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Loyola University Maryland Welcomes Union's Amelie Burns

November 18, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD - Amelie Burns, from Union, is now a member of the class of 2025 at Loyola University Maryland.

As first-year students embark on their college experience, they will all take part in Loyola's living learning program, Messina. The common text for Messina is Heartland, by Sarah Smarsh. The book, an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that "will ...

Union Medical Student Recognized for Student Organization Involvement

OLD WESTBURY, NY -- New York Institute of Technology is proud to recognize medical students who serve on the College of Osteopathic Medicine's (NYITCOM) student organizations, including Raheel Shah from Union, who is a member of:  American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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City of Elizabeth Mourns the Loss of Active Duty Firefighter Anthony Fanelli, Jr.

November 29, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - An active-duty firefighter and resident of the City of Elizabeth died at the age of 44 on November 26. 

Anthony “Tony” Fanelli, Jr. began his career as a firefighter in Elizabeth in 2008 and served in the department for 14 years. He was also a member of Elizabeth Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) Local 9. 

The Elizabeth FMBA Local 9 and ...

String of Violent Robberies in Plainfield Under Investigation; Public’s Help Sought (VIDEO)

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Plainfield Police Director Captain David Guarino jointly announced Wednesday that a series of violent street robberies targeting Hispanic males in Plainfield is under investigation. The robberies have occurred over the course of several weeks, and are mostly carried out during early morning and daytime hours.

The suspects ...

Roselle Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Carjacking Newark Uber Driver, Authorities Say

NEWARK, NJ – A Union County man on Wednesday was sentenced to 85 months in prison for carjacking an Uber driver in Newark, authorities announced.

Rakeem McNair, 22, of Roselle, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to an information charging him with one count of carjacking and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of the carjacking, according to ...

Scotch Plains to Get Supermarket as Lidl Buys Snuffy's Property: Downtown Redevelopment Update

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Everything old is new again.

In 2019, it appeared that Scotch Plains would get a grocery store as part of its downtown redevelopment when German supermarket chain Lidl submitted plans to build on the former site of the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall. However, the deal fell through, and the supermarket chain opened a location at the former Pathmark ...

Franklin School Class Hosting Pajama Drive for the Holidays

November 23, 2021

UNION, NJ - A Franklin Elementary School teacher and her class is sponsoring a pajama drive for the holidays.

Kayla Gunther's Franklin School third-grade class is hosting the Great Bed Time Story Pajama Drive through Scholastic.  Students are encouraged to donate a new pair of pajamas ranging in size from newborn to adult 3XL.  Once the pajamas are collected, they will ...


The Real Main Event: The ‘Little’ Moments with Your Kids

In 1987, two men put on a show for the ages in front of more than 90,000 people.

In 1989, a father and son saw that show for the first time and never forgot it.

Parenting is full of moments. Some good, some not so much. As parents, we are trying to make the most of our time with our kids. Sometimes, we try really hard, aiming for those memories that our kids will never forget. I would wager ...

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by 

Robert P. Watson. (De Capo Press, 2016).


The sinking of the famous British luxury ship, Titanic, is etched indelibly in our imaginations, even today, over 100 years after she succumbed to an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Books, movies, and the story of locating the wreck in the 1980s and ...

Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

The Best U.S. Trips to Take During the Holiday Season

While some may agree that there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” for others, Christmastime means vacation time. If you’re thinking about heading out of town for the holidays, here are seven destinations to put on your list. 

Best Places to Visit in November

Montpellier, Vermont. From the changing colors of the leaves to the mouth-watering smell of ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

Curious About Botox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

In this day and age, everyone has heard of Botox, but do you really know what it is and how it works? More than just a popular treatment for wrinkles, Botox is approved to treat various problems, from sweating to migraines. If you’re curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before reaching out to doctors for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

Letter: Union County Government Giving ‘Unheard Of’ Raises To Top Admins, He Says

November 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This letter was sent to the clerks of the 21 municipalities in Union County for distribution to the local governing bodies.

Dear Governing body,

I must bring to your attention an abusive ordinance 835-2021 that was introduced by the Union County Commissioners in their Nov. 4 meeting and are to vote on it in their Thursday, Dec. 2, meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...