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Sat, January 20, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Munchies and a Movie: "Leap" (2016)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2018 2:00pm 01/20/2018 3:30pm America/New_York Munchies and a Movie: "Leap" (2016)

Join us for a showing of "Leap" with some themed snacks! Rated PG. All ages, but parents must be present. Registration opens on 1/6

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, January 22, 1:15 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Connect, Explore and Discover Our 24/7 Digital ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2018 1:15pm 01/22/2018 2:15pm America/New_York Connect, Explore and Discover Our 24/7 Digital Library: RBdigital

Learn how to download e-books and e-audiobooks through RBdigital. Register in advance: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Mon, January 22, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Construction Zone

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2018 3:30pm 01/22/2018 4:15pm America/New_York Construction Zone

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday! Build your own creations out of Lego, K'NEX, or blocks! All ages, no registration required.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, January 22, 6:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2018 6:00pm 01/22/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group: "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett

Please contact the Vauxhall Branch Library Circulation Desk for help in obtaining a copy of the book. All are welcome to attend.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, January 23, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Toddler & Pre-K Music & Movement

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 11:00am 01/23/2018 11:30am America/New_York Toddler & Pre-K Music & Movement

Get movin' and groovin' with your little one! Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, January 23, 12:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 12:30pm 01/23/2018 1:30pm America/New_York Tai Chi - Free Exercise Program For Mature Adults

Class meets weekly on Tuesdays. Sign up required.

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, January 23, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Tuesday at 2 Movie: The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 2:00pm 01/23/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Tuesday at 2 Movie: The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Drama/Adventure, starring Kate Winslet, Idris Elba. Rated PG-13, 112 mins.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, January 23, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Crazy 8s Math Club

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2018 4:30pm 01/23/2018 5:30pm America/New_York Crazy 8s Math Club

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Math Club where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! This program runs from Jan. 9th- Feb. 27th. Tuesdays @ 4:30pm, grades 3-5. Registration required: 908-851-5450 ext. 3

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, January 24, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

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Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 10:30am 01/24/2018 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. Newborns-18 months. No registration required.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, January 24, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween DIY: Duct Tape Creations

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 3:00pm 01/24/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Tween DIY: Duct Tape Creations

Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Wed, January 24, 3:15 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Let's Play Chess Club

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 3:15pm 01/24/2018 4:15pm America/New_York Let's Play Chess Club

For students in grades 1st-12th of all levels! Facilitated by Chess For Everyone. Registration required: 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Ave Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Wed, January 24, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2018 4:00pm 01/24/2018 5:30pm America/New_York ShopRite Kids Cuisine

Learn about nutrition and make some delicious and easy snacks with out visiting ShopRite Registered Dietitian! Ages 6-12; Registration opens 1/10 : 908-851-5450

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, January 25, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "The Lunchbox" (India, Hindi)

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2018 2:00pm 01/25/2018 3:45pm America/New_York International Film: "The Lunchbox" (India, Hindi)

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a housewife to another man as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Drama/Romance. Rated PG, 104 mins. Language: Hindi. ©Sony Pictures

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, January 25, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Pre-K Storytime

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2018 4:00pm 01/25/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Pre-K Storytime

Jump into reading with UPL! We explore phonics, letter recognition, and numbers all while reading fun stories and making new friends! Ages 4-6, no registration required.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
Jersey Job Club Workshop: "The Art of Networking"

Thu, January 25, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Jersey Job Club Workshop: "The Art of Networking"

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 01/25/2018 6:00pm 01/25/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Jersey Job Club Workshop: "The Art of Networking"

Explore ways to build an effective job search network.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, January 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Time

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2018 10:30am 01/26/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Time

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week. 18 months-3 years. No registration required.

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083 Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, January 26, 12:30 PM

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Free Movie Screening: Hidden Figures

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2018 12:30pm 01/26/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Free Movie Screening: Hidden Figures

UNION, NJ - A free movie screening of "Hidden Figures" is scheduled for January 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the Union Senior Center.

