Apartment/retail complex unveiled for old Merck site

Apartment/retail complex unveiled for old Merck site

UNION, NJ — Developers envision a 462-apartment complex, with a 40,000-square-foot retail center, pool, parking deck, basketball court and dog park for the 42-acre site on Morris Avenue that was formerly home to the Merck pharmaceutical headquarters, according to plans presented at the Aug. 24 Union Planning Board meeting. The meeting to discuss the preliminary concept […]

Union school board factions clash over surplus

Union school board factions clash over surplus

UNION, NJ — A clash between two factions fighting for control of the Union school board heightened at its Aug. 10 special meeting with one former member accusing the opposing faction of misusing $5 million in unspent funds and the other side charging that their foes were threatening to delay the opening of school. Former member […]

Rare eclipse brings crowds out into midday darkness

Rare eclipse brings crowds out into midday darkness

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Crowds came with telescopes, pinhole cameras and dark cardboard glasses that looked like they were going to see a 3-D movie. It was a rare chance to see solar eclipse, and people fanned out across Union County on Monday, Aug. 21, by their homes, workplaces and even viewing parties like those in […]

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

Opponents of $50 million project claim small victory in delay of legal document change

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

ROSELLE, NJ — Opponents of a $50 million project for a new school, library and community center in Roselle that has been six years in the making feel they gained some ground, but fell far short of what they wanted when the Union County freeholders abruptly canceled a special meeting to alter the county’s involvement. The […]

Cranford follows parklet trend in downtown area

Cranford follows parklet trend in downtown area

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford has recently created a “parklet” in its downtown on Eastman Street. Popping up in downtowns large and small, parklets are small open spaces that provide people with a temporary, pleasant place to relax and enjoy the business district. “We voted on it at a recent meeting after it was suggested by Kathleen […]

Union resident sails toward a Guinness record

To celebrate his 102nd birthday, Kenny Meyer took one big jump to bring the record back to the USA.

Union resident sails toward a Guinness record

UNION, NJ — Kenny Meyer of Union chose to celebrate his 102nd birthday by jumping out of an airplane and in doing so entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest skydiver ever, a record previously held by a 101-year-old British woman. “I was proud for my country,” Meyer of Union told LocalSource in […]

Construction at Union post office causing myriad of issues

Construction at Union post office causing myriad of issues

UNION, NJ — The main branch of the U.S. Post Office on W. Chestnut Street in Union, one of three in the township, is the talk of the town these days as the closure of its large parking lot for construction since early July has left residents feeling frustrated. The more than 65,000 square-foot lot, which […]

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