Adult Black History Month Movie: "John Lewis-Get in the Way"

60 min; Rated NR

Mon, February 05
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 02/05/2018 6:30pm 02/05/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Adult Black History Month Movie: "John Lewis-Get in the Way"

60 min; Rated NR

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088

Vauxhall Public Library

123 Hilton Avenue
union, NJ 07088

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Route 22 East Lane Closures at Chestnut Street Bridge Begin Tonight

June 17, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Overnight lane closures on Route 22 eastbound on Friday night and two nights next week are planned as the project to replace the bridge over Chestnut Street/CR 619 advances in Union.

According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), beginning tonight at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday, June 19, NJDOT’s contractor, Ritacco Construction, is scheduled close ...

Union Public Library Tip of the Week: Summer Hours

UNION, NJ - As everyone knows, Monday, June 21 is the first day of summer.

Residents are reminded that the Library also changes its hours on the same day. The Main Library will be open Mondays 12 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Vauxhall Branch hours are Mondays and Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesdays 12 - ...

Concert and Fireworks Set for July 4 at Biertuempful Park

UNION, NJ - Fireworks will be the main feature at Union's Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Biertuempful Park on Sunday, July 4.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., The Fabulous Greaseband will entertain attendees with rock music from the 50s through the 90s.  The fireworks begin at dark.  Admission is free.  Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Food ...

Reuben A. Montilus Named to Dean's List at Western New England University

June 17, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Western New England University (WNE) is pleased to announce that Reuben Montilus (BS in Criminal Justice program) of Union has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring Semester 2021. Students are named to the Dean's List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

A model for the "New Traditional ...

University of Rhode Island Names Union Students to Spring 2021 Dean's List

KINGSTON, RI - The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 Dean's List. More than 7,000 students were named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List, representing nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and countries.

The following local students were named to the list:

Emma ...

Union Student Graduates from Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School

WALTHAM, MA - On June 5th, Stephanie Enweonwu, of Union graduated as part of the Class of 2021 at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, MA.

Student speakers included Valedictorian Gabriel McCreath and Salutatorian Sidney Dual, each delivering an inspirational speech to their classmates. The commencement address was delivered by activist, author, educator, and former ...

Essex County Offers $10,000 Reward for Information Concerning Maplewood Man's Death

June 15, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the Moussa Fofana murder case, according to Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee.

“If you know anything, please step forward," he said. "We need you."

Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul noted on Monday that although victims of violent crime "may be statistics," they are also real ...

City Looking to Euthanize Dogs Involved with Three-Year-Old Boy’s Death

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth has announced on Friday that they will be taking steps to euthanize the two dogs that attacked a three year old boy after he fell out of a window. 

On June 9, the child, whose name has not been disclosed, fell from a rear window of his family’s home and landed in the backyard. The two dogs, who were in the backyard at the time of the incident, ...

Union County: Three Year Old Child Dies After Falling Out a Window, Mauled by Dogs

ELIZABETH, NJ — A three-year-old boy fell from a window of his home and was mauled to death by the family’s dogs on Wednesday night, Acting Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca and Police Director Earl Graves jointly announced.

According to a press release from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, the child fell 15 feet from a rear window of ...

Columbia H.S. Student Dies in Underhill Field Shooting in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor.

Names of the students involved have not been released.

"This inconceivable calamity is undoubtedly a ...

Livingston School PTA Honors Two Members with Life Membership Awards

June 17, 2021

UNION, NJ – New Jersey PTA Life Membership awards, the highest honor the State PTA can bestow, were presented by the Livingston Elementary PTA to Dolly Webb and Zarinyan Exavier on Tuesday.

The New Jersey PTA Life Membership is an honorary award presented to persons who have given outstanding service for the welfare of children and youth.  It recognizes someone who has promoted the ...

Union Reads: A Free Event for K-5 Graders

UNION, NJ – “Union Reads,” a free family friendly event, hosted by the Union Township Education Association, will be held at the Union High School practice field on Friday, June 18.

Storytelling, arts and crafts, and snacks will be available to Union township students kindergarten to fifth grade.  Each student will receive a tote bag with a hard covered book. Union High ...


Sadness in Dads: It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)?

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing?

And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as well?

The Monday after Father’s Day has, for the last few years, been christened International ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.


Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 6, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

New Jersey Is America's Best State to Live in, New WalletHub Study Says

June 18, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- A new study by WalletHub ranks New Jersey as the Best State to Live In.

The annual listing gave the Garden State high ranks for safety, education and healthcare, and quality of life. It ranked 49th in affordability, however.

New Jersey edged Massachusetts for the top spot, while neighboring New York came in third. New Mexico was rated the worst state. 

“You ...

Ol' Blue Eyes In Bronze: Hoboken To Install Sinatra Statue On The Waterfront

HOBOKEN, NJ - "It's Sinatra's World, We Just Live In It..."

Here in Hoboken, Sinatra's legacy will loom even larger—as officials announce plans to install a Sinatra Statue, in the amphitheater at Sinatra Park, located on Sinatra Drive, along the city's scenic waterfront.

Frank often spoke of growing up in Hoboken, standing on the Hudson River's western ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to Having been ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...