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Scholarships Available to Union High School Graduates and the Class of 2018

May 21, 2018

UNION, NJ - The UTCAO Foundation, Inc. has announced the availability of the Oliver E. Young, Jr. Scholarship Fund to all graduates of Union High School and the class of 2018.

The Foundation, an independent subsidiary of the Union Township Community Action Organization, Inc. awards scholarships up to $1,500 per recipient.

An application and eligibility guidelines are available here.  ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Community Access Unlimited Raises $55,000 for People with Disabilities and at-risk Youth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club.

With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the business community, 100 attendees representing 53 businesses supported the agency and its members ...

Union Rotarians Zumba for Food

UNION, NJ – Dance, exercise and give back.  That’s what Union’s Rotary Club did recently when they hosted a ‘Zumba for Food’ event last week benefiting the Union Food Pantry.

"I’m so proud to be part of this club,” said event chairperson Claudia Schiavone.  “The Zumba event couldn’t have been possible without the ...

Relay for Life of Union

UNION, NJ - The Relay For Life is a family-oriented event, where participants can walk or run on the track relay-style for 12 hours.  Relay for Life of Union will take place at Union High School on Saturday, June 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Participant’s set up stations around the track, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in other fun ...

TAPinto Sponsors Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate those who have fought the disease and the science and energy behind the ...

Union Hosts Annual "Operation Clean Sweep"

UNION, NJ  - When the weather starts to break, the Township of Union holds its annual “Operation Clean Sweep” program.  Held on Saturday, the event is dedicated to beautifying and maintaining the cleanliness of the town.     

Lou Ulrich Superintendent of Public works said “we had junior high school students, club and civic groups and ...

Fundraiser for Cancer Patient to be Held at Union Elks

UNION, NJ – A fundraiser to benefit cancer patient Mary Pat Colicchio will be held at the Union Elks Lodge on Sunday, May 20.

In August 2017, Colicchio suffered severe pain in her stomach after a colonoscopy.  A visit to the emergency room confirmed a growth on her pancreas.  Later that month Colicchio was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

Since then, Colicchio ...

Union High School Sophomore Designs Special Socks for Charity

UNION, NJ – When “Sock Problems” sent out a nationwide call for designs to help raise awareness of the gun violence issue, Union High School history teacher Nicholas Ferroni brought the idea to one of his students.

Out of hundreds of designs submitted, Union High sophomore Paulina Markowski’s was selected.

“Sock Problems” is an organization that uses ...

Vauxhall Has a New Community Garden

UNION, NJ  - A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Vauxhall Community Garden took place on Saturday morning.

With a financial donation from Atlantic Health System and the land donated by the Township of Union, members of Golden Rule Lodge No. 24 and Golden Rule Chapter No. 50 celebrated the new garden with residents and township officials.

Alexandra Green of Overlook Medical ...

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