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Annual Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Celebration

December 4, 2019

UNION, NJ - A discussion, reflection and celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. will be hosted by the Vauxhall & Vicinity Group on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

The event will be held at the Vauxhall Branch Library, 123 Hilton Avenue, Vauxhall.  It will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call 908-578-5920.

 

New Residents Reception Scheduled for Dec. 10

UNION, NJ - Are you new in town? Or do you have a new neighbor?

The final New Residents Reception of 2019 will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Town Hall, 1976 Morris Avenue.   The administration and representatives of the Township of Union are hosting the event for new residents to meet members of the Township Committee and other members of the Union ...

Monday: Road Work to Begin Overnight on Stanley Terrace

 

UNION, NJ - Construction work on Stanley Terrace, from Burnet Avenue to Stuyvesant Avenue, is scheduled to begin on Monday, December 2.

Township officials say the work will be done from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, weather permitting.  Work should be completed at the end of February 2020.  Officials alert residents to plan alternate routes during ...

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Good News In the Schools (Dec 2 - Dec. 6)

UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools this week:

Ms. Karen Gainey, TV production teacher at UHS, made a football bulletin board of the sectional championship game to celebrate the boys win. #SupportingtheU

UHS Bowling is a young team this year with 4 sophomores and 1 freshman bowling at the varsity level. Right now their record is 3-2. The ...

Good News In the Schools (Nov. 25-27)

UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools this week:

Franklin Franklin Elementary School hosted a College Awareness Day where students from PreK to 4th grade learned information about post-secondary education and many types of schools. It was a fantastic day full of many activities inside the classroom and a college fair in the gym. Teachers and staff ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)

 

In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

Holy Spirit School Inducts Student Government Officers and Representatives

December 3, 2019

UNION, NJ – Holy Spirit School Student Council executive members and class representatives were officially inducted on Monday during a school program.

“You will be the voice for all of us here at Holy Spirit,” said Principal Armand Lamberti.  “Today, upon being inducted officially as student council members, you will begin a tough task of being the voice of our ...

Monday, Dec 2: Union Schools to Have Half-Day Due to Anticipated Storm

UNION, NJ - Due to the impending severe weather and possible hazardous road conditions, all Township of Union Public Schools will have an early dismissal on Monday, December 2.

The Half-Day Dismissal Schedule is as follows:

Union High School  -  11:35

Burnet and Kawameeh Middle Schools  -  12:00

Jefferson Elementary  -  12:20

Elementary Schools  ...

Saint John the Apostle Students Show Significant Improvement in Science Achievement in Last Year

CLARK, NJ - A little over a year ago, fourth and fifth grade students at Saint John the Apostle School began a program entitled ‘Know Atom,’ an inquiry-based hands-on science program.  Since that time school officials said both classes have shown significant improvement in their science achievement on nationally-normed assessments.

In recent testing, fifty percent of the ...

'Birthday Bags' Delivered to Union Elementary Schools

UNION, NJ – Some Union elementary school students will be the beneficiaries of the generosity of a  group of Bedminster eighth-grade students who wanted to find a way to ensure that all kids can celebrate their birthday and make it a special day. 

The daughter of Connecticut Farms Elementary School Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said she ...

Man Shot Wednesday Evening in Maplewood

December 6, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Chief Jimmy DuVaul issued the following press release based upon the report he received from  Lt. Peter Kuenzel concerning the shooting incident that occurred in the early evening of December 4 in Maplewood:

 

"On Wednesday Dec, 4, 2019 at 6:11 p.m. Maplewood officers responded to the Wawa (1511 Springfield Avenue, ...

Elizabeth City Council Votes to Eliminate Lime Scooters

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth City Council voted on Tuesday night to rescind the contract with the Lime scooter company. 

In an 8-0 vote, Elizabeth City Council Members decided to end the program with Lime Scooters. The Council also stated that all scooters are to be removed immediately. 

This comes after the November 20, fatality that claimed the life of ...

Police: Arrest Made in Connection to Five Work Truck Burglaries in Cranford

CRANFORD - An Elizabeth man is in custody and charged in connection with five commercial vehicle burglaries that occurred over the span of two days in Cranford last week, resulting in thousands of dollars’ worth of work tools being stolen, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Cranford Police Chief Ryan Greco jointly announced Friday.

According to the release, Steven ...

Rutgers Schedules Meeting to Officially Hire Schiano

December 1, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers fans who went to bed last night with the bitter taste of yet another loss are waking up to the news that Greg Schiano will be returning to the Banks of the Old Raritan.

The university has announced that there will be a special meeting of the Board of Governors on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Winants Hall and the only item on the agenda is "the consideration and ...

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 5, 2019

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Our Favorite Pizza Places

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

The weekend after Thanksgiving, treat your date to a second helping of pie. Pizza, that is.

After so many days, the last thing anyone wants is another turkey sandwich with a side of leftovers. The flavors of Thanksgiving are amazing, but they’re not supposed to last forever. You and your date ...

Dress Up Your Holiday Table with Homemade Cranberry Chutney

This holiday season, try something a bit nontraditional, something a little sweet and savory to accompany either turkey or ham on your holiday table: cranberry chutney, a condiment that punches up a seasonal local ingredient with some South Asian flair.

Chutney is made from fruits, vegetables and/or herbs with vinegar, sugar and spices. It's used to provide balance to an ...

Want a Holiday Pie from The Pie Store in Montclair? Get in Line

Some folks spend the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas rolling out dough. Others head to their favorite bakery to get their holiday pies. At The Pie Store in Upper Montclair, customers are lining up for pies both sweet and savory.

The 12-year-old shop makes pies all year round, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are especially busy for The Pie Store. Orders start ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

December 6, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...

ArtPride NJ Highlights Economic Impact of Investment in the Arts

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Megan LoBue, Development Manager for ArtPride New Jersey, about the organization’s resources and latest arts initiatives. 

ArtPride NJ supports New Jersey’s creative community and is widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and ...

PSE&G Talks Infrastructure & Clean Energy at New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Everton Scott, Senior Public Affairs Manager at PSE&G, at the 2019 League of Municipalities Conference. Scott spoke about PSE&G’s presence at this year’s conference as well as the utility’s latest programs and priorities.  

One of the most high-profile statewide initiatives for PSE&G is the company’s ...