Summer Evening Meditation Class

Join Instructor Bindu Bhatt for a special evening Meditation class to help you in your path toward increased awareness and mindfulness.  No registration required.

Contact Information
  1. Laura Pecoraro
  2. 9088515450
  3. lpecoraro@uplnj.org
Mon, July 29
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 07/29/2019 7:00pm 07/29/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Summer Evening Meditation Class

Join Instructor Bindu Bhatt for a special evening Meditation class to help you in your path toward increased awareness and mindfulness. No registration required.

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Family and Friends Mourn the Passing of Anthony "A.J." DeVito

August 17, 2019

UNION, NJ – Anthony “A.J.” DeVito, 30, of Union, died suddenly on August 16 at home. 

A.J. was a proud volunteer for the Kenilworth Fire Department for three years.  He worked for the County of Union for ten years in park maintenance.

A.J. is the beloved son of Kerry (McCarthy) DeVito and John A. Devito, brother of Benjamin and his wife Jacqueline.  He is ...

Aging and Disability Resource Connection at Union Public Library on Sept. 24

UNION, NJ - Union residents seeking reliable information about services for adults age 60 and older can come and speak in person with experienced staff from the Union County Aging and Disability Resource Connection, a division of the Department of Human Services at the Union Public Library on Tuesday, September 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“Our goal is to help senior residents ...

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Atlantic Health System Hospitals earn “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Healthcare Equality Index

 

With a commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of all, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the second consecutive year Morristown, Overlook, Newton, Chilton and Hackettstown ...

Healing the Brain - Sudden Seizure Leads to Brain Tumor Discovery

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call saying that his or her child is in the emergency department. That was the call Erik and Suzan Sletteland received at 2:30am on July 3, 2015. As they raced to the hospital, all they knew was that their son, Sam, had suffered a seizure.

“We were scheduled to vacation with Sam and his brothers for the 4th of July,” ...

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018)

 

Where the Crawdads Sing is Delia Owens’ first novel, although she and her husband have published three internationally acclaimed non-fiction books about Owens’ experiences as a wildlife scientist in Africa. Where the Crawdads Sing scored a Number 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, winning ...

‘The Rainmaker’ Brings Mesmerizing Emotions to Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

MADISON, NJ - “The Rainmaker” is a play that speaks to the heart and done with such elegance and simplicity that it is unforgettable.

Written by N. Richard Nash, this play isn’t often performed.  Under the guidance of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, the story is beautifully rendered by a cast that works fluidly together. It speaks so specifically to our longings and ...

Stormy Weather Calls Elmora Troopers Game in the 5th Inning - Game to Resume on Monday

August 18, 2019

Williamsport, PA - Rain has caused the Elmora Troopers game to be stopped in the 5th inning after a reported lightning strike in the area and rain.  After a long delay, officials decided to stop the game for the day and it will resume tomorrow at 1 p.m. 

The Troopers were playing the team from Hawaii and were trailing with a score of 6-0 in favor of the Hawaiian team.

For ...

Summit Mayor: 'Amazing' Gould Was a "Creative Force for Good'

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Mayor Nora Radest has issued a heartfelt statement regarding the sudden passing of Common Councilman Matthew Gould, who died August 13 at the age of 48 due to a heart condition.

The statement from Radest reads, "An amazing human being left us all too soon on Tuesday. Matt Gould was dedicated to our community and served as a creative force for good. Those of us who have ...

Westfield Native Slain in Washington State, Police Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — The daughter of a Westfield native who was reported missing from her home in Olympia, Washington, last month has been charged in her mother’s death, police said.

Susan Lundy, 58, had been reported missing to Olympia City Police on July 6, and on Monday, officers arrested her daughter, Amara Lundy, 23, in connection with the homicide, Lt. Paul Lower, ...

Westfield ‘Watcher House’ Sells for Below its Assessed Value

WESTFIELD, NJ — It was quite the price cut for the “Westfield Watcher House.”

