Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

June 22, 2022

The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition - Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated for winning the contest ...

Overlook Medical Center earns national award for quality and safety in the operating room

SUMMIT, NJ – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently received the Center of OR Excellence (CORE) Award by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

The award recognizes Overlook’s surgical units for measured improvement in every aspect of surgical patient care. For patients and their families, this signifies exceptional care through ...

The 2022 Hurricane Season is Expected to be Active, NOAA States

June 12, 2022

NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared. 

NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season says this year will be another active year, predicting as many as 21 ...

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RONSTADT REVUE

Don't Worry, Be Happy

As a sentient human being, I need to stop thinking.

Happy the elephant is not a person, New York court rules.

I was confused by this headline because in the clipped style common to breaking news reports, I understood it to mean that New York’s court system is joyful that an elephant is not a person.

That made me happy too. Although not in the same way as the elephant, who’s ...

Lend Me Your Ears

I was excited to hear that a woman has undergone a successful ear transplant with a brand new ear bioprinted from her own cells.

Not understanding exactly what this meant, my excitement in hearing the news had more to do with gratitude that my own hearing eliminates any personal need for new car doors. I am not that attached to my ears, although they are quite attached to me, but I kind of ...

Brother, Can You Spare a Shoulder?

It happens quickly. Like an ambush.

A clutch in the back of the throat, followed by a charged tingle zip up the neck, then strong, squeezing tendrils around the back of the head, like an octopus juicing a lemon. Wrung so tight that the eyes begin to glisten. Followed by a reflexive blink, and another.

And just like that a tear trickles down my cheek. Maybe two. They burn, but not ...

Obituaries

- Oct 9, 2020
Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
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The 2022 Hurricane Season is Expected to be Active, NOAA States

June 12, 2022

NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared. 

NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season says this year will be another active year, predicting as many as 21 ...

Police Investigating After Early Morning Attack on College Avenue in New Brunswick

June 25, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are investigating after someone was punched near the Rutgers bus stop on College Avenue early this morning.

The victim, who was not identified in a press release issued by the Rutgers University Police Department, was transported to a local hospital where he or she was treated for injuries that were not life threatening.

Police said the incident happened at ...

New Jersey Mourns NFL Legend, Kenilworth Native Tony Siragusa, 55

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 has died at the age of 55.

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

Dozens Arrested at Illegal 'Pop-Up' Party Near Willowbrook Mall

WAYNE, NJ – Nearly four dozen people were detained by Wayne Police after an illegal “pop-up party” was very briefly held in a vacant commercial property in Wayne on Saturday night.

New Jersey State Police tipped off Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff on Saturday afternoon, warning him that a group of people were posting invitations on social media for a “pop-up” party ...

Rutgers Board of Governors Approves 2.9 Percent Tuition Increase

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors Tuesday approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-2023 academic year that includes a 2.9 percent increase in tuition and fees, nearly two-thirds below the current rate of inflation.

“We remain committed to providing excellence in academic experience and opportunity at an affordable and accessible price, and to ensuring ...

Lawsuit Claims Westfield Cop’s Stops Were ‘Racially Influenced.’ Watch The Video

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield police officer ticketed a Black driver he pulled over for speeding but did not issue a citation to a white man he stopped for driving more than twice the speed limit early that same morning, according to law enforcement videos obtained by TAPinto Westfield through public records requests.

The traffic stops detailed in the footage are at the heart of a March ...

Teen Charged in Beating of 15-year-old Posted to Snapchat, Authorities Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — One of the approximately five young men who assaulted a 15-year-old boy in downtown Westfield Saturday night has been charged, the mayor said.

Officers charged the juvenile Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Shelley Brindle said in her prepared remarks at the town council meeting that night.

“The Police Department expeditiously identified a juvenile suspect, who is not 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 ...