Feature Friday: Union Catholic's Peyton Hollis Is Front-Runner on State's No. 1 Cross-Country team

SCOTCH PLAINS., NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on junior Peyton Hollis.

Hollis, who gave up soccer to run cross-country this season, has won the first two races of her career to help the Vikings vault to the No. 1 spot in NJ MileSplit state rankings. Hollis finished first at the Roxbury Invitational on Sept. 10 in 18:18, and ...

Faculty Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Legendary Volleyball Coach and Teacher Nancy Saggio

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  In Union Catholic's latest installment of Faculty Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic teacher and legendary volleyball coach Nancy Saggio, who was recently notified that she will be inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January. She is also celebrating her 10th anniversary this year as a religion teacher at ...

New Jersey Should Abandon its Costly and Unrealistic Energy Master Plan

Almost three years ago, Governor Murphy released the state’s Energy Master Plan with great fanfare.  A so called roadmap for the state to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and fundamentally transform the economy by 2050.   The only thing the EMP will accomplish will be to make energy unaffordable for New Jersey consumers and businesses.

 After much fanfare, the Board ...

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 ...

Safe, Free Disposal for Hazardous Materials Commonly Found in Homes and Yards

Union County residents can safely dispose of their unwanted household chemicals, pool supplies, used motor oil, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and many other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Union County Vocational-Technical ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, October 3, 7:30 AM

Echo Lake Country Club, Westfield

Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services to Host ...

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Wed, October 5, 8:00 AM

Union Police Department, Union

Coffee with a Cop Day

Jada Cox of Union Receives Degree at Wilkes University Summer Commencement

September 20, 2022

WILKES-BARRE, PA - Jada Cox of Union received the Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing at Wilkes University's summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 11. The University awarded nearly 300 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the event which was held in the Arnaud C. Marts Center, 274 South Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre.

David M. Ward, senior vice president and ...

Linden High School Football Standout Dies Weeks After Injury During Game

September 24, 2022

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden community is deeply saddened by the death of a Linden High School (LHS) football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in the September 9 game against Woodbridge High School.

Xavier McClain, a sophomore at LHS, died Wednesday night, according to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead.

McClain had been hospitalized and on life support since he was ...

Chabad Jewish Center of Springfield to Move into Former DMV Building on Center Street

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The former Division of Motor Vehicles building at 34 Center St. will soon house the Chabad Jewish Center of Springfield.

The outreach organization, which is independent and is not affiliated with a synagogue or a temple, has been operating until now out of Rabbi Mendy Blesofsky's home, which has outgrown its function as his family has grown.

The building at 34 Center ...

Burnet Students Paint Ceiling Tiles to Mark Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2022

UNION, NJ – Students in Patricia Frazier’s classes celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by painting all 21 flags of Spanish-speaking countries on classroom ceiling tiles.

Frazier’s Burnet Middle School students and Spanish Club members, in grades 6 through 8, painted the ceiling tiles with the help of a grant from the Township of Union Education Foundation.

"As a world ...

National Diaper Need Awareness Week Recognized by New Jersey Diaper Bank and NJ First Lady Murphy

October 2, 2022

Moms Helping Moms (MHM), a NJ baby supply and diaper bank, and Franciscan Charities (Newark) co-hosted a diaper distribution event on Tuesday, September 27th in honor of National Diaper Need Awareness Week. New Jersey First Lady Murphy as well as a representative from Congressman Donald Payne, Jr’s office were in attendance to work alongside the non-profits and to raise their voices in ...

Painting and poetry come together in Mindfulness in Medicine exhibition at hospital

SUMMIT, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2022 – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, recently unveiled Mindfulness in Medicine, an exhibition blending visual art and poetry within the hospital.

The exhibition, located outside of Overlook’s Bouras Auditorium, includes haiku poetry created by patients, caregivers, and Overlook team ...

Kean University President Addresses Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference

Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., spoke on a Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference panel in Washington, D.C. about the importance of building a pipeline to boost the number of Black teachers across the country.

Recalling his years as a teacher, principal, school superintendent and New Jersey’s commissioner of education, Repollet said, ...

Columns

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Pinter to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...

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 ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

September 30, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

New Jersey is One of the Happiest States in America: New Study

NEW JERSEY — Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least worried, according to a new study by WalletHub.

 

In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, the personal-finance website ...