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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

Arts & Entertainment

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

Arts & Entertainment

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, ...

Arts & Entertainment

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

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other

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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Change to Union Center's Winter Wonderland Venue

December 12, 2018

UNION, NJ – The very early Monday morning car vs. building crash in Union Center has necessitated a change of venue for Saturday’s Holiday Welcome Station.

The free face painting, holiday arts and crafts, hot cocoa and treats will take place at El Chingon Tex-Mex Restaurant at 1996-1998 Morris Avenue, at the corner of Morris and Stuyvesant.  The original location, 100A ...

Golden Rule Lodge No. 24 Toy Drive

UNION, NJ - The Golden Rule Lodge No. 24 will be holding their annual toy drive, "Toys for Tots" event on Saturday, Dec. 22.

The event will run from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served and Santa will be available for photos.  The Golden Rule Lodge is located at 221 Oswald Place, Vauxhall.

Union's 3rd Annual Operation Gift Drop

UNION, NJ - Union residents can enter to have Santa deliver a gift directly to your child on Saturday, Dec. 22

Residents need to register before Dec. 17.  Space is limited to the first 100 families.  To register, click here.

“The event is really exciting for the children and families of Union,” said Suzete Cavadas, Mayor. “The awe and amazement on the faces of ...

Quote of the Day

December 11, 2018

When necessity speaks, it demands.

Russian Proverb


Gabrielle Miller, a Union Local at Lasell College, Leads Peer Health Education on Campus

December 7, 2018

NEWTON, MA - Gabrielle Miller, a Lasell College student from Union, is one of 19 Peer Health Educators (PHE) on the institution's Newton, MA campus.

Miller, a Elementary Education major, was selected as a PHE for the 2018-2019 academic year through an application process run by the College's Office of Health Education. Selected students are chosen for their interest in the program ...

Kathleen Falcon Graduates from Fairleigh Dickinson University

MADISON, NJ - Kathleen Falcon, of Union, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ, has graduated with a BA in Psychology as of May 2018.

FDU's Florham Campus is located on the former Vanderbilt-Twombly estate in suburban Morris County. Its focus is on providing outstanding on-campus and residential living opportunities, hands-on-learning ...

A 100th Birthday Celebration for Louis Lamattima

UNION, NJ – A very special birthday celebration took place on Friday for 100-year old Louis Lamattima.

A resident of Cornell Hall on Chestnut Street, Lamattima was surrounded by family and friends to mark the special occasion.

Of Lamattima, his niece and goddaughter Joanne Vernon said, “he is just a sweet man with a heart of gold.”  Vernon said Lamattima’s ...

Union High School's October Male Athlete of the Month: Michel Lucien

November 29, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union High School football player Michel Lucien has been selected TAPinto Union’s October Male Athlete of the Month.

Defensively, Lucien, a senior, had 106 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss.  Offensively, he had 73 carries for 690 yards and seven touchdowns; 30 receptions for 457 yards and one touchdown.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school ...

Investigators Requesting Help from Public to Locate Suspect in Fatal Hit-And-Run

December 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Elizabeth on Thanksgiving night have identified the type of vehicle involved and are now asking the public for information in an effort to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Tuesday.

The victim, 62-year-old Candace Raymond, was a resident of ...

Union County Sheriff’s Officer Charged with Theft from Linden Home Depot

ELIZABETH,  NJ - A Union County Sheriff’s Officer has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Officer Jose Beltran, 30, of Elizabeth is charged with third-degree theft and third-degree conspiracy to ...

Clara Fernandez of Elizabeth Appointed Deputy Union County Clerk

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte in congratulating newly sworn-in Deputy County Clerk Clara Fernandez of Elizabeth during a ceremony in Elizabeth.

Fernandez was joined by her husband Dario Scholis. Rajoppi appointed her to serve as her ...

Union High School's JROTC Drill Team Dominates at South Jersey Drill Invitational

December 11, 2018

UNION, NJ – Building upon their long and prestigious record, Union High School’s nationally-recognized Army JROTC Drill Team won the South Jersey Drill Invitational on Saturday in Franklinville, NJ.

