UCC wants 4-year nursing degrees

Four-year schools, including Kean, vote against more cost effective degrees

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A proposal on whether to implement bachelor’s degree programs at two county colleges, including Union County College in Cranford, pitted the haves against the have nots on Monday, Jan. 25 at an advisory board meeting involving public college and university presidents Four-year schools, which have the authority to grant BSN degrees in […]

Union male athlete of the month – February 2016

Junior Nick Zuena, 145-pound Wrestler

UNION, NJ — Nick Zuena competes in the 145-pound weight class for Union High School’s wrestling team, and is one of three team captains. Zuena took 3rd place in his weight class at the Union County Tournament in mid-January, and has helped propel the team to a 6-4 record with a personal mark of 14-4. […]

Union female athlete of the month – February 2016

Senior basketball guard Jasmine Bonaparte

UNION, NJ — Jasmine Bonaparte is a four-year veteran of the girls’ basketball team at Union High School. She’s averaging 13.1 points for the Farmers through 10 games this year, and put up a season-high 20 points in Union’s 55-48 win over Cranford High School on Thursday, Jan. 14. Bonaparte leads Union in field goals, […]

Union male athlete of the month – December 2015

Senior Soccer Midfielder Angel Guerra

UNION, NJ — Guerra was a captain on the Union High School soccer team, which entered the state playoffs with an overall record of 10-7-1. The Farmers defeated East Orange, 2-0, behind a strong defensive effort, before bowing out in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 loss to eventual champion Elizabeth. On soccer “I started playing […]

Union female athlete of the month – December 2015

Senior Volleyball Captain Marlisa Shaw

UNION, NJ — Shaw was a senior captain on the Union High School volleyball team, which saw its season end in a first-round playoff loss to Eastern. With Shaw locking down the middle blocker position, and thanks to a regular season record of 17-8, it was the Farmers’ first trip to the postseason in five […]

Service fair draws record crowd

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless says 1,200 are without a home

ELIZABETH, NJ — Record crowds lined up at St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth on Wednesday, Jan. 27, as the city’s Coalition to House the Homeless provided the area’s unsheltered population with health screenings, clothes, hot soup and more in the organization’s most well-attended annual service fair ever. More than 130 people were helped […]