Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, July 7, 12:00 AM

Rabkin Park, Union

Union's 2022 Summer Concert Series: Epic Soul

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Thu, July 7, 11:30 AM

Virtual Meeting, Union

Meditation (Zoom)

Muhlenberg College Announces Union Students Named to Spring 2022 Dean's List

July 1, 2022

ALLENTOWN, PA - Congratulations to the following local students for being named to the Muhlenberg College Dean's List for the Spring 2022 semester:

Jayden Barroqueiro 
Rachelle Montilus

Muhlenberg College students and Muhlenberg College School of Continuing Studies students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement.Students with a term ...

Jared Durand Named to Spring 2022 Dean's List at American International College

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Jared Durand, of Union, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List at American International College. Dean's List students are full-time students who have achieved a 3.3 to 4.0 GPA.

Founded in 1885, American International College (AIC) is a private, co-educational, doctoral granting institution located in Springfield, Massachusetts, comprising the School of ...

Monasterio Earns Degree at Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE, PA - Susquehanna conferred degrees upon 520 students at the conclusion of its 164th academic year.

Destinee Monasterio, of Union graduated from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience.

Susquehanna, a liberal arts university offering more than 100 majors and minors in business, humanities, arts and sciences, focuses on intellectual development, ...

Shoplifters Haul $50K in Merchandise from Clark Target, Police Say (Video)

July 2, 2022

CLARK, NJ — The Clark Target store was the scene of a shoplifting haul worth more than $50K this week, according to police.

In a release to the public on Friday, the Clark PD said two suspects, a male and female, stayed in the store’s restrooms until after closing on Tuesday night before emerging into the store dressed in vests impersonating overnight employees.

The duo ...

Kenilworth Mourns Local NFL Legend Tony Siragusa

KENILWORTH, NJ – Known by most as “Goose,” Tony Siragusa, a Kenilworth native and former NFL defensive tackle who became one of football’s greatest players passed away at the age of 55.

Since the tragic and sudden death was announced countless residents have taken to social media to respond with condolences, memories and respects to the husband and ...

Fourth-Grade Grads Enjoy a Chick-fil-A Picnic at Hannah Caldwell School

June 21, 2022

UNION, NJ - The fourth grade graduates of Hannah Caldwell Elementary School enjoyed a Chick-fil-A indoor picnic.

The event was moved indoors because of inclement weather, but the rain did not prevent the soon-to-be graduates from having a blast.

Chick-fil-A of Union sponsored a fun-filled indoor picnic consisting of Chick-fil-A sandwiches, snacks, juice, and a movie. "Thank you, ...

Union County Offers Next Scrap Metal Recycling Events of 2022 on Thursday, July 7 and Saturday, July 16

July 2, 2022

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose of can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in July. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Garden Savings FCU Partners with Local Radio Station to Support Habitat for Humanity

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with branches in Newark, Dover and South Orange, is helping to build homes for local communities in the surrounding areas. The credit union has partnered with WDHA FM (105.5 FM) to help support Habitat for Humanity and build homes for people in need.  “We love supporting Habitat for Humanity and the great work ...

Overlook Strong again: After two-year hiatus, Overlook Medical Center’s best and brightest celebrated at Excellence Awards

SUMMIT, NJ – JUNE 2022 – Enthusiastic applause filled the gala room as each name was called, and team members from departments spanning Overlook Medical Center strode proudly to the stage to accept their awards.

It had been three years since Overlook had celebrated its standout team members at its annual Excellence Awards. The event, like many in-person gatherings, went on hiatus ...

Workers and Employers Benefit when they Hire People with Disabilities

ELIZABETH, NJ — Something about Jack Esposito’s job makes him excited to be there every day. From the music and cheers booming through the stadium to the way the lights flicker when a player hits a home run, his love of baseball makes the position a natural fit.

Esposito has been working as a janitor at the Somerset Patriots Baseball TD Bank Ballpark for eight years. He is one ...

Columns

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...