NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, December 19, 10:00 AM

Columbian Club of Union, Union

Breakfast with Santa

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Tue, December 21, 6:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Library Board Meeting

City of Elizabeth Mourns the Loss of Active Duty Firefighter Anthony Fanelli, Jr.

November 29, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - An active-duty firefighter and resident of the City of Elizabeth died at the age of 44 on November 26. 

Anthony “Tony” Fanelli, Jr. began his career as a firefighter in Elizabeth in 2008 and served in the department for 14 years. He was also a member of Elizabeth Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) Local 9. 

The Elizabeth FMBA Local 9 and ...

String of Violent Robberies in Plainfield Under Investigation; Public’s Help Sought (VIDEO)

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Plainfield Police Director Captain David Guarino jointly announced Wednesday that a series of violent street robberies targeting Hispanic males in Plainfield is under investigation. The robberies have occurred over the course of several weeks, and are mostly carried out during early morning and daytime hours.

The suspects ...

Meet Bella - Battle Hill School’s New Therapy Dog

December 3, 2021

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School has a new and different kind of teacher to help students with various skills and social emotional learning. (Think four-legged).

Bella is a golden retriever certified to assist students at Battle Hill School with social emotional wellness, communication skills and reading. Bella has worked with children with special needs and in nursing homes for ...

Franklin School Class Hosting Pajama Drive for the Holidays

UNION, NJ - A Franklin Elementary School teacher and her class is sponsoring a pajama drive for the holidays.

Kayla Gunther's Franklin School third-grade class is hosting the Great Bed Time Story Pajama Drive through Scholastic.  Students are encouraged to donate a new pair of pajamas ranging in size from newborn to adult 3XL.  Once the pajamas are collected, they will ...

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The Omicron Variant – What We Know Today

An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System experts Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group and Jason Kessler, MD, section chief, infectious disease, Morristown Medical Center. For more information ...

TAPinto Tips: Let TAPinto Be Part of your Marketing Plan

Do you have a Marketing Plan?  What are you doing now? Is it working? What's your budget? Do you want to reach our TAPinto viewers? Have you considered the TAPinto Do-it-Yourself (DIY) marketing platform? These are the questions I will ask you when inquiring about marketing with TAPinto.

The TAPinto network of 90 franchised sites in New Jersey ...

Issue Advocacy: How One TAPinto Franchisee Knew It Was Time to Engage the Reader Differently

Elizabeth Meyers knows how things work in Trenton.

She worked for a legislative member starting at the age of 20, then as a contract lobbyist, and then a stint at Capital Impact Group. Then Meyers went back to the legislature, where she worked as Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo's Chief of Staff for nine years.

Meyers is the Publisher/Editor for TAPinto Bordentown and Editor for ...

10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...