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Sat, January 20, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Munchies and a Movie: "Leap" (2016)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2018 2:00pm 01/20/2018 3:30pm America/New_York Munchies and a Movie: "Leap" (2016)

Join us for a showing of "Leap" with some themed snacks! Rated PG. All ages, but parents must be present. Registration opens on 1/6

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, January 22, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Construction Zone

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Add to My Calendar 01/22/2018 3:30pm 01/22/2018 4:15pm America/New_York Construction Zone

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday! Build your own creations out of Lego, K'NEX, or blocks! All ages, no registration required.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, January 22, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2018 6:00pm 01/22/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett

Please contact the Vauxhall Branch Library Circulation Desk for help in obtaining a copy of the book. All are welcome to attend.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, January 23, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Toddler & Pre-K Music & Movement

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Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 11:00am 01/23/2018 11:30am America/New_York Toddler & Pre-K Music & Movement

Get movin' and groovin' with your little one! Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, January 23, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 2:00pm 01/23/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Drama/Adventure, starring Kate Winslet, Idris Elba. Rated PG-13, 112 mins.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, January 24, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 10:30am 01/24/2018 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
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Wed, January 24, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween DIY: Duct Tape Creations

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 3:00pm 01/24/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Tween DIY: Duct Tape Creations

Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Wed, January 24, 3:15 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Let's Play Chess Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 3:15pm 01/24/2018 4:15pm America/New_York Let's Play Chess Club

For students in grades 1st-12th of all levels! Facilitated by Chess For Everyone. Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Wed, January 24, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 4:00pm 01/24/2018 5:30pm America/New_York ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Learn about nutrition and make some delicious and easy snacks with out visiting ShopRite Registered Dietitian! Ages 6-12; Registration opens 1/10 : 908-851-5450

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, January 25, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "The Lunchbox" (India, Hindi)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2018 2:00pm 01/25/2018 3:45pm America/New_York International Film: "The Lunchbox" (India, Hindi)

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a housewife to another man as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Drama/Romance. Rated PG, 104 mins. Language: Hindi. ©Sony Pictures

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, January 25, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Pre-K Storytime

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2018 4:00pm 01/25/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Pre-K Storytime

Jump into reading with UPL! We explore phonics, letter recognition, and numbers all while reading fun stories and making new friends! Ages 4-6, no registration required.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
Jersey Job Club Workshop: "The Art of Networking"

Thu, January 25, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Jersey Job Club Workshop: "The Art of Networking"

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2018 6:00pm 01/25/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Jersey Job Club Workshop: "The Art of Networking"

Explore ways to build an effective job search network.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, January 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

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Add to My Calendar 01/26/2018 10:30am 01/26/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Time

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week. 18 months-3 years. No registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083

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

March 21, 2019

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.

PUBLIC PARKING

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

Township of Union Education Foundation Sponsoring Raffle

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Education Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to raise funds to sponsor innovative and educational programs in Union's public schools, is sponsoring a raffle.

 

The cost of a ticket is $5. First Prize is a $500 gift card donated by BCB Community Bank.  Second Prize is a $250 gift card donated by ...

Quote of the Day

March 18, 2019

"It's not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's throughts.  It saves one having to bother anyone else with them."

Isabel Colegate

 

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

March 15, 2019

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

March 18, 2019

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.

Learn about HIV/AIDS Issues Impacting Women and Girls during Women’s History Month in Union County

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to recognize Women’s History Month with a series of event highlighting both history and health issues impacting women and girls in Union County.

“This year marks the first time that five women have seats on the Freeholder Board, making it the first female-majority Freeholder Board in Union County history,” said ...

Career Day at Battle Hill School

March 18, 2019

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 ...

National Career and Technical Education Month in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Andrea Staten presented a resolution to Union County Vocational-Technical School District Interim Superintendent Gwendolyn S. Ryan and UCVTS students and faculty designating February 2019 as National Career and Technical Education Month in Union County.

The 21st-century career and ...

Holy Spirit School Students Learn Lessons of Good Citizenship

UNION, NJ – Students at Holy Spirit School received a lesson in good citizenship as it relates to family, school, the community and from a global perspective on Thursday.

Township of Union Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo presented to the assembly of Holy Spirit students in grades 1 – 8. 

Figueiredo discussed the traits of being a good citizen along with a discussion of the ...

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

March 20, 2019

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 ...

Springfield Police Apprehend Burglary Suspects on Mountain Avenue

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - According to the Springfield Police Department, on March 7, at around 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress.

A resident in the area contacted the police after being alerted by his housekeeper that a group of unknown men had walked through his yard. The group was allegedly heading towards a vacant neighboring property. The ...

Hillside Man Carjacked, Kidnapped and Robbed

HILLSIDE, NJ – An armed carjacking that resulted in a kidnapping and robbery took place on Avy Street in Hillside this week.

According to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Hillside Police Department Capt. Lashonda Burgess, two suspects, brandishing handguns, carjacked a Hillside man, then allegedly transported the victim to local banks in the area, where they ordered him to ...

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

March 17, 2019

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 ...

9-Year-Old Livingston Boy to Compete on FOX’s ‘MasterChef Junior’

This story first appeared in TAPinto Livingston.

Matthew Smith, a 9-year-old Livingston, NJ, boy with talent enough in the kitchen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay, will appear on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX when it premieres on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m.

Smith said his interest in the culinary arts began quite early in life. His aunt gifted him a ...

New Jersey’s Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in the Works

Fans of Anthony Bourdain eagerly wait to learn how some of his favorite New Jersey restaurants will honor the late star.

The New Jersey Assembly approved a resolution in January designating 10 Garden State restaurants to be on the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail,” so chosen because they were featured in an episode of “Parts Unknown” four years ago, ...