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New Providence Lions Club Has 'Sights' on Post Pandemic Times; Hosts First In-person Meeting in a Year

May 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching up while participating in a chocolate tasting that served as a fundraiser to benefit ...

Summit Public School District Moving to Five-Day Single Session In-Person Instruction Next Month

SUMMIT, NJ - In a three-page flyer sent to parents of Summit Public Schools students, the Summit School District has announced the expansion of in-person learning for students in Grades 6-12. The plan will begin as early as April 12, as the District "will be phasing out the Maroon and Gold rotation and welcoming students in grades 6-12 for in-person learning five days a week on a single ...

Scotch Plains Boy Scout Derek Porter Elected to BSA National Position

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Derek Porter of BSA Troop 104 in Scotch Plains, has been elected as the National Chief, the top elected youth position, in the Order of the Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America. He beat out 42 others who ran for election on Dec. 27 and becomes the first youth National Officer from New Jersey's Patriots’ Path Council.

The Order of the Arrow is ...

Edwin Roman Passes Away at Age 26

SUMMIT, NJ - Edwin Roman, one of Summit's most familiar faces and beloved personalities, passed away October 18 at age 26. The circumstances of his passing have not been made public, and a GoFundMe site has been established to assist with funeral service expenses. The site has generated nearly $26,000 in the several hours since it has been posted.

The GoFundMe site's page ...

Scotch Plains Votes to Keep Columbus Monument in Place

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In a 5-0 vote, the Scotch Plains Township Council agreed to keep the Christopher Columbus monument in its place outside the Municipal Building on Park Avenue.

Prior to the meeting, a large group of Italian American community leaders marched from the Italian American Club to the Municipal Building to show their support for the Columbus statue. Speakers at the rally at the ...

Scotch PlainScotch Plains Italian American Community Plans March in Support of Columbus Monument on Tues, July 21

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Members of Scotch Plains’ Italian American community are planning a march on Tuesday, July 21, at 6:00 p.m. from the Italian American Club (1976 Valley Ave., Scotch Plains) to the Municipal Building on Park Ave. in support of the Columbus monument.

Three groups are helping to organize the event: the Italian American Club; UNICO (the Italian American service ...

Cranford Township Committee Condemns 'Cranford Uncensored!' Facebook Page

CRANFORD - The Cranford Township Committee passed a resolution on Tuesday night condemning the 'Cranford Uncensored!' Facebook page.

Resolution No. 2020-22 read: 

Opposing and condemning the hatred, violence, and rhetoric that constitutes racism, ethnic, religious, or sexual orientation discrimination as incompatible with the values of the Cranford community and the use of the ...

Black Lives Matter March Goes from Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS to Historic Shady Rest Clubhouse

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The second of three protests planned in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Saturday was somewhat smaller than Thursday's student-driven march, but it was no less passionate. Many of the organizers on Saturday were Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School alumni who graduated years ago and in their adulthood believe they have seen too many lives end tragically.

There was ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

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The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

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TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Help Wanted - What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

The BLS can learn a few tricks from the Mortgage Loan Market

May 11, 2021

On Friday, May 7th 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that ‘Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent. Notable job gains in leisure and hospitality, other services, and local government education were partially offset by employment declines in temporary help services and in couriers and ...

Help Wanted: What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

Tito Puente Jr. Brings the Latin Beat to Union County, May 22

May 14, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union Township at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.

This event will also feature an opening act, a local 6 piece Latin and salsa band, the Mike Ramirez Band. 

The free drive-in ...

Union County to Administer Pfizer Vaccine to Residents Ages 12 and Older

The Union County Board of Commissioners announces that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is has now been approved for 12 to 15 year olds in New Jersey. 

Union County residents ages 12 and older can now make an appointment to receive the Pfizer vaccine at two vaccine centers administered by the County, by visiting www.ucnj.org/vax or by calling the Union County COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at ...

Public Invited to Share Views on Truck Mobility in Union County

The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents and businesses to join a virtual Public Meeting for the Union County Truck Mobility Study beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26.

The meeting will be held on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, use the Union County registration page online at https://bit.ly/2QalwpT.

Registration by phone is also available by calling ...

GL Leaders Further the Legacy of Women’s History Month

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Women’s history month was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland by men and women who campaigned for women’s rights. This international celebration has grown dramatically since and, today, almost all countries celebrate the influence and importance of female figures throughout history. 

Two influential female leaders at ...

Let’s take the time to do it right

May 13, 2021

To the members of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education; to the teachers, staff, and principals; to my fellow residents and neighbors, and to our students,

The Berkeley Heights BOE recently passed the superintendent's recommendation to redistrict the schools into two K-2 schools and two 3-5 schools in order to implement the full-day Kindergarten program that is in the best interest of ...

New Providence Lions Club Has 'Sights' on Post Pandemic Times; Hosts First In-person Meeting in a Year

May 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching up while participating in a chocolate tasting that served as a fundraiser to benefit ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...