Introduction to Social Media Marketing

By the end of the workshop, you will learn how to select the best social media platform for your brand or business; develop a social media marketing strategy; identify your targeted audience; and plan, draft and execute a marketing campaign. Presented by Flisadam Pointer, Lecturer, Rutgers School of Communication and Information. Previous social media experience is not required. Although the workshop is free, registration is required. Call 908-851-5451 to sign-up

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  1. Erica Bell
  2. 908-851-5451
  3. ebell@uplnj.org
Thu, October 03
11:30 am — 1:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 10/03/2019 11:30am 10/03/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Introduction to Social Media Marketing

By the end of the workshop, you will learn how to select the best social media platform for your brand or business; develop a social media marketing strategy; identify your targeted audience; and plan, draft and execute a marketing campaign. Presented by Flisadam Pointer, Lecturer, Rutgers School of Communication and Information. Previous social media experience is not required. Although the ...

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Women's History Month Presentation by Ntozake Shange

February 16, 2020

UNION, NJ - The Vauxhall Community Group will be celebrating Women's History Month with a presentation by Ntozake Shange.

Shange is a poet, novelist, playwright and performer.  She wrote the Broadway-produced and Obie Award-winning "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf".  She has written numerous works of fiction, including ...

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with Storytime Event

UNION, NJ - Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2) and Read Across America, a story time event is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at Here's the Story Bookstore, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Story time is geared toward children ages 4 to 11.  Cookies and juice will be provided after story time.  Children are encouraged to wear their favorite Dr. Seuss shirt.  ...

Union Public Library Receives Special GOOGLE Grant to Provide Digital Skills Training and Career Development

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA –  A special GOOGLE Grant has been awarded to the Union Public Library for digital skills training and career development.

Union Public Library has been selected to participate in the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow With ...

Union's All-Girl BSA Troop Takes Home First Place in Klondike Challenge

February 18, 2020

UNION, NJ – An all-girls BSA troop from Union, chartered through Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, took home first place in the 2020 Munsee Klondike Challenge in Watchung Reservation on February 8.  The competition tests the scout’s outdoor, first aid, camping and winter survival skills, as patrols race sleds through the Watchung Reservation.  

Members of Troop ...

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

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

Marena Trusso 

Lauren Guerra 

Emily Blum 

Gideon Boah 

Joselle Dabu 

Sarah Osborne 

Judy-Mae Lima 

Andy Wang 

Erin Roberts 

Colette ...

Lauren Guerra inducted into Phi Omega Epsilon honor society at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus

MADISON, NJ - Lauren Guerra of Union, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus in Madison, NJ, has been inducted into FDU's Phi Omega Epsilon honor society for the Fall 2019 semester.

Eligibility for membership in the University's senior honor society is established by completing at least 90 earned credits toward an undergraduate ...

Acupuncturist With Springfield Practice Convicted of Sexual Assault

February 6, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ — After a two-week trial, Edward Riskin, 57, an acupuncturist and Chatham resident was convicted of sexually assaulting a patient.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced the conviction yesterday.

According to the prosecutor's office, their investigation revealed that Raskin sexually assaulted an ...

Battle Hill School Students Get a K-9 Visitor

February 13, 2020

UNION, NJ - A second-grade class at Battle Hill Elementary School received a special visitor on Tuesday when Kyla, a Union County Sheriff's K-9 Officer, and her handler, Officer E. Ramirez, stopped in.

In their social studies unit, students in Stephanie Branco's class have been learning about their community.  With Officers Ramirez and Kyla, the class discussed different ...

Battle Hill School's 'Snowflake Project' Raises Money for Children

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School Student Council members organized a recent school-wide fundraiser called The Snowflake Project.

The fundraiser allowed the families of the Battle Hill community to decorate unique snowflakes and give a donation to The Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation.  The Student Council raised $269.00 for the long-term facility in ...

Paint N Sip Fundraiser for Relay for Life of Union

UNION, NJ - A Paint 'N Sip fundraiser for the Relay for Life of Union on Friday, March 20, will be held at the Colombian Club of Union.

The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. with artist Jill Rible.  Wine and appetizers will be served.  RSVP by March 1 to Lisa Padden at 908-447-8130.  The Colombian Club of Union is at 1034 Jeanette Avenue.  The cost is $40.00.

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LEDs are a Bright Idea.

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. 10 - 14)

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

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, ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 12th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

Atlantic Health System is leading the way in delivering innovative, high-quality health care in an award-winning workplace that cares for patients and caregivers alike.  For the 12th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number #89 on the prestigious list.

“Our 17,000 talented team ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

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

New Stuffed Burger Restaurant in Springfield Promises ‘Super’ Experience

February 17, 2020

This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture.

“I am a comic book enthusiast/collector,” Grunauer said. “So the love of comics, ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

Can New Jersey Really Call Itself the Pizza Capital of the World?

New Jersey’s official state Twitter account, @NJGov, set off a “pizza war” a few days ago when — just in time for National Pizza Day — it proclaimed the Garden State the “official pizza capital of the world.”

But is it, though? Is it really?

As everyone knows, pizza got its start in Italy. In Naples, to be exact, according to food historian Ken ...

Food Network TV Show Features Media-Savvy NJ Girl Scout

This story first ran on TAPinto Hillsborough.

Tune in to the Food Network Monday night, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. to catch Olivia Altidor, an eighth-grader at Hillsborough Middle School, in front of the camera with other Girl Scouts as bakers whip up desserts made with Girl Scout cookies.

You'll see her working with the contestants, offering advice on how to create a dessert ...

New Jersey Date Night: The Steaks are High for Valentine’s Day

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

When it comes to the Valentine’s Day date, the stakes are high because of the importance we place on the perceived “most romantic” date night of the year. Even though we should approach every date night with the same vigor, Valentine’s Day seems to bring the most pressure to ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad: Great Way to Volunteer and Help the Community

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad is seeking new volunteers to become members of their team, especially young people and students. 

“I can’t think of anything that’s more important than what we do,” said Alan Chadrjian, an EMT and Driver with the Rescue Squad. “This is a place where you can meet people, and learn things that will ...

Small Business Spotlight: Maplewood, NJ’s Oldest Business Shares the Lessons of their Longevity

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Maplewood’s oldest business, Woolley Home Solutions, spoke with TAPintoTV about their long history in town and how they've been able to maintain their success for 95 years. 

“It’s a lot to live up to,” said Norman E. Woolley. “It’s important to support the town that’s allowed you to thrive and be able to be successful for that ...