Kean University receives accreditation for genetic counseling program

Kean University receives accreditation for genetic counseling program

Kean University has received accreditation for a new graduate program in genetic counseling, paving the way for students to begin coursework next autumn, the school announced in an Oct. 25 press release. The master of science degree in genetic counseling will be offered through the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics at Kean […]

Parents complain about lack of aides

Parents complain about lack of aides

UNION, N.J. — Parents, grandparents and residents complained at the Oct. 15 school board meeting that the board’s August agreement with the teachers union reversing its spring decision to outsource paraprofessionals has left the district short of the aides needed to assist with special needs students. “Over 60 percent of the paras lost their benefits,” […]

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Assembly minority leader Jon Bramnick and fellow Republican Nancy Munoz appeared to have beaten back a Democratic upset bid for the second straight election, prevailing in the 22nd Legislative District race despite the wildcard entrance of two “independent conservative” candidates. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting in, Bramnick had a better than 3,000-vote lead […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Kingsley Maduka, senior,boys cross-country “Kingsley Maduka is a Senior co-captain of the UHS Boys Cross Country Team and is competing in his third year of cross-country.He has led the Farmers in every meet he has taken part in this season, both quad meets and invitationals. He won a medal at the Garret Mountain Invitational on […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Angelica DeStefano, junior, girls cross-country “Angelica DeStefano is a junior running her third campaign for the UHS Lady Farmer cross- country team and is enjoying her best season ever. She has improved her time by over a minute on the 3.2-mile Warinanco course, and set a UHS school record on the Oak Ridge Park Course […]

Union residents assured on drinking water safety

UNION, N.J. — New Jersey American Water Company administrators gathered with state and local officials to assure residents at an Oct. 15 town hall-style meeting that their tap water is safe to drink, stating that local water sources have tested below state limits for lead. State Sen. Joseph Cryan, whose 20th Legislative District comprises Union, […]

Union OKs $230,000 for street improvements

UNION, N.J. — The Township Council has OK’d $230,000 for its 2020 road improvement program, approving a contract with Maser Consulting of Red Bank for the work at its Oct. 8 meeting. “We do roads every year, and what we’ve done in the last eight, nine, 10 years, we present that to the government body,” […]

Direct Raritan Valley train service to NYC to resume

Direct Raritan Valley train service to NYC to resume

Off-peak “one-seat ride” service to New York City will resume on the Raritan Valley Line on Monday, Nov. 4, after more than a year of being suspended, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a press conference at the Westfield Train Station. According to the announcement, there will be five midday train departures, both inbound and outbound, and […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Lyric Scott, junior, field hockey “Lyric is one of my captains and a three-year starter for the Union Varsity Field Hockey Program. Lyric is a great student athlete, who is a leader on and off the field. She has two goals and an assist, which has led Union to a 3-0 start to the season. […]

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