Union City News

An Army veteran, a mayor, and a police standoff

After standing behind an armored vehicle on 57th Street for nearly 12 hours last Saturday, Feb. 5, West New York Mayor Felix Roque had a lot of time to think about the harrowing event...

Love and friendship

Union City's older lovebirds got to celebrate Valentine's Day early, as the city held its annual Senior Citizens Valentine's Day Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Colin Powell School. Members of the Union City...

Story time

During the holiday season, students in Mrs. Rodriquez's class at Union City’s Saint Augustine School heard the religious story of the “Candy Cane.” Vice Principal Sister Johanna Quinto said, “The children made candy canes...


Hackensack UMC Palisades announces community service scholarship Community service-minded Hudson County students may apply for a new scholarship initiative from Hackensack UMC Palisades. The hospital recently announced a Community Service Merit Scholarship Program, which recognizes...

Local mayors take stand vs. Trump

Donald Trump sharply intensified the nation’s immigration debate last week when he signed an executive order removing federal funding from cities that refer to themselves as “sanctuary cities.” Although there is technically no legal...

Snow day? Rain delay?

When the National Weather Service predicted a rainy nor’easter for Monday, Jan. 23, three school districts in Hudson County closed, and several others remained open but canceled afternoon activities. It was a rare event....

The ‘Power List’

The status of each of Hudson County’s most influential people rises and falls from year to year. Influence can mean different things, not only political power. Artists, activists, and not-for-profits influence the lives of...

Honoring a freedom fighter

Union City commissioners and locals held a small ceremony Friday, Jan. 27, honoring Cuban nationalist Jose Marti on what would have been his 164th birthday. Marti, who was born in Cuba, fought for Cuban...


Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. You may attend an information session at the Hudson...

The secret and the shame

Hudson County has seen an alarming jump in domestic violence incidents in recent years, raising questions as to what’s behind the increase and the best ways to combat it. December’s double murder at Jersey City’s...
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