Union BOE, admin clash with teachers over paras

UNION, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Gregory Tatum called upon the local teachers union at the June 18 Board of Education meeting to assemble a counter proposal and “bring it to the table” regarding the outsourcing of 91 paraprofessionals in the district. Administrators revealed at the April 30 BOE budget hearing that paraprofessionals with six […]

Route 22’s Clinton Manor to be replaced with new Marriott

Route 22’s Clinton Manor to be replaced with new Marriott

UNION, NJ — Plans to replace the aging Clinton Manor Hotel and Banquet Hall on westbound U.S. Route 22 with a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and conference center were unanimously approved at the local Zoning Board meeting on May 22. The Marriott will have more than 150 rooms, an outdoor pool, fitness center and conference […]

Union schools choose new food provider

UNION, NJ — Students in township schools will see new food options in the fall after the local school board approved a new service provider in a unanimous vote at its May 21 meeting. Pomptonian Food Services, located in Fairfield, was one of the four bidders to submit proposals, beating out and replacing the district’s […]

Pair of animal lovers raise money for pet identification

UNION, NJ — Police will be able to reunite furry friends with their owners faster than ever before, thanks to two local animal-lovers and donations from residents. Gale Petrecca and Karen Loessel raised more than $300 from a GoFundMe internet campaign needed to purchase a microchip scanner March 29, and within two hours, enough money […]

Union to contract for paraprofessionals in new budget

Union to contract for paraprofessionals in new budget

UNION, NJ — Paraprofessionals with six years of employment or less with the school district could be hired through staff services starting next year, administrators revealed at the April 30 Board of Education budget hearing. Of the 156 paraprofessionals in the district, 91 would be affected by the change. The more than $137 million budget, […]

Town mourns death of active, personable UHS student

Town mourns death of active, personable UHS student

UNION, NJ — Anthony Steitz was not your typical 17-year-old young man. Through his volunteer work, he collected money for Puerto Rico after the recent hurricanes, helped compile backpacks full of supplies for hurricane victims in Texas and Florida, and he even collected suits for disabled veterans. Steitz had a drive to help people that […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Zach Fernandez, Senior, Baseball Zach is a four year starter for the Union High School Baseball Program. During his tenure at Union High School, Zach has been a model student-athlete and is extremely committed and determined to improve on the baseball field and in the classroom. During his senior season, Zach has been proven to […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Alyssa Thomas, Junior, Softball Alyssa Thomas is a junior pitcher that has been starting varsity for the past two years. She averages 12 strikeouts per game with a record of 3-2. As much as Alyssa wants to pitch well, she wants to hit well too. She is batting .409 in the seven games that she […]

Union schools seek bids for a new food service

Union schools seek bids for a new food service

UNION, NJ — The school district has requested bids from food service providers that could change its meal service after recent surveys showed that both parents and students were dissatisfied with the district’s current offerings. According to the request for proposals put out by the district late last month, all proposals from providers must be […]