Try 4 New Ways to Trim Holiday Waste This Year

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of trash generated by American households can jump an average of 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Union County residents can help reduce excess waste at home by exploring new opportunities to conserve resources.

“Cutting down on waste at the source is important, and we also want to make sure that ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Second Graders Celebrate Culture on Heritage Day

The second grade classes celebrated heritage and culture with a series of events on Friday, Dec. 2. The day began with a Lower School assembly in the Berry Performing Arts Center and continued with students visiting the second grade classrooms to learn more about the many heritages represented by the second-graders. Parents attended an afternoon presentation in Lower Snowdon.

Dressed in attire ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Visit the United Nations

Students enrolled in the Global Scholars Program at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison visited the United Nations on Nov. 17. After a train commute from Metro Park to NYC, the students and chaperones Nicole Nolan and Jason Murphy completed the security check-in and began to explore the UN.

Guided tours took the students to many different exhibits, including portraits of worldwide events, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Excel at Model UN Conference

Six delegates from the Model United Nations team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison represented the school at Empire MUN, a national level conference hosted by New York University in New York City from Nov. 17-20. Accompanied by club advisor Cristian Fernandez, the students intensely debated topics from pharmaceuticals to Hawaiian Annexation, and it was an enjoyable experience for everyone ...

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NJDOE Acting Commissioner Visits Plainfield Public Schools

December 5, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, Ed.D., Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education visited Plainfield Public Schools’ DeWitt D. Barlow Elementary School and Maxson Middle School.

Accompanied by the district’s administrative team, Mr. Darryl Palmieri, Interim Executive County Superintendent, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Board of Education Member, Vice ...

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course, they sponsor to show their public support. But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring. They ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Participates in Downtown New Jersey Panel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently took part in a panel discussion at Downtown New Jersey's annual conference, called "Destination Downtown." The panel focused on local news and public relations and how both impact local businesses.

Shapiro and other professionals discussed how to implement a public relations campaign to promote ...

How TAPinto’s Email Marketing Opportunities Can Help You Reach a Large Local Audience

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Email marketing is the tried-and-true strategy of sending emails to engage with your business’s prospects and customers.

It’s the most direct and effective way of connecting with your audience and converting them into customers.

According to Constant Contact, the average return on investment (ROI) on email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent.

In fact, ...

TAPinto Showcases Industry-Leading Support System for Owner/Publishers

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jackie Lieberman was one of TAPinto's first owner/publishers and in the 10 plus years since she first became part of the TAPinto family, local news and digital marketing have evolved considerably, but one crucial aspect has stayed the same: the industry-leading support provided by TAPinto to its owner/publishers.

TAPinto Westfield is part of a network of ...

Livid by Patricia Cornwell

Livid: A Scarpetta Novel  by Patricia Cornwell. (Grand Central, 2022).


It has been a long time since I thought about Aristotle’s Poetics and his idea that unity of time, place, and action make for the best theatrical drama. But Aristotle’s classic approach to writing superior works popped  into my brain when reading Livid, the 26th installment in the Kay ...

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan (Ballantine Books, 2022)


Mad Honey is a modern tale of star crossed lovers that has a twist that the reader doesn’t see coming. 

The boy is Asher McAfee, a sensitive, young man who has joined his mother in her escape from her abusive cardiothoracic surgeon husband, back to his Mom’s hometown, Adams, New ...

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (Berkley, 2021).

It is rare that I get excited about a book these days. I find that so many novels are formulaic, predictable, and lack character development that I don’t invest in or remember the characters in the book. However, The Personal Librarian, written by the team of Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher ...