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What’s Happening Union: Events for the Week of January 14 through January 20

January 13, 2019

UNION, NJ - Here’s what’s happening for the week of January 14 through January 20 in and around Union. Be sure to check out the TAPinto  Union calendar for other local events.

Monday, 1/14

"Crazy Rich Asians", free movie presented by and at the Vauxhall Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 1/15

"Operation Finale", freevmovie presented by and ...

Union Public Library Offers Homebound Delivery Service To Patrons in Need

UNION, NJ – Did you know Union residents who are unable to visit the Library in-person due to physical limitations or medical conditions can have books and other materials delivered to their homes, at no charge, through a service provided by the Union Public Library?

The Union Public Library offers delivery service for library patrons unable to leave their homes due to health-related ...

Township of Union 2019 Recycling Calendar

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union has released the 2019 Recycling Calendar.  

The calendar is also available on the Township's website,  at the Clerk’s Office and at the Department of Public Works.  The full Township calendar, containing township meetings and other information for 2019, is expected to be  delivered to residents' homes next ...

Quote of the Day

January 16, 2019

"If you are going through hell, keep going."

- Sir Winston Churchill 

Union Resident Named to Fall 2018 Semester Dean's List at Dean College

January 11, 2019

FRANKLIN, MA - Dean College is pleased to announce that Keshaun Gravenhise of Union has earned a place on the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin Massachusetts, 45 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. Dean College offers baccalaureate degrees, associate degree programs, ...

Two Union Women Named to University of Rhode Island Dean's List

KINGSTON, RI - The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 5,500 undergraduates have qualified for the fall 2018 Dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and nations.

To be included on the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 or more ...

Michael Ioannou Named to Dean's List at Lehigh University in the Fall 2018 semester

BETHLEHEM, PA - Dean's List status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Michael Ioannou of Union, in the Fall 2018 semester.

For more than 150 years, Lehigh University ( has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in ...

Union High School Boy's Soccer Team Featured for December

January 16, 2019

UNION, NJ – For December’s Athlete of the Month feature, TAPinto Union is featuring Union High School’s Boys Soccer Team, with their final record of 16-0-4.

The Union High School Boys Soccer Team was 2018 Union County Champions and 2018 Conference Champions.  Here are some other of the team’s stats/information:

Lester Lembryk was chosen the 2018 Union County ...

Volunteers Are Needed for March 14-15 Union County Teen Arts Festival

January 13, 2019

Union County, NJ – The Union County Teen Arts Festival is looking for volunteers who enjoy working with middle and high school students in and an exciting and dynamic setting.

“The Teen Arts Festival is a high-energy event that showcases the creativity of thousands of our local students. We depend on the public to volunteer and help foster their talents through a variety of ...

Union County Freeholder Chair Kowalski Announces "Empowering Union County" Initiatives During Annual County Government Reorganization

ELIZABETH, NJ - Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski has been selected as Chairman of the Board and announced a series of initiatives for 2019, entitled “Empowering Union County”  that includes new announcements for working families, women, seniors, veterans, social services, public safety, libraries, parks, the environment and the arts. 

Kowalski, a native of Union County ...

Cranford Teacher Admits to Threat, Surrenders Teacher's License

CRANFORD, NJ – Matthew Acosta, a special education teacher at Orange Avenue School has admitted to making a perceived general threat against the school where he worked late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.

Acosta, 34, of Kenilworth pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a petty disorderly persons offense during a ...

Man Falls Over 70 Feet at Merida Construction Site in Roselle Park

January 12, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of E. Westfield Ave. at the construction site where they ...

Body of 76-Year-Old Woman Found in Short Hills

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office confirmed to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills earlier today that a body of a 76-year-old woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road in Short Hills. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time investigators are uncertain as to the cause of death and her name will be released upon notification to her next of ...


Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

Springfield Remembered: Rahway River Bridge

January 6, 2019

SPRINGFIEILD, NJ – Every day hundreds of commuters travel East and West on Morris Avenue between Springfield and Union crossing over the Rahway River. The Rahway River is the natural boundary that separates the two Union County townships.

Beneath the little span of pavement that seamlessly blends into the roadway on either side of the Rahway River is a nearly 150-year-old bridge ...

West Orange Mother Donates Kidney to First Responder in Need

January 8, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her own kidney for a living transplant.

In the weeks following the ...

Dylan Still Seeks a Forever Home

January 8, 2019

UNION, NJ - Dylan has been living at the Union Animal Shelter for over 9 months.

Dylan is described as a big puppy who sadly never had any consistent training.  To set Dylan up for success, he will need to have an experienced family, a fenced in yard and an only dog to start.

The Union Animal Shelter is located at 980 Jefferson Ave. in Union (Rt 22E, Behind Home ...

Rasta Still Looking for His Forever Home

UNION,  NJ - Rasta is still looking for a forever home.

Rasta has been at the Union Animal Shelter since September and the shelter would love  to find him a loving home soon.

According to the Shelter's Facebook page, Rasta is very sweet and easy to walk. He will greet you with his wiggly butt and expressive eyes. While all the other dogs bark for attention, he ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Keep the Ball Rolling

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

There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The other is that we have 365 days ahead of us with which to plan really great ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory side dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and ...

Watch: CafeTeasia in Cranford Creates Decadent Snow Ice Sundaes

Mike Hur, owner of Café Teasia in Cranford, NJ, shows us how he makes their snow ice, an updated take on a beloved Korean dessert.

Hur uses milk instead of water to make the creamy, fluffy base of the dessert, layers it with syrup, then tops it with a variety of treats, such as chocolate, cheesecake, ice cream and fruit. It’s served with individual cups, so that diners an scoop in ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...

Nissan Becomes First Japanese Car Company to Enter Formula E Auto Racing Series

NEW YORK -- TAPintoTV spoke with Roel de Vries, VP/Head of Global Marketing at Nissan Motor Company, at the 2018 New York International Auto Show about the 2018/2019 Formula E racing season. Nissan’s new electric racing car marks the first Japanese manufacturer to participate in the global all-electric auto racing series.

“Formula E is a logical extension of our long-term belief in ...