Getting out the vote through theater

Getting out the vote through theater

UNION, NJ — Like the rest of everyday life, theater productions ground to a halt when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world in March. Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, was no exception. But the company is back now, on an outdoor stage, with “Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak […]

Five Union firefighters, UHS grads, promoted to lieutenant

Five Union firefighters, UHS grads, promoted to lieutenant

UNION, NJ — Five Union firefighters, who are also all Union High School graduates, were sworn in as lieutenants in an outdoor ceremony in front of Fire Department headquarters on Monday, Sept. 14. Edward J. Collins, Frank Manzo, Helmut Krauth, William Votapek and Daniel Roman were promoted to lieutenant, proof that life can come full […]

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Union County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: • Lee Adler, 48, of Springfield • Andrew […]

County and Kean U. announce innovative COVID-19 initiative

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county of Union will continue to operate its free COVID-19 testing site at Kean University throughout the fall semester under a first-of-its-kind partnership that will provide testing for the campus community as well as opportunities for research and student employment, Union County Freeholder Chairperson Alexander Mirabella and Kean President Lamont […]

Union BOE hears report about new virtual features

Union BOE hears report about new virtual features

UNION, NJ — In a detailed presentation, the Union Public Schools superintendent outlined the district’s plans for reopening in September at an Aug. 18 Board of Education meeting held via Zoom. Union Schools Superintendent Gregory Tatum discussed recent assessments surrounding a safe reopening of schools. “Since our last meeting, a number of questions have arisen […]

HUD awards $18.5M to NJ public housing authorities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by housing choice vouchers and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare […]

Former Union mayor dies at age 67

Former Union mayor dies at age 67

UNION, NJ — Union Township resident Patrick Scanlon III died Aug. 5 at age 67 at Overlook Medical Center. The former corrections officer leaves a lasting legacy in Union Township as mayor and in the county as one of the founders of the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Scanlon was born in Newark and […]

Overlook’s emergency dept. extends Lantern Award legacy to 12 years

Overlook’s emergency dept. extends Lantern Award legacy to 12 years

UNION, NJ — Overlook Medical Center Emergency Services, Union Campus, part of Atlantic Health System, has again received the prestigious Emergency Nurses Association’s 2020 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional practice and innovative performance in nursing leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The Union emergency department, a satellite of Summit-based Overlook Medical Center, has received the […]

Union Board of Adjustment greenlights Children’s Specialized Hospital move

Union Board of Adjustment greenlights Children’s Specialized Hospital move

UNION, NJ — Health care expansion is needed now more than ever, especially with the continued coronavirus outbreak putting many on edge as we approach the upcoming school year. With anxiety building regarding the first day of school, the possibility of children falling ill to COVID-19 is every parent’s nightmare. Easing fears, Children’s Specialized Hospital […]

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