Union residents claim rats are increasing, spreading

Union residents claim rats are increasing, spreading

UNION, N.J. — Residents renewed and increased their calls for action at the Union Township Committee’s Aug. 27 meeting regarding what they called a worsening rat problem despite the contention from municipal officials that the situation was little changed from a year ago. Township resident Jeffrey Monge told the committee members he has been hearing […]

Kean computer science program awarded $1.68 million federal grant

UNION, N.J. — The National Science Foundation has awarded Kean University nearly $1.7 million in research funding to develop a model designed to increase the number of students studying computer science and information technology. According to a recent press release from Kean, Professor Patricia Morreale, executive director of Kean’s School of Computer Science, said the […]

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 […]