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Sat, January 20, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Munchies and a Movie: "Leap" (2016)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2018 2:00pm 01/20/2018 3:30pm America/New_York Munchies and a Movie: "Leap" (2016)

Join us for a showing of "Leap" with some themed snacks! Rated PG. All ages, but parents must be present. Registration opens on 1/6

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, January 22, 1:15 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Connect, Explore and Discover Our 24/7 Digital ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2018 1:15pm 01/22/2018 2:15pm America/New_York Connect, Explore and Discover Our 24/7 Digital Library: RBdigital

Learn how to download e-books and e-audiobooks through RBdigital. Register in advance: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Mon, January 22, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Construction Zone

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2018 3:30pm 01/22/2018 4:15pm America/New_York Construction Zone

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday! Build your own creations out of Lego, K'NEX, or blocks! All ages, no registration required.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, January 22, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2018 6:00pm 01/22/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett

Please contact the Vauxhall Branch Library Circulation Desk for help in obtaining a copy of the book. All are welcome to attend.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, January 23, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Toddler & Pre-K Music & Movement

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 11:00am 01/23/2018 11:30am America/New_York Toddler & Pre-K Music & Movement

Get movin' and groovin' with your little one! Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, January 23, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 12:30pm 01/23/2018 1:30pm America/New_York Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Class meets weekly on Tuesdays. Sign up required.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, January 23, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 2:00pm 01/23/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Drama/Adventure, starring Kate Winslet, Idris Elba. Rated PG-13, 112 mins.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, January 23, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Crazy 8s Math Club

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 4:30pm 01/23/2018 5:30pm America/New_York Crazy 8s Math Club

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Math Club where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! This program runs from Jan. 9th- Feb. 27th. Tuesdays @ 4:30pm, grades 3-5. Registration required: 908-851-5450 ext. 3

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, January 24, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

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Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 10:30am 01/24/2018 11:00am America/New_York Babies in the Library

Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play & socialization. Newborns-18 months. No registration required.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, January 24, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween DIY: Duct Tape Creations

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 3:00pm 01/24/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Tween DIY: Duct Tape Creations

Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Wed, January 24, 3:15 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Let's Play Chess Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 3:15pm 01/24/2018 4:15pm America/New_York Let's Play Chess Club

For students in grades 1st-12th of all levels! Facilitated by Chess For Everyone. Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Wed, January 24, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 4:00pm 01/24/2018 5:30pm America/New_York ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Learn about nutrition and make some delicious and easy snacks with out visiting ShopRite Registered Dietitian! Ages 6-12; Registration opens 1/10 : 908-851-5450

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, January 25, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "The Lunchbox" (India, Hindi)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2018 2:00pm 01/25/2018 3:45pm America/New_York International Film: "The Lunchbox" (India, Hindi)

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a housewife to another man as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Drama/Romance. Rated PG, 104 mins. Language: Hindi. ©Sony Pictures

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, January 25, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Pre-K Storytime

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2018 4:00pm 01/25/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Pre-K Storytime

Jump into reading with UPL! We explore phonics, letter recognition, and numbers all while reading fun stories and making new friends! Ages 4-6, no registration required.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
Jersey Job Club Workshop: "The Art of Networking"

Thu, January 25, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Jersey Job Club Workshop: "The Art of Networking"

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2018 6:00pm 01/25/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Jersey Job Club Workshop: "The Art of Networking"

Explore ways to build an effective job search network.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, January 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2018 10:30am 01/26/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Time

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week. 18 months-3 years. No registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, January 26, 12:30 PM

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Free Movie Screening: Hidden Figures

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2018 12:30pm 01/26/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Free Movie Screening: Hidden Figures

UNION, NJ - A free movie screening of "Hidden Figures" is scheduled for January 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the Union Senior Center.

The movie focuses on three brilliant African-American women at NASA - Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: The launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning ...

968 Bonnel Court union, NJ 07088
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Fri, January 26, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2018 3:30pm 01/26/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Help us make the library a better place for YOU! Let us know what books, movies, music, and programs you want to see, and earn community service hours! Ages 13+.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083

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Lifeguard Positions Available in Union County This Summer

February 7, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Those who learn how to lifeguard not only obtain emergency management abilities, but also build confidence and sharpen their ...

Union Township Historical Society Commemorates Black History Month

UNION, NJ – In commemoration of Black History Month, the Union Township Historical Society will host open houses from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, and Sunday, February 24, at the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue.

The "Veterans of Vauxhall"  exhibit by the Vauxhall Historical Society will be displayed.  In addition, the Union Township Historical ...

Quote of the Day

February 16, 2019

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"

- Henry David Thoreau

Four From Union Make Stockton University Fall 2018 Dean's List

February 14, 2019

Galloway, NJ – The following students from Union made the Dean’s list at Stockton University for the Fall 2018 semester: 

Jocelynne Andrade, junior Health Science major 

Agnes Cancio, junior Health Science major 

Michael Lescano, junior Exercise Science major 

Tamara Thompson, senior Health Science major 

Stockton ...

Ha-Nhi Mai Named to Fall 2018 Dean's List at Hofstra University

HEMPSTEAD, NY - Ha-Nhi Mai of Union, NJ excelled during the Fall 2018 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean's List

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick ...

Egor Subbotin of Union Has Been Named to the Dean's List at Purchase College for the Fall 2018 Semester

PURCHASE, NY - Egor Subbotin of Union has been named to Purchase College's Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester. Subbotin is studying Film.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs and 3.75 for Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music Performance programs. They must take a minimum of 12 ...

How Union County Supports Immigrants, Residents 60 and Up

February 9, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials are considering initiatives designed to benefit immigrants and residents 60 and older.

