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Thu, October 25, 2:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

International Film: "Loveless"

Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 2:00pm 10/25/2018 4:15pm America/New_York International Film: "Loveless"

Drama, Rated R, 127 mins. Country: Russia; Language: Russian. A couple going through a divorce must team up to fine their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Thu, October 25, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, union

Bedtime Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 7:00pm 10/26/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Bedtime Storytime

Join us for a special bedtime storytime to celebrate International Artists Day! Don't forget to wear your coziest PJs. All ages, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue union, NJ 07088
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Thu, October 25, 7:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Career Resources Online

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Add to My Calendar 10/25/2018 7:30pm 10/25/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Career Resources Online

Join us for this class with Union Public Library staff to learn about free online career services resources and some of the Library's related digital resources. Whether you are looking for employment, need to prepare for an incoming interview, or learn a new skill in order to take your career to the next level, you will not want to miss this talk!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Fri, October 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

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

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 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 10:30am 10/26/2018 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 26, 7:00 PM

Rabkin Park, Union

Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 7:00pm 10/26/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

Swanstrom Place Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, October 27, 9:00 AM

Macedonia Baptist Church, Elizabeth

Union County Gun Buy Back Amnesty Program

Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 9:00am 10/27/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Union County Gun Buy Back Amnesty Program

1251 Fairmont Avenue Elizabeth, NJ
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Sat, October 27, 11:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Google Drive & Apps

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Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 11:00am 10/27/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Google Drive & Apps

Presented by John Daquino

Curious what all this talk of the cloud is about? Google Drive is a fantastic way to store files online so that they can be accessed by any device. It’s free, and easy to use! Come find out how to sign up for Google Drive and to use its suite of free apps where you can type letters, make spreadsheets, put together a slide presentation, and more! Registration ...

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083
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Sat, October 27, 1:00 PM

Jefferson School, Union

Halloween Spooktacular Weekend - Annual Trunk or ...

Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 1:00pm 10/27/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Halloween Spooktacular Weekend - Annual Trunk or Treat

-Prize for Best Creative Super Hero Vehicle will be awarded -Music by DJ Dar DA' Diva

155 Hilton Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Sun, October 28, 12:00 PM

Connecticut Farms School, Union

Halloween Costume Contest

Add to My Calendar 10/28/2018 12:00pm 10/28/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Halloween Costume Contest

Registration for the Annual Halloween Costume Contest begins on Monday, October 1. Registration in person is required at the Union Recreation Department located at 1120 Commerce Ave.
Can't make it during the day? Stop by during their late night registration on Tuesday, October 23. Union Recreation Office will be open until 7:30pm.
For more details call 908.686.4200 and don't ...

Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ
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Mon, October 29, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Construction Zone

Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 3:30pm 10/29/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Construction Zone

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday using Legos, K'Nex, and more! All ages, no registration required!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, October 29, 4:15 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Read to Waldi

Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 4:15pm 10/29/2018 5:15pm America/New_York Read to Waldi

Bring along a book or two and practice reading aloud to Waldi, our visiting therapy dog! Program takes place on alternate weeks. Ages 5+, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Mon, October 29, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

NaNoWriMo Talk at the Union Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 7:00pm 10/29/2018 8:00pm America/New_York NaNoWriMo Talk at the Union Public Library

Are YOU an aspiring writer, or preparing to participate in NaNoWriMo, the annual, Internet-based creative writing project in which participants attempt to compose a whole novel during the month of November? Be sure to stop by the Union Public Library on Monday, October 29th at 7 p.m., where author Bill Patterson (2012 British Science Fiction Award Nominee) will be giving a talk about how to come ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Tue, October 30, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K Interactive Learning Time

Add to My Calendar 10/30/2018 11:00am 10/30/2018 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K Interactive Learning Time

Puzzles, coloring, memory & other fun activities. Ages 3-6. Please register at 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088
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Tue, October 30, 5:00 PM

Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, Union

Un-Mischief Night

Add to My Calendar 10/30/2018 5:00pm 10/30/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Un-Mischief Night

For boys and girls in grades 6 to 8. Held on the night before Halloween, hundreds of students gather in one location to eat and dance the night away, all with the presence of alliance members, the Union Police Department Community Relations Unit, and parents.

This program keeps the kids off the streets and promotes having fun without being mischievous.

1120 Commerce Avenue Union, NJ 07083
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Wed, October 31

Union

Recycle: Paper / Cardboard

Add to My Calendar 10/31/2018 12:00am 11/01/2018 12:00am America/New_York Recycle: Paper / Cardboard

Paper / Cardboard Recycling Union, NJ true
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Wed, October 31, 5:00 PM

Union Center, Union

A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween in Union Center

Add to My Calendar 10/31/2018 5:00pm 10/31/2018 8:00pm America/New_York A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween in Union Center

UNION, NJ - A "Safe & Spooktacular Halloween in the Center" is planned for Halloween evening, Wednesday, October 31.

Activities for children include crafts, free face painting, and free Halloween activity book and stickers plus goodie bags with treats. The event will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Welcome Station at 1000A Stuyvesant Avenue.

For more details call ...

Welcome Station at 1000A Stuyvesant Avenue. Union, NJ

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

March 15, 2019

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 ...

Union High School PTA Clothing Drive

UNION, NJ - The Union High School PTA will be hosting a clothing drive.  The PTA will receive a donation for the total poundage collected.  Residents are asked to put clothing items in well-tied plastic bags.

The following items can be donated:

Wearable and usable clothing
Shoes (need to be in a separate bag)
Belts
Handbags
Linens
Stuffed animals
Small toys
Bikes ...

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 ...

Kindness Month at Connecticut Farms School

UNION, NJ – Kindness goes a long way, and students at Connecticut Farms School celebrated February’s Kindness Month with deeds of kindness, big and small.

Students were given a ‘kindness calendar’ with a challenge to complete 28 acts of kindness, one for each day of the month. The challenge included such things as saying thank you to the school’s custodians, ...

Springfield Police Apprehend Burglary Suspects on Mountain Avenue

March 8, 2019

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, ...

Find Restaurant Week Events in New Jersey During March 2019

In many New Jersey communities, it’s become an annual event.

Restaurants large and small participate in restaurant weeks, which are held throughout the year and often take place for more than just a week. Business districts hold these events to bring patrons into town to shop and dine out, hoping to bring more people into town and increase the vibrancy of the community with special ...