Hiel Fires a 37 To Spark Union Catholic Golf Team To First Win Of The Season

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Henry Hiel fired a 37 to help spark the Union Catholic golf team to its first victory of the season on Thursday when the Vikings defeated New Providence, 164-188, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.

The Vikings, now 1-2 on the season, also received strong rounds from Kate LaBarge (41), Brooke LaBarge (42) and Kurtis Blouin (44).

UC will back in action ...

Feature Friday: Kevin Caffrey Has Made His Presence Felt At Union Catholic In Many Ways

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - In our latest installment of Feature Friday, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic senior Kevin Caffrey.

Caffrey is an Honor Roll Student, a member of the Performing Arts Company, a Student Ambassador, a member of the forensics team, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Here is our Q and A with Caffrey:

Which character are you playing in the Spring Musical, ...

2023 Union County Hazardous Waste Disposal this Saturday, April 1, in Cranford

The Union County Board of County Commissioners presents upcoming 2023 Union County Hazardous Waste Disposal events, including this Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Union College, Parking Lots 5A/5B, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford.  For this and other hazardous waste disposal events, including details about the events, please click here or view the schedule in the photo ...

Are Kids Under Too Much Academic Pressure?

We live in a culture driven by competition and perfectionism—where success is defined by status, performance, and appearance. Both our children and ourselves are exposed to these pressures daily and respond to such pressures, whether we are aware of it or not. The truth of the matter is that this is the nature of the competitive world we live in, and that may not be changing anytime soon.

There’s You There’s Me and There’s Us

There are many different ways that people relate to one another in relationships. People generally tend to relate to each other in three ways: Independent, co-dependent and inter-dependent. Some people are very independent in relationships; others are co-dependent (which means they put aside their own well-being to maintain the relationship). Co-dependence leads to seeking validation and ...

Adjusting to the Single-Life Post Divorce

Navigating through a divorce can be very challenging, especially if it has been a long-term relationship. Although length of relationship sometimes does not matter, it’s the intensity of the relationship and how invested you were that does. Oftentimes we linger on in a marriage even knowing that it no longer serves us. When children are involved, we may feel that we are the cause for ...

The Disease to Please

The Disease to Please is a learned behavior that occurs when we take care of others’ needs at our own expense. If you are this type, you do too much, too often for others, almost never say “no” rarely delegate, and inevitably become over committed. These self-defeating patterns take a toll on your health and on your relationships. It is driven by the excessive need for ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Honor March Celebrations

Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison covered a wide range of topics highlighting important March celebrations at their divisional meeting during the week prior to Spring Break. With school closed for about half of the month, the students packed much information into the meeting in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

The meeting included an observance of ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Athletics Winter Coaching Staff

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School winter sports coaching staff have been named Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week.

"The Winter Sports programs at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School had a remarkable season," said Athletic Director Ryan Miller. "Our participation rates were higher than last year and the overwhelming support each ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Indoor Track All-Americans

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - Twelve members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood indoor track team earned All-American honors at the Nike Indoor Nationals meet on March 10, 11, and 12.

"We are very pleased that they can have this level of success as the culmination of their indoor season. Winter track can wear you out," head coach Jeff Koegel told TAPintoSPF. "We have a ...

Falcon Profile: Mark Gialluisi - An Unlikely Falcon Star

Mark Gialluisi was a highly sought-after baseball player by high schools all around New Jersey during his middle school years. But Saint Joseph’s High School was not in the plan for his future.

As he grew up, so did his skills and recognition. Traveling to Florida for a 14u National Showcase event in 2018, Gialluisi showed out as one of the best catchers ranking No. 3 in pop time and No.

Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Around the world, women take care of other people. It’s a natural human expression of love that can be a source of great joy – and a source of exhaustion and stress over time. Although men are taking on more caregiving for children and family, women still handle the majority of childcare, elder care, and informal care to spouses, parents, in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

So, if ...

Union County Polling Public on Options for Seal That Doesn't Show Killing of Patriot

April 1, 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county is asking the public to weigh in on which of two options residents prefer to replace the Union County seal depicting the killing of a Revolutionary War patriot by a British soldier.

The existing seal dramatizes the shooting death of Hannah Caldwell, the wife of the Rev. James Caldwell of the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church and chaplain to the Third New ...

All Clear: Monmouth University lifts lockdown, shelter in place from ‘white girl with a curling iron’

March 23, 2023


The below message was released by MU administration:

"Dear Members of the Monmouth University Community:

At 9:15 p.m. on March 22, 2023, the Monmouth University Police Department received a call with a report of a person with a possible weapon on campus in the area of Magill Commons. Upon investigation, additional reports of shots fired were unfounded.

Police ...

You Belong at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA This Spring

Spring into fitness and fun at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA! Y members have access to a variety of programs and classes for youth, teens and adults that can help them grow stronger in mind and body.

The Y is currently undergoing an exciting building expansion project and programs and services will continue throughout construction. The Y’s Spring 2 Program Session runs from April ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA to Offer an Elementary After School Program at the Y

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) has announced that it will offer an after school program at the Y facility located at 1340 Martine Avenue for the 2023-2024 school year. Active FSPY members can register for the Y’s after school program online at fspymca.org/register under “Daxko Program Registration.”

New members can register in person at the ...

23 Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Swimmers Make Waves at 12 & Under State Championships

TOMS RIVER, NJ -- At the 2023 NJ YMCA 12 & Under State Championships, 23 swimmers in the 12 and under groups from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA’s (FSPY) Swim Team ended their short course season with amazing swims.

Held at the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River from February 24-26, FSPY competed against 24 other YMCA teams from across the state and finished 5th place overall combined ...

Fake Grass Does Not Belong in a PARK; False Choice between Flooding vs. Expensive Polluting Plastic Grass

March 21, 2023

Dear Editor:

I realize you can’t please all of the people all of the time. But contrary to what I heard at the town meeting last week, it seems that it is the minority that want to dictate to the majority. 

I heard a lot of whining about Scotch Plains not being as cool as neighboring towns who have fields we have to borrow/rent for some of our games.  Bottom ...

2023 Election Policies

March 31, 2023

The following are marketing options available to all candidates for the 2023 elections.  To discuss marketing on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher or click here. 

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Upcoming Events


Sun, April 02
12:30 PM — 01:30 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Family Model Matzah Bakery


Wed, April 05
08:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Passover Seder


Tue, April 11
06:00 PM — 07:00 PM

RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center - Healthy Living, Scotch Plains

Free Program - Keep Your Feet Healthy