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The Week Ahead in Union

November 18, 2018

UNION, NJ - Happenings in and around Union this week:

MONDAY, 11/19:

Social Media Marketing Workshop, Vauxhall Public Library, 1:00 p.m.
The Odessa Klezmer Band, Free Concert, Elizabeth Public Library, 2:00 p.m.
Master Class:  Tap Workshop with Karen Callaway Williams, Free Workshop, The Connection. Summit, 2:00 p.m.
Construction Zone, Union Public Library, 3:30 p.m.
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Just “ASK” for Information about Senior Services

UNION, NJ - Union residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older can visit the Union Public Library on Tuesday, November 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging will be available to speak with residents. 

“The purpose of ASK is to help residents obtain government ...

Kids in the Kitchen

UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library will be hosting a "Kids in the Kitchen" event for kids ages 6-12.

The new cookbook club, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:00, asks kids to make a recipe from one of their featured holiday cookbooks and bring to share.  Cookbooks will be available to check out from the library at the Children's Circulation Desk.  The Union Public ...

Quote of the Day

November 21, 2018

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Retired Union Police Lieutenant Dilginis Passes Away

November 9, 2018

UNION, NJ – Retired Union Police Detective Lieutenant Joseph W. Dilginis passed away on Monday, Nov. 5.

According to a social media post from the Union Police Department, Dilginis, 61, spent his career with the Union Police, but “above all else he was a loving husband and father.  Everyone knew him as a family man who truly was a good person, selfless, and caring with a great ...

Students from Union Make University of Sciences' Dean's List

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Two Union students have been named to the summer 2018 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the summer of 2018.

Union's Justin George and Mark Pierre were among those ...

A Call for Nominations for 2019 Union County Human Relations Commission Unity Achievement Awards

November 19, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the area of volunteerism, public service, and the promotion of human rights. 

Simply put, the Awards honor ordinary people ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is hit by NJ Transit Train in New Providence; Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc on Roadways

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m. after leaving the Murray Hill Station.

The female driver was brought to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to reports by NJTPD.  The identity of ...

Union High Hosting Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day, Dec. 14

November 20, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union High School will be hosting their 4th Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, December 14.

The St. Jude Classic consists of three varsity basketball games held in Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium.  The first game will feature Plainfield vs. the Union Farmers at 4:00 ...

Battle Hill School Announces Class Representatives

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School has announced their student council room representatives.

Room representatives for this year are:

Adriana Marques
Lola Paredes
Chiamaka Nwanonyiri
Isabela Caixero
Gianna Marlin
Rachael Kwarteng
Matthew Castro
Vincenzo Carr
Douglas Callanan

The Battle Hill Executive Board is:

President - Leyla Akin
VP - Angel Salcedo
Secretary ...

Battle Hill School Students Make PB&J Sandwiches for the Homeless

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill School students and parents pitched in Tuesday night to make sandwiches for the homeless and those in need.

Alex Rankin and Stacey Callahan from “Be the Change” helped coordinate the sandwich-making effort.  “Be the Change” is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Norma Bowe, a professor at Kean University.  Rankin said the group ...

Arrested OAS Faculty Member Said He Would "Shoot up the Place"

November 9, 2018

CRANFORD - In a report obtained by TAPinto Cranford from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, some disturbing details on the arrest of Orange Avenue School faculty member Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth, have been released. 

Certain portions have been partially redacted to omit personal identifying information. Detectives wrote in the ...

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AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!

 

The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (Harper Collins, 2018)

Who would have thought that the “nymphet” of Humbert Humbert’s perverted fantasies in the famous Vladimir Nabokov novel, Lolita, published in the United States in 1958, was influenced greatly by an infamous kidnapping case that took place in Camden, ...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of ...

Tanner is Looking for a New Home

November 11, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Union Animal Shelter has a new resident -- they named him Tanner (the shelter does not know his former name).

Tanner arrived a couple of weeks ago and he is still getting used to his new environment.  According to a social media post from the Union Animal Shelter, Tanner, who "is finding himself with no home and no family to call his own," shows a ...

Election Wrap-Up: Committeewoman Michele Delisfort Thanks Residents for Support

November 10, 2018

I am deeply moved by the expression of confidence from the 13000+ voters that supported me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am immensely grateful to the family, friends, and loyal supporters who so generously contributed their time and effort to our campaign during this election season.

Being an effective Committee Member involves listening to constituents, building consensus, ...

McDowell, Morgan and Ruiz Proud and Humbled to Win Seats on Board of Education

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, residents of Union voted to decide the fate of three seats for Township of Union Board of Education. Committee to Elect McDowell, Morgan and Ruiz is excited to announce that we are proud and humbled to receive the overwhelming support from the residents of our community and win the three open seats on the Board of Education.

 

We are thankful ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...