Hispanic Food Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by taking a tour of Latin cuisine!  Dava Latin Fusion will be visiting the library with a selection of delicious treats. 


Contact Information
  1. Laura Pecoraro
  2. 908-851-5450
  3. lpecoraro@uplnj.org
Mon, September 30
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 09/30/2019 7:00pm 09/30/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Hispanic Food Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by taking a tour of Latin cuisine! Dava Latin Fusion will be visiting the library with a selection of delicious treats.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Union Public Library

1980 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

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The Union Township Historical Society will host the program.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served during the ...

Introducing MOBILE PRINTING at the Union Public Library

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Union Students Named to the Honors List at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus

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TEANECK, NJ - Students from Union at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus, located in Teaneck, NJ, have been named to the Honors Lists for the Fall 2019 semester.

Rebecca Eugene 

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Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella and Vice Chairman Angel G. Estrada presented the resolution to Straus on Thursday night.  Straus was joined by State Senator Joe Cryan and former State Senator Anthony E.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Close Attend Paper Mill's Unmasked

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MILLBURN, NJ — Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber brought his good friend Glenn Close to see his new show at Paper Mill Playhouse, Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. 

Following the Saturday, Feb. 22 performance, the two celebrities went backstage with Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill’s Producing Artistic Director. They got to meet and greet the cast, ...

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Stephanie Abreu, 31, and William Baldwin, 30, both from Maplewood, NJ were charged by police with making bomb threats, as well as conspiracy and ...

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"There's a hold on them (adoptions of the animals confiscated from the house on Laurie Court and Terrill Road in Scotch Plains) for now," ...

Short Hills Mall Bomb Threat Draws Local, County and State Officials

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Earlier this afternoon, local and county police were called to the Mall at Short Hills for a Suspected bomb threat.

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UNION, NJ – Nine Union students will be moving onto the state competition of the National PTA Reflections Program.  They were  honored at the National PTA’s Founders Day dinner at the Gran Centurion in Clark last week. 

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Connecticut Farms School Students Rock

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“Ricky, ...


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No one looks good in fluorescent lighting…especially in a business or commercial space setting.

Have you ever walked into a dressing room filled with fluorescent lighting of varying degrees of brightness/coloring and just cringed at the mirror while you tried on clothing? How about walking down an empty and quiet hallway, dimly lit with flickering light bulbs that make it look straight ...

Good News In the Schools (Feb. 17 - 21)

UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools last week:  

On Tuesday, Jefferson School had a surprise guest speakers our own State Champs Andrew Sanborn and Ahmirr Robinson from the Union High School Football team! They surprised some of the student-athletes by talking with them about all the hard work they have done since 5th grade! ...

Good News In the Schools (Feb. 10 - 14)

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Upcoming events:

Pre-K Registration:  For Washington School ONLY on February 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, 2369 Morris Avenue.

For Battle Hill School ONLY on February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, ...

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Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System Announce Clinical Affiliation

Partnership Enhances Community Health Care Quality and Access

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System today announced a clinical affiliation that will provide enhanced access to high-quality specialty health care services to the communities of central Jersey. The affiliation will accelerate the growth of CentraState’s oncology and neuroscience programs through linkages ...

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The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

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The residents who happened to be strolling down Main Street on Sunday afternoon were stunned at the sight of the former Beatle, ...

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Nurse Lissa had been ...

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