NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students, Coaches Excel in Girls on the Run 5K Race

EDISON, NJ -- The Girls on the Run program at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison capped another strong fall season with an outstanding performance at this year’s Central Jersey 5K race in Somerville. The young athletes and their coaches ran well on a chilly Sunday morning.

Ryan Maciorowski, an eighth-grade student from Neptune City, finished third overall in a field of 886 ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge First Graders Program a Community Parade

EDISON, NJ -- First graders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison combined many useful skills during a recent project in their study of communities that culminated in a parade on the day before Thanksgiving break.

The students read Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, a book based on a true story about puppeteer Tony Sarg and the origins of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Investigate Ocean Currents During STEM Workshop

EDISON, NJ -- Just how did a 55-pound Aldabra Tortoise from the island atoll in the Seychelles float and arrive on the shores of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania some 450 miles away? What makes ocean currents? Middle School STEM students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison started their two-day after school program last week with these focusing questions. 

Under the guidance of Mrs.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Global Scholars Explore Food Insecurity, Water Scarcity

EDISON, NJ -- Students in the Global Scholars Program at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in an interactive learning session led by Amal Stefanos, an Eritrean researcher, writer and educator who approaches her work and teaching through the lens of global citizenship. She was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and her studies have specialized on the Horn and Eastern ...

Following Investigation, Cranford High School Threat Deemed "Non-Credible"

December 2, 2021

CRANFORD - There was an increased police presence at Cranford High School on Thursday following the report of a Cranford High School student receiving a threat via SnapChat.

The Cranford Public Schools District alerted the public of the incident a little after 11 a.m. The Cranford Police Department did not find the threat credible from the start, but out of an abundance of ...

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Sensory Friendly Theatre and The Nutcracker Suite

December 4, 2021

Presented by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

The Union County Board County Commissioners invites residents to enjoy a sensory friendly version of the beloved ballet classic The Nutcracker, performed live on stage by the American Repertory Ballet at the Union County Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 5, at 1:00 p.m.

“Sensory Friendly Theater provides an ...

Amid Strident Objections, Union County Commissioners OK Raises for Top Administrators

December 4, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — County social service workers and concerned residents filled the County Board of Commissioners' first in-person meeting in over a year Thursday night to protest pay raises for top administrators, which they said are being given in a struggling economy and without fair consideration to other county employees.

The board approved the raises by a 7-0 ...

‘This is Where I Belong’: Union County Families Celebrate Adoption Day

ROSELLE, NJ — Mara Jamison of Roselle held onto her new daughter, surrounded by chosen family at the Chestnut Street Learning Center as adoption proceedings concluded over Zoom.

The active 3-year-old did not stay still for long, getting up from her mother’s lap to playfully wave to Judge Lara DiFabrizio and others on the computer screen. 

Looking on were Pastors Art ...

Union Man Admits Bribing Mail Carriers To Steal Credit Cards

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union man admitted his role in a scheme to bribe postal employees to steal credit cards from the mail, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Syid Boyd, 26, of Union, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to a two-count information charging him with bribery of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees and credit card ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, December 5, 12:00 PM

Westfield Train Station (South Side), Westfield

Ice Carving, Selfie Ops in Downtown Westfield

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance

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Mon, December 6, 7:30 PM

Cranford

Zoning Board Meeting

Government

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Sat, December 11, 10:00 AM

Cranford United Methodist Church , Cranford

Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest

Arts & Entertainment

The Omicron Variant – What We Know Today

An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System experts Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group and Jason Kessler, MD, section chief, infectious disease, Morristown Medical Center. For more information ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

TAPinto Tips: Let TAPinto Be Part of your Marketing Plan

Do you have a Marketing Plan?  What are you doing now? Is it working? What's your budget? Do you want to reach our TAPinto viewers? Have you considered the TAPinto Do-it-Yourself (DIY) marketing platform? These are the questions I will ask you when inquiring about marketing with TAPinto.

The TAPinto network of 90 franchised sites in New Jersey ...

Issue Advocacy: How One TAPinto Franchisee Knew It Was Time to Engage the Reader Differently

Elizabeth Meyers knows how things work in Trenton.

She worked for a legislative member starting at the age of 20, then as a contract lobbyist, and then a stint at Capital Impact Group. Then Meyers went back to the legislature, where she worked as Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo's Chief of Staff for nine years.

Meyers is the Publisher/Editor for TAPinto Bordentown and Editor for ...

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 ...

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 ...

Basic Fireplace Care to Keep the Home Fires Burning Safely

One of the simple pleasures on a cold winter’s night is sitting in front of a roaring fire with a good book or good company. Taking the time to clean and maintain your fireplace will make those cold nights a little cozier.

Annual Inspection

First and foremost, the Chimney Institute of America recommends a professional chimney inspection once a year to check all the high and ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...

10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...