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U.S. Senator Cory Booker and State Senator Joe Cryan Pack Room at Town Hall Meeting

August 13, 2018

UNION, NJ – U.S. Senator Cory Booker and State Senator Joe Cryan jointly met with residents at a town hall meeting Friday evening in the Union Municipal building.  The town hall-style meeting was highlighted by discussions on issues including the judiciary, healthcare, and national and state concerns and a variety of topics brought up by an energized audience of more than 200.

In ...

Union Public Library Receives Grant for Children's Programming

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union Public Library was one of twenty County public libraries to receive a 2018 Union County Library Grant of $3,750.

The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.

“Our community is stronger when we all work together to provide every child with opportunities to learn and ...

Woman Assaulted and Robbed on Liberty Avenue Wednesday Morning, Police Say

August 16, 2018

UNION, NJ – A woman was punched in the head and had her purse stolen as she walked on Liberty Avenue Wednesday morning, said Union police.

Union police received multiple calls about a street robbery on Liberty Avenue on Wednesday morning at about 9:25.   Police say the suspect was described by the victim as a black male, who was last seen running from Liberty Avenue onto ...

Union Police Catch Burglar in the Act in Union Center

UNION, NJ – The quick thinking and keen eye of a Union police officer led to the arrest of a Newark man Monday evening in Union Center.

Lieutenant Robert Christie had just gotten off duty at about 6:00 p.m. on Monday when he observed a man in Union Center.  Christie thought the man looked like one on a recent crime alert from a neighboring town.

Christie alerted Union ...

Union Firefighters Educate Seniors on CPR and Other Life Saving Techniques

UNION, NJ – Union seniors had an opportunity Monday morning to participate in an informational program at the Senior Center with a basic overview of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Battalion Chief Henry Sisbarro and fire fighters Gunther Guerra and Michael D’Allessio presented the session to emphasize to seniors the importance of calling 911, beginning chest ...

Help a Union Teacher: Cynthia Ferretti, Washington Elementary: “Help Us Stay Organized”

August 17, 2018

UNION, NJ - While parents and children are in the final weeks of summer break, school teachers are preparing lesson plans and classrooms for the upcoming school year.

TAPinto Union is publishing a mini-series spotlighting Union teachers who need a little extra help in making their classroom the best learning experience for their students. We will feature teachers who posted a classroom project ...

Union School Board Election: Slate Set for November

UNION, NJ – The Union County Clerk drew the ballot positions for the Township of Union Board of Education 2018 election on Monday.

Ten Union residents have filed to run for the three three-year seats.  The ballot draws are:

Column:

1   Ronnie McDowell

2   Kalisha Morgan

3   Kim V. Ruiz

4   Eva S. Vieira

*5   ...

UHS Sports Combine Program Postponed Due to Forecast

August 10, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation / Union High School Sports Combine program, scheduled for Saturday morning, August 11, has been postponed due to forecasted inclement weather.

A future makeup date will be scheduled.  Tapinto Union will provide the new date once it becomes available.

 

A Board Walk to Better Health

August 15, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union, in partnership with the Golden Rule Lodge #24, Golden Rule Chapter #50 and AtlanticHealth System, will be holding a "Board Walk to Better Health" fair on Saturday, September 1.

The family fun day event will include various booths, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, entertainment, games and tips on healthy living, with specialty food and ...

Trinitas Staff Celebrates First Public Health Innovator Award

ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Employee Health and Infection Control staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center are celebrating their status as the first to receive the NJ Department of Health's Public Health Innovator Award.  

The award recognizes Trinitas for vaccinating 97 percent of its employees against the flu in an attempt to prevent the spread of the flu among employees, ...

Union Under Flash Flood Warning

UNION, NJ – A flash flood watch is in effect for Union through Sunday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop throughout the day on Saturday into Saturday night.  Rainfall rates of one to two inches an hour are possible.

