For this Union EMT, it’s all about giving

UNION, NJ — It takes a special kind of someone to spend his life giving to others. And Robert Britt is just that kind of person. Recently, the Union native and resident was recognized by Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo and the Township Committee, who presented him with the Mayor’s Award for his work with the American […]

Union Boy Scouts spruce up Caldwell Parsonage

Union Boy Scouts spruce up Caldwell Parsonage

UNION, NJ — The grounds of the Caldwell Parsonage recently got a makeover, and now the historic parsonage and home to the Union Township Historical Society is looking all spruced up. Christian Glaser, 17, a member of Union’s Boy Scout Troop 63, took it upon himself to beautify the grounds of the Caldwell Parsonage as his […]

Union Center slated for continued redevelopment

UNION, NJ — When residents pushed for redevelopment in Union’s Special Improvement District, township administrators listened, and thus began the he face-lift to the town’s economic center. It started in 2014 with the development of a high-end, mixed-use building on the corner of Morris and Stuyvesant avenues that is now home to two eateries and several […]

Union residents question election-day petition

UNION, NJ — Union residents are coming forward post-election and questioning an election-day petition that was circulated at polling locations in town, claiming that the current governing body in the township was engaging in what some are calling deceitful tactics. According to some residents, a petition calling for the direct election of mayor, commonly known as […]

Union sorority chapter holds fundraising event

UNION, NJ — The Alpha Delta Kappa Epsilon sorority, Union chapter, held its 24th annual Fashion Show Founder’s Day fundraiser last week, the chapter’s main fundraiser of the year. ADK Epsilon is an international women educators’ sorority dedicated to promoting women in education. Approximately 70 sorority sisters and their guests gathered at the Suburban Golf and […]

Union hosts first Hispanic Heritage celebration

Union hosts first Hispanic Heritage celebration

UNION, NJ — Union celebrated its first annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Oct. 12, with Hispanic arts and culture on colorful display in front of Union Town Hall. Residents came out to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Hispanic heritage that has come to play an integral and celebrated role in the township. […]

Washington Elementary has a ‘Heart of Gold’

Washington Elementary has a ‘Heart of Gold’

UNION, NJ — Union’s Washington Elementary School observed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September by joining the Whip Pediatric Cancer “Heart of Gold” campaign, according to a Sept. 30 press release from Union Public Schools. The campaign was started more than a year ago to help raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research at Memorial […]

Union candidate’s team says town is targeting his signs

UNION, NJ — Controversy is brewing in Union as one resident who is a campaign worker for an independent candidate for town council says that Union officials are not playing nice. Austin Thekkumthala took to Facebook on Oct. 3 to inform members of the Township of Union Community forum that someone in the township was allegedly […]

Union residents remembered at 9/11 ceremony

Union residents remembered at 9/11 ceremony

UNION, NJ — This past Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack to be carried out on U.S. soil. Close to 3,000 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured on that fateful day. Nine Union residents died that day, and on Friday evening, Sept. 9, Union residents gathered at the steps […]