Union Catholic's Andrew Benvenuto and Aria Hicks Signed Their NLI's on Tuesday

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic's Andrew Benvenuto and Aria Hicks signed their National Letters of Intent during a special ceremony at the school on Tuesday.

Benvenuto, a lefty pitcher, signed with Moravian University, and Hicks, a soccer star, signed with George Mason University.   

Benvenuto is coming off a sensational junior season. 

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Union Catholic Bowling Team Opens Season With Victory Over Roselle Catholic

LINDEN, NJ -- The Union Catholic bowling team, which received a career-high game from Nick Grippo and a team-high series from David Dudas, opened its season with a dominating victory over Roselle Catholic on Monday at Jersey Lanes.

The Vikings swept all three games and had the most total pins to earn a 7-0 victory.

Grippo, a sophomore, rolled a career high 174 in the third ...

A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

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 ...

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Sat, December 10
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Holiday in the Center

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Daniel Moco From Union Takes Part in Mansfield Holiday Concert

December 6, 2022

MANSFIELD, PA - The music department at Mansfield, a Commonwealth University, recently presented its annual holiday choral concert in Steadman Theatre on campus. Rejoice! provided the opportunity to present uplifting choral works.

More than 100 singers and instrumentalists, including Daniel Mocofrom of Union, in the five university choirs: Grace Notes, Steadman Singers, ...

Union National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

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.

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Union County Moms Launch Nonprofit to Address Childhood Sexual Abuse

December 9, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ - Childhood sexual abuse is a difficult topic to discuss, but an equally important one to address. A new, local nonprofit is hoping to help families and local school districts educate and empower children in order to protect them from sexual abuse. 

"I have seen tremendous suffering because of this," said Annette Ferrigno, a licensed clinical social worker and ...

125 Colonia-Area Residents Finally Got Free Brain Scans

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Nearly 125 people from Colonia or with ties to Colonia High School finally got free, long-awaited MRI brain scans from the Brain Tumor Foundation, hoping to learn if they could be at risk for brain tumors.

But, they had to drive over to Staten Island to get the early-detection screenings.

The nonprofit foundation held screenings, by appointment, from Nov. 14 to Nov.

Battle Hill School Art Camp Participants Get Their "Groove On"

December 9, 2022

UNION, NJ – Participants in Battle Hill Elementary School’s “Art Camp” customized their own tie-dye tee-shirts at Art Camp this week

Battle Hill art teacher Paula Chapman donated two Art Camp sessions at the school’s recent tricky tray fundraiser.  Two groups of students were randomly selected to participate – first- and second-graders and third- and ...

Kean University Highlights Disability Justice at Human Rights Conference

December 9, 2022

Kean University’s 15th annual Human Rights Conference explored the topic of justice for people with disabilities, bringing together activists who urged attendees to use their power to enact change.

Hosted by Kean’s Human Rights Institute (HRI), the December 2 Conference, One Billion Forgotten: A Discussion on Disability Justice, featured former Rutgers football player ...

Hospitals in Critical Need of Blood Donations Amid Nationwide Type O Blood and Platelet Shortage

 

West Orange, NJ, December 7, 2022– RWJBarnabas Health is urgently appealing for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage among hospitals throughout the state heading into the winter holidays and season. Due to an acute nationwide shortage and critically low reserve of Type O Blood, the universal blood type, ...

All Atlantic Health System Maternity Centers Recognized Once Again as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report for the Best Hospitals for Maternity

For their work in delivering extraordinary care for moms, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook, Chilton and Newton Medical Centers have been recognized once again as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

These four Atlantic ...

Two Atlantic Health System Hospitals Earn 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named Top Hospitals nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Morristown Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital, and Chilton Medical Center was named a Top General Hospital.

Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is well-known as one of ...

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Hospital, Arts Organization and Community Gather to Share Life and Cultural Experiences

There was a stuffed bear named Pinky, won at a boardwalk game as a child, and a small handmade bowl - both filled with memories of loved ones more than anything else.

There were items of celebration and tragedy – a bandhej saree that a breast cancer survivor has used to tie her memories to one another; and a wooden panel from the door of a synagogue in Slovakia, that now sits on a home ...

Livid by Patricia Cornwell

Livid: A Scarpetta Novel  by Patricia Cornwell. (Grand Central, 2022).

 

It has been a long time since I thought about Aristotle’s Poetics and his idea that unity of time, place, and action make for the best theatrical drama. But Aristotle’s classic approach to writing superior works popped  into my brain when reading Livid, the 26th installment in the Kay ...

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course, they sponsor to show their public support. But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring. They ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Participates in Downtown New Jersey Panel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently took part in a panel discussion at Downtown New Jersey's annual conference, called "Destination Downtown." The panel focused on local news and public relations and how both impact local businesses.

Shapiro and other professionals discussed how to implement a public relations campaign to promote ...