The movie focuses on three brilliant African-American women at NASA - Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: The launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning ...

968 Bonnel Court union, NJ 07088
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Fri, January 26, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2018 3:30pm 01/26/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Help us make the library a better place for YOU! Let us know what books, movies, music, and programs you want to see, and earn community service hours! Ages 13+.

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083

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An Open House for Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

April 19, 2019

UNION, NJ - Thanks to a special grant from the Community Library Adult Literacy and Career Pathway Grant Program and the Union Public Library partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the Union Public Library (UPL) offers free ESOL classes to all interested New Jersey residents. 

An Open House for free English classes for speakers ...

A Tribute to Elvis Featuring Jim Barone

UNION, NJ - The Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade Committee will be hosting a “A Tribute to Elvis, Featuring Jim Barone," on Saturday, May 4.

“We invite our residents and neighbors to come out and enjoy the award winning Elvis Tribute Artist, Jim Barone, as he will have you out of your seat and rocking those hips," said Fundraising Chairwoman Phyllis ...

Kawameeh vs. Burnet Staff Volleyball Game

UNION, NJ - Kawameeh and Burnet Middle Schools' PTA will be hosting a Staff Volleyball Game on Thursday, April 25.

The event will be held in Union High School's main gym.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Entrance fee is $3 per person.  Students, families and staff are encouraged to attend.

Lauren Buchanan Earns Academic Merit Scholarship to Delaware Valley University

April 19, 2019

DOYLESTOWN, PA - Delaware Valley University is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the University's top three merit-based Admission scholarships.

Lauren Buchanan, of Union, has been selected for an academic merit scholarship to Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The University awards Admission merit scholarships to high-achieving high school students based on ...

Anti-Defamation League Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Repeated Hate Symbol Incidents in Summit Schools

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, ...

Jurors Hear Recording of Kai the Hitchhiker Claiming Clark Lawyer 'Raped Me'

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney.

"At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy in statement to police that was recorded on video on May 16, 2013, hours after he was ...

Settlement Looms in 2016 Disability Discrimination Suit Against Union County PD

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials this week addressed two lawsuits involving the county or its departments. One lawsuit involves a former Union County police officer and the other concerns a retiree’s benefit claims.

The freeholders moved into closed session Thursday night to discuss a potential settlement in the 2016 case in which the Union County Police Department is accused ...

Young Artists at Hannah Caldwell School Display Their Talent

April 13, 2019

UNION, NJ – Young artists at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School held their first Annual Art Show Fundraiser last week.

“This was a great experience for each child, along with their families to come together to view the young artists' artwork for the first time, professionally framed and on display,” said art teacher Anne Marie Caldarola.  ”This special event ...

Union High School Allied Health Students Participate in National Doctor’s Day

Union, NJ – Union High School Allied Health students came to school dressed in scrubs and ready to work as junior doctors in recognition of National Doctor’s Day, honoring and celebrating the hard work of doctors everywhere.

The national day also recognizes physician’s contributions to society and communities. The holiday can be traced back to March 1933,  when ...

Combative 'Kai the Hitchhiker' Takes the Stand in Clark Murder Case

April 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - A man accused of killing a 73-year-old Clark lawyer in his home testified Wednesday that he was victim of “date rape” by the attorney, and that he beat the older man to fend off a sexual assault.

Caleb “Kai” McGillvary said he passed out after eating a hamburger and drinking a beer in the kitchen of attorney Joseph Galfy, and that he awoke on the ...

Sixth Hate Symbol Incident Reported as Another Swastika Found at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City's citizenry has firmly proclaimed that "Hate Has No Home Here," however the Summit School District has reported that another ugly racially-charged image has -- for the sixth time in the past four-plus months -- been found in a Summit Public School.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang, in his monthly remarks at the April 11 Summit ...

“Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” to Face Trial for Alleged Murder of Clark Attorney

CLARK, NJ – Caleb McGillvary, also known as “Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker,” is set to stand trial for the 2013 murder of a Clark attorney.

McGillvary’s murder trial is set to begin Tuesday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m., Union County Prosecutor’s Office Communications Director Mark Spivey confirmed to TAPinto Clark. The jury was selected and finalized last ...

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Six More Weeks of Winter for “Game of Thrones” Fans

 

Spring has officially sprung, but winter is far from over for the record-breaking 17.4 million viewers smart enough to tune into HBO on time for the epic final season of “Game of Thrones.” And after 595 days of waiting, the premiere of Season 8 thankfully did not disappoint. For those of you still behind, consider this your spoiler warning.

Bran greets an old ...

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust.  A Scribophile Anthology, 2019.

Twenty-one aspiring writers, who critique and assist other writing neophytes on Scribophile, were selected to have their short stories published in Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, the final volume in the Seven Deadly Sin collection. The other six books in the series include Gluttony, Wrath, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, and Pride. The stories ...

Hungry Girl Simply 6 by Lisa Lillien

Hungry Girl Simply 6 by Lisa Lillien (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

The woman who created a chocolate oatmeal recipe that is so good you are convinced that it is a gourmet chocolate mousse, Lisa Lillien (or Hungry Girl), is back with her 13th cookbook, and it is the best one yet!  Hungry Girl Simply 6 is the pipe dream of every career calorie counter; a recipe book with ingenious ...

Seton Hall Professor Not With University After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

April 19, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze at Ocean Grove Boardwalk Pavilion

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Smoke could be seen for miles for most of the afternoon as firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at the Ocean Grove boardwalk pavilion, according to officials.

Dozens of fires trucks from towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties were called to respond to the blaze, which was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on April 13. No injuries have been reported as of 2:30 p.m.

Stella is Awaiting her Forever Home

April 17, 2019

UNION, NJ - Stella is waiting.

This beautiful pup is Stella.  She is waiting for her forever home.  Stella is about 2-3 years old and, according to the Union Animal Shelter, she is a total love. She’s great on walks and is very well behaved. She loves everyone that she meets.   She’s looking for a home where she will be the apple of your ...

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

April 19, 2019

When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some water.

This method is great for making anything from one large egg to a couple dozen at ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

NJ Girl Scout Teaches Kids Healthy Cooking & Eating with Classes, Videos

This story first appeared on TAPinto Springfield.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since the 1970s. One Springfield Girl Scout is looking to make a change to that statistic by encouraging the next generation to eat healthier in a simple and fun way.

“I just realized childhood obesity is a growing American ...

New Jersey Date Night: Comfort Food Restaurants to Brighten a Bad Day

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

It happens to the best of us. The culprit can be a flat tire or perhaps a demanding boss with attention deficit disorder. Or maybe it’s dealing with screaming, unsatisfied children or irritated, displeased clients. So many situations can lead to a bad day, and a bad day in New Jersey can be torturous.

Music & Food Festival in Fanwood will Honor World Autism Month

April is World Autism Month, and Fanwood, NJ, is gearing up for its annual Rockin’ For Autism festival on Sunday, April 28.

Rockin’ for Autism is the brainchild of 17-year-old Fanwood resident Mallory Banks, who since 2011 has raised more than $52,000 in honor of her brother, Ethan. In 2018, Rockin’ For Autism was named the top autism awareness fundraiser for Autism New ...

New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...

More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...

Home Grown New Jersey Filmmaker Tells His Backstage Story of Life as a Roadie

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with TJ Hoffmann, Producer of “Roadie: My Documentary,” which won “Best Home Grown Documentary Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film looks back at Hoffmann’s 20 year career as a roadie, and incorporates his personal video archives starting with his tours in the 80s. “My film gives everyone a little peek ...