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Wed, October 24

Union

Recycle: Glass / Plastic / Tin

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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.

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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.

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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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Mon, October 29, 4:15 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Read to Waldi

Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 4:15pm 10/29/2018 5:15pm America/New_York Read to Waldi

Bring along a book or two and practice reading aloud to Waldi, our visiting therapy dog! Program takes place on alternate weeks. Ages 5+, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, October 29, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

NaNoWriMo Talk at the Union Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 7:00pm 10/29/2018 8:00pm America/New_York NaNoWriMo Talk at the Union Public Library

Are YOU an aspiring writer, or preparing to participate in NaNoWriMo, the annual, Internet-based creative writing project in which participants attempt to compose a whole novel during the month of November? Be sure to stop by the Union Public Library on Monday, October 29th at 7 p.m., where author Bill Patterson (2012 British Science Fiction Award Nominee) will be giving a talk about how to come ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, October 30, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K Interactive Learning Time

Add to My Calendar 10/30/2018 11:00am 10/30/2018 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K Interactive Learning Time

Puzzles, coloring, memory & other fun activities. Ages 3-6. Please register at 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088

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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 ...

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

April 24, 2019

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 ...

Eight Union Students Make Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus Dean's List

MADISON, NJ - The following Union students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, have been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Sofia Dos Santos 

Madiha Azaz

Joselle Dabu

Sarah Osborne 

Andy Wang

Tiffany Appiah 

Branden Embree 

Christopher Kunka

To qualify for the Dean's List, 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 ...

Young Artists at Hannah Caldwell School Display Their Talent

April 13, 2019

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 ...

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 ...