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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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Union Recreation Department's 'Rec on Wheels'

June 22, 2017

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department is hosting Rec on Wheels program at local parks in July.  

No registration is required.  Program runs from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  More information can be found at http://uniontownship.com/147/recreation or at 908-686-4200.

July 10 - Hoppe Park

July 12 - Weber Park

July 17 - Brookside Park

July 19 - Davis Park

July 24 - ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, June 25, 9:00 AM

Rabkin Park, Union

EID AL-FITR Prayers and Picnic

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Mon, June 26, 11:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Family Movie: "LEGO Batman Movie"

Lance Announces Appointments of Two Union Students to U.S. Service Academies

June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced that two Union students are among the Seventh Congressional District students nominated and appointed into the United States Service Academics.

Lance and a board of local veterans reviewed applications for nomination to the five Service Academies of the United States: The Air Force Academy (USAFA), Naval Academy (USNA), ...

Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Residents Object to Recreation Project Expansions

June 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

Two Dead After Car Goes Off GSP into Rahway River

CLARK, NJ — Two people are dead after one-car crash on the Garden State Parkway Friday morning around 10:45 a.m. The names of the victims have not been released.

“The vehicle went off the road on the right-hand side and was submerged in water. The right two lanes of the parkway are closed for investigation and will be for some time,” Lieutenant Schafer of the ...

Saint James the Apostle School Third Trimester Honor Roll

June 24, 2017

Congratulations to the Saint James students who made Honor Roll for the Third Trimester!

First Honors

Grade 4 – Jayson Gbologa, Emmanuelle Jules, Julia Landicho and Aiden Ricketts 
Grade 5 – Jorge Cubero, Jamie Jules, Brian Pareja, Ethan Pinho and Daniel Rueda 
Grade 6 – Adam Cordeiro and Georgiana Tillinghast
Grade 7 – Yvonne ...

Columns

Books for Life: 8 Books to Make You Smile

Listening to a TED talk recently, the presenter spoke about our “to do” lists. Americans have something like 150 undone tasks at any given time. That list is what we think about 50-80% of the time and it makes us anxious, unhappy and sick. Among other things, the speaker recommended practicing gratitude. This is incredibly beneficial, one should be grateful.

There are other ...

Letters to the Editor

The Banking Industry is the Frontline for Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse

June 10, 2017

Older Americans are increasingly becoming targets for fraud and financial exploitation. Persons over the age of 50 control more than 70% of the nation’s wealth. Many seniors do not realize the value of their assets (particularly homes that have appreciated markedly).*

Fraudsters target older Americans because they may be experiencing cognitive decline, limited mobility or other ...