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Wed, April 25, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

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Add to My Calendar 04/25/2018 10:30am America/New_York Babies in the Library

Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories,
followed by free play & socialization. Designed for newborns-18 months.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, April 25, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Education Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 04/25/2018 4:00pm 04/25/2018 4:45pm America/New_York ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Learn about nutrition and make some delicious & easy snacks with our visiting ShopRite Registered Dietitian! For ages 6-12.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, April 26, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Crazy 8s Math Club

Education

Add to My Calendar 04/26/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Crazy 8s Math Club

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Math Club where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! Please note that this is an 8-week program.
Tuesdays at 4:30PM: 3rd-5th Grades (4/17-6/5)
Thursday at 4:30PM: K-2nd Grades (4/19-6/7)

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, April 27, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Education

Add to My Calendar 04/27/2018 10:30am America/New_York Toddler Time

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week. Designed for 18 month olds-3 year olds.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, April 28, 11:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Drop-In Family Craft: Pop-Up Tulip Cards

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 04/28/2018 11:00am 04/28/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Drop-In Family Craft: Pop-Up Tulip Cards

We’ll be making Pop-Up Tulip Cards to cap off National Gardening Month and celebrate the arrival of May flowers! All ages welcome.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, April 28, 12:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Karate

Education Sports

Add to My Calendar 04/28/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Karate

Sensei Andrew Crescenzo from USA Karate & Fitness will be teaching a 4-week series of 30-minute karate sampler classes. All levels welcome! The 12:00PM class is 3-6 year-olds and the 12:30PM class is for 7-11 year-olds.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, April 28, 1:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Learn American Sign Language

Education

Add to My Calendar 04/28/2018 1:30pm 04/28/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Learn American Sign Language

For school-aged children and adults. Register in advance: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Sat, April 28, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Family M.E.S.S. (Math, Engineering, and Science ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 04/28/2018 2:00pm 04/28/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Family M.E.S.S. (Math, Engineering, and Science Saturday)

Families learn together through play in this STEM-based early literacy program. For ages 2+. Limited to 8 families.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, April 30, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Jersey Job Club Workshop: LinkedIn 101

Education

Add to My Calendar 04/30/2018 6:00pm 04/30/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Jersey Job Club Workshop: LinkedIn 101


123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, May 1, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Crazy 8s Math Club

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/01/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Crazy 8s Math Club

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Math Club where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! Please note that this is an 8-week program.
Tuesdays at 4:30PM: 3rd-5th Grades (4/17-6/5)
Thursday at 4:30PM: K-2nd Grades (4/19-6/7)

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

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The Week Ahead in Union

April 23, 2018

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 4/23

Light It Up Blue, 8:30 a.m., Town Wide Event
Union Township Active Retirees (Monday Club), 9:00 a.m., Senior Center
Construction Zone, 3:15 p.m., Union Public Library
Career Coach, 6:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library
Hilton Readers Book Discussion: "Small Great Things”, 6:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library
2nd ...

Friends of the Union Library Plan Trip to Longwood Gardens

UNION, NJ - The Friends of the Union Public Library and BCB Community Bank have planned a trip to Longwood Gardens for Sunday, May 20.

The $50.00 fee includes bus trip, entrance to gardens, and snacks.  RSVP by May 1.  The bus leaves the Library municipal lot on Morris Avenue at 9:00 a.m. and returns at 6:00 p.m.

Checks can be made payable to 'Friends of the Union Public ...

Second Annual "Spring into the Arts"

UNION, NJ - The Second Annual "Spring into the Arts" festival will take place this Sunday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., sponsored by Photography by Rebimbas.

The event will feature local businesses, artists, music, dance and many activities, including pottery, jewelry, big band classics.  For more information, call 908-851-2701.  The event takes place in the area ...

Union High School: March Team of the Month

April 23, 2018

UNION, NJ - Each month Tapinto Union features a male and female Union High School Athlete of the Month.  For March, a team accomplishment is being recognized:   The Union High School Bowling Team.

Team accomplishments:

Second Place -  Warren Wheeler Tournament
Second Place - County tournament
First Place - North 2 Group 4 State ...

Favour Garuba of Union nitiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

April 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA - Favour Garuba of Union was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Garuba was initiated at Caldwell University.

Garuba is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by ...

Vauxhall's John Jenkins Passes Away

UNION, NJ -  John Jenkins, a Newark native and resident of Vauxhall, passed away on April 12.  Jenkins was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and community member.

Jenkins was the devoted husband of Wimphrey (Williams) Jenkins; the beloved father of Jay (Vicki), Jerraune (Teressa), Jermel and Jeoffrey Jenkins; the grandfather of Monique, Jai (Leslie), Jazmyne, Jermel ...

Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

April 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

2018 - 2019 Slate of Officers Set for Kawameeh Middle School PTA

April 24, 2018

UNION, NJ – The slate of officers for the Kawameeh Middle School PTA is set for the 2018-2019 school year.  The slate includes:

President:                     Dalila Rengifo

1st Vice President        Nadyrah Amin Fenner

2nd Vice ...

CFESPTA Tricky Tray Set for May 18

UNION, NJ - The 5th annual Tricky Tray at Connecticut Farms Elementary School will be held on Friday May 18.

Door open for the CFESPTA Red, White and Blue Tricky Tray at 5:00 p.m.  Calling begins at 7:00.  Contact Kathy McGee (908) 377-1164 or email kathymcgee74@gmail.com for additional information.

Union's First United Poetry Slam

UNION, NJ - Poets and performers from Kawameeh and Burnet Middle Schools and Union High School will get together to perform at the United Poetry Slam on Friday, May 11 at the high school.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross.  There is a suggested donation of $1.  The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Unveiled Sunday: Springfield's Meckes Street Renamed Reverend Clarence E. Alston Way

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Reverend Alston lead the congregation at Antioch Baptist Church for 53 years. He died October 8, 2017. According to the Proclamation issued by the Township of Springfield, he attended the Union public schools and earned his degree from Trinity Bible College in Indiana. Reverend Alston was ordained November 1964. He presided over the building of the Church and several ...

Union County College to Host Financial Aid Workshops

April 24, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College will be hosting a series of Financial Aid Workshops. These workshops are to educate future college students about financial aid opportunities, scholarships, grants, loans, and more.  Attendees will receive help with completing their financial aid application. Union County College will be hosting these workshops on the following dates and ...

Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work ...

Great Inflatable Race and Food Truck Festival Coming to Union this May

Township of Union - The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union are proud to partner with Union High School to present the Great Inflatable Race and Food Truck Festival on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Union High school and Rabkin Park in Union.

A portion of the proceeds from the Inflatable Race, and ALL proceeds from the Food Truck Festival will go to benefit Union High ...

Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness ...

Columns

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Letters to the Editor

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (http://www.sjeliz.org).  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...