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Thu, October 11, 11:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Homeschooling Meetup for Kids age 10+

Add to My Calendar 10/11/2018 11:00am 10/11/2018 2:00pm America/New_York Homeschooling Meetup for Kids age 10+

Please register at 908-851-5451

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, October 11, 3:00 PM

In Front of Town Hall, Union

Union Farmers Market

Add to My Calendar 10/11/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Union Farmers Market

Join us as we kick off our 2018 Farmers Market Season as we bring back local favorites and add more new vendors! This season, don't forget you can buy your produce and goods while enjoying the day with family and friends while listening to Trusol Music starting at 4pm on June 21st and other local artist on select Thursdays!

Complete Vendor List"
Ort Farms, Soul Bowls, Tropical Taste ...

1976 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, October 11, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Alphabet Soup Storytime + Craft

Add to My Calendar 10/11/2018 4:00pm 10/11/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Alphabet Soup Storytime + Craft

Jump into reading with UPL! We explore phonics, letter recognition, and numbers all while reading fun stories, singing songs, and making new friends! Ages 4-6, registration required for 10/4 (pumpkin craft) & 10/18 (Stretchy Stories, a yoga & movement based storytime) programs: 908-851-5450 x3. Please note: no program will be held on 10/25.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, October 11, 4:45 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Union Public Library to Host Meetings for Parents ...

Add to My Calendar 10/11/2018 4:45pm 10/11/2018 5:45pm America/New_York Union Public Library to Host Meetings for Parents About Library Renovations

For children and parents ages 6-12

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, October 11, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

New Adult Board Game Night

Add to My Calendar 10/11/2018 7:00pm 10/11/2018 8:00pm America/New_York New Adult Board Game Night

Bring a friend for more fun!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 12, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/12/2018 10:30am 10/12/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime

Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! (The 9/21 session will focus on music & movement) Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 12, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

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Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 12, 10:30 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Toddler Tales Storytime: Music & Movement (Zumba)

Add to My Calendar 10/12/2018 10:30am 10/12/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime: Music & Movement (Zumba)

Join Michael Albert (a.k.a. Sir Real), the renowned New York collage artist, for a fun, colorful, 2-hour hands-on pop art workshop! For children ages 5-12. Please register at 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Fri, October 12, 11:45 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Union Public Library to Host Meetings for Parents ...

Add to My Calendar 10/12/2018 11:45am 10/12/2018 12:45pm America/New_York Union Public Library to Host Meetings for Parents About Library Renovations

For children and parents ages 0-5

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 12, 7:00 PM

Elks Lodge, Union

Inroads To Opportunities Casino Night Fundraiser

Add to My Calendar 10/12/2018 7:00pm 10/12/2018 11:00pm America/New_York Inroads To Opportunities Casino Night Fundraiser

Friday October 12th, 2018 Inroads To Opportunities will host it's annual Casino Night Fundraiser at the Union NJ Elks Lodge. 7-11pm

Guests will compete in classic Casino Games (Roulette, 3 Card Poker, Craps, Blackjack) to win raffle tickets for a Tricky Tray with amazing door prizes. Some of our 2018 prizes include South West Plane Tickets, Hotel Gift Cards, Restaurant Gift Cards, Movie ...

281 Chestnut Street Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, October 13, 8:00 AM

Connecticut Farms School, Union

Clothing Donation Drive at Connecticut Farms ...

Add to My Calendar 10/13/2018 8:00am 10/13/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Clothing Donation Drive at Connecticut Farms School

UNION, NJ - The Connecticut Farms Elementary School PTA will be holding a clothing donation collecting the following items: new or gently used men, women, and children's clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed and bath linens, and stuff animals. Bikes and baby strollers will also be accepted.

The clothing donation drop will take place at Connecticut Farms School on October 13 from 8:00 a.m.

875 Stuyvesant Ave Union, NJ
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Sat, October 13, 8:00 AM

St. Teresa of Avila Memorial Hall, Summit

Christ Child Society Summit Annual Rummage Sale

Giving Back Home & Garden Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 10/13/2018 8:00am 10/13/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Christ Child Society Summit Annual Rummage Sale

Looking for that perfect rummage sale "find"? Need to purge your closets? Christ Child Society Summit Rummage Sale will take place on Saturday, October 13 from 8am-1pm at St. Teresa of Avila Memorial Hall, 306 Morris Ave., Summit. So many great treasures! Household items, small furniture, art, toys, small appliances, jewelry, sporting goods, tools. Donations accepted Thursday, ...

