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June 30, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – After a couple of summers with Covid-19 restrictions New Providence residents are invited to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks on Sunday, July 3 starting at 9:30 PM, Mayor Al Morgan reminded residents at the Tuesday, June 28 council meeting. The council also approved ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Union County's new inclusive park and playground located in Plainfield on Saturday. Festivities at Tëmike Park included Drag Queen Story Hour, a Drag Dance-Off and What's the Word at Pride Slam Poetry. There were games and crafts, and LGBTQ+ ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 50 members of the Union Catholic Community helped set a World Record for the most people simultaneously watering plants on Friday. Union Catholic is now the home of two world record holders. Last summer, Sydney McLaughlin (UC Class of 2017), broke the world ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A former sergeant at the Union County Sheriff’s Office claims the agency violated a state whistleblower law when it terminated her after she reported discriminatory behavior by other officers, including differential treatment toward an African American transgender ...

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UNION COUNTY — A rise of hate crimes in the county and state last year has spurred advocates for racial, ethnic and religious groups into action as they support victims and explore ways to prevent and fight bias.  Bias incidents increased by 40% in Union County between 2020 and 2021, preliminary ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Commissioners approved four contracts Thursday totaling $97,859 to advertise the county’s emergency rental assistance program now that the state’s moratorium on evictions has expired. The program’s portal will reopen this Monday, March 7, at 9 a.m. for ...

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WARREN, NJ — Have you seen Macie?  Macie, a 10lb white Havapoo went missing on Wednesday Feb. 23 in Warren, NJ. She left the kennel she was staying at on Hillcrest Road and then was spotted on Upper Warren Way. If you have any leads, sightings or ideas,  contact 917-568-1984 or ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state appeals court ruling on Tuesday affirmed a lower court judge’s decision to stop work on Union County’s government complex planned for the site of its defunct motor vehicle services division in Elizabeth. The approximately $145 million project at 61-99 West Grand St.

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ELIZABETH NJ— The Institute of Music for Children has been approved for a $45,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Summer Arts Institute by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is the highest arts grant in the state, and among the highest 20% in the nation. “The National ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Monday night's Cranford Board of Education meeting was canceled approximately a half hour after it began when an audience member refused to wear a mask. The meeting began with opening remarks from Superintendent Scott Rubin, Ed.D. and student liaison updates from Hillside Avenue ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — As part of a community outreach initiative and in an effort to expand services to the approximately 15,000 military veterans in the county, the Union County American Legion will be conducting a membership drive and information session this week in town. Those representing the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare, a Summit-based healthcare agency focused on social and medical assistance to the elderly has closed its Resale Shop at its Chatham Road location in Summit.   The Resale shop has operated since 1959 in various locations and has served to help fund SAGE’s core ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Heather Maguire is the latest district staff member to be awarded the “Impact Teacher Award.” The award recognizes teachers who have played important roles in their students’ lives. Allen W. Roberts School Principal Robyn Greenwald presented the award at the Thursday, Nov. 18 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The event Friday at Dogwood and English farms Friday went smashingly! Good thing, since the objective was to smash pumpkins. Children, moms, dads and even a grandparent or two picked up one of two aluminum bats available and smashed pumpkins of all sizes. Mayor Janice Fields ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli delivered some unexpected good news at the Thursday, Oct. 28 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The district is about to receive nearly $900,000 in the form of grants from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Board President Mary Misiukiewicz opened the Sep. 20 special Board of Education (BOE) meeting by going over the district protocols based on the “Road Forward” guidance. Superintendent David Miceli had explained those protocols at the board’s August meeting. However, at that ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Park Line Foundation has received an unsolicited, $30,000 grant from the national Rail Trail Conservancy (RTC) organization. The funds are intended to support the construction of the linear park and placement of a pedestrian bridge linking two sections of the Park Line over ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — The Watchung Borough Planning Board at its last meeting heard new testimony from a new builder on a proposal to build 230 apartments, a clubhouse, and a swimming pool on Bonnie Burn Road. The plan includes 46 affordable units as part of Watchung’s affordable housing plan approved in ...

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