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Mon, August 26, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Connect, Explore, Discover!

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Discover our free digital resources for downloading e-books, audiobooks, music, and more. Please bring your mobile device and Union Library card.

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Tue, August 27, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Mobile Aging Kiosk

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Union County’s mobile Aging Service Kiosk (ASK) is designed to provide residents with a convenient, friendly way to find out about services for the aging, and for their families and caregivers. ASK is staffed by professionals with the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection of the Union County Department of Human Services.


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Tue, August 27, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday Movie at Two at UPL

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

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Morning Commute To Be Disrupted by Snow

December 10, 2019

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 ...

Free Citizenship Classes Offered at Union Public Library

UNION, NJ - Union Public Library, in partnership with The Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ, is offering free preparation classes for the US Citizenship Exam beginning on Saturday, January 11 through Saturday, March 14. These classes will help prospective citizens pass the civics test, which covers important U.S. history and government topics.

Participants must bring their Green Card ...

Annual Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Celebration

UNION, NJ - A discussion, reflection and celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. will be hosted by the Vauxhall & Vicinity Group on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

The event will be held at the Vauxhall Branch Library, 123 Hilton Avenue, Vauxhall.  It will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call 908-578-5920.

 

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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 ...

Good News In the Schools (Nov. 25-27)

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

Franklin Franklin Elementary School hosted a College Awareness Day where students from PreK to 4th grade learned information about post-secondary education and many types of schools. It was a fantastic day full of many activities inside the classroom and a college fair in the gym. Teachers and staff ...

Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System Partner to Bring Enhanced Ambulatory Services to Somerset County

Hunterdon Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have announced a partnership in Somerset County to further expand health care services.  The New Jersey-based health systems will share ownership of Bridgewater Physical and Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater and Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgery Center all located at 1121 Route 22 West in Bridgewater, formerly the Bank ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

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 ...

Holy Spirit School Inducts Student Government Officers and Representatives

December 3, 2019

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  ...

Saint John the Apostle Students Show Significant Improvement in Science Achievement in Last Year

CLARK, NJ - A little over a year ago, fourth and fifth grade students at Saint John the Apostle School began a program entitled ‘Know Atom,’ an inquiry-based hands-on science program.  Since that time school officials said both classes have shown significant improvement in their science achievement on nationally-normed assessments.

In recent testing, fifty percent of the ...

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, ...

Elizabeth City Council Votes to Eliminate Lime Scooters

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth City Council voted on Tuesday night to rescind the contract with the Lime scooter company. 

In an 8-0 vote, Elizabeth City Council Members decided to end the program with Lime Scooters. The Council also stated that all scooters are to be removed immediately. 

This comes after the November 20, fatality that claimed the life of ...

Fallen Jersey City Police Detective Had Bayonne Roots

December 10, 2019

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 ...

Who's on First? Paterson Museum Set to Launch Abbott and Costello Exhibit Sunday

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson Museum will launch a new exhibit celebrating Abbott and Costello’s 1942 War Bond Drive Tour on Sunday. 

The event begins at noon and concludes at 6:00 p.m. Admission is just $10 at the door, children under 12 are free.

Beginning in Salt Lake City on July 22, 1942, the comedy duo made their way across America making stops in 80 cities through 22 ...

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

December 9, 2019

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Our Favorite Pizza Places

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

The weekend after Thanksgiving, treat your date to a second helping of pie. Pizza, that is.

After so many days, the last thing anyone wants is another turkey sandwich with a side of leftovers. The flavors of Thanksgiving are amazing, but they’re not supposed to last forever. You and your date ...

Dress Up Your Holiday Table with Homemade Cranberry Chutney

This holiday season, try something a bit nontraditional, something a little sweet and savory to accompany either turkey or ham on your holiday table: cranberry chutney, a condiment that punches up a seasonal local ingredient with some South Asian flair.

Chutney is made from fruits, vegetables and/or herbs with vinegar, sugar and spices. It's used to provide balance to an ...

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 ...