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Free Scrap Metal Recycling on Thursday, May 6 and Saturday, May 15

May 2, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in May. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and Rahway every month from April to November.

Scrap metal drop-off will be accepted Thursday, May 6 and Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to ...

What's Going on in Union This Weekend

UNION, NJ - There’s a lot going on around town this weekend.  Check it out:

Saturday, May 1

Coffee, cake and a chat with a Union police officer

Cioffi’s Restaurant
929 Stuyvesant Avenue
9 to 11 a.m.
Details available HERE

Jefferson Elementary School Vendor Fair

Jefferson School playground

Over 20 vendors -- crafters, bow makers, jewelry, ...

COVID-19 Emergency Food Distributions for May

Union County, NJ — Emergency food distribution events for Union County residents affected by COVID-19 will be held in May, including one at Kean University.

The distribution events (open to all Union County residents) are:

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

·         Kean University in ...

Union Business Sells $30,000 Winning Mega Millions Lottery Ticket

TRENTON, NJ – Four third-tier prizewinning tickets were sold last week, matching four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. One of those tickets, purchased at a Union business, included the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $30,000.

The $30,000 winning ticket was purchased at Aarti’s World Discount Liquor at 1675 Route 22 ...

Union's First African American Librarian Passes Away

UNION, NJ – Union’s first African-American and longest serving librarian passed away on April 8.

Jeanette Shell, 90, was born in Elizabeth, but lived in Vauxhall most of her life.  In 1949, her first job at the age of eighteen was at the Union Public Library, where she made history as the first African-American librarian in Vauxhall and as the entity’s longest-serving ...

Union Public Library's Tip of the Week: Mobile App -- Does this work?

UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library has a new  UPL-NJ Mobile App that enables patrons to check out library materials using their phones or tablets.

Cardholders can scan an item’s barcode with their phone and instantly check it out to their library account.You can also search the catalog, reserve items, and manage your Union Public Library account.  As an added bonus, ...

Three COVID-19 Emergency Food Distributions for April

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Three emergency food distribution events for Union County residents will be held in April to aid those affected by COVID-19.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Elizabeth - Walk-up only
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. – Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains - Drive-up only
Tuesday, April ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling

Union County Offers Free Scrap Metal Recycling on Thursday, April 1 and Saturday, April 17

 

Union County, NJ — Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program begins in April. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and Rahway every month from April to ...

Union Public Library Reopens! Reservations Required

UNION, NJ – The Union Public Library has announced it will welcome the community back into the Main Library and the Vauxhall branch buildings beginning March 15.

Entry will be by reservation.  In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep patrons and staff safe as we reopen, the Union Public Library has implemented new procedures:

Face coverings and social ...

Union High School PTA Clothing Drive

UNION, NJ - The Union High School PTA is hosting a clothing drive on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Items can be dropped off near the front entrance.  

The PTA is collecting:

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

The Union High School PTA will ...

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Free Scrap Metal Recycling on Thursday, May 6 and Saturday, May 15

May 2, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in May. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and Rahway every month from April to November.

Scrap metal drop-off will be accepted Thursday, May 6 and Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to ...

What's Going on in Union This Weekend

UNION, NJ - There’s a lot going on around town this weekend.  Check it out:

Saturday, May 1

Coffee, cake and a chat with a Union police officer

Cioffi’s Restaurant
929 Stuyvesant Avenue
9 to 11 a.m.
Details available HERE

Jefferson Elementary School Vendor Fair

Jefferson School playground

Over 20 vendors -- crafters, bow makers, jewelry, ...

COVID-19 Emergency Food Distributions for May

Union County, NJ — Emergency food distribution events for Union County residents affected by COVID-19 will be held in May, including one at Kean University.

The distribution events (open to all Union County residents) are:

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

·         Kean University in ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, May 6, 11:30 AM

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Meditation

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Thu, May 6, 6:00 PM

Virtual Meeting, Union

Beginners Flow Yoga

Hanna Yoselevich Named to Elmira College Dean's List for Winter 2021 Term

April 29, 2021

ELMIRA, NY - Hanna Yoselevich of Union has been named to the Elmira College Dean's List for the Winter 2021 Term. Full-time undergraduate students registered for at least 12 computable credit hours and earning a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher at the end of Term I or Term II are placed on the Dean's List at the College.

Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, ...

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members from Union

BATON ROUGE, LA - The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Madison Leigh and Martina Marrocchini, both at Kean University

They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each ...

Elizabeth School Nurse Wins Union County School Nurse of the Year

May 5, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA). 

Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with the COVID-19 Pandemic. She stepped up and volunteered as a contact tracer for the City of ...

Essex County Ends Contract with ICE, ‘Zero’ Detainees Will be Left by August

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County is ending its contract to house federal immigration detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials announced.

The move to eliminate ICE detainees from the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark came after it entered into a Memorandum of Agreement last week with Union County to house inmates from Union. Starting Aug. 23, there will ...

Bear Spotted in Kenilworth Friday

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department advised the public Friday morning not to approach a bear that had been spotted in the area of North 9th Street and the Boulevard. Please see their recent announcement.

Animal Incident: Be advised there has been a black bear spotted near Boulevard and North 9th St. Please do not approach the animal. Keep your pets and children ...

Tickets Now Available for Kawameeh Middle School PTA's "Spring Fling"

May 5, 2021

UNION, NJ – Kawameeh Middle School PTA will be hosting a “Spring Fling” Facebook Live Tricky Tray on Saturday, May 22.

Tickets are now on sale.  Ticket drop will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (during assigned time).  Winner pick-up will be between 8 and 10 p.m.

Admission is $15 and includes entrance and 1 Level One Sheet.  Drawing begins at 7 p.m. and ...

Hannah Caldwell School Hallways Filled With Kindness

UNION, NJ – “Kindness” is the mood all around Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, and its hallways are filled with artwork depicting it.

Hannah Caldwell’s student council representatives recently worked on filling the school’s hallways with creative, colorful posters filled with positivity. 

Under the direction of Principal Kathryn DiGiovanni and student ...

Columns

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

May 2, 2021

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

Suspended Stafford School Nurse Has a Passion to "Unmask the Children"

April 29, 2021

STAFFORD — A local, Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter. 

When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in the Stafford School district. 

Nurse Erin Pein has been ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

New Yorkers ...

New Jersey Date Night: Spice Things Up with Asian Cuisines

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

There comes a time in every relationship when a little something extra is needed. It’s not that the spark is gone nor is the relationship in any sort of trouble … it just needs a little spicing up. The same thing can be said for your date nights.

Ready to try something new? Flavorful, ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...