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Wed, November 21

Union

Recycle: Glass / Plastic / Tin

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Wed, November 21, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Tiny Tots Storytime

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Wednesdays at 10:30am. Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play & socialization. Birth-2 years. No registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
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Wed, November 21, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen Movie: "The Darkest Hours"

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Join us for a showing of the movie The Darkest Hours. Feel free to bring your lunch; we'll provide the popcorn and drinks! Ages 13+, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ
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Wed, November 21, 1:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Union

Lunch and a Family Movie: "Hotel Transylvania 3"

Add to My Calendar 11/21/2018 1:30pm 11/21/2018 3:30pm America/New_York Lunch and a Family Movie: "Hotel Transylvania 3"

Rated PG, 120 min. Bring your lunch. We will supply the popcorn. Please register at 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Avenue Union, NJ
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Fri, November 23, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

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Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, November 24, 11:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

UPL Library Resources for Small Business Owners

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Add to My Calendar 11/24/2018 11:00am 11/24/2018 12:30pm America/New_York UPL Library Resources for Small Business Owners

Come learn about all the wonderful resources Union Public Library has for our local small business owners! John Daquino will go over databases such as Reference USA, Small Business Reference Center and Lynda.com, in addition to the library’s print holdings. Registration required; please contact the Adult Services department at the main library to sign up: 908-851-5450 x2

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, November 24, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Research Done Write: Effective Ways to Conduct ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/24/2018 2:00pm 11/24/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Research Done Write: Effective Ways to Conduct Research for your Writing

Are you a local author working on your next masterpiece? If so, then you know by now that the devil is in the details, and to get those details right, you need to be an excellent researcher. This class will focus on how to conduct research like a pro; topics include searching online library databases and open-source collections for primary and secondary sources. Registration required; please ...

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Mon, November 26, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Union

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "Homegoing" ...

Add to My Calendar 11/26/2018 6:00pm 11/26/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi

The group will discuss the book "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. Bring your dinner.

123 Hilton Avenue Union, NJ
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Tue, November 27, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Union

Pre-K Interactive Learning Time: "Puzzles, ...

Add to My Calendar 11/27/2018 11:00am 11/27/2018 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K Interactive Learning Time: "Puzzles, Coloring, Memory & Other Fun Activities"

Interactive storytimes, crafts and more for young children and their parents/guardians. Ages 3-6. Please register at 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Avenue Union, NJ
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Tue, November 27, 12:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

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Add to My Calendar 11/27/2018 12:00pm 11/27/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Medicare Information Session at Union Public Library

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 will take place October 15 through December 7. A SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Providers) representative from SAGE Eldercare will be in the library to answer questions about upcoming changes to next year’s plans. SHIP Counselors provide free and objective information about health insurance and receive ongoing training from the Division on Aging ...

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, November 27, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Union

Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search

Add to My Calendar 11/27/2018 3:00pm 11/27/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search

Gain useful tools and support for conducting a successful job search.

123 Hilton Avenue Union, NJ

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The Week Ahead in Union

November 18, 2018

UNION, NJ - Happenings in and around Union this week:

MONDAY, 11/19:

Social Media Marketing Workshop, Vauxhall Public Library, 1:00 p.m.
The Odessa Klezmer Band, Free Concert, Elizabeth Public Library, 2:00 p.m.
Master Class:  Tap Workshop with Karen Callaway Williams, Free Workshop, The Connection. Summit, 2:00 p.m.
Construction Zone, Union Public Library, 3:30 p.m.
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Just “ASK” for Information about Senior Services

UNION, NJ - Union residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older can visit the Union Public Library on Tuesday, November 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging will be available to speak with residents. 

“The purpose of ASK is to help residents obtain government ...

Kids in the Kitchen

UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library will be hosting a "Kids in the Kitchen" event for kids ages 6-12.

