Kean University installs Repollet as 18th leader

Kean University installs Repollet as 18th leader

UNION, NJ — Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet was installed on Thursday, Oct. 14, as the 18th leader of the university in a campuswide ceremony attended by Kean faculty and students, state lawmakers, presidents of other colleges and universities across New Jersey, and family and friends. A Kean alumnus, former Kean trustee and the […]

Upcoming events at the Union Public Library to close out October

UNION, NJ — Union Public Library has a lot of events coming up; register for all programs by going to https://uplnj.org/events/list/. For assistance or for more information, call 908-851-5450, ext. 3. • Meditation, every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Join Bindu Bhatt for a virtual meditation session. No experience necessary. Bhatt has practiced meditation for more […]

Union Township celebrates Hispanic heritage

Union Township celebrates Hispanic heritage

UNION — Union Township’s sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration drew a large crowd of residents to enjoy zesty Hispanic foods, festive music and games with friends and family at Biertuempful Park on Winslow Avenue on Friday, Sept. 17. Live music was provided by Armando Son Jimenez y Orquesta, Son Milanes, a mariachi band, flamenco and […]

‘Year One’ deftly explores one family’s relationships in 1933 Germany

‘Year One’ deftly explores one family’s relationships in 1933 Germany

By Daniel Jackovino, Staff Writer UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional acting company in residence at Kean University, has resumed production after a two-year, pandemic-induced hiatus with the staging of “Year One,” a 90-minute one-act play by Erik Gernand. The play was directed by Glen Ridge resident John Wooten. “Year One” is about the […]

Union BOE president found in violation of school ethics

Union BOE president found in violation of school ethics

UNION, NJ — When the New Jersey School Ethics Commission found Union Board of Education President Ronnie McDowell in violation of school ethics, McDowell said his violation was human error. “I agree with the SEC’s final decision,” McDowell said on Saturday, Sept. 4. “Yes, I violated the School Ethics Act. Ethically, per the act, I […]

Kean University senior VP awarded top science research honor

Kean University senior VP awarded top science research honor

UNION, NJ — Kean University Senior Vice President for Research Jeffrey H. Toney has been named a fellow of Sigma Xi, the prestigious Scientific Research Honor Society. Toney, who is also a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is one of 15 members selected for the 2021 cohort for “exceptional contributions” to society and […]

Back-to-school informational session in Union addresses COVID-19 concerns and more

Back-to-school informational session in Union addresses COVID-19 concerns and more

UNION, NJ — After more than a year of virtual schooling thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the return to school in Union for in-person learning was addressed with a back-to-school informational question-and-answer session via Facebook Live on Monday, Aug. 30. Discussing upcoming steps to keep children safe and answering questions that were emailed, phoned in […]

Union couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

Union couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

UNION, NJ — In a world where marriages don’t seem to last very long, when a husband and wife have been together for 70 years, it’s remarkable. A Union couple is set to celebrate this milestone on Thursday, Aug. 19. Union High School Class of 1947 graduate Charles W. Sommer Jr. and his wife, Rose, […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the arts council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation […]

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