Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

Cranford Schools Announces New Principal

June 27, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ - Kristen D'Anna will be the new principal of Bloomingdale Avenue School. D'Anna will be replacing Lourdes Murphy who will be the principal of Orange Avenue School. Her appointment was unanimously confirmed at Monday's Board of Education meeting.

D'Anna was an elementary school teacher in Freehold, NJ and taught first, second, and third grade. In 2015, she ...

The Cranford Connection: Meet Abby Bacall, CHS Class of 2022 Valedictorian

CRANFORD, NJ - Graduation is the end of one story and the beginning of another. Cranford High School Class of 2022 valedictorian Abby Bacall knows a thing or two about stories. As the editor of CHS' literary magazine and an online one filled with pieces from around the world, her passion for words has also inspired her future plans. 

TiC: Tell us about your family.

AB: I ...

Cranford's Graduation Round-Up: Kindergarten

CRANFORD, NJ - Congratulations to all the kindergartners on their way to first grade next year! 


Send us more photos of those kindergarten stepping ups! Email photos to

Cranford Knights of Columbus Donation to the Ulaky Family

July 3, 2022

PRESS RELEASE - After hearing about Cranford resident Jim Ulaky and his unfortunate accident, the Cranford Knights of Columbus wanted to help Jim and his family during this challenging time. After a two-year postponement due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Council was able to hold our annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at St. Michael’s School gym on March 26th. Our dance ...

Deer Gives Birth in Westfield Backyard. What to Do if You See Baby Deer

July 4, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — It hadn’t been on his must-see list, but he saw a deer give birth anyway.

It happened right in his backyard last week, Tremont Avenue resident Mitch Slater told TAPinto Westfield.

“It certainly wasn’t on my bucket list to watch a deer give birth, but I did, and it was absolutely incredible,” Slater said. “Props to the ...

Westfield Firefighters Rescue Ducklings Trapped in Pond Spillway

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ducklings trapped in the spillway for the Mindowaskin Park pond found their way back to their mother with some help from the fire department Tuesday evening, according to the chief.

Firefighters dispatched to the park found multiple ducklings trapped in the lower part of the pond's spillway, Chief Michael Duelks said.

“Firefighters positioned a ...

Rahway Police Department Becomes First in Union County to Open On-Site Jiu-Jitsu Training Room

RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Police Department is once again at the forefront of internal training methods for its officers. Rahway is the first department in Union County to open dedicated space for a matted training room within its headquarters. The department recently began implementing the new state-approved Brazilian jiu-jitsu training course in the beginning of ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...