New Jersey Should Abandon its Costly and Unrealistic Energy Master Plan

Almost three years ago, Governor Murphy released the state’s Energy Master Plan with great fanfare.  A so called roadmap for the state to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and fundamentally transform the economy by 2050.   The only thing the EMP will accomplish will be to make energy unaffordable for New Jersey consumers and businesses.

 After much fanfare, the Board ...

NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Feature Friday: Union Catholic's Peyton Hollis Is Front-Runner on State's No. 1 Cross-Country team

SCOTCH PLAINS., NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on junior Peyton Hollis.

Hollis, who gave up soccer to run cross-country this season, has won the first two races of her career to help the Vikings vault to the No. 1 spot in NJ MileSplit state rankings. Hollis finished first at the Roxbury Invitational on Sept. 10 in 18:18, and ...

Faculty Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Legendary Volleyball Coach and Teacher Nancy Saggio

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  In Union Catholic's latest installment of Faculty Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic teacher and legendary volleyball coach Nancy Saggio, who was recently notified that she will be inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January. She is also celebrating her 10th anniversary this year as a religion teacher at ...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 through October 15 and celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Americans of Hispanic ancestry.

          National Hispanic Heritage Month started out as just one week when it was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. It was changed to one month in 1988 by President Ronald ...

Painting and Poetry Come Together in Mindfulness in Medicine Exhibition at Hospital

September 30, 2022

Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, recently unveiled Mindfulness in Medicine, an exhibition blending visual art and poetry within the hospital.

The exhibition, located outside of Overlook’s Bouras Auditorium, includes haiku poetry created by patients, caregivers, and Overlook team members and paintings by artists Diana Hsu ...

Minniti and Esteves Score to Rally Union Catholic Boys Soccer Team to Victory Over Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ --  Preston Minniti and Anthony Esteves scored second half goals to propel the Union Catholic boys soccer team to a 2-1 comeback victory over Roselle on Wednesday.

After Roselle took a 1-0 lead, Minniti scored to tie the game in the fist half, and then Esteves scored the game winner in the second half for the Vikings, who improved to 3-5 on the ...

The Union Catholic gymnastics team defeated Union for first win of the season

UNION, NJ -- The Union Catholic gymnastics teams received several strong performances when the Vikings defeated Union, 97.65-93.35, for their first victory of the season on Tuesday in Union.     

Here are the results for the Vikings-

Alexis Roth 3rd 8.85
Gabriella Prati - 8.575
Alana Beardsley - 8.4
Reina Smith - 8.1
Ervnie Vincent - ...

Agent Spotlight: Jenny Brigante

Jenny Brigante, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, offers personal service with distinction. She’ll serve as your trusted advisor with personal service and care! Jenny is a neighborhood specialist, familiar with local communities, home values, and price trends in Union County. Her commitment, guidance, and care are all offered unstintingly to her clients throughout the buying and ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

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Senate Transportation Committee Advances Traffic Safety Bill

The Senate Transportation committee on Thursday voted unanimously to create a “Vision Zero Task Force” to address the state’s traffic safety crisis.

Senator Patrick Diegnan and Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak, who both represent the 18th Legislative District, sponsored the legislation in their respective houses.

The 21-member task force would study, examine, and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Upper School Announces Clubs at Info Session

Upper School student leaders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared brief presentations describing a wide variety of extracurricular options at last week’s Clubs meeting in the Berry Performing Arts Center. This year’s impressive list of clubs includes Animation Club, The Beacon, W+H Book Club, Chess/Strategy and Board Games, Chinese Culture Club, Competitive Business and ...

Union Catholic to Hold a Celebration of Life for UC Hall of Famer Bette Schnitzer

September 21, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic will hold a Celebration of Life for UC Hall of Famer Bette Schnitzer on Sunday, Oct. 23. 

Bette Schnitzer, who passed away in May, was a longtime physical education and health teacher and coach at Union Catholic HS, honored for leadership and advocacy for women's sports. Starting at UC in 1962, she led intramural sports and ...

TAPinto Journalists Named Finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Awards

NEWARK, NJ — TAPinto journalists and their original, hyperlocal stories are finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized for the outstanding journalism produced by TAPinto owner/publishers," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "At TAPinto, it's about ...

Severe Respiratory Illness Increasing in Children: What You Need to Know

September 30, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Across RWJBarnabas Health, we have seen a recent surge in cases of severe respiratory illness in children who test positive for rhinovirus and/or enterovirus. Uzma N. Hasan, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Christopher Freer, DO, FACEP, Senior Vice President of Emergency and Hospitalist Medicine at RWJBarnabas Health, ...

Help for Hurricane Ian's Victims Coming from New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Members of the New Jersey National Guard will soon deploy to Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced 135 members, in addition to 40 military and support vehicles will be sent to help with the storm response.

“We are thankful for the 135 men and women who bravely ...

Laney Bug Stickball Tournament to Benefit CHOP Cardiac Patients and their Families

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A charity stickball tournament is being conducted in loving memory of Laney Grace Stoeckel with all entry fees and any additional donations benefiting cardiac patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their families.

The first annual Laney Bug Stickball Tournament will be held Oct. 5 for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 at the Ponytail Softball ...

South Plainfield Football Thumps J.P. Stevens to Move to 4-0

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- Can the Tigers be stopped?

The South Plainfield football team moved to 4-0 on the season courtesy of a 48-22 victory over J.P. Stevens on Friday night at home at Frank R. Jost Field.

South Plainfield has won the last three meetings with the Hawks, outsourcing them 102-39 in that span. The Tigers are 4-0 for the first time since 2016 when it made the sectional ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...