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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

Montclair State University Welcomes 43 from Union for the Fall 2021 Semester

October 20, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University has announced 43 students from Union, the newest members of the Red Hawk family for the Fall 2021 semester.

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Naomi Malcolm 
Whitney Carson 
Kaitlyn Marques
Raquel Borges
Jon Arcieri 
Azzizah Sherrer 
Nick Neme 
Giananh Negron 
Steph Morado 
Sephora Emmanuel
Daniela ...

Two Local Students Make Dean's List at University of Maryland Global Campus

ADELPHI, MD - Two local students made the Dean's List for the summer term at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). To be eligible for the honor, a student must have completed at least six credits during the term, earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC.

The students from Union are:

Victoria ...

Authorities: Man Arrested in Area Home Invasion, Sex Assault

October 22, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield man was arrested in Westfield early Friday morning in connection with Tuesday’s home invasion and sexual assault in the First Ward, authorities said.

Terence Rhue, 22, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and fourth-degree unlawful ...

Authorities Release Sketch of Man Wanted in Westfield Home Invasion, Sexual Assault

WESTFIELD, NJ — The investigation continues into a violent home invasion that involved a sexual assault earlier this week, authorities said Thursday.

In a joint statement with Westfield Police, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office released a sketch of the armed suspect alleged to have broken into a home in the area of Forest and Longfellow avenues at about 12:50 p.m. and sexually ...

Suspect Remains At Large in Violent Westfield Home Invasion, Authorities Say

Police are seeking security footage that may aid in the investigation.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A suspect wanted in connection with a violent home invasion remains at large, prompting increased police patrols in Westfield, authorities said Wednesday.

The home invasion in the 400 block of Longfellow Avenue left one person injured Tuesday afternoon and led to a sizable law enforcement response ...

Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Carl Banks Among Scotch Plains Public Storage Customers Seeking Return of Possessions

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility. 

Items in the storage unit include Banks's Pro Bowl jersey and items belonging to his son, CJ, that include a signed ...

All Together Now! UHSPAC to Return to Performing with Musical Revue in November

October 18, 2021

UNION, NJ – Union High School’s acclaimed Performing Arts Company (UHSPAC) will be presenting MTI’s “All Together Now! A global event celebrating local theatre.”

Licensed by Music Theatre International, this exclusive musical revue was created as an opportunity for schools and theatres around the world to perform songs from some of the most iconic musicals, and to ...

Columns

Healthgrades Recognizes All Atlantic Health System Medical Centers for Hallmark Specialties

 

All five Atlantic Health System medical centers were honored for delivering high-quality care and superior outcomes across multiple specialties in the Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation, released today. Among the national and regional recognitions, Morristown Medical Center became the only hospital in the nation to achieve 2022 Specialty Excellence awards in each of the following ...

'Talley's Folly' Explores the Human Heart

The Summit Playhouse brings a touching production of  “Talley’s Folly” to the stage after an almost two-year hiatus, due to the covid disruption.

This two-character play by Langston Wilson is the last of a trilogy about the Talley family in Lebanon, Missouri. Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize for the play in 1980.

The action takes place in 1944 on the 4th of July. The ...

Obituaries

Aug 30, 1937 - Jul 3, 2021
Anthony Manochio Sr., of Union, passed away suddenly on Saturday July 3. Anthony was born on ...
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Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Rich Colors and Natural Textures: 7 Fall Centerpiece Ideas

As you begin to decorate your home for fall, try a simple DIY centerpiece for your table this year. By focusing on the colors and textures of the season, you can easily incorporate natural items and décor that you already have to achieve a stunning look for less!

Here are seven easy ideas to inspire your creations.

Glass Cloche

The best thing about using a glass cloche for a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

Foundation Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Perfect Match

Foundation is, well, foundational to many women’s makeup routines. It provides a solid base layer to even out skin tone and imperfections while prepping your skin’s surface for additional products.

But with so many foundation options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are the most important considerations to keep in mind when shopping for this makeup ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

NJ Association of Counties Honors Award Recipients at Annual Ceremony

October 20, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and associates for their hard work.

Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes took home the ...

Tricks to Making the Best Sandwiches for School and Office Lunches

October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches:

Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of sourdough, will hold ingredients better together than the soft stuff, too.

Love wraps? ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...