Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse on Monday

August 19, 2017

UNION, NJ - Looking for a good place to experience the rare solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21?  Although the full eclipse won’t happen over Union, more than 75 percent of the sun will be blocked out by the moon that afternoon.

Residents looking for a good place to observe the eclipse in our area are invited to Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside from 12:00 p.m.

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

Clark’s Ren Thomas is Making it in the World of Hip Hop and Now Reality TV

CLARK, NJ – People living in suburbia don’t expect one of their own to make it as a hip-hop artist.  Rappers don’t expect someone born and raised in a small suburban New Jersey town like Clark to have what it takes.  Hip-hop MC Ren Thomas is proving them all wrong.

“I fell in love with hip-hop when I was about 8 or 9,” says Thomas.  His older cousin ...

Jazz Thursday at the Union Farmers Market: This Week Featuring 9:53 Music Group

UNION, NJ – Jazz Thursday at the Union Farmers Market continues this week featuring 9:53 Music Group.

9:53 Music Group is a group of Union High School students who got together through Union High’s music program.  The musicians met during the last 15 minutes of their concert band class where the teacher allowed them time to play their own music.  They had to end their jam ...

Belmar Looks to Keep ‘Beach-Spreading’ Under Control with Ban on Tents, Canopies

BELMAR, NJ — Many beachgoers bring umbrellas or small pop-up enclosures for young children when going to enjoy a day in the sand and surf.

But beach towns along the Jersey Shore are seeing an increasing number of large tents or canopies rising along the water’s edge on any beach day — some being set up two to three across, creating large covered compounds.

It’s ...

Autumn Festival Coming to Union Center

UNION, NJ - The Union Special Improvement District (SID) has announced an  'Autumn Festival' coming to Union Center in the Fall.

The date is yet to be determined.  The event will feature a "Cook Off Throwdown", featuring the best Italian and Caribbean dish, and a burgers and ice cream competition.

"We are hoping the Autumn Festival will take place ...

Burnet Middle School Title 1 Students Create Book Mural

UNION, NJ – In case students want to check out some of their reading assignments while at Burnet Middle School, they can view a new mural there by the Title 1 Summer Enrichment Program students.

According to Patricia Frazier, Burnet School Title 1 Coordinator, the Title 1 Summer Enrichment Program continued their efforts to beautify the school environment by creating a mural that ...

Jazz Thursday at the Union Farmers Market: This Week Featuring The Jay Rodriquez Quintet

UNION, NJ – Jazz Thursday at the Union Farmers Market this week will feature Jay Rodriguez Quintet, a Grammy nominated saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, film composer, producer, and arranger.

The Jay Rodriquez Quintet has performed with the likes of Celia Cruz, Vincent Pacheco, Jose “El Canario” Alberto, Candido, Eddie Palmieri, Mongo Santamaria, Irakere and more in the ...

Burnet Middle School Student Publishes Her Second Book

UNION, NJ - Union author Dasia “DasiaVu” Edmond is at it again with the release of her new book, “Hair Chronicles: ‘The Struggles of Natural Hair’”.

Edmond, 12, has been making headlines since the release of her first book, “Uniquely Made: ‘Girls Don’t Play Football’” in December 2016.

“Girls Don’t Play ...

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Save the Dates: Historical Society Hosts October Events

August 15, 2017

On Saturday, October 14, members of NJ Paranormal will present findings from their August 19 investigation of the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union, and the adjacent Tool Museum.  Then they will lead a group investigation of the premises.  Session 1 will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm, and Session 2 from 8:30 to 10 pm.  Attendance will be limited to ...