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Thu, October 18, 3:00 PM

In Front of Town Hall, Union

Union Farmers Market

Add to My Calendar 10/18/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Union Farmers Market

Join us as we kick off our 2018 Farmers Market Season as we bring back local favorites and add more new vendors! This season, don't forget you can buy your produce and goods while enjoying the day with family and friends while listening to Trusol Music starting at 4pm on June 21st and other local artist on select Thursdays!

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Ort Farms, Soul Bowls, Tropical Taste ...

1976 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, October 18, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Alphabet Soup Storytime: Stretchy Stories

Add to My Calendar 10/18/2018 4:00pm 10/18/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Alphabet Soup Storytime: Stretchy Stories

Jump into reading with UPL! We explore phonics, letter recognition, and numbers all while reading fun stories, singing songs, and making new friends! Ages 4-6, registration required for 10/4 (pumpkin craft) & 10/18 (Stretchy Stories, a yoga & movement based storytime) programs: 908-851-5450 x3. Please note: no program will be held on 10/25.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, October 18, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Off the Shelf Book Discussion: "A Warrior of the ...

Add to My Calendar 10/18/2018 7:00pm 10/18/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Off the Shelf Book Discussion: "A Warrior of the People"

The group will discuss "A Warrior of the People" by Joe Starita. New members always welcome. Please contact the Reference Desk if you need help obtaining a copy of the book.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 19, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 10:30am 10/19/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime

Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 19, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 10:30am 10/19/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime

Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! (The 9/21 session will focus on music & movement) Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 19, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Sci-Fri: Candy Challenge

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 3:30pm 10/19/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Sci-Fri: Candy Challenge

Explore the basics of physics and engineering using candy treats. The biggest challenge may be not eating all the candy first! Ages 8-12, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 19, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

SciFi Candy Challenge

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 3:30pm 10/19/2018 4:30pm America/New_York SciFi Candy Challenge

Explore the basics of physics and engineering using candy treats. The biggest challenge may be not eating all the candy first.

Ages 8-12

Registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 19, 6:00 PM

Columbian Club, Union

Union's Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade ...

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2018 6:00pm 10/19/2018 11:00pm America/New_York Union's Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade Dinner/Dance

1034 Jeanette Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, October 20, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Drop-in Craft

Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 11:30am 10/20/2018 12:30pm America/New_York Drop-in Craft

Paint your own autumn tree using cotton swabs to celebrate the fall season! All ages, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, October 20, 12:00 PM

Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church and other locations around Union County, Union

Union History Comes Alive During “Four Centuries ...

Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 12:00pm 10/20/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Union History Comes Alive During “Four Centuries in a Weekend”

UNION, NJ – Union’s Caldwell Parsonage, Connecticut Farms Church and the Liberty Hall Museum are all featured as part of Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History.”

The Caldwell Parsonage, at 909 Caldwell Avenue, is an American Revolutionary site that will feature a re-enactor portraying the “Fighting ...

888 Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, October 20, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Raconteur Radio Presents: Frankenstein

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Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 2:00pm 10/20/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Raconteur Radio Presents: Frankenstein

Join us as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication with a chilling performance by Raconteur Radio!

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Sun, October 21, 12:00 PM

Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church and other locations around Union County, Union

Union History Comes Alive During “Four Centuries ...

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 12:00pm 10/21/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Union History Comes Alive During “Four Centuries in a Weekend”

UNION, NJ – Union’s Caldwell Parsonage, Connecticut Farms Church and the Liberty Hall Museum are all featured as part of Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History.”

The Caldwell Parsonage, at 909 Caldwell Avenue, is an American Revolutionary site that will feature a re-enactor portraying the “Fighting ...

888 Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sun, October 21, 2:00 PM

Town Hall Parking Lot, Union

2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa ...

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2018 2:00pm 10/21/2018 7:00pm America/New_York 2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa Explosion

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union will be hosting a 2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa Explosion - on Sunday, October 21.

The celebration will feature Orquesta Clave Y Sabor, Group MK DanceStudio; DJ Lenin in the Mix and The Group Otto Show. Food vendors will include Gusto Y Sabor Colombiano, El Lechon De Negron and the Mexi Boys.

The event will be held in the parking lot in front ...

1976 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
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Mon, October 22, 12:00 PM

Union Senior Center, union

Chair Yoga

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 12:00pm 10/22/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Chair Yoga

UNION, NJ - Check out Union Senior Center's Chair Yoga days.

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 10 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., join yoga instructor Kathleen Leary. Yoga sessions will be held every Monday from then until October 22, excluding October 8th.

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. While increasing strength, ...

968 Bonnel Court union, NJ 07088
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Mon, October 22, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Construction Zone

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 3:30pm 10/22/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Construction Zone

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday using Legos, K'Nex, and more! All ages, no registration required!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, October 22, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2018 6:00pm 10/22/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group

The group will read "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue. Feel free to bring your dinner.

