Marching orders

UNION — The Township of Union Veteran’s Alliance 2013 Memorial Day Parade was held on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. The parade began at Stuyvesant and High avenues and there was an extended parade route in front of Connecticut Farms School, and small American flags were placed at grave markers in Tom Mahoney Military […]

A ‘Wonderful’ night

UNION — At the Galloping Hill Cruisers’ weekly car show in Union, Wonder Woman and a young car enthusiast enjoy Buster the dog’s company. The event is held every Monday night throughout the summer months at Five Points Hot Dog stand in Union, and raises money for various non-profit charities. Their schedule of car shows […]

Memorial Day at Tom Mahoney Military Park

Photo By Steve Ellmore Small American flags were placed on the grave markers at Tom Mahoney Military Park near Connecticut Farms School in Union. The annual Memorial Day parade was Monday. See inside for more pictures.

Make Like A Tree

Photo courtesy of Jim Lowney/County of Union — Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen, 2nd from right, met, from left, Teacher Chana Finver, students Andrew Fuda, Mike Reyes and Basharie Coleman and Paraprofessional Thomas McClay from the Lamberts Mill Academy in Westfield as the students learned how to properly plant and care for trees at Williams […]

Kean library ‘worst situation’ association has seen

UNION — A report ordered by Kean University showed the library may be a nice looking building from the outside but has a serious security problem and lacks the fundamental requirements college students require. The fact that the building lacked security, though, was one of the most alarming deficiencies at the Kean library, and the […]

Union High School ‘Marching’ band

The Union High School Marching Band was one of many to coast through Union Center for the county’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Despite the cold, wet weather, many local residents turned out for the fun and festivities, which included delicious foods, many games, and even some rides for the kids. […]

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

Grant offsets cost of new turf soccer field in Union

UNION — Budding soccer players are going to get an opportunity to play on a turf field come the end of May thanks to an upgrade at Volunteer Park that was much needed. If you happen to pass by Volunteer Field and notice the area buzzing with construction activity, it is just a sign that […]

Grab and Go breakfast off to a good start

UNION — Students at Burnet Middle School had their first opportunity last week to choose a “grab and go” nutritious breakfast and it proved to be quite a success. Superintendent of Schools Patrick Martin is always looking for a better way to do things. Be it increased opportunity for students to learn, improved testing or […]

Scanlon hired by county one month after retiring

UNION — Former Freeholder Deborah Scanlon was only out of office for a month before the county created a position for her in the Human Services department. According to information obtained using the Open Public Records Act, the position was crafted for Scanlon, a resident of Union, who will be paid $74,900 for the administrative position […]

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