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Fri, September 22, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2017 10:30am 09/22/2017 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Time

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week. 18 months-3 years old. No registration required. Fridays at 10:30am.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 23, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

School-Aged Children Drop-In Craft: "Back to ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2017 11:00am 09/23/2017 12:00pm America/New_York School-Aged Children Drop-In Craft: "Back to School Pencil Holder"


123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Sat, September 23, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen Movie - Banned Books Week Kick-Off: The ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2017 2:00pm 09/23/2017 4:15pm America/New_York Teen Movie - Banned Books Week Kick-Off: The Great Gatsby (2013)


1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 25, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 3:30pm 09/25/2017 4:15pm America/New_York Lego Club

Learn, play, and build with us! Come join us for some creative building time and meet other Lego builders! All ages. No registration required. Mondays at 3:30pm.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 25, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Hilton Readers Book Discussion: "I Almost Forgot ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 6:00pm 09/25/2017 7:45pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion: "I Almost Forgot About You" by Terry McMillan

We will supply dessert.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 26, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Suffragette" (2015)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 2:00pm 09/26/2017 3:45pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Suffragette" (2015)

Rated PG-13, 106 mins. History/Drama starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep. ©Focus Features Movies are screened in the Activities Room on the 2nd floor.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083

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Registration Open for Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest

September 18, 2017

UNION, NJ – Registration for the Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest is underway.

Contestants, in grades 5 – 12, have an opportunity to paint storefront windows throughout town.  Window assignments and paint will be distributed on October 11 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Trophies will be awarded by grade.

Register in person at the Recreation Department, 1120 ...

Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Dinner Dance

UNION, NJ - A fundraiser for the Township of Union Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade is scheduled with a dinner and dance on Friday, October 20.

Tickets are $65 and includes a dinner buffet, wine, beer and soda.  The event features the entertainment of "Park Ave".  The fundraiser is being held at the Knights of Columbus, 1034 Jeanette Avenue, from 6:00 - 11:00 ...

Spooktacular Scarecrow Contest

UNION, NJ - Union's Recreation Department is once again hosting a 'Spooktacular Scarecrow Contest' for boys and girls in grade 5 - 8.  Individuals or teams can sign up now through October 13 at the Recreation Department.  Scarecrow frames will be distributed at registration.

Scarecrows must be completed and returned to the Recreation Department on Oct. 20 by 4:00 ...

Union's Stephanie Enweonwu Joins Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

September 19, 2017

WALTHAM, MA - Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is excited to welcome Stephanie Enweonwu from Union to the Class of 2021. 

Located within 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Visit Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School online at www.chch.org.

 

Union's Dr. Xurong Kong Elected Officer of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA - Dr. Xurong Kong of Union, N.J., was recently elected as an officer for the Kean University chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Kong, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies at Kean University, was elected to the position of president and will serve during the 2017-2018 term.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate ...

Union Remembers Police Officers and Firefighters Lost on 9/11

UNION, NJ – Residents and members of Union’s Fire and Police Departments gathered in front of Fire Department headquarters on Monday morning in remembrance of the September 11 terror attack victims.

At 8:46, the exact time the first plane struck the World Trade Center, Police Director Dan Zeiser read the names of the New York City Police Department men and woman and the Port ...

Seniors and Caregivers Invited to Discuss Service Needs for Union County

September 18, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ-A public meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue in Elizabeth. Caregivers and seniors are invited to attend, participate and express their views on the service needs of seniors.

“This public hearing is a good opportunity for residents to request services in areas such as caregiver support, ...

Grace Park Stepping Down as Union County Prosecutor; Thomas Isenhour to Take Over Role

ELIZABETH, NJ — Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park is going to work for PSEG after more than four years of public service, she announced Friday. Thomas K. Isenhour, a 33-year veteran of the office who formerly served as first assistant prosecutor under Park, has been appointed to take her place.

“With over three decades of experience prosecuting defendants and ...

Joseph Cryan Running for 20th District State Senate Seat

September 21, 2017

Like so many others, I will forever remember exactly where I was on Election night last November. It was clear our new President would have, among other attributes, a conservative agenda.  I knew the many changes coming from Washington would ultimately end up being decided in every state’s capital.

With confidence that I could be a voice for my community based on my experience, ...

Board of Education Candidate: Michelle Schulz

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 21 years.  We have six children, Michael, Dominick, Jacqueline, Jonathan, Amanda, and Brandon, all of which are products of the Township of Union Public Schools.   Michael ...

Board of Education Candidate: Sherry Higgins

My name is Sherry Higgins, and I’ve been a resident of the Township of Union for over 30 years. I’ve been married to Patrick for 25 years.  We have two children, Kaitlyn and Kelly, both products of the Township of Union Public Schools.  Kaitlyn is a senior at East Carolina University in their pre-medical program, and plans to get her Masters in Sustainability before entering ...

Board of Education Candidate: Linda Richardson

My name is Linda Richardson, and I have been a resident of the Township of Union for 32 years.  I’ve been married to John, a retired Irvington Police Officer and former Director of the Irvington Police Athletic League, now Facilities Manager of Galloping Hill Golf Course.  We have two children, Laura and Dan, both products of the Township of Union Public Schools.  Laura is a ...

Paint by the Pone Event, Saturday, Sept. 30 at Warinanco Park

September 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite youngsters ages 4 to 12 years old to participate in “Paint by the Pond.” This will be the second year for this interactive art project which will take place on Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the pond in Warinanco Park. The pond is ...

Vendors Wanted for Indoor Flea Market

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Presbyterian Church (Parish House Auditorium), 37 Church Mall, Springfield N.J. will host their Ninth Annual Indoor Flea Market on Saturday October 28, 2017 from 9:00A.M. to 3:00P.M. 

Vendors are sought for the event.  An 8 foot table will be provided for the cost of $25.00 which is payable at the time of reservation.  First paid- first ...

Union Public Library Has Two Special Live Performances This Fall

The Union Public Library has two special live performances planned this fall at the Main Library.

Raconteur Radio returns to the Union Pubic Library on Monday, November 6 at 7pm with their staged production of Casablanca. Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentation of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, pop culture parodies, and more. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of this ...

Columns

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...

Watching Tropical Storm Jose-Could Produce Rain, High Winds in the Garden State

September 16, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ-New Jersey residents may want to check the weather to the track the path of Tropical Storm Jose. A forecast map that was issued this morning by the National Hurricane Center has the state on the outer edges of its possible path.  Tropical Storm Jose could strengthen as it heads north through the Atlantic.

The system is still days away from its center being hundreds of miles ...

Port Authority to Conduct Emergency Response Exercise at Newark Liberty International Airport

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Port Authority is advising aviation passengers and motorists of an emergency response full-scale exercise at Newark Liberty International Airport from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.

According to a Union County press release, there will be no impact on flight operations, but airline passengers and motorists may notice simulated smoke and numerous emergency ...

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