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Biochemistry Literacy For Kids

UNION, NJ - Join Professor Daniel Fried of Kean University’s Chemistry and Biology Departments for an after school science enrichment course orienting students to the chemistry of life. 

Using cutting edge teaching methods, interactive computer simulations, molecular models, and drawing exercises, students will learn how to build and recognize biomolecules and learn their connections to biology, health, and everyday life. 

Some of the questions the course will answer are…

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What makes a rose red? How does vision work? What makes a flavor? What is plastic? What are sugars and proteins? What is soap, and how does it clean?

No special science background required! Parents are also welcome to participate in the classes.

*This course is great for students who want to learn more in-depth science than may be taught in school, and for kids interested in the sciences or medical fields.

The class will be held at Kean University. 

Weekly meeting days and times will be set to accommodate as many interested students as possible. 

All are welcome to attend an informal sample class tentatively scheduled for the week of February 1st. 

Please contact Dr. Daniel Fried at dafried@kean.edu for more information and to submit your availability and schedule preferences.

 

 

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Second Community Meeting Scheduled to Discuss the Kennedy Reservation

March 20, 2017

UNION, NJ – A second community meeting will take place Wednesday night, March 22, to continue the discussion on proposed plans for the Kennedy Reservation.  The follow up meeting will be held at the Union Senior Center, 768 Bonnel Court, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Last week, about 125 residents attended the first community meeting and voiced their opposition to the project.

At that ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, March 25, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Mother Seton Saturday Enrichment Program

Education

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Sat, March 25, 2:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Family Drop-in Craft

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Mon, March 27, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego in the Library

Union's Newest Eagle Scout: Christian Glaser

March 20, 2017

UNION, NJ-   Christian Glaser became an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held with Boy Scout Troop 68 on Sunday at the Union Elks Lodge.

Glaser, in scouting since the first grade, cleared the backyard and added benches at the historic Caldwell Parsonage for his Eagle Scout project.  “The project took four weeks from clean-up of the brush to building the new ...

Gubernatorial Candidate Ciattarelli Gets a Win at the Union County Republican Convention

March 23, 2017

Union, NJ - Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli won the endorsement of the Union County GDP for governor at the Union County Republican Convention.  He received 113 votes to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno's 92 votes.  Both candidates arrived before “gavel down” and did their best to meet as many of the voters as possible.  No other gubernatorial candidate’s name ...

Ribbon is Cut at New Jersey Veterans Network New Offices

UNION, NJ – A ribbon-cutting took place Monday evening to launch the opening of the New Jersey Veterans Network (NJVN) office inside the Union American Legion. The mission of the NJVN is to help New Jersey veterans and their families enjoy a sustainable quality of life by creating a network of community veteran liaisons to connect veterans with resources and programs designed to meet their ...

Union County "ASK" Program for Seniors Comes to Union March 21

UNION, NJ - Those with questions about local senior citizens' services are invited to attend an "Aging Services Kiosk (ASK)" event at the Union Public Library on Tuesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. until noon.  

Information about services for seniors age 60 and older will be available and residents may speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human ...

For Immed. Release: Phillips 66 to sponsor Union County falcon cam, education

March 24, 2017

Union County, NJ — Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced that Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery located in Linden, New Jersey, will be sponsoring educational programming around the Union County Falcon Cam. This sponsorship will bring no-cost wildlife education programs to administrators, teachers, and students throughout Union ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

Without Mercy by Jefferson Bass

Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass (Harper Collins, 2016)

In James Patterson's Master Class, an online course which I recommend highly to aspiring authors, Patterson talks about the validity of writing with a partner. Patterson notes several well respected creative teams like Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkle, and explains that combining the creative juices of two ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...

Tyson Looking for Forever Home

March 15, 2017

UNION, NJ - Check out super handsome Tyson at the Union Animal Shelter. 

 

Tyson is a boxer mix of about 4 to 6 years old who loves to run and go on long walks. He loves big bones to chew and enjoys playing tug of war. Tyson knows a few commands and takes his treats gently. He gets along with other dogs and seems okay with cats. He has been at the shelter looking ...

Nutley Health Department launches 'Operation Anne' Bone Marrow Registry Drive

March 20, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Township Health Department has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Tuesday March 28 at the Department of Public Affairs. The drive, 'Operation Anne.' is named for Nutley resident Anne Rotonda who battling AML – Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers told TAPinto Nutley that "Anne is one of America's greatest heroes.

Spring Cleaning of the Mind and Body

March 17, 2017

Now that spring is almost here, it’s time to get the house clean and ready to welcome friends and family again. It’s time to think of color, sunshine, hiking with the kids, wearing bright colored outfits and sipping some lemonade. Just as you spring clean your house, you can spring clean your mind and body and here are some suggestions.


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Letters to the Editor

Westfield Reader: 'Lance is Not up to the Tough Job of Leading'

March 15, 2017

When over 2,000 of us showed up to Congressman Leonard Lance's town hall meetings last month, we wanted to ensure a robust, honest, polite but forceful discussion of the issues, most notably ACA repeal, the travel ban, investigations into ties between Russia and the Trump administration and the troublesome treatment of the press.  There was much to discuss and a limited amount of time in ...