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Union Little League: Trip to Cooperstown Team Tricky Tray Fundraiser

January 22, 2019

UNION, NJ - A fundraiser to benefit the Union Little League Cooperstown Team will be held on February 15 at the Kenilworth VFW.

Tickets to the tricky tray are $20 (includes one sheet of tickets, coffee and dessert).  A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  Calling begins at 7:00 p.m.  The Kenilworth VFW is located at 33 South 21st Street, ...

Rabies Clinic Set for Feb. 23 at Union Animal Shelter

UNION, NJ – A free Rabies Clinic is being held at the Union Animal Shelter for dogs and cats on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Dog and cat licensing will also be available.  Fees for licensing are:  $13.00 sterilized or $18.00 non-sterilized. 

The free Clinic will be held at the Township Animal Shelter, 980 Jefferson Avenue (behind ...

Just “ASK”, Information about Senior Services in Union County, at Union Public Library Feb. 26

UNION, NJ – Union residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have an opportunity to visit the Union Public Library on Tuesday, February 26, to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging through ASK, the Aging Services Kiosk community outreach program.

Staff will be on hand at the Union Public ...

Quote of the Day

January 23, 2019

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."

- George Washington Carver 

Kya' Smith Named to ESU Fall 2018 Dean's List

January 17, 2019

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - A total of 1,513 students have been named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Fall 2018 semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Kya' Smith of Union, NJ was among those recongized for academic achievements. Students eligible for ...

Union Resident Named to Fall 2018 Semester Dean's List at Dean College

FRANKLIN, MA - Dean College is pleased to announce that Keshaun Gravenhise of Union has earned a place on the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private, residential college located in Franklin Massachusetts, 45 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. Dean College offers baccalaureate degrees, associate degree programs, ...

Union High School Boy's Soccer Team Featured for December

January 16, 2019

UNION, NJ – For December’s Athlete of the Month feature, TAPinto Union is featuring Union High School’s Boys Soccer Team, with their final record of 16-0-4.

The Union High School Boys Soccer Team was 2018 Union County Champions and 2018 Conference Champions.  Here are some other of the team’s stats/information:

Lester Lembryk was chosen the 2018 Union County ...

Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Accepts Freeholder Donation

January 22, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chairman Alexander Mirabella and Freeholders Christopher Hudak, Sergio Granados, Andrea Staten, Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and Rebecca Williams presented a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade General Chairwoman Jessica Cunningham, Grand Marshal ...

Union County: When do I Take out Recycling? There’s an App for Knowing That

Recycle Coach App, Homelessness Initiative, Summer Events among Topics Discussed at First Union County Freeholders Meeting of 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, the county’s public works director said.

Roll out of the cell phone application, ...

Union County Offers Assistance Guide For Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown

County also announces drop off sites for diapers and feminine hygiene products; residents encouraged to make financial contributions to Community Food Bank of NJ

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced an online assistance guide for Federal employees who are experiencing hardship due to the prolonged government shutdown.

The guide can be accessed at ...

Union High School's JROTC Drill Team Dominates at Central Regional Drill Competition

January 20, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union High School’s Army JROTC continues its dominance by placing first at the Central Regional High School Drill Competition last weekend.

The Unarmed Drill Team, named the Infantry Guard, took first place in the New Cadet Color Guard, Platoon Inspection, Platoon Regulation and Exhibition categories at the Central Region High School Drill Competition in Bayville, ...

Teacher from Roselle’s Grace Wilday School Killed in Parkway Accident

January 22, 2019

CLIFTON, NJ - A special-education teacher at Grace Wilday Junior High School in Roselle died Sunday morning in a one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton.

According to authorities, Jessica Munoz, 30, from Rahway was traveling on the Garden State Parkway when her car slid into a guardrail and crashed into a concrete barrier.

School officials said grief counselors will be ...

Man Falls Over 70 Feet at Merida Construction Site in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of E. Westfield Ave. at the construction site where they ...

Body of 76-Year-Old Woman Found in Short Hills

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office confirmed to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills earlier today that a body of a 76-year-old woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road in Short Hills. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time investigators are uncertain as to the cause of death and her name will be released upon notification to her next of ...

Columns

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

Dr. King’s Shabbat Sermon in Springfield

January 19, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A few days after his 34th birthday, a Baptist minister and the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was invited to deliver the Friday night Shabbat sermon to the Jewish congregation of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights leader in the 1960’s, was the guest speaker ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Starts Wednesday

January 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect Wednesday. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Keep the Ball Rolling

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

There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The other is that we have 365 days ahead of us with which to plan really great ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory side dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and ...

New Jersey Video Production Company Looks Back at Project Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- 2019 marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, and this year, on the federal holiday that celebrates his legacy, East Main Media looks back on a very special project completed with Michele Adubato, CEO of The North Ward Center in Newark.

“The East Main Media team was honored to produce this video,” said CEO & Executive ...

East Main Media Launches the TAPinto Network’s Flagship Video Channel, TAPintoTV

LITTLE FALLS, NJ—East Main Media today announced the launch of TAPintoTV, an online video channel highlighting topics of interest in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. TAPintoTV is off the ground and has been posting content for several months, including videos featuring Emmy award-winning PBS host, Steve Adubato, coverage of the New York International Auto Show, small business success ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...