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Clark Police Seeking Information in Connection to Westfield Avenue Robbery and Assault 

May 22, 2022

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Township Police Department is seeking information in connection to a robbery and assault that occurred on Friday, May 20. 

According to police, a female was the victim of a strong-armed robbery and assault that took place in the vicinity of 186 Westfield Avenue around 10 p.m. Officials state that the victim's purse was stolen. 

The ...

Summit F.D.: One Reported Fatality in Route 24 Crash That Involved Tractor Trailer, Five Vehicles

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD).

The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident on Route 24 East near Milemarker 9.

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

May 22, 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 ...

Community Contentions Continue at Clark Council Meeting

CLARK, NJ – Numerous residents took to the podium at the Clark Township Council's May 16 meeting to once again voice their opposition and disapproval of Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and the governing body. 

During most of the hour and 45-minute session, concerned citizens, including two who were escorted out by police, once again criticized the council's silence ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Clark Recreation Hosts Annual Skateboarding Clinic

May 15, 2022

CLARK, NJ – It has a vocabulary of its own, airwalk, blunt, boneless, drop-in, gap and many more.  Most people are not familiar with the meaning of these words, but soon enough they will become part of the everyday for a new pack of Clark kids that hit the bowls and ramps of their local skate park thanks to joining in on the Annual Clark Recreation Skateboarding Clinic.

According to ...

Clark Kids Get Hooked on Fishing Again This Year

CLARK, NJ – Fourteen of Clark’s kids got themselves “Hooked on Fishing” in the annual clinic organized by Clark Recreation. On Saturday, April 30, children learned how to hook a worm, cast a line and reel in the catch at Tamaques Park.

According to Director, Ralph Bernardo, the fishing program began years ago with avid fisherman and volunteer Lenny Grieco and ...

Clark's Anthony Bogash Inducted into NJ Collegiate Honor Society

CLARK, NJ – Anthony J. Bogash, a 2019 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School was inducted into the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association Honor Society on May 6. The organization recognizes those with the highest academic achievement of undergraduates pursuing studies in the field of business. Only the top 1-percent of students at their respective institutions are ...

Clark Under Heat Advisory Saturday; Tips to Stay Cool and Safe

May 20, 2022

CLARK, NJ — The heat is on.

With temperatures expected to soar, Clark will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, with heat index values of up to 100 degrees expected. 

The National Weather Service offers the following tips to beat the heat:

Slow down: Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous ...

Twin City Pharmacy to Celebrate 'National Customer Appreciation Day,' May 20 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – May 20 is National Customers Appreciation Day and Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical is looking to pay it forward. Throughout the day Friday, the Park Avenue family-owned and run pharmacy will be distributing free goodie bags to its customers as a way of thanking them for all their support over the past 50-plus years. 

"Our customers are the best, and ...

Twin City Pharmacy to Celebrate 'National Customer Appreciation Day,' May 20 

May 19, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – May 20 is National Customers Appreciation Day and Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical is looking to pay it forward. Throughout the day Friday, the Park Avenue family-owned and run pharmacy will be distributing free goodie bags to its customers as a way of thanking them for all their support over the past 50-plus years. 

"Our customers are the best, and ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Gets “A” Safety Grade, Watchdog Group Says

RAHWAY, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway (RWJUH) is one of 30 hospitals in New Jersey to receive an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to 3,000 hospitals across the country ...

Chargers Varsity Softball Shuts Out Johnson To Move Into NJSIAA Group Two Semis

May 22, 2022

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Saturday's heat didn't deter the Spotswood High School varsity softball team in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group Two quarterfinals. The third seeded Chargers shutout sixth seeded Arthur L. Johnson High School to move into the semifinal round against second seeded Metuchen High School on Tuesday. Metuchen knocked out 10th seeded South River High School 13-0. Ava Mormile went ...

Register to Vote by Tuesday, May 17 to Participate in the 2022 Primary Election

May 17, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents who are not registered to vote are reminded that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7.

"We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote. Registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to vote in a Primary Election. Also, unaffiliated voters will chose their party ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

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VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

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NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

May 16, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

Union County Commissioners Defend One of Their Own in Race For Surrogate

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for county surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy.

Surrogates administer the legal process which takes place after residents of a county die individually owning assets in New Jersey. They also ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

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

May 20, 2022

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 ...

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 ...

Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 21, 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 ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...