'Taste of Union' to Benefit Union Family with Young Daughter

March 13, 2018

UNION, NJ – A Union family, whose young daughter faces multiple hospitalizations and surgeries, will be the recipient of this year’s “Taste of Union” event to be held on Thursday, April 19.  The “Taste of Union” annually showcases local restaurants and food vendors to benefit an individual or family in need.

The Cosico's young ...

Franklin School Students Participate in Jump Rope For Heart

UNION, NJ – Franklin Elementary School students helped spread the word about the importance of keeping a healthy heart recently when they participated in the Jump Rope For Heart event.

Organized by Franklin Elementary physical education teachers, Jump Rope For Heart is a national education and fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and ...

Westfield Volunteer Baseball Coach Desperately Seeking Kidney Donor

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield High School volunteer baseball coach Mike Cappiello is in desperate need of a kidney donor.

The 28-year-old former WHS baseball player hit 46 doubles playing college ball for Plymouth State University in New Hampshire — the most in the school's history.

One day in April of 2012, during his senior year, he was off to another good start to ...

Outstanding Citizens to Be Honored at the Boy Scouts of America Dinner

UNION, NJ – A Union Board of Education member, a township business owner, a Union police officer and the Director of the Union Chamber will be honored by The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, at the upcoming Springfield-Union Good Scout Award Dinner.

This year’s honorees include Union resident and Board of Education member, David A. Arminio; Sgt. Michael D. Boll ...

We Hear You Now - Phillips 66 Donates Five New Emergency Radios to Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - A recent grant from the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has allowed Trinitas Regional Medical Center to purchase five new Motorola APX 6000 portable radios for its Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU), 

“Lives will surely be saved,” said Hospital Officials. The radios will be used to communicate with the Union County Police Dispatch Center, which dispatches MICUs and ...

Burnet Middle School Students Teach Peers About Advocacy Groups

UNION, NJ – Students in Erik Gabriel’s Language Arts class at Burnet Middle School had a unique opportunity on Tuesday to share with their peers the knowledge and understanding they recently obtained while learning about and interacting with advocacy programs.

Gabriel said as part of the educational unit ‘standing up for yourself, standing up for what’s right’, ...

Union Teachers to Rally on Rare Disease Awareness Day in Support of Dup15q Syndrome

UNION, NJ – February 28th is Rare Disease Awareness Day and teachers in Union are pitching in by wearing jeans and a blue shirt and donating $5 to '“RARE” your BLUE for Dup15q' Day.

Union High School Counselor Lauren Weissberg is sponsoring the district-wide dress down day in support of the Dup15q Alliance and her son Holden, who is diagnosed with the rare genetic ...

Washington School Donates 230 Cans of Soup Through Their "Soup-er Bowl" Collection

UNION, NJ – Washington School students were able to combine their desire to give with their love of football through their recent “Soup-er Bowl” donation drive.

With each can of soup brought into school, students were able to vote for the team they wanted to win the Super Bowl by placing their soup can in their team’s box.

The “Soup-er Bowl” ...

Longhorn Steakhouse in Springfield Makes Donation to New Jersey Veterans Network

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Longhorn Steakhouse just beat the rain on Saturday to make a generous donation to the New Jersey Veterans Network.

The check for $3,902 was tendered by Longhorn Steakhouse’s managing partner, Anthony Levy, to Michael Boll, the Network’s president, and David Tyms, the Network’s vice president, in a brief outdoor ceremony on February 10th, before the American ...

Two Local Non-Profits Seek Support for People with Disabilities and Others Left Homeless by Fire

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – Two local non-profit organizations are working together to find housing and other needs for many residents that were left homeless when a fire ripped through their apartment building on 3rd Avenue in Roselle. 

The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Feb. 3 on the third floor of the apartment complex and quickly spread throughout the building.

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Union County 4-H Club Reaches Out to Help after Hurricane Maria

March 18, 2018

Student members of the Union County 4-H Variety Club reached across local and state borders to help displaced pets earlier this year. Through their “4-H for our 4 Pawed Friends” community service project, they collected donations to help St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison after the organization sheltered more than 700 pets in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

A ...