UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Kingsley Maduka, senior,boys cross-country “Kingsley Maduka is a Senior co-captain of the UHS Boys Cross Country Team and is competing in his third year of cross-country.He has led the Farmers in every meet he has taken part in this season, both quad meets and invitationals. He won a medal at the Garret Mountain Invitational on […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Angelica DeStefano, junior, girls cross-country “Angelica DeStefano is a junior running her third campaign for the UHS Lady Farmer cross- country team and is enjoying her best season ever. She has improved her time by over a minute on the 3.2-mile Warinanco course, and set a UHS school record on the Oak Ridge Park Course […]

Panelists point to internet in rise of ‘hate speech’

CRANFORD, N.J. — The internet’s combination of relative anonymity and wide reach have contributed largely to hate speech and divisions in America, a panel of government and community officials at Union County College generally agreed. “I think the internet is the dark corner,” said Walter Fields, former political director of the New Jersey chapter of […]

Union residents assured on drinking water safety

UNION, N.J. — New Jersey American Water Company administrators gathered with state and local officials to assure residents at an Oct. 15 town hall-style meeting that their tap water is safe to drink, stating that local water sources have tested below state limits for lead. State Sen. Joseph Cryan, whose 20th Legislative District comprises Union, […]

Rahway River flood study faces more roadblocks

Rahway River flood study faces more roadblocks

Ongoing work to mitigate flooding in municipalities along the Rahway River has hit yet another dam, forcing proponents to reach out to politicians and government agencies in an attempt to get the plan moving again. On Oct. 4, mayors from communities along the Rahway River, as well as county officials, met with officials from the […]

Cranford official questions standardized test change

CRANFORD, N.J. — Assistant Superintendent Brian Heineman doubts whether the state will have a new standardized test ready in time for this year’s high school freshmen to use as a graduation requirement, given the timeline revealed by state officials to replace the current test. “We won’t really know the reality of this until they’re on […]

Union OKs $230,000 for street improvements

UNION, N.J. — The Township Council has OK’d $230,000 for its 2020 road improvement program, approving a contract with Maser Consulting of Red Bank for the work at its Oct. 8 meeting. “We do roads every year, and what we’ve done in the last eight, nine, 10 years, we present that to the government body,” […]

RWJBarnabas Health, Trinitas to merge

RWJBarnabas Health, Trinitas to merge

ELIZABETH, N.J. — Trinitas Regional Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health have signed a letter of intent for the Elizabeth hospital and its affiliates to become a part of the largest health care system in the state, the two entities announced in a joint Oct. 10 statement. Under the terms of the proposed merter, RWJBarnabas would […]