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Tue, October 23, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K STEM Story & Craft: "Fall"

Add to My Calendar 10/23/2018 11:00am 10/23/2018 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K STEM Story & Craft: "Fall"

Ages 3-6. Please register at 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, October 23, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" ...

Add to My Calendar 10/23/2018 2:00pm 10/23/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (2018)

2018, Musical/Comedy. Starring Lily James, Amanda Seyfried. Rated PG-13, 114 mins. ©Universal Pictures.

Doors open at 1:50; elevator access is available.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, October 23, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

The W.H.O. (We Help Others) Club: Greeting Cards

Add to My Calendar 10/23/2018 4:30pm 10/23/2018 5:30pm America/New_York The W.H.O. (We Help Others) Club: Greeting Cards

Join us each month for a new service project. This month, we're writing appreciation letters to military recruits, veterans, and first responders through Operation Gratitude! Ages 5+, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, October 24

Union

Recycle: Glass / Plastic / Tin

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 12:00am 10/25/2018 12:00am America/New_York Recycle: Glass / Plastic / Tin

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Summer Tennis Clinic Open for Boys and Girls Grades 2-8

April 22, 2019

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department is hosting a Summer Tennis Clinic for children entering 2nd through 8th grade.

The clinic puts an emphasis on fundamentals such as learning basic strokes and footwork.  The coaching staff is led by Kean University’s Michelle Luis.  A tennis racquet and appropriate footwear are required.  Players should prepare appropriately for ...

Just “ASK”, Information about Senior Services in Union County, at Union Public Library April 30

UNION, NJ – Union residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have an opportunity to visit the Union Public Library on Tuesday, April 30, to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging through ASK, the Aging Services Kiosk community outreach program.

Staff will be on hand at the Union Public ...

A UPL Event: Immigrant State: Jersey’s Influential Gate

UNION, NJ - New Jersey has a big story about immigration, packed into a small state. 

The Union Public Library is hosting an event to explore how our past shapes our collective future.  Through the examination of film clips, texts, and media coverage, participants will have a candid discussion about issues that are being examined and debated, nationally and in local ...

Stephanie Creegan Inducted into Physical Education Honor Society at Scranton

April 25, 2019

SCRANTON, PA - Stephanie Creegan of Union was among the 39 University of Scranton students inducted into Phi Epsilon Kappa, the national honor society in physical education. For induction into the honor society, Exercise Science majors in their junior year should have achieved an overall minimum grade point average of 3.3, and a 3.5 average in exercise science courses. The honor society was ...

Union Students Named to Honors List at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus

MADISON, NJ - Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ have been named to the Honors List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Nicole Fazendeiro

Kelly Maciel 

Amber Van Dunk

Marena Trusso 

Lauren Guerra 

Isaiah Richardson

Emily Blum

Gideon Boah 

Ashley Donaldson 

Judy-Mae Lima 

Erin ...

Union Students Named to Dean's List at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus

MADISON, NJ - Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus, located in Teaneck, NJ have been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Cesar Reyes 

Josela Guillaume

Rebecca Eugene 

Connie Pierre 

Alyssa Caggiano 

To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a ...

Anti-Defamation League Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Repeated Hate Symbol Incidents in Summit Schools

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, ...

Jurors Hear Recording of Kai the Hitchhiker Claiming Clark Lawyer 'Raped Me'

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney.

"At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy in statement to police that was recorded on video on May 16, 2013, hours after he was ...

Settlement Looms in 2016 Disability Discrimination Suit Against Union County PD

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials this week addressed two lawsuits involving the county or its departments. One lawsuit involves a former Union County police officer and the other concerns a retiree’s benefit claims.

The freeholders moved into closed session Thursday night to discuss a potential settlement in the 2016 case in which the Union County Police Department is accused ...

Connecticut Farms School Student Council Presents Their Recycling Program

April 25, 2019

UNION, NJ – One of the areas Connecticut Farms Elementary School’s 4th grade Student Council focuses on is identifying ways to improve their school.

This year, the Student Council proposed a plan to implement a recycling program in the school.  On Wednesday, members of the Council presented the proposal to several members of the district's administration.

Students ...

Young Artists at Hannah Caldwell School Display Their Talent

UNION, NJ – Young artists at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School held their first Annual Art Show Fundraiser last week.

“This was a great experience for each child, along with their families to come together to view the young artists' artwork for the first time, professionally framed and on display,” said art teacher Anne Marie Caldarola.  ”This special event ...

‘Kai the Hitchhiker’ Convicted in the 2013 Murder of Clark Lawyer

April 24, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, who became an internet sensation known as "Kai the Hatch-Wielding Hitchhiker," was convicted of first-degree murder in a Union County courthouse on Wednesday afternoon. 

