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Sat, January 19, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

MLK Film Showing: "Selma"

Add to My Calendar 01/19/2019 2:00pm 01/19/2019 4:15pm America/New_York MLK Film Showing: "Selma"

Rated PG-13, 128 mins.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, January 19, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Drop-In Construction Zone

Add to My Calendar 01/19/2019 3:30pm 01/19/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Drop-In Construction Zone

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday using Legos, K'Nex & more! (Note: Library closed 1/21 for MLK Day). All ages; no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sun, January 20, 12:00 PM

Studio 426, Vauxhall

Girl Talk Meetup

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2019 12:00pm 01/20/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Girl Talk Meetup

1275C Stuyvesant Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Sun, January 20, 1:00 PM

Kenilworth Veteran's Center, Kenilworth

Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee ...

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2019 1:00pm 01/20/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Hosting Celebrity Bartenders Party

Parade Committee Members Marc Dowling and Katie Simon Honored

The Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will host its annual Celebrity Bartenders fundraiser on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.

Entertainment will include the Celtic rock band Bloody Callán and a mass ...

333 South 21 Street Kenilworth, NJ
Cafe Q

Sun, January 20, 3:00 PM

Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit

Cafe Q

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Add to My Calendar 01/20/2019 3:00pm 01/20/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Cafe Q

Café Q is a non-denominational meeting place for LGBTQ teens from north/central Jersey area to drop in to meet new people, listen to music, enjoy some snacks, and just hang out in a safe and comfortable environment. Café Q is staffed and chaperoned by adults who are themselves gay or are parents of LGBTQ children.

36 Chatham Road Summit, NJ 07901
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Mon, January 21, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Drop-In Construction Zone

Add to My Calendar 01/21/2019 3:30pm 01/21/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Drop-In Construction Zone

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday using Legos, K'Nex & more! (Note: Library closed 1/21 for MLK Day). All ages; no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, January 22, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Toddler/Pre-K STEM Story and Craft: "Winter, Pt.

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2019 11:00am 01/22/2019 11:30am America/New_York Toddler/Pre-K STEM Story and Craft: "Winter, Pt. 2"

Interactive storytimes, crafts, and more for young children and their parents/guardians. Ages 3-6; registration required: 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Tue, January 22, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesdays@2 Movie: "The Old Man & The Gun"

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2019 2:00pm 01/22/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesdays@2 Movie: "The Old Man & The Gun"

2018 Crime/Comedy Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek. Rated PG-13. 93 mins.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, January 22, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Kids W.H.O. (We Help Others) Club

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2019 4:30pm 01/22/2019 5:30pm America/New_York Kids W.H.O. (We Help Others) Club

Interested in making our community a better place and earning community service hours? Join us each month for a new service project. This month: Water Bottle Bird Feeders. All ages; no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, January 23, 10:15 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2019 10:15am 01/23/2019 11:15am America/New_York Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

Instructor Natalia Belyakova is a former professional dancer and has performed all over the world. She has been a teacher to children and adult dancers since 2003. All levels are welcome.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, January 23, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2019 4:00pm 01/23/2019 5:00pm America/New_York ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Learn about healthy eating & try some yummy new foods, following a monthly theme! Presented by Megan Hewitt, RD from ShopRite of Union. Ages 6-12; registration required: 908-851-5450 ext. 3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, January 24, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Weekly Meditation

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 11:30am 01/24/2019 12:30pm America/New_York Weekly Meditation

The Art of Meditation class will be held every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library. No experience necessary.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
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Thu, January 24, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "Elizabeth"

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 2:00pm 01/24/2019 4:00pm America/New_York International Film: "Elizabeth"

Biography/Drama. Country: United Kingdom; Language: English, Rated R, 124 mins. ©Universal Pictures

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Friends Film Showing: "Lies I Told My Little ...

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 7:00pm 01/24/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Friends Film Showing: "Lies I Told My Little Sister"

Not rated, 98 mins. The Friends of UPL are showing this drama/comedy about family. The film will be followed by complimentary appetizers at El Chingon where attendees can enjoy conversation with the film's writer/producer. Registration is required by January 17th. Please call 908-377-7949 for sign up.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
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Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Bedtime Storytime

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 7:00pm 01/24/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Bedtime Storytime

In honor of Belly Laugh Day, this month's Bedtime Storytime will be full of silly stories, guaranteed to make you chuckle! Don't forget to wear your coziest PJs! All ages; registration required: 908-851-5450 ext. 3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, January 25, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 10:30am 01/25/2019 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime

Fridays in January at 10:30am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! The Jan. 18 session will feature: Music & Movement. Ages 2-4; no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, January 25, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Midterm Stress Relief

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 1:00pm 01/27/2019 2:30pm America/New_York Midterm Stress Relief

Need a study break? Escape the winter doldrums and midterm stress with video games, coloring, puzzles, and a hot chocolate bar! Ages 13 & up; registration required: 908-851-5450 ext. 3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

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What’s Happening Union: Events for the Week of January 14 through January 20

January 13, 2019

UNION, NJ - Here’s what’s happening for the week of January 14 through January 20 in and around Union. Be sure to check out the TAPinto  Union calendar for other local events.

Monday, 1/14

"Crazy Rich Asians", free movie presented by and at the Vauxhall Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 1/15

"Operation Finale", freevmovie presented by and ...

Union Public Library Offers Homebound Delivery Service To Patrons in Need

UNION, NJ – Did you know Union residents who are unable to visit the Library in-person due to physical limitations or medical conditions can have books and other materials delivered to their homes, at no charge, through a service provided by the Union Public Library?

