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 […]

Union prepares for Ultimate Unity Block Party

UNION, NJ — Union for Unity, Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo, and the Union township committee are teaming up for what many believe will be an epic show of unity. The Ultimate Unity Block Party, being held Sept. 18 at Rabkin Park, is the brainchild of a few Union residents who want to show the rest of […]

Will politics rear its head in Union BOE elections?

UNION, NJ — As Union school board elections draw near, tensions are growing as one grassroots movement speaks out against what they describe as a politically-charged school district. Parents for Change, a movement started by concerned parents and residents in Union, is speaking out against what they describe as Union’s political machine continually muscling its way […]

Union’s haunted Caldwell Parsonage

Union’s haunted Caldwell Parsonage

Union, NJ — The Caldwell Parsonage has a long — and haunted — past. Located on Caldwell Avenue in Union, it is an important and indelible part of Union’s fascinating history and, according to some, the players in the drama — although gone for hundreds of years — continue to live on at the historic […]

Former Union resident brings Nashville to Garden State

Former Union resident brings Nashville to Garden State

Country music isn’t just in Nashville anymore — enter Nash East, the New-Jersey based band that is making headlines as it offers thrilled audiences its own unique brand of country western music. The five-member band describes its music as classic and contemporary country, but they perform all genres upon request, such as rock ‘n’ roll […]

NJIT, Kean co-host inaugural computer science education awards ceremony

UNION, NJ — There’s no shortage of accolades in Hollywood, with the Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys. “But what about the teachers?” asked James Geller, a computer science professor and associate dean of research at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences. Geller decided to organize an award ceremony to celebrate […]