NJ TRANSIT Advances Billions In Major Capital Projects

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers.

According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Food Drive Helps Needy at Holiday Time

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held a very successful food drive before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Students in the Middle and Upper school divisions combined to collect over 600 pounds of food items, which were donated to Starfish in Plainfield.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent ...

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 ...

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 ...

All Atlantic Health System Maternity Centers Recognized as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report for the Best Hospitals for Maternity

December 8, 2021

For their work in delivering extraordinary care for moms, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook, Chilton and Newton Medical Centers have been recognized as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity.

These four Atlantic Health System hospitals ...

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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Sat, December 11, 10:00 AM

Cranford United Methodist Church , Cranford

Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, December 11, 8:00 PM

Filo Sofi Arts, Cranford

CRANFORD TiKi PARTY

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Mon, December 13, 7:00 PM

Cranford

Township Committee - Workshop Meeting

Government

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 Westfield's Coverage Following Parents' Objection to Toni Morrison Book Brings National Attention

WESTFIELD, NJ — When TAPinto Westfield Managing Editor Matt Kadosh walked in to the Board of Education meeting on November 16, he didn't know that hours later he would write the site's most read story of the month, and it would get national attention, too.

"I didn't know they were going to talk about it until it came up," Kadosh said.

"It" ...

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 ...

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 ...

Creative Stocking Stuffers That Won’t Break the Bank

The stocking hung by the fireplace stuffed to the brim with goodies is an iconic symbol of Christmas. They sit there just waiting to be dumped out all over the floor. And, be honest: Who wants a pair of white socks or a bag of candy coal?

These stocking stuffers are sure to bring out a “ho ho ho!” from young and old alike! From tech to coffee to fun and games for kids of all ages, ...

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 ...