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Another Car Smashes into CVS on Morris Avenue

April 21, 2018

UNION, NJ – For the third time in the past year, a car hit the CVS building at 2287 Morris Avenue at the corner of Commerce Ave.

Union firefighters responded to a call at the CVS at about 12:50 p.m. Thursday.  According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car had struck the building. The Union Fire Department Special Operations Team along with a township construction official did ...

Union Firefighting Recruits Tackle First Live Burn

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 Police Arrest Spa Workers for Prostitution

UNION, NJ – Union police arrested a man and four women in connection with a prostitution business at a local spa on Morris Avenue.

In September 2017, Union police made arrests at the Birchwood Oils – Essential Oil Rub Treatments -  when they discovered it to be a place of prostitution. 

According to police, they continued to monitor the location and discovered that the ...

Man on Scooter Hit in Early Morning Accident on Morris Avenue

UNION, NJ – A man on a battery powered scooter was struck by a car early Friday morning on Colonial Avenue near the intersection of Morris Ave.

Police were called to the scene at approximately 5:45 a.m.  Upon arrival they found a male in his twenties, who was operating a battery powered scooter on Morris Ave. eastbound near the shoulder, had been hit by a female driving a 2009 ...

Pedestrian Struck Near Morris and Colonial Early Friday Morning

UNION, NJ - Few details are currently available, but a pedestrian accident in the vicinity of Morris and Colonial Avenues occurred early Friday morning.

Union police, fire and EMS personnel were on scene before 6:00 a.m. Friday morning.  Colonial Avenue was closed from Morris to Lum Avenues.  No information on the condition of the pedestrian is available.  Details will be ...

Franklin Township: Remembering a Hero

EAST FRANKLIN, NJ - April 11 marked 12 years since Union resident Kevin Apuzzio of the East Franklin Fire Department lost his life in the line of duty, doing what he was born to do. 

Earlier yesterday morning his brothers and sisters from the department paid tribute to him.

Below is their message of comfort:

When a person is given the chance to live on this earth, ...

Union Police to Hold Vehicle Auction

UNION,  NJ – Union police have announced an upcoming vehicle auction at police headquarters.

According to Union police, viewing of the vehicles begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25.  The auction begins at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine.

Only cash will be accepted and the vehicle must be removed immediately after completion of the auction.  Some vehicles may have to be ...

Union Fire Department Awarded Grant Assistance

UNION, NJ – A grant to be used for education, training and community outreach initiatives was awarded to the Union Fire Department by the FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program this week.

 “Being awarded this grant is a big part of allowing us to provide the best service and equipment to our citizens without being a burden on the budget,” said Fire Chief Michael Scanio.

Union Police Officers to 'Park and Walk' to Check Township Schools

UNION, NJ – In light of recent school violence, a Park and Walk initiative has been announced by the Union Police Department, in cooperation with the Township Committee and Union schools.

The initiative, as described by Union Sgt. Anthony Cavallo, sends Union police officers to township schools on a random basis.  An officer will park outside of a school building and walk around the ...

Union Firefighters Receive Specialized Training

UNION, NJ – Sixteen Union firefighters received specialized training recently in Texas when they attended the program, 'Industrial Emergencies for Municipal-Based Responders', funded by the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

“This was great training,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, “especially because we don't get these types ...

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