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Mon, June 17, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Bullet Journaling


Add to My Calendar 06/17/2019 7:00pm 06/17/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Bullet Journaling

Would you like to be more organized than you are? Bullet Journaling allows you to plan for the future, learn from the past, and stay in the present in a way designed to serve you. Presented by Hector Ibarraran, Bullet Journaling enthusiast.

Mon., 6/17, 7-8 pm, MN

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Tue, June 18, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesdays @ 2 Movies at UPL

Arts & Entertainment Other

Add to My Calendar 06/18/2019 2:00pm 06/18/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesdays @ 2 Movies at UPL

Call 908-851-5450 for movie title.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Wed, June 19, 10:15 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 06/19/2019 10:15am 06/19/2019 11:15am America/New_York Gentle Chair Exercise for Adults

All levels welcome. Instructor Natalia Belyakova is a former professional dancer and has performed all over the world. She has taught children and adult dancers since 2003.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Wed, June 19, 1:15 PM

Vauxhall Branch Union Public Library, Vauxhall

Internet Basics

Education Other

Add to My Calendar 06/19/2019 1:15pm 06/19/2019 2:15pm America/New_York Internet Basics

Whether you are new to the web or are looking to improve your Internet skills, this Internet Basics class has you covered! Become Internet savvy on how to browse intelligently. Note: Sign up early -- this class is restricted to six people. Call 908-851-5450 to register. Computer workstations provided. Presented by John Daquino, Head of Adult Services.

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088

Thu, June 20, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union


Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 06/20/2019 11:30am 06/20/2019 12:30pm America/New_York Meditation

No experience necessary, no reservations needed.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

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Union Farmers Market Begins June 20 with Grand Opening Celebration

June 12, 2019

UNION, NJ – This season’s Union Farmers Market will kick off on Thursday, June 20, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The market will be held every Thursday from June 20 through September 12 in the parking lot in front of Town Hall, 1976 Morris Avenue.  Shoppers will have the chance to purchase fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables from Treelicious Orchards & Bakery and this ...

Summer Reading Programs for Children and Teens Begin June 17

UNION, NJ – Union’s Summer Reading Programs begin on June 17. 

Youngsters can sign up for either the Children’s Reading Program or the Teen Summer Reading Program anytime on June 17 at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue.

The Children’s Summer Reading Program is for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade.  The Teen Program is for ...

Union Public Library Announces No Fee Loans For More than 10,000 DVDs

UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library has announced that patrons will now be able to borrow DVDs for free, thanks to a new policy in response to patron requests.

"We listen to our patrons," said John Daquino, Head of Adult Services, "and their interests come first.  We have such a great collection of movies, TV shows, concerts and more and we want to be sure that all of our ...

Nicole Tababa of Union Received a Bachelor's Degree from University of the Sciences

June 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Nicole Tababa of Union graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree from University of the Sciences and was recognized at a bachelor's degree conferment ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2019. Tababa continues on in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the ...

Ty Mullen from Union graduates in the Moravian College Class of 2019; Named to Dean's Honor List

BETHLEHEM, PA - Moravian College held commencement excercises on Saturday, May 11, 2019 on John Makuvek Field on the Main Street campus. The ceremony concluded the 277th academic year at Moravian. Moravian College President Bryon L. Grigsby '90 conferred degrees to approximately 500 bachelor degree candidates including Ty Mullen from Union, who earned a Bachelor of Arts.

Mullen was ...

Germaine Garcia of Union Graduates from St. Lawrence University

CANTON, NY - Germaine E. Garcia of Union was one of the nearly 615 students who were awarded bachelor degrees from St. Lawrence University during Commencement ceremonies held on May 19 in Canton, New York.

Garcia is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in computer science. Garcia attended Union High School. Garcia graduated with a bachelor of science degree.

Graduates, faculty, staff ...


What is genetic testing for breast cancer? And do I need it?

Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she had tested positive for a BRCA mutation, indicating a genetic predisposition for breast cancer, there has been increased public awareness of the role that genetic mutations play in assessing and managing the risk of breast cancer.

One of the most common questions my patients ask me is, “Do I need genetic testing?”

Most patients tend ...

Farewell, Herman Wouk

Farewell, Herman Wouk


The author of my favorite novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2019 at his home in Palm Springs, California.

As one of the warriors of the “greatest generation,”  Wouk enlisted in the Navy following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the U.S.S. Zane, which ...

'Beauty and the Beast' Brings Fairy Tale Dazzle to Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ  - The enduring fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” never seems to die. From the original 1757 story to a 1946 Jean Cocteau black and white film (which became a classic of French cinema) to a Disney animated film, a 2017 film with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and, of course, to the musical version that played on Broadway.

The Paper Mill Playhouse has now added its ...

A Year of Giving for Livingston School Students

June 13, 2019

UNION, NJ - The Livingston School community led by its student council members and advisors, Elena Patricco and Maria Sibilia, have had a busy year making a difference in school, as well as teaming up to support community organizations.

This year's school fundraisers and charitable giving included:

“Sock-Tober”:  The students collected and encouraged ...

Connecticut Farms School Students Visit Union's Seniors

UNION, NJ – The Connecticut Farms Elementary School fourth-grade Safety Patrol and Student Council students took a special trip to the Union Senior Center on Friday.

“This was a great opportunity for the students to participate in community service and give back to the residents of our town,” said Jennifer Parkhurst, School Counselor. 

The students sang songs ...

Rotary Club of Union Awards Three Union High School Students with Oratory Scholarships

UNION, NJ – Three Union High School students displayed their oratory skills in the Marvin Orella Speech Contest at the Rotary Club of Union’s Annual Eloquence Soiree on Wednesday night.

