Union man sentenced to 10 years for fraud scheme

UNION, NJ — A Union man has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison after his conviction for being the ringleader of an identity theft and mortgage fraud ring that stole nearly $1 million from various lending institutions, the state attorney general’s office announced Aug. 11. Artis Hunter, 50, was sentenced by Superior Court […]

Nine arrested for Union High School burglary

UNION, NJ — Nine suspects — including at least six recent graduates — have been charged in connection with the June 29 burglary of approximately $26,000 in cash from a secretary’s desk and other items from Union High School, police said. Among the suspects was Nicholas Zuena, son of Union Board of Education Vice President Nancy […]

Union resident sails toward a Guinness record

To celebrate his 102nd birthday, Kenny Meyer took one big jump to bring the record back to the USA.

Union resident sails toward a Guinness record

UNION, NJ — Kenny Meyer of Union chose to celebrate his 102nd birthday by jumping out of an airplane and in doing so entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest skydiver ever, a record previously held by a 101-year-old British woman. “I was proud for my country,” Meyer of Union told LocalSource in […]

Union BOE, Children First Coalition clash

UNION, NJ — With the Union Board of Education elections drawing near, opposing factions are already butting heads and tensions were high after Children First Coalition members Steven Le and Ray Perkins appeared at the July 18 meeting of the Union BOE. Le is a former BOE member and Perkins is a former BOE president. Parents […]

Construction at Union post office causing myriad of issues

Construction at Union post office causing myriad of issues

UNION, NJ — The main branch of the U.S. Post Office on W. Chestnut Street in Union, one of three in the township, is the talk of the town these days as the closure of its large parking lot for construction since early July has left residents feeling frustrated. The more than 65,000 square-foot lot, which […]

Stuyvesant Avenue sees major upgrade

Stuyvesant Avenue sees major upgrade

UNION, NJ — Union residents will soon see dramatic changes as the Union Planning Board recently approved an application from American Landmark Developers to develop 300 linear feet of Stuyvesant Avenue between Terminal Mill Ends and Unity Bank. The development will include new retail and residential spaces, according to township officials. The move indicates the start […]

Local ‘Fun-raiser’ raises funds to fight childhood cancer

UNION, NJ — The Union Chamber of Commerce is spreading the word about the July 8 “Fun-Raiser,” presented by St. Baldrick’s Foundation, to help children who are fighting cancer. The foundation is a volunteer-powered charity whose mission is to fund research to find cures for childhood cancers, and the event will be hosted by The Learning […]

Burnet Middle School students dedicate performance at annual music competition to their injured teacher

Burnet Middle School students dedicate performance at annual music competition to their injured teacher

UNION, NJ — It was a bittersweet day for the students in Burnet Middle School’s vocal and instrumental ensembles as they competed in “Music in the Parks” on June 7, without the leadership of Michael Hamilton, their music teacher; but that didn’t stop the young musicians from shining. Although Hamilton, who is recovering from a serious […]

Showing off those dancing shoes at YMCA ‘prom’

Showing off those dancing shoes at YMCA ‘prom’

UNION, NJ — Union’s active older adults gathered for an evening of dinner and dancing at the Kenilworth VFW for the third annual Gateway Family YMCA, Five Points Branch “Senior Prom” on June 16. The event featured dinner, a disc jockey at the turntables, a photo booth to capture the memories and, of course, the crowning […]

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