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Annual Community Thanksgiving Service

October 22, 2018

UNION, NJ - The United Clergy of Vauxhall and Vicinity will host the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18, at 4:00 p.m.

All are welcomed to attend.  Music ministry will be provided by The Vauxhall Community Choir.  The evening offering will be used to assist the Carolina victims of the most recent hurricane season.

St. Paul's Calvary United Church of ...

Early Morning Accident Will Have Lingering Effect on Route 22 East

UNION, NJ – Union police and firefighters responded to an overturned car on Route 22 early Sunday morning.

According to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car rolled over in the vicinity of 2650 Route 22 east, near the Applebee’s entrance at about 3:00 a.m.  The driver was out of the car when emergency personnel arrived and sustained minor injuries.

Two utility poles on Route ...

Townley Presbyterian Church to Hold Rummage Sale

UNION, NJ - It’s that time of year again!  For the month of October, Townley Presbyterian Church is concentrating their efforts on hosting Townley’s most successful rummage sale yet.  They have been collecting items since their last sale in the Spring.  They have closets stocked with items in the chapel’s basement.  But ...

Union High School's September Male Athlete of the Month: Isaiah Stewart

October 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union High School football player Isaiah Stewart has been selected TAPinto Union’s September Male Athlete of the Month.

Stewart has had 23 receptions, five touchdowns, 36 tackles, with 383 yards and one interception this season.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

I feel like a whole celeb when in reality I’m just ya regular light ...

Union High School's September Female Athlete of the Month: Jasmine Jourdian

UNION, NJ – Union High School gymnast Jasmine Jourdian has been selected TAPinto Union’s September Female Athlete of the Month.

Jourdian placed sixth on bars at the Cougar classic and qualified as an All Around for State Sectionals.  She placed first All Around in four meets this year.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

I just don't go to ...

Union County Vo-Tech Schools Went Into Lockdown on Friday After Unidentified Intruder Admits Carrying Knife

October 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health Services, ...

Off-Duty Hillside Police Officer Dies in Linden Crash

LINDEN, NJ - A motor vehicle crash on Route 1 Monday morning took the life of an off-duty Hillside Police officer, according to authorities.

Just after 2:15 a.m. a car traveling north on W. Edgar Road (Route 1) collided with a tractor heading north at Pleasant Avenue

The two occupants of the car were both taken to Newark University Hospital with serious injuries. One.  ...

Backup Has Arrived! Says Roselle Park Officers to One of their Own Who Received a DoubleCancer Diagnosis

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period. 

One of the worst things a person can hear are the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a second cancer is unthinkable, unbearable and one could say heartbreaking.

Connecticut Farms School's Hispanic Club Studies Ojo de Dios

October 15, 2018

UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School had an opportunity on Thursday to learn about and make Ojo de Dios (Eye of God), a spiritual object made by weaving a design out of yarn upon a wooden cross. 

Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said the students learned that the Ojo de Dios represents love, life, ...

Union Resident / Union Catholic Student Chosen "Artist of the Week''

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. – A Union resident was recognized at Union Catholic School on Thursday for being named “Artist of the Week” for a piece of artwork that was published to Union Catholic's Artsonia homepage, an on-line art gallery.

Victoria Pastore, a senior, received 832 votes from website visitors to win the 10-12 grade category for the contest conducted by ...

Man Arrested in Connection with Maplewood Home Invasion and Sexual Assault

October 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

According to Stephens and DeVaul, "after an extensive investigation, ...

Traffic Woes for Route 22 East Travelers Wednesday Afternoon

UNION, NJ - A tractor trailer accident on Route 22 eastbound in Hillside caused big traffic delays Wednesday afternoon.

The truck crashed into a barrier under an overpass in Hillside.  The accident happened at about 2:00 p.m.  There were no reports of injuries.


Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...



AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!


The Liberators

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)


“It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was describing to me the first moment that he stepped into a concentration camp, somewhere in Germany, during the final months of World War II. Jay ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse


CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

Township Addresses the Proposed Building of a Group Home

October 22, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union’s Public Information Officer today addressed concerns in response to negative reaction on social media pages about the proposed building of a group home on Francyne Way.

According to Natalie Pineiro, the non-profit organization, Community Access Unlimited, is proposing to the Planning Board the construction of a group home at 1240 Francyne Way.  The proposed ...

Local Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10 in Randolph

October 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

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