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Wed, May 23, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

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Add to My Calendar 05/23/2018 10:30am 05/23/2018 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

Wed, May 23, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Qello Film Concert: "Billy Joel"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/23/2018 1:00pm 05/23/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Qello Film Concert: "Billy Joel"

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083

Wed, May 23, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/23/2018 4:00pm 05/23/2018 5:00pm America/New_York ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Learn about nutrition and make some delicious and easy snacks with our visiting ShopRite Registered Dietitian! Ages 6+; Registration opens on 5/9: 908-851-5450 x3

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083

Thu, May 24, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "Ushpizin"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/24/2018 2:00pm 05/24/2018 3:45pm America/New_York International Film: "Ushpizin"

Israel, 92 mins

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083

Thu, May 24, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween DIY: Flying Objects

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/24/2018 3:00pm 05/24/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Tween DIY: Flying Objects

Register at 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088

Thu, May 24, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Preschool Storytime

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Add to My Calendar 05/24/2018 4:00pm 05/24/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Preschool Storytime

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

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083

Fri, May 25, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

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Add to My Calendar 05/25/2018 10:30am 05/25/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Time

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week. The 5/18 session will be Music & Movement. 18 months-3 years. No registration required.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083

Fri, May 25, 12:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen Cuisine: BBQ Side Dishes

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/25/2018 12:30pm 05/25/2018 2:00pm America/New_York Teen Cuisine: BBQ Side Dishes

May is National Barbecue Month, plus this weekend is the unofficial start of summer, so let's make some BBQ side dishes! Supplies will be provided. Ages 13+ Registration required: 908-851-5450 x3

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083

Sat, May 26, 1:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Lunch and a Family Movie: "Paddington 2"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/26/2018 1:30pm 05/26/2018 3:30pm America/New_York Lunch and a Family Movie: "Paddington 2"

Join us for a screening of "Paddington 2" (2017) Bring your own lunch, and we'll supply the popcorn & a beverage. Parents must be present. All ages; Registration ongoing: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088

Tue, May 29, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K Interactive Learning Time: “Puzzles, ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/29/2018 11:00am 05/29/2018 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K Interactive Learning Time: “Puzzles, Coloring, Memory & other fun activities“

Register at 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07083

Wed, May 30, 6:15 PM

Millburn High School (Back grass fields), Millburn

Millburn Color Run

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Add to My Calendar 05/30/2018 6:15pm 05/30/2018 7:45pm America/New_York Millburn Color Run

Join Millburn High School Key Club on Wednesday, May 30th at 6:15pm for its 2nd Annual Color Run!! Key Club is partnering with the MHS Senior Class of 2018 to generate participation and raise even more money for charity. At the run, there will be music, an ice-cream truck, pizza, custom Color Run t-shirts, sunglasses, cool pictures, and of course, COLOR! Proceeds will be split between the ...

462 Millburn Avenue Millburn, NJ 07041

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Rabies Clinic Set for Feb. 23 at Union Animal Shelter

January 22, 2019

UNION, NJ – A free Rabies Clinic is being held at the Union Animal Shelter for dogs and cats on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Dog and cat licensing will also be available.  Fees for licensing are:  $13.00 sterilized or $18.00 non-sterilized. 

The free Clinic will be held at the Township Animal Shelter, 980 Jefferson Avenue (behind ...

Just “ASK”, Information about Senior Services in Union County, at Union Public Library Feb. 26

UNION, NJ – Union residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have an opportunity to visit the Union Public Library on Tuesday, February 26, to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging through ASK, the Aging Services Kiosk community outreach program.

Staff will be on hand at the Union Public ...

Comedy Show and Fundraiser

UNION, NJ – A comedy show fundraiser is scheduled to support the 2019 Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 9.

The show, featuring Sonny Averona Jr. and Johnny Bones, will be held at the Union Senior Center, 968 Bonnel Court, Union. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

The classic comedy duo performs in the popular vaudeville style ...

Quote of the Day

January 16, 2019

"If you are going through hell, keep going."

- Sir Winston Churchill 

Kya' Smith Named to ESU Fall 2018 Dean's List

January 17, 2019

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - A total of 1,513 students have been named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Fall 2018 semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Kya' Smith of Union, NJ was among those recongized for academic achievements. Students eligible for ...

Union Resident Named to Fall 2018 Semester Dean's List at Dean College

FRANKLIN, MA - Dean College is pleased to announce that Keshaun Gravenhise of Union has earned a place on the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin Massachusetts, 45 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. Dean College offers baccalaureate degrees, associate degree programs, ...

