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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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Union's Shop Local Campaign Kicks Off Saturday, Nov. 25

November 16, 2017

UNION, NJ - Kick off the Holiday shopping season on Saturday, November 25 in Union Center with Shop Local Shop Small campaign, along with Shop Small Business Saturday. There will be a series of ribbon cuttings as they continue to welcome new merchants of Phase I of the newly finished Stuyvesant Ave Streetscape.

The Special Improvement District (SID) will host a welcoming station, ...

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 11/13

•Adult Craft: "Thanksgiving Wreath", 1:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

•Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library

•Bite Club, 7:00 p.m., Union Public Library

•Township Committee Conference, 6:00 p.m., Town Hall

•Township Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

Tuesday, ...

Union Municipal Band to Play Monday

UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction Howard Toplansky will present a Fall Concert on Monday evening, November 13. The concert will be held at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. This autumn concert will feature music from the Broadway stage, marches and overtures.

The concert will include ...

Union High School's October Female Athlete of the Month: Phylicia Menendez

November 13, 2017

UNION, NJ – Phylicia Menendez has been chosen Union High School’s October Female Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Menendez is captain of the tennis team and maintains a 4.3 GPA.

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

My favorite part of being a high school athlete is that I get to play with my peers and make new friends ...

Union High School's October Male Athlete of the Month: Andy Martin

UNION, NJ – Andy Martin has been chosen Union High School’s October Male Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Martin is a senior and a wide receiver on the football team.  He scored 10 touchdowns in October, with 285 yards rushing and 495 yards receiving.  He had 41 tackles last month.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school ...

Chibuike Obinnakwelu of Union accepts leadership position at YSU

November 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, OH - Youngstown State University has announced the names of students who have accepted essential leadership roles in groups and organizations across campus this fall.

The list includes Chibuike Obinnakwelu of Union, Exercise Science Physical Therapy Track major at YSU, who was elected to the following:

President, Men of Excellence Empowerment Group

Youngstown State ...

The 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk, Sunday in Springfield: Get on the Other Side of the Fence

November 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission.

This is a rare chance to get to go on the other side of the fence and see the Quarry, which is an ecologically unique ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Seeks Level II Trauma Center Designation

Elizabeth, N.J.--Trinitas Regional Medical Center is seeking formal Level II Trauma Center designation in response to the first official trauma call by the New Jersey Department of Health DOH in nearly 20 years.  The Medical Center will submit its application to the DOH this week.

According to Gary S. Horan, FACHE, Trinitas President & CEO, the state of New Jersey has an excellent ...

AARP Driver Safety Class

November 18, 2017

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Since 1979, the course has helped more than 15 million drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing ...

Rafael Pharmaceuticals, in Collaboration with Atlantic Health System, Announces Initiation of a Phase I Study of CPI-613 in Combination with Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel for Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage company and leader in the field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, announced today, the initiation of a Phase I clinical trial of CPI-613 in combination with chemotherapeutic agents, gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel, for patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The study will be conducted in collaboration with Atlantic ...

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Columns

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that began in Newark

November 8, 2017

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention Hall as the crowd ...

Sustained, Severe Cuts Equal Setbacks at NJ Department of Environmental Protection

November 6, 2017

Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely impacted the ability of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to carry out critical work to protect New Jersey’s environment and residents. This has serious implications for wildlife, public health and our economy. DEP is charged with managing and protecting the State’s environment and natural resources.

This ...

Letters to the Editor

Thank You, Union Residents

November 13, 2017

I would like to thank the residents of Union for their trust and confidence for re-electing me for my eighth term on the Township of Committee.

Your encouragement and counsel during those years has been greatly appreciated.  Through my 21 years on the Committee, I have always made safety a top priority along with expanding opportunities for our youth and seniors.  I will ...