The new cookbook club, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:00, asks kids to make a recipe from one of their featured holiday cookbooks and bring to share.  Cookbooks will be available to check out from the library at the Children's Circulation Desk.  The Union Public ...

Quote of the Day

November 21, 2018

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Retired Union Police Lieutenant Dilginis Passes Away

November 9, 2018

UNION, NJ – Retired Union Police Detective Lieutenant Joseph W. Dilginis passed away on Monday, Nov. 5.

According to a social media post from the Union Police Department, Dilginis, 61, spent his career with the Union Police, but “above all else he was a loving husband and father.  Everyone knew him as a family man who truly was a good person, selfless, and caring with a great ...

Students from Union Make University of Sciences' Dean's List

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Two Union students have been named to the summer 2018 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the summer of 2018.

Union's Justin George and Mark Pierre were among those ...

A Call for Nominations for 2019 Union County Human Relations Commission Unity Achievement Awards

November 19, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the area of volunteerism, public service, and the promotion of human rights. 

Simply put, the Awards honor ordinary people ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is hit by NJ Transit Train in New Providence; Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc on Roadways

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m. after leaving the Murray Hill Station.

The female driver was brought to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to reports by NJTPD.  The identity of ...

Union High Hosting Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day, Dec. 14

November 20, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union High School will be hosting their 4th Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, December 14.

The St. Jude Classic consists of three varsity basketball games held in Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium.  The first game will feature Plainfield vs. the Union Farmers at 4:00 ...

Battle Hill School Announces Class Representatives

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School has announced their student council room representatives.

Room representatives for this year are:

Adriana Marques
Lola Paredes
Chiamaka Nwanonyiri
Isabela Caixero
Gianna Marlin
Rachael Kwarteng
Matthew Castro
Vincenzo Carr
Douglas Callanan

The Battle Hill Executive Board is:

President - Leyla Akin
VP - Angel Salcedo
Secretary ...

Battle Hill School Students Make PB&J Sandwiches for the Homeless

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill School students and parents pitched in Tuesday night to make sandwiches for the homeless and those in need.

Alex Rankin and Stacey Callahan from “Be the Change” helped coordinate the sandwich-making effort.  “Be the Change” is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Norma Bowe, a professor at Kean University.  Rankin said the group ...

Arrested OAS Faculty Member Said He Would "Shoot up the Place"

November 9, 2018

CRANFORD - In a report obtained by TAPinto Cranford from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, some disturbing details on the arrest of Orange Avenue School faculty member Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth, have been released. 

Certain portions have been partially redacted to omit personal identifying information. Detectives wrote in the ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!

 

The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (Harper Collins, 2018)

Who would have thought that the “nymphet” of Humbert Humbert’s perverted fantasies in the famous Vladimir Nabokov novel, Lolita, published in the United States in 1958, was influenced greatly by an infamous kidnapping case that took place in Camden, ...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of ...

Tanner is Looking for a New Home

November 11, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Union Animal Shelter has a new resident -- they named him Tanner (the shelter does not know his former name).

Tanner arrived a couple of weeks ago and he is still getting used to his new environment.  According to a social media post from the Union Animal Shelter, Tanner, who "is finding himself with no home and no family to call his own," shows a ...

Election Wrap-Up: Committeewoman Michele Delisfort Thanks Residents for Support

November 10, 2018

I am deeply moved by the expression of confidence from the 13000+ voters that supported me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am immensely grateful to the family, friends, and loyal supporters who so generously contributed their time and effort to our campaign during this election season.

Being an effective Committee Member involves listening to constituents, building consensus, ...

McDowell, Morgan and Ruiz Proud and Humbled to Win Seats on Board of Education

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, residents of Union voted to decide the fate of three seats for Township of Union Board of Education. Committee to Elect McDowell, Morgan and Ruiz is excited to announce that we are proud and humbled to receive the overwhelming support from the residents of our community and win the three open seats on the Board of Education.

 

We are thankful ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...