Union Catholic Art Teacher Attends AP Summer Institute for AP Art History

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rebecca Schroppe, Union Catholic’s art teacher, had a great experience recently when she attended the Silver State AP Summer Institute for AP Art History at Liberty High School in Clark County, Nevada. 

The AP Summer Institutes offers the most thorough professional learning available for AP educators. Attendees engaged in 30 or more hours of content-rich ...

Three's Company? Or One Too Many?

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Third party political candidates have always been strange bedfellows in New Jersey politics.

Princess Diana’s quote that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” might be how Democrats and Republicans feel about third parties intruding upon their political affairs.

The notion of a state and national ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Kean University to Host Second Annual Jazz & Roots Music Festival

August 15, 2022

UNION, NJ - Kean University invites the community to enjoy a free evening of music at the second annual Jazz & Roots Music Festival to be held at the University campus on Saturday, September 24.

Fast becoming a tradition in Union County and beyond, the Jazz & Roots Music Festival, produced by Kean and internationally acclaimed bassist/producer Mike Griot, offers professional jazz, ...

La Bendita Mexican Restaurant Making its Move to Westfield From Plainfield

August 14, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s loss is Westfield’s gain when it comes to a restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine.

La Bendita is moving from its now closed location in Plainfield to Quimby Street in Westfield. A formal opening is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 15, according to Downtown Westfield Corporation. It will be La Bendita’s first day open in Westfield, ...

Van Crashes on Garden State Parkway After Woman Falls from Moving Vehicle

UNION, NJ – After a woman fell from a minivan as it traveled on the Garden State Parkway Saturday morning, the van then crossed several lanes before crashing into the median and shutting down the Parkway for some time.

The accident, at mile marker 140.7 south, occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m.  It was reported that the minivan had some mechanical problems and then a female ...

Nurses at Cornerstone Hospital in Union County Seek Better Pay, Benefits

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nurses working at Cornerstone Behavioral Health Hospital in Berkeley Heights came to Thursday's commissioner board meeting dressed in the protective gear they wear while caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to seek help in securing fair wages and benefits in their next union contract.

Those who spoke are employed by the county and perform their ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...