UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Riley Haggerty, girls soccer, senior “Riley Haggerty is one of our captains and is expected to lead our team this season. Riley has played varsity since her freshman year and has been a starter for the past two years. She has the commitment, dedication and leadership to help Union soccer excel to the next level. […]

Union BOE reverses decision, strikes deal to keep paras

Union BOE reverses decision, strikes deal to keep paras

UNION, N.J. — Nearly four months of lobbying, showing up at meetings and pleading has paid off for the public schools’ paraprofessionals. The Board of Education reversed its previous decision, voting unanimously at its meeting on Aug. 20 to keep 95 paraprofessionals, aides who assist students with special needs, as district employees. That abandoned its […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Justin Novoa, boys soccer, senior “Justin Novoa is a three-year varsity player that has shown exceptional leadership ability with his teammates both on and off the field. He leads by his work rate and by being a supportive teammate. He will continue to be a key part of our back line this year. Justin currently […]

Man charged in Union hit-and-run

UNION, NJ — Officials have arrested a Morris County man in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 12-year-old boy in Union more than two weeks ago, Union police and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office said in a joint statement Aug. 2. Jose V. Marrero, 37, of the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany-Troy Hills, surrendered […]

New U.S. citizens take oath at Kean University

New U.S. citizens take oath at Kean University

UNION, NJ — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services District Director Tamika Gray had a simple message for 29 Union County residents who took the oath of allegiance to become American citizens: “Welcome home.” With Kean University’s Liberty Hall Museum as a backdrop, the new citizens, originally from 19 different countries, gathered Tuesday, June 18, with […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

New interim principal announced for Union High School

New interim principal announced for Union High School

UNION, NJ — Battle Hill Elementary School Principal Mark Hoyt will become the interim principal at Union High School starting Aug. 1, Union Superintendent Gregory Tatum announced at the Union Board of Education’s July 16 meeting. Hoyt has been principal at Battle Hill since August 2015. Previously, he was the principal at Washington Elementary School. […]

Review: ‘The Wake’ presents a storm within a storm

Review: ‘The Wake’ presents a storm within a storm

By Daniel Jackovino / Staff Writer UNION, NJ — “The Wake,” the 2019 Premiere Stages Play Festival winner, by Tammy Ryan, is currently at the Bauer Boucher Theatre Center at Kean University through Sunday, July 28. Directed by Glen Ridge resident John Wooten, the play is about two estranged sisters reuniting in a rented Florida […]