Drones included in $99M Union budget

Drones included in $99M Union budget

UNION, NJ — The Township Committee has approved a $99 million budget which includes an average tax increase of $47 per average home and $35,000 for the Union Police Department to purchase aerial drones. Union would become at least the second town in the county to obtain the drones. There will be three purchased, one […]

Emergency crews rescue driver from Parkway crash

Emergency crews rescue driver from Parkway crash

UNION, NJ — Fire and emergency crews work for 15 minutes to extricate the driver from a sport utility vehicle that crashed at the Union Toll Plaza on the Garden State Parkway during morning rush hour Monday, April 15. The vehicle hit the toll booth barrier, flipped onto the driver side and came to rest […]

Planning Board OKs remake of motor lodge, Chuck E. Cheese site

Planning Board OKs remake of motor lodge, Chuck E. Cheese site

UNION, NJ — The local Planning Board unanimously approved site plans at its March 28 meeting to turn a 6.5-acre property along U.S. Route 22 that includes the Garden State Motor Lodge and Chuck E. Cheese into one with a Wawa, Fairfield Inn and fast food restaurant. The property was declared “in need of redevelopment” […]

Union BOE OKs preliminary $137M budget

UNION, NJ — A divided Board of Education approved a $137 million preliminary budget for the 2019-20 school year, sending it to the Executive County Superintendent for review, despite the concerns of several board members at the March 19 regular meeting. The spending plan passed 5-3 with one abstention one day before it was due […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Joy Enaohwo — track, sophomore Which do you prefer more, individual events or relays? Why? I prefer relay events more because it’s less pressure than running individually. It gives me a chance to work with my teammates, getting the baton around the track. Especially when we go to meets like Penn Relays, running with my […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Bayyan Dallas — junior, track How exciting was it to compete at the Penn Relays? Penn Relays was very exciting it gave me the opportunity to go against the best of the best and I was able to show what I could bring to the table. Coach Stewart commends your leadership. How much more responsibility […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Manny Florestal, Track, Senior “Manny is a returning senior, with a great and tremendous upside. 49.25 in the 400 was his best outdoor time last season. Manny has run some impressive times this winter in hopes for a big spring. 50.45 in the 400 meters was his best this winter. He’s a hard worker and […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Sarah Ilori, Wrestling, Freshman Ninth-grader Sarah Ilori finished fifth in the 147-pound weight class in the inaugural NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Championship on March 2 in Atlantic City. In order to qualify, Sarah had to wrestle in the very first Girls Regional Wrestling Tournament at Red Bank Regional High School. To advance to the state […]

Former Union ShopRite site will have new tenant

Former Union ShopRite site will have new tenant

UNION, NJ — The former ShopRite property at the intersection of Morris and Liberty Avenues will be home to a new chain thrift store in the fall. The vacant building, located at 2661 Morris Avenue, has been empty since 2014. When Mayor Michele Delisfort took office in January, she said filling the long-term commercial vacancy […]

UNION GIRL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION GIRL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Gabby Martinez, bowling, freshman “Gabriela, better known as Gabby, is a freshman member of the varsity bowling team. Bowling in a boys division can be tough for some, but Gabby, although young, displays great poise and carries herself strong on the lanes. She has made some great strides this year starting out with a 113 […]