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Thu, September 20, 3:00 PM

In Front of Town Hall, Union

Union Farmers Market

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Union Farmers Market

Join us as we kick off our 2018 Farmers Market Season as we bring back local favorites and add more new vendors! This season, don't forget you can buy your produce and goods while enjoying the day with family and friends while listening to Trusol Music starting at 4pm on June 21st and other local artist on select Thursdays!

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Ort Farms, Soul Bowls, Tropical Taste ...

1976 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 20, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Alphabet Soup Storytime + Craft

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2018 4:00pm 09/20/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Alphabet Soup Storytime + Craft

Jump into reading with UPL! We explore phonics, letter recognition, and numbers all while reading fun stories, singing songs, and making new friends! Ages 4-6; registration required for 9/6 & 9/27 programs. (9/6 will feature a back-to-school craft following storytime; 9/27 session will be Stretchy Stories, a yoga & movement-based storytime)

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 20, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Off the Shelf Book Group: ""The Two-Family House"

Add to My Calendar 09/20/2018 7:00pm 09/20/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Off the Shelf Book Group: ""The Two-Family House"

The Off the Shelf book group will discuss "The Two-Family House" by Lynda Cohen Loigman on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00pm. For help obtaining a copy of the book, please contact the Reference Desk at 908-851-5450 x2.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 21, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

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Toddler Tales Storytime

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 21, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2018 10:30am 09/21/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime

Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! (The 9/21 session will focus on music & movement) Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 21, 12:00 PM

Union Senior Center, union

Welcome Back Social

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2018 12:00pm 09/21/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Welcome Back Social

Join Committeewoman Michele Delisfort & the Township Committee at the Union Senior center for a light lunch and music by DJ Buddy Love.

968 Bonnel Court union, NJ 07088
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Fri, September 21, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Sci-Fri: DIY Toys

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2018 3:30pm 09/21/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Sci-Fri: DIY Toys

Learn about polymers by making homemade silly putty & bouncy balls! Ages 8-12; registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07088
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Fri, September 21, 6:00 PM

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Union County Offers Free Women’s Yoga and ...

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2018 6:00pm 09/21/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Union County Offers Free Women’s Yoga and Wellness Class at Warinanco Sports Center, Sept. 21

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a free yoga and women’s wellness event will be held in celebration of the 2018 International Day of Peace on Friday evening, September 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park.

As a suggested donation, participants are invited to bring a box or bag of ...

Warinanco Sports Center Elizabeth, NJ 07207
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Fri, September 21, 7:00 PM

Rabkin Park, Union

Movie in the Park: Coco

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1 Swanstrom Place Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 22, 9:00 AM

Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, Union

Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Annual Flea ...

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2018 9:00am 09/22/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Annual Flea Market

The flea market (located in the gym and lower level) will offer a wide variety of new and 'gently used' merchandise for sale as well as vendors with crafts.

To rent space and a table, email ctfarmsfleamarket@gmail.com or call 908-688-3164.

A snack bar will be open throughout the day.

Proceeds from this event are used for the Mission and Ministries of the church.

888 Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 22, 9:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

AARP Save Driving Class

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2018 9:30am 09/22/2018 3:30pm America/New_York AARP Save Driving Class

$15 for AARP members / $20 for non-members

Refresh your driving skills. You will learn:

Defensive driving techniques
Proven safety strategies
New traffic laws and rules of the road

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 22, 1:00 PM

Biertuempful Park, Union

Softball Rumble 2018: Burnet vs. Kawameeh

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Softball Rumble 2018: Burnet vs. Kawameeh

See details about last year's match up here.

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Sun, September 23, 7:30 AM

Union High School Track, union

Mayor's Day 5k

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2018 7:30am 09/23/2018 11:30am America/New_York Mayor's Day 5k

UNION, NJ - Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to join the Union Township Chamber of Commerce again this year at its Eighth Annual Mayor’s Day 5K Run on Sunday, September 23. A committee will be actively working over the summer to plan and expand this year’s event. Shake A Paw Center for Rescue and Adoption of Union has signed on as Major Event Sponsor.

Held rain or ...

Cooke Drive union, NJ 07083
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Sun, September 23, 11:00 AM

Millburn Ave., Millburn

Millburn Street Fair 2018

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2018 11:00am 09/23/2018 5:00pm America/New_York Millburn Street Fair 2018

The Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts Street Fair 2018 in beautiful downtown Millburn. Come enjoy the food, music and fun!

Millburn Ave. Millburn, NJ
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Sun, September 23, 12:00 PM

Tiff's Burger and Ale House, Union

Dine-to-Donate / Tricky Tray

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2018 12:00pm 09/23/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Dine-to-Donate / Tricky Tray

1637 Vauxhall Hall Road Union, NJ 07083
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Sun, September 23, 12:30 PM

UCPAC, Rahway

Union County Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month ...

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2018 12:30pm 09/23/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Union County Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Event at UCPAC

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the community to join the county’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sunday, September 23rd, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street in Rahway. The County is partnering with the City of Rahway for the event, which is free and open to the general ...

