Ulisses Silguero, Junior, Boys’ Soccer ‘Ulisses Silguero is a standout junior captain who provides leadership for our program on and off the soccer field. On the soccer field, Ulisses has great technical ability and knowledge of the game and is truly a complete player that has a bright future. Ulisses excels in the classroom taking […]


Sydnie Bogan, Junior, Girls’ Field Hockey ‘Sydnie Bogan is a junior at Union High School who is the starting goalie for the Union varsity field hockey team. Sydnie is a student-athlete that excels on and off the field. Besides her excellent grades, she is also a pleasure to have in the classroom. In the cage […]

Three debate for Union committee seat

UNION, NJ — Property taxes, development and the committee system of government were top of mind at the Union Township Committee debates on Monday, Oct. 23, in the Municipal Building at an event organized by the Union Area League of Women Voters. Three candidates are vying for one three-year seat on the five-member committee this year: […]

Four years after slaying, Union man found guilty of murdering, dismembering girlfriend

Four years after slaying, Union man found guilty of murdering, dismembering girlfriend

UNION, NJ — Nearly four years after a Cranford woman’s body was found cut up in five separate garbage bags along the Passaic River in Newark, her 47-year-old boyfriend has been convicted in the brutal killing. Matthew Ballister was found guilty on all counts including first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree desecration of human remains, third-degree […]

Union High School senior wins Unsung Hero Award

Union High School senior wins Unsung Hero Award

UNION, NJ — A Union High School senior has received the 2017 Union County School Board’s Unsung Hero Award. Tahjee Jean was recognized by the school board for his work in the Peer Ambassadors Leadership Program and the Empowerment Mentoring Group at UHS. The award, given each year to a high school junior or senior who […]

Union to pave way to completion of Stuyvesant Avenue project

UNION, NJ — Union will soon repave the rough road left from a renovation project along a stretch of Stuyvesant Avenue, according to Union spokeswoman Natalie Pineiro. The first phase of the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project is nearing completion, with repaving of Stuyvesant Avenue between Vauxhall and Morris avenues slated for around mid-October, Pineiro said. The […]

Shooting in Union leaves one dead, two arrested

UNION, NJ — Two Union residents have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man that occurred on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 8, on Trotting Road, authorities said. Police found Jose Diago, of Union, dead when they arrived at the 700 block of Trotting Road near Galloping Hill Road on […]

Union Board of Education election row creeps onto Internet

UNION, NJ — Words matter and apparently so do names, when it comes to school board brands, slogans and elections. A Union Board of Education faction is crying foul after learning of a web address that’s strikingly similar to its own. Moreover, the similar web address redirects visitors to the opposition’s Facebook page. Parents for Change, […]