The Union Public Library offers delivery service for library patrons unable to leave their homes due to health-related ...

Township of Union 2019 Recycling Calendar

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union has released the 2019 Recycling Calendar.  

The calendar is also available on the Township's website,  at the Clerk’s Office and at the Department of Public Works.  The full Township calendar, containing township meetings and other information for 2019, is expected to be  delivered to residents' homes next ...

Quote of the Day

January 16, 2019

"If you are going through hell, keep going."

- Sir Winston Churchill 

Kya' Smith Named to ESU Fall 2018 Dean's List

January 17, 2019

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - A total of 1,513 students have been named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Fall 2018 semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Kya' Smith of Union, NJ was among those recongized for academic achievements. Students eligible for ...

Union Resident Named to Fall 2018 Semester Dean's List at Dean College

FRANKLIN, MA - Dean College is pleased to announce that Keshaun Gravenhise of Union has earned a place on the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin Massachusetts, 45 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. Dean College offers baccalaureate degrees, associate degree programs, ...

Two Union Women Named to University of Rhode Island Dean's List

KINGSTON, RI - The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 5,500 undergraduates have qualified for the fall 2018 Dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and nations.

To be included on the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 or more ...

Union High School Boy's Soccer Team Featured for December

January 16, 2019

UNION, NJ – For December’s Athlete of the Month feature, TAPinto Union is featuring Union High School’s Boys Soccer Team, with their final record of 16-0-4.

The Union High School Boys Soccer Team was 2018 Union County Champions and 2018 Conference Champions.  Here are some other of the team’s stats/information:

Lester Lembryk was chosen the 2018 Union County ...

Union County Offers Assistance Guide For Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown

January 19, 2019

County also announces drop off sites for diapers and feminine hygiene products; residents encouraged to make financial contributions to Community Food Bank of NJ

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced an online assistance guide for Federal employees who are experiencing hardship due to the prolonged government shutdown.

The guide can be accessed at ...

Code Blue in Effect, Union County Looks to Add Shelter in Elizabeth

In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons

ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population.

The “Code Blue Emergency Shelter Initiative” is designed to “prevent death and injury among ...

Volunteers Are Needed for March 14-15 Union County Teen Arts Festival

Union County, NJ – The Union County Teen Arts Festival is looking for volunteers who enjoy working with middle and high school students in and an exciting and dynamic setting.

“The Teen Arts Festival is a high-energy event that showcases the creativity of thousands of our local students. We depend on the public to volunteer and help foster their talents through a variety of ...

Man Falls Over 70 Feet at Merida Construction Site in Roselle Park

January 12, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of E. Westfield Ave. at the construction site where they ...

Body of 76-Year-Old Woman Found in Short Hills

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office confirmed to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills earlier today that a body of a 76-year-old woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road in Short Hills. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time investigators are uncertain as to the cause of death and her name will be released upon notification to her next of ...

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Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

Dr. King’s Shabbat Sermon in Springfield

January 19, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A few days after his 34th birthday, a Baptist minister and the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was invited to deliver the Friday night Shabbat sermon to the Jewish congregation of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights leader in the 1960’s, was the guest speaker ...

Springfield Remembered: Rahway River Bridge

SPRINGFIEILD, NJ – Every day hundreds of commuters travel East and West on Morris Avenue between Springfield and Union crossing over the Rahway River. The Rahway River is the natural boundary that separates the two Union County townships.

Beneath the little span of pavement that seamlessly blends into the roadway on either side of the Rahway River is a nearly 150-year-old bridge ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Starts Wednesday

January 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect Wednesday. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable ...

West Orange Mother Donates Kidney to First Responder in Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her own kidney for a living transplant.

In the weeks following the ...

Dylan Still Seeks a Forever Home

January 8, 2019

UNION, NJ - Dylan has been living at the Union Animal Shelter for over 9 months.

Dylan is described as a big puppy who sadly never had any consistent training.  To set Dylan up for success, he will need to have an experienced family, a fenced in yard and an only dog to start.

The Union Animal Shelter is located at 980 Jefferson Ave. in Union (Rt 22E, Behind Home ...

Rasta Still Looking for His Forever Home

UNION,  NJ - Rasta is still looking for a forever home.

Rasta has been at the Union Animal Shelter since September and the shelter would love  to find him a loving home soon.

According to the Shelter's Facebook page, Rasta is very sweet and easy to walk. He will greet you with his wiggly butt and expressive eyes. While all the other dogs bark for attention, he ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Keep the Ball Rolling

New Jersey Date Night is a new series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The other is that we have 365 days ahead of us with which to plan really great ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory side dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and ...

Watch: CafeTeasia in Cranford Creates Decadent Snow Ice Sundaes

Mike Hur, owner of Café Teasia in Cranford, NJ, shows us how he makes their snow ice, an updated take on a beloved Korean dessert.

Hur uses milk instead of water to make the creamy, fluffy base of the dessert, layers it with syrup, then tops it with a variety of treats, such as chocolate, cheesecake, ice cream and fruit. It’s served with individual cups, so that diners an scoop in ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...

Nissan Becomes First Japanese Car Company to Enter Formula E Auto Racing Series

NEW YORK -- TAPintoTV spoke with Roel de Vries, VP/Head of Global Marketing at Nissan Motor Company, at the 2018 New York International Auto Show about the 2018/2019 Formula E racing season. Nissan’s new electric racing car marks the first Japanese manufacturer to participate in the global all-electric auto racing series.

“Formula E is a logical extension of our long-term belief in ...