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Stepmother of Michael Sot: Westfield Officer an ‘Angel’

February 19, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A town police officer traveling to El Salvador to help bring clean water to those in need is doing so with the memory of a 20-year-old Michael Sot  in mind.

In December, Officer Tiffany Kenny had raised money for the service trip, which she is taking with Liquid Church of Garwood, but giving back isn’t just something she does abroad.

Kenny lent emotional ...

NJ Senate President Tours ‘Maker Space’ at Union County Vo-Tech’s Magnet High School

February 18, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney visited Union County Vo-Tech campus on Wednesday to to the critical importance of the vocational-technical education bond act approved by voters last November in spurring economic growth, creating access to high-paying jobs and meeting the needs of New Jersey’s leading business sectors.


Students from the ...

Families Fuming After Union County Vo-Tech Teacher Fired

UNION COUNTY – About 40 students at Union County Vocational-Technical High School in Scotch Plains have been diverted from their regular program of study following the firing of the school’s electrical engineering teacher after a classroom dispute with a student.

After families rallied in front of the school this week, the school’s principal, Lisa Tauscher, told parents ...

Track & Field: Union Catholic Wins Record-Tying 5th Straight State Title

February 18, 2019

TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls track and field team put an exclamation point on another undefeated season with a historic performance at Saturday's NJSIAA Non-Public A Track and Field Championships at the Bennett Center.

The Vikings received contributions from 13 different athletes on the way to a decisive and dominating 101-38 1/2 victory over runner-up Paramus ...

Boys Basketball: Johnson Crusaders Focus on Finishing Regular Season Off After Loss to Roselle-Abraham Clark HS

ROSELLE, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders went out on the road to play in the second of a back-to-back, taking on the Roselle-Abraham Clark High School Rams, looking to build more momentum off their win Thursday night against Brearley HS.

A slow start doomed the Crusaders, who fell behind 13-3 after the first quarter and never recovered, losing to the Rams 56-39 Friday ...

Boys Basketball: Johnson Crusaders Honor Seniors, Then Defeat Brearley HS to Get Back in Win Column

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders boys varsity basketball team took to the floor, looking to get back in the win column. The need for a victory was especially important, as the team honored their senior players before the opening tipoff of their game against the David Brearley High School (Kenilworth) Bears.

Eric Bretz, Marcos Castro, Brandon Hund, Sean Kennedy, ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For' List for 11th Year Running

February 15, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- once again has been named to Fortune’s '100 Best Companies to Work For', the 11th consecutive year Atlantic Health System has earned a spot on the prestigious annual list. The Morristown-based company, a leading provider of healthcare in New Jersey, was slotted in the 87th ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Only Hospital in New Jersey to Achieve America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ from Healthgrades

Award Places Hospitals in Top One and Two Percent of Hospitals in Nation for Clinical Performance

MORRISTOWN, NJ– Atlantic Health System today announced that Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award.™

Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one ...

TAPinto Clark’s Reach Grows Larger Than Ever as Focus Remains Hyperlocal

February 14, 2019

CLARK, NJ - Loyal readers and followers have given TAPinto Clark the thumbs up with Facebook Likes over 5000 times, continuing a trend of growth for the hyperlocal news site dedicated to delivering daily news.

TAPinto Clark recorded approximately 700,000 pageviews in the last year, making the site the go to place for all things local.  In an age of financial shortages forcing news outlets ...

What is a State of Emergency and What Does It Mean to New Jersey Residents?

February 20, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Today's State of Emergency Declaration has people questioning the action, its meaning, and what they are permitted to do. 

In a nutsell, the governor of New Jersey can declare a State of Emergency when a situation has occurred, or is expected to take place, that may warrant the State to provide resources to help local governments. According to the NJ Office of Emergency ...

Bill to Establish Panel to Facilitate Gateway Construction Projects Approved by Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

“The Hudson Tunnel Project is arguably the most important project that will ...

