UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Phylicia Menendez, senior — girls tennis “Phylicia has a positive strong work ethic and is always willing to help others as well as improve on her own skills. She never gives up and she fights till the end. Phylicia was and still is the captain of our girls varsity tennis team, providing the needed leadership […]

Rallied church set to celebrate 90th anniversary

Rallied church set to celebrate 90th anniversary

UNION, NJ – Monsignor Anselm Nwaorgu was talking about how the congregants at St. Michael’s rallied together and raised almost three times the amount of money needed to restore the Roman Catholic church’s bells. As he finished making his point about their generosity, a clap of thunder rattled the window inside his office. It was […]

Union makes list of Money’s Best Places to Live

Union makes list of Money’s Best Places to Live

UNION, NJ — Union came in at No. 43 on Money magazine’s annual list of Best Places to Live 2018, the publication announced Monday, Sept. 17. Citing characteristics from economy to diversity, Union was one of two New Jersey towns chosen, and Parsippany-Troy Hills in Morris County was the other. Among nine major criteria, Union […]

Gone…

Gone…

UNION, NJ  — The vacant Terminal Mill Ends building that was a huge part of the Union Center shopping district since 1949 was demolished in mid-September to make way for redevelopment. The family-owned business relocated to nearby Springfield in 2017 and continues to serve their community. To view our demolition video footage CLICK HERE !!  

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Andre Vieira, senior — boys soccer “Andre Vieira is a four-year varsity player and captain. He exemplifies what a leader is on and off the field. Andre is a player that leads on the field with his work ethic and positive attitude that sets the tone with his teammates. His hard work has paid off […]

Controversial Trump billboard comes down after brief run

Controversial Trump billboard comes down after brief run

UNION, NJ — A billboard at the center of the township that became the center of a nationwide controversy has been taken down seemingly as suddenly as it went up. For eight days, a billboard sporting a photo of President Trump and the phrase “Our Leader The Idiot” greeted motorists and pedestrians on the eastbound […]

Union Center Streetscape project nears completion

Union Center Streetscape project nears completion

UNION, NJ — A $2.2 million project to improve the sidewalks and streets along a portion of Stuyvesant Avenue is expected to finish on schedule and on budget, and the town is planning to mark the completion with a ceremony. Phase 2 of the Union Center Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project should be done by the […]

Union superintendent touts teacher rehires

UNION, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Gregory Tatum drew applause at the Aug. 21 school board meeting when he announced that “a huge number” of nontenured teachers who had received reduction-in-force notices in the spring have been hired back. In an Aug. 24 phone interview Tatum said the number of teachers who have not been […]

Union man takes Frisbee on a different course

Union man takes Frisbee on a different course

UNION, NJ — Chris Costleigh reached back, uncoiled his body and launched his disc toward the basket at No. 11. The disc, however, had other ideas. Instead of bending around some trees, it veered off and left him with no choice but to blurt out disc golf’s dirty four-letter word. “Fore!” he yelled as his disc […]