UTHS celebrates Hannah Caldwell Day

UTHS celebrates Hannah Caldwell Day

UNION, NJ — The pandemic has placed much on hold, but as New Jersey begins to reopen, many businesses and organizations are welcoming back the community. The Union Township Historical Society is among the organizations ready to reopen to the public in the near future. Despite not having reopened yet, UTHS held socially distant tours […]

Hillside police chief suspended

Hillside police chief suspended

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi Jr. was suspended from the force earlier this month for reasons that have not been announced to the public. The suspension has been confirmed by the Hillside administration. “As of June 1, Hillside Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi has been on indefinite suspension,” the Hillside administration said in […]

Protest in Union draws large crowd

Protest in Union draws large crowd

UNION, NJ — Area residents gathered for a protest in Union Township on Monday, June 8, marching for change in the wake of the many recent police killings of unarmed black people. Arriving at Town Hall, protesters stood in silence for nearly nine minutes, honoring the length of time George Floyd, who was killed by […]

Students file lawsuit against Kean University for refunds

UNION, NJ — The coronavirus has caused the entire nation to look to alternative methods to maintain their lives while living under quarantine. All children, teenagers and adults have been told to practice social-distancing measures and stay indoors. Colleges and universities are no different. Due to the deadly outbreak, institutions across the nation were instructed […]

Cranford Roundhouse named to endangered list

Township confirms there are no plans to change building’s use or sell it

Cranford Roundhouse named to endangered list

CRANFORD, NJ — A historic building in Cranford, along with its legacy, is in jeopardy. The Cranford Roundhouse was recently featured on a list of the top 10 most endangered historical sites in New Jersey. The annual list is compiled by the group Preservation New Jersey, a statewide, member-supported nonprofit historical organization. Preservation New Jersey […]

Mayors stress importance of the census

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The 2020 census, a once-a-decade system of counting every person living in the United States, is still underway. The U.S. Census Bureau and local officials are urging all residents to complete the census questionnaire. This is the first census with the option of replying online. According to its website, the Census […]