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Thu, September 21, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Lunchtime Meditation

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 11:30am 09/21/2017 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 21, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween "Game Time"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 3:00pm 09/21/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Tween "Game Time"

Registration required: 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Thu, September 21, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Crazy 8s Math

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 4:30pm 09/21/2017 5:30pm America/New_York Crazy 8s Math

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! For students in Kindergarten-2nd grade. Registration required. Thursdays at 4pm.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 21, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Off the Shelf Book Discussion: "Left Neglected"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 7:00pm 09/21/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Off the Shelf Book Discussion: "Left Neglected"

"Left Neglected" by Lisa Genova will be discussed. All who have read the book are welcome! Please ask the Reference Desk if you need assistance finding a copy

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 22, 10:00 AM

Golden Rule Lodge, Vauxhall

CPR Training and Certification

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2017 10:00am 09/22/2017 2:00pm America/New_York CPR Training and Certification

221 Oswald Place Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Fri, September 22, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2017 10:30am 09/22/2017 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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Fri, September 22, 2:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Jersey Job Club Workshop - Master the Art of ...

Business & Finance Education

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2017 2:30pm 09/22/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Jersey Job Club Workshop - Master the Art of Networking

Explore ways to build an effective job search network.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, September 22, 7:30 PM

Rabkin Park, Union

4th Annual Movies Under the Stars at Rabkin Park

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2017 7:30pm 09/22/2017 10:00pm America/New_York 4th Annual Movies Under the Stars at Rabkin Park

Movies under the stars: June 16 and September 22. Movies to be announced.

Free admission / free popcorn (while supplies last).

Come early with your blanket and chairs for the pre-show entertainment. Food, soft drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase. More details and move information to follow on http://www.uniontownship.com

1 Swanstrom Place Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 23, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

School-Aged Children Drop-In Craft: "Back to ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2017 11:00am 09/23/2017 12:00pm America/New_York School-Aged Children Drop-In Craft: "Back to School Pencil Holder"


123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Sat, September 23, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen Movie - Banned Books Week Kick-Off: The ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2017 2:00pm 09/23/2017 4:15pm America/New_York Teen Movie - Banned Books Week Kick-Off: The Great Gatsby (2013)


1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sun, September 24, 7:45 AM

Union High School, Union

Mayor's Day 5k and Kid's Run

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2017 7:45am 09/24/2017 12:00pm America/New_York Mayor's Day 5k and Kid's Run

Cook Drive Union, NJ
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Sun, September 24, 11:00 AM

Trailside Nature and Science Center , Mountainside

36th Annual Harvest Festival at Trailside, Sept.

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2017 11:00am 09/24/2017 5:00pm America/New_York 36th Annual Harvest Festival at Trailside, Sept. 24

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invites everyone to attend the 36th Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 24 at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Harvest Festival is a celebration of Early American life featuring ongoing music and entertainment, storytelling, Native ...

Mountainside, NJ
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Mon, September 25, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 3:30pm 09/25/2017 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 25, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Hilton Readers Book Discussion: "I Almost Forgot ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 6:00pm 09/25/2017 7:45pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion: "I Almost Forgot About You" by Terry McMillan

We will supply dessert.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Mon, September 25, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Hilton Readers Book Discussion: "I Almost Forgot ...

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 6:00pm 09/25/2017 7:45pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion: "I Almost Forgot About You" by Terry McMillan

WE will supply dessert

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Mon, September 25, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, union

Free Small Business Workshop

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2017 6:30pm 09/25/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Free Small Business Workshop

The Union Public Library will host a free business workshop on Monday, September 25 from 6:30-8:30 pm

How to Start a Small Business and Social Media for Beginners

This free seminar covers topics on doing business in NJ:

online business registration
cost effective ways to run your business
how to use social media
free online tools to market your business
why you need a ...

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Tue, September 26, 10:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

National Voter Registration Day

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 10:00am 09/26/2017 7:00pm America/New_York National Voter Registration Day


1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, September 26, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 12:30pm 09/26/2017 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 07083
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Tue, September 26, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Suffragette" (2015)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 2:00pm 09/26/2017 3:45pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: "Suffragette" (2015)

Rated PG-13, 106 mins. History/Drama starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep. ©Focus Features 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 26, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

MASST - Math & Science Story Time

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2017 4:00pm 09/26/2017 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 Avenue 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

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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