play Monday

UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction Howard Toplansky will present a Fall Concert on Monday evening, November 13. The concert will be held at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. This autumn concert will feature music from the Broadway stage, marches and overtures.

The concert will include ...

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

November 13, 2017

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 ...

Union High School's October Male Athlete of the Month: Andy Martin

UNION, NJ – Andy Martin has been chosen Union High School’s October Male Athlete of the Month, 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.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school ...

Chibuike Obinnakwelu of Union accepts leadership position at YSU

November 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, OH - Youngstown State University has announced the names of students who have accepted essential leadership roles in groups and organizations across campus this fall.

The list includes Chibuike Obinnakwelu of Union, Exercise Science Physical Therapy Track major at YSU, who was elected to the following:

President, Men of Excellence Empowerment Group

Youngstown State ...

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 ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Seeks Level II Trauma Center Designation

Elizabeth, N.J.--Trinitas Regional Medical Center is seeking formal Level II Trauma Center designation in response to the first official trauma call by the New Jersey Department of Health DOH in nearly 20 years.  The Medical Center will submit its application to the DOH this week.

According to Gary S. Horan, FACHE, Trinitas President & CEO, the state of New Jersey has an excellent ...

AARP Driver Safety Class

November 18, 2017

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 ...

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Columns

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 ...

Sustained, Severe Cuts Equal Setbacks at NJ Department of Environmental Protection

November 6, 2017

Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely impacted the ability of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to carry out critical work to protect New Jersey’s environment and residents. This has serious implications for wildlife, public health and our economy. DEP is charged with managing and protecting the State’s environment and natural resources.

This ...

Letters to the Editor

Thank You, Union Residents

November 13, 2017

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 ...