Holiday in the Center

Union Center SID invites you to our Annual Holiday Celebration in the Center!
Welcome Station at El Chingon Tex-Mex Restaurante from 1-4pm all three days! Free Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, and more!

Pictures with Santa at Here's The Story...Books & Videos all three days from 12-3pm! $5 per 4x6 photo, no appointments necessary.

Free Horse & Buggy Rides!
December 7th | 5-8pm
December 14th & 21st | 1-7pm
Line will start at Dunkin Donuts on Morris Ave. in front of Town Hall

For details, call (908) 851-5466 or visit unioncentersid.com

Sat, December 21
12:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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Union Center SID invites you to our Annual Holiday Celebration in the Center!
Welcome Station at El Chingon Tex-Mex Restaurante from 1-4pm all three days! Free Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, and more!

Pictures with Santa at Here's The Story...Books & Videos all three days from 12-3pm! $5 per 4x6 photo, no appointments necessary.

Free Horse & Buggy Rides!
December 7th | ...

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Union Public Library Launches Live, Online Tutoring for Patrons from Tutor.com

January 25, 2020

Online, On-Demand Help for K-College Students and Adult Learners and Career Seekers

UNION, NJ – A new service for kindergarten through 12 graders and early college students, career seekers and adult learners has launched at the Union Public Library.

Tutor.com connects students for academic tutoring, homework help and test preparation with one of more than 3,000 expert tutors. Tutors ...

Tax-Aide Program for Union Senior Citizens

UNION, NJ – The Union Senior Center, in partnership with AARP, is offering free a Tax-Aide program to assist senior citizens.

The program will be held, by appointments only, every Friday from February 7 to April 3.  Because of Good Friday, there will be no appointments on Friday, April 10, but will be held on Thursday, April 9.

To schedule your appointment, call the Union Senior ...

Vauxhall Man Named 2020 Eulace Peaock Unsung Hero

UNION, NJ – A Vauxhall man has been named the 2020 Eulace Peaock Unsung Hero Award by the Township of Union.

Paul Hayes Sr. is this year’s recipient of the award which recognizes those who humbly, diligently and passionately seek change and progression within the community without looking for credit or recognition.  Unsung Heroes inspire and impact others without regard of ...

Alexandra Binenstock Named to Cazenovia College Dean's List

January 26, 2020

CAZENOVIA, NY - Alexandra Binenstock of Union was named to the Cazenovia College Dean's List for the Fall 2019 semester. Those named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average.

Cazenovia College is an independent, co-educational college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering graduate and bachelor degree programs in the liberal arts and professional studies in an ...

Union's Chauncei C. Walker Named to Clemson University Dean's List

CLEMSON, SC - Chauncei C. Walker of Union has been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University.

Walker, whose major is World Cinema, made the Dean's List for the fall 2019 semester.

To be named to the Dean's List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Union Catholic Graduate from Union on Susquehanna University's Cheerleading Squad

SELINSGROVE, PA - Destinee Monasterio, of Union, is a member of the 2019 - 2020 cheerleading squad at Susquehanna University.

Monasterio is a Neuroscience major in the Class of 2022 and a graduate of Union Catholic Reg High School.

The Susquehanna cheerleaders, under the direction of head coach Collette Bender, are skilled in dancing, gymnastics, and stunts. The sixteen-member squad ...

Two Teens Identified as Victims in Fatal Route 22 Crash in Mountainside

January 22, 2020

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Police have identified the victims in the Jan. 12 fatal crash on Route 22 as Miram Karanoub, 16, of Plainfield, and LTD A. Frederick, 18, also of Plainfield.

Officers responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 22 East near the intersection of Parkway at 4:05 a.m, police said. As reported, the vehicle had hit a tree in the center aisle of the ...

Roselle Park Police Officer Involved in Crash Fatally Shoots Himself Sunday

MATAWAN, NJ — An off-duty Roselle Park police officer fatally shot himself in the head after being involved in a crash in Matawan Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

It is with tremendous sadness that Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery announces the passing of Roselle Park Police Officer Edward Nortrup. Patrolman Nortrup was a 13-year veteran of the Roselle Park Police ...

Roselle Park Police Officer Involved in Crash Shoots Himself in Head Sunday

MATAWAN, NJ — A Roselle Park Police officer shot himself in the head after being involved in a crash in Matawan Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

While authorities were investigating the crash, the officer removed a gun and fired one shot killing himself on scene, Roselle Park Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery said. 

“We are grieving as a ...

Local Man Caught with Huge Cache of Child Pornography Sentenced to 10 Years

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Westfield man caught with over 4,000 child pornography files was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison, authorities said.

Gregory L. Brown, 38, a resident of John Street, previously pled guilty to one count of first-degree possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, the statement from acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo ...

