Union police join with schools for safety program

Union police join with schools for safety program

UNION, NJ — Local police have teamed up with school officials to make random checks at school buildings in the wake of the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla. “The kids love it,” police Director Daniel Zieser said in a phone interview of the new “Park ‘n Walk” program. “We’re getting very positive feedback from […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Azariah Grantham, freshman, track Grantham won the 55-meter event at the Union County Individual Championships in January with a personal best of 7.20 seconds. She later finished sixth at the NJSIAA Group 4 Championships and seventh at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions. She also had top-10 finishes in the 200 meters at the NJSIAA Meet […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Kai Legband, senior, swimming Legband won both the 50 and 100 freestyle events at the EZ North Speedo Short Course Championships as a member of the Tidal Wave Swim Team in Ithaca, N.Y., in late March following a high school season which saw him finish third in the 50 and fourth in the 100 events […]

Ex-BOE member, independent challenge endorsed Union Democrats

UNION, NJ — A former school board member and a previous independent candidate will together challenge two incumbent members for the Democratic nominations for township committee in the June primary. Former school board president Ronnie McDowell and Jason Krychiw, who has made two unsuccessful bids for township committee as an independent, will run on the […]

Rise TV stars surprise Union High School students

Rise TV stars surprise Union High School students

UNION, NJ — Union High School theater students recently had a double whammy of a surprise: a $10,000 grant from NBC for the school’s theater department and the chance to meet stars from the network’s new show, “Rise.” The theater department was one of 50 in the nation to receive NBC’s R.I.S.E. America grant, created […]

Union students join national gun walkout

Union students join national gun walkout

UNION, NJ — Hundreds of Union High School students marched to town hall as part of a nationwide demonstration against gun violence in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting that left 17 dead last month. Students stood on the high school football field around 10 a.m. on March 14 for 17 minutes of silence […]

Volunteer group marks 10th year of donation program

Volunteer group marks 10th year of donation program

UNION, NJ — Not even a nor’easter that slammed the area on March 2 could stop Kean-based volunteers from gathering over a thousand peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to disperse to those in need across the state. Be the Change, a community service group that was created by a Kean health professor, has been distributing […]

Union stages first cyberbullying forum certification session

UNION, NJ — The township was to hold the first educational session of its new Bully-Free Zone Cyberbullying Program on March 1, with a documentary on the topic and presentations from local and state officials. Mayor Suzette Cavadas unveiled the program during her reorganization address in January. The township is to bestow certifications to independently […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Kiara Powell, senior, bowling Kiara has been an outstanding bowler since day one. With a season high game of 279, a season high series of 694 and a season average of 206, she led Union High School to the Section 2 Group D 4 state championship. She also won the Union County individual title. She […]

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