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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

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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

Mon, August 26, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Connect, Explore, Discover!


Add to My Calendar 08/26/2019 6:00pm 08/26/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Connect, Explore, Discover!

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

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Tue, August 27, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Mobile Aging Kiosk


Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 11:30am 08/27/2019 1:30pm America/New_York Mobile Aging Kiosk

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.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Tue, August 27, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday Movie at Two at UPL


Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 2:00pm 08/27/2019 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

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HESAA Financial Aid Night for Parents of High School Students and College Students

October 22, 2019

UNION, NJ - This one-hour information session will overview the financial aid process and answer questions about grants, scholarships, and loans offered by the State of New Jersey.

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vauxhall Branch Public Library, 123 Hilton Avenue, Vauxhall. 

Feedback has shown that HESAA’s information sessions to students and ...

Union Woman Headed to Ms Wheelchair New Jersey 2020 Competition

UNION, NJ – A Union woman will again be among those competing on Sunday, Nov. 3, for the title of Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2020. 

Caitlin Goerlich, 26, said she’s competing again this year because she wants to continue to raise awareness of adaptive sports, something she’s been involved with for 20 years.  “I also think doing this competition will bring more ...

Friends and Family Gather at Basketball Court Dedication to Jeremy Maraj

UNION, NJ – About 75 friends, family, and neighbors attended a dedication ceremony in memory of 12-year old Jeremy Maraj at Irene Hoppe Park Saturday morning.

A bench with a plague that reads, “in loving memory of Jeremy Dylan Maraj, a real life superhero”, with two new trees surrounding it, was installed near the basketball court, now known as the Jeremy Dylan ...


America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)


Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Explores Garland's Early Career

MILLBURN, NJ  - Judy Garland has made an amazing comeback, with both this charming musical at Paper Mill Playhouse and the new film starring Renee Zellweger. It’s also the anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,” a film that never seems to lose its appeal. Garland’s early career is the focus of “Chasing Rainbows, The Road to Oz.”

Ruby Rakos is a sound choice ...

Students Create a Cardboard Arcade at Saint John the Apostle School in Clark

October 18, 2019

CLARK, NJ - Cardboard became way more than just a box or something to be recycled at St. John the Apostle School recently.   Students in grades PreK through 8 had a chance to participate in the first annual Cardboard Challenge. During the event, students were challenged to create arcade style games from cardboard and other recyclable materials. 

According to the Cardboard ...

Connecticut Farms School Hispanic Heritage Club Members Make Venezuelan Cream Cheese Dessert

UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School made some Venezuelan cream cheese dessert at their after-school club on Thursday.

Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said she walked through the process with the students, handed them the recipe, and they created their dessert.

The dessert consisted of mashed cocanas ...

Kawameeh Middle School PTA Clothing Drive: Oct. 12

UNION, NJ - Kawameeh Middle School PTA is hosting a Clothing Drive on Saturday, October 12.  The event will run from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and be held in the Kawameeh middle parking lot.

Items accepted for collection include:

wearable and usable clothing
handbags, totes, backpacks
linens, towels, blankets
stuffed animals

Kawameeh Middle School PTA will ...

Connecticut Farms School Hispanic Heritage Club Members Paint Talavera Pottery

UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School had a chance at their after-school club on Thursday to paint Talavera pottery, a Mexican and Spanish pottery tradition named from Talavera de la Reina, Spain.

Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said the students painted the white based vases with vibrant colors such ...

State Tax Division Seizes Blackthorn Liquor License

October 23, 2019

KENILWORTH, NJ – Debt collection activity at the Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub located at 651 North Michigan Avenue continues.

The State of New Jersey Division of Taxation on October 15, issued a Warrant of Execution to levy upon the rights and credits, money, effects, chattels of the Blackthorn by entering a certificate of debt in the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey by ...

Springfield BOE Declines Davino Extension, Will Begin Search for Next Superintendent

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a move that shakes up the leadership of the Springfield School District, Superintendent Michael Davino will soon be leaving his position after the board declined to renew his contract past the end of this school year.

Davino has served in his position as superintendent for over 15 years, having been hired by the board back in 2003. During his tenure as ...

Boxing Legend Gentleman Gerry Cooney to Offer Free Clinic on Sun, Oct. 13

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- There’s more than meets the eye when one first meets a towering giant like Gerry Cooney, for instance his affable personality or charitable heart. Despite his success, he had to struggle to become one of the hardest hitting boxers of all time.

A compelling story and many life lessons could be told by Cooney, who at one time was the No. 1 ranked heavyweight ...

"Making Strides" Breast Cancer Walk Attracts Thousands to Point Pleasant

October 21, 2019

POINT PLEASANT, NJ -  Thousands of survivors, families, corporate teams, student organizations, union members, and caring individuals met in Point Pleasant, NJ yesterday for the 25th Annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk.  The energy was high, and the mood was as vibrant as the pink swath of color that spread through the crowd.

The walk took more than ...

How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds this Halloween

October 22, 2019

Carving Jack-o’-lanterns? Save your pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack.

To get started, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scoop the seeds out of your pumpkin and place them in a colander in the sink. Separate the seeds as much as you can from any goo, then rinse them clean. Pat them dry.

On a baking sheet with sides, toss the seeds with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper or, ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...

Facing The Truth: Local Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse Tells His Story

October 9, 2019

Dear Editor:

On March 27, 2019, I went public with my story of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Kevin Gugliotta, a man who subsequently became a Catholic priest and was assigned to several parishes with his longest assignment at Saint Bartholomew’s in Scotch Plain. Since then I have shared my story via online, print, radio, and social media.

This has included a Letter to the ...

CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

October 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...