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Thu, September 7, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Lunchtime Meditation

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 11:30am 09/07/2017 12:30pm America/New_York Lunchtime Meditation

Thursdays, Sept. 7 through Sept. 28. Relax and unwind!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 7, 12:00 PM

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Union

St. Demetrios 40th Annual Greek Festival

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Other

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 12:00pm 09/10/2017 12:00am America/New_York St. Demetrios 40th Annual Greek Festival

St. Demetrios Annual Greek Festival! Rain or shine under the tents! Be Greek for a weekend and you'll love it! Moussaka, pastitsio, leg of lamb, dolmades, spanakopites, tiropites, and more! Great food, live music and folk dancing – there’s nothing like a Greek festival, and one of the best in NJ is the 40th annual 4-day Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in ...

721 Rahway Ave., Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 7, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Search for Your Unclaimed Property

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 6:30pm 09/07/2017 7:00pm America/New_York Search for Your Unclaimed Property

Stop by the Union Public Library on Thursday, Sept 7 from 6:30-7pm and search for your unclaimed property. The NJ Office of Unclaimed Property will help you search for any unclaimed financial assets. Examples of unclaimed financial assest include:

stocks and bonds
insurance checks
utility deposits
savings and checking accounts
wages
payroll checks

The Union Public Library is ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 7, 7:00 PM

Union

Friends of the Union Public Library meeting

Arts & Entertainment Other

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 7:00pm 09/07/2017 8:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Union Public Library meeting

The Friends of the Union Public Library extends an open invitation to residents of Union to join in our first meeting for the 2017-2018 year. If you love to read and wish to support our public library, please attend the meeting on Thursday, September 7 at 7pm in the meeting room of the main library. Plans for the year will be outlined and discussed and your input is welcome!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 7, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Friends of the Library Meeting

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2017 7:00pm 09/07/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Friends of the Library Meeting

New members always welcome!

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 8, 8:00 AM

Westfield

Massive Tag Sale to Benefit Furniture Assist

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 09/08/2017 8:00am 09/08/2017 3:30pm America/New_York Massive Tag Sale to Benefit Furniture Assist

Furniture Assist's biggest annual fundraiser. Find thousands of items, from antiques and collectibles to household items, bicycles, CDs, vinyl, DVDs, clothes, antique furniture, modern furniture, rugs, lamps and so much more, all in good condition.

Furniture Assist is a local charity that takes donations from those that have and distributes free of charge to vetted families. Clients ...

816 Prospect Street Westfield, NJ
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Fri, September 8, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/08/2017 10:30am 09/08/2017 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Time

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week. 18 months-3 years old. No registration required. Fridays at 10:30am.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 9, 7:45 AM

The MAX Challenge of Springfield/Union, Union

The MAX Challenge Fall Kickoff Meeting

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/09/2017 7:45am 09/09/2017 8:45am America/New_York The MAX Challenge Fall Kickoff Meeting

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A CHANGE? ? BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS BACK TO YOU!!!!
Join us Saturday, September 9th at our Union MAX location: 2033 Morris Avenue, NJ to KICK OFF our September CHALLENGE!

Find out how this amazing program works, our easy to follow nutrition plan and meet some of our inspiring members!!! THE NEW CHALLENGE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11TH!!! You can even get a jump start a week early ...

2033 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 9, 8:00 PM

Salem Roadhouse Cafe, Union

Ray Powers & Friends to help celebrate Salem ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/09/2017 8:00pm 09/09/2017 10:30pm America/New_York Ray Powers & Friends to help celebrate Salem Roadhouse Cafe's tenth year

Ray Powers, who was one of the first performers at the inaugural Roadhouse Show, returns as he has every year for his 10th exciting, energetic performance at the Roadhouse Cafe. The usual band will accompany him, along with a list of special musical guests. Ray and the band will perform crowd favorites, and will have special guests join in at times. One very special guest who has been a regular ...

829 Salem Road Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 11, 8:30 AM

Fire Department Headquarters, Union

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2017 8:30am 09/11/2017 10:00am America/New_York 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

UNION, NJ – The community is invited to participate in a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11, beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Union Fire Department Headquarters on Bond Drive.

“Marking the anniversary of this tragic event provides the opportunity to recognize the many instances of heroism, bravery and generosity which have reflected back so strongly on America since ...

Bond Drive Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 11, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2017 3:30pm 09/11/2017 4:15pm America/New_York Lego Club

Learn, play, and build with us! Come join us for some creative building time and meet other Lego builders! All ages. No registration required. Mondays at 3:30pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 11, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Dine-in Movie Night: "Going in Style"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2017 6:00pm 09/11/2017 7:30pm America/New_York Dine-in Movie Night: "Going in Style"

96 min, Rated PG-13. We will supply popcorn.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Mon, September 11, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

NJ Criminal Justice Reform

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2017 6:30pm 09/11/2017 7:30pm America/New_York NJ Criminal Justice Reform

Find out about the new NJ Bail Reform/Speedy Trial Law , at the Union Public Library on Monday, September 11 from 6:30-7:30pm.