The competition included 20 schools from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  The Union High School team took either first or second place in six out of the six categories, ...

Battle Hill School Helps Families in Need During Holidays

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill School students continued their philanthropy by helping families in need during the holiday season.

The Battle Hill Student Council Board elected to collect monetary donations and toiletries for the St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth.  The Battle Hill Student Council Executive Board members visited each classroom, grades pre-K to fourth.

Connecticut Farms School Students Collect for the Connecticut Farms Church Food Pantry

UNION, NJ – Students at Connecticut Farms Elementary School continued their lessons on giving by bringing in and donating canned and dry goods for the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Food Pantry.

According to School Counselor Jennifer Parkhurst, students, teachers and staff collected 1,495 items for the food pantry.  Donated items included cereal, peanut butter, macaroni and ...

Holy Spirit School Inducts Student Government Officers and Representatives

UNION, NJ – New student government officers and class representatives were inducted into office on Friday morning at Holy Spirit School.

“It’s an honor to be here with this student government, said Township Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo.  “This is the beginning of a possible lifetime representing others.  It is rewarding for me to be here to acknowledge their ...

Hannah Caldwell School Students Learn the Importance to Preserving Our Waterways

UNION, NJ – Some Hannah Caldwell Elementary School students recently participated in a presentation about pollution and how to care for the watershed.

Students in Mrs. Jayne Minitelli’s second grade class and Ms. Angela Saavedra’s third grade class learned how to take care of the waterways by actively participating with a hands-on Enviroscape, a 3-D watershed model and ...

Police Investigating Bank Robbery at Crown Bank on Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth

December 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are investigating and an afternoon bank robbery that occurred on Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth. 

According to a report for the Breaking News Network (BNN), police units were called in approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon for a bank robbery at the Crown Bank located on the 100 block of Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth.

According to BNN the suspect was described ...

Swastika and KKK Graffiti Found in Classroom at Millburn Middle School

MILLBURN, NJ - In an email addressed to parents in the Millburn School District, School Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton sent out an email noting that that swastikas and the letters KKK had recently been found etched into a desk in a sixth grade classroom.

This incident follows the discovery of similar markings at two schools in Summit.

Writing to parents, Burton also linked a ...

As Community Rallies Against Hate, Swastikas Appear at Summit High School

nSUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard campus.

Like the incident at LCJSMS, Grimaldi notes in her e-mail that the incident has been ...

Swastikas Found on Bathroom Walls at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend."

Further, Chang details that "additional offensive drawings ...



AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.


All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)


When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

December 3, 2018

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family is Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and many ...

Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Introducing NJ Flavor!

Welcome to NJ Flavor, the newest section on

Here we’re exploring tastes of the Garden State with stories and videos about the foods we love, from the hottest trends to hidden gems, the stories behind our favorites, destinations, awesome ingredients, events and festivals and, of course, great recipes.

This is the second franchise for owner Jackie Lieberman, who ...

These NJ Church Volunteers Turned Homemade Soups into a Foodie Destination

At this Saturday’s annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest at Cranford United Methodist Church, it’s the soup that’s expected to steal the show.

Adding a soup festival component to the yearly fundraiser was the idea of church member Jo Ann Allen, according to Holly Walker, one of the “soup ladies” who volunteers to help cook about 35 gallons homemade soups at each ...

How to Make Perfectly Crispy Little Latkes (Even if You’re Cooking them Ahead of Time)

Hannukah 2018 starts the evening of Sunday, Nov. 2. You can get a head start on these traditional potato pancakes by pan-frying them the day before. Reheat them in a single layer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until hot, about 10 minutes.

The trick to latkes that stay crispy? Let them dry on a rack, instead of a pile of soggy paper towels. They cool quickly, so if you're serving them the same ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

Millburn Winter Walk Holiday Event Highlights the Importance of Shopping Local

<!--block-->MILLBURN, NJ -- Crowds gathered here in Taylor Park for the lighting of the 2nd Annual “Winter Walk,” presented by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Held a day after “Shop Local Saturday,” the event highlighted the importance of community and supporting local destinations and businesses this holiday season. <!--block-->

“It ...