The 30-year-old was charged with fatally beating 73-year-old attorney Joseph Galfy  in his Clark home on May 12, 2013. McGillvary maintained ...

Combative 'Kai the Hitchhiker' Takes the Stand in Clark Murder Case

ELIZABETH, NJ - A man accused of killing a 73-year-old Clark lawyer in his home testified Wednesday that he was victim of “date rape” by the attorney, and that he beat the older man to fend off a sexual assault.

Caleb “Kai” McGillvary said he passed out after eating a hamburger and drinking a beer in the kitchen of attorney Joseph Galfy, and that he awoke on the ...

Sixth Hate Symbol Incident Reported as Another Swastika Found at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City's citizenry has firmly proclaimed that "Hate Has No Home Here," however the Summit School District has reported that another ugly racially-charged image has -- for the sixth time in the past four-plus months -- been found in a Summit Public School.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang, in his monthly remarks at the April 11 Summit ...

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Sons & Daughters of Westeros Enjoy the Calm Before the Snowstorm

The second installment of the final season of “Game of Thrones” served effectively as an ode to all of our favorite living characters, and any fan who felt it was disappointing or anticlimactic is no true fan. Ramsey warned us years ago: if you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention. Simply put, HBO treated us to a series of satisfying moments and ...

"Game of Thrones" Deaths Foreshadowed: Who's in Trouble for Season 8

Hours prior to the Season 8 premiere of "Game of Thrones," I decided to create a “GoT Death Pool” with my friends and family, complete with a list of characters and our individual predictions for whether each of these characters would be alive, dead or a wight by the end of the series.

Shortly after that, many of those friends and family members asked me to ...

Six More Weeks of Winter for “Game of Thrones” Fans

 

Spring has officially sprung, but winter is far from over for the record-breaking 17.4 million viewers smart enough to tune into HBO on time for the epic final season of “Game of Thrones.” And after 595 days of waiting, the premiere of Season 8 thankfully did not disappoint. For those of you still behind, consider this your spoiler warning.

Bran greets an old ...

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell (Atria, 2017)

 

Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell gets top marks in delivering the creep factor to those of us who like psychological thrillers that would have ended up being films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Reminiscent of the classic The Collector by John Fowles, this haunting tale of a beloved daughter gone missing maintains its ...

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust.  A Scribophile Anthology, 2019.

Twenty-one aspiring writers, who critique and assist other writing neophytes on Scribophile, were selected to have their short stories published in Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, the final volume in the Seven Deadly Sin collection. The other six books in the series include Gluttony, Wrath, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, and Pride. The stories ...

'Benny and Joon' Exudes Quirky Charm

‘Benny and Joon’ exudes quirky charm at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – You know you’re in for something different when Sam, in a dated black suit and hat, stands on the stage alone. Then a tiny train moves by and he gets on, with suitcase in hand.

We’re off to “Benny and Joon,” the musica which has its east coast premiere at Paper ...

Seton Hall Professor Not With University After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

April 19, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze at Ocean Grove Boardwalk Pavilion

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Smoke could be seen for miles for most of the afternoon as firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at the Ocean Grove boardwalk pavilion, according to officials.

Dozens of fires trucks from towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties were called to respond to the blaze, which was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on April 13. No injuries have been reported as of 2:30 p.m.

Stella is Awaiting her Forever Home

April 17, 2019

UNION, NJ - Stella is waiting.

This beautiful pup is Stella.  She is waiting for her forever home.  Stella is about 2-3 years old and, according to the Union Animal Shelter, she is a total love. She’s great on walks and is very well behaved. She loves everyone that she meets.   She’s looking for a home where she will be the apple of your ...

Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some water.

This method is great for making anything from one large egg to a couple dozen at ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

NJ Girl Scout Teaches Kids Healthy Cooking & Eating with Classes, Videos

This story first appeared on TAPinto Springfield.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since the 1970s. One Springfield Girl Scout is looking to make a change to that statistic by encouraging the next generation to eat healthier in a simple and fun way.

“I just realized childhood obesity is a growing American ...

New Jersey Date Night: Comfort Food Restaurants to Brighten a Bad Day

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

It happens to the best of us. The culprit can be a flat tire or perhaps a demanding boss with attention deficit disorder. Or maybe it’s dealing with screaming, unsatisfied children or irritated, displeased clients. So many situations can lead to a bad day, and a bad day in New Jersey can be torturous.

New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...

More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...

Home Grown New Jersey Filmmaker Tells His Backstage Story of Life as a Roadie

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with TJ Hoffmann, Producer of “Roadie: My Documentary,” which won “Best Home Grown Documentary Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film looks back at Hoffmann’s 20 year career as a roadie, and incorporates his personal video archives starting with his tours in the 80s. “My film gives everyone a little peek ...