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The Sixth Union Catholic Business Networking Luncheon Will Be Held On Thursday, April 29

April 23, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The sixth Union Catholic Business Networking Luncheon is set to be held virtually on Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m.

The event, which features a focus group of business professionals and will be moderated by WCBS Newsradio 880 Business Reporter Joe Connolly, is open to the public. To register, please visit or contact Chris Dill at ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

Union County Native Powers Up PSEG Nuclear Plants for New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey.

"She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Her reaction was 'You should try for ...

Edison Heating and Cooling: Check and Replace Cooling Units Before Summer Hits

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly popping up throughout New Jersey which means the hot and humid days of summer – and the non-stop running of home and office cooling systems – are just around the corner. 

According to Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, spring is the best time of year to have units checked and, if necessary, ...

New Jersey "Furzapper" Inventor to be Featured on Shark Tank This Friday, April 9

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Michael Sweigart, a Manahawkin inventor and businessman will be featured on ABC's Shark Tank this Friday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET for his "Furzapper" product.  

"FurZapper was originally (and accidentally) created for my own use, to solve the issue of pet hair all over my family's laundry," Sweigart, the Furzapper Inventor and ...

Union Catholic Will Host Sixth Annual Business Networking Luncheon on April 29

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic High School will host its 6th annual Business Networking Luncheon virtually on Thursday, April 29. The program will feature a focus group of business professionals moderated by Joe Connolly, WCBS Newsradio 880 Business Reporter.  

“UCBNL offers area businesses and not-for-profit organizations a valuable opportunity to share ideas and ...

L’Oréal to Build New R&D Facility in Clark Says Mayor

CLARK, NJ – L’Oreal has gained approval from the Clark Planning Board to build a Research and Development center in town.   According to a release from Mayor Salvatore Bonaccorso, the building will be approximately 100K square feet and is designed to encase the current location closest to Central Avenue.

The mayor said the site plan includes a pond to recycle run-off ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Own a Local Digital Marketing Business: Start a TAPinto Franchise

Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?  

If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about ...

New Jersey Food Council to Mark “Supermarket Employee Day” on Feb. 22

CAMDEN - Supermarket employees have always been frontline heroes during all periods of crisis. In the face of natural disasters, and now even global pandemics, supermarket employees keep communities nourished and supplied.

That is why the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) is joining the Food Marketing Institute to celebrate Supermarket Employee Day on February 22. Supermarket Employee Day is ...


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Union County Expanding Regional Dispatch Center

May 8, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders. 

At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 million contract to H&S Construction and Mechanical Inc., of Elizabeth, for ...

Advocates Call on Justice Department to Investigate Union County Jail Closure

UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Union County enters into a five-year agreement to send the inmates from the county jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, Elizabeth-based activist Salaam Ismial says the fight to challenge the move is not over.

His organization, the National United Youth Council Inc., submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and Civil ...

Loss of Human Rights Activist Janice Caren Lilien Felt Across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Human rights leader Janice Caren Lilien, age 71, died peacefully in her home on May 3 after a long battle with lymphoma. She was a very active citizen of Union County, holding multiple leadership roles with human service organizations, according to her obituary posted by The Star-Ledger. 

Lilien served as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Essex and ...

Baseball: Tomalavage Drives In Four Runs To Help Lead Union Catholic To Victory Over Oratory

May 12, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- CJ Tomalavage homered, tripled, and knocked in four runs to help lead the Union Catholic baseball team to a 12-9 victory over Oratory on Tuesday.

Tomalavage belted a three-run homer in the third inning to give UC a 6-1 lead, and the Vikings plated five runs in the sixth inning to extend its lead to 12-5.

Tommy Armstrong and Elijah Walker each drove in two runs for ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Protesters Unable to Save Suspended Stafford School Nurse’s Job

May 12, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a member ...

Police Investigating Report of Attempted Sexual Assault on Glenside Ave.

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania.

The driver, described as a white male with a beard, reportedly exited Rt. 78, stopping on Glenside Avenue. The victim was able to escape from the vehicle ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

Reflecting on my First Four Months in Office

May 5, 2021

I am just as excited today as I was in late November when I learned my election to the Garwood Borough Council was certified by the Board of Elections.  I bring this excitement to every meeting and assignment!

This year I am serving as Chair of the Building & Grounds Committee, which to the outside observer may seem like an easy job.  I quickly learned this was not the ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...