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 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 ...

Union Catholic Girls XC Team Rolls, Wischusen Opens Season With Win at Bowdoin Classic

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY -- The Union Catholic girls, ranked No. 2 in the state, blitzed the competition with a remarkable performance and Jimmy Wischusen opened his season with an impressive victory at Saturday's Bowdoin Park Classic in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.     

Junior Peyton Hollis led the charge for the UC girls in the Division 2 race with a winning time of ...

Union Catholic's Hunsinger and Crotty Attended Space Academy This Summer

Union Catholic juniors Josh Hunsinger and Jasmin Crotty attended the prestigious Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, this summer through a program with the SFIC (Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children), a partner of the Archdiocese of Newark. They  enjoyed one week of high-level educational and team-building activities, which included ...

Union Catholic Volleyball Team Defeats Elizabeth For Third Straight Victory

September 26, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic volleyball team won its third straight match in dominating fashion when the Vikings defeated Elizabeth in straight sets on Wednesday night.

The Vikings improved to 7-3 with a 25-21, 25-11 victory over the Minutemen, who fell to 2-4.

Several players sparkled for the Vikings.

Ryan Gorski registered nine kills, eight digs, and five service ...

Union Catholic's Hunsinger and Crotty Attend Space Academy

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on UC juniors Josh Hunsinger and Jasmin Crotty, who each had great experiences this summer when they attended the prestigious Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Hunsinger and Crotty, who attended the Space Academy through a program ...

Union Catholic Girls XC Team Rolls, Wischusen Opens Season With Win At Bowdoin Classic

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY -- The Union Catholic girls, ranked No. 2 in the state, blitzed the competition with a remarkable performance and Jimmy Wischusen opened his season with an impressive victory at Saturday's Bowdoin Park Classic in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.     

Junior Peyton Hollis led the charge for the UC girls in the Division 2 race with a winning time of ...

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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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TRANSITional Art Project puts work of local artists on track

State Senator Patrick Diegnan praised all who collaborated on the latest TRANSITional Art Project, which has brought to life the work of four Middlesex County-based artists at the New Brunswick Station.

The creations of artists RH Doaz, Kate Eggleston, Pieche Waite and Hailey Potter beautify the New Brunswick Station with fiber-based art on external columns, photographic prints in the main ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Upper School Fall Play "Clue On Stage"

The Wardlaw+Hartridge Performing Arts Department announced the cast list for its Upper School fall play – Clue on Stage – with performances set for November 4-5 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Leading players include Jack Silver of Rahway as Wadsworth, Raiya Patel of Edison as Yvette, Naischa Puri of Edison as Miss Scarlett, Sasha Chernyak of Edison as Mrs. Peacock, Giselle ...

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 Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

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

September 26, 2022

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 ...

Girls Soccer: Iselin’s JFK Drubs Perth Amboy, 7-0

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — JFK Memorial’s varsity girls soccer scored five goals in the first half, moving ahead to a 7-0 victory over Perth Amboy High’s Panthers on Wednesday.

Katelyn Figueiredo finished with two goals and two assists for the Mustangs (3-1-1), including the first goal of the game.

Lorelei Lorentzen also scored two goals, and Abigail Karas had one goal and two ...

Edison Teen Sri Nihal Tammana Wins 2022 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

EDISON, NJ - Sri Nihal Tammana, 13, a resident of Edison and 8th grader at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, who three years ago founded the non-profit Recycle My Battery  has received a 2022 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

The Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and ...