Union swimmer sets sights on Argentina, Tokyo

Union swimmer sets sights on Argentina, Tokyo

UNION, NJ — While many high school students have their sights set on graduation and college, one senior is aiming for an additional goal: the 2020 Summer Olympics. Kai Legband is working toward swimming for Bermuda in Tokyo in two years — and he may have a shot. In April, the Union High School senior […]

Historic Union house hits real estate market

Historic Union house hits real estate market

UNION, NJ — Joseph Hely grew up in town and was always drawn to a red-and-white colonial house at 1835 Vauxhall Rd. bearing a sign showing it was built in 1763. Hely and his wife, Donna, would eventually purchase the home in 1995. The house, now painted blue and on the market, is believed to […]

Impact of Vermella complex on Union schools unclear

Impact of Vermella complex on Union schools unclear

UNION, NJ — A study commissioned by the local school board last year projected the student population would increase by 63 after the construction of about 450 residential units in the Vermella Union development on Morris Avenue. The study was prepared by EI Associates, a design and engineering firm, and presented in March to the […]

Morris Avenue complex slated for 1,528 apartments

Morris Avenue complex slated for 1,528 apartments

UNION, NJ — Township officials expect little to no effect on local school enrollment after the first phase of a potential 1,528-unit, mixed-use apartment complex and retail space is completed along Morris Avenue. The residential buildout for Vermella Union at 1011 Morris Avenue is expected to include 39,997 square feet of retail and restaurant space, […]

Iconic Cranford diner closes doors

Iconic Cranford diner closes doors

CRANFORD, NJ — The room was dark except for some afternoon sunlight squeezing through the blinds. The cake case was empty and the knives and forks neatly arranged on napkins stood at the ready for customers who will never come. The Downtown Family Restaurant across from the train station on North Avenue closed its doors […]

RWJ Rahway offering prescription service at hospital

RWJ Rahway offering prescription service at hospital

RAHWAY, NJ — Having a much-needed prescription filled after an emergency room visit can be another headache for patients, but a local hospital is using technology to reduce that stress. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital installed an automated Walgreens pharmacy kiosk at its Rahway location and began offering services to patients in February. “Patients love […]

Goodbyes, tears and thanks as Clark Thai eatery closes

Goodbyes, tears and thanks as Clark Thai eatery closes

CLARK, NJ – Petey Gosinanond had just emerged from the kitchen with a brown bag containing an order of goong pad ped when a woman suddenly draped her arms around her shoulders. “We are going to miss you so much,” the woman said. “Thank you for everything. Thank you for your wonderful food.” There were […]

Mother of organ donor takes up cause in 5K

Mother of organ donor takes up cause in 5K

CRANFORD, NJ — As soon as Cynthia Kudron received a call from her fiance saying that paramedics were at her house in Cranford, she knew that her 25-year-old son, Christian Breskin, was gone. “As I drove up my street, it was just very overwhelming to see fire trucks here, EMS, police,” Kudron recalled of Aug. […]

MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Zach Fernandez, junior, baseball “Zach Fernandez picked up his second shutout of the year when Union defeated West Morris in a 6-0 win over West Morris. This season, he has four complete games of allowing one earned run or less. He is 4-2 with a 1.92 ERA in 43.2 inning pitched. He has 43 strikeouts and just […]

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Dominique Gaskins, senior, track and field “Dominique Gaskins is a senior thrower for the Union track and field team. She has been an integral part of the team’s field events with a concentration in the shot and discs for the past four years. Dominique recently won the Watchung Conference Championships in the shot with a personal record […]

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