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Thu, September 14, 9:00 AM

Linden Recycling Center, Linden

Union County’s Free Mobile Document-Shredding ...

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 9:00am 09/14/2017 1:00pm America/New_York Union County’s Free Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Linden and Westfield in September

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that the next free mobile paper-shredding event for personal documents will be available on Thursday, September 14 in Linden.

“Union County’s free mobile document-shredding events help residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred confidential documents,” said Freeholder ...

2 Donaldson Place Linden, NJ
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Thu, September 14, 11:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Lunchtime Meditation

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 11:30am 09/14/2017 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 14, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Qello Concert: Carlos Santana

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 1:00pm 09/14/2017 2:00pm America/New_York Qello Concert: Carlos Santana


1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, September 14, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween Movie: "LEGO Batman Movie"

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 3:00pm 09/14/2017 4:45pm America/New_York Tween Movie: "LEGO Batman Movie"

104 min., Rated PG. Registration required: 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088 Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Thu, September 14, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Crazy 8s Math

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2017 4:30pm 09/14/2017 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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Fri, September 15, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/15/2017 10:30am 09/15/2017 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 15, 11:00 AM

County Court House, Elizabeth

Union County Honors POW/MIA

Add to My Calendar 09/15/2017 11:00am 09/15/2017 1:00pm America/New_York Union County Honors POW/MIA

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all County residents and visitors to gather with veterans and their families at the plaza in front of the Union County Courthouse on Friday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m., and join in the annual POW/MIA Remembrance Day ceremony to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action.

“Though the scars of past wars ...

2 Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ
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Fri, September 15, 12:00 PM

Golden Rule Lodge, Vauxhall

CPR Training and Certification

Add to My Calendar 09/15/2017 12:00pm 09/15/2017 5:00pm America/New_York CPR Training and Certification

221 Oswald Place Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Fri, September 15, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen DIY: Paint & Sip

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/15/2017 3:00pm 09/15/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Teen DIY: Paint & Sip

Registration required: 908-851-5450 ext. 3

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 16, 8:00 AM

The Max Challenge of New Providence, New Providence

Come move with Max! A fundraiser to support Home ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 8:00am 09/16/2017 11:00am America/New_York Come move with Max! A fundraiser to support Home for Good Rescue

Come move with Max! Come visit us at our 2nd location- The MAX Challenge of New Providence, located at 1275 Springfield Ave., in New Providence on Sept. 16th from 8am-11am for cardio classes in support of Home for Good. Are you adopter? Join us for a discounted price, and get a great workout at 8 AM, 9 AM, and 10 AM. Then stay for dog adoptions to find a forever friend:

The cost of each class ...

1275 Springfield Ave. New Providence, NJ 07974
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Sat, September 16, 9:00 AM

Nokia, New Providence

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Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 9:00am 09/16/2017 1:00pm America/New_York Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in New Providence, September 16

Union County, NJ – Union County will sponsor a free recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, September 16, to help Union County residents safely dispose of electronic equipment that cannot be placed in regular household garbage.

“Union County’s free electronics events are a responsible way to keep hazardous heavy metals out of our environment,” said ...

600 Mountain Avenue New Providence, NJ
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Sat, September 16, 9:00 AM

County Emergency Services Yard, Kenilworth

“Green Up” Your Fall Cleanup with Union County’s ...

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 9:00am 09/16/2017 12:00pm America/New_York “Green Up” Your Fall Cleanup with Union County’s Free Scrap Metal Recycling

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that free Scrap Metal Recycling drop-off locations are available on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month from spring through fall. The next upcoming dates are Thursday September 7 and Saturday September 16.

The Scrap Metal Recycling program is free for Union County residents and no ...

151 Kenilworth Boulevard Kenilworth, NJ
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Sat, September 16, 11:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Drop-in Family Craft

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 11:00am 09/16/2017 12:00pm America/New_York Drop-in Family Craft

In honor of our visiting animal friends from Outragehisss Pets, we're making our own Springing Spiral Snakes! All ages, no registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 16, 12:00 PM

Rahway River Park, Rahway

Union County Celebrates Pride in September

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 12:00pm 09/16/2017 5:00pm America/New_York Union County Celebrates Pride in September

Union County, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, celebrating marriage equality in the State of New Jersey, has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 16 at Rahway River Park in Rahway from 12 Noon until 5 P.M.

“Unpredicted inclement weather forced us to postpone the Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, which was ...

Rahway River Park Rahway, NJ
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Sat, September 16, 12:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Remembering the Life of James A. Baldwin

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 12:00pm 09/16/2017 3:00pm America/New_York Remembering the Life of James A. Baldwin

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Sat, September 16, 1:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Outragehisss Pets

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 1:00pm 09/16/2017 2:30pm America/New_York Outragehisss Pets

Our friends at Outragehisss Pets will be bringing along some furry, feathery, slimy, and scaly special guests! All ages. Registration required. Registration opens on Sept. 1: 908-851-5450 ext. 3

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, September 16, 3:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

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Add to My Calendar 09/16/2017 3:00pm 09/16/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Union Public Library

The Union Public Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month from September 15 through October 15 with a variety of programs throughout the month. On Saturday, September 16 at 3pm join us for a journey through the diverse world of Hispanic music. This is a toe tapping program for the whole family.

