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Thu, September 14, 9:00 AM

Linden Recycling Center, Linden

Union County’s Free Mobile Document-Shredding ...

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 9:00am 09/14/2017 1:00pm America/New_York Union County’s Free Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Linden and Westfield in September

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that the next free mobile paper-shredding event for personal documents will be available on Thursday, September 14 in Linden.

“Union County’s free mobile document-shredding events help residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred confidential documents,” said Freeholder ...

2 Donaldson Place Linden, NJ
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Thu, September 14, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Lunchtime Meditation

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 11:30am 09/14/2017 12:30pm America/New_York Lunchtime Meditation

Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Sept. 28. Relax and unwind!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 14, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Qello Concert: Carlos Santana

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 1:00pm 09/14/2017 2:00pm America/New_York Qello Concert: Carlos Santana


1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 14, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween Movie: "LEGO Batman Movie"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 3:00pm 09/14/2017 4:45pm America/New_York Tween Movie: "LEGO Batman Movie"

104 min., Rated PG. Registration required: 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Thu, September 14, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Crazy 8s Math

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 4:30pm 09/14/2017 5:30pm America/New_York Crazy 8s Math

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! For students in Kindergarten-2nd grade. Registration required. Thursdays at 4pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 15, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/15/2017 10:30am 09/15/2017 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Time

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week. 18 months-3 years old. No registration required. Fridays at 10:30am.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 15, 11:00 AM

County Court House, Elizabeth

Union County Honors POW/MIA

Add to My Calendar 09/15/2017 11:00am 09/15/2017 1:00pm America/New_York Union County Honors POW/MIA

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all County residents and visitors to gather with veterans and their families at the plaza in front of the Union County Courthouse on Friday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m., and join in the annual POW/MIA Remembrance Day ceremony to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action.

“Though the scars of past wars ...

2 Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ
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Fri, September 15, 12:00 PM

Golden Rule Lodge, Vauxhall

CPR Training and Certification

Add to My Calendar 09/15/2017 12:00pm 09/15/2017 5:00pm America/New_York CPR Training and Certification

221 Oswald Place Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Fri, September 15, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen DIY: Paint & Sip

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/15/2017 3:00pm 09/15/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Teen DIY: Paint & Sip

Registration required: 908-851-5450 ext. 3

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 16, 8:00 AM

The Max Challenge of New Providence, New Providence

Come move with Max! A fundraiser to support Home ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 8:00am 09/16/2017 11:00am America/New_York Come move with Max! A fundraiser to support Home for Good Rescue

Come move with Max! Come visit us at our 2nd location- The MAX Challenge of New Providence, located at 1275 Springfield Ave., in New Providence on Sept. 16th from 8am-11am for cardio classes in support of Home for Good. Are you adopter? Join us for a discounted price, and get a great workout at 8 AM, 9 AM, and 10 AM. Then stay for dog adoptions to find a forever friend:

The cost of each class ...

1275 Springfield Ave. New Providence, NJ 07974
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Sat, September 16, 9:00 AM

Nokia, New Providence

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Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 9:00am 09/16/2017 1:00pm America/New_York Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in New Providence, September 16

Union County, NJ – Union County will sponsor a free recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, September 16, to help Union County residents safely dispose of electronic equipment that cannot be placed in regular household garbage.

“Union County’s free electronics events are a responsible way to keep hazardous heavy metals out of our environment,” said ...

600 Mountain Avenue New Providence, NJ
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Sat, September 16, 9:00 AM

County Emergency Services Yard, Kenilworth

“Green Up” Your Fall Cleanup with Union County’s ...

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 9:00am 09/16/2017 12:00pm America/New_York “Green Up” Your Fall Cleanup with Union County’s Free Scrap Metal Recycling

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that free Scrap Metal Recycling drop-off locations are available on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month from spring through fall. The next upcoming dates are Thursday September 7 and Saturday September 16.

The Scrap Metal Recycling program is free for Union County residents and no ...

151 Kenilworth Boulevard Kenilworth, NJ
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Sat, September 16, 11:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Drop-in Family Craft

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 11:00am 09/16/2017 12:00pm America/New_York Drop-in Family Craft

In honor of our visiting animal friends from Outragehisss Pets, we're making our own Springing Spiral Snakes! All ages, no registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 16, 12:00 PM

Rahway River Park, Rahway

Union County Celebrates Pride in September

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 12:00pm 09/16/2017 5:00pm America/New_York Union County Celebrates Pride in September

Union County, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, celebrating marriage equality in the State of New Jersey, has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 16 at Rahway River Park in Rahway from 12 Noon until 5 P.M.

“Unpredicted inclement weather forced us to postpone the Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, which was ...

Rahway River Park Rahway, NJ
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Sat, September 16, 12:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Remembering the Life of James A. Baldwin

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 12:00pm 09/16/2017 3:00pm America/New_York Remembering the Life of James A. Baldwin

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Sat, September 16, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Outragehisss Pets

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 1:00pm 09/16/2017 2:30pm America/New_York Outragehisss Pets

Our friends at Outragehisss Pets will be bringing along some furry, feathery, slimy, and scaly special guests! All ages. Registration required. Registration opens on Sept. 1: 908-851-5450 ext. 3

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 16, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Union ...

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 3:00pm 09/16/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Union Public Library

The Union Public Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month from September 15 through October 15 with a variety of programs throughout the month. On Saturday, September 16 at 3pm join us for a journey through the diverse world of Hispanic music. This is a toe tapping program for the whole family.

