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Mon, October 29, 7:00 PM

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NaNoWriMo Talk at the Union Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 7:00pm 10/29/2018 8:00pm America/New_York NaNoWriMo Talk at the Union Public Library

Are YOU an aspiring writer, or preparing to participate in NaNoWriMo, the annual, Internet-based creative writing project in which participants attempt to compose a whole novel during the month of November? Be sure to stop by the Union Public Library on Monday, October 29th at 7 p.m., where author Bill Patterson (2012 British Science Fiction Award Nominee) will be giving a talk about how to come ...

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Thu, November 1, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Friends of the Union Public Library Film Showing

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Add to My Calendar 11/01/2018 7:00pm 11/01/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Friends of the Union Public Library Film Showing

The Friends of the Union Public Library are hosting a showing of the film American Carny: True Tales from the Circus Sideshow on Thursday, November 1st at 7 p.m. The film is a documentary of the world of circus freaks, fire eaters, human blockheads, magicians, contortionists, professional lunatics, and much, much more. The film will be followed by complimentary refreshments at the Dava Latin ...

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Sat, November 3, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Music from WWI Era at the Union Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 11/03/2018 3:00pm 11/03/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Music from WWI Era at the Union Public Library

The Union Public Library will be hosting a concert performance by the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo on Saturday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m. Offering a mix of early Dixieland, military music and other standards that were popular during the 1910s, the performance will be additionally accompanied by educational content and narrative to honor of the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice.

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Springfield Avenue Re-Opening Celebration Set for May 31

May 25, 2019

UNION, NJ – A grand re-opening of Springfield Avenue, in the historic Vauxhall section of Union, is scheduled for Friday, May 31, at 5:00 p.m.

All residents are invited to attend the celebration, which will be located in the parking lot of Joe’s Pizzeria, 2062 Springfield Avenue.

“The Township of Union is proud to bring the ideas and inputs of our residents to life with ...

Sort Your Stuff This Summer

UNION, NJ - Looking to get organized?

Presented by Jamie Novak, organizing humorist and author of "Keep This, Toss That", come learn simple organizing tricks for key areas of your home, including collectibles, closets and clothes.

Enjoy a laugh (or two) and learn the secret of 10 & 10 organizing. No more saying “Where did I put that?” or “I’ve been ...

Union's First Pride Flag Raising Ceremony Set for June 1

UNION, NJ – An inaugural Pride Flag Raising Ceremony -- kicking off Pride Month, which encourages and promotes diversity, tolerance, and inclusiveness -- will be held on the steps of Town Hall on Saturday, June 1.

"I am proud to see the Township of Union taking a step forward in accepting all members of our community. We believe that it is overdue to recognize the LGBTQ ...

Joseph Miranda Graduates from Emerson College in Boston

May 19, 2019

BOSTON, MA - Joseph Miranda from Union recently graduated from Emerson College, receiving a BA degree in Producing and Marketing for the Stage on Sunday, May 12.

Emerson College awarded more than 970 undergraduate degrees and on Saturday, May 11, awarded nearly 300 graduate degrees during the College's Commencement ceremonies.

Award-winning journalist, speaker, and author ...

Taylor Whitaker-Lake Graduates Magna Cum Laude from Hampton University

HAMPTON, VA - Taylor Whitaker-Lake of Union graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hampton University on May 12, 2019.

Whitaker-Lake has been accepted into Kean University to begin the necessary course requirements that will enable her to pursue her goal of becoming a Speech Pathologist. She graduated from Union High 2015. 

Isaac Kalema of Union Recognized for Service at NYIT

OLD WESTBURY, NY - Isaac Kalema of Union, an architecture major in New York Institute of Technology's Class of 2019, has been granted NYIT's award for Student Government Association Senator of the Year. Senators are crucial to the success of NYIT's clubs and organizations, and this award honors a leader who has shown how passionate they are about the club they ...

Union High School's April Female Athlete of the Month: Arielle Roman

May 16, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union High School softball player Arielle Roman has been selected TAPinto Union’s April Female Athlete of the Month.

Roman, a senior, has a hitting average of .596, with 4 homeruns and 22 RBIs.  She reached a 100 hit milestone on April 10, with a homerun.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

My favorite part of being a high school ...

Union High School's April Male Athlete of the Month: Justin Novoa

UNION, NJ – Union High School volleyball player Justin Novoa has been selected TAPinto Union’s April Male Athlete of the Month.

On the court, Novoa has 12 kills, 27 blocks, 35 digs, 339 assists, 96 service points and 24 aces.  He has a 4.4 GPA.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

My favorite part about being a high school athlete is meeting ...

How Union County is Battling Opioid Epidemic After 133 Overdose Deaths in 2018

May 23, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In 2018, 133 Union County residents died of an opioid overdose, approximately double the number of people who died from a drug overdose in 2015, according to county data.

Several county initiatives, including Operation Helping Hand and the CLEAR Program, are designed to reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic. These and other county programs were detailed in ...

Freeholders Cut Ribbon on $9 Million Ashbrook Golf Course in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders joined with Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, golfers, KemperSports and other elected officials on Thursday to cut the ribbon on the new state-of-the-art Ash Brook Golf Course Clubhouse, which will open to the public in a few weeks.

The new, 21,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, which cost an estimated $9 million to build, has plenty to ...

Union County Freeholders Call for NJ Transit Reforms, Boost in State Funding

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board is supporting reforms at NJ Transit and a proposed increase in funding for the state's transportation agency.

On Thursday night, the freeholder board unanimously approved a resolution “supporting an increase in funding for NJ Transit in this year’s New Jersey State budget to implement both the recommendations ...