There are around 2 million immigrants in New Jersey, comprising just over one-fifth of the state’s population, the most recent Census Bureau estimates available show. We Are One New Jersey helps some of these immigrants navigate the American ...

How Union County Supports Immigrants, Residents 60 and Up

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials are considering initiatives designed to benefit immigrants and residents 60 and older.

There are around 2 million immigrants in New Jersey, comprising just over one-fifth of the state’s population, the most recent Census Bureau estimates available show. We Are One New Jersey helps some of these immigrants navigate the American ...

Union Freeholders Hope to Help Stamp out Stigma of HIV/AIDS

ELIZABETH, NJ — Black people comprised just 21 percent of Union County’s residents in 2017 but 53 percent of its residents diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in that year, a trend similar to that seen across the state and nation, the data show.

Recognizing “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,” the Union County Freeholder Board on Thursday presented awards to three Union ...

Kawameeh Middle School Students to Perform "Aladdin, Jr."

February 14, 2019

UNION, NJ - Students at Kawameeh Middle School are in rehearsals for their upcoming performance of Disney's "Aladdin, Jr.".

Tickets are $10.  The performances will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2.  The shows begin at 7:00 p.m.  Kawameeh Middle School is located at 400 David Terrace.

Burnet Middle School Students to Perform "The Wiz, Jr."

UNION, NJ - The Burnet Middle School Performing Arts Company is set to perform "The Wiz, Jr." on March 15, 16 and 17.

The play is adapted from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum.  Tickets are $10.  The performances will run on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Burnet Middle School, 1000 Caldwell ...

St. Michael's School Students Create STEM Projects With Aim to Help Solve Real-Life Global Problems

UNION, NJ – Engineers, teachers and other local Catholic high school students came out to St. Michael’s Parish School recently to judge their STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) projects.

Taking first place in the competition was the sixth-grade ‘H2O Water Works’ project.  The team focused on clean water and sanitation. They created a water ...

Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team Takes Home Top Prize at Drill Competition

UNION, NJ - The Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team continues to demonstrate its proficiency, talent and skill by winning its fourth drill competition in as many tournaments.

The most recent win was the Tottenville High School (Staten Island) Muti-Service Drill Competition on Saturday, February 2.  The Union High School Drill Team won first place overall, overcoming Army, Marine, ...

Prosecutor: Westfield Man Had Over 4,000 Child Pornography Files

February 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday.

Officers arrested Gregory L. Brown at his home in the 300 block of John Street Wednesday morning and charged him with first-degree possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, second-degree ...

Pennsylvania State Police Give Update On the Roadside Homicide of a Roselle Park Man

HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania State Police in Harrisburg has given an update in the roadside homicide case involving a Roselle Park man to reveal a time frame of the incident. 

Troopers continue to investigate a Homicide that took the life of 46-year-old Tyrone M. Shaw of Roselle Park, on Monday evening on I-81 North at mile marker 75.4, West Hanover Township, Dauphin ...

$50,000 Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold at Roselle Park 7-Eleven

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Three New Jersey Lottery tickets were sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Feb. 2nd drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those winning tickets was sold at the 7-Eleven on Locust St., in Roselle Park.

If those tickets had been purchased with the Power Play Multiplier option, they would have been worth ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.

 

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

'Little Girl Blue' celebrates Nina Simone

‘Little Girl Blue’ celebrates Nina Simone in words and music

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse has brought a heartwarming story to the stage in “Little Girl Blue: the Nina Simone Musical.”

Laiona Michelle, who delivered a powerful performance in “American Hero” at George Street, returns in a play she developed that ...

Springfield Remembered: Tragic Fire Claims Four

February 6, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - It was rainy evening with temperatures just below freezing on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 5, 1939, and all seemed quiet and normal in the Perkins’ two-story wood frame home at 500 Mountain Avenue in Springfield.

The Perkins Family

The Perkins family were just an average Springfield family trying to make ends meet in the final year of the Great Depression. James ...

It's Groundhog Day, Read the Prediction and Learn the Story of Punxsutawney Phil

February 2, 2019

With Groundhog Day upon us, thousands watched in person and even more tuned in from home to see Punxsutawney Phil make his yearly prediction.

As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dawn on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, and early spring can be expected.

Phil has predicted an early Spring for 2019.

Phil may very well be ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cupid’s Singles Throw-Down

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

Sometimes Cupid has an off day with his marksmanship. Maybe his arrow hit you once or twice, however it didn’t go deep enough to stick long-term. Or maybe you just haven’t been it the right place at the right time for Cupid to get the perfect aim. Regardless, the singles who’ve yet to ...

10 Ways to Enjoy Maple Sugaring in New Jersey This Month

February marks the annual maple sugar harvest in New Jersey. We found 10 places where you can learn the sweet truth behind this local treat.

Maple sugaring has been around since Native Americans began taking sap from the trees. The activity has evolved throughout the centuries from shooting arrows at a tree to drilling a hole into the trunk with a spile, which is a small, wooden ...

New Jersey Date Night: Happy Valentine’s Date!

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

Thanks to Cupid, the warmth from Valentine’s Day is a perfect and needed break from a chilly Jersey winter.  February 14th brings the potential of a sizzling, romantic day for couples everywhere, and if the cards are played correctly, the heat generated from one day will carry couples throughout the ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

February 15, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

The History and Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Clifton Mayor Proclaims City as Great Place for Both Families and Business in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Today, we look back at our conversation from 2018 with Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi at a Regional Chamber of Commerce event. TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur discusses with the Mayor how Clifton is a great place to live and why businesses can also expect a very friendly welcome.

Clifton, New Jersey’s 11th largest municipality, celebrated their 100th Anniversary in 2017.