306 Morris Ave. Summit, NJ 07901-3482
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Sat, October 13, 10:00 AM

Union Fire Department Headquarters, Union

Union Fire Department's Open House

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1 Bond Drive Union, NJ
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Sat, October 13, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Michael Albert Pop Art

Add to My Calendar 10/13/2018 11:00am 10/13/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Michael Albert Pop Art

Join Michael Albert (a.k.a. Sir Real), the renowned New York collage artist, for a fun, colorful, 2-hour hands-on pop art workshop! For children ages 5-12. Please register at 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Sat, October 13, 2:00 PM

Union Center, Union

Second Annual National Arts Month Celebration

Add to My Calendar 10/13/2018 2:00pm 10/13/2018 7:00pm America/New_York Second Annual National Arts Month Celebration

UNION, NJ - Save the date for local art and culture in the heart of Union Center.

Union's Cultural Arts Board is hosting the "Annual National Arts Month Celebration" on Saturday, October 13 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

There will be activities and workshops like paint and sip and a candle making class and various works of art ranging from photography and paintings by local Union ...

Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ
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Sat, October 13, 7:30 PM

Salem Roadhouse Cafe, Union

Ray Powers & Friends

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/13/2018 7:30pm 10/13/2018 10:30pm America/New_York Ray Powers & Friends

Ray Powers, who was one of the first performers at the inaugural Roadhouse Show, returns as he has every year for his 11th 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. Lisa Copolla and her band will open for ...

829 Salem Road Union, NJ 07083
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Sun, October 14, 12:00 PM

Union Elk's, Union

Union Elks 29th Annual Kustom Car and Motorcycle ...

Add to My Calendar 10/14/2018 12:00pm 10/14/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Union Elks 29th Annual Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show

UNION, NJ - The Union Elks Lodge #1583 will be hosting their 29th Annual Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday, October 14.

The event will be held at the lodge at 281 Chestnut Street from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The event, presented by the Union Elks Special Children's Committee, will include a car and bike show, trophies, music by Hot Rob Mike, and door prizes. All proceeds go to ...

281 Chestnut Street Union, NJ 07083
Using New Start Career Network to Find a Job

Mon, October 15, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Using New Start Career Network to Find a Job

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Add to My Calendar 10/15/2018 10:30am 10/15/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Using New Start Career Network to Find a Job

Come learn how the New Start Career Network can support your job search! Registration required, please call library to sign up.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, October 15, 12:00 PM

Union Senior Center, union

Chair Yoga

Add to My Calendar 10/15/2018 12:00pm 10/15/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Chair Yoga

UNION, NJ - Check out Union Senior Center's Chair Yoga days.

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 10 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., join yoga instructor Kathleen Leary. Yoga sessions will be held every Monday from then until October 22, excluding October 8th.

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. While increasing strength, ...

968 Bonnel Court union, NJ 07088
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Mon, October 15, 1:30 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Crafty Adults: "Lanterns"

Add to My Calendar 10/15/2018 1:30pm 10/15/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Crafty Adults: "Lanterns"

This craft can be used to decorate your space! Please register at 908-851-5451

123 Hilton Avenue union, NJ 07088

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Meet the Filmmaker: Jonathan Weisbrod and See His New Film, "Bear With Us"

March 21, 2019

UNION, NJ - Local writer/producer Jonathan Weisbrod will screen his film “Bear With Us”, a comedy of errors that takes a close look at just how are we’ll go to preserve our relationships.

The film will be followed by a question and answer period with Weisbrod.  The screening will take place at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue.  The reception ...

Street Closures and Parking Information for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION, NJ – Street closures and detours will be in place on Saturday as the Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off from Commerce and Morris Avenues at 1:00 p.m.  The parade proceeds east on Morris Avenue, then south on Stuyvesant Avenue, ending at Roosevelt Avenue.

PUBLIC PARKING

The parking lots on Stowe Street will be accessible via Vauxhall Road or ...

Township of Union Education Foundation Sponsoring Raffle

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Education Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to raise funds to sponsor innovative and educational programs in Union's public schools, is sponsoring a raffle.

 

The cost of a ticket is $5. First Prize is a $500 gift card donated by BCB Community Bank.  Second Prize is a $250 gift card donated by ...

Quote of the Day

March 18, 2019

"It's not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's throughts.  It saves one having to bother anyone else with them."

Isabel Colegate

 

Union Student Named to New York Institute of Technology Dean's Honor List

March 15, 2019

OLD WESTBURY, NY - Isaac Kalema of Union was named to the New York Institute of Technology Fall 2018 Dean's Honor List.

Kalema, a Architecture major, was among 620 students named. To qualify, full-time students must complete 12 or more credits and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Part-time students must complete six or more credits and earn a GPA of 3.6 ...

Union High School Male Athlete of the Month: Val Julien

March 18, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union High School basketball player Val Julien has been selected TAPinto Union’s February Male Athlete of the Month.

For the season, Julien averaged 7.6 ppg/5.4 reb/2 assts.  During ten games in the month of February, he had 10ppg/7.8 reb/2.4 assts.

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

My favorite part is the support and ...

Union High School Female Athlete of the Month: Sarah Ilori

UNION, NJ – Union High School wrestler Sarah Ilori has been selected TAPinto Union’s February Female Athlete of the Month.