Four of Union's Elementary Schools Battle it Out for Charity

May 24, 2019

UNION, NJ – It was a [friendly] battle among Union’s elementary school staff members last week when staff members, students, and parents came together for a volleyball tournament to raise money for the Valerie Fund.

Staff from Battle Hill, Connecticut Farms, Hannah Caldwell and Washington Elementary Schools met in the Union High School gymnasium for the fun-filled evening that ...

Union's 4th and 5th Graders Show Determination at Track and Field Meet

UNION, NJ - The rains stopped and the clouds parted just in time for the fourth and fifth grade boy and girls track and field meet at Union High School's fields.

"There are no losers here today," said Director of Athletics Linda Ionta.  "It's going to be a great day."  Ionta said the event began about 50 years ago, in the early 60s, by Neal Keller, then ...

Battle Hill School Students: Union's Youngest Gardeners

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School was among the Union County schools to be awarded a garden grant through the Union County Kids Dig In! school garden grant program.  A total of 82 garden projects in 16 municipalities were awarded. 

“We applied for a composter, an irrigation system, and a bed refresh,” said Battle Hill third grade teacher Patricia ...

Hannah Caldwell Students Get Hands-On Presentation About Insects

UNION, NJ - Hannah Caldwell School students received a special visitor last week when Maria Carrasco from the Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn, NY, visited pre-K classes to provide students with a hands-on presentation on insects.

As part of the Pre-K Creative Curriculum Program, Carrasco’s presentation allowed students to explore a variety of different types of insects.  She ...

SUV Crashes Into Roselle 7-11

May 24, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Police and Fire Units responded to a report of a vehicle crashing into the 7-11 on St. Georges Avenue and Chestnut Street late Thursday evening at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Upon arrival, Police found an SUV inside of the store. The owner of the vehicle a woman from Elizabeth said that she had recently had service done on the SUV and that it would not stop. 

There were no ...

Annual Kenilworth Street Fair and Car Show

KENILWORTH, NJ - May 19, the Borough of Kenilworth will host the Annual Kenilworth Street Fair and Car Show. The event will be held along the Boulevard from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. between 14th Street and 24th Street.  This will be the fourth year the fair will be held in the spring. Originally it was in the fall.

There will be plenty of opportunity for shopping for crafts ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 27

Summary: On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the nurse who saves lives - even while on vacation, Newsweek names some Atlantic Health System medical centers among the world’s best, find out which vitamin can help protect your child’s bones and pets bring more than smiles to patients, hear the results of a surprising new study!

 

Curtain Closes on "Game of Thrones," and Now Our Watch Has Ended

It took me several days to wrap my head around how I felt about the “Game of Thrones” series finale, and then it hit me—to produce something thought-provoking enough to still be a topic of discussion among millions nearly a week later is to produce something epic, regardless of the nature of those thoughts.

A lot of the disappointment among fans stems from the fact that we ...

‘Skylight’ Takes Emotional Leap for Two Mismatched Lovers

PRINCETON, NJ – Kyra is living on the edge in an upstairs flat in north-west London. When her former employer, and lover, Tom, comes to see her, he is horrified that she will put up with such a sad, paint-peeling habitat.

But we learn, in David Hare’s fascinating “Skylight,” she is making a statement as well as finding fulfillment in teaching poor children in a rundown ...

The Best Deal on Meals We’ve Found Anywhere in New Jersey

May 25, 2019

A dollar won’t buy you a cup of coffee at most places in New Jersey, but this week it will buy nine meals for neighbors in need.

That’s because every dollar donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s triple match campaign will be tripled until midnight on May 31, 2019, up to $15,000 thanks to a donor. As of Friday, CFBNJ was just under halfway to that goal, ...

How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...

New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

NJ Seafood Festival to Dock in Downtown Belmar this Weekend

This story first ran on TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como.

The New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar is certainly living up to its name, as the three-day event rolls into the borough’s downtown district this weekend.

From May 17 through May 19, a host of Belmar restaurants will offer a bounty of palate-pleasing selections from the sea at the festival’s new venue — the Pyanoe Plaza ...

Music & Food Festival in Fanwood this Weekend Aims to ‘Smash Kids Cancer’

High School sophomore Elizabeth Chin knows first-hand how pediatric cancer affects families. Her brother, Connor, was diagnosed with bone cancer two and a half years ago. Connor was successfully treated by Memorial Sloan Kettering and is enjoying life as an eighth grader. 

Elizabeth is leading up Smash Kids Cancer, a Music and Food Fest at LaGrande Park in Fanwood, which will take place ...

Steve Adubato Talks with HGTV Stars, The Cousins, About their New Children's Book

May 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Remodeling experts and HGTV stars, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, were guests on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, sharing their latest projects as well as guidance for homeowners with the itch to renovate.

“The biggest thing you can do is plan,” advised John Colaneri. “Contractors in general have not been great at communication, and the crux of the entire ...

New World Pizza Brings Together Fresh Ingredients and Family at Franklin Food Truck Festival

FRANKLIN, NJ - Benefiting Franklin High School's Project Graduation, the 2nd Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival featured craft and food truck vendors from across the state.

"We have great vendors like New World Pizza. They have the best pizza in Somerset County, New Jersey, because they make it right on the spot - this is not heated up in a microwave!" said MacCafee ...

Mayor Ravi Bhalla Speaks About Hoboken’s Past and Present at the 25th Annual Arts & Music Festival

HOBOKEN, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Hoboken Mayor, Ravi Bhalla, at the 25th Annual Spring Arts and Music Festival, held on Washington Street. Over 300 artists and vendors along with three stages of music were on hand to entertain the crowd.

“It’s a time-honored tradition in Hoboken,” said Mayor Bhalla, “where the community comes together.”

Alongside the ...