Juneteenth Arts Festival attracts hundreds of people to Union

Juneteenth Arts Festival attracts hundreds of people to Union

UNION, NJ — Juneteenth, the June 19 holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, had only just become a federal holiday when Union Township hosted its first-ever Juneteenth Arts Festival at Rabkin Park. At the festival, residents enjoyed a multitude of activities, including entertainment, recreation, art and food. Ann-Margaret Shannon, president of […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces Union County winners of 2021 Rising Star Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse — with leadership from Mark S. Hoebee, producing artistic director, and Michael Stotts, managing director — has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception […]

Union School District hires new superintendent

Union School District hires new superintendent

UNION, NJ — On Tuesday, May 18, Highland Park School District Superintendent Scott Taylor was chosen as the new superintendent for the Union School District, beginning this summer. “I was raised in a very creative environment,” Taylor said on Friday, May 21. “My father is a very well-known musician, my mother was an art teacher […]

Union and Summit community improvement projects receive environmental funding

UNION / SUMMIT, NJ — New Jersey American Water announced on Monday, May 3, its grant recipients through the company’s 2021 Environmental Grant Program. This year, the company has awarded a total of $38,241 to four organizations and community groups within its service area that are engaged in sustainability projects to improve water source protection […]

Union ADA Committee strives for autism awareness

Union ADA Committee strives for autism awareness

UNION, NJ — In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Here’s the Story bookstore in Union Center had a virtual Stay-at-Home story time, featuring guest Elsie Mackey, chairperson of Union Township’s Americans with Disabilities Act Committee, reading the children’s books ‘My Brother Charlie’ and ‘We’re Amazing 1, 2, 3,’ on Friday, April 30. Both books focus […]

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