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Valley Road Teacher Named Union County Teacher of the Year

February 15, 2020

Bryan Lowe, fifth grade teacher from Valley Road School, was recognized at a recent Board of Education meeting for being named Union County’s Teacher of the Year.

According to Valley Road Principal Joe Beltramba, “Mr. Lowe is not only a considerate and enthusiastic teacher but also a wonderful person who is very dedicated to his students.  He meets each student’s ...

Hehnly School Sends Valentines to our Troops

CLARK, NJ - The students of Frank K. Hehnly School recently participated in Valentine's For The Troops sponsored by New York's Country station 94.7 and  Kelly Ford in the Morning Show.

Kindergartners through fifth grade students created 600 messages and illustrations to brighten the days of service men and women. According to the Donna Kircher, School Nurse and ...

Clark's Arthur L. Johnson Weekly Sports Roundup -- February 9

February 10, 2020

CLARK, NJ – It was another busy week for the Arthur L. Johnson High School winter sports teams.

Boys Basketball

Johnson defeated Dayton, 56-46, on Thursday, Feb. 6. The Crusaders used a 14-6 third quarter to take control. Aidan Laughery led the team with 16 points to go with eight rebounds. Matthew O’Connor added 14 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Agustine ...

Ice Hockey: Johnson Crusaders Take the Win on Senior Night

ROSELLE, NJ – The Crusaders Ice Hockey team recently held their Senior Night during a game against Bayonne High School at Warinanco Rink.  The following senior players were recognized during the evenings event

#11 - Nick Galati (Captain) 
#23 - Michael Midrano (Alternate Captain)
#27 - Kyle Sachewicz (Defenseman)
#34 - Nick Sofianakos (Goaltender)

Team Manager, ...

Boys Basketball: Union Catholic Defeats Crosstown Rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 64-57

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  In a battle of crosstown rivals, Elijah Barlow, AJ Sepulveda, Matt Tracey, and Isaac Holmes all scored in double figures to lead the Union Catholic boys to a 64-57 road victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Barlow, a junior guard, scored six of his team-high 13 points in the first quarter when UC took a 17-13 lead.

In the second ...

Overlook Medical Center Celebrates Becoming One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals

February 12, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ – FEBRUARY 11, 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center on Tuesday received for the first time the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™, as local dignitaries joined Overlook team members at the hospital to celebrate the achievement.

The distinction places Overlook in the top 1% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide ...

Walnut Ave Development in Clark Will Bring Windfall to Township Budget Says Mayor

February 11, 2020

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Planning Board recently approved designs for a 177-unit apartment complex to be constructed at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Valley Road.   

Mayor Sal Bonaccorso kicked off the meeting reminding attendees that Clark negotiated a deal several years ago with arbitrators of the state for the number of affordable housing units the town would be required to ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation to Host Sixth Annual Snow Ball Gala on February 29th

February 3, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a baby supply and diaper bank based in Plainfield, NJ, will be hosting its sixth annual Snow Ball Gala on Feb. 29, 2020, at The Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ.

This annual event is Moms Helping Moms’ premier fundraising event for the year. The evening includes a cocktail hour, dinner, music, fund-a-need appeal and other ...

How to Wrap With Your Child About Drugs and Alcohol

February 16, 2020

CLARK, NJ – Parents and guardians looking for some guidance about how to steer their kids clear of drugs and alcohol are in luck.

Carl H. Kumpf Middle School will be hosting the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s 15 Minute Child Break program on Thursday, March 5, 2020 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

According to Angelo Valente, the Executive Director of the PDFNJ, the evening will ...

Clark Seniors' Valentine Lunch Features Special Guests

CLARK, NJ- Clark Preschool students surprised local seniors with personally crafted messages at a recent Valentine's Day luncheon celebration.   The luncheon included entertainment by a mind reader and magician.   The event ended with Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo presenting each senior with a giant heart-shaped valentine cookie and a box of ...

Indoor Miniature Golf at the Clark Library

CLARK, NJ – The 5th Annual Miniature Golf Classic was held recently at the Clark Library. Families, friends and neighbors played the 15-hole golf course and enjoyed refreshments afterwards. 

The annual fundraiser is sponsored annually by the Friends of the Clark Library. Holes were designed by students in Arthur L. Johnson’s AP Physics class, Maser Consulting ( John DeMarco) ...

Meet the 2020 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal

February 15, 2020

UNION, NJ – Michael McNany has always been proud of his Irish heritage and the values of family, community, service and generosity that come with it.  On March 14, the 24th Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off onto the streets of Union with McNany as Grand Marshal.

"It's quite an honor to have been selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2020 Union ...

Keep Houseplants Healthy While Keeping Pets Safe

February 12, 2020

You love them both – your pets and houseplants – but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house.  Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and safely managing houseplant pest problems.

Avoid problems by selecting plants suited to your home’s growing conditions and gardening style. Then narrow the list further to plants that are non-toxic ...

Keep Your Valentine Flowers Looking Their Best

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a fresh bouquet of flowers.  Make sure your gift provides many days of enjoyment by selecting the freshest flowers and providing the best possible care.

Take some time to evaluate the quality of the cut flowers you plan to purchase. Select fresh flowers with upright and perky flowers and lots of firm buds that are just starting to ...