Bound Brook Man Charged with Setting Fire that Destroyed Apartments

BOUND BROOK, NJ - A 28-year-old borough resident has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed two five-story apartment buildings under construction on East Main Street, along with several other nearby structures. 

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson credits video footage from surveillance cameras and I-phone videos with helping to identify the suspect, Juan Hector ...

Weeklong Events at Union High School Raise Over $16,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

January 21, 2020

UNION, NJ – A  generous donation on behalf of Union High School, the result of week-long fundraising events last month, was made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the advancement of cures and prevention of pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

A check for $16,650, over $3,000 more than last year, was donated to the research hospital.  ...

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Good News In the Schools (Jan. 16 to 24)

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

Franklin School PTA had so much fun with the Paint and Punch. Thank you for all that showed up and those who helped make it a great evening. A special thank you to all who came out to our Grandparents/ Special Person Day. The smiles on our scholars faces were priceless.

Connecticut ...

Good News In the Schools (Jan. 10 - 17)

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

Students at Union High School attended an assembly entitled Rachel’s Challenge on Wednesday. Students heard the story of one of the students who lost their life at Columbine High School in 1999. The presenter challenged students, and their parents who attended on Wednesday ...

Helping Athletes Keep Their Hearts In The Game: AtlantiCast31

Morristown Medical Center's Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Program is excited to welcome Dr. Matthew Martinez! Learn how this innovative leader will help Atlantic Health System benefit athletes of all levels on the latest AtlantiCast!

 

Morristown Medical Center Raises the Roof on Cardiac Care, Completing Two-Story Expansion of New Jersey’s Leading Heart Hospital

Funded in Part by Generous Community Members, Expansion Will Help Meet Demand for Expert Heart Care

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, nationally recognized for heart care, today opened the second of two new 36-bed units for patients with heart disease, completing a two-story expansion of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute.

The unit opened today will serve cardiac ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

'Goodnight Nobody' Explores Emotional Terrain

PRINCETON, NJ - Three long-time friends gather at a cabin in the woods in this startling original play by Rachel Bonds. Borrowing from the children’s story, “Goodnight Moon,” the play explores the fraught lives of those trying to reconnect.

We learn that Nan is an artist, who one summer had an affair in the cabin, with Mara, Reggie’s mother. That immediately sets up ...

Rutgers Names Holloway as University's First Black President

January 24, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has named Jonathan Holloway as its first black president.

The school's Board of Governors approved the hiring on Tuesday, Jan. 21. He will begin serving his presidency on July 1. According to Northwestern University's website, he has served as that school's Chief Academic Officer ...

New Jersey Date Night: Making the Most of Chinese New Year

January 24, 2020

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

Holiday festivities always make for a great date night, but have you ever celebrated the Year of the Rat? The animal changes annually, but the fun and flavor of Chinese New Year is always a constant. 

Beginning on Jan. 25, the lunar new year comes with lots of red paper decorations, couplets (the ...

Jon Bon Jovi Opens JBJ Soul Kitchen at Rutgers Newark

This story first ran on TAPinto Newark.

NEWARK, NJ — Jon Bon Jovi and wife, Dorothea, have opened their first JBJ Soul Kitchen on a college campus at Rutgers University-Newark to address college students' struggles with food insecurity. 

The Rutgers University-Newark campus marks the third location in New Jersey for JBJ Soul Kitchens after a successful ...

Les Marmitons Men’s Cooking Club Serves Up Friendship, 5-Course Dinners in NJ

Wearing white chef’s jackets and toques, about 30 men are bustling about the professional kitchen. Under the guidance of a professional chef, they work in teams — elbowing through the door with octopus lightly charred from an outdoor fire, pulling pork loin from a sous vide bath, chopping and dicing and plating and laughing.

Soon they’ll be chatting together around round ...

New Jersey Date Night: Lettuce Eat Salad

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

The days following the holiday season can be rather heavy — we’re heavy hearted that the celebrations are all over and heavier in the waistline from enjoying every last bite of the festivities. 

In New Jersey it’s difficult to say no to tasty treats like Christmas ...

New Jersey Security Consultant Offers Safety Seminars to the Community

January 21, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- Louis Valori spoke with TAPintoTV about his work presenting seminars on safety issues to the community. Valori is the Owner of The Valori Group, a private investigation and security consulting firm, and has a background in both the military and local law enforcement. 

“We live in a fast and furious world and I think that I’m just a tool to educate the ...

Retracing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Steps through the South

SOUTHERN U.S. -- TAPintoTV recently visited Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham, where we traveled in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King, and is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. The 35-acre park is comprised of several buildings, and the Visitor Center museum contains ...