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Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

November 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth.

Brandon Dillagard, an 8-year-old New Jersey resident, is one of many local patients searching for a ...

Two Free Holiday Concerts Scheduled

UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction Howard Toplansky, will present two holiday-themed concerts this December. The first will be held on Monday, December 10 at Ehrhart Gardens, 100 Francis Court, at 7:30 p.m..  The second concert will be held on Monday, December 17 at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the ...

Union's Winter Weekend: Free Ice Skating, the Annual Tree Lighting, and a Visit from Santa

UNION, NJ – Union will hold its 2nd Annual Winter Weekend beginning Friday, November 30, featuring ice skating at Town Hall and the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

“We’re excited to transform Town Hall into a winter wonderland and bring back one of Union’s most cherished events - the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas.  ...

Retired Union Police Lieutenant Dilginis Passes Away

November 9, 2018

UNION, NJ – Retired Union Police Detective Lieutenant Joseph W. Dilginis passed away on Monday, Nov. 5.

According to a social media post from the Union Police Department, Dilginis, 61, spent his career with the Union Police, but “above all else he was a loving husband and father.  Everyone knew him as a family man who truly was a good person, selfless, and caring with a great ...

Students from Union Make University of Sciences' Dean's List

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Two Union students have been named to the summer 2018 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the summer of 2018.

Union's Justin George and Mark Pierre were among those ...

Union Resident Celebrates 103rd Birthday

UNION, NJ – A 90-year resident of Union, surrounded by family members, enjoyed a celebration his 103rd birthday on Sunday.

Robert D. Wenz, was born in 1915, and has lived in Union for over 90 years.  Wenz graduated from Union High School, where was on the wrestling team and played the violin in the orchestra.  He and his father built the home in which he still lives on Bergen ...

Breast Cancer Awareness is Focus of Battle Hill School's Recent Philanthropic Efforts

November 1, 2018

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School continues their mission to help those in need. 

The school began their philanthropic endeavors this school year during the month of October, by recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  The fundraising efforts began with a t-shirt sale offered to the Battle Hill ...

Arrested OAS Faculty Member Said He Would "Shoot up the Place"

November 9, 2018

CRANFORD - In a report obtained by TAPinto Cranford from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, some disturbing details on the arrest of Orange Avenue School faculty member Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth, have been released. 

Certain portions have been partially redacted to omit personal identifying information. Detectives wrote in the ...

Roselle Police Respond to Sunday Evening Shooting

ROSELLE, NJ - Police responded to the 400 block of East 2nd. Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening for a report of a shooting.

According to authorities, one male had been shot and was transported to University Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. No other details on the shooter were available at the time, as police were still investigating the incident. 

Mayor ...

Surveillance Video: Last Years Halloween Shooting In Elizabeth of Two Women Still Remains Unsolved

ELIZABETH, NJ - On the one-year anniversary of a shooting that left a Roselle woman and an Elizabeth woman fatally wounded in an Elizabeth park on Halloween night, investigators are again asking the public for any assistance they can offer in helping solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan said on Wednesday. 

The Prosecutor’s Office is re-releasing video ...



AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!


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Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of ...

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Penguin, 2016)


For those readers who love thrillers, Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door, has the elements of a fine one. After all, stories about baby kidnappings are gripping as aficionados of the genre know. If the cops don’t get the stolen baby back within the first few hours of the kidnapping, chances are, the baby is dead ...

Tanner is Looking for a New Home

November 11, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Union Animal Shelter has a new resident -- they named him Tanner (the shelter does not know his former name).

Tanner arrived a couple of weeks ago and he is still getting used to his new environment.  According to a social media post from the Union Animal Shelter, Tanner, who "is finding himself with no home and no family to call his own," shows a ...

Election Wrap-Up: Committeewoman Michele Delisfort Thanks Residents for Support

November 10, 2018

I am deeply moved by the expression of confidence from the 13000+ voters that supported me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am immensely grateful to the family, friends, and loyal supporters who so generously contributed their time and effort to our campaign during this election season.

Being an effective Committee Member involves listening to constituents, building consensus, ...

McDowell, Morgan and Ruiz Proud and Humbled to Win Seats on Board of Education

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, residents of Union voted to decide the fate of three seats for Township of Union Board of Education. Committee to Elect McDowell, Morgan and Ruiz is excited to announce that we are proud and humbled to receive the overwhelming support from the residents of our community and win the three open seats on the Board of Education.


We are thankful ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...