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Sat, October 20, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Raconteur Radio Presents: Frankenstein

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Add to My Calendar 10/20/2018 2:00pm 10/20/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Raconteur Radio Presents: Frankenstein

Join us as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication with a chilling performance by Raconteur Radio!

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Union Public Library Celebrates Money Smart Week with Presentation on Preventing Investment Fraud

March 23, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union Public Library will celebrate Money Smart Week with “An Investment in Knowledge”, a presentation designed to help consumers from all demographics and income levels better manage their personal finances.

According to the North American Securities Administrators Association, fraud siphons billions of dollars from investors, big and small, every year.

Meet the Filmmaker: Jonathan Weisbrod and See His New Film, "Bear With Us"

UNION, NJ - Local writer/producer Jonathan Weisbrod will screen his film “Bear With Us”, a comedy of errors that takes a close look at just how are we’ll go to preserve our relationships.

The film will be followed by a question and answer period with Weisbrod.  The screening will take place at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue.  The reception ...

Street Closures and Parking Information for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION, NJ – Street closures and detours will be in place on Saturday as the Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off from Commerce and Morris Avenues at 1:00 p.m.  The parade proceeds east on Morris Avenue, then south on Stuyvesant Avenue, ending at Roosevelt Avenue.

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The parking lots on Stowe Street will be accessible via Vauxhall Road or ...

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Tue, March 26, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Toddler & Pre-K Time

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Tue, March 26, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Senior Resource Connection: Union County Mobile ...

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Tue, March 26, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Tai Chi: Free Exercise Program for Mature Adults

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Tue, March 26, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday @ 2:00 Movie -- Winner of the 2019 ...

Catherine Wermann Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

March 25, 2019

UNION, NJ – Family, friends and fellow parishioners at United Methodist Church gathered after services on Sunday in celebration of Catherine Wermann’s 100th birthday.

Wermann was born on March 20,1919 in Glendate, New York.  She married Bjarne Wermann on June 1, 1945.  The couple had two children, Bruce Wermann and Kathy Ernst.  Wermann now has seven ...

Union Student Named to New York Institute of Technology Dean's Honor List

OLD WESTBURY, NY - Isaac Kalema of Union was named to the New York Institute of Technology Fall 2018 Dean's Honor List.

Kalema, a Architecture major, was among 620 students named. To qualify, full-time students must complete 12 or more credits and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Part-time students must complete six or more credits and earn a GPA of 3.6 ...

Union High School Male Athlete of the Month: Val Julien

March 18, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union High School basketball player Val Julien has been selected TAPinto Union’s February Male Athlete of the Month.

For the season, Julien averaged 7.6 ppg/5.4 reb/2 assts.  During ten games in the month of February, he had 10ppg/7.8 reb/2.4 assts.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

My favorite part is the support and ...

Union High School Female Athlete of the Month: Sarah Ilori

UNION, NJ – Union High School wrestler Sarah Ilori has been selected TAPinto Union’s February Female Athlete of the Month.

Ilori took third place in her weight class of 147 lbs. in the first-ever NJSIAA Girls Wrestling Regional Tournament and fifth place in the inaugural girls state championship in Atlantic City.

About her achievements, Ilori, a freshman, said, “my ...

Union County Offers Free Scrap Metal Recycling

March 21, 2019

Union County, NJ – Free countywide scrap metal recycling drop-off locations are open twice a month beginning on April 4 at two Union County locations:  the Cranford Emergency Services Building, 151 Kenilworth Boulevard, and the County service yard in Rahway River Park in Rahway near the Walter J. Ulrich swimming pool.

Acceptable items for recycling include aluminum scrap, ...

Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

Union County Man Charged with Distribution of Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County man was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jeffrey Shreve, 35, of Scotch Plains, was arrested at his home by agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He is charged by complaint with one count of distributing child pornography.

Battle Hill School Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

March 23, 2019

UNION, NJ – Three very special students were the honorees at Battle Hill School’s World Down Syndrome Day celebration.

In addition to the parade through the school hallways at which Dillon, Jayden and Andrew were co-Grand Marshals, the event featured a movie and story about Down Syndrome, and a “Getting Down for Down Syndrome” dance in the auditorium.

“Just ...

Career Day at Battle Hill School

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School held their Career Day on March 8, with police officers, fire fighters, nurses and many others sharing information about the careers.

At the yearly event, students dressed up as their favorite career person and visited the gym throughout the day to learn about all of the careers that were represented. “This event is incorporated with career ...

