UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Derryen Whyte — Senior, Basketball Forward Derryen is in the midst of a breakout senior season. Through nine games he had averaged 16.4 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals per game. He has generated a lot of college interest with his productive summer and hot start to the season. Additionally, he also was named […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Shylehn Ebuenga-Smith — Junior, Track — Sprints/Relay Shylehn is a hard worker and runs on the 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams, and anything I need. Shylenn has PR’d in all of her races and doing a great job coming off an injury-plagued sophomore year. I am so thankful she’s healthy. — Union girls indoor track coach […]

Union resident leads choir to UCPAC despite stroke

Union resident leads choir to UCPAC despite stroke

NEWARK, NJ — The Rev. Stefanie Minatee sat in a front row pew at the Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church in Newark, instructing a gospel choir of about 40 to start from the top. “One and two and three and four and,” she counted off, as the drummer followed her lead. Minatee wasn’t standing in front […]

State plans to rework Route 22, Morris Avenue, GSP crossings

State plans to rework Route 22, Morris Avenue, GSP crossings

UNION, NJ — At least three houses in the township may be impacted by a proposed interchange-improvement project set to start in 2020 at the intersection of U.S. Route 22, Morris Avenue and the Garden State Parkway. The Route 22, N.J. Route 82 and Garden State Parkway Interchange Improvement Project will include several changes, including […]

Elderly Union woman found safe after frantic search

Elderly Union woman found safe after frantic search

UNION, NJ — A 74-year-old township woman was found safe, though ill, in a New York hospital Monday, Jan. 15, three days after co-workers began frantically searching for her after she failed to arrive at her office Friday, Jan. 12, authorities said. Mary Ann Clark was on her way to work in New York City […]

Union teacher dismissed over homosexuality posts reaches deal

UNION, NJ — A former Union High School teacher who posted comments critical of homosexuality on her personal Facebook page in 2011 has agreed to have her teaching certificates suspended for three years. Jenye Knox, who goes by the nickname “Viki,” posted comments that condemned a school display promoting tolerance during LGBT History Month. In […]

Union’s Online forum certification plan spurs questions

Union’s Online forum certification plan spurs questions

UNION, NJ — A proposal to certify online discussion groups by Union officials appears to have intensified a rift between the moderator of a popular internet forum for residents and the township administration. Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas suggested the certification program in her 2018 reorganization meeting address on Jan. 2, in an effort to target social […]

Mailbox fishing hits Union, former mayor

Mailbox fishing hits Union, former mayor

UNION, NJ — Former Union Mayor Anthony Russo had never heard the term “mailbox fishing” when an official from TD Bank called him in early December. The bank representative wanted to know if he had written a check for $10,000. “Absolutely not,” Russo said. But somebody had cashed a check for $10,000 with his signature. Russo […]

Union BOE results unchanged after recount

UNION, NJ — A requested recount in the Union school board race slightly altered vote totals but left the results unchanged. Linda Richardson finished atop a list of six declared candidates for three seats followed by Vito Nufrio and Sherry Shannon Higgins. Current board President Ronnie McDowell, who ran in this year’s race, had called for […]

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