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Sun, May 1, 9:00 AM

Corner of Azalea , Union

   4th Annual “Spring Into the Arts Event”

Add to My Calendar 05/01/2022 9:00am 05/01/2022 5:00pm America/New_York    4th Annual “Spring Into the Arts Event”

Spring is HERE.


1477 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
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Fri, May 6, 5:00 PM

Downtown Millburn with Satellite Locations in Short HIlls, Millburn

Girls' Night Out

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2022 5:00pm 05/06/2022 8:00pm America/New_York Girls' Night Out

Girls’ Night Out was a popular event in Millburn-Short Hills for many years and now it's time for a comeback! In honor of Mother’s Day, the Girls’ Night Out event is taking place on Friday, May 6 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Downtown Millburn as well as at satellite locations in Short Hills.

The event is focused on Health, Wellness, Beauty, Fashion, Shopping and Dining.

Downtown Millburn Millburn, NJ 07041
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Sat, May 7, 9:00 AM

Front entrance, union

Union High School PTA Clothing Drive

Add to My Calendar 05/07/2022 9:00am 05/07/2022 12:00pm America/New_York Union High School PTA Clothing Drive

The PTA is collecting:

Wearable and usable clothing
Shoes (need to be in a separate bag)
Belts
Handbags
Linens
Stuffed animals
Small toys
Bikes and scooters

The Union High School PTA will receive a donation for the total poundage collected. Clothing items should be in well-tied plastic bags. High school students who drop off bags of clothing can receive community ...

2350 North Third Street union, NJ 07083
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Sun, May 8, 9:00 AM

Dunkin Donuts, Union

Mother's Day Treat: Coffee & Donuts with Mom

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First 50 mothers will receive a carnation donated by Norma's Flowers.

Presented by the Township of Union Police Department.

1982 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
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Fri, May 13, 4:30 PM

Union High School Practice Field, union

Union Reads 2022

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2022 4:30pm 05/13/2022 6:00pm America/New_York Union Reads 2022

UNION, NJ - The Union Township Education Association (UTEA) is hosting a free family-friendly event, "Union Reads 2022".

Activities for students will include story telling, arts and crafts, and snacks. Each student will receive a book and knapsack. The event is open to Union students grades K-5.

Registration is required. To register, click HERE.

2350 North Third Street union, NJ 07083
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Sat, May 14, 3:00 PM

Hannah Caldwell School, Union

The Cameos, New Jersey's Favorite Oldies Band

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 3:00pm 05/14/2022 5:00pm America/New_York The Cameos, New Jersey's Favorite Oldies Band

The concert fundraiser, featuring The Cameos, "New Jersey's Favorite Oldies Group", is hosted by the Township of Union Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade Committee in support of Union's 2022 Memorial Day parade. Tickets are $30. The band begins at 3:00.

Space is limited. For information or tickets, contact Phyllis Monguso at 908-851-5290.

1120 Commerce Avenue Union, NJ
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Mon, May 16, 7:30 PM

Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, Union

Union Municipal Band - Special Fundraising Concert

Add to My Calendar 05/16/2022 7:30pm 05/16/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Union Municipal Band - Special Fundraising Concert

Donations will be accepted to benefit the Union High School Music Scholarship Fund

1120 Commerce Avenue Union, NJ
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Tue, May 17, 7:00 PM

Union High School, union

Union Board of Education Regular Meeting

Add to My Calendar 05/17/2022 7:00pm 05/17/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Union Board of Education Regular Meeting

7:00 p.m. executive (closed) session; 8:00 p.m. regular meeting

Purpose: student matters and any other matters considered confidential.

2350 North Third Street union, NJ 07083
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Sun, May 22, 9:00 AM

Westfield

Greta's Run for Imagine

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 05/22/2022 9:00am 05/22/2022 11:30am America/New_York Greta's Run for Imagine

We hope you can join us for the 9th Annual Greta’s Run for Imagine which will be held in-person for the first time in 2 years! Its scheduled for Sunday May 22, 2022 and is an official USATF 5K race through Westfield, New Jersey. This year, we are introducing a Memory Walk – a 0.6 mile route where families of the community can walk in memory of anyone who has died. Memory Walk ...