8 Insights About Clark Real Estate, from Anthony D’Agostino of ERA Village Green Realty

February 8, 2020

CLARK, NJ – Anthony D’Agostino of ERA Village Green Realty has been in the real estate business since 1968. In his 51 years, D’Agostino said, the real estate industry has changed drastically in several ways. He offered his insights about the real estate industry and market in a recent interview with TAPinto Clark.

#1: The real estate process has become more ...

Clark Women Join in Celebration of 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

February 10, 2020

UNION, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Elizabeth Councilwomen Patricia Perkins-Auguste co-hosted a breakfast attended by 200 women from across Union and Essex Counties to celebrate and acknowledge that women have only had the right to vote in America for 100 years on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Galloping Hill Golf Course.

The event attracted elected officials and their ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

February 14, 2020

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

Can New Jersey Really Call Itself the Pizza Capital of the World?

New Jersey’s official state Twitter account, @NJGov, set off a “pizza war” a few days ago when — just in time for National Pizza Day — it proclaimed the Garden State the “official pizza capital of the world.”

But is it, though? Is it really?

As everyone knows, pizza got its start in Italy. In Naples, to be exact, according to food historian Ken ...

Food Network TV Show Features Media-Savvy NJ Girl Scout

This story first ran on TAPinto Hillsborough.

Tune in to the Food Network Monday night, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. to catch Olivia Altidor, an eighth-grader at Hillsborough Middle School, in front of the camera with other Girl Scouts as bakers whip up desserts made with Girl Scout cookies.

You'll see her working with the contestants, offering advice on how to create a dessert ...

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Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

6 Rules of Private Workspace Etiquette

It’s hard to ignore the allure of coworking. When you first walk into a coworking office, you’re greeted by someone at the front desk. You see business owners, freelancers, and remote workers mingling around the coffee maker, sharing stories, and solving business challenges. It’s a vibrant social atmosphere that also allows you to work in the peace and comfort of a private ...

It's Easy to Place Your Classified on TAPinto

February 13, 2020

Do you have a job opening you need to fill?  Are you looking to advertise a garage or estate sale?  TAPinto classifieds are an easy and affordable way to advertise your job openings, garage sales, sell used items and more. Placing your classified on TAPinto’s trusted local marketplace is easy and affordable.  Log in and click Submit Content and get started ...

Meet the 2020 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal

February 15, 2020

UNION, NJ – Michael McNany has always been proud of his Irish heritage and the values of family, community, service and generosity that come with it.  On March 14, the 24th Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off onto the streets of Union with McNany as Grand Marshal.

"It's quite an honor to have been selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2020 Union ...

Union County High School Grad Helps NASA Discover New Earth-Like Planet

UNION, NJ – A graduate of Union High School, an astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, was among scientists who helped NASA find the first exoplanet, about 100 light years away that looks a lot like Earth.

Dr. Joey Rodriguez, a 2006 Union High School graduate, led a team that has discovered an Earth-size planet in its star’s habitable zone, the range where ...

UC Freeholders Remind Residents to Keep Off of Ice in Local Parks

ELIZABETH, NJ - After two New Jersey teenagers died falling through thin ice recently, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders issued a reminder to residents to keep off of the ice while visiting local parks. 

 “A coating of ice may appear inviting, but the fact is that no pond or lake in Union County has been declared safe for skating or other uses so far this ...

Food Network TV Show Features Media-Savvy New Jersey Girl Scout

February 10, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tune in to the Food Network channel Monday night. Feb. 10th at 8 p.m. and you'll see Olivia Altidor, an eighth-grader at Hillsborough Middle School, in front of the camera with other Girl Scouts as bakers whip up desserts made with Girl Scout cookies.

You'll see her working with the contestants, offering advice on how to create a dessert that will appeal to the ...

New Jersey Teen Reported Dead After Six-Story Jump in New York City

NEW YORK -- The body of a young man who was found on the ground near The Vessel, a sculpture at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, was identified as that of a 2019 Ridge High School graduate.

According to a published report in the New York Post, 19-year-old Peter DeSalvo of Basking Ridge did not survive a jump from the sixth floor of the structure on West 33rd Street in Manhattan Saturday evening ...

Teenager Dies in Municipal Pond Ice Break

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A 13-year-old male victim of a drowning under the ice in the East Brunswick Municipal Pond was pronounced deceased at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

During the rescue efforts, six officers and two firefighters were treated for hypothermia. Two of those officers and one of the firefighters were transported to the hospital. One other officer responding to the ...

Five Money Myths to Ignore

When it comes to personal finance, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. That’s why money misconceptions can be so dangerous. Here are four common money myths that you may have heard – and perhaps even believe – that need to be put to rest.

Myth #1: All Debt is Bad

Reality: Few people could afford to buy a home, if they ...

Financial Planning Considerations For Adults Without Children

Adults who do not have children tend to have more financial flexibility to pursue their goals throughout life and retirement. This makes sense when you consider the cost of raising a child from birth to adulthood is currently estimated at $233,6101 (and that’s before you factor in college). But even without these expenses, childless singles and couples still need to manage their future ...

Obituaries

Apr 10, 1934 - Oct 23, 2019
Emily Bielen (nee Mazur), 85, of Clark, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.
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