Union seeks ways to restore kindergarten aides

UNION, NJ – The Board of Education is looking at ways to restore aides to kindergarten classrooms who were cut from the budget in 2017, including parent volunteers, substitutes and Kean University clinical faculty and interns. Under state guidelines, there can be a maximum of 25 children in a single kindergarten class before the school […]

With holidays approaching, model railroaders get spotlight

With holidays approaching, model railroaders get spotlight

UNION, NJ — It was a particularly busy morning for Tim McCollum as he had to make room in his freight yard for about 100 cars that would be arriving soon. “The track is busy this morning now, isn’t it?” train dispatcher Bob Nalbone said to McCollum. McCollum finished moving several cars and he finally […]

Union athletic director sues school district, principal

UNION, NJ  – The public school district’s athletic director claims she was pressured to fire the high school’s white football and basketball coaches by the black principal in a race and sex discrimination lawsuit against the principal, several district officials and the school board. Linda Ionta, a white Union school district employee for 29 years, […]

Union school board candidates take to Facebook

UNION, NJ — Without a local cable TV channel access to cover their debate, school board candidates took to the internet to get their messages out, even if this method came without any back-and-forth exchanges. Six candidates — running in two groups of three — held separate Facebook Live forums Monday, Oct. 22, the original […]

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 […]

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