Union County Residents: Make One Change

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking county residents to join a global initiative to reduce their plastic waste during the month of July, and hopefully long after.  Plastic Free July is a world-wide movement that encourages people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful litter-free ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Gov’t OKs $1.5M to Demolish, Replace Aging Courthouse Parking Deck

July 14, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ — A new and improved parking deck serving the Union County Courthouse is officially in the works.

The plan to replace the aging Union County Courthouse parking deck at Elizabethtown Plaza and Caldwell Place comes after the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on June 18 authorizing the hiring of the construction management firm Lehrer Cumming to oversee demolition ...

Gov. Murphy Grants MVC Extensions, Acknowledges Unhappy Customers

July 10, 2020

NEW JERSEY — While asking New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers not to crowd or hunker down overnight at local agencies, Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a set of extensions Friday during his coronavirus briefing in Trenton.

Expiration dates have been lengthened for driver’s licenses, non-driver identification, vehicle registrations, inspections, and temporary tags. Any ...

Reminder: Estimated Taxes Due

July 11, 2020

Now is the time to make your estimated tax payment

If you have not already done so, now is the time to review your tax situation and make an estimated quarterly tax payment using Form 1040-ES. The 1st AND 2nd quarter due date is now here.

Due Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

You are required to pay, or withhold from your paycheck, at least 90 percent of your 2020 tax obligation ...

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Thu, July 23, 5:00 PM

Remote, Elizabeth

Union County Freeholder Meeting

Government

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Fri, April 9, 7:00 PM

Galloping Hill Golf Course, Kenilworth

Third Annual Irish Heritage Dinner

Giving Back

NJ Tax Expert Takes New Look at Calculating Business Profit and Expenses

July 14, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- With tomorrow being the rescheduled Tax Day of 2020, we share this piece of business advice from Walter Pardo, CEO of WFP Tax Partners.

The GAAP formula, otherwise known as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principle, is used for determining a business’s profit. 

The formula is sales - expenses = profit. It’s simple, logical and clear. The formula, while ...

New Jersey Date Night: Restaurants That Make You Feel Like a World Traveler

July 14, 2020

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

Nothing is more on the receiving end of loneliness and neglect right now than our suitcases, thanks to this pandemic.

Luckily for us, a Garden State summer makes staying local a pretty great and tasty option. A melting pot of ethnicities, New Jersey boasts restaurants that bring the international ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Kathy Cryan of TAPinto Union

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of July 2020 is Kathy Cryan, who owns and operates TAPinto Union.  With a background in business, Cryan has amassed a very large readership, routinely breaking 150,000 pageviews per month with more than 3,500 residents subscribed to the free daily newsletter and almost 5,000 followers on Facebook, while building a profitable online ...

Celebrating the Communities We Build

So, you may have noticed I missed a week, which is odd because I had something written, not this but something. My excuse is this – COVID has warped my sense of time, I go to make my Thursday call on Tuesday then on Friday I wonder how I missed Thursday. Holidays have the potential to go unnoticed too – I’m horrible with dates so forgetting my own birthday is fairly easy even in ...

The Voice of a Poet: To Those Leaving Elementary School in June 2020

July 5, 2020

I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.

But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at all. This is a momentous occasion. You have done what no generation of ...