Roosevelt School-301 Clark Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, May 24, 6:30 PM

Interim Union Public Library location, Union

Union Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Add to My Calendar 05/24/2022 6:30pm 05/24/2022 8:00pm America/New_York Union Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Public health safety may require meetings to take place via Zoom. Should that occur, notification will be made via the library's website, social media and at the service desks. There are no meetings during July and August, unless deemed necessary.

1060 Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ
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Wed, May 25, 4:30 PM

Tiff's Burger & Ale House, Union

Friends of the Union Public Library Fundraiser

Add to My Calendar 05/25/2022 4:30pm 05/25/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Union Public Library Fundraiser

10% of all proceeds go directly to The Friends of the Union Public Library

1637 Vauxhall Road Union, NJ

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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Jared Williams Initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa

May 17, 2022

LEXINGTON, VA - Jared Williams, a native of Union, was recently initiated into the The College of New Jersey Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The Society welcomed 1,971 new initiates from 78 universities during April 2022.

Students initiated into the Society must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate/professional students in the top 35% of their ...

Union High Grad to Receive Master's Degree

UNION, NJ - A 2015 Union High School graduate, Taylor Whitaker-Lake, will receive her Master’s of Arts in Speech Language Pathology on May 17 from Nathan Weiss Graduate College, the graduate college of Kean University  

Taylor is an alumni of Hampton University were she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA degree. 

Chick-fil-A Grilled Over Plans for Route 22 Restaurant by Springfield Planning Board

May 9, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The application to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant on the site of the current Barnes & Noble bookstore on the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West has been carried to the next Springfield Board of Adjustment meeting on June 21.

On April 27, the board heard more testimony from representatives of the applicant, who intends to have the Barnes & Noble ...

Law Student and UHS Grad Visits School to Encourage Students

May 16, 2022

UNION, NJ –- A 2017 Union High School graduate came back to “pay it forward”, encourage students to work hard and demonstrate that success is possible.

Mercedes Subhani visited her former junior AP Literature teacher, Sandra Mangarella, and talked with Mangarella’s honor and AP students to help them understand success is within reach.   Currently a second year ...

Miss USA Visits Union High School

UNION, NJ – Miss USA discussed the importance of confidence, among other important topics, when she visited students and teachers at Union High School on Monday.

Elle Smith, 23, who became Miss USA in November 2021, has partnered with Smile Train to raise funds for children with clefts globally.  This year, Smile Train is hosting a “Teacher Appreciation Tour” to ...

Union County to Receive 2022 NACo Achievement Award for First Proprietary County-Run COVID-19 Lab in the Nation

May 17, 2022

Union County will receive a 2022 NACo Achievement Award, acknowledging the groundbreaking partnership between the County and Kean University, forming the first proprietary, County and academic run COVID-19 testing lab in the nation. NACo – the National Association of Counties – has awarded Union County with three 2022 Achievement Awards in total.

“Since the onset of ...

Free Webinar: Mental Health 101

In a resolution passed last week at the Union County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of this month, the Department of Human Service’s Office on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse in partnership with Atlantic Health System will host a free webinar titled, “Mental Health 101: How Do We ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

The Comeback Kid: Jimmy Wischusen Returns to Track, Helps Union Catholic Capture Prestigious Title

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic sophomore distance running star Jimmy Wischusen, who hadn't raced since Jan. 8 because of a hip impingement, made his eagerly awaited return last Friday and delivered in a big way. He ran a strong leadoff leg to help ignite Union Catholic to victory in the Distance Medley Relay Championship of America at the 126th Penn Relays at historic Franklin ...

Columns

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

Remains of Pastor Found in Episcopal Church Basement After 186 Years 

May 10, 2022

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...