Portable Planetarium comes to Battle Hill Elementary

UNION, NJ — Students from the Union school in kindergarten through fourth grade were treated to a “night sky” experience when Matthew Meyer visited the school with his Starlab Portable Planetarium System recently. He brought the universe to the students with an onsite fieldtrip, courtesy of the Battle Hill PTA. Meyer, a Union resident and […]

‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ Battle Hill sure did

By Allison Brehm, Correspondent UNION, NJ — Thanks to a recent Student Council fundraiser, the ASPCA will be the recipient of $2,263 raised by Battle Hill Elementary School in Union. The fundraiser began Jan. 9 and concluded March 17. Each classroom began with a paper snowman that included two eyes, a mouth and a scarf; donations […]

Union residents hit the streets to clean up for Earth Day

UNION, NJ — In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, hundreds of Union residents came out for the Union Residents Forum Earth Day Cleanup, to clean up their town, hitting the parks, side streets, and green spaces with rakes and garbage bags in hand. The idea was born when Union resident, Ed Rucki, was attending […]

‘Taste of Union’ to support a local family

‘Taste of Union’ to support a local family

UNION, NJ — The 10th annual “Taste of Union” will be held tonight, April 20, at the Knights of Columbus in Union. The event was started back in 2008 as one of the events for Union’s bicentennial celebration and, after its success, some Union residents got together and decided run the event on their own each […]

In Union, cinnamon rolls always overcome gender roles

In Union, cinnamon rolls always overcome gender roles

UNION, NJ — To celebrate and support International Women’s Day, a local business decided to focus on cinnamon rolls, not gender roles. Van Gogh’s Ear Cafe, located on Stuyvesant Avenue in Union, pulled out all the stops to raise money for two organizations geared towards girls on March 8. Sarah Perara, co-owner of the popular eatery, […]

Union NHS students help feed the hungry

Union teens give back, making more than 150 PB&J sandwiches for the homeless in Elizabeth

Union NHS students help feed the hungry

UNION, NJ — It was a day of giving back as 21 members of the Union High School National Honor Society gathered last month to make more than 150 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the St. Joseph’s homeless shelter in Elizabeth. In the UHS Cafeteria on Feb. 18, the students divided themselves into two groups, […]

UHS Baton Twirling program makes history

UHS Baton Twirling program makes history

UNION, NJ — The Union High School Baton Twirling program continues to set records for its school and for the sport, and now they’ve made UHS history. For the first time in the high school’s history, two twirlers represented UHS by participating in the Congressional National Cup, in Maryland on March 18. Tiahna Selby, former UHS […]

Don’t miss UHS’ staging of classic musical ‘Cinderella’

Don’t miss UHS’ staging of classic musical ‘Cinderella’

UNION, NJ — Union High School Performing Arts Company presents: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ The enchantment and magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is coming to the Union High School stage this spring. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, this timeless tale has been entertaining audiences for decades. The original telling was […]

Proposed Green Lane project draws ire of Union residents

Proposed Green Lane project draws ire of Union residents

UNION, NJ — A proposed development project of the Green Lane section of Union is getting plenty of backlash from residents of the area. The Green Lane Development Project would call for development of what is currently known as the Kennedy Reservation, a 45-acre parcel of currently undisturbed open space that is part of the Green […]

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