Areas of urban and poor drainage flooding are likely, with flash flooding possible in locations that ...

Union Groups Receive "HEART" Grants from County

August 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Seven Union artists, historians and non-profit organizations were among the 63 who will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program.

“The recipients of HEART Grants are a wonderful mix of creative individuals – composers and writers, historians, visual artists, musicians and dancers – ...

The Lego Batman Movie

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Freeholders are sponsoring Family Fun & Flix with a free showing of "The Lego Batman Movie".

The movie is free and open to the pubic.  It will be shown on Wednesday, August 29, at Rutgers Avenue Park in Hillside.  Free popcorn will be available.  Moviegoers should bring a blanket or lawn chair.  The movie begins at ...

Warinanco Pet Parade Garners Enthusiastic 'Appaws'

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - People and pups alike gathered at Warinanco Sports Center this past  Saturday for the first-ever Warinanco Pet Parade, where canine talent from across Union County competed in multiple contests and enjoyed the admiration of dozens of dog lovers.

From “Waggiest Walk” to “Prettiest Puppy” and “Smallest Dog,” owners and their furry ...

Union School Board Election: Slate Set for November

August 15, 2018

UNION, NJ – The Union County Clerk drew the ballot positions for the Township of Union Board of Education 2018 election on Monday.

Ten Union residents have filed to run for the three three-year seats.  The ballot draws are:

Column:

1   Ronnie McDowell

2   Kalisha Morgan

3   Kim V. Ruiz

4   Eva S. Vieira

*5   ...

In Search of the Best Empanadas in Union

August 11, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union’s annual “Best of” food contest is back, and this year they’re searching for the best empanadas in town.

"This contest has become a staple in town and not only does it stimulate our local economy, but it also highlights the unique eateries in town that we take great pride in," said Suzette Cavadas, Mayor. "I encourage our residents ...

Help a Union Teacher: Cynthia Ferretti, Washington Elementary: “Help Us Stay Organized”

August 17, 2018

UNION, NJ - While parents and children are in the final weeks of summer break, school teachers are preparing lesson plans and classrooms for the upcoming school year.

TAPinto Union is publishing a mini-series spotlighting Union teachers who need a little extra help in making their classroom the best learning experience for their students. We will feature teachers who posted a classroom project ...

Union Rotary Continues the Tradition and Delivers School Backpacks

UNION, NJ - The Union Rotary Club, in conjunction with Hillmann Consulting, put together and delivered twenty fully stocked backpacks to the YWCA of Elizabeth earlier this week.

The backpacks were filled with donated school supplies and were delivered to Shannon Myre, a representative of the YWCA by the Rotary’s Sergeant at Arms Frank Lawrence and President Rob ...

Union Resident Named "Big of the Year"

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union resident and Union County Sheriff's Investigator Christopher Zamanski was named "Big of the Year" by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Alexander Mirabella presented a resolution to Zamanski commending and congratulating him upon the ...

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The Week Ahead in Union

August 13, 2018

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 8/13

Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 10:00 a.m., Senior Center
Let's Create: DIY Garden Pots, 1:00 p.m., Union Public Library
Adult Prize Bingo, 2:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

Construction Zone, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library
Career Coach, 2:30 p.m., Union Public Library

Tuesday, ...

UHS Sports Combine Program Postponed Due to Forecast

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation / Union High School Sports Combine program, scheduled for Saturday morning, August 11, has been postponed due to forecasted inclement weather.

A future makeup date will be scheduled.  Tapinto Union will provide the new date once it becomes available.

 

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 8/6

Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 10:00 a.m., Senior Center
Let's Create: Pointillism Art, 1:00 p.m., Union Public Library
Connect, Explore & Discover, 2:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

Career Coach, 2:30 p.m., Union Public Library

Construction Zone, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library
Kids in ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, August 21, 10:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Vauxhall, Union

Community Organizations Partnering to Offer Free ...

