Union Police help promote “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

UNION — Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are being asked to join a day-long effort on Oct. 10, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day. Known as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, the national initiative was designed to unite the country […]

Kean’s record shows school a long way from ‘world class’

UNION — These past few years have been difficult years for Kean University. Falling enrollment, $350 million of debt, a president that falsified his academic records, mismanaged federal aid, academic probation, NCAA suspensions, a lousy bond rating and a very costly satellite campus forged with China are all problems that have plagued the university. But […]

Union police seek public’s help regarding investigation into fatal accident

UNION — At about 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, Carlos Gonzalez Ospina, formerly of Elizabeth and currently a Washington State resident, was thrown from his motorcycle on North Avenue in Union near the Elizabeth border, according to Union Police Lt. Robert Christie, who is coordinating the investigation. Ospina, 30, was pronounced dead at the […]

Boys & Girls Clubs brings back Monte Carlo Night due to popular demand

UNION – On Friday, October 25, 2013, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Gran Centurions in Clark, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County will honor Mayor J. Christian Bollwage – City of Elizabeth, Timothy Williams – Elizabethtown Gas, and Altria Group. Presentation of these prestigious awards will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior […]

Three professional golfers from Union County qualify for the 47th PGA Professional National Championship in 2014

SPRINGFIELD – Frank Esposito, PGA Professional at Brooklake Country Club, Florham Park, captured his record breaking 5th New Jersey PGA Professional Championship, shooting a 1-under-par 215 to claim victory in the 54-hole event that took place Sept. 17 to 19, at famed Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield. Jim McGovern, PGA Professional at White Beeches Golf […]

Kill rate down sharply at Union Animal Shelter

UNION — Although the township animal shelter does euthanize cats, concerns surfaced in recent months that the kill rate was higher than it should be. Those concerns turned out to be inflated and, in fact, quite the opposite. Union Health Officer Marconi Gapas is the first to admit that since 2011, when 182 cats were […]

Enlow Hall to host Herbie Hancock on opening night

UNION — Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University will open its 2013-2014 season with an unforgettable opening night concert by a true icon of modern music — legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Throughout his explorations, Hancock — a 14-time Grammy Award winner — has […]

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