Premiere Stages announces 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission recipient

Premiere Stages announces 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission recipient

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater in residence at Kean University, has named Tylie Shider as the recipient of the 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission, a biennial commissioning program for New Jersey playwrights in partnership with Kean’s Liberty Hall Museum. Shider’s commissioned play, “Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family,” will explore a […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

Premiere Stages announces winners of 2021 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards

Premiere Stages announces winners of 2021 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University, has named current Kean University student Lucien Edme, Class of ’21, and alumnus Megan Hoche as the winners of the 2021 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards, named for longtime donors W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher. Both winners will receive cash prizes […]

New certified COVID-19 testing lab opens at Kean University

New certified COVID-19 testing lab opens at Kean University

UNION, NJ — A new federally certified campus lab that will process COVID-19 tests opened at Kean University on Tuesday, Jan. 5, building on the university’s unprecedented partnership with Union County in diagnostic testing and critical public health research during the pandemic. The lab will deliver test results in 24 to 48 hours. With the […]

Union native is named Sailor of the Year while serving in Naples, Italy

Union native is named Sailor of the Year while serving in Naples, Italy

UNION, NJ — Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Martinez, a native of Union serving with Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Naples, Italy, was named Sailor of the Year. Sailor of the Year is one of several awards that recognize high-performing sailors who stand out from others in similar pay grades. Martinez is an information […]

Union Township hosts reorganization meeting for new year

Union Township hosts reorganization meeting for new year

UNION, NJ — At Union Township’s reorganization meeting on Friday, Jan. 1, which was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Michele Delisfort was unanimously voted to her third consecutive year as mayor of the township. Delisfort was also nominated chairperson of the Township Committee by Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo, with Committeeman Clifton People Jr. […]

Theater Project in Union looks back on a year like no other

Theater Project in Union looks back on a year like no other

UNION, NJ — This year brought seemingly endless challenges to the theater community, from Broadway to grassroots theaters all around the world. Since the COVID-19 shutdowns in March, independent theater companies, including The Theater Project in Union, have had to play by a whole new set of rules. The Theater Project adapted to the new […]