Ilori took third place in her weight class of 147 lbs. in the first-ever NJSIAA Girls Wrestling Regional Tournament and fifth place in the inaugural girls state championship in Atlantic City.

About her achievements, Ilori, a freshman, said, “my ...

Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

March 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

Union County Man Charged with Distribution of Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County man was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of distributing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jeffrey Shreve, 35, of Scotch Plains, was arrested at his home by agents of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). He is charged by complaint with one count of distributing child pornography.

Learn about HIV/AIDS Issues Impacting Women and Girls during Women’s History Month in Union County

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to recognize Women’s History Month with a series of event highlighting both history and health issues impacting women and girls in Union County.

“This year marks the first time that five women have seats on the Freeholder Board, making it the first female-majority Freeholder Board in Union County history,” said ...

Career Day at Battle Hill School

March 18, 2019

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School held their Career Day on March 8, with police officers, fire fighters, nurses and many others sharing information about the careers.

At the yearly event, students dressed up as their favorite career person and visited the gym throughout the day to learn about all of the careers that were represented. “This event is incorporated with career ...

With Your Help, Battle Hill School Teacher Headed for Well-Deserved Cruise

UNION, NJ – If her fellow Battle Hill School teachers, parents, and friends have their way, teacher Francesca Minnoia will be headed for a well-deserved vacation soon.

Minnoia has been nominated for the Norwegian Cruise Line's “15 Teachers, 15 Gifts of Joy” contest, for a free seven-day cruise.  Norwegian Cruise Lines is giving the cruise for two to 15 teachers ...

Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team Takes First Place at North Jersey League Drill Championship

UNION, NJ - The Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team concluded the 2018-2019 Drill Season by winning the North Jersey League Drill Championship at Franklin High School.

Union’s nationally acclaimed drill team won first place on Saturday in each of the ten (10) drill categories.  The categories included: Armed and Unarmed Color Guard; Armed and Unarmed Inspection; Armed and ...

National Career and Technical Education Month in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Andrea Staten presented a resolution to Union County Vocational-Technical School District Interim Superintendent Gwendolyn S. Ryan and UCVTS students and faculty designating February 2019 as National Career and Technical Education Month in Union County.

The 21st-century career and ...

Holy Spirit School Students Learn Lessons of Good Citizenship

UNION, NJ – Students at Holy Spirit School received a lesson in good citizenship as it relates to family, school, the community and from a global perspective on Thursday.

Township of Union Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo presented to the assembly of Holy Spirit students in grades 1 – 8. 

Figueiredo discussed the traits of being a good citizen along with a discussion of the ...

Man Charged With Manslaughter in Hit-and-Run That Led to Fanwood Resident Meghan Crilly's Death

March 20, 2019

LINDEN, NJ -- A Linden man is in custody and charged with multiple serious crimes in connection with the hit-and-run killing of  a pedestrian on Jan. 20, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon. 

Ibn Collins, 39, is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, ...

Off-Duty Springfield Police Officer Nabs Wallet Robbery Suspect

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The quick thinking of an off-duty Springfield police officer was instrumental in capturing a suspect.

According to a post on the Springfield Police Department Facebook page, Officer Luis Brito was off-duty and heading into work earlier today, (March 19) when he spotted a man matching the description of a suspect who was connected to several wallet thefts from ...

Springfield Police Apprehend Burglary Suspects on Mountain Avenue

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - According to the Springfield Police Department, on March 7, at around 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress.

A resident in the area contacted the police after being alerted by his housekeeper that a group of unknown men had walked through his yard. The group was allegedly heading towards a vacant neighboring property. The ...

Hillside Man Carjacked, Kidnapped and Robbed

HILLSIDE, NJ – An armed carjacking that resulted in a kidnapping and robbery took place on Avy Street in Hillside this week.

According to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Hillside Police Department Capt. Lashonda Burgess, two suspects, brandishing handguns, carjacked a Hillside man, then allegedly transported the victim to local banks in the area, where they ordered him to ...

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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Little Irish Luck

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

Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green beer. If St. Patrick’s Day can leave behind so many great stories, then it only ...

9-Year-Old Livingston Boy to Compete on FOX’s ‘MasterChef Junior’

This story first appeared in TAPinto Livingston.

Matthew Smith, a 9-year-old Livingston, NJ, boy with talent enough in the kitchen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay, will appear on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX when it premieres on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m.

Smith said his interest in the culinary arts began quite early in life. His aunt gifted him a ...

New Jersey’s Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in the Works

Fans of Anthony Bourdain eagerly wait to learn how some of his favorite New Jersey restaurants will honor the late star.

The New Jersey Assembly approved a resolution in January designating 10 Garden State restaurants to be on the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail,” so chosen because they were featured in an episode of “Parts Unknown” four years ago, ...