UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Alyssa Thomas, Junior, Softball Alyssa Thomas is a junior pitcher that has been starting varsity for the past two years. She averages 12 strikeouts per game with a record of 3-2. As much as Alyssa wants to pitch well, she wants to hit well too. She is batting .409 in the seven games that she […]

Union schools seek bids for a new food service

Union schools seek bids for a new food service

UNION, NJ — The school district has requested bids from food service providers that could change its meal service after recent surveys showed that both parents and students were dissatisfied with the district’s current offerings. According to the request for proposals put out by the district late last month, all proposals from providers must be […]

Drones included in $99M Union budget

Drones included in $99M Union budget

UNION, NJ — The Township Committee has approved a $99 million budget which includes an average tax increase of $47 per average home and $35,000 for the Union Police Department to purchase aerial drones. Union would become at least the second town in the county to obtain the drones. There will be three purchased, one […]

Emergency crews rescue driver from Parkway crash

Emergency crews rescue driver from Parkway crash

UNION, NJ — Fire and emergency crews work for 15 minutes to extricate the driver from a sport utility vehicle that crashed at the Union Toll Plaza on the Garden State Parkway during morning rush hour Monday, April 15. The vehicle hit the toll booth barrier, flipped onto the driver side and came to rest […]

Planning Board OKs remake of motor lodge, Chuck E. Cheese site

Planning Board OKs remake of motor lodge, Chuck E. Cheese site

UNION, NJ — The local Planning Board unanimously approved site plans at its March 28 meeting to turn a 6.5-acre property along U.S. Route 22 that includes the Garden State Motor Lodge and Chuck E. Cheese into one with a Wawa, Fairfield Inn and fast food restaurant. The property was declared “in need of redevelopment” […]

Union BOE OKs preliminary $137M budget

UNION, NJ — A divided Board of Education approved a $137 million preliminary budget for the 2019-20 school year, sending it to the Executive County Superintendent for review, despite the concerns of several board members at the March 19 regular meeting. The spending plan passed 5-3 with one abstention one day before it was due […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Joy Enaohwo — track, sophomore Which do you prefer more, individual events or relays? Why? I prefer relay events more because it’s less pressure than running individually. It gives me a chance to work with my teammates, getting the baton around the track. Especially when we go to meets like Penn Relays, running with my […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Bayyan Dallas — junior, track How exciting was it to compete at the Penn Relays? Penn Relays was very exciting it gave me the opportunity to go against the best of the best and I was able to show what I could bring to the table. Coach Stewart commends your leadership. How much more responsibility […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Manny Florestal, Track, Senior “Manny is a returning senior, with a great and tremendous upside. 49.25 in the 400 was his best outdoor time last season. Manny has run some impressive times this winter in hopes for a big spring. 50.45 in the 400 meters was his best this winter. He’s a hard worker and […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Sarah Ilori, Wrestling, Freshman Ninth-grader Sarah Ilori finished fifth in the 147-pound weight class in the inaugural NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Championship on March 2 in Atlantic City. In order to qualify, Sarah had to wrestle in the very first Girls Regional Wrestling Tournament at Red Bank Regional High School. To advance to the state […]

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