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Rahway's Dr. Patricia Camp Named Union County Superintendent of the Year

May 19, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — Dr. Patricia Camp, the superintendent of the Rahway Public Schools, has just been named the Union County Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made on Tuesday evening at the Rahway Board of Education meeting.

Camp told TAPinto Rahway that she initially received the news at her regular roundtable meeting of Union County Superintendents on May 6.

"I was very ...

Berkeley Heights Public Schools Announces  New K-5 Math Program to Begin in September 2022

Editor's note: Article written and submitted by the Berkeley Heights Public School District

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At the April 28, 2022 Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting, members voted to approve the adoption of the K-5 Mathematics Program, Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life (Cengage Learning/ National Geographic 2022), slated to be implemented starting in September of ...

Governor Livingston High School Announces Third Marking Period 2021-2022 Honor Roll

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School is pleased to announce the students who have been named to the Third Marking Period 2021-2022 Honor Roll.

Criteria to qualify for GL Honor Roll:

Honor​ ​Roll High Honor Roll: Student earns a weighted marking period GPA of 4.0 with no marking period grades below a B

Honor Roll: Student earns a weighted marking ...

FACT - Families & Community Together: Wraparound Care With Results and Quality Assured

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for children, address barriers to well-being, and maximize youth and family ...

District Approves New K-5 Math Program; Hires New Governor Livingston Football Coach at April 28 Meeting. 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The board of education held its monthly meeting Thursday night, where – in addition to passing the 2022-2023 budget – the district also announced its plans to change its K-5 math programming from ‘GO Math!’ to ‘Big Ideas Math.’

Assistant Superintendent Marybeth Kopacz delivered a presentation at the meeting and said the decision was ...

Board Adopts $59.8 Million Budget for 2022-2023 School Year

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thursday night, the board of education passed a $59.8 million budget for the 2022-2023 school year school. The budget is approximately $2.6 million higher than the 2021-222 budget and is $84,000 more than the tentative budget introduced in March. 

The owner of the “average” home with an assessed value of $315,824 can expect to pay an additional $87.18 a ...

Berkeley Heights Public Schools Announce the Appointment of  New Principal for Columbia Middle School 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Kobliska to the position of Principal of Columbia Middle School. The Board of Education voted to appoint Mr. Kobliska to the position at the April 28th meeting and he will step into the role in July 2022.

Mr. Kobliska joins the BHPS staff with 19 years of experience in the ...

Petitions Seem to Have Saved the French Language Program

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The French foreign language program appears to be here to stay in Berkeley Heights, thanks to pushback from members of the community. 

On Monday, April 11, Superintendent Dr. Melissa Varley announced the decision through the district’s social media accounts. 

“We have heard you. We will re-evaluate our plans for a new language and post and ...

Union County American Legion Encourages Participation in Boys State

UNION COUNTY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway was speaking recently with Berley Hanna Jr., the National Executive Committeeman of the American Legion Department of New Jersey. We ran into Hanna at an event, and he was telling us about an upcoming opportunity for high school junior boys: the American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS).

As described on its website, Boys State "will return ...

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Union County College Recognized as REACH Reward Recipient from Phi Theta Kappa

May 16, 2022

Union County College is honored to be named a 2022 REACH Chapter from Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for students attending two-year colleges. The organization recognizes students with high academic achievement at associate degree-granting colleges, and membership is by invitation only. The Iota Xi Chapter of PTK at Union is incredibly active on campus, with 250 to 300 ...

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The Berkeley Heights Public Schools French Controversy of 2022: A Written Record of Events

May 20, 2022

On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District was moving forward with ending French as a language option within the District.

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The Berkeley Heights Public Schools French Controversy of 2022: A Written Record of Events

May 20, 2022

On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District was moving forward with ending French as a language option within the District.

"I ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

New limits expand 401(k), IRA opportunities

You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. So, to pay for all those years, you’ll probably need to take full advantage of your retirement accounts. And in 2022, you may have expanded opportunities to deduct retirement plan contributions on your tax return.

Before looking at what’s changed this year, let’s review the key benefits of these ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Class Officers for 2022-2023

EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2022-2023 school year after winning the Student Council election. Annie, who took over the leadership from outgoing president Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains earlier this month, will be joined by Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Adam Eisdorfer of ...

Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Recycling Event for Union County Residents, June 4

May 21, 2022

Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Any Union County resident may ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Cantor's Concert

Purchase tickets at www.templesinainj.org

Union County Recognizes Community Action Month

The Union County Board of County Commissioners have determined that the County of Union will observe May 2022 as National Community Action Month.  Throughout the month of May, Union County will work in partnership with Community Action Agencies across the country to host events and activities.

“Community Action Agencies have enhanced the lives of hundreds of people in Union County ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 22, 2:00 PM

Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights

Church of the Little Flower Hosts Loss of Child ...

Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

Giving Back

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Sat, June 11, 7:00 PM

Patricia M. Kuran Arts Center (Old Carriage House), Fanwood

Fanwood Performance Series

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, June 17, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

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The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...