Union County News

Faces in the Crowd at the Labor Day Italian Festival in Scotch Plains

b8435a30d1b611e11d18_DSC_3919.JPG
Richie Gatens-Dandrilli, Aidan Mooney and Adam Keil Credits: John Mooney
458a074879b628e8bb17_DSC_3895.JPG
Maryann Matteo, Romano Del Roio, and Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover Credits: John Mooney
00f2aa563a1418e0fbc9_DSC_3914.JPG
Scotch Plains Councilman Llewellyn Jones and Al Smith, Republican candidate for mayor. Credits: John Mooney
d9286b5dc759e952dcf0_DSC_3900.JPG
Scotch Plains Councilwoman Colleen Gialanella and her daughter, Alessandra, work the 50/50 table. Credits: John Mooney
f59ae909da4d93e03567_DSC_3908.JPG
Chloe Credits: John Mooney
88dc48026cdb102f7d70_SBA_Spera.JPG
Ted Spera, Republican candidate for Scotch Plains Council, and his wife, Maria. Credits: John Mooney
65e9597550737836e106_DSC_3927.JPG
Aislinn Mooney and Briana Willmott  Credits: John Mooney
96ea6582c91a28618920_DSC_3909.JPG
Bobby Camisa hard at work selling 50/50 raffle tickets.
c4be122ca849ef6d65eb_DSC_3921.JPG
Teens enjoy an evening out at the St. Bart's Festival. Credits: John Mooney
8ad9da8d85a38d049a9a_DSC_3926.JPG
e4b48bab931f66887d44_DSC_3902.JPG
50d887c7de2a2720c22c_DSC_3904.JPG
Joanne Glover ready to enjoy a plate of pasta. Credits: John Mooney
7ff2140c4f8234a45ffe_DSC_3924.JPG
8f791a72bda8d7855dea_DSC_3911.JPG
5fdddaf39d1dad125994_DSC_3896.JPG
Laura Swiderski Credits: John Mooney
fb6ed0c706dfba1a0564_DSC_3928.JPG
210ba2f4287baf7ef316_DSC_3925.JPG
b8435a30d1b611e11d18_DSC_3919.JPG

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Saturday's happenings at the Labor Day Italian Feast in Scotch Plains featured Mass in Italian, the annual procession honoring San Nicola di Bari and St. Bartholomew led by the Metropolitan Festival Band, and Doo Wop music by Sounds of the Street. 

A big crowd turned out for the second night of the festival, which is put on by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO, St. Bartholomew's Church and St. Bartholomew's Academy.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Plainfield

Our Children, Our City, Our Future.

July 21, 2018

They say that charity begins at home and with almost 1000 book bags given to deserving Plainfield students at last year's National Night Out. We demonstrated unequivocally that we understand how important it is to help our children learn, and that we are a caring community.

Our ultimate goal is always to build paths to self-sufficiency, but we know and understand that there are times when ...

Plainfield BOE Member on Naming of the New School

July 12, 2018

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – I, Carmencita Pile, an elected Plainfield School Board member presented this during the Plainfield School Board monthly business meeting to the public and to the board after being recognized by Plainfield School Board President Mr. Richard Wyatt.

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 12:10PM an email was sent from the Plainfield School District's Postmaster that ...

Video Emerges of Parents Arguing at Junior Baseball State Sectional Championships

July 21, 2018

FORT LEE, NJ -  Nutley made it to Junior League Baseball Section 2 Championship before falling to Saddle Brook last night. 

The game was marred by an incident that began in the bleachers during the third inning as parents representing both teams began shouting at each other.  The expletive-filled argument, behind the Nutley dugout and near child spectators, ...

Nuestros Hijos, Nuestra Ciudad, Nuestro Futuro

July 21, 2018

Dicen que la caridad comienza en la casa, y con casi un mil de mochilas donadas a los estudiantes de Plainfield en el "National Night Out" del año pasado, demostramos que entendemos lo importante que es ayudar a nuestros hijos en el aprendizaje, y que esto es importante para nuestra comunidad. 

Nuestro gol es construir los caminos a la autosuficiencia, pero sabemos y ...

La Guerra contra los Inmigrantes- Cuando es Demasiado?

"Primero, vinieron por los comunistas, y yo no hable- por que no era comunista.

Después, vinieron por los sindicalistas, y yo no hable- por que no era sindicalista.

Después, vinieron por los judíos, y yo no hable- por que no era judío. 

Después, vinieron por mí- y no hubo nadie para hablar por mí."

Este dicho por el ...

Mayor Mapp:  El Programa de Verano de los Jóvenes

El lunes, 9 de julio, nuevas caras alumbraran las oficinas de la Alcaldía. Nuestro Programa de Verano de los Jóvenes por fin comienza, y otra vez los empleados tendrán la oportunidad de ser mentores de un nuevo grupo de jóvenes.

El Programa de Verano de los Jóvenes corre por seis semanas todos los años y les da la oportunidad de empleo y experiencia a ...

Featured Business: Studio 15 Young Plainfield Entrepreneurs Expand Business Once More

“What you see behind me is a life-changing project for myself that I have been working on since January 2017, nearly two years, discreetly; not sharing much about it with anybody. I've had plenty of reasons to give up on this truck; I purchased it pretty much from the ground up from Rashine Mobile, another local city entrepreneur. The truck had no steering column, no computer; it ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

The Death of Koko the Gorilla

Koko's Kitten, Koko's Story, The Eduction of Koko all by Dr. Francine Patterson

 

Last night when I heard about the death of Koko, the lowland gorilla who was educated to communicate through American Sign Language by Dr. Francine Patterson, I went numb with grief. I have followed the life of Koko, her two gorilla companions, Michael and Ndume, as well as Dr. Patterson for forty ...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow, 2018)

 

A friend, whose opinion on literature I respect greatly, reported to me recently that she had just finished reading A.J. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window. Of it she said, “I wish I hadn't finished it,” which I interpreted to mean, “It was so good I'm sorry that I finished it.” ...

When the Men Go Off to War by Victoria Kelly

When the Men Go Off to War by Victoria Kelly (Naval Institute Press, 2015)

Victoria Kelly's first published volume of poetry, When the Men Go Off to War, is a wonder in that poems can be written so beautifully about the subject of war. Each poem is a jewel, polished and colorful, glittering with elegant imagery, and rich in emotional wallop. The book, divided into three sections, ...