Shooting in Union leaves one dead, two arrested

UNION, NJ — Two Union residents have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man that occurred on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 8, on Trotting Road, authorities said. Police found Jose Diago, of Union, dead when they arrived at the 700 block of Trotting Road near Galloping Hill Road on […]

Union Board of Education election row creeps onto Internet

UNION, NJ — Words matter and apparently so do names, when it comes to school board brands, slogans and elections. A Union Board of Education faction is crying foul after learning of a web address that’s strikingly similar to its own. Moreover, the similar web address redirects visitors to the opposition’s Facebook page. Parents for Change, […]

Union BOE ends Burnet behavioral program

UNION, NJ — The Union Board of Education voted at its Sept. 19 meeting to eliminate the behavioral disabilities program at Burnet Middle School since there are no students in need of the structured classes this year. The program provided a structured setting for students with social or emotional growth issues. Once students have shown growth […]

Detective tells court dramatic tale of finding Cranford woman’s body

Detective tells court dramatic tale  of finding Cranford woman’s body

CRANFORD, NJ — Detectives had been searching for April Wyckoff’s body for days when John McCabe noticed a pair of bleach-marked sweatpants on a concrete barrier about 1:15 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon in an industrial section of Newark along the Passaic River. The deputy chief of investigators for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office told the […]

Union school board discusses cash in schools

UNION, NJ — Union Board of Education members are considering new policies to reduce the amount of cash from student activities that is stored inside school buildings following a midnight burglary at the high school during the summer. During a Sept. 12 school board work session, members discussed the June 29 theft of $26,000 from a […]

Union police shooting range faces lawsuit for distressing pets at nearby animal shelter

Union police shooting range faces lawsuit for distressing pets at nearby animal shelter

UNION, NJ — A Kenilworth resident who is suing Union, claims that an outdoor shooting range used by the police department is causing noise pollution, possible lead contamination and upsetting the animals at a nearby shelter. Michael Klein filed suit in state Superior Court in June regarding the shooting range at 990 Jefferson Ave., which […]

New proposal for Kennedy Reservation park draws fire

New proposal for Kennedy Reservation park draws fire

UNION, NJ — Union residents knocked down the township’s plans to utilize parts of Kennedy Reservation for a recreation area six months ago, and now designs for a county park there are also receiving heat. Union spokeswoman Natalie Pineiro said the township pulled its Green Acres funding application after receiving pushback from residents on the Green […]