Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey continues its statewide lockdown to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus, the state continues to see more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths. As of April 14, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has had 68,824 confirmed cases and 2,805 deaths. All in […]

Remote learning becomes new normal for Union County students

County teachers adapt to ensure school continues

Remote learning becomes new normal for Union County students

UNION COUNTY — With COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continuing to rise and the effects of the coronavirus sweeping the nation, the pandemic has altered all lives in recent weeks. To prevent the spread of disease, schools across the nation have closed their doors until further notice, forcing students of all ages, as well as […]

Kean University partners with College Steps on new program for students with disabilities

UNION, NJ  — Kean University is launching a new program in fall 2020 to help students with significant learning and social challenges attend the university. Through a partnership with College Steps, Kean will provide comprehensive specialized support — including peer mentoring, group seminars and individualized learning plans — to students with learning disabilities, autism and […]

Confirm events are still happening before you get in the car

Confirm events are still happening before you get in the car

UNION COUNTY, NJ — UnionNewsDaily and its affiliated newspapers print notices and calendars telling readers about upcoming events, programs, lectures and more. Due to COVID-19, a lot of municipalities and organizations are canceling or postponing events. Some of these cancellations may occur after publication, or simply not be communicated to us in time to prevent […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Liam Grahl Senior, Wrestling How has your wrestling career been so far? I have been wrestling since eighth grade and am now at the end of my senior season. Throughout my five years of wrestling, I was lucky enough to win the Most Dedicated Wrestler Award in eighth grade and the Tom Duffy Award, the […]

Following in his father’s footsteps, activist Martin Luther King III gives speech at Kean University

Following in his father’s footsteps, activist Martin Luther King III gives speech at Kean University

UNION, NJ — Speaking at the Kean University campus where his father delivered an address almost 60 years earlier, human rights activist Martin Luther King III said young people and others must use their votes to “make America what it ought to be.” King energized the crowd of students, faculty and community members who filled […]

Bus catches fire on Union highway

Bus catches fire on Union highway

UNION, NJ — Early in morning on Thursday, Feb. 20, the passengers of a charter bus on I–78 escaped just moments before the bus suddenly burst into flames. The fire broke out just before 7 a.m. on the eastbound express lanes of the highway, in the vicinity of Exit 50 near Springfield Avenue. Video footage […]

Lesniak Institute anti-Semitism forum held at Kean University

Lesniak Institute anti-Semitism forum held at Kean University

  UNION, NJ — In response to the rise of anti-Semitic violence and hate crime incidents, the Lesniak Institute for American Leadership hosted an anti-Semitism forum with the Kean University Holocaust Resource Center at Kean’s Green Lane Academic Building on Jan. 30. With 561 anti-Semitic hate crimes reported in New Jersey last year, 2019 marks […]

Union High School lockdown causes scare, controversy

Union High School lockdown causes scare, controversy

UNION, NJ — Union High School was placed on lockdown twice for a total of roughly eight hours on Friday, Jan. 31, causing confusion and panic for parents and students alike. Wild rumors circulated throughout the day. Fearful students texted farewell messages to their parents, many of whom raced to the school only to find […]