With Your Help, Battle Hill School Teacher Headed for Well-Deserved Cruise

UNION, NJ – If her fellow Battle Hill School teachers, parents, and friends have their way, teacher Francesca Minnoia will be headed for a well-deserved vacation soon.

Minnoia has been nominated for the Norwegian Cruise Line's “15 Teachers, 15 Gifts of Joy” contest, for a free seven-day cruise.  Norwegian Cruise Lines is giving the cruise for two to 15 teachers ...

Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team Takes First Place at North Jersey League Drill Championship

UNION, NJ - The Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team concluded the 2018-2019 Drill Season by winning the North Jersey League Drill Championship at Franklin High School.

Union’s nationally acclaimed drill team won first place on Saturday in each of the ten (10) drill categories.  The categories included: Armed and Unarmed Color Guard; Armed and Unarmed Inspection; Armed and ...

Seton Hall Pirates Play Wofford Terriers Tonight in First Round of March Madness Tourney

March 21, 2019

The Seton Hall Pirates No. 10 take on the Wofford Terriers No. 7 tonight in the first round of the March Madness Tournament.

Game time begins at 9:40 p.m. on CBS. The teams will face each other at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., in the Midwest Division.

There are three things to know about tonight’s game, the Seton Hall Pirates report.

One: The Terriers have ...

Man Charged With Manslaughter in Hit-and-Run That Led to Fanwood Resident Meghan Crilly's Death

LINDEN, NJ -- A Linden man is in custody and charged with multiple serious crimes in connection with the hit-and-run killing of  a pedestrian on Jan. 20, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon. 

Ibn Collins, 39, is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, ...

Off-Duty Springfield Police Officer Nabs Wallet Robbery Suspect

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The quick thinking of an off-duty Springfield police officer was instrumental in capturing a suspect.

According to a post on the Springfield Police Department Facebook page, Officer Luis Brito was off-duty and heading into work earlier today, (March 19) when he spotted a man matching the description of a suspect who was connected to several wallet thefts from ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 25

On this week’s AtlantiCast, Fortune Magazine names Atlantic Health System a Best Place to Work, find the newest locations to access care through Atlantic Health, Morristown and Overlook medical centers earn national recognition for quality and the lowdown on whether or not fitness wearables are a fashion statement or a must-have for your next workout.

 

And Every Word is True by Gary McAvoy

And Every Word is True by Gary McAvoy (Literati, 2019)

Some books you can’t wait to finish; some books you never want to end. For me, Gary McAvoy’s rivetting new book, And Every Word is True, was so intriguing that I did not want it to finish it. Granted, true crime is my favorite genre, and any book about Truman Capote’s classic In Cold Blood is going to lure my attention.

'Gods of Comedy' Creates Chaos

Princeton, NJ – “The Gods of Comedy” descends on a college campus in Ken Ludwig’s riff on Greek mythology.

The plot centers on Daphne (Shay Vawn), a university professor who is studying in Greece. When she returns to campus, her colleague Ralph (Jevron McFerrin) says he’s found an original manuscript from Grecian times. He asks her to take care of it while he ...

Attorney General Files First State Lawsuit Against “Ghost Gun” Company

March 25, 2019

TRENTON, NJ— Days after it was announced that four South Jersey men were the first to be arrested and charged under a new law that makes it a crime to purchase, manufacture, possess or distribute untraceable guns, the state has filed a lawsuit against one such "ghost gun" manufacturer.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Friday that the state filed suit ...

New Jersey Date Night: Tropical Getaways, No Passports Necessary

March 25, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Warm weather is only weeks away, but residents of New Jersey know that it’s really a few weeks too many.  A lot can still happen before spring kicks in; big snowstorms, heavy winds and temperatures that make you think your new next-door neighbors will be a family of penguins. If we haven’t ...

Chow Down for Charity: Jersey Mike’s will Donate 100% of Proceeds Wednesday

Whether it’s a Chipotle Cheese Steak (#43), Original Italian (#13) or any other one of your favorite Jersey Mike’s sandwiches, the shop will give 100% of proceeds from your order to a local charity of its choosing this Wednesday, March 27, during the company’s annual Day of Giving.

Each of the 78 Jersey Mike’s Subs shops in New Jersey is participating, partnering ...

In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Little Irish Luck

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green beer. If St. Patrick’s Day can leave behind so many great stories, then it only ...