Letters to the Editor

Education, Community = Debbie Boyle

September 28, 2022

Education & Community First

     The recent announcement by Governor Phil Murphy of new school security programs is good news for our State.

     The better news for South Plainfield is that about a decade ago School Board member Debbie Boyle in conjunction with Municipal Officials developed an innovative shared services agreement.  Under the ...

Letter to the Editor from Diana Joffe

Last Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting (Sept.21), was a disgrace. It was an obviously planned carnival, meant to disparage and castigate another BOE member, publicly.

In my many years of attending these meetings, I have never seen such awful and mean spirited behavior from BOE members, former BOE members, and especially from a superintendent. There was an appearance of ...


SPHS Athlete of the Week - Logan Betyeman

Logan Betyeman broke the South Plainfield High School cross country record Saturday with a very impressive time of 16:19. The old record was set in 2003 by Galen Johnson. Logan currently has 22 Green Lightning times (under 18:00 for the 5k race), only seven away from Galen’s total. He is on target to beat that record too.

Logan was the Rookie of the Year in his freshman year, and was the ...

Agent Spotlight: Jenny Brigante

Jenny Brigante, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, offers personal service with distinction. She’ll serve as your trusted advisor with personal service and care! Jenny is a neighborhood specialist, familiar with local communities, home values, and price trends in Union County. Her commitment, guidance, and care are all offered unstintingly to her clients throughout the buying and ...

Minniti and Esteves Score to Rally Union Catholic Boys Soccer Team to Victory Over Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ -- Preston Minniti and Anthony Esteves scored second half goals to propel the Union Catholic boys soccer team to a 2-1 comeback victory over Roselle on Wednesday.

After Roselle took a 1-0 lead, Minniti scored to tie the game in the fist half, and then Esteves scored the game winner in the second half for the Vikings, who improved to 3-5 on the season.

The Union Catholic Gymnastics Team Sefeated Union for First Win of the Season

UNION, NJ -- The Union Catholic gymnastics teams received several strong performances when the Vikings defeated Union, 97.65-93.35, for their first victory of the season on Tuesday in Union.     

Here are the results for the Vikings-

Alexis Roth 3rd 8.85
Gabriella Prati - 8.575
Alana Beardsley - 8.4
Reina Smith - 8.1
Ervnie ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Upper School Announces Clubs at Info Session

Upper School student leaders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared brief presentations describing a wide variety of extracurricular options at last week’s Clubs meeting in the Berry Performing Arts Center. This year’s impressive list of clubs includes Animation Club, The Beacon, W+H Book Club, Chess/Strategy and Board Games, Chinese Culture Club, Competitive Business and ...

Saint Joseph Fathers Club Announces Italian Night

METUCHEN, NJ - The Saint Joseph Fathers Club is proud to announce a new community event - Italian Night - coming to the Catanzaro Dining Hall on Friday, October 21. A wide variety of Italian dishes will be cooked and served by the fathers of Falcons past and present. Doors open at 5pm and close at 8pm. 


Italian Night is a new entry in a longstanding tradition of bringing people ...

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Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward listener! 

Today we're going to talk about something most of us know almost nothing about... and until this conversation with our guest expert, that includes me! It's called fiscal sponsorship.

Without giving anything away, let me just say that if you’re someone who’s looking to do something good for the ...

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 ...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 through October 15 and celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Americans of Hispanic ancestry.

          National Hispanic Heritage Month started out as just one week when it was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. It was changed to one month in 1988 by President Ronald ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

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 ...