Prudential Foundation Launches $500K Community Grant Program

March 21, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — Prudential Financial will give $500,000 to local community groups that are most likely to know which neighborhoods and projects can best benefit from some unexpected cash.

The Prudential Community Grants Program is an initiative to support local, community-based projects that foster stability and growth in Newark. Working with Newark residents and organizations, ...

Woman, 29, Who Tried to Enroll in NJ High School Remorseful

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman who is accused of trying to use a fake birth certificate to enroll at New Brunswick High School said she is focusing on her mental health after she “made a silly mistake.”

Hyejeong Shin, 29, told TAPinto New Brunswick in her first public comments since her arrest in January that she is also surprised that the episode has garnered international ...

Rutgers Faculty Authorizes Unions to Call Strike Amid Contract Talks

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Members of the two unions representing thousands of Rutgers faculty members, graduate workers and others whose contracts expired at the end of June have voted to authorize a strike.

About 94% of Rutgers AAUP-AFT and Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union members voted “yes” in a 10-day email ballot asking if they would empower union leadership to call a strike if they ...

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Allison Lestarchick

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment of Faculty/Staff Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic's Allison Lestarchick.

Here is our Q and A with Lestarchick -   

Faculty/Staff Member: 
Allison Lestarchick

Years of service at Union Catholic?
11 years

All current positions at UC?
Director of Parent Relations, Main Office Administrative ...

Union Catholic Inducted 66 Students Into The World Language National Honor Society

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic hosted its World Language National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Thursday night.

The following Union Catholic students have met all the requirements set forth by the World Language National Honor Society for their respective language of study:


Nevaeh Aaron
Joseph Attalla

Josefine ...

Princeton Men's Team Scores Another Stunner -- Sweet 16 Is Next

March 19, 2023

Princeton, NJ –Alright, not everyone is reading TAPinto's weekend updates. Not everyone knew that Princeton was making waves in the NCAA post-season tournament. And not everyone watched the No, 15 seeded Princeton on Saturday, March 18, against No. 7 seed Missouri.

So you missed another amazing, but not so dramatic, game in which Princeton knocked off the favorite, ...

Shocking The World! Will Princeton Keep The Momentum Going Through March Madness?

Going into the tournament, Princeton University were the underdogs going to the first round of the NCAA tournament.

This was largely because of their opponent in one of the best teams in the country, the Arizona Wildcats. But everyone in the basketball world knows that when March comes, anybody can be beat.

Throughout the game, Princeton kept it tight with Arizona, matching each shot with a ...

The Gateway Family YMCA Shares Summer Camp Information and Parent Tips

March 10, 2023

The Gateway Family YMCA is gearing up for an exciting summer, and is inviting parents and guardians to learn more about Summer Day Camp, and how to provide a seamless transition for your children, at a Camp Open House and Parent Information Session Event on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00pm in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ.  Join YMCA Camp Directors for tips on getting the most out of your ...

The Community is Invited to March Open House at The Gateway Family YMCA

The Gateway Family YMCA is celebrating Membership Madness March 22-24 with an YMCA Open House and Membership Special open to everyone in the community.  Individuals and families are invited to visit and Find Your Passion, Find Your Purpose, Find Your Y.  Swimming, Basketball, Pickleball, Soccer, Group Exercise and Water Exercise programs are available, as well as Chronic Disease ...

National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning for Sunday, March 19

March 19, 2023

NEW JERSEY – The National Weather Service (NOAA) has issued a Red Flag warning for Northeast New Jersey. The warning becomes effective at 10:00 am, Sunday morning and lasts until 8:00 pm Sunday evening.

In addition to Essex and Union Counties, the alert includes Bergen, Hudson, Passaic Counties. The warning covers the time period from 10:00am until 8:00pm.

NOAA lists the following ...

“Then Go Back to Rahway, We are Going On”: A Forgotten Moment in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the History of Rahway (Part One)

March 20, 2023

March 2, 2022 — TAPinto Rahway originally published this article in 2021 for Women's History Month. 

[This is the first part of a two-part account of a little-known historical moment in the women's suffrage movement that involved Rahway. TAPinto Rahway will, from time-to-time, as part of its "Rahway in History" series, include historical accounts and ...

Union County in Talks to Change Seal Depicting a Murder. Historian Objects

March 18, 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ ­— The county is considering a change to its official seal, which depicts Revolutionary War-era figure Hannah Caldwell being murdered by a British soldier. The idea, confirmed by the Union County Commissioners’ chairperson, has met with opposition from a historian based in Union Township, the area where the murder took place.

Hannah Caldwell was the wife of the ...

Union County Offers Free Scrap Metal Recycling Events in April

The Union County Board of County Commissioners advises residents that the first two scrap metal recycling events of 2023 will take place on Thursday, April 6 and Saturday, April 15. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and Rahway every month from April to November.

“Our scrap metal ...

NJ Home Where Martin Luther King Stayed Ravaged by Blaze

March 13, 2023

CAMDEN, NJ — Diana Jones stood at 9 a.m. on March 11 in front of the charred remains of 753 Walnut Street in Camden, the house where Martin Luther King Jr. stayed as a seminary student and where in 1950 he planned his first act of civil disobedience.

About six hours earlier, city firefighters had responded to a blaze at the structure, which activists had hoped to preserve as a civil ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...

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Sat, April 22
05:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Knights of Columbus, Rahway

American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for ...