On Thursday, September 14 at 1pm we will screen a 2010 musical concert featuring Carlos ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 18, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 3:30pm 09/18/2017 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 18, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kid Cuisine

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 4:00pm 09/18/2017 5:30pm America/New_York ShopRite Kid Cuisine

Come learn about nutrition and make some delicious and easy snacks with our visiting nutritionist from ShopRite! Ages 6-12. Registration required. Registration opens 9/5. 908-851-5450 ext. 3.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, September 18, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Twilight Done Right

Add to My Calendar 09/18/2017 6:30pm 09/18/2017 8:00pm America/New_York Twilight Done Right

The Union Public Library will host a free "Twilight Planning" on Monday, September 18 at 6:30pm. You will gain valuable advice on senior healthcare, independent living, housing and relocation, estates and trusts, hospice, funeral planning and more.

Registration is required for this program. Please call the library at (908) 851-5450 x2 to sign up.

All programs are free and open to ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

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The Science of Sound

July 18, 2018

 

UNION, NJ - Would your child like to learn about the science of sound?

The Union Library, in collaboration with Mad Science of West NJ, is hosting a program for kids, ages 6 through 12, who will learn about sound waves and create their own rainstorm, complete with rain, thunder and lightening.

The event will be held on  July 23, at 6:00 p.m.  Registration is ...

Rec on Wheels Cancelled for Tuesday Due to Heavy Rains

 

UNION, NJ - Due to inclement weather, the Rec on Wheels event scheduled for Tuesday at Joe Collins Park is canceled. 

The program will resume on Wednesday, July 18 at Sgt. Herbet Davis Park located at 940 Arcadia Place, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., with a variety of outdoor games and activities.

Union Rec to Host Instructional Co-Ed Basketball Clinic

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department will host an instructional, co-ed basketball clinic Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Davis Park, 940 Arcadia Place.

The clinic, featuring fun drills and games, will run from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for participants in third- through fifth-grade and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

Participants must be Union ...

Union's Mayor Talks About Streetscapes

The Township Committee and I are excited to announce that the second phase of the Streetscape Project has begun.  After the successful completion of phase one that yielded great results, we have already seen an increase in foot traffic, which is essential in jump-starting Union Center and bringing in the higher caliber retailers that residents are looking for in the Center.

Following the ...

Two Union Students Graduate from the University of Rhode Island

July 19, 2018

KINGSTON, RI - At the University of Rhode Island's 132nd Commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 2018, about 3,300 undergraduate and 750 graduate students became the University's newest alumni.

From Union, Krystyna A Krupinski received Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Magna Cum Laude, and Lisa Williams received Bachelor of ...

Roselle Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case      

July 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month has been charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal ...

Rahway Mayor Giacobbe to Attend Grand Opening of First Wawa Store in Rahway; Free Coffee Offered Through July 16

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway.

The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to follow. Free coffee will be offered at the store through July 16. Wally Goose, the ...

Former Linden Police Chief to be Appointed as Union County Undersheriff

LINDEN, NJ - Former Linden Police Chief Jonathan Parham is set to be sworn in as a Union County Undersheriff, this Friday.

As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of 2016. 

During his first month as Chief, Parham along with other Linden Police ...

Traffic Advisory: Accident on GSP South Causes Closure Near Clark Circle

July 17, 2018

CLARK, NJ - A multi-vehicle accident on the southbound Garden State Parkway shortly beyond exit 135 has been causing major delays on the roadway.  Clark Police issued a warning that the southbound entrance to the parkway is closed at the Clark Circle due to an accident investigation taking place on the parkway at this time.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area.  ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.   

The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

Union County Hosts Events and Programs for Special Needs Residents

July 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community partners.

“Union County is committed to providing every resident with more opportunities to enjoy activities ...

Rewind Rock Concert @ UPL

Libraries Rock!  The Union Public Library invites you to beat the heat by attending a concert by the rock band Rewind on Tuesday, August 14th at 7 p.m.  Originally based in New Jersey, this band will perform many of the hottest hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and is appropriate for music lovers of all ages.

All programs are free and open to the public and elevator ...

Union County Honored for History Projects

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that two national achievement recognitions for history projects have been presented to the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“Union County is rich in history, and this Freeholder Board is committed to engaging the public with programs and ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

What Union is Reading: Month ending June 2018

July 6, 2018

It is summertime and a great time to get in some reading! Many great new books have topped the list in June. The top circulating print books in six categories for the Union Public Library in June 2018 follows. The top circulated digital books from RBdigital make up the seventh category; download the app today and start borrowing books from home to read or listen on your phone or tablet at the ...

Residents Taking Action Against White Supremacist Fliers Found Around Morristown and Other Local Areas

July 18, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Residents of Morristown, Somerville, Bridgewater and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.

According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...

Body Pulled From Delaware River

KINGWOOD, NJ – First responders were on the scene at the Delaware River and pulling the body of a man from the water Friday.

“The worst has happened,” said Greg Crance, who owns Delaware River Tubing, a popular nearby tubing, rafting, kayaking  and canoeing outfitter on the river.

However, the victim is not one of his customers, Crance said.

The body was ...

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