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Springfield’s Anthony Cioffi No. 37 with the Oakland Raiders Gets His First Shot at the Big Time Tonight

Anthony Cioffi of the Oakland Raiders Credits: www.raiders.com
Anthony Cioffi, an Oakland Raider Safety Credits: www.raiders.com
Oakland Raiders' Helmets at practice session Credits: www.raiders.com

PHOENIX, AZ - Anthony Cioffi, the four-year defensive back out of Rutgers and Jonathan Dayton High School alum, will participate in his first game action of the year as the Oakland Raiders visit the Arizona Cardinals in the first preseason game for both teams at 10 p.m. ET.

For live cut-ins of the game, tune into the NFL Network on your local cable system and follow www.raiders.com for the latest news and information.

Cioffi, who is listed fourth under strong safety on the Raiders unofficial depth chart (as of Monday, August 7), tallied 168 tackles, two and a half sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and eight interceptions in a stellar “do-it-all” 47-game (33 starts) career at Rutgers, where he played cornerback, free safety, and strong safety.

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Union's 2017 Back to School Backpack & School Supply Drive

August 17, 2017

UNION, NJ – The school year is approaching fast and Union wants to help bridge the gap between what families can afford and what students need for their upcoming school year.

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The Week Ahead in Union

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Monday, 8/14

•Lego Summer Camp: Intro to STEM, 9:00 a.m., Union Recreation Department

•Shoprite Kid Cuisnie, 11:00 a.m., Union Public Library

•Tech Support, 1:00 p.m., Union Public Library

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•Lego Club: A-Maze-ing!, ...

August SID Meeting Cancelled

UNION, NJ – The Special Improvement District (SID) has cancelled their regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors set for Tuesday, August 15.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors will take place on Tuesday, September 19, at 8:30 a.m.

Questions can be directed to Fatimah Raymond, SID Director, at 908-851-5466 or fraymond@uniontownship.com.

Upcoming Events

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Mon, August 21, 3:30 PM

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Lego Club: Drop Test!

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Mon, August 21, 5:00 PM

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Color Yourself Happy: Adult Coloring Night

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, August 22, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

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Janayah John of Union enrolls at James Madison University

August 17, 2017

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Roselle Resident Questions Land Lease for Mind and Body Complex

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Public Assistance Sought in Locating Child Sex Assault Suspect

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S&P, Moody's Give Atlantic Health System Highest Health System Rating in NJ

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Revelations and Reunions Cause Ripples on Game of Thrones

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