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Union County Prosecutor's Office Seeks Public’s Assistance in 2016 Rahway Homicide

February 25, 2017

Police are  still looking for answers in the shooting death of a Rahway sneaker store owner, killed a year ago Sunday in his own store. Authorities are again requesting assistance from the public in an effort to solve the homicide of 21-year-old Jamal Gaines, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

The Union County Crime Stoppers are offing  a reward of up to ...

Burglaries, Drugs and Gun Arrest Over Two-Day Span in Clark

CLARK, NJ – Multiple arrests on unrelated burglary, gun and drug charges were made in the township over this past weekend, according to Clark Chief of Police Pedro Matos.

On Sunday morning, a Delia Terrace resident reported his car had been burglarized, Matos said. Officers responded to the area and conducted a search that resulted in the arrest of Khalid Walker, 43, of Elizabeth. Walker ...

Brendan Stanzione’s Putback Lifts Johnson Past Holmdel in Overtime in NJSIAA Central, Group 2 First Round

February 27, 2017

CLARK, NJ-  Arthur L. Johnson High School senior Brendan Stanzione’s putback basket with 0.9 seconds left in overtime lifted the No. 3 seeded Crusaders past the No. 14 Holmdel High Hornets by a final score of 64-62 Monday night in Clark. 

The Crusaders called their final timeout with 17 seconds left in overtime to plan out a strategy and it all paid off. Stanzione grabbed the ...

Johnson Girls Varsity Basketball Lose to Rumson-Fair Haven HS in NJSIAA Central, Group 2 First Round

RUMSON, NJ -  The No. 15 seed Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity basketball team lost to the No. 2 seeded Rumson-Fair Haven High School Bulldogs in the NJSIAA Central, Group 2 First Round by a final score of 81-47 Monday night in Rumson.

The loss closes the door on the season for the Crusaders.

The Bulldogs took immediate control of the game, opening it up in ...

Girls Basketball: AL Johnson (Clark) Beats Plainfield, 54-42, to Secure Conference Title

RAHWAY, NJ -- The unusual early-morning start was tough.  Plainfield High School’s zone defense was even tougher. And, suddenly, the Arthur L. Johnson girls’ basketball team had a problem on its hands.

“The (early) start time was definitely a factor,’’ said Johnson senior Meaghan Gallagher, “we’re not used to playing that early.  We wanted to ...

Trader Joe’s Recalls Applesauce Due to Possible Presence of Glass Pieces

February 26, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s announced Sunday that the company was voluntarily recalling the following unsweetened apple sauces in all stores because of the potential presence of glass pieces in the product:

Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce barcode 00015905, all codes through “Best before Aug. 8, 2018.”
Trader Joe's Organic ...

Overlook Medical Center in Summit Named Among 'America's 100 Best Hospitals' by Healthgrades

SUMMIT, NJ -- Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ for clinical excellence by consumer rankings group Healthgrades. The designation places Overlook in the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance.

“As health care becomes ever more focused on value, the national ...

Clark's ERA Village Green Realty Welcomes ERA Meeker To Their Ranks

February 20, 2017

CLARK, NJ  - ERA Village Green Realtors has joined ranks with ERA Meeker Realtors, combining operations under one roof at their Brant Avenue location in Clark.  A “Meet, Greet and Eat” celebration was held recently to give members of both organizations an opportunity to get to know each other in a festive and casual way.

“We are looking forward to working together ...

How To Get The Most Out Of TAPinto Clark

CLARK, NJ - Take a moment and find out how to get more from TAPinto Clark, and see how easy it is to get up-to-the-minute news about everything going on in the community: breaking news, sports, politics, education, events, and more.

Start by signing up for daily or weekly enews.  It's free!  Or try out the new TAP App. It's a free download here:  Click ...

Clark Family Meets Super Bowl Champ While Taking the 'Plunge' for Special Olympics

February 25, 2017

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – The Polar Bear Plunge normally conjures up visions of hearty souls running across a snow-covered beach to bravely (crazily?) jump into frigid waters all for a good cause.  Unseasonably warm temperatures made Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge seem more like, well, a day at the beach. But it was all still for a good cause.

Clark’s own Daniel and Ryan ...

Clark Recreation Awards ‘Volunteer of the Year’ to John Kurek; Recognizes ShopRite of Clark

CLARK, NJ – Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo presented the second annual “Volunteer of the Year” award to John Kurek at Tuesday evening’s township council meeting.

“I’m happy and proud to present our second recipient for this award,” Bernardo said.  “This gentleman has gone above and beyond volunteering and donating his service to ...

MardiBRA: Supporting Women in Need; Clark Event March 11

CLARK, NJ - When asked to help those in need, many are quick to fill a bag with canned goods, gather the kids' outgrown clothes, or perhaps assemble a box of shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. While all of those items are needed and appreciated, many don't realize that some of the most basic, everyday necessities are among the least donated.

Often overlooked in the quest ...