Twenty-one students participated in the May 29th event, which ended with the top three contestants:  Theophilus Awosola, Ayokunnumi Oluwakuyide, and Arthanious Shafik, presenting their speeches ...

Battle Hill School Continues Giving with a Huge Donation to Relay for Life

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School continued its lessons in giving with their participation in Union’s Relay for Life efforts to fight cancer with the American Cancer Society.

Throughout the school year, students and staff at Battle Hill participated in several fundraising events and other activities to generate awareness and support.  From the 'Many Pieces of My ...

Change in Command for Union High School's Fighting Farmer Battalion

UNION, NJ – Union High School's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Commander Adnan Oudeh transferred authority for the 2019-2020 command of the Fighting Farmer Battalion to Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Steitz in a ceremony at the high school on Thursday.  Steitz’s sister, Army Private First Class Emily Steitz, accepted the transfer of authority on behalf ...

Prosecutor IDs Armed Man Arrested on School Grounds in Westfield Thursday

June 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – A tip from police in Delaware helped authorities arrest a man who came to the grounds of an elementary school in Westfield Thursday afternoon armed with a handgun and hollow point bullets, the Union County Prosecutor said Friday.

Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, of Bear, Delaware, was arrested outside of Tamaques Elementary School after classes had let out for the day, acting ...

Armed Man Arrested Outside of a School in Westfield, Police Say

Updated at 8:56 p.m. June 13

WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities placed Tamaques Elementary School in Westfield on lockdown for a brief time Thursday afternoon as police arrested an armed man who was waiting in the parking lot, police said. 

The incident took place around 4 p.m., after school dismissal. 

Police Chief Chris Battiloro said in a statement that officers ...

Man Held as Police Cordon off an Elementary School in Westfield

ESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities placed Tamaques Elementary School in Westfield on lockdown for a brief time Thursday afternoon as police apparently held a man in the parking lot.

The lockdown announced by police at 4:24 p.m. was due to an incident in the school parking lot Thursday afternoon, police said in Nixle message. The lockdown was lifted by 4:47 p.m., police said.

“The ...

Roadwork Begins on Millburn Avenue in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Motorists should expect detours on Monday night near the township's border with Millburn.

The intersection at Millburn Avenue and Valley Street will be closed on Monday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m., for construction work.

There will be construction on the southside of Millburn Avenue between Valley and Cypress Streets. Westbound traffic on Millburn Aveue will be detoured ...

Scotch Plains Officer Injured in Car Crash While Responding to Mountainside Shooting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Scotch Plains police officer was treated for injuries at Overlook Hospital after his car was hit and seriously damaged by a driver who ran a stop sign. 

Veteran officer Joe Citarella was on his way to provide support for Mountainside and Union police who were in pursuit of a driver whom Union police chased into Mountainside (heading westbound on Route 22). The car ...

Maplewood Firefighters Knock Down Fire on Springfield Avenue    


Around 9:00 am this morning, the Maplewood Fire Department responded to a fire at the Burger King located on Springfield Avenue.

Shortly after arriving on scene they issued a second alarm, bringing support from South Orange and Irvington.  There were two lines stretched from fire hydrants and water was poured on the fire. The fire ...

Hit the Beach This Summer With The 2019 New Jersey Beach Badges Guide

June 6, 2019

NEW JERSEY - As the school year winds down, many folks will be heading down the shore to enjoy the 130 miles of coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Since Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer on the Jersey Shore, has passed a large majority have already started the weekend ritual of finding a spot on the sand to savor. Of course, once Memorial Day weekend hits, the dreaded beach badge ...

New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

June 15, 2019

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

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

I Made the Pinata Cake the Internet is Crazy For

Pinata cakes (aka surprise cakes) are “the” birthday party dessert now. The layer cakes are filled with candy, so when you cut into them — surprise! — M&Ms or Skittles or sprinkles or whatever spills out. Being the awesome mom that I am, I decided to take a shot at making one for a particular 9-year-old’s birthday.

Spoiler alert: She loved it.

There are ...

Farmer’s Market Find: Using the Whole Beet

One bunch of beets, two recipes.

When you buy fresh beets, assuming they come with the green tops, you’re really getting two vegetables — the roots and the greens. Use them both with our easy recipes for Beets with Lemony Dressing and Beet Greens with Garlic:

Beets with Lemony Dressing

1 bunch beets

2 Tbs. lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp.

Pour it on: Over 150 Wines on Offer at Summer Festival in NJ This Weekend

More than 150 New Jersey wines will be featured this weekend at the annual outdoor Pour Into Summer Wine Festival, held for the first time this year in Berkeley Heights.

“It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate all the amazing things that are happening in New Jersey wines,” said event organizer Kathy Bullock, who grew up in the area and is thrilled to be bringing the festival ...

Teen Entrepreneur Showcases Cookie Dough Pops at Franklin Food Truck Festival

June 10, 2019

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with teen entrepreneur Jesse Glauberg, proprietor of Do Boy Cookie Dough Pops at the 2nd Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival. The festival was held at Franklin High School this past May and benefitted Project Graduation for the class of 2019.

“I’ve been making cookies for a long time in my house and I always just continuously ate the ...

The Life of Television Legend & Native Son, Ernie Kovacs, is Celebrated in Trenton, New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -- Native Trentonian Ernie Kovacs was honored at the New Jersey State Museum, in the year when he would have been 100 years old. Through presentations, anecdotes and archival footage of his television work, the “Ernie Kovacs Centennial” honored Kovacs’ multiple contributions to television history, and the Mayor of Trenton, W. Reed Gusciora, proclaimed ...