On January 1, 2017 the NJ bail reform/speed trial law (L. 2014,c.31), went into effect. This new law represents one of the most dramatic changes to our criminal justic system in many years. New Jersey has shifted from a system in which a defendant's pretrial ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 12, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K Story & Craft: "Library Card Holder"

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 11:00am 09/12/2017 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K Story & Craft: "Library Card Holder"


123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 12, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 12:30pm 09/12/2017 1:30pm America/New_York Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Tuesdays at the Vauxhall Branch Library. Wear sneakers & comfortable clothing. Sign up required.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, September 12, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesdays at 2 Movie: "My Cousin Rachel" (2017)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 2:00pm 09/12/2017 3:45pm America/New_York Tuesdays at 2 Movie: "My Cousin Rachel" (2017)

Rated PG-13, 106 mins. Drama/Romance starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin. Movies are screened in the Activities Room on the 2nd floor.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 12, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 4:00pm 09/12/2017 5:00pm America/New_York MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Stories, songs, and activities that introduce important math and science concepts to children in a bilingual format! (Spanish & English) Ages 3-6, registration required. 908-851-5450 ext. 3. Tuesdays at 4pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 12, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lunch Box Hacks

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 6:30pm 09/12/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Lunch Box Hacks

Union Public Library and Take it To the Max presents: Lunch Box Hacks. Learn tips and tricks to prepare healthy lunches for yourself and your family. There are two dates for your convenience: Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30pm, or Wednesday, September 13 at 12:30pm. Please register in advance for either session by calling (908) 851-5450 x2.

Just in time for Back to School!

The Union Public ...

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Tue, September 12, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Packing a Healthy Lunch

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/12/2017 6:30pm 09/12/2017 7:30pm America/New_York Packing a Healthy Lunch

Lunch Hacks for back to school! Registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, September 13, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/13/2017 10:30am 09/13/2017 11:00am America/New_York Babies in the Library

Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play & socialization. Wednesdays @10:30am. Newborns-18 months.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083

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Union's Shop Local Campaign Kicks Off Saturday, Nov. 25

November 16, 2017

UNION, NJ - Kick off the Holiday shopping season on Saturday, November 25 in Union Center with Shop Local Shop Small campaign, along with Shop Small Business Saturday. There will be a series of ribbon cuttings as they continue to welcome new merchants of Phase I of the newly finished Stuyvesant Ave Streetscape.

The Special Improvement District (SID) will host a welcoming station, ...

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 11/13

•Adult Craft: "Thanksgiving Wreath", 1:00 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

•Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library

•Bite Club, 7:00 p.m., Union Public Library

•Township Committee Conference, 6:00 p.m., Town Hall

•Township Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall

Tuesday, ...

Union Municipal Band to Play Monday

UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction Howard Toplansky will present a Fall Concert on Monday evening, November 13. The concert will be held at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. This autumn concert will feature music from the Broadway stage, marches and overtures.

The concert will include ...

Union High School's October Female Athlete of the Month: Phylicia Menendez

November 13, 2017

UNION, NJ – Phylicia Menendez has been chosen Union High School’s October Female Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Menendez is captain of the tennis team and maintains a 4.3 GPA.

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

My favorite part of being a high school athlete is that I get to play with my peers and make new friends ...

Union High School's October Male Athlete of the Month: Andy Martin

UNION, NJ – Andy Martin has been chosen Union High School’s October Male Athlete of the Month, sponsored by Service Professionals.

Martin is a senior and a wide receiver on the football team.  He scored 10 touchdowns in October, with 285 yards rushing and 495 yards receiving.  He had 41 tackles last month.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school ...

Chibuike Obinnakwelu of Union accepts leadership position at YSU

November 7, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, OH - Youngstown State University has announced the names of students who have accepted essential leadership roles in groups and organizations across campus this fall.

The list includes Chibuike Obinnakwelu of Union, Exercise Science Physical Therapy Track major at YSU, who was elected to the following:

President, Men of Excellence Empowerment Group

Youngstown State ...

The 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk, Sunday in Springfield: Get on the Other Side of the Fence

November 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission.

This is a rare chance to get to go on the other side of the fence and see the Quarry, which is an ecologically unique ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Seeks Level II Trauma Center Designation

Elizabeth, N.J.--Trinitas Regional Medical Center is seeking formal Level II Trauma Center designation in response to the first official trauma call by the New Jersey Department of Health DOH in nearly 20 years.  The Medical Center will submit its application to the DOH this week.

According to Gary S. Horan, FACHE, Trinitas President & CEO, the state of New Jersey has an excellent ...

AARP Driver Safety Class

November 18, 2017

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Since 1979, the course has helped more than 15 million drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing ...

Rafael Pharmaceuticals, in Collaboration with Atlantic Health System, Announces Initiation of a Phase I Study of CPI-613 in Combination with Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel for Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage company and leader in the field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, announced today, the initiation of a Phase I clinical trial of CPI-613 in combination with chemotherapeutic agents, gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel, for patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The study will be conducted in collaboration with Atlantic ...

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

Columns

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that began in Newark

November 8, 2017

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention Hall as the crowd ...

Sustained, Severe Cuts Equal Setbacks at NJ Department of Environmental Protection

November 6, 2017

Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely impacted the ability of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to carry out critical work to protect New Jersey’s environment and residents. This has serious implications for wildlife, public health and our economy. DEP is charged with managing and protecting the State’s environment and natural resources.

This ...

Letters to the Editor

Thank You, Union Residents

November 13, 2017

I would like to thank the residents of Union for their trust and confidence for re-electing me for my eighth term on the Township of Committee.

Your encouragement and counsel during those years has been greatly appreciated.  Through my 21 years on the Committee, I have always made safety a top priority along with expanding opportunities for our youth and seniors.  I will ...