Union salutes veterans in ceremony

Union salutes veterans in ceremony

UNION, NJ — While the pandemic has nixed many annual events in the township, the country and the world, Union officials knew how important it was to still hold a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Gathering in Thomas Mahoney Military Park on Chestnut Street, elected officials, veterans and community members thanked our nation’s past […]

Body found in lake identified as 14-year-old from Linden

Body found in lake identified as 14-year-old from Linden

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden community was heartbroken to learn recently that the body found in the lake at Warinanco Park on Aug. 10 belonged to McManus Middle School graduate Jayanna Francois, 14. Francois’ death is being investigated by Union County Police Detectives and the Union County Medical Examiner’s Office, though, according to officials, it […]

Former Union mayor dies at age 67

Former Union mayor dies at age 67

UNION, NJ — Union Township resident Patrick Scanlon III died Aug. 5 at age 67 at Overlook Medical Center. The former corrections officer leaves a lasting legacy in Union Township as mayor and in the county as one of the founders of the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Scanlon was born in Newark and […]

Cranford Committee condemns hateful speech posted online

CRANFORD, NJ — The Cranford Township Committee passed a resolution on June 9 that condemns “hateful and racist rhetoric” in online posting, as well as condemning the use of the town’s name in association with any group that contains such language. The language of the resolution specifically called out the “Cranford Uncensored” Facebook group, a […]

UHS seniors are recognized as scholar-athletes

UHS seniors are recognized as scholar-athletes

UNION, NJ — Though high school athletics are canceled for the rest of the season, three Union High School athletes have been honored for their prowess on the field, as well as for their excellence in academics. UHS senior Brian Kwarteng has been selected to receive a 2020 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar […]

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in UC

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in UC

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The statewide lockdown continues, all in the effort of flattening the curve of COVID-19. While statistics are showing progress on this front, the number of cases is still continuing to rise nationally, statewide and in Union County. As of April 21, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has 92,387 […]

Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey continues its statewide lockdown to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus, the state continues to see more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths. As of April 14, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has had 68,824 confirmed cases and 2,805 deaths. All in […]

Sturm’s novel echoes throughout the reader’s soul

Sturm’s novel echoes throughout the reader’s soul

Maplewood author Lisa Sturm’s debut novel, “Echoed in My Bones,” will echo through your mind long after you finish reading it. Drawing from her years of experience as a psychotherapist in Irvington, Elizabeth and Plainfield, and now with a practice in Springfield, Sturm deftly captures the lives and emotions of her three main characters. “Echoed […]