First phase of ‘complete overhaul’ for Union Center’s Stuyvesant Avenue set course for completion in autumn

First phase of ‘complete overhaul’ for Union Center’s Stuyvesant Avenue set course for completion in autumn

UNION, NJ — Union will witness a series of infrastructure and developmental projects this year, with the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project and the rise of several mixed-use buildings set for various completion dates. The streetscape project is meant to enhance and further develop the main downtown area through a collaborative effort of the township and its […]

Local volunteer art house celebrates 10 years in Townley Presbyterian church basement

Local volunteer art house celebrates 10 years in Townley Presbyterian church basement

UNION, NJ — The basement of Townley Presbyterian Church, located on Salem Road in Union, transforms into the hub of Northern New Jersey culture on the second Saturday of every month, when the crossroads of music, art and gourmet coffee collide. Mayor Cavadas honored and congratulated volunteers of the Salem Roadhouse Cafe for its 10-year anniversary […]

Rodents spark concern in Putnam Manor

UNION, NJ — The Union Health Department issued an advisory Aug. 22, alerting residents to take precautions to reduce the presence of rodents, an issue that was subject of social media posts and point of discussion at a Township Committee meeting later that day. One resident who addressed the committee blamed a foreclosed home located on […]

Apartment/retail complex unveiled for old Merck site

Apartment/retail complex unveiled for old Merck site

UNION, NJ — Developers envision a 462-apartment complex, with a 40,000-square-foot retail center, pool, parking deck, basketball court and dog park for the 42-acre site on Morris Avenue that was formerly home to the Merck pharmaceutical headquarters, according to plans presented at the Aug. 24 Union Planning Board meeting. The meeting to discuss the preliminary concept […]

Union school board factions clash over surplus

Union school board factions clash over surplus

UNION, NJ — A clash between two factions fighting for control of the Union school board heightened at its Aug. 10 special meeting with one former member accusing the opposing faction of misusing $5 million in unspent funds and the other side charging that their foes were threatening to delay the opening of school. Former member […]

Two men plead guilty to running $3 million drug ring

ELIZABETH, NJ — Two men caught with $3 million of heroin and running a distribution ring out of Union County that stretched throughout New Jersey and cities in other states have pleaded guilty in Elizabeth three years after their arrest, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced. William Camino, 38, and Yakin “Yaya” Bryant, 37, both of […]

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