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 […]

Union looks to save on electric bills

UNION — The township recently took the first step towards buying electricity collectively as a community, something that is supported by legislation and being considered by other municipalities. Although some towns in South Jersey are already established with this relatively new concept of community energy “aggregation,” many municipalities in this part of the state are just learning they can […]

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.

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