Union Catholic Girls Qualify for Nike National Cross-Country Championships

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY -- The magical season for the Union Catholic girls cross-country team continued on Saturday when the Vikings finished second at the 15th Nike Northeast Regional Championships at Bowdoin Park to qualify for the National Championships!
In another great battle between the state's top two teams, No 1 ranked Union Catholic edged NJ No. 2 Haddonfield, 71-73 ...

Faculty Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's John Becht

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - In our latest installment of Faculty Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic's John Becht. Becht is a teacher, Campus Minister, and a moderator for several clubs, including Peer Ministry. Here is our Q and Q with Becht - 

Faculty Member:
John Becht  

Years of service at Union Catholic and positions: 
16th year
Campus ...

New Jersey’s 'Sign Language' Not Understood by Feds

NEW JERSEY — The U.S. Department of Transportation has proven there is no room for humor in a federal bureaucracy, moving to stamp out the inspired levity that New Jersey has been putting on its road signs to make drivers notice them.

Humorous messages had been appearing on New Jersey’s highway signs like “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps,”  “Hocus ...

Try 4 New Ways to Trim Holiday Waste This Year

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of trash generated by American households can jump an average of 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Union County residents can help reduce excess waste at home by exploring new opportunities to conserve resources.

“Cutting down on waste at the source is important, and we also want to make sure that ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, November 29
07:00 PM — 08:30 PM

Virtual Meeting, Union

The Queer Housewives and Husbands of ...


Wed, November 30
06:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, union

Hilton Readers Book Discussion Group

Union National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

November 26, 2022

LATHAM, NY - Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Farley Joseph from Union, and assigned to the 1156th Engineer Company, received a promotion August 8, 2022, to the rank of sergeant.

Army ...

Hanna Yoselevich Graduates from Elmira College

ELMIRA, NY -- Hanna Yoselevich, of Union was among the graduates celebrated at the 164th Elmira College Commencement on Sunday, June 5. The exercises included 180 undergraduate and 29 graduate students.

Yoselevich earned a BA


Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic ...

Union resident Rosemary Hilbert Receives Prestigious Caldwell University Alumni Award 

Caldwell, N.J. - Rosemary Hilbert ‘05 of Union received the Caldwell University Alumni Association Board Peggy Harris Alumna of the Year Award at a celebration on Nov. 9.   The honor is given annually to a Caldwell University alumna or alumnus for outstanding service to the Alumni Association or University.

Hilbert received her Bachelor of Arts in English degree in 1996 and ...

Newark Airport’s New $2.7 Billion Terminal Opens With Fanfare

November 16, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy headlined a host of public officials at Newark Liberty International Airport to celebrate Tuesday’s opening of its new $2.7 billion Terminal A, described as the “largest design-build project in New Jersey history.”

“So, this what $2.7 billion dollars will get you,” said Kevin O’Toole, the Port Authority of New York & ...

Girls on the Run at Connecticut Farms School

November 18, 2022

UNION, NJ – Third- and fourth-grade girls at Connecticut Farms School are on the run!

Girls on the Run, an international program, focuses on building social, emotional and physical skills in girls while encouraging healthy habits for life. 

The 17 Girls on the Run participants are coached by Connecticut Farms School teachers Gihann Elshiekh, Olga Korzen, Mary Ellen Patricco, and ...

Kean University Marches in NYC Veterans Day Parade

November 27, 2022

Kean University students, alumni, faculty and staff who are military veterans marched under the Kean banner in the New York City Veterans Day Parade for the first time this year.

Senate passes resolution opposing New York’s congestion pricing plan

The Senate passed a resolution Monday expressing opposition to New York’s congestion pricing plan and urging the Federal Highway Administration to include New Jersey stakeholders in any decision-making for the tolling program prior to its final approval.

Senators Joseph Cryan and Patrick Diegnan, who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, sponsored the ...

DOE-Funded Project at Kean University Instills Restorative Justice in Schools

One school starts each day with a “morning message of kindness.” Other schools are creating “restorative spaces” where students can go to “reset” and avoid conflicts. Still others are forming parent groups, similar to PTAs, to help implement “restorative justice practices”. 

Fourteen schools across New Jersey are introducing new models of ...


SUMMIT, NJ – December 10th, 2022 – Samantha Wolf, 17, of Union, New Jersey will play the roles of “Sugar Plum Fairy” in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s (NJDTE) holiday classic THE NUTCRACKER. She will be joined by renowned professional guest artists. Samantha, the daughter of Danielle and Marc Wolf, currently attends ...


Community Conversations: RSV – What to Know and When to Call Your Pediatrician

On the latest Community Conversation, Christina Gagliardo, MD, a physician with the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital sit downs to discuss RSV, its symptoms, and when to bring your child to the doctor.


Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan (Ballantine Books, 2022)


Mad Honey is a modern tale of star crossed lovers that has a twist that the reader doesn’t see coming. 

The boy is Asher McAfee, a sensitive, young man who has joined his mother in her escape from her abusive cardiothoracic surgeon husband, back to his Mom’s hometown, Adams, New ...

TAPinto Greater Olean Journalists to Benefit from New St. Bonaventure University Fundraising Campaign

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University has launched the largest fundraising campaign in its history. The University is seeking to raise $125 million by May 2025 to improve facilities around the campus.

That includes the Jandoli School of Communication's John J. Murphy Professional Building. Money raised during the campaign will benefit students, improve ...

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Recognizes TAPinto with 8 Excellence in Journalism Awards

PRINCETON, NJ — TAPinto journalists were honored with eight 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.

"At TAPinto, we're about providing original local news reporting and doing it the right way - - professionally and honestly. It is an honor to be recognized by the NJ SPJ with 8 awards for our journalism," TAPinto ...