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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

Recycle: Glass / Plastic / Tin

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Wed, October 24, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen DIY: NaNoWriMo Planner

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 1:00pm 10/24/2018 2:00pm America/New_York Teen DIY: NaNoWriMo Planner

Get ready for NaNoWriMo next month by putting together a planner filled with resources, checklists, and more! Ages 13+, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, October 24, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Mastering the Art of Networking

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Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 3:00pm 10/24/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Mastering the Art of Networking

Mastering the Art of Networking

Presented by Deb Warner

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be important tools in your job search. Finding the right job or career can be all about WHO you know rather than WHAT you know. Join us as we highlight why networking is so important in today’s job environment. No registration required.

10/24/18, 3pm-4:30pm, MN ...

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, October 24, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Master the Art of Networking

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 3:00pm 10/24/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Master the Art of Networking

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be important tools in your job search. Finding the right job or career can be all about WHO you know rather than WHAT you know. Join us as we highlight why networking is so important in today’s job environment. No registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, October 24, 4:30 PM

Union Senior Center, union

Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 4:30pm 10/24/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Annual Spaghetti Dinner

UNION, NJ - The Annual Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Union Senior Center will take place on Wednesday, October 24 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

The event is for Union residents and attendees must sign up at the Union Senior Center for a reservation. The Senior Center is located at 968 Bonnel Court.

For more details, call Phyllis at 908.851.5290.

968 Bonnel Court union, NJ 07088
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Wed, October 24, 5:00 PM

Le Bon Pretzels, Union

Nothing But Networking” is the Chamber’s October ...

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 5:00pm 10/24/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Nothing But Networking” is the Chamber’s October Event

The Union Township Chamber of Commerce will host its October Networking Event on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Le Bon Pretzels, located at 2705 Morris Avenue, Union.

“The event will feature ‘Nothing But Networking,’ which is a chance for Chamber members and guests to spend time learning more about one another, said Chamber Executive James Masterson. “There will be no ...

2705 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
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Thu, October 25, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "Loveless"

Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 2:00pm 10/25/2018 4:15pm America/New_York International Film: "Loveless"

Drama, Rated R, 127 mins. Country: Russia; Language: Russian. A couple going through a divorce must team up to fine their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, October 25, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, union

Bedtime Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 7:00pm 10/26/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Bedtime Storytime

Join us for a special bedtime storytime to celebrate International Artists Day! Don't forget to wear your coziest PJs. All ages, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Thu, October 25, 7:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Career Resources Online

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Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 7:30pm 10/25/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Career Resources Online

Join us for this class with Union Public Library staff to learn about free online career services resources and some of the Library's related digital resources. Whether you are looking for employment, need to prepare for an incoming interview, or learn a new skill in order to take your career to the next level, you will not want to miss this talk!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 10:30am 10/26/2018 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 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 10:30am 10/26/2018 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 26, 7:00 PM

Rabkin Park, Union

Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 7:00pm 10/26/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

Swanstrom Place Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, October 27, 9:00 AM

Macedonia Baptist Church, Elizabeth

Union County Gun Buy Back Amnesty Program

Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 9:00am 10/27/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Union County Gun Buy Back Amnesty Program

1251 Fairmont Avenue Elizabeth, NJ
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Sat, October 27, 11:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Google Drive & Apps

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Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 11:00am 10/27/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Google Drive & Apps

Presented by John Daquino

Curious what all this talk of the cloud is about? Google Drive is a fantastic way to store files online so that they can be accessed by any device. It’s free, and easy to use! Come find out how to sign up for Google Drive and to use its suite of free apps where you can type letters, make spreadsheets, put together a slide presentation, and more! Registration ...

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, October 27, 1:00 PM

Jefferson School, Union

Halloween Spooktacular Weekend - Annual Trunk or ...

Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 1:00pm 10/27/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Halloween Spooktacular Weekend - Annual Trunk or Treat

-Prize for Best Creative Super Hero Vehicle will be awarded -Music by DJ Dar DA' Diva

155 Hilton Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sun, October 28, 12:00 PM

Connecticut Farms School, Union

Halloween Costume Contest

Add to My Calendar 10/28/2018 12:00pm 10/28/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Halloween Costume Contest

Registration for the Annual Halloween Costume Contest begins on Monday, October 1. Registration in person is required at the Union Recreation Department located at 1120 Commerce Ave.
Can't make it during the day? Stop by during their late night registration on Tuesday, October 23. Union Recreation Office will be open until 7:30pm.
For more details call 908.686.4200 and don't ...

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Mon, October 29, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Construction Zone

Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 3:30pm 10/29/2018 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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Union Public Library Celebrates Money Smart Week with Presentation on Preventing Investment Fraud

March 23, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union Public Library will celebrate Money Smart Week with “An Investment in Knowledge”, a presentation designed to help consumers from all demographics and income levels better manage their personal finances.

According to the North American Securities Administrators Association, fraud siphons billions of dollars from investors, big and small, every year.

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

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 ...

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 County Offers Free Scrap Metal Recycling

March 21, 2019

Union County, NJ – Free countywide scrap metal recycling drop-off locations are open twice a month beginning on April 4 at two Union County locations:  the Cranford Emergency Services Building, 151 Kenilworth Boulevard, and the County service yard in Rahway River Park in Rahway near the Walter J. Ulrich swimming pool.

Acceptable items for recycling include aluminum scrap, ...

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

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.

Battle Hill School Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

March 23, 2019

UNION, NJ – Three very special students were the honorees at Battle Hill School’s World Down Syndrome Day celebration.

In addition to the parade through the school hallways at which Dillon, Jayden and Andrew were co-Grand Marshals, the event featured a movie and story about Down Syndrome, and a “Getting Down for Down Syndrome” dance in the auditorium.

“Just ...

Career Day at Battle Hill School

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 ...

Seton Hall Pirates Play Wofford Terriers Tonight in First Round of March Madness Tourney

March 21, 2019

The Seton Hall Pirates No. 10 take on the Wofford Terriers No. 7 tonight in the first round of the March Madness Tournament.

Game time begins at 9:40 p.m. on CBS. The teams will face each other at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., in the Midwest Division.

There are three things to know about tonight’s game, the Seton Hall Pirates report.

One: The Terriers have ...

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

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 ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 25

On this week’s AtlantiCast, Fortune Magazine names Atlantic Health System a Best Place to Work, find the newest locations to access care through Atlantic Health, Morristown and Overlook medical centers earn national recognition for quality and the lowdown on whether or not fitness wearables are a fashion statement or a must-have for your next workout.

 

Chow Down for Charity: Jersey Mike’s will Donate 100% of Proceeds Wednesday

March 23, 2019

Whether it’s a Chipotle Cheese Steak (#43), Original Italian (#13) or any other one of your favorite Jersey Mike’s sandwiches, the shop will give 100% of proceeds from your order to a local charity of its choosing this Wednesday, March 27, during the company’s annual Day of Giving.

Each of the 78 Jersey Mike’s Subs shops in New Jersey is participating, partnering ...

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

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 ...