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Township Addresses the Proposed Building of a Group Home

October 22, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union’s Public Information Officer today addressed concerns in response to negative reaction on social media pages about the proposed building of a group home on Francyne Way.

According to Natalie Pineiro, the non-profit organization, Community Access Unlimited, is proposing to the Planning Board the construction of a group home at 1240 Francyne Way.  The proposed ...

Union Schools to Receive Over $2M in Preschool Aid

UNION, NJ – Union’s school district is set to receive over $2 million in additional funding for expansion of the preschool program.

Union school's Superintendent Gregory Tatum announced the Preschool Education Expansion Aid at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.  “I’m happy to announce that the Union Board of Education has received a grant for ...

Union Public Library to Undergo Major Renovation: Seeking Public's Input

UNION, NJ – The Union Public Library is in the planning stages for their upcoming renovation and they are looking for the public’s opinion on what the new library should look like.

Open meetings are scheduled for public input as follows:

Adult users:  Friday, Oct. 12, 1:00 – 2:00 ...

Union Police Department Joins Elite Group of Law Enforcement Agencies with Re-Accreditation

UNION, NJ – The Union Police Department was honored and recognized for achieving re-accreditation by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police at Tuesday night’s Township Committee Meeting.

There are over 560 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey eligible to apply for accreditation, said Harry Delgato, NJSACOP Accreditation Program Director, who presented the ...

Medical Marijuana Facility Coming to Union

UNION, NJ – A medical marijuana facility to be located on Route 22 in Union was unanimously approved by the Planning Board at a recent meeting.

Compassionate Care Research Institute, LLC, doing business as Garden State Dispensary, will be located at 2536 Route 22 East.  According to testimony at the Planning Board meeting, Compassionate Care’s Woodbridge site is currently one ...

Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas Honored at YWCA's 40th Anniversary Gala

UNION, NJ - Mayor Suzette Cavadas was one of sixteen women honorees recognized at the YWCA Union County’s 40th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, October 4, at the Westwood in Garwood.

Cavadas was one of several mayors to be honored at the event, including mayors from Roselle, Westfield, Summit and Hillside.

“I am honored to be recognized at the event ...

Union's Business Administrator to be Inducted into the East Orange Hall of Fame

UNION, NJ – The East Orange Hall of Fame Selection Committee has selected Union’s Business Administrator, Ronald Manzella, for induction into the East Orange Hall of Fame.

“Your outstanding achievements and contributions to the greater East Orange community has deemed you worthy of this great honor,” reads the letter from the East Orange Hall of Fame Selection ...

Union Receives $100,000 Award as Part of Innovation Planning Challenge

TRENTON, NJ – Union is among nine communities to receive an Innovation Challenge Planning Funds award from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) for economic planning services as part of the Innovation Planning Challenge.

Union has been awarded a $100,000 award to "develop a plan to expand within Union the current incubator housed at the Institute for Life Science ...

Garden State Motel Site Deemed Area in Need of Redevelopment

UNION, NJ – The Planning Board Thursday night unanimously voted to recommend to the Township Committee that they designate an area on Route 22 containing the Garden State Motel, Chuck E. Cheese and an abandoned gas station an “area in need of redevelopoment.”

An “area in need of redevelopment” investigation was conducted on the Route 22 East study area, known as ...

Debate About Retail Sale of Legalized Marijuana Sparks Discussion

UNION, NJ – A lively debate on the potential for the retail sale of recreational marijuana, hosted by Union’s Regular Democratic Club, took place Monday night to a crowd of about 100 people at the VFW Post 2433.

Opposed to the legalization of marijuana, the debate featured Stephen Reid, Executive Director of New Jersey RAMP, Responsible Approaches to Marijuana Policy.  ...

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