Union Firefighting Recruits Tackle First Live Burn

April 20, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union’s newest Fire Department recruits received real world training last week at their first ‘live burn’, where they faced a building fire at the Union County Fire Training Academy in Linden. 

“This live burn portion of the recruits’ training enables them to get into some live situations with an active fire with some of our more seasoned ...

Union Announces Roads Slated for Improvement

UNION, NJ – Roadwork in Union is set to begin with more than 80 roads targeted for improvement.

Among the initiatives Mayor Suzette Cavadas spoke about during her New Year’s swearing in was a “continued commitment to roads and infrastructure.”

“One of the most important duties carried out by the Department of Public Works is ensuring the safety and quality of ...

Township Adopts 2018 Municipal Budget

UNION, NJ –Municipal taxes for the owner of an average house in Union will increase by about $50 under a new budget adopted at last week’s Township Committee meeting.

“I think it’s important to mention that this budget is based on the commitment of the Township Committee to promote the highest quality of life for all of our residents by providing a physically sound and ...

Township Discusses Plans for Phase II of the Stuyvesant Streetscape Project

UNION, NJ – Business owners, residents and township officials attended a Phase II Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape informational session on Tuesday morning, sponsored by the Special Improvement District and hosted by BCB Bank.

Plans are in place to update and reconstruct the sidewalks along Stuyvesant Avenue, from Morris Avenue to the Union cannon near Elmwood in Phase II of the Stuyvesant ...

The Union Public Library has Good 'Friends'

UNION, NJ – The Union Public Library has a lot to offer, thanks in part from the efforts of a group of volunteers called The Friends of the Union Public Library.

The ‘Friends’ as they are known, has about 100 members.  They meet once a month at the library.  “The main function of the organization is to raise money so the library can do things they ...

Informational Session on Continued Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Work

UNION, NJ – An information networking session to review and discuss Phase II of the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10.

The session, to be held at BCB Bank, 2000 Morris Avenue, will provide an in depth look into Union Center’s Phase II project, the construction timeline and parking direction and restrictions during construction.

The event ...

Mayor Cavadas Among Union County Mayors to Unite Against Illegal Guns

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Township of Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas is among the Union County mayors who will sign the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles on April 11 at Rahway’s Hamilton Stage at UCPAC.

“This will be an important day wherein the Township of Union will be taking a step toward protecting our community against illegal gun violence and working with ...

Union's March Business of the Month: Repeats Are Neat

UNION, NJ - First on the agenda at the Township Committee meeting Tuesday night was the Business of the Month Award, recognizing a woman-owned business in honor of Women’s History Month.

Business owner Adrienne Baker of ‘Repeats are Neat’, located at 958A Stuyvesant Avenue, said the store’s mission is to provide customers with new and gently used women’s and ...

Union Woman Receives 'Woman of Distinction' Award from Congressman Payne

Newark, NJ – A Union woman was among those honored Tuesday night at the 10th Congressional District’s ‘Women of Distinction’ dinner.

Bertha Mathews of Vauxhall was honored with the award at the Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. Women’s History Month celebration.

“Successful women are the core of our communities,” said Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.

Union Celebrates Five Local "She-roes"

UNION, NJ – Five local “she-roes” were honored Monday evening at the 2018 Women’s Month Celebration, themed “A Celebration of She-Roes”.

The honorees included:

She-roe in Business - Sharon Patel, Patel Printing
She-roe for the Environment - Adrienne Miller Kubicz
Community She-roe - Ernestine Frye, Union Township Community Action ...

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