Two Union Women Named to University of Rhode Island Dean's List

KINGSTON, RI - The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 5,500 undergraduates have qualified for the fall 2018 Dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and nations.

To be included on the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 or more ...

Union High School Boy's Soccer Team Featured for December

January 16, 2019

UNION, NJ – For December’s Athlete of the Month feature, TAPinto Union is featuring Union High School’s Boys Soccer Team, with their final record of 16-0-4.

The Union High School Boys Soccer Team was 2018 Union County Champions and 2018 Conference Champions.  Here are some other of the team’s stats/information:

Lester Lembryk was chosen the 2018 Union County ...

Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Accepts Freeholder Donation

January 22, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chairman Alexander Mirabella and Freeholders Christopher Hudak, Sergio Granados, Andrea Staten, Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and Rebecca Williams presented a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade General Chairwoman Jessica Cunningham, Grand Marshal ...

Union County: When do I Take out Recycling? There’s an App for Knowing That

Recycle Coach App, Homelessness Initiative, Summer Events among Topics Discussed at First Union County Freeholders Meeting of 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, the county’s public works director said.

Roll out of the cell phone application, ...

Union County Offers Assistance Guide For Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown

County also announces drop off sites for diapers and feminine hygiene products; residents encouraged to make financial contributions to Community Food Bank of NJ

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced an online assistance guide for Federal employees who are experiencing hardship due to the prolonged government shutdown.

The guide can be accessed at ...

Union High School's JROTC Drill Team Dominates at Central Regional Drill Competition

January 20, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union High School’s Army JROTC continues its dominance by placing first at the Central Regional High School Drill Competition last weekend.

The Unarmed Drill Team, named the Infantry Guard, took first place in the New Cadet Color Guard, Platoon Inspection, Platoon Regulation and Exhibition categories at the Central Region High School Drill Competition in Bayville, ...

Teacher from Roselle’s Grace Wilday School Killed in Parkway Accident

January 22, 2019

CLIFTON, NJ - A special-education teacher at Grace Wilday Junior High School in Roselle died Sunday morning in a one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton.

According to authorities, Jessica Munoz, 30, from Rahway was traveling on the Garden State Parkway when her car slid into a guardrail and crashed into a concrete barrier.

School officials said grief counselors will be ...

Man Falls Over 70 Feet at Merida Construction Site in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of E. Westfield Ave. at the construction site where they ...

Body of 76-Year-Old Woman Found in Short Hills

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office confirmed to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills earlier today that a body of a 76-year-old woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road in Short Hills. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time investigators are uncertain as to the cause of death and her name will be released upon notification to her next of ...


Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

Dr. King’s Shabbat Sermon in Springfield

January 19, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A few days after his 34th birthday, a Baptist minister and the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was invited to deliver the Friday night Shabbat sermon to the Jewish congregation of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights leader in the 1960’s, was the guest speaker ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Starts Wednesday

January 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect Wednesday. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable ...

West Orange Mother Donates Kidney to First Responder in Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her own kidney for a living transplant.

In the weeks following the ...

Dylan Still Seeks a Forever Home

January 8, 2019

UNION, NJ - Dylan has been living at the Union Animal Shelter for over 9 months.

Dylan is described as a big puppy who sadly never had any consistent training.  To set Dylan up for success, he will need to have an experienced family, a fenced in yard and an only dog to start.

The Union Animal Shelter is located at 980 Jefferson Ave. in Union (Rt 22E, Behind Home ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Keep the Ball Rolling

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

There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The other is that we have 365 days ahead of us with which to plan really great ...

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 side dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and ...

East Main Media Launches the TAPinto Network’s Flagship Video Channel, TAPintoTV

January 22, 2019

LITTLE FALLS, NJ—East Main Media today announced the launch of TAPintoTV, an online video channel highlighting topics of interest in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. TAPintoTV is off the ground and has been posting content for several months, including videos featuring Emmy award-winning PBS host, Steve Adubato, coverage of the New York International Auto Show, small business success ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...

Nissan Becomes First Japanese Car Company to Enter Formula E Auto Racing Series

NEW YORK -- TAPintoTV spoke with Roel de Vries, VP/Head of Global Marketing at Nissan Motor Company, at the 2018 New York International Auto Show about the 2018/2019 Formula E racing season. Nissan’s new electric racing car marks the first Japanese manufacturer to participate in the global all-electric auto racing series.

“Formula E is a logical extension of our long-term belief in ...