Top Stories


Clark BOE Adopts 2022-2023 Budget

May 4, 2022

CLARK, NJ – During a May 2 meeting, the Clark Board of Education (BOE) adopted, by a vote of 8-0, a 2022-2023 spending plan that features a zero-tax levy increase. 

The $44,888,581 budget, according to Business Administrator Paul Vizzuso, is broken down into the following components: Operating/General Budget - $40,864,182; Special Revenue - $2,226,366; and ...

Linda’s Pumpkin Patch Celebrating 25 Years of Early Childhood Education

CLARK, NJ – For the past 25 years, families from Clark and the surrounding communities have put their trust in Linda's Pumpkin Patch Early Learning Child Care Center, a family owned and operated state-licensed facility for infants through preschool-age children. 

"In this business, and these days, 25-years is a big deal," said Diane Aromando, a Clark resident ...

Valley Road Students Recognized for 'Treemendous Character' 

CLARK, NJ – Valley Road School students who went above and beyond in terms of character were honored at a 'Treemendous Character' ceremony held April 6.  

The recipients, nominated by school staff, were Austin Carrick, Anthony Castro, Serena Gonnella, Kaja Hajduk, Edward Hamilton, Lucas Hamm, Julianne Johnson, Leah Kristen, , Payton Kurek, Leon Li, ...

FHK Cruised Their Way Through Winter's End for Charity

CLARK, NJ - The students of FKH elementary school held a Cruisin' Through Winter dance in February to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand. The dance was organized by School Counselor Joseph Sortino. Students and teachers spent the afternoon dancing away while enjoying snacks and of course, lemonade! 

Students donated money to attend, and all proceeds were donated to ...

Union Catholic Announces Honor Roll for Third Marking Period of 2021-22 School Year

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Union Catholic High School has announced its Honor Roll for the third marking period for the 2020-21 school year. The students are listed below by grade and are listed alphabetically.



Andrew Abrantes
Yvonne Agyapong
Ramy Alhamrawy
Camari Bartley
Taylor Benjamin
Olivia Bergamotto
Joylynn Awurama Biney
Shane Brosnan
Cameron ...

57 ALJ Students Inducted into Newly Established National English Honor Society

CLARK, NJ – At a ceremony held March 23, 57 Arthur L. Johnson High School students were inducted into the newly established National English Honor Society (NEHS). 

Led by Advisors Lisa Rosso and Anthony Caldiero, the ceremony, which took place in the school's Instructional Media Center, celebrated the students' achievements and focused on the pillars of the honor society and ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

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 ...

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

May 3, 2022

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 ...

Two Mount Saint Mary Academy Juniors Will Attend Summer Programs at Military Academies

WATCHUNG – Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that Mary Claire Scheck of Metuchen and Renee Vozza of Westfield have been accepted to the Summer Academies of two military institutions. Mary Claire will attend USMA (U.S. Military Academy/West Point) Leadership Experience and Renee will attend USNA (U.S. Naval Academy/Navy) ...

Gabriella Robinson of Piscataway Garners Girl Scout Gold Award

WATCHUNG – Gabriella Robinson, a senior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung and a resident of Piscataway, has earned her Gold Award after completing over 80 hours of community service in partnership with the Lower Raritan Partnership, the 4H Club, Jack and Jill of America, the Central NJ chapter, and the township of Piscataway and Middlesex County.

The nature of the Gold Award, ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Student Council Executive Board Honors Directress for Principal’s Day

WATCHUNG – On the morning of Friday, April 29th, members of the Student Council Executive Board at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung presented S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. with balloons and a special card to thank her for all of her compassion, care, and tireless work as Directress of Mount Saint Mary Academy. The presentation was made to mark Principal's Day, which is ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Reveals Valedictorian, Salutatorian

WATCHUNG -- Earlier this month, Mount Saint Mary Academy Directress S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. congratulated Diana Neste of Whitehouse Station for being named Valedictorian and Jerrine George of Edison for being designated Salutatorian. The formal announcement was made during a Convocation in Immaculate Conception Chapel by Jacqueline Muratore, Assistant Directress for Faculty, ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Receives Mercy Girl Effect Award

Ruth Anne Munroe, Director of Campus Ministry and Student Council Moderator at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mercy Girl Effect Award has been presented to the Academy’s 2021-2022 Student Council Executive Board.

“Each year, the five-member board is challenged with a Mercy Girl Effect project that raises awareness about ethical issues that affect the human ...

Union County to Host Pepsi Job Fair on May 24

May 14, 2022

Union County informs job-seeking residents that on Tuesday, May 24, a PepsiCo job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on will take place at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required.

PepsiCo will be hiring for 4 main ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

April 21, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...

Recreational Marijuana Sales in New Jersey to Begin on April 21

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022.

"This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on Twitter.

“This is an exciting time for New Jersey,” ...