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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

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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

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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, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

January 15, 2018

Monday, 1/15

 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Municipal Building Closed

 

Tuesday, 1/16

 


SID Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Town Hall


Pre-K STEM Storytime: "Fun with Penguins”, 11:00 a.m., Vauxhall Public Library


Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program, 12:30 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library


Tuesdays at 2 Movie: Victoria & Abdul ...

Power Outage in Union Friday Morning

UNION, NJ  -Around 9:00 Friday morning parts of Union lost power according to a CodeRed message sent out by the Township.

The CodeRed said that PSEG announced the power outage was caused by a switching station malfunction at the Cranford substation.

As of 10:00 a.m., PSEG is hoping to have power restored before noon.

The Week Ahead in Union

UNION, NJ - Happenings in Union this week:

Monday, 1/8

•Adult Prize Bingo, 1:00 p.m., Union Public Library

•Construction Zone, 3:30 p.m., Union Public Library

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

•Budgeting 101 with Wells Fargo, 6:30 p.m., Vauxhall Public Library

Tuesday, 1/9

•Toddler & Pre-K Music & Movement, 11:00 a.m., ...

Michael Ioannou Makes Dean's List at Lehigh University

January 7, 2018

BETHLEHEM, PA - Dean's List status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Michael Ioannou of Union in the Fall2017 semester.

For more than 150 years, Lehigh University (lehigh.edu) has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering ...

Two from Union Make Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania

YORK, PA - Over 1400 students were named to the Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania for the Fall 2017 semester, including two Union students:

Rae-Yanna Johnson is a senior Political Science major and Laura Roberts is a sophomore Nursing major.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or ...

Dog Found in Roselle Still Being Held at Newark Shelter

January 15, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A dog that was found on January 9, is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter ...

Podcast: Cranford Radio Interviews New Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has elected Elizabeth resident Sergio Granados to serve as their chairman for 2018.

At Sunday’s reorganization meeting, Granados outlined his initiatives for the coming year.

On Thursday, he spoke with Cranford Radio to discuss them further.

 

Clark High School Senior Dies; Counselors at ALJ Providing Support to Classmates

CLARK, NJ – Students at Arthur L. Johnson High School are mourning a classmate who died Monday evening. 

“I am writing to you with great sadness that one of our ALJ seniors passed away this evening. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends,” school Superintendent Ed Grande wrote in a letter to parents Monday night.

The ...

Make the Road New Jersey Joins Union County Freeholder Chairman to Condemn End of Protected Status for Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans

January 14, 2018

Elizabeth, NJ - On Monday the Trump administration announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. Effective Sept. 9, 2019, nearly 200,000 people who have been living and working legally in the U.S. for almost two decades, who have American families, homes and businesses, will be subject to deportation. 10,000 Salvadoran TPS holders currently reside in New ...

New Program in Union County for Environmental Action

Union County residents who are interested in tackling the environmental issues of today can join the Environmental Stewards program. Conveniently based in Westfield, the program is designed to help local residents design and execute environmental projects in their communities.

“The Environmental Stewards program brings the insights of scientists and researchers to Union County’s ...

Union Catholic's Alexxa Irizarry Named 2018 International Teen Queen of the Carnaval de Barranquilla

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Alexxa Irizarry, who has worked tirelessly on relief efforts for Venezuelan refugees and has spent years helping indigenous people in Colombia and the United States, recently received several honors for her service and civic contributions.

Irizarry, a sophomore at Union Catholic, was selected as the 2018 International Teen Queen of the Carnaval de Barranquilla, Colombia, ...

Grants in Action in our Schools

The Township of Union Education Foundation awarded seven grants to teachers in the Union school district for the 2017-2018 school year. Three mini- grants and four macro grants were awarded to teachers in five township schools.

At Livingston School, Ms. Roberts, Ms. Kitzman and Ms. Cellitti reported the grant has positively impacted on all the students. The foundation supplied Fire Kids ...

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown, 2017)

 

Alex Cross, subject of James Patterson's 25th book in this venerable, fast paced detective series, is in big time trouble again. Even though his great nemesis is dead, Gary Soneji has a way of plaguing Alex from the grave, through his son, Dylan Winslow, and dastardly accomplices.

Using one of the major ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

Sam's Club Abruptly Closes and Locks Out Employees at Linden Location

January 11, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by today’s Sam’s Club Store closings. 

Sam’s Club maintained a store in Linden, which abruptly closed,  laying off as many as an estimated 200 full-time and part-time employees. Signs posted on the ...

Giants Sign Former Bloomfield High School Star Kristjan Sokoli

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — With the NFL playoffs heating up, those teams not fortunate enough to make the postseason get a jumpstart on improving their roster for the following season. The New York Giants recently locked down Bloomfield High School graduate Kristjan Sokoli, signing him to its practice squad and giving him a futures contract.  

NFL teams use futures ...

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