1601 Irving Street Rahway, NJ
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Mon, September 24, 12:00 PM

Union Senior Center, union

Chair Yoga

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 12:00pm 09/24/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Chair Yoga

UNION, NJ - Check out Union Senior Center's Chair Yoga days.

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 10 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., join yoga instructor Kathleen Leary. Yoga sessions will be held every Monday from then until October 22, excluding October 8th.

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. While increasing strength, ...

968 Bonnel Court union, NJ 07088
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Mon, September 24, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Construction Zone

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 3:30pm 09/24/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Construction Zone

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday using Legos, K'Nex, and more! All ages, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 24, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Read to Waldi

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 4:30pm 09/24/2018 5:30pm America/New_York Read to Waldi

Bring along a book or two and practice reading aloud to Waldi, our visiting therapy dog! Program takes place on alternate weeks. Ages 5+, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 24, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "Lilac ...

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 6:00pm 09/24/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

Please feel free to bring your dinner.

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088

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2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa Explosion

September 20, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union will be hosting a 2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa Explosion - on Sunday, October 21.

The celebration will feature Orquesta Clave Y Sabor, Group MK DanceStudio; DJ Lenin in the Mix and The Group Otto Show.  Food vendors will include Gusto Y Sabor Colombiano, El Lechon De Negron and the Mexi Boys. 

The event will be held in the ...

Union Elks 29th Annual Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show Set for Oct 14

UNION, NJ - The Union Elks Lodge #1583 will be hosting their 29th Annual Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday, October 14.

The event will be held at the lodge at 281 Chestnut Street from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The event, presented by the Union Elks Special Children's Committee, will include a car and bike show, trophies, music by Hot Rob Mike, and door prizes.  All proceeds ...

Union Ranked #43rd Best Place to Live in America

UNION, NJ – Union has been selected as the 43rd Best Places to Live in America, according to MONEY.com.

The ranking lists Union’s diversity among its essential traits.  “A majority-minority community, Union counts among its tongues Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and French Creole.  The cultural mix manifests in the town’s lineup of holiday ...

Chauncei C Walker of Union enrolls in Clemson University

September 19, 2018

CLEMSON, SC - Chauncei C Walker of Union enrolled in Clemson University for the fall 2018 semester.

Walker's major is Undeclared.

Ranked No. 24 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered ...

Four Arrested in Aug. 23 Millburn Medical Center Robbery

September 12, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Police confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the armed robbery of the Associates in Primary Care P.A. offices that took place on August 23, 2018.

According to The Millburn Police Department Tommy Ware, 58, Terrell Keeling, 43, Terrence Worthy, 51, and Jessica Greene, 29, all  from Newark, have been charged ...

Narcotics Officers and FBI Shut Down Heroin Mills in Elizabeth and Plainfield - 19 Arrests and Nets $100,000 in Heroin

ELIZABETH/PLAINFIELD, NJ - 19 arrests, and the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield was made by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan who made the announcement on Tuesday ...

Introducing BOE Candidate: Reverend Samuel M. Wright, Jr. (4-1), Save Our Schools Team

September 17, 2018

My name is Samuel M. Wright, Jr., and I am a pastor, teacher, preacher, praise leader, musician, and motivational speaker.  I’ve been married to my ministry partner, Patricia F. Wright, since 2004.  We have five children: Phillip, Stephen, Jessica, Fernon, and Jennifer.  We also have five grandchildren: Aniya, Cayla, Lucas, Golden, Devyn, and Myles.

In October 2000, I was ...

Introducing BOE Candidate: Michelle Schulz (4-2), Save Our Schools Team

My name is Michelle Schulz, and I’ve been a resident of Vauxhall for over 20 years.  I’ve been married to Jack, who works for Union County as Supervisor of Park Maintenance Services, for 13 years.  We have six children - Michael, Dominick, Jacqueline, Jonathan, Amanda, and Brandon - all products of the Township of Union Public Schools.   Michael graduated in 2009 ...

Candidates Announce Team for BOE Election

UNION, NJ  - For the upcoming 2018 Board of Education election, three independent Township of Union residents have joined together to run for the three available seats on the Board. Ronnie McDowell, Kalisha Morgan and Kim Ruiz will campaign together for the November 6th election.

Ronnie McDowell is a former Board member who served as its president in 2017.

Kalisha Morgan, ...

Columns

7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York

By LIZ KEILL

PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

'Brick City' takes on high school angst

‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst

By LIZ KEILL

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is also turning her life around.

There are a number of loose ends in ...

What Union Is Reading: Month Ending August 2018

September 7, 2018

As this particularly hot and humid summer winds down, I hope everyone had a chance to read/listen to some good books. We can all look forward to the many new titles that are published in the fall and hopefully to some cooler days ahead.

Many new books have topped the list in August. An interesting observation, one thing all the top borrowed books in Adult non-fiction have in common is… ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

September 16, 2018

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Seton Hall Student Who Died on Tuesday Identified as Julian M. Mislavsky of Morristown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell off of the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan.

Mislavsky was a senior at Seton Hall and was from Morristown, stated Meehan. 

"We will have a ...

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