Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays for Children in Union County

The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to announce a new virtual education initiative aimed at teaching children about animals and the important role they play in the environment. 

Wildlife Wednesdays kicks off on Wednesday, July 22nd with a program entitled “Frogs, Toads and Turtles” which will explain the difference between frogs and toads and turtles and ...

Union County Residents: Make One Change

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking county residents to join a global initiative to reduce their plastic waste during the month of July, and hopefully long after.  Plastic Free July is a world-wide movement that encourages people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful litter-free ...

Union Public Library Launches Free Virtual Series on Finding Employment

July 31, 2020

UNION, NJ -  If you think finding a job right now is impossible, think again. There are jobs out there! According to the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the State has recovered a total of 219,800 jobs, or about 26 percent of the job loss in March and April. This is also reflected by Monster.com, currently listing 35,541 jobs in New Jersey alone.

To help you find a job, ...

Union County’s Free Mobile Document-Shredding Program to Coming to Union August 8

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The next county run mobile paper shredding event for personal and confidential documents will be held on August 8, at Kean University.

The August 8 shredding event will take place at Kean University on Morris Avenue.  The program will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.  It will end before 1 p.m. if the shredding trucks reach capacity.  ...

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Tue, August 4, 10:00 AM

Virtual Meeting, Union

LinkedIn for Everyone: Getting Started and ...

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Tue, August 4, 4:00 PM

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Book Publishing Overview/Writers Support Group

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Over 650 Students Graduate from York College of Pennsylvania on May 31

August 1, 2020

YORK, PA - Over 650 students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on May 31, including Union residents Meaghan Brandt and Laura Roberts.

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's ...

USciences Students Named To Spring 2020 Dean's List

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The following students have been named to the Spring 2020 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring of 2020.

Muskan Singh, a Neuroscience student

Nicole Tababa, a ...

Longtime Union Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday

UNION, NJ – Maria Theresa Wadle celebrated her 100th birthday with a family celebration on Wednesday at her home in Union.  Mayor Michele Delisfort stopped by to congratulate Wadle and presented her with a Testimonial Resolution.

Wadle was born in Germany on July 29, 1920, to Franz and Anna Lienhart.  She immigrated to America on October 8, 1937, and arrived in New York City, ...

Ann Taylor’s Westfield Store Closed Permanently After Owner Reports Fiscal Woes

July 21, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ann Taylor’s store on East Broad Street is permanently closed.

A sign seen posted on the door Monday thanked customers for shopping there. A call to the phone number listed for the store did not yield an answer, and the Facebook page for the location said the women’s clothing store is “permanently closed.”

“This location is now closed, but ...

Saint Joseph Graduate Dan Anderl, Son of Federal Judge Esther Salas, Shot and Killed at North Brunswick Home

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic University. 

Judge Salas's husband, Mark Anderl, 63, was also shot and critically ...

Washington School Fourth Graders Come Together to Say Good-Bye

August 1, 2020

UNION, NJ - Washington Elementary School's fourth graders came together as the Class of 2020 one final time on Wednesday.

The Washington School PTA sponsored a yearbook pick up and signing on the school's playground.  "Even with everyone in a mask, you could still see the excitement as students came face to face with classmates they have not seen in person in months," ...

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Shakespeare Theatre Scores with 'Crazy Love'

Florham Park, NJ - It’s such a treat to see a live performance in these difficult times. But leave iit to Shakespeare Theatre’s fearless director, Bonnie Monte, to deliver a delightful and provocative evening of Moliere and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The setting is the outside lawn at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park. Located on Vreeland Road, the landscape of ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

New Jersey Date Night: Life’s a Beach in Avalon

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

A little seaside road trip makes for a perfect date and Avalon provides an unforgettable backdrop. You can enjoy everything from shopping to surfing and, of course, outdoor dining in this affluent shore town on Seven Mile Island.

Besides checking out the exquisite real estate, you and your date can ...

Opinion: For Our Family with Food Allergies, the Pandemic Got So Much Scarier

We are that family. You know, the one with the kids who have a combined count of over 30 severe food allergies. You can see our previous NJ Flavor story, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.  

We are the family that was used to weekly allergic reactions due to ever-changing and surprisingly hidden ingredients, even in foods ...

CFO Your Way Provides Crucial Financial Expertise for Local, Small Businesses

July 31, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cheryl Mucha, Founder and CEO of CFO Your Way, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how her firm helps small business owners realize their financial goals. Brodeur and Mucha spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 ...

Walter Pardo of WFP Tax Partners Discusses Parkinson’s Law as Part of Profit First Strategy

Walter Pardo, CEO & Certified Wealth Strategist at WFP Tax Partners, follows up his previous “Profit First” video, with an introduction to the concept of Parkinson’s Law: 

Author and Historian C. Northcote Parkinson theorized that our demand for a resource increases to meet the supply of it. 

For example, when we’re given two weeks to do a project, it ...

Hacksensack Riverkeeper Seeks Community Support after Headquarters Destroyed by Fire

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper talked with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent fire that has temporarily sidelined the organization. Sheehan joined Willoughby at East Main Media Studios’ facility in Little Falls, NJ, which has been recently reconfigured to accommodate safe and socially distant production in light of the COVID-19 ...