Kids' Slime-Making Craze Causes Local Glue Shortage

February 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Having trouble finding school glue and borax locally? Blame it on the slime-making craze that has  kids and parents buying up the ingredients as fast as stores can stock their shelves.

Petra Guglielmetti, a Westfield mom of three, said she learned about the slime craze after daughter’s first-grade teacher sent home notes asking her to bring in more ...

Molly Maguires To Host Westfield Band 'Audible Soul' Friday Night

WESTFIELD, NJ — A chef, a personal trainer and the owner of a music school walk into a bar. And start jamming.

Chef by day, guitarist by night, C.J. Reycraft, Jr., owner of Butcher Burgers in Downtown Westfield is known in town for his killer burgers and crazy milkshakes. But when he steps out of the kitchen, he’s likely playing with his band, Audible Soul, which just dropped a new ...

Somerset Patriots National Anthem Auditions Set For Saturday, March 11th

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, along with Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM will host National Anthem Auditions on March 11 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00  p.m. at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. 

The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies to ship care packages to U.S.

Trader Joe’s Recalls Applesauce Due to Possible Presence of Glass Pieces

February 26, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s announced Sunday that the company was voluntarily recalling the following unsweetened apple sauces in all stores because of the potential presence of glass pieces in the product:

Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce barcode 00015905, all codes through “Best before Aug. 8, 2018.”
Trader Joe's Organic ...

Chef Lance Knowling's Bacon Popcorn is a Movie Night Winner

NUTLEY, NJ - Chef Lance Knowling has cast some American favorite flavors in starring roles for his 'Movie Night Bacon Cheddar Popcorn' and the reviews are, well, the last bowl we made is empty so you decide.  

The premise is simple, pop corn in bacon grease, toss with salt, chopped bacon and shredded cheddar. Then devour. Those of us who are in the habit of saving our ...

Podcast: Westfield Chef, Owner of Butcher Burgers C. J. Reycraft, Jr.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Join host Mike Cohen for TAPInto Westfield’s second podcast, featuring C.J. Reycraft, Jr., award-winning chef and owner Butcher Burgers in Downtown Westfield.

To listen to our previous podcast, click here.

Clark Township Details New DPW Grass Collection Procedure

February 26, 2017

CLARK, NJ – At last Tuesday evening’s township council meeting, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso announced that the township's Department of Public Works will take over grass pick-up in the coming months. In the past, the township has contracted with an outside vendor to make the collection. 

At the January council meeting, Bonaccorso explained that bids received for grass collection ...

Rep. Lance Answers Questions on Trump's Border Wall, Education and the Free Press

Editor’s note: This is the third in our series reporting on Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall, which he held Wednesday evening at Raritan Valley Community College. The first installment reported on the protestors outside of the Town Hall, and Lance’s responses to questions about the Affordable Care Act and funding Planned Parenthood. The second installment covered the issues of ...

Lance Responds to Questions on Russia, Impeachment, Environment at Town Hall

BRANCHBURG, NJ – There was so much interest in Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall yesterday that a second one has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday.

Lance said Raritan Valley Community College’s Nash Theater was chosen for each event because it’s the largest venue in his district. Saturday’s Town hall will be Lance’s 42nd such meeting since being elected to ...

Clark's ERA Village Green Realty Welcomes ERA Meeker To Their Ranks

February 20, 2017

CLARK, NJ  - ERA Village Green Realtors has joined ranks with ERA Meeker Realtors, combining operations under one roof at their Brant Avenue location in Clark.  A “Meet, Greet and Eat” celebration was held recently to give members of both organizations an opportunity to get to know each other in a festive and casual way.

“We are looking forward to working together ...

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Union County Prosecutor’s Office Launches Twitter Account

February 27, 2017

In an effort to better connect and engage with the local public and news media, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office today is launching an official Twitter account, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

The account, @UCPONJ, is live now, and will be managed by Prosecutor’s Office Director of Communications Mark Spivey.

“Transparency and ...

A Life Saved in Warren: Board Recognizes Two WHRHS Students for Saving a Classmate

February 26, 2017

WARREN, NJ –  Two Watchung Hills students who helped to save a classmate's life were recognized at the last meeting of the Watchung Hills Board of Education on Tuesday.

WHRHS student Sarah Magaldo passed out while on one of the events on the Project Adventure course on the morning of January 19. Two students who had just completed EMT training, ...

Paint Night at Valley Road School in Clark

On the evening of Jan. 12, Valley Road Elementary School held its annual Paint Night! The theme of the evening was, “Snowman.” The students of Valley Road and their families put their brushes to the canvas to create a magical winter piece.

Through each color and step, a snowman began to come alive. You could see the excitement of the evening from the smiles on the ...

‘Moon over Buffalo’ Makes for Slash-Dash Fun at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ – Once again, playwright Ken Ludwig is having a New Jersey moment. His fast-paced comedy "Moon Over Buffalo" from 1995 is receiving a rip roaring production by the Chatham Players.

The plot centers on a theatrical couple, George and Charlotte Hay, who spend most of their careers touring smaller cities throughout the area. So we hear references to Rochester and ...