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Lockdown at Union High School Monday Morning

November 12, 2018

UNION, NJ – A Union High School student suspected of having a weapon caused a lockdown at the school Monday morning.

According to a voice message sent out at just after 1:00 p.m. by Althea Bossard, Acting Principal of Union High School, at 9:30 Monday morning “the building went into a lockdown and the police and the Board of Education was notified at that time.”

In the ...

Ehrhart Gardens Veterans Day Ceremony Dedicated to John Finnigan

UNION, NJ – John “Jack” Finnigan was a special honoree among the veterans honored at Ehrhart Gardens Senior Housing Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday.

“Throughout this Nation’s history, America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guards men have bravely answered the call to defend our freedom, to aid our friends and allies, and to turn back ...

Retired Union Police Lieutenant Dilginis Passes Away

UNION, NJ – Retired Union Police Detective Lieutenant Joseph W. Dilginis passed away on Monday, Nov. 5.

According to a social media post from the Union Police Department, Dilginis, 61, spent his career with the Union Police, but “above all else he was a loving husband and father.  Everyone knew him as a family man who truly was a good person, selfless, and caring with a great ...

UNICO's Union Chapter Recognizes a Union Fireman, Policeman and Retired Teacher

UNION, NJ – Union Firefighter and New Jersey FMBA President Edwin Donnelly, Union Police Captain Chris Donnelly, and Union resident Michael Yesenko were the honorees Saturday night at the Union UNICO 38th Annual Humanitarian Dinner.

UNICO, founded in 1922, is an organization that stands for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity and Opportunity. 

Ed Donnelly is a 17-year ...

It's Daylight Savings: Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

UNION, NJ - Daylight savings time is a good way to protect yourself and your family.  Remember:  Change your clocks, change your batteries.

"It is very important to ensure your smoke detectors are installed and working properly," said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  "This time of year is a great reminder to check your detectors and change the batteries. Remember ...

A Fun Un-Mischief Night in Union

UNION, NJ –  About 160 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders celebrated Union’s ‘Un-Mischief Night’ Tuesday night at Hannah Caldwell School, organized and run by the Union Police Department.

Un-Mischief Night is a program for kids in town to participate in safe and secure fun on a night when kids have been known to get caught up in ...

Union's (Super) Heroes Visit the Deron School

UNION, NJ – Members of Union’s police department paid a very special visit to the Deron School on Tuesday to help them celebrate the season and their Harvest Fest.

“A lot of children from the school aren’t able to celebrate a typical Halloween because of the sights and sounds,” said Sgt. Dorothy Mascidlo-Skiper.  “As a Police Department, we want to ...

Union Firefighters Fight Car Fire and Stabilize Garage

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters had a busy Friday afternoon responding to several incidents, including a car fire on the Garden State Parkway and a car that drove through a garage.

Union firefighters responded to an emergency call at about 4:00 p.m. regarding a car that drove through the back wall of a detached garage on Valley Street.  Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio said the vehicle ...

Union Ranks #41 on America's Top 101 Safest Cities List

UNION, NJ – The Township of Union has been ranked number 41 on SafeHome.org’s list of the top 101 safest cities in America.

To determine the ranking, SafeHome.org analyzed data from the FBI to statistically find out which cities are the safest in the nation, based on cities with a population of over 50,000. 

"This study confirms that when a police department is fully ...

Early Morning Accident Will Have Lingering Effect on Route 22 East

UNION, NJ – Union police and firefighters responded to an overturned car on Route 22 early Sunday morning.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car rolled over in the vicinity of 2650 Route 22 east, near the Applebee’s entrance at about 3:00 a.m.  The driver was out of the car when emergency personnel arrived and sustained minor injuries.

Two utility poles on Route ...

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