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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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Meet the Filmmaker: Jonathan Weisbrod and See His New Film, "Bear With Us"

March 21, 2019

UNION, NJ - Local writer/producer Jonathan Weisbrod will screen his film “Bear With Us”, a comedy of errors that takes a close look at just how are we’ll go to preserve our relationships.

The film will be followed by a question and answer period with Weisbrod.  The screening will take place at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue.  The reception ...

Street Closures and Parking Information for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION, NJ – Street closures and detours will be in place on Saturday as the Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off from Commerce and Morris Avenues at 1:00 p.m.  The parade proceeds east on Morris Avenue, then south on Stuyvesant Avenue, ending at Roosevelt Avenue.

PUBLIC PARKING

The parking lots on Stowe Street will be accessible via Vauxhall Road or ...

Township of Union Education Foundation Sponsoring Raffle

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Education Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to raise funds to sponsor innovative and educational programs in Union's public schools, is sponsoring a raffle.

 

The cost of a ticket is $5. First Prize is a $500 gift card donated by BCB Community Bank.  Second Prize is a $250 gift card donated by ...

Quote of the Day

March 18, 2019

"It's not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's throughts.  It saves one having to bother anyone else with them."

Isabel Colegate

 

Union Student Named to New York Institute of Technology Dean's Honor List

March 15, 2019

OLD WESTBURY, NY - Isaac Kalema of Union was named to the New York Institute of Technology Fall 2018 Dean's Honor List.

Kalema, a Architecture major, was among 620 students named. To qualify, full-time students must complete 12 or more credits and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Part-time students must complete six or more credits and earn a GPA of 3.6 ...

Union High School Male Athlete of the Month: Val Julien

March 18, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union High School basketball player Val Julien has been selected TAPinto Union’s February Male Athlete of the Month.

For the season, Julien averaged 7.6 ppg/5.4 reb/2 assts.  During ten games in the month of February, he had 10ppg/7.8 reb/2.4 assts.

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

My favorite part is the support and ...

Union High School Female Athlete of the Month: Sarah Ilori

UNION, NJ – Union High School wrestler Sarah Ilori has been selected TAPinto Union’s February Female Athlete of the Month.

Ilori took third place in her weight class of 147 lbs. in the first-ever NJSIAA Girls Wrestling Regional Tournament and fifth place in the inaugural girls state championship in Atlantic City.

About her achievements, Ilori, a freshman, said, “my ...

Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

March 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

Union County Man Charged with Distribution of Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County man was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jeffrey Shreve, 35, of Scotch Plains, was arrested at his home by agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He is charged by complaint with one count of distributing child pornography.

Learn about HIV/AIDS Issues Impacting Women and Girls during Women’s History Month in Union County

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to recognize Women’s History Month with a series of event highlighting both history and health issues impacting women and girls in Union County.

“This year marks the first time that five women have seats on the Freeholder Board, making it the first female-majority Freeholder Board in Union County history,” said ...

Career Day at Battle Hill School

March 18, 2019

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School held their Career Day on March 8, with police officers, fire fighters, nurses and many others sharing information about the careers.

At the yearly event, students dressed up as their favorite career person and visited the gym throughout the day to learn about all of the careers that were represented. “This event is incorporated with career ...

With Your Help, Battle Hill School Teacher Headed for Well-Deserved Cruise

UNION, NJ – If her fellow Battle Hill School teachers, parents, and friends have their way, teacher Francesca Minnoia will be headed for a well-deserved vacation soon.

Minnoia has been nominated for the Norwegian Cruise Line's “15 Teachers, 15 Gifts of Joy” contest, for a free seven-day cruise.  Norwegian Cruise Lines is giving the cruise for two to 15 teachers ...

Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team Takes First Place at North Jersey League Drill Championship

UNION, NJ - The Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team concluded the 2018-2019 Drill Season by winning the North Jersey League Drill Championship at Franklin High School.

Union’s nationally acclaimed drill team won first place on Saturday in each of the ten (10) drill categories.  The categories included: Armed and Unarmed Color Guard; Armed and Unarmed Inspection; Armed and ...

National Career and Technical Education Month in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Andrea Staten presented a resolution to Union County Vocational-Technical School District Interim Superintendent Gwendolyn S. Ryan and UCVTS students and faculty designating February 2019 as National Career and Technical Education Month in Union County.

The 21st-century career and ...

Holy Spirit School Students Learn Lessons of Good Citizenship

UNION, NJ – Students at Holy Spirit School received a lesson in good citizenship as it relates to family, school, the community and from a global perspective on Thursday.

Township of Union Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo presented to the assembly of Holy Spirit students in grades 1 – 8. 

Figueiredo discussed the traits of being a good citizen along with a discussion of the ...

Man Charged With Manslaughter in Hit-and-Run That Led to Fanwood Resident Meghan Crilly's Death

March 20, 2019

LINDEN, NJ -- A Linden man is in custody and charged with multiple serious crimes in connection with the hit-and-run killing of  a pedestrian on Jan. 20, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon. 

Ibn Collins, 39, is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, ...

Off-Duty Springfield Police Officer Nabs Wallet Robbery Suspect

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The quick thinking of an off-duty Springfield police officer was instrumental in capturing a suspect.

According to a post on the Springfield Police Department Facebook page, Officer Luis Brito was off-duty and heading into work earlier today, (March 19) when he spotted a man matching the description of a suspect who was connected to several wallet thefts from ...

Springfield Police Apprehend Burglary Suspects on Mountain Avenue

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - According to the Springfield Police Department, on March 7, at around 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress.

A resident in the area contacted the police after being alerted by his housekeeper that a group of unknown men had walked through his yard. The group was allegedly heading towards a vacant neighboring property. The ...

Hillside Man Carjacked, Kidnapped and Robbed

HILLSIDE, NJ – An armed carjacking that resulted in a kidnapping and robbery took place on Avy Street in Hillside this week.

According to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Hillside Police Department Capt. Lashonda Burgess, two suspects, brandishing handguns, carjacked a Hillside man, then allegedly transported the victim to local banks in the area, where they ordered him to ...

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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Little Irish Luck

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

Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green beer. If St. Patrick’s Day can leave behind so many great stories, then it only ...

9-Year-Old Livingston Boy to Compete on FOX’s ‘MasterChef Junior’

This story first appeared in TAPinto Livingston.

Matthew Smith, a 9-year-old Livingston, NJ, boy with talent enough in the kitchen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay, will appear on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX when it premieres on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m.

Smith said his interest in the culinary arts began quite early in life. His aunt gifted him a ...

New Jersey’s Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in the Works

Fans of Anthony Bourdain eagerly wait to learn how some of his favorite New Jersey restaurants will honor the late star.

The New Jersey Assembly approved a resolution in January designating 10 Garden State restaurants to be on the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail,” so chosen because they were featured in an episode of “Parts Unknown” four years ago, ...