Union schools still face layoffs with new budget

UNION, NJ — Local school board members may have found $890,000 in their budget to reduce potential layoffs, although the district still faces a $5.9 million budget shortfall. About 149 staff members — including teachers, custodians and secretaries — were originally slated to be laid off with the budget presented April 24. However, school administrators […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

De’Andrae McFarlane, senior, boys track “McFarlane, who also plays basketball, is a first-year jumper and already has cleared six feet this season in the high jump and has good distances in the long and triple jump. He is a great student athlete.” — Union track coach Tony Stewart You’ve set a personal best with your 6-0 […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Arielle Roman, junior, girls softball “Arielle Roman is the type of player every coach wants on their team. She is a natural leader and has the best interests of her teammates at heart. She gives a 100 percent every game and plays where ever she is needed to better her team. She loves the game […]

Final phase of Union Center streetscape will begin in May

Final phase of Union Center streetscape will begin in May

UNION, NJ ― Work to improve the sidewalks and streets along a portion of Stuyvesant Avenue is slated to begin in May, completing the remainder of a streetscape project that began in 2016. Phase II of the streetscape project will include new bump-outs, lighting, granite accents, tree pits and engraved corner designs. The stretch to […]

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 […]