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It's Yoga, Honey, and Library Card Sign Up Month

September 20, 2019

UNION, NJ - Did you know that September is National Yoga, Honey, and Library Card Sign-Up Month?

Your Union Public Library card provides access to free DVD’s, ebooks, CD’s, genealogy websites and more. It’s both easy and free to get one.

Speaking of honey, if you like cookbooks you’ll be interested in knowing that the Union Public Library added more than 20 titles in ...

Teen Sewing Workshop

UNION, NJ - Are you, or do you someone who might be, interested in a sewing project?

A teen sewing workshop will be held at the Union Public Library, including a fun sewing project and/or tips on some sewing basics.  The class will make a locker caddy, perfect to use at school.  All supplies will be provided.

The event is set for Monday, September 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for ages ...

Union Public Library Open House Offers Information on Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages

UNION, NJ – The public is invited to hear about Union Public Library’s free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at an Open House at the Main Library on Tuesday, October 1.

To learn more about the program or the Open House, call 908-851-5450 x2.  Funding for the program is made possible through the Community Library Adult Literacy & Career Pathway Grant ...

Modeline Mentor graduates from Fairleigh Dickinson University

September 12, 2019

MADISON, NJ -- Modeline Mentor, of Union, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus, located in Teaneck, NJ, has graduated with a Certificate in UC/GR as of May 2019.

FDU's Metropolitan Campus, located in the dynamic New York/New Jersey corridor in Teaneck, N.J., features a university atmosphere with an international perspective, attracting students from ...

Union Students graduate from Fairleigh Dickinson University

MADISON, NJ - In Commencement exercises on May 21, 2019, FDU conferred more than 2,400 degrees, ranging from associates to doctorates, on graduates at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  Union residents who received a dipolma from FDU were:

Nicole Fazendeiro 

Michael Denicolo 

Kelly Maciel 

Ashley Donaldson 

Cesar Reyes 

Amber Van ...

TAPinto Union Milestone Promotion

UNION, NJ - Is there an important milestone happening in your life:  a Christening, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Engagement, Wedding?  How about a great school/college accomplishment you'd like your community to hear about?

Share your good news with friends and family by posting a Milestone on TAPinto. FREE for a Limited Time. 

Just log in to, Click on ...


Brain Surgery Breakthrough and Other News from Atlantic Health System

On this AtlantiCast, see how Atlantic Health System is breaking new ground when it comes to brain surgery, learn about a new clinical trial into the treatment of melanoma, find out how Overlook Medical Center is turning trash into treasure and making health care more environmentally friendly and much more!


Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)


The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

Information on Union's New School Food Service Company

September 18, 2019

UNION, NJ - A new food service company will be providing Union school students with meals for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents can apply for online meal applications at  Online account payment/transaction history can be found at  More information is available at

The food company, Pomptonian ...

Burnet Middle School Sixth Grade Students Get to "Play 60" with a Few New York Giants

UNION, NJ – Sixth grade students Burnet Middle School were treated to a special visit from four New York Giant players who came to school to them moving as part of the American Heart Association’s Play 60 initiative.  As an extra bonus at the event, Modell’s Sporting Goods donated $1,500 to the school for athletic equipment. 

Jake Carlock (#52), a linebacker ...

Union High School PTA to Host Clothing Drive

UNION, NJ – The Union High School PTA is hosting a clothing drive on Saturday, October 26, at the front entrance to the high school.

The PTA is collecting:

Wearable and usable clothing
Shoes (need to be in a separate bag)
Stuffed animals
Small toys
Bikes and scooters

The Union High School PTA will receive a donation for the total poundage ...

Subdivision? Parking? Takeover of Lord & Taylor Prompts Talk in Westfield

September 10, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The online fashion rental brand Le Tote intends to close on its purchase of Lord & Taylor by the start of the holiday season, and beginning in 2021 may reassess the retailer’s network of stores, the company’s announcement said.

What this means for Westfield’s expansive Lord & Taylor on property owned by the municipality’s largest ...

UPDATED: Man Threatening to Jump Off Roof of Linden City Hall Now In Custody

LINDEN, NJ - According to witnesses on the scene, a man has been apprehended after several hours of sitting and standing on the ledge of the Linden City Hall building, Monday afternoon.