Union County Administrative Services Michael Yuska Resigns After Nearly 20 Years

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska is leaving his position after 20 years with the county.

“We wish to congratulate Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska on his retirement, and commend him for his many years of outstanding service and leadership during his years of employment with the County of Union,” Freeholder ...

Stepmother of Michael Sot: Westfield Officer an ‘Angel’

February 19, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A town police officer traveling to El Salvador to help bring clean water to those in need is doing so with the memory of a 20-year-old Michael Sot  in mind.

In December, Officer Tiffany Kenny had raised money for the service trip, which she is taking with Liquid Church of Garwood, but giving back isn’t just something she does abroad.

Kenny lent emotional ...

UCEA Hosts Read Across America 2019

February 14, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Children of all ages are invited to the Union County Education Association ( UCEA) Read Across America event .   Read Across America is a national event to promote reading to every child in every community.   It is celebrated in conjunction with the famous children’s author, Dr. Seuss’ birthday in early March.

The UCEA will hold ...

Springfield Historical Society Set to Display Letter Signed by George Washington

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This upcoming Sunday, the Springfield Historical Society will display a letter that was signed by George Washington from his Springfield headquarters during the period between the Battle of Connecticut Farms and the Battle of Springfield. The two battles took place between June 8 and June 23, 1780.

The letter from Washington was to New York ...

Girl Scouts held their Annual Powder Puff Derby

CLARK, NJ – The Annual Girl Scout Powder Puff Derby was held at the Clark Recreation Center recently.   More than 50 girls from troops in Clark, Garwood and Winfield participated in the event.

Each year scouts build, decorate and then race cars powered by gravity down a track.   The girls are grouped for races by scout levels including, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and ...

Recognizing the Hard Work of a Clark Resident Passionate About Helping Animals

February 7, 2019

CLARK, NJ – Clark resident Lorraine Jakubowski has volunteered with a nearby animal rescue group for over 25 years, according to fellow Clark resident and friend Delia Collins. Collins told TAPinto Clark that Jakubowski “works tirelessly to save the lives of the homeless pets of the Union County, NJ area” as a volunteer with Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption in ...

Valentine's Day Specials at Ava's Kitchen & Bar

February 11, 2019

Pizza is for lovers so grab your significant other and head on over to Ava's Kitchen & Bar for live music by our good friend Mike Buscio and delicious farm to table plates for Valentines Day!

Our Specials will consist of share plates, pizzas crafted from local NJ Creameries and Smoking Goose Meatery, and our house made chocolate molten cake for dessert! Pair these specials with one of ...

Heart Shaped Plants to Give for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers.

Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow, low maintenance, long-blooming indoor plant. The red, pink or white heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green leaves.

Pothos and philodendron with heart shaped leaves are easy-to-grow and long time favorites.

Union Catholic Principal installed as 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal at IHM Mass

February 10, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country Club.

Sister Percylee has spearheaded every major advance that Union Catholic has made since 1980 ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cupid’s Singles Throw-Down

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Sometimes Cupid has an off day with his marksmanship. Maybe his arrow hit you once or twice, however it didn’t go deep enough to stick long-term. Or maybe you just haven’t been it the right place at the right time for Cupid to get the perfect aim. Regardless, the singles who’ve yet to ...

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Quattrocchi to Enter Race for NJ District 22 Assembly Seat

February 20, 2019

On Wednesday evening, February 13th the Union County Republican Committee gathered at the Gran Centurions in Clark for the annual Lincoln Day celebration. Festivities included the presentation of awards recognizing elected officials past and present and outstanding volunteers for their service.

In attendance were Assembly members Jon Bramnick of Westfield and Nancy Munoz of Summit; both ...

Prosecutor: Westfield Man Had Over 4,000 Child Pornography Files

February 13, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday.

Officers arrested Gregory L. Brown at his home in the 300 block of John Street Wednesday morning and charged him with first-degree possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, second-degree ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.



South Plainfield, NJ – Anthony Gerard Giammarino, 57, was called home to be with his Lord and ...
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