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Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

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Beat the Winter Doldrums with An Afternoon of Exciting Basketball at Hoops to End Homelessness January 19

January 15, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Swish, Slam, Dunk … the 25th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Charity Basketball Games is coming Saturday, January 19, beginning at 3 p.m. to Dunn Sports Center on Pearl Street in Elizabeth, to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, the nonprofit established 37 years ago to serve the needs of the homeless and the near homeless.

This ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

What’s Happening Elizabeth: Events for the week of January 14 through January 20

ELIZABETH, NJ - Here’s what’s happening for the week of January 14 through January 20. Be sure to check out the TAPinto calendar for other local events.



(Noon to 2:00 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, 1000 Spring Street, Rt. 1 & 9, Elizabeth) - Mayor Bollwage will deliver the 2019 State of the City ...

What’s Happening Elizabeth: Events for the week of January 7 through January 13

ELIZABETH, NJ - Here’s what’s happening for the week of January 1 through January 13. Be sure to check out the TAPinto calendar for other local events.

Wednesday, JANUARY 9, 2019


(Noon to 1 p.m., 943 Magie Avenue, Union) - Mayor Bollwage will deliver the 2019 State of the City Address during the annual Rotary Club meeting at the Garden ...

Man Falls Over 70 Feet at Merida Construction Site in Roselle Park

January 12, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of E. Westfield Ave. at the construction site where they ...

Body of 76-Year-Old Woman Found in Short Hills

January 9, 2019

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office confirmed to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills earlier today that a body of a 76-year-old woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road in Short Hills. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time investigators are uncertain as to the cause of death and her name will be released upon notification to her next of ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 13, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Free Immunization Program for Eligible Union County Children

January 16, 2019

Immunizations are available to eligible children ages 2 months to 18 years of age without medical insurance at the Union County Immunization center, through the federal Vaccines for Children program.

“The Immunization Center was established by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1996 to provide immunizations to children without medical insurance,” said Freeholder Chair ...