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Tue, August 21, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Overboard"

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Wed, August 22

Union

Recycle: Paper / Cardboard

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Wed, August 22, 6:00 PM

Davis Park, Union

Summer Basketball Co-Ed Free Clinic

Mayor Cavadas Talks About Vermella Union

If you’ve taken a drive down Morris Avenue lately, I’m sure you’ve seen the action at the former Merck site. The Township Committee and I are proud to announce that construction has finally begun for phase one of what is set to be one of the largest mixed-use developments in northern New Jersey.

Phase one of the new Vermella Union will consist of 462 multi-family apartments, ...

Amanda Ferrigno's Honor Fraternity at CCU, Phi Sigma Pi, was recognized at the Fraternity's 2018 National Convention

August 7, 2018

CONWAY, SC-- The Zeta Xi Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity at Coastal Carolina University was recognized at the Fraternity's 2018 National Convention on July 28th, 2018.

During the awards banquet, the Zeta Xi Chapter was awarded the Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter Award for all of the improvements and achievements the Chapter has made this past year. A few of those ...

Union Groups Receive "HEART" Grants from County

August 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Seven Union artists, historians and non-profit organizations were among the 63 who will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program.

“The recipients of HEART Grants are a wonderful mix of creative individuals – composers and writers, historians, visual artists, musicians and dancers – ...

Dedication of Plainfield's Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza to be Held Sept. 8

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority will hold a dedication ceremony for the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza at the former Park-Madison Building.

According to the invite, "Family members, as well as Federal, State, County and Municipal officials will be on hand to celebrate the life of Jerry Green, who served a ...

The Lego Batman Movie

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Freeholders are sponsoring Family Fun & Flix with a free showing of "The Lego Batman Movie".

The movie is free and open to the pubic.  It will be shown on Wednesday, August 29, at Rutgers Avenue Park in Hillside.  Free popcorn will be available.  Moviegoers should bring a blanket or lawn chair.  The movie begins at ...

End-of-Summer Party to Benefit Historic Kenilworth Building

August 10, 2018

KENILWORTH, N.J.– The JPs, an island-Infused duo, comprising “Kenilworth’s own” renowned singer-songwriter Jimi Pappas on guitar and John Patti on steel drums, will be flying in from Florida for an “End-of-Summer” Caribbean-Style Dinner Party to be presented by the Kenilworth Historical Society on Sept 7, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans Center ...

Springfield Cyclist Rides For a Cause in Pan-Mass Challenge

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - What do you get when you take 6,000 cyclists from 41 states and seven countries, and put them in a two-day charity bike ride across Massachusetts? The answer is the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an event that has been going on since 1980.

Since its founding by Billy Starr, the event, which falls on August 4 and 5 this year has raised over $598 million dollars for cancer research.

Union County College’s Yamel Abreu Participated in the NJCAA/WBCA All-Star Showcase

August 17, 2018

Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu, of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation who were chosen for the showcase. 

Throughout the weekend, the student-athletes improved their ...

Union County College Receives $1.5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation under New Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding to 31 new projects nationwide that aim to increase retention and graduation rates for ...

Union County Freeholders Host Free Documentary on Gun Violence

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all members of the community to a free screening of the 2016 documentary film Making a Killing: Gus, Greed and the NRA in partnership with the non-profit organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in New Jersey. The screening will take place on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the STEM Building auditorium at Kean University, 1075 ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner’s, 2018)

He’s the Boogeyman who hides under your bed or in your closet when you are a child. Sometimes he lurks in the dark attic of your home, so it’s a place that you avoid at night. He is Big Foot who skulks the woods in Alaska, or he is Grendl, brought to his demise by Beowulf. He is the Golum, a monster in Jewish lore. He is the ...

Livingston Mourns After Lake Tragedy Takes Lives of Two Teens

August 9, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston-area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who unexpectedly died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends.

“On behalf of the town council, the town employees and all of the residents, we express our heartfelt condolences to both ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

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