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Tickets On Sale Now for “An Evening Of Shining Stars” at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on May 4

April 23, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - One of the area's most anticipated events - "An Evening of Shining Stars" - featuring members of the special needs community from Cranford and around Union County will take place 7 p.m. Friday, May ...

Senator Menendez Speaks at Union County College about College Affordability

April 21, 2018

ELIZABETH – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez visited Union County College’s Elizabeth campus on April 13 to speak about issues surrounding college affordability. He has been an advocate for affordable higher education in New Jersey for many years and recently co-sponsored the America’s College Promise Act which would offer free tuition at community colleges throughout the ...

A 9/11 Bond that has not been Broken

LINDEN, NJ - Out of tragedy, something special continues to blossom between Linden High School and Allen High School in Allen, Texas. The latest example of this long-running friendship came April 12 to 15, when LHS played host to 28 students and staff members from Allen as part of the long-running “Tale of Two Cities” program. The two schools have had a special ...

Linden High School will host Allen High School from Texas

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School will welcome students from Allen High School in Allen, Texas, for a visit this week as part of their “Tale of Two Cities” program.  The two schools have had a special relationship since shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Students and staff from Allen reached out to Linden High School shortly after 9/11 in ...

Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

April 23, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to ...

Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

April 23, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to ...

New Advocates have been Sworn in to Foster Youth Cases

LINDEN, NJ - Community members from Bridgewater, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Linden, North Bergen, Scotch Plains and Summit recently completed child advocacy training in order to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or abandoned children removed from home and placed in foster care. The volunteers ranging from 25 to 62 ...

Ammon Foundation donates to Elijah’ Promise to support culinary student in addiction recovery

NEW BRUNSWICK – The Ammon Foundation of Linden, the philanthropic arm of Ammon Labs, will help fund the tuition of an individual in addiction recovery enrolled at Elijah’s Promise’s culinary school this summer. The scholarship grant fulfills a mission of both organizations to help change the lives of underserved and at-risk individuals.

“It is a great honor to ...

How to Report Potholes in Union County

April 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have developed resources you can use to report potholes encountered while driving on Union County roads. 

"We certainly encourage drivers and commuters to report any pothole they encounter on roads throughout Union County to the responsible authority," said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “A pothole ...

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead named Mayor of the Year

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Mayor Derek Armstead was named Mayor of the Year at the Twenty-Ninth Annual Mayors' Dinner of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce held last week at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel.

Two other government officials were also honored at the event.  Jill Goode, Chief Financial Officer of Mountainside, was named Business Administrator of the Year and ...

New Jersey State Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

Linden Residents Encouraged to Participate in Annual Rahway River Cleanup

April 19, 2018

LINDEN, NJ – The Rahway River Watershed Association will conduct its annual Rahway River cleanup in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.

Residents are encouraged to volunteer as they work in teams to clean up and collect debris from sections of the river.

“This is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and if you haven't participated in an event like this before, you ...

Countywide Free Scrap Metal Recycling Event to be Held in Rahway and Cranford

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A free Countywide scrap metal recycling event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 21 in Rahway and Cranford.  

A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, are included in the program.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union County municipalities that currently have no pickup for scrap ...

Union County Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

April 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of Autism Awareness Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Office for People with Special Needs invites residents to come out and participate in Union County’s 1st Annual Walk for Autism Awareness and Spring Carnival.

The event features entertainment, food and prizes and will take place at the County’s Mattano Park in Elizabeth.

Add Some Extra Appeal to Your Landscape with Garden Art

April 23, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Adding excitement to your garden is easy.  You can create instant, year-round color, structure, motion and fun to your landscape with a bit of garden art.

Just like shopping for plants, look for pieces that complement your gardening style. And consider all the benefits each piece of art provides. Many pieces are functional as well as beautiful, helping you get the ...

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come.

Plant different types of lilies to extend your enjoyment from early summer into fall. The colorful and often ...

Multi-jurisdictional Emergency Response Training Exercise to be Held in Linden

April 23, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Local, County, and State agencies will be participating in a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency response training exercise on Wednesday in Linden.

The exercise is expected to begin approximately 8 a.m. and to last until approximately 3 p.m.  Areas will include parts of Memorial Field, Linden Firehouse #4, and the Union County Fire Academy.

Residents ...

UPDATE: Roselle Man Charged with Murder of Man Outside of 7-Eleven in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A Roselle man has been charged with the murder of another Roselle man in a shooting that took place in Linden Tuesday evening, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart.

According to authorities, Darwin Cadet, 18, of Roselle has been charged with murder, and two related weapons offenses in the death of 27-year-old ...

New Advocates have been Sworn in to Foster Youth Cases

LINDEN, NJ - Community members from Bridgewater, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Linden, North Bergen, Scotch Plains and Summit recently completed child advocacy training in order to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or abandoned children removed from home and placed in foster care. The volunteers ranging from 25 to 62 ...

Multi-jurisdictional Emergency Response Training Exercise to be Held in Linden

April 23, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Local, County, and State agencies will be participating in a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency response training exercise on Wednesday in Linden.

The exercise is expected to begin approximately 8 a.m. and to last until approximately 3 p.m.  Areas will include parts of Memorial Field, Linden Firehouse #4, and the Union County Fire Academy.

Residents ...

UPDATE: Roselle Man Charged with Murder of Man Outside of 7-Eleven in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A Roselle man has been charged with the murder of another Roselle man in a shooting that took place in Linden Tuesday evening, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart.

According to authorities, Darwin Cadet, 18, of Roselle has been charged with murder, and two related weapons offenses in the death of 27-year-old ...

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Union County Senior Art Exhibit Now Accepting Applications from Artists Age 60 and Older

April 23, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to invite all senior residents of Union County, age 6o or older, to register now for the Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit. Qualifying works of art will be on display at the Atrium of Liberty Hall Center at 1085 Morris Avenue in Union from May 29 to July 9, and the artists will be guests at a special reception at the Atrium on ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

Letter to the Editor: Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 19, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...