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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
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Wed, May 23, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Qello Film Concert: "Billy Joel"

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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
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Wed, May 23, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kids Cuisine

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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
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Thu, May 24, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "Ushpizin"

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Fri, May 25, 12:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen Cuisine: BBQ Side Dishes

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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
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Sat, May 26, 1:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Lunch and a Family Movie: "Paddington 2"

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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
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Tue, May 29, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

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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
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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 ...

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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 Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

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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