UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Chioma Iroka, Cross-Country Chioma Iroka is a junior on the girls team, She just broke the school record for the 5K Oak Ridge Park course in 24:21, and led the Lady Farmers to a second place finish in the Valley Division of the Union County Conference.Chioma is unassuming and quiet, and leads by example. She […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Orgreen Pierre, Cross-Country Orgreen Pierre is the senior co- captain of the Cross country team. Orgreen is a three year veteran of Cross Country, and led the squad at the recent Union County Conference Championship in a personal record 19 minutes, 35 seconds for the 5K Oak Ridge Park course. Orgreen has demonstrated leadership for […]

Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Union

Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Union

UNION, NJ — The township will soon be home to one of seven medical marijuana dispensaries in the state after plans for the facility were unanimously approved by the Planning Board during a meeting last month. Compassionate Care Research Institute LLC, operating as Garden State Dispensary, already has a location in Woodbridge and has plans […]

Union TV34 policy change over debates stirs backlash

UNION, NJ — A change in local television station TV34’s policy now prohibits political debates, including the Board of Education and Township Committee forums that had been scheduled for later this month, a move that has upset residents. The debates are hosted by the League of Women Voters annually however, according to a letter from […]

Union household represents township on ‘Family Feud’

Union household represents township on ‘Family Feud’

UNION, NJ — It didn’t come as a surprise to the Carroll family when they received news that they were going to be on the game show, “Family Feud.” They were confident their sense of humor, positive attitudes and individuality had impressed the judges during the audition process. “We always said that we wanted to […]

Original songs to a ukulele, Union’s Got Talent

Original songs to a ukulele, Union’s Got Talent

UNION, NJ — They came with acts from original songs to dance routines to a ukulele, from ages 6 to 63. The sounds of cheering and endless applause echoed throughout Union High School with Jinky Marie Abalos finally prevailing in the sixth annual Union’s Got Talent competition. “I wasn’t even thinking of winning, I just […]

Union-based mechanic has sights set on Indy cars

Union-based mechanic has sights set on Indy cars

By Megan K. Scott, Correspondent UNION, NJ — Growing up, Thomas Harrigan was never into cars. He didn’t spend his Saturdays fiddling under the hood or watching his dad work on the family car. And he couldn’t tell you the difference between a carburetor and a fuel injector. In high school, he had no real career […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Phylicia Menendez, senior — girls tennis “Phylicia has a positive strong work ethic and is always willing to help others as well as improve on her own skills. She never gives up and she fights till the end. Phylicia was and still is the captain of our girls varsity tennis team, providing the needed leadership […]

Rallied church set to celebrate 90th anniversary

Rallied church set to celebrate 90th anniversary

UNION, NJ – Monsignor Anselm Nwaorgu was talking about how the congregants at St. Michael’s rallied together and raised almost three times the amount of money needed to restore the Roman Catholic church’s bells. As he finished making his point about their generosity, a clap of thunder rattled the window inside his office. It was […]

Union makes list of Money’s Best Places to Live

Union makes list of Money’s Best Places to Live

UNION, NJ — Union came in at No. 43 on Money magazine’s annual list of Best Places to Live 2018, the publication announced Monday, Sept. 17. Citing characteristics from economy to diversity, Union was one of two New Jersey towns chosen, and Parsippany-Troy Hills in Morris County was the other. Among nine major criteria, Union […]