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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

Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at ...

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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Tue, September 19, 8:30 AM

Town Hall, Union

Special Improvement District Meeting

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 8:30am 09/19/2017 9:30am America/New_York Special Improvement District Meeting

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 9:00 AM

ConnectOne Bank, Ridgewood

ConnectOne Bank: Women's Leadership Series

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 9:00am 09/19/2017 11:00am America/New_York ConnectOne Bank: Women's Leadership Series

This is the third in a three-part Women's Leadership Series for today's connected woman hosted by ConnectOne Bank. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The final event in the Women's Leadership Series is "Cybersecurity: Today's Invisible Threat", presented by Diane D. Reynolds, MDMC Law & Felicia Harper, Bergen IT. This ...

171 East Ridgewood Avenue Ridgewood , NJ
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Tue, September 19, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K "Game Time"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 11:00am 09/19/2017 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K "Game Time"


123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 19, 12:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Senior Resource Connection

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 12:00pm 09/19/2017 2:00pm America/New_York Senior Resource Connection

Information and resources from the Union County Division on Aging & Disability.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 12:30pm 09/19/2017 1:30pm America/New_York Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Tuesdays at the Vauxhall Branch Library. Wear sneakers & comfortable clothing. Sign up required

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 19, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Emma" (1996)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 2:00pm 09/19/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Emma" (1996)

Rated PG, 116 mins. Comedy/Romance starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette. ©Miramax. Movies are screened in the Activities Room on the 2nd floor.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 19, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/19/2017 4:00pm 09/19/2017 5:00pm America/New_York MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Stories, songs, and activities that introduce important math and science concepts to children in a bilingual format! (Spanish & English) Ages 3-6, registration required. 908-851-5450 ext. 3. Tuesdays at 4pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 20, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 10:30am 09/20/2017 11:00am America/New_York Babies in the Library

Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play & socialization. Wednesdays @10:30am. Newborns-18 months. No registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 20, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Board Games

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2017 4:00pm 09/20/2017 5:30pm America/New_York Board Games

Games are not just for kids. Join in the fun!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083

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The Week Ahead in Union

July 9, 2018

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:t

Monday, 7/09

Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 10:00 a.m., Senior Center
Let's Create: Perler Parlor, 1:00 p.m., Union Public Library
Adult Prize Bingo, 2:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library
Construction Zone, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library
Career Coach, 5:30 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library
Beatles: The BeAginnings, 6:30 ...

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 7/02

Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 10:00 a.m., Senior Center
Let's Create: Sharpie Watercolor Canvases, 1:00 p.m., Union Public Library
Adult Coloring, 2:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library
Construction Zone, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library
Career Coach, 5:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library
Connect, Explore & ...

Union's Mayor Talks About Streetscapes

The Township Committee and I are excited to announce that the second phase of the Streetscape Project has begun.  After the successful completion of phase one that yielded great results, we have already seen an increase in foot traffic, which is essential in jump-starting Union Center and bringing in the higher caliber retailers that residents are looking for in the Center.

Following the ...

Stacy Fortes of Union Graduates from Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child

July 5, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ,  — Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child held its 90th commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 10, on its 11-acre campus in Summit. The 63 graduates kept with school tradition and donned white gowns and gloves, and carried pink roses.

Union graduate Stacy Fortes will be attending Kean University in the fall.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a ...

Union Native Jaclyn Yoselevich Named to Dean's List at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY -- Jaclyn Yoselevich, an Ithaca College student from Union was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester.

Founded in 1892, Ithaca College is a residential college dedicated to building knowledge and confidence through a continuous cycle of theory, practice and performance. Home to some 6,500 students, the college offers more than 100 degree programs in its ...

Herbert F. Orbann, formerly of Union, Passes Away

Herbert F. Orbann Jr. 82, formerly of Union a resident of Union passed away on June 27.

 

Herb was very active with the Republican Party, Masonic Lodge, Community, and Connecticut Farms Church in Union. After moving to Toms River, Herb also served as a Sergeant of Arms for Trenton’s Senators until his passing.

 

Services for Herb will be on Monday July 2 from ...

Roselle Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case      

July 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month has been charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal ...

Rahway Mayor Giacobbe to Attend Grand Opening of First Wawa Store in Rahway; Free Coffee Offered Through July 16

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway.

The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to follow. Free coffee will be offered at the store through July 16. Wally Goose, the ...

Former Linden Police Chief to be Appointed as Union County Undersheriff

LINDEN, NJ - Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham is set to be sworn in as a Union County Undersheriff, this Friday.

As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of 2016. 

During his first month as Chief, Parham along with other Linden Police ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

July 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.   

The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

Video: Mail Truck Careens into Warinanco Park Pond

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that drove head-on into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon. 

Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he did not see the truck go into the water, he did arrive just in time to see who he believed to ...

Springfield's Meisel Field Turf Project Almost Complete

SPRINGFIELD, N.J.- Over the last several weeks, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have started construction on a new turf surface at Meisel Field. Freeholder Bruce Bergen talked with TAPinto and answered questions about the project.

In a phone interview, Bergen, who is also a Springfield resident said that the decision to turf the field came as part of a larger plan to turf multiple ...

UPDATE: Scotch Plains Woman Injured in Plainfield Shooting Has Died

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The female victim of a double shooting that took place in Plainfield the weekend of June 23-24 has died due to her injuries, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Monday.

The victim has been identified as Shavonne Young, 25, of Scotch Plains. The shooting, which took place around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the corner ...

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Festival Continues July 18 at Echo Lake Park Featuring 5 Against 1

July 13, 2018

The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday July 18, with the band 5 Against 1 taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The free series is presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. It is held at Echo Lake Park during July and moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark during August.

“We look forward to seeing everyone at Echo Lake Park ...

FLEEK Program Provides a Summer of Art and STEM for Union County Students 

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angela R. Garretson visited students and teachers at the Future Leaders Excelling in Entrepreneurship and Knowledge (F.L.E.E.K) Summer Youth Enrichment Program at The Patrick School in Hillside earlier this week. They were joined by Nathalie Hernandez, the Coordinator of the Union County Office of Community Engagement & ...

Union County Students Invited to Experience a Unique Silent Party

Students ages 12 to 16 are invited to “Youth Chella,” a silent party scheduled for Friday, August 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Union County’s Watchung Reservation at the Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

Admission and refreshments are free with the donation of a snack item. The donations will be provided to students ...

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Columns

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...

What Union is Reading: Month ending June 2018

July 6, 2018

It is summertime and a great time to get in some reading! Many great new books have topped the list in June. The top circulating print books in six categories for the Union Public Library in June 2018 follows. The top circulated digital books from RBdigital make up the seventh category; download the app today and start borrowing books from home to read or listen on your phone or tablet at the ...

Body Pulled From Delaware River

July 9, 2018

KINGWOOD, NJ – First responders were on the scene at the Delaware River and pulling the body of a man from the water Friday.

“The worst has happened,” said Greg Crance, who owns Delaware River Tubing, a popular nearby tubing, rafting, kayaking  and canoeing outfitter on the river.

However, the victim is not one of his customers, Crance said.

The body was ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to Residents of the 20th Legislative District

July 3, 2018

To the editor,

When I decided to run for state Senate, I committed to make the residents of the 20th Legislative District my top priority in Trenton.  I am proud of the FY 2019 budget and believe it is the product of a pledge I made to my constituents.  This budget is a reflection of how hard I have been working to increase funding for our schools, our municipalities and our ...