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Half-Day for Union Students Wednesday

February 19, 2019

UNION, NJ - Union schools will have a half-day on Wednesday in anticipation of a wintery mix.

According to a voice message sent to parents on Tuesday evening, "all Township of Union Public Schools will operate on a half-day schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 20, due to the impending snow storm."

The Half-Day Dismissal Schedule is as follows:

Union High School: 11:35

Burnet ...

Weather Watch: Another Round of Mixed Precipitation Moving In Tomorrow

UNION, NJ — Unsettled weather is expected to arrive tonight, bringing snow midday on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has announced a Winter Storm Watch from noon on Wednesday to 6:00 a.m. on Thursday for the Union area. Weather experts are calling 3-4 inches of snow and sleet before turning to rain on Thursday morning. 

Here is its latest ...

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 ...

Quote of the Day

February 17, 2019

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

- Maya Angelou

Carlton Matara of Union makes Dean's List at RIT

February 16, 2019

ROCHESTER, NY - Carlton Matara of Union was named to the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester. Matara is in the computer engineering program.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or ...

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

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 ...

Union County Administrative Services Michael Yuska Resigns After Nearly 20 Years

February 17, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska is leaving his position after 20 years with the county.

“We wish to congratulate Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska on his retirement, and commend him for his many years of outstanding service and leadership during his years of employment with the County of Union,” Freeholder ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Columns

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 ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...

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 ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

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

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 ...

11th Annual Mustard Seed Dinner Dance Gala to Benefit Disabled Children Will Take Place March 9th

February 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ -- The Mustard Seed Children’s 11th Annual Dinner Dance Gala will be held on March 9th at the Valley Regency in Clifton, beginning at 7pm. The event is a fundraiser for the Mustard Seed Community in the Dominican Republic, which supports orphan children with both physical and mental disabilities.

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated ...

Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...

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

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 ...