Several officers from law enforcement departments from the New York and New Jersey area joined Linden police department on the scene to negotiate with the man until his ...

Negotiations in Progress for Man Threatening to Jump Off Linden Municipal Building

LINDEN, NJ - According to the breaking news network, Linden Police officers are actively negotiating with a man threatening to jump off the roof of Linden City Hall.

The area of Wood Avenue and Blancke Street is currently sealed off as police are negotiating.

Linden Police are asking drivers to use an alternate route at this time.

More information to follow as it becomes ...

Video: Governor and Dignitaries Honor Elmora Trooper Little League Team with “Parade of Champions”

ELIZABETH, NJ - If you were driving through Elizabeth on Friday afternoon, you may have seen the large parade of cars and huge float carrying the Elmora Troopers Little League Team as they were being honored by a very proud community. 

The Elmora Troopers beat the best teams in New Jersey to win the State Championship before heading to Connecticut to play in the Mid-Atlantic Region ...

Suspect Charged with Tearing Up Greens at Trump National Golf Course

September 10, 2019

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – A 26-year-old Milford man has been charged with criminal mischief after police say he tore apart the 11th and 13th greens at Trump National Golf Course with his car in two separate incidents, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The suspect, Richard J. McEwan, was arrested at his Church Road home on Sept. 10th following an investigation, ...

Vegan Shawarma’s Plant-Based Foods Recreate Tastes of an Israeli Childhood

September 19, 2019

Consumers identifying themselves as vegan has increased from just 1% to 6% between 2014 and 2017, a 600% increase, according to a report in Forbes. Growth of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products is on the rise. Vegan (no animal products, including dairy) products are growing in popularity even among those who don't consider themselves vegetarian ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

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

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

Two Apple Cider Cocktails Perfect for Fall Sipping

It’s apple season in New Jersey, and with it comes fresh apple cider.

We asked Grain & Cane Bar & Table in Berkeley Heights to share a couple of their favorite apple cider cocktail recipes. These are perfect for sipping as we slide past the dog days of summer and into the fall.

Cider Old Fashioned

“This one is our new featured ...

Tuscan-Style Café May Have Just Served NJ’s Largest Schiacciata Sandwich

What’s the best food for a first birthday party? It was an enormous flatbread sandwich filled with mozzarella and imported prosciutto at a Tuscan-style café and bakery in New Jersey Sunday.

More than 500 people* partook of the schiacciata sandwich at Farinolio in Westfield to celebrate the business’s first anniversary, possibly breaking records for the largest ...

Letter: Dorian Was a Warning That Communities Are Not Prepared for the Next Rahway River Flood

September 14, 2019

The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will be meeting in Springfield Town Hall September 18 at a meeting hosted by Mayor Erica Dubois to discuss the status of the Federal-State Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan.

Mayors Council consists of representatives of the affected communities including Springfield Mayor Erica Dubois; Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca; Cranford Mayor Pat ...

New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker Talks about Ways to Fuel Economic Growth on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

September 18, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Andrew Zwicker, Chair of the Science, Innovation & Technology Committee in the New Jersey State Assembly, appeared on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato to discuss ways his committee can foster innovation and job growth in the state. 

Zwicker is also a physicist from Princeton University, and Head of Communications and Public Outreach for the university’s Plasma ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Marking Milestone with 50th Anniversary Gala & Fundraiser

ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY -- The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Gala & Fundraiser to be held on September 26 at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. The NECC is the official chamber of commerce for nine towns in Essex County, NJ: Montclair, Fairfield, West Caldwell, Caldwell, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, Cedar Grove and Essex Fells. 

The ...

HomeGrown NJ Highlights Asbury Park’s Progressive & LGTBQ-Friendly Spirit

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Besides sand, surf and Springsteen, Asbury Park has been known in recent years as a hub for the New Jersey LGBTQ community. HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Comedian & Activist Jess Alaimo about the LGBTQ-friendly atmosphere of Asbury Park. Alaimo grew up in Asbury Park, where she still lives, and has family roots here. She founded the Asbury Park Young ...