TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

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 ...

Education Degree Helps Kean University Graduate in the Classroom — and Out at Sea

August 12, 2022

UNION, NJ - Christopher “CJ” Titmas ’14 loves helping people check an item off their bucket lists.

He gets that satisfaction every summer when he harnesses his customers to a parasail that lifts them 250 to 300 feet above the water, making his boat look like a toy and the people on the nearby beach like ants.

“I’m providing a service that people really ...

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

August 13, 2022

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 ...

Summit Man Found Unresponsive Outside Train Station Passes Away

SUMMIT, NJ - A 35-year-old Summit man found unresponsive and lying on a bench outside the Summit train station has died, the City has announced.

The Summit Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious man at a bus stop outside the Summit train station at approximately 2:50 a.m. today (Aug. 12). Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male lying on a bench and ...

Clark's ‘Good Tidings’ Is An Answered Prayer to Erika Dent's Business

CLARK, NJ  – A township-based company has pledged its time, expertise, and resources to ‘answer the prayers’ of a fellow Clark business struggling to keep its doors open.  

Last month, David McKenna, owner of Good Tidings, stepped up to help fellow Clark business owner Erika Dent after learning that she was considering closing Erika’s Cucina, ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

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 ...