The former owners of the Dutch Colonial home at 657 Boulevard have sold their home for $959,000, the deed filed with the Union County Clerk’s Office shows. The Broadduses had purchased the home for $1.35 million in 2014, records show. In 2017, the couple listed the home for $1.125 ...

"It was Surreal;" Eyewitness Describes Springfield Tornado Damage

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the immediate aftermath of the tornado that hit Springfield on Wednesday afternoon, those in town during the storm began to share stories of what they experienced.

Lainie Sokolsky, a Fanwood resident who works in Springfield was one of those eyewitnesses. Sokolsky was on her lunch break when the tornado touched down, but described what she and her coworkers saw during the ...

Breakup Texts Led to Maplewood Double Murder, Court Records Show

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – When Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez, an au pair that lives in Maplewood with a New York City comedy club owner and his family, attempted to breakup with her boyfriend Joseph D. Porter in the early morning hours on Saturday, the situation turned deadly.

Court documents show that Bermudez-Rodriguez, 26, texted Porter between 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. on Aug. 3, saying that she wanted to ...

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Lactation Rooms in Public Buildings

August 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Certain public facilities and offices will now be required to provide on-site lactation rooms following a Thursday bill signing by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Murphy said the law breaks down barriers to breastfeed and empowers New Jersey's mothers.

“Building a stronger, fairer, and healthier New Jersey begins with unwavering support for our mothers and families, ...

Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

New Jersey Date Night: Going Vegan in the Garden State

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

No animals were harmed in the making of this date.

Oftentimes in the dating world we encounter online profiles that include a potential date’s dietary preferences. From carnivores to pescatarians, there’s a gamut of eaters out there, but where exactly do you take them for a meal? Same goes for ...

Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey Coming Soon; Here’s Where They'll Stop

This story first ran on TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey is planning to stop at six locations that serve some of  the best hot dogs in the state Aug. 24.

More than 100 connoisseurs have signed up to ride on two motor coaches and sample hot dogs presented in various styles and cooked and topped in different ways.

“Many people ...

Make Our Garlicky Grilled Eggplant Dip

Did you know? New Jersey is the second-largest eggplant growing state in the country, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. It’s especially plentiful during summer months.

Next time you fire up the grill, throw on some eggplant slices to give this Mediterranean-inspired dip a slightly smoky flavor.

Grilled Eggplant Dip

1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch ...

Madonna is Waiting for her Forever Home

August 19, 2019

UNION, NJ - Madonna is the Union Animal Shelter's longest resident.

Madonna is three years old and enjoys lounging, eating and relaxing.   The Union Animal Shelter would love to get this adult kitty into a home before the end of the summer.   Madonna is FIV positive. FIV cats can live in perfect harmony with other cats and do not pose a danger to them.

Shelter ...

Benji is Looking for a New Home

UNION, NJ - Benji is looking for his forever home. He came to the Union Animal Shelter as a stray and family has not reclaimed him.

Benji is a smaller size pit mix who gets along with everyone he meets. He just turned two years old in May and neutered.  His new family can foster to adopt directly through the shelter.

Shelter hours
Tuesday-Saturday 12-3pm
Closed to public Monday & ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

August 16, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

Mustard Seed DR Holding Diaper & Supply Drive in Paterson to Benefit Orphaned & Disabled Children

NEW JERSEY -- Mustard Seed Children is holding a Diaper & Supply Drive event on Saturday, August 17 from 10am to 8pm at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey. East Side High School is located at 150 Park Avenue in Paterson. 

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations throughout the developing ...

Newark VOICE Summit Highlights Advances in Audio Production, Podcasting & Voice Technology

NEWARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently attended the second annual VOICE Summit, the world’s largest voice-tech conference held on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. We spoke to audio post engineer Steve Lack about the changes in voice technology and how these new applications are changing the way we communicate. 

“This looks like the new frontier,” said ...