Preparing for the Post-Covid Job Market for People of All Ages

UNION, NJ - What do you do if your job suddenly was terminated due to the Pandemic and probably will not be returning and/or how does the crisis impact those who were already unemployed?  Where does this leave college seniors (or those completing a training class or vocational program who have just graduated (or are about to graduate)? What are some networking ideas which can be implemented even with most of our region locked down? How can you realistically surf the web for job opportunities?

Find out from Harold Levin, Staffing Manager, SmartStaff Personnel.   Join the Union Public Library on Monday, Sept. 21 at 10:00 a.m.    Visit bit.ly/UPLlive to sign up.

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UNION, NJ - What do you do if your job suddenly was terminated due to the Pandemic and probably will not be returning and/or how does the crisis impact those who were already unemployed? Where does this leave college seniors (or those completing a training class or vocational program who have just graduated (or are about to graduate)? What are some networking ideas which can be implemented even ...

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Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Union Center Senior Among County Programs to Provide Seniors with Nutritious “Grab & Go” Meals at Senior Centers

October 22, 2020

UNION COUNTY – The Union Senior Center is among the 13 “Grab and Go Lunch Program” locations the County’s Office on Aging and Disability Services is providing for nutritious, box-lunch meals.

The lunches to Congregate Nutrition Program participants through the “Grab and Go Lunch Program” serve as an alternative to congregate dining. This program ...

Free Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event for Union County Residents, Oct. 24

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that the next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on Saturday, October 24, at the Nokia campus in New Providence, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any Union County resident may participate, regardless of their hometown.

Use GPS address 600 Mountain Avenue & Ryder Way, New Providence ...

Union High School PTA Clothing Drive -- CANCELED

UNION, NJ – The Union High School PTA clothing drive, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., has been canceled.  A new date will be provided once scheduled.

 

Thirty-Two Union Residents Graduated from Montclair State University in May

October 21, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University congratulates 32 undergraduate and graduate students from Union who completed their academic degrees in May 2020.

The University celebrated a delayed but much anticipated Commencement over 21 small, separate, in-person ceremonies - replete with proper safety measures - between July 18-23 at Sprague Field on campus, concluding with a ceremony for ...

Clark Police Seeking Eyewitnesses to Early Morning Hit-and-Run Fatality

October 20, 2020

CLARK, NJ - An 82-year-old pedestrian died at the scene of a hit-and-run on Tuesday morning according to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso. The man was crossing Raritan Road at the intersection of the Clarkton Shopping Center when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle heading east on Raritan Road said Bonaccorso. The motorist fled the scene.

According to Bonaccorso, those that knew the ...

Connecticut Farms School's Hispanic Heritage Club Holds First Remote Meeting

October 18, 2020

UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School learned about Mexico, its customs and history, at their first after-school club meeting on Thursday.

Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said as their first virtual after school lesson, students studied the Mexico's flag, geography and music.  Lisa-Fernandez ...

Kawameeh Middle School Swag On Sale Now

UNION, NJ – The Kawameeh Middle School PTA (KMSPTA) is reminding residents it’s time to stock up on Kawameeh swag.

Whether you’re a current student, an alumnus from years past, or just want to support the school, check out the Kawameeh SpiritWear website HERE.  All proceeds from the sale will directly benefit Kawameeh Middle School students and help finance ...

Burnet Middle School Students Participate (Virtually) in Week of Respect

UNION, NJ – Even while remote learning, students at Burnet Middle School continued their participation in the annual Week of Respect, a week of awareness, education, and specific activities designed to develop and maintain a positive school climate and decrease harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Activities during the week are designed to encourage respect and increase social and ...

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Community Conversations: #AskHer

Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!

 

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

Union: How To Get Property Tax Relief?

October 15, 2020

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

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New Jersey Date Night: You’re the Wurst

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

Crisper temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves makes us something a little more substantial for our meals, which might explain why October is National Sausage Month. Hearty and flavorful, sausage is great year around, but in cooler weather it’s a go-to food if you desire something ...

4 Great Seasonal Beers by NJ Breweries (That Aren’t Pumpkin)

Changing leaves, shorter days and cooler temperatures — the telltale signs of autumn. And with the season comes fall flavors.

Aside from the tried and true pumpkin-flavored everything, there are many other flavors of fall that craft breweries all over the state are tapping into to create interesting and unique beer.

Warm up with some of these sensational seasonal ...

Black Lives Matter, So Let’s Take Action on School Choice and Legalization

October 21, 2020

Dear Editor:

Black Lives Matter So Let’s Take Action on School Choice and Legalization

This November voters are facing what many experts call the most important election of their lifetime, and I agree. On the ballot we have candidates and constitutional questions which can ultimately make a huge difference in Union County’s diverse minority communities.

Support candidates ...

Millburn Whole Foods Name Lacks Sensitivity to Town's Actual Location

VAUXHALL, NJ – As I recently walked through Whole Foods in Vauxhall, New Jersey, I looked up at the aisle sign to see what products were there and the top of the sign it clearly stated that this was the “Millburn” store in big letters with the Whole Foods logo. Then it dawned on me that the store was physically located in Vauxhall. I doubled checked my assumption by putting ...

Voice-Over Artist and Event Announcer George Alan Ruth Describes His Career Behind The Microphone

October 20, 2020

George Alan Ruth, who is the voice behind the TAPintoTV promos, recently joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios for a conversation on his long-spanning career as an announcer and voice-over artist. 

Ruth, who grew up in New Jersey, was the inaugural announcer for the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium beginning in 1998. For Ruth, that ...

Housing and Community Development Network of NJ Enlisted to Provide Help As Housing Crisis Deepens

Staci Berger, CEO of the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey, joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios, to discuss the state's current housing situation and in particular, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Berger, New Jersey has had a "very strong" housing crisis even prior to the pandemic.

Seven Tax Questions You Need To Answer Before The End Of The Year

Walter Pardo of WFP-Taxes Presents Path To Profitability: Tax Questions to Answer Before Year's End

Assets and Debt:

Do you have unrealized investment losses?
Do you have investments in taxable accounts that are subject to end-of-year capital gain distributions?

Tax Planning:

Do you expect your income to increase in the future? 
Do you have any capital ...