Union hopes for big downtown turnaround

UNION — In 2004 when the township designated its center as an area in need of redevelopment, officials had great hope for a turnaround that would revitalize this once vibrant shopping district. Since then businesses have come and gone, and the center, like many downtowns, has continued to struggle. The recent retirement of Special Improvement […]

Downtown living

UNION — It shouldn’t be long now before local customers are living directly above the shops in Union Center, or at least that’s the hope of township officials and developers of the various sized dwellings being built in downtown Union.

A lesson learned about feeding stray cats

UNION – Feeding or taking in stray cats never fares well for residents because the township health department is vigilant about immunizing and licensing Union’s feline domestic population. Those that do not abide by the law soon discover they could be in trouble. Many people take pity on stray cats, not only feeding them but […]

SID leader in Union to retire at end of month

UNION – For years business owners in the Special Improvement District have questioned why the center needed a Special Improvement District and what Director Michael Minitelli actually did for the $55,000 a year he received to oversee it. They can stop wondering because the SID director is retiring at the end of the month. Tuesday […]

Broken gas meter leads to huge unpaid bill

UNION — The cost of everything seems to be going up. But for one Elizabethtown Gas Company customer who opened her bill a few months back, it was shocking to see what she owed and how the charges came about. Like most people, when Gayle Caffarelli opened up her usual monthly bill from Elizabethtown Gas […]

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 […]

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