The History of Latinos in the United States

Christian Estevez will discuss the long history of Latinos in the United States including why many migrated from their countries of origin and the changes to our national borders. This presentation will include a discussion of the experience of Latinos in their quest to integrate into American culture, education, work and civic life. Presented by Christian Estevez, President of the Latino Action Network and Executive Vice President of Communications Workers of America, Local 1037 To sign up, visit bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. 

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  1. Debbie Walter
  2. 908-851-5450 x3
  3. dwalter@uplnj.org
Wed, September 16
10:00 am — 10:45 am
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Christian Estevez will discuss the long history of Latinos in the United States including why many migrated from their countries of origin and the changes to our national borders. This presentation will include a discussion of the experience of Latinos in their quest to integrate into American culture, education, work and civic life. Presented by Christian Estevez, President of the Latino Action ...

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Sign Up Today for Totowa's Second Annual Turkey Trot

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TOTOWA, NJ - Residents are invited to work up an appetite before the big day at Totowa's Second Annual Turkey Trot. 

Taking place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Turkey Trot is a true community event, with everyone welcome. Runners, families, friends - even the stroller crowd are invited to be a part of this new tradition. 

It's all taking place Nov. 22, 2020 with a ...

Grounded

At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...

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But even so far away, it makes me wonder. What would I do if a natural disaster threatened my home and I had 15 ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

September 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

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“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...

New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

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

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

Hawthorne Restaurant Primo Amore Joins Other Restaurants in Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Governor Murphy

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Owners Linda and Michael Passaro have been running local eatery Primo Amore on Diamond Bridge Avenue for the last three and a half years. Having both come from families in the hospitality and restaurant industry, their dream of opening up their own family restaurant was realized once they took over Primo Amore. For the Passaros, it has been nothing short of fulfilling to be able ...

State Agency Approves Financing for Housing, Childcare Components of Hinchliffe Stadium Project

TRENTON, NJ - The redevelopment of historic Hinchliffe Stadium, as well as the construction of 75 units of senior affordable house, 5,000 square-feet of childcare space, and a 315-space parking garage took a major step forward Thursday.

At their September 17 meeting the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency approved a commitment for construction and permanent mortgage financing for ...

Paterson Poetry Festival Announces 2-Day Lineup for October 3-4

The 3rd annual Paterson Poetry Festival is set to be held again at the Historic Passaic County Courthouse.

Festival goers will be practicing their first amendment rights using the courthouse stairs as a stage.

The two-day event, will begin with Volume I on Saturday October 3, and continue with Volume II Sunday October 4. The festival will run from 10 AM - 6 PM on both ...

Buried Vehicle Found on Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex Site

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A construction crew from EUC Corporation made quite an unexpected discovery when they found a vehicle buried in the ground at the new Municipal Complex site in Berkeley Heights.

EUC was preparing the site for paving on Monday when their heavy equipment went over an area that felt uneven. They dug to make sure there wasn't anything problematic and found ...

$2.3 Million Grant to Advance Digital Services in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — A $2.3 million Smart and Connected Communities Grant from the National Science Foundation is on its way to help bridge Newark's digital divide, Rutgers University announced Monday. 

The grant will allow a research team led by Rutgers-New Brunswick faculty, which will partner with Newark, to develop the city's digital services, according to a ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

Too Much and Not Enough by Mary Trump

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D. (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

I admit it. I couldn’t wait to get my copy of Too Much and Never Enough by President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump. Mary, whose father, Fred, was Donald’s  older brother, was shunned by her grandfather and cut out of the ...

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Editor's Note: This is a "best-of Joan" column, which first ran on Oct. 11, 2019.

We live in a fast paced world, seldom taking the time to catch our breath. Add to the general stress of life, a significant event such as losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, or another difficult situation, and you have a recipe for emotional ...

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Blutner comes to NJFO with nearly 20 years of experience in both non-profit and for-profit institutions in the tourism and hospitality industries.

 “Zach joins us with a very impressive resume, great ...

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WASHINGTON —During Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds business owners and self-employed individuals of the employer credits available to them during COVID-19.  

These credits were specially created to help small business owners during this unprecedented time. During Small Business Week, the IRS wants to ensure all eligible people know about the relief ...