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Sat, November 09
9:30 am — 4:00 pm
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Holiday Shopping Idea: Library Bag Sale

November 12, 2019

UNION, NJ - The Friends of the Union Public Library will be hosting a "Library Bag Sale", beginning November 25 through December 23.  

Buy a bag for $10 and fill it or buy items individually -- books, DVDs, CDs and more on sale for adults and children.  The Union Public Library Main Branch is located at 1980 Morris Avenue; the Vauxhall Branch at 123 Hilton Avenue, ...

A Discussion on HIV and AIDS for World AIDS Day

UNION, NJ - The National Council of Negro Women Vauxhall Section and the Vauxhall Community Group will be co-sponsoring a discussion on HIV-AIDS.

In support of World AIDS Day, the event will seek to bring awareness to those infected with and those affected by HIV/AIDS and that there are those in the community who care and offer support, resources and encouragement to those who may be in ...

NJ Transit and Senator Joe Cryan to Host Town Hall Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Transit officials and Senator Joe Cryan will host a Town Hall meeting to discuss Rail and Bus issues in the 20th Legislative District.

The Town Hall event will be held on Thursday, November 7, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Community Access Unlimited located at 80 W. Grand Street in Elizabeth.

For more information call 908-624-0880.

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Union Student Takes Place in CH-CH Student Senate Simulation

November 5, 2019

WALTHAM, MA - On Friday, October 25, Stephanie Enweonwu of Union, from the class of 2021, took part in the 4th Annual Chapel Hil-Chauncy Hall School Senate Simulation. Stephanie played the role of Senator Marco Rubio, grappling with the real issues currently facing the United States.

"The Senate Simulation is a great chance to both expand the political and civic understanding of our ...


This Week in Union Schools (Nov. 4 - 8)

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

Union High School:

Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming dance was Saturday Night at UHS was a huge success! The kids had a great time and danced the night away!

There will be a Food Drive where students can obtain community service hours. See Mr. Mott, Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Rosales for ...

This Week in Union Schools (Oct. 28-Nov. 1)

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

Connecticut Farms 2nd Annual Week of Respect Door Decorating Contest.

Classes worked together to decorate their door to illustrate the theme, "kindness matters." Doors were judged on three criteria - creativity, student participation, and use of theme. The winning classes ...

The Breakthrough Treatment Center - Leading the Fight Against Cancer: AtlantiCast Episode 30

On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!


Atlantic Health System Nationally Recognized with 2019 Healthcare Impact Award

Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website.

The Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards are designed to recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion and ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

Union Student Selected to Participate in the 2019 Debutante Leadership Program

November 11, 2019

Essex County, NJ – “Preparing the Next Global Servant Leader” is this year’s theme for the Essex County (NJ) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated’s ~ 2019 Debutante Leadership Program and 14th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion.

Janeyce Soncerea McCray of Union, who attends Kent Place School, will be amongst twenty girls selected from seven New Jersey ...

Burnet Spanish Club Students Paint Flags of Spanish Speaking Countries

UNION, NJ - In celebration of Hispanic heritage month, Spanish Club students at Burnet Middle School got creative and painted flags of Spanish-speaking countries on ceiling tiles. 

Teacher Patricia Frazier covered cross curricular topics including geography, Spanish and incorporated SEL (social emotional learning) by engaging the sixth- and seventh-grade students ...

Cranford Movie Theatre Reopens Friday

November 7, 2019

CRANFORD - The Cranford Movie Theatre, located in the heart of Downtown Cranford, will reopen its doors on Friday, November 8th.

Jesse Sayegh, owner of the Cranford Movie Theatre and the Westfield Rialto, said he was caught by surprise when New Vision Cinemas LLC, which operated the cinemas in Union County, left the Rialto Theatre more than 16 months before ...

Summit Cleans Up After Tanker Spill

SUMMIT, NJ - Clean-up is ongoing after a tanker overturned on Broad Street -- near the Route 24 overpass -- in the early morning hours of November 4.

According to the City of Summit, the accident -- which occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m. -- resulted in an estimated 1,350 gallons of gasoline spilling out into the roadway and surrounding vicinity and forced the closure of multiple ...

Kenilworth Police Report Missing Juvenile

KENILWORTH, NJ - A Kenilworth girl has been reported missing while attending a family event at the Kenilworth Inn on Saturday.

According to Kenilworth Detective Sergeant Michael Scanielo, the Kenilworth Police Department took a police report for a juvenile that walked away from a family event at The Kenilworth Inn, 5 S. 31st St. in Kenilworth on Saturday.  The girl has ...

Video: “Lime” Electric Scooters Hit the Streets of Elizabeth on Friday Afternoon

ELIZABETH, NJ - The “Lime” Electric Scooters officially hit the streets of Elizabeth on Friday afternoon, launching a new form of transportation to get around the city. If you are driving around the city you will see these green machines on a lot of corners or in highly visible areas. 

A how-to-ride e-scooter demo and safety training course called “First Ride ...

Depleted Uranium Found at Springfield Synagogue, Area Searched by Authorities and Declared Safe

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - According to the Union County prosecutor's office, a small quantity of depleted uranium that was inadvertently left it in a meeting room of Temple Sha'arey Shalom has been recovered and secured by a county HAZMAT team.

The announcement was made in ajoint statement from acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, Union County Public Safety Director ...

Lawsuit: NJ Trooper Was Texting Moments Before Crash That Killed Teenage Girl on Central Ave in 2017

November 13, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The state police trooper who hit a 14-year-old Westfield girl while driving on Central Avenue in 2017 was texting in the moments leading up the fatal crash, evidence contained in the court record for a civil lawsuit against the trooper shows.

While investigators cleared state Trooper Alexander Gelfand of criminal charges at the time, the lawsuit filed by the family of the ...

Scotch Plains-Based Actor Garry Pastore Will Host NJ Premiere of 'Shooting Heroin' at Cranford Theatre on Nov. 14

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Shooting Heroin, a film with an all-star cast, including Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore, motion picture dealing with the drug epidemic makes its New Jersey premiere when it hits the big screen on Thursday Nov. 14 at the newly reopened Cranford Theatre.

Related: Cranford Movie Theatre Reopens Friday

In attendance will be police chiefs, officers and DEA agents ...

Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

November 9, 2019

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Harvest Time for Cranberries in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

The Cutts family has been farming blueberries and ...

Make Our One-Bowl Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Let’s face it: No one is ever going to eat all that Halloween candy. Why not chop up those fun-size chocolate bars and throw them into some cookie dough with a handful or two of M&M’s?

This one-bowl recipe is even easier than drop cookies and ready in under an hour, with no special equipment necessary.

Safety tip: When coating the foil-covered pan with cooking spray, hold it ...

Board of Education Member Thanks Union Voters

November 11, 2019

I would like to thank the residents of Union for taking the time on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to vote.

I am extremely thankful and humbled by the support and confidence shown by the voters of Union. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving another 3 years. I will continue to work diligently for the students of our district, as I did for my students throughout my 40 year teaching ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

November 8, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...

East Brunswick Day Highlights Diversity and Community in Middlesex County, NJ

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- At this year’s East Brunswick Day, an annual event which brings together community residents, officials and businesses, TAPintoTV spoke with several attendees and participants. The event, which is in its sixth year, was held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center and included local vendors, nonprofit organizations, township programs, local government, youth ...