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Mon, August 19, 1:30 PM

Vauxhall Branch Union Public Library, Union

Connect, Explore, Discover!


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Learn how to access UPL resources to learn a new language, watch your favorite movie, read a best seller or the latest magazine and so much more. Please bring your mobile device and Union Public Library card.

123 Hilton Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Mon, August 19, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Celestial Bottle Paint Craft


Add to My Calendar 08/19/2019 6:30pm 08/19/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Celestial Bottle Paint Craft

Bring home a little piece of the universe home with you in this craft! Participants will paint bottles in a pattern meant to resemble the night sky and then fill them with miniature lights. Due to limited supplies, reservations are required. Please call the library at (908) 851-5450 x2 to sign up.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Tue, August 20, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday Movie at Two at UPL


Add to My Calendar 08/20/2019 2:00pm 08/20/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday Movie at Two at UPL

Enjoy a movie with friends. Call 908-851-5450 for the title.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Tue, August 20, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

War of the Worlds Presented by Raconteur Radio

Arts & Entertainment Other

Add to My Calendar 08/20/2019 7:00pm 08/20/2019 8:00pm America/New_York War of the Worlds Presented by Raconteur Radio

Raconteur Radio performs a live theatrical radio performance of the H.G. Wells' classic, War of the Worlds. Brimming with thrills and chills, this family-friendly show features period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment, and dramatic sound effects. The simulated "News Bulletins" of the original broadcast caused many listeners to think that an actual alien ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Thu, August 22, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film


Add to My Calendar 08/22/2019 2:00pm 08/22/2019 4:00pm America/New_York International Film

See an international movie with friends. Call 908-851-5450 for title.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

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The Fairway Drive Ramp to Route 22 to be Closed Part of Day Friday

December 12, 2019

UNION, NJ - Township officials have announced that Friday, December 13, the Fairway Drive ramp onto Route 22 Eastbound will be closed due to new guardrail installation.

The ramp will be closed beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Union Little League's President Bill Morrison Passes Away

UNION, NJ – Union Little League President William J. Morrison passed away on Tuesday, December 10.

Morrison, 71, a huge baseball fan, spent 30 years involved with the Union Little League as a field director, and later its president.  He served as a member of the Recreation Board, and as chairman of the Union Planning Board.

Born in Elizabeth, Morrison lived in Union for the past ...

Morning Commute To Be Disrupted by Snow

UNION, NJ – The mild temperatures we have seen over the past two days will give way tonight into Wednesday morning, with much colder air and low pressure spreading through the area.  With it will come a change from the rain we have seen since Monday, to some periodic snow showers Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, probably ending during the morning commute.  With the road ...


Good News In the Schools (Dec 2 - Dec. 6)

UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools this week:

Ms. Karen Gainey, TV production teacher at UHS, made a football bulletin board of the sectional championship game to celebrate the boys win. #SupportingtheU

UHS Bowling is a young team this year with 4 sophomores and 1 freshman bowling at the varsity level. Right now their record is 3-2. The ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Get Top Honors for Prudent Antibiotic Use, Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

Three of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals – Overlook, Morristown and Chilton medical centers – recently received the Gold Award in the first New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP).

The Gold Award is the highest level of recognition in the program, which acknowledges local health care facilities’ efforts to enhance ...

Atlantic Health System President & CEO Recognized as One of the Nation’s Most Influential Leaders in Health Care

Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare


In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern ...

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)


In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

'A Christmas Carol' Reverberates at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ - When the spirited production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” begins, you’re inclined to think it’s a comedic take on grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge. But we soon see that the Neil Barlett adaptation of the tale does dwell on the dark side. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has more than done justice to this familiar tale.

Dickens had a way of ...

Military Dad Surprises Sons with Visit to Washington School

December 14, 2019

UNION, NJ – Two special Washington Elementary School students received a huge surprise on Friday when their military dad, who they had not seen in almost a year, made a special surprise appearance at the school.

Kindergarten student Ian DeAquino and his brother, third-grader Aedan DeAquino attended a surprise assembly Friday afternoon with the entire student body.  Called up on ...

Holy Spirit School Inducts Student Government Officers and Representatives

UNION, NJ – Holy Spirit School Student Council executive members and class representatives were officially inducted on Monday during a school program.

“You will be the voice for all of us here at Holy Spirit,” said Principal Armand Lamberti.  “Today, upon being inducted officially as student council members, you will begin a tough task of being the voice of our ...

Monday, Dec 2: Union Schools to Have Half-Day Due to Anticipated Storm

UNION, NJ - Due to the impending severe weather and possible hazardous road conditions, all Township of Union Public Schools will have an early dismissal on Monday, December 2.

The Half-Day Dismissal Schedule is as follows:

Union High School  -  11:35

Burnet and Kawameeh Middle Schools  -  12:00

Jefferson Elementary  -  12:20

Elementary Schools  ...

Man Shot Wednesday Evening in Maplewood

December 6, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Chief Jimmy DuVaul issued the following press release based upon the report he received from  Lt. Peter Kuenzel concerning the shooting incident that occurred in the early evening of December 4 in Maplewood:


"On Wednesday Dec, 4, 2019 at 6:11 p.m. Maplewood officers responded to the Wawa (1511 Springfield Avenue, ...

Memorial Fund Established for Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals' Family

December 11, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The JCPOBA set up a GoFundMe page to accommodate all of the generous offers of support received in the hours after the Dec. 10 shootings that resulted in the death of Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals. Carmine Disbrow (JCPOBA Pres.) organized this fundraiser.

The message on the GoFundMe page reads: 

We are heartbroken at the loss of yet another ...

Fallen Jersey City Police Detective Had Bayonne Roots

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, was a Bayonne native, according to two people who shared their memories of the respected law enforcement official with TAPinto Bayonne.

“He was the nicest guy,” Carissa Golomb said. “He always made everyone laugh.”

Seals, 39, is survived by his wife and five ...

New Jersey Date Night: Holiday Outings to Light Up Your Heart

December 13, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and even though we feel pulled in every possible direction, it’s important to make time for our other halves. It may seem impossible with all the parties, school programs and work events, but scheduling a date is not only great for your relationship but a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the winter holidays.

And when it comes to a beautiful ...

Impress Your Guests with One of These Signature Cocktails this Holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, party hosts often lighten the mood with a signature adult beverage handed to guests as they come in the door. It makes for a great ice breaker as people walk into an event where guests might not know each other. Immediately, everyone has an easy a conversation starter. 

Many events start with a glass of Champagne, but more memorable is a ...

She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

Millennial Councilwoman Encourages Younger Generations to Get Involved in Local Government

December 10, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Crystal Pruitt, Councilwoman of Franklin Township, at the 2019 New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Pruitt is currently the youngest person on the Franklin Township Council, and we spoke with her about her background, goals, and advice for millennials who want to get more politically active. 

Pruitt, who is also Chief of Staff for ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...

ArtPride NJ Highlights Economic Impact of Investment in the Arts

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Megan LoBue, Development Manager for ArtPride New Jersey, about the organization’s resources and latest arts initiatives. 

ArtPride NJ supports New Jersey’s creative community and is widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and ...