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Union County Residents: Make One Change

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking county residents to join a global initiative to reduce their plastic waste during the month of July, and hopefully long after.  Plastic Free July is a world-wide movement that encourages people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful litter-free ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Community Resources for People in Crisis

July 6, 2020

UNION, NJ - A virtual event hosted by the Union Public Library, Community Resources for People in Crisis, will help people find out how to get financial and other help and support ranging from money to food and more.  The event is set for Tuesday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m.  To register, click here bit/lyUPLlive at least one hour in advance.

The program will feature Juanita Ayala ...

Morris Avenue Ramp to Route 22 to Close for Three More Consecutive Thursday Nights

UNION, NJ – Beginning tonight, Thursday, July 2, Route 82/Morris Avenue eastbound ramp to Route 22 eastbound will once again be closed and detoured for concrete repair work.  This is the second of four scheduled Thursday night closures for this repair work.

Beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., tomorrow, Friday, July 3, and continuing for three consecutive Thursday nights through ...

Union County Residents Can Get Financial Help and More During the Coronavirus Through Virtual Workshop Presented by Union Public Library

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Residents  in need of food, financial assistance, or other support can learn how to get help at a virtual presentation sponsored by Union Public Library on Tuesday, July 7, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  

Juanita Ayala Vargas, VP of United Way of Greater Union County, and a representative from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will present with plenty ...

Reuben A. Montilus of Union Named to the Spring Semester 2020 Dean's List at Western New England University

July 9, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Western New England University is pleased to announce that Reuben Montilus, of Union has been named to the Spring Semester 2020 Dean's List. Montilus is one of over 950 students to achieve this mark of academic excellence. Students are named to the Dean's List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

Montilus is pursuing a BS in Criminal ...

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Dean's List - Spring 2020

 

NEWARK, DE - Four Union students have been named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Spring 2020 semester.

Steven Dembeck 

Steven Medina

Dax Moraes

Joseph Novoa 

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the ...

Cyriacus Ibezim Receives Degree in Biochemistry from American International College

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Cyriacus Cyriacus, of Union, has been awarded a degree in Biochemistry from American International College. Ibezim is among fellow scholars representing seven foreign countries, twelve states, and Washington, DC. The College sincerely congratulates all of the dedicated, newly-minted graduates for their commitment to completing their education during this unprecedented ...

Roselle Park Resident Aaron Carr Injured in Life-Changing Surfing Accident

July 9, 2020

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Aaron Carr, a 27-year-old lifelong resident of Roselle Park, was critically injured in a surfing accident in Point Pleasant at approximately 6 p.m. on July 4.

Carr got picked up by a wave and hit his head on the ocean floor causing a severe spinal injury that left him unable to move anything except his left arm. Two friends were able to pull him to shore and ...

Elizabeth Native Marsha Johnson Honored with Google Doodle

ELIZABETH, NJ - Google honored Elizabeth native Marsha P. Johnson with her own doodle on its Tuesday homepage for the last day of Pride month.

“The milestones achieved in the LGBTQ rights and equality movement were made possible by trailblazers who first stood up for their rights - people like early transgender, gay rights and AIDS activist, Marsha P. Johnson,” said Freeholder ...

Virtual Concert Series to Benefit People with Disabilities and Youth at Risk in New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ - The sounds of different genres of music are as loud as ever this summer, even as most listen to music at home instead of a concert hall. Everyone with an internet connection is invited to listen in together for a week-long virtual concert benefiting Community Access Unlimited from July 6-11.

“It will be a week of nights of music that we hope everyone will get ...

Battle Hill School Students and Staff Celebrate Cultural Diversity

June 27, 2020

UNION, NJ – At a time when things seem so unpredictable, the Battle Hill School family came together to display empathy, tolerance and acceptance.

“At a time when things seem to be so unpredictable, and people young and old, throughout our nation are finding it difficult to understand each other, the Battle Hill family does what it has always done; we come together,” said ...

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Community Conversation: What We Now Know About Coronavirus

Every day more and more crucial information about COVID-19 surfaces. So what’s the most important guidance for you and your family? Join Jason Kessler, MD, on our Community Conversation, as he separates fact from fiction when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Atlantic Health System Safe Care: “Laura’s Story”

When Laura and her husband were ready to have their second child, they were relieved to see the team at Atlantic Health System was prepared to deliver calm, exceptional care, even during the pandemic. Learn more at https://www.atlantichealth.org/.

 

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni (William Morris/Harper Collins, 2020)

In writing a contemporary novel in the Gothic tradition, it is impossible not to compare aspects of great Gothic novels that have come before. The excellent, new book, The Ancestor, by Danielle Trussoni fits the description of a Neo-Gothic. However, drawing comparisons between previously written novels is half the fun ...

The Voice of a Poet: To Those Leaving Elementary School in June 2020

July 6, 2020

I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.

But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at all. This is a momentous occasion. You have done what no generation of ...

NJ Farmers Markets Adjust to New Way of Shopping During Pandemic

July 10, 2020

NEW JERSEY — As New Jersey moves into new phases of reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown, farmers markets are adapting to our new socially distanced “normal.”  

In towns across the state, market managers have implemented new business practices to keep both vendors and customers safe. Designated as essential businesses early in the pandemic, some expanded their footprint ...

Lawmaker Says NJ Should Pick up Restaurants’ Tab After Nixing Indoor Dining

NEW JERSEY — The owner of Sweet Waters Steakhouse in Westfield stocked up for the restart of indoor dining in advance of the July Fourth weekend. That was before Gov. Phil Murphy announced the cancelation of inside dining two days before its anticipated comeback originally slated for July 2.

Frank DiLollo purchased meat and fish, among other foods, for diners ...

7 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer

Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed.

If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days:

Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel spread.

Toss it in your pitcher for mint water. You can combine it with fruit, such ...

New Jersey Date Night: Restaurants with Great Outdoor Dining

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

“Come out, come out wherever you are!” were Glinda’s famous words 81 years ago, and they’ve never been more applicable to New Jersey now. People have lots of reasons to come out in June; not only is it Pride Month but also we now can enjoy a date night in an actual restaurant, ...

NJ Accountant and Tax Coach Explains How Strategic Planning Can Save Businesses Money

July 9, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with Ethan Hundley, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Tax Coach (CTC) about his firm and how he can help clients proactively structure their taxes to save money.  Brodeur and Hundley spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio, which has been reconfigured to accommodate ...

Drummer and Zappa Trust Archivist Joe Travers Hosts DW Drums Playlist Party LIve on YouTube

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, spoke with drummer and Zappa Trust archivist Joe Travers about his new YouTube channel and a special YouTube streaming program he’ll be hosting on Thursday, July 9th for DW Drums. 

Travers, known as the “Vaultmeister,” continues to work closely with Ahmet Zappa and the Zappa Trust to bring remastered and ...

NJ Recording Studio Sets New Standard for Producing Safe Sessions During the Pandemic

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- What does the new normal of music production and recording look like in the time of COVID-19? David Amlen and Tony Drootin of Sound on Sound Studios, a full-service recording facility in Montclair, NJ, spoke with TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how they are safely getting back to business. 

Upon deciding to reopen, Amlen and Drootin walked through the ...