Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse on Monday

August 19, 2017

UNION, NJ - Looking for a good place to experience the rare solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21?  Although the full eclipse won’t happen over Union, more than 75 percent of the sun will be blocked out by the moon that afternoon.

Residents looking for a good place to observe the eclipse in our area are invited to Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside from 12:00 p.m.

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

Board of Education Approves Expenditures for High School

UNION, NJ – The Board of Education held a special meeting on Thursday to approve two resolutions from the Fiscal Planning Committee.

In anticipation, former Board of Education member and current Board candidate Steven Le sought an injunction in Superior Court with Assignment Judge Karen Cassidy to prevent the Board from spending the capital reserve monies.  Le’s argument ...

Young Inventors and Engineers Soar at Camp Invention

UNION, NJ – Jefferson School hosted some young inventors and explorers this summer at Camp Invention.

Under the direction of Union teacher and Camp Invention Director Mary Ellen Patricco, the camp helped cultivate the ideas critical to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by encouraging exploration and curiosity through hands-on activities.

“The kids here see that ...

Union Coaches Keep Vigilant During the Hot Summer Days of Preseason Practice

UNION, NJ – Union High School athletic coaches are acutely aware of the risk of heat-related illnesses and deaths as athletes began showing up for practice this week.

“We are proactive in informing both parents and athletes about the risks involved with heat issues,” said Athletic Director Linda Ionta.  “Our athletic trainer and coaches work together to make ...

Board of Education Releases Agenda for Special Meeting

UNION, NJ – The Board of Education has called a special meeting for Thursday, Aug. 10, 8:00 p.m.

The Board released the following agenda:
F. Fiscal and Planning Committee Resolutions

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Fiscal and Planning Committee presents the following resolutions for the Board’s consideration:

F-1.     Approve ...

2017 Drug Prevention Walk Coming to Nomahegan Park in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ - Prevention Links and the Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County are once again coordinating the 18th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk. The event will take place on Saturday, October 21, at Nomahegan Park, 1024 Springfield Avenue, Cranford.

The walk will begin at 9 a.m.with the “Red Ribbon Free Family Fun Day” starting at 10 a.m. until 2 ...

Nine Recent Union High School Grads Charged in $26k Burglary at School

UNION, NJ – Nine suspects have been charged with the burglary that occurred at Union High School on June 29, resulting in the theft of $26,000 in cash and other property.

Union police say a secretary at the High School contacted police at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, after she found her desk damaged.  She reported that she had an unusually large amount of cash locked in a drawer ...

Burnet Middle School Title 1 Students Create Book Mural

UNION, NJ – In case students want to check out some of their reading assignments while at Burnet Middle School, they can view a new mural there by the Title 1 Summer Enrichment Program students.

According to Patricia Frazier, Burnet School Title 1 Coordinator, the Title 1 Summer Enrichment Program continued their efforts to beautify the school environment by creating a mural that ...

Union Board of Education Slate Set for November Election

UNION, NJ – The filing deadline for the Township of Union Board of Education election was Monday at 4:00 p.m.  There are three three-year seats up this year.

As of the deadline, nine Union residents have filed --  three incumbents: Vito Nufrio, Nancy Zuena and Ronnie McDowell and six challengers:  Steven Le, Sharon Sherry Higgins, Linda Richardson, Michelle Schulz, ...

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Help with Daily Tasks is Available to Eligible Union County Residents

August 20, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents with permanent physical disabilities that they may be eligible for assistance under the Personal Assistance Services Program, a statewide program designed to foster independent living.

“The Personal Assistance Services Program has been making a meaningful difference in the lives of Union County residents for more than 30 ...