On Thursday, September 14 at 1pm we will screen a 2010 musical concert featuring Carlos ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 18, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 3:30pm 09/18/2017 4:15pm America/New_York Lego Club

Learn, play, and build with us! Come join us for some creative building time and meet other Lego builders! All ages. No registration required. Mondays at 3:30pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 18, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kid Cuisine

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 4:00pm 09/18/2017 5:30pm America/New_York ShopRite Kid Cuisine

Come learn about nutrition and make some delicious and easy snacks with our visiting nutritionist from ShopRite! Ages 6-12. Registration required. Registration opens 9/5. 908-851-5450 ext. 3.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 18, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Twilight Done Right

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 6:30pm 09/18/2017 8:00pm America/New_York Twilight Done Right

The Union Public Library will host a free "Twilight Planning" on Monday, September 18 at 6:30pm. You will gain valuable advice on senior healthcare, independent living, housing and relocation, estates and trusts, hospice, funeral planning and more.

Registration is required for this program. Please call the library at (908) 851-5450 x2 to sign up.

All programs are free and open to ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

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NJDOT Reps to be at Union Town Hall on Jan. 18 to Discuss Construction Plans for Rt. 22 and Morris Ave.

January 17, 2018

UNION, NJ – Plans for the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Route 22, Route 82, Garden State Parkway Interchange Improvement Project is on schedule for the Summer of 2020.  Union residents and travelers will feel the impact of the construction and temporary detours.

NJDOT representatives will be available during a Public Information Center on ...

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 1/15

 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Municipal Building Closed

 

Tuesday, 1/16

 


SID Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Town Hall


Pre-K STEM Storytime: "Fun with Penguins”, 11:00 a.m., Vauxhall Public Library


Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program, 12:30 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library


Tuesdays at 2 Movie: Victoria & Abdul ...

Power Outage in Union Friday Morning

UNION, NJ  -Around 9:00 Friday morning parts of Union lost power according to a CodeRed message sent out by the Township.

The CodeRed said that PSEG announced the power outage was caused by a switching station malfunction at the Cranford substation.

As of 10:00 a.m., PSEG is hoping to have power restored before noon.

Union High School's December Female Athlete of the Month: Shylehn Ebuenga-Smith

January 17, 2018

UNION, NJ - Shylehn Ebuenga-Smith has been chosen Union High School’s December Female Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Ebuenga-Smith, a junior, has a personal record in Winter Track and Field in the 55m race and is lead-off runner for 4x200m and 4x400m relay teams.

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

My favorite part of being a ...

Kya' Smith Named to East Stroudsburg University Dean's List

January 17, 2018

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - Kya' Smith of Union was named to the East Stroudsburg University Fall 2017 Dean's List. Smith is a Freshman majoring in Early Childhood Educ (PreK-4).

Smith was among 1,555 students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. Students ...

Michael Ioannou Makes Dean's List at Lehigh University

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 Fall2017 semester.

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

Two from Union Make Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania

YORK, PA - Over 1400 students were named to the Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania for the Fall 2017 semester, including two Union students:

Rae-Yanna Johnson is a senior Political Science major and Laura Roberts is a sophomore Nursing major.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or ...

Clark Man, Formerly of Plainfield, Found Dead After Ex-Girlfriend Killed in Trenton; Investigation Ongoing

January 17, 2018

CLARK, NJ — The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office is still investigating the death of Gladys Barrera, the former girlfriend of Fred Terrible, 58, who died on Jan. 3 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound just days after Barrera was killed in Trenton on New Year’s Eve, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos.

In a post on Terrible’s Facebook page on New ...

Dog Found in Roselle Still Being Held at Newark Shelter

ROSELLE, NJ - A dog that was found on January 9, is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter ...

Podcast: Cranford Radio Interviews New Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has elected Elizabeth resident Sergio Granados to serve as their chairman for 2018.

At Sunday’s reorganization meeting, Granados outlined his initiatives for the coming year.

On Thursday, he spoke with Cranford Radio to discuss them further.

 

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January 17, 2018

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Volunteers Are Needed for March 15-16 Union County Teen Arts Festival

Do you like working with artists, teachers and students? The Union County Teen Arts Festival provides an opportunity for volunteers to get involved.

The Union County Teen Arts Festival is a two-day celebration of the arts. It is held annually at Union County College in Cranford and is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs ...

Michaela McClain Band at Salem Roadhouse Cafe

The SALEM ROADHOUSE CAFÉ proudly presents the Michaela McClain Band performing on Saturday, 10 February, 2018.

Michaela McClain is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Bernardsville. Her “folky-soul” sound is
reminiscent of Carol King, Norah Jones and Alicia Keys, and “her warm groove creates an atmosphere of love that’s irresistible.” Her musical ...

Union County Establishes the First County LGBTQ Office in New Jersey

Union County, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce the launch of the new Office of LGBTQ Services. Established as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados' 2018 Moving Union County Forward initiatives, the new LGBTQ office is the first County government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

Operating under the new Division of Outreach and ...

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown, 2017)

 

Alex Cross, subject of James Patterson's 25th book in this venerable, fast paced detective series, is in big time trouble again. Even though his great nemesis is dead, Gary Soneji has a way of plaguing Alex from the grave, through his son, Dylan Winslow, and dastardly accomplices.

Using one of the major ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

January 17, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Sam's Club Abruptly Closes and Locks Out Employees at Linden Location

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by today’s Sam’s Club Store closings. 

Sam’s Club maintained a store in Linden, which abruptly closed,  laying off as many as an estimated 200 full-time and part-time employees. Signs posted on the ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

January 17, 2018

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

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