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Raconteur Radio Presents: Frankenstein

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Lifeguard Positions Available in Union County This Summer

February 7, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Those who learn how to lifeguard not only obtain emergency management abilities, but also build confidence and sharpen their ...

Union Township Historical Society Commemorates Black History Month

UNION, NJ – In commemoration of Black History Month, the Union Township Historical Society will host open houses from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, and Sunday, February 24, at the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue.

The "Veterans of Vauxhall"  exhibit by the Vauxhall Historical Society will be displayed.  In addition, the Union Township Historical ...

Quote of the Day

February 16, 2019

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"

- Henry David Thoreau

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 ...

How Union County Supports Immigrants, Residents 60 and Up

February 9, 2019

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 ...

Union Freeholders Hope to Help Stamp out Stigma of HIV/AIDS

ELIZABETH, NJ — Black people comprised just 21 percent of Union County’s residents in 2017 but 53 percent of its residents diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in that year, a trend similar to that seen across the state and nation, the data show.

Recognizing “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,” the Union County Freeholder Board on Thursday presented awards to three Union ...

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 ...

Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team Takes Home Top Prize at Drill Competition

UNION, NJ - The Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team continues to demonstrate its proficiency, talent and skill by winning its fourth drill competition in as many tournaments.

The most recent win was the Tottenville High School (Staten Island) Muti-Service Drill Competition on Saturday, February 2.  The Union High School Drill Team won first place overall, overcoming Army, Marine, ...

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 ...

$50,000 Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold at Roselle Park 7-Eleven

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Three New Jersey Lottery tickets were sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Feb. 2nd drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those winning tickets was sold at the 7-Eleven on Locust St., in Roselle Park.

If those tickets had been purchased with the Power Play Multiplier option, they would have been worth ...


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 ...

'Little Girl Blue' celebrates Nina Simone

‘Little Girl Blue’ celebrates Nina Simone in words and music

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse has brought a heartwarming story to the stage in “Little Girl Blue: the Nina Simone Musical.”

Laiona Michelle, who delivered a powerful performance in “American Hero” at George Street, returns in a play she developed that ...

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 ...

It's Groundhog Day, Read the Prediction and Learn the Story of Punxsutawney Phil

February 2, 2019

With Groundhog Day upon us, thousands watched in person and even more tuned in from home to see Punxsutawney Phil make his yearly prediction.

As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dawn on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, and early spring can be expected.

Phil has predicted an early Spring for 2019.

Phil may very well be ...

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Happy Valentine’s Date!

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

Thanks to Cupid, the warmth from Valentine’s Day is a perfect and needed break from a chilly Jersey winter.  February 14th brings the potential of a sizzling, romantic day for couples everywhere, and if the cards are played correctly, the heat generated from one day will carry couples throughout the ...

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

February 15, 2019

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 ...

The History and Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Clifton Mayor Proclaims City as Great Place for Both Families and Business in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Today, we look back at our conversation from 2018 with Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi at a Regional Chamber of Commerce event. TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur discusses with the Mayor how Clifton is a great place to live and why businesses can also expect a very friendly welcome.

Clifton, New Jersey’s 11th largest municipality, celebrated their 100th Anniversary in 2017.