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Union's Dr. Xurong Kong Elected Officer of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA - Dr. Xurong Kong of Union, N.J., was recently elected as an officer for the Kean University chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Kong, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies at Kean University, was elected to the position of president and will serve during the 2017-2018 term.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually at more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.

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Membership into Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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Since its founding in 1897, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for international, national and local literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.

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Empowerment Through Mental Health Awareness Discussion

October 17, 2017

UNION, NJ - The Human Relations Commission is hosting "Empowerment Through Mental Health Awareness," an evening discussion on suicide prevention on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public and will be held in Town Hall, Bonnel Room, 2nd floor.

 

Chanel Missing from Battle Hill Section

UNION, NJ - Chanel has been missing since after 9:00 Monday night.

She lives on Meeker Road in the Battle HIll section of Union.  Chanel, 10 years old, is very small and timid.  According to the owner's cousin, Union police have been contacted.  Chanel does have tags. 

 

Kawameeh Middle School PTA Clothing Drive

UNION, NJ - The Kawameeh Middle School PTA will be hosting a clothing drive on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Items being accepted are:  wearable and usable clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, stuffed animals, hard toys.

The Kawameeh Middle School PTA will receive a donation for the total poundage that is collected.  Please put clothing items in well ...

September's Athletes of the Month: Andrea Santiago and Andre Vieira

October 18, 2017

UNION, NJ - Congratulations again to Andre Vieira and Andrea Santiago, Union High School's Athletes of the Month for September.

Vieira, a junior, is on the boys soccer team and scored two goals in September.

Santiago is a senior on the girls soccer team and scored one goal and two assists in September.  She is ranked fifth in her class and has a 4.65 grade point average.

Union High School's September Male Athlete of the Month: Andre Vieira

UNION, NJ – Andre Vieira has been chosen Union High School’s September Male Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Vieira, a junior, is on the boys soccer team and scored two goals in September.

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Retired Union Business Administrator Frank Bradley Passes Away

October 18, 2017

Francis J Bradley, age 71, passed away at Applewood Estates in Freehold, on Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Funeral Mass will be in St. Michael Church in Union on Thursday at 10:15 am. Cremation will be held privately. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the Galante Funeral Home 2800 Morris Ave. Union.

Francis was born on August 19, 1946 in Newark to Francis and ...

Katarina Lopes: Class of 2021 at Loyola University Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD - Katarina Lopes, from Union, is now a member of the class of 2021 at Loyola University Maryland.

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Union Resident and Amy Veteran Jake Fernandez Honored

UNION, NJ - Union resident and Army veteran Jake Fernandez was one of the honorees at the "Salute the Troops" ceremony in Springfield earlier this moth.

 

Hosted by the New Jersey Veterans Network and the Union County Freeholders, the event honored one veteran from each Union County municipality  for their outstanding military service.

 

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Lawsuits Over Westfield’s ‘Watcher’ House Dismissed, Report Says

October 19, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Superior Court Judge dismissed the civil lawsuit against the former owners of 657 Boulevard, now infamously known as “the Watcher” house, on Wednesday, according to a report on NJ.com. According to that story, the judge said she dismissed three counts of fraud because there was no evidence the former owners intentionally hid a letter from “the ...

Cops Arrest 4 After Stolen Car Crashes Through Fence in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — UPDATED AT 12:15 p.m.

Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males excited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

Photos taken by the home's owner show that the car crashed through a fence and into the bushes.

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Rich In History - Union Sites Share Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

UNION, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic sites, ...

Gravestone Art and Symbolism

October 19, 2017

          On Sunday, November 19, at 2 pm at Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Avenue, the Union Township Historical Society will host "Gravestone Art and Symbolism."  Lorna and Phil Wooldridge of Wise Owl Workshops will weave stories, images, and music into their talk.  The couple will discuss the interpretation ...

Partners in Awareness, Access and Action – Susan G. Komen North Jersey and City of Newark to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Newark on October 28

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Zumbini Classes to Begin at Club Metro

UNION, NJ - Zumbini classes are starting at Club Metro on Saturday, Oct. 21.  Sign up today!

 

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Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

Paying tribute to 'Shakespeare in Love'

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey pays tribute to ‘Shakespeare in Love’

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – Many audiences loved the film version of “Shakespeare in Love,” which won the best picture Academy Award in 1999, with dialogue by Marc Noonan and Tom Stoppard. Adapted by Lee Hall for the stage, much of the dialogue remains. The production has a warmth and ...

"A Beautiful Mind" Nobel Prize Winner is Honored by New Jersey Congressional Representatives

October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced passage of her bill in the House to name a Princeton post office after scholar and pioneer, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr.  He is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize in Economics.

“Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. serves as a national ...

Want to Take Your Business Global? New Jersey Businesses Eligible for Grant Funding

October 15, 2017

Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide? 

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help New Jersey companies gain access to ...

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Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Joe Florio for Township Committee

October 17, 2017

This is a letter explaining why I endorse Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio for Township Committee for the Township of Union, New Jersey.  Simply put – he is the best.

I have lived in our wonderful town for close to 20 years.  Throughout my years here, my family and I have directly benefited from the good that Deputy Mayor Florio has done. 

For example, one of my children is ...

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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For years, I could never understand why each October we marked Dyslexia Awareness Month as a federal event, but not a state event. 

As a member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA), I am aware our association has dedicated considerable resources to educating our elected leaders in Trenton about the importance of this designation. I am pleased ...