Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Explore Aerodynamics 

EDISON-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School offered abbreviated two-day after school STEM workshops focused on aerodynamics in the first two weeks of November. Under the guidance of Mrs. Andrea Barnett, Middle School science teacher and Science Department Co-Chair, pondered the question of how the program could offer a hands-on STEM program that would be safe during the pandemic and accessible to both ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Excited To Perform Virtual Fall Play

EDISON-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is pleased to present One Stoplight Town as its virtual fall play this year. This full-length play was written by playwright Tracy Wells and the W+H thespians will be the first to produce this new title and premiere the show on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

One Stoplight Town is a story about people from a town so small that you might drive ...

Union County Freeholders Remind Residents of Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County’s New #SmashItDontTrashIt Campaign Makes New Green Energy from Old Halloween Pumpkins

Union County residents can put their Jack o’ Lanterns to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program. The pumpkins will be collected by Union County and other local governments and brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, where they will be transformed into green energy.

“The Pumpkin Recycling Program is an easy, ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, December 2, 10:00 AM

Elizabeth

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

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Thu, December 3, 3:00 PM

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Dunellen

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Thu, December 3, 6:00 PM

VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables

Education Food & Drink

New Jersey Date Night: Flavors of South America

November 30, 2020

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

Now that we have Thanksgiving under (or perhaps a little over) our belts, New Jerseyans have had their fill of turkey, dressing and pie. Sure it was delicious, but when the hunger pangs return for both a dinner and a date night, we want a flavorful experience that’s a bit different. 

It was great ...

Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

NJEDA Expands Discounts for Access to PPE Program to Support Small Businesses

December 1, 2020

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) launched Phase 2 of the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program on Tuesday, Nov. 10. It provides the state’s small businesses and nonprofits with additional discounts on personal protective equipment (PPE) purchases made through approved online retailers. 

The core program offers a minimum 10% discount for all NJ-based ...

Concerned Plainfield Resident Asking Mayor, etc. to Stop Deer Kill

November 19, 2020

Dear Mayor Mapp:

I am a long-time Plainfield resident in Sleepy Hollow who is very concerned and disappointed about what I've recently learned. We all go about our day expecting that our elected and appointed officials will be transparent and sensitive to all, and what I've been finding out is quite the contrary - that backroom deals are more the norm, and that data is ignored.

I am ...

Mondelez, Largest Producer of Oreos, Announces Likely NJ Site Closure

November 18, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Oh, say it's not so, OREO! The manufacturer of the cookie, and other snacks has announced it's likely to close its doors at the Fair Lawn bakery manufacturing plant in the Route 208 industrial park.

"This took us off guard," Mayor Kurt Peluso said. 

According to Mondelez's website, the company has done well during COVID-19 due to ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Danielle Santola of TAPinto Livingston

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of December 2020 is Danielle Santola, who owns and operates TAPinto Livingston.  Santola, a lifelong Livingston resident and graduate of Livingston High School, began her career at TAPinto as an intern and now owns one of the most successful online local news franchises in the TAPinto network.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto ...

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone. (Ember, 2017)

“Last night changed me. I don’t wanna walk around all pissed off, and looking for problems, but I know I can’t continue to pretend nothing’s wrong, Yeah, there are no more ‘colored’  water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

AJ Perri Installing with Indoor Air Purifiers that Kill Coronavirus on Surfaces in the Home

November 30, 2020

TINTON FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur speaks with Kevin Watson, Manager at AJ Perri, to learn about the company’s new indoor air scrubbers proven to kill the virus that causes COVID-19 and which are now available for home installation. 

AJ Perri is a major provider of heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services to households across New Jersey.