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Vinny's Pizza & Pasta Cranford Senior Athletes of the Week: Kylie Contreras & Jimmy Gluck

April 9, 2021

CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Vinny's Pizza & Pasta Cranford Senior Athletes of the Week: Kylie Contreras and Jimmy Gluck. 

Contreras primarily played center midfield and completed her final season on the field hockey team back in the fall. Her favorite memory of playing the sport was jamming out to music before games with her ...

Cranford's Luke DiGiovanni Named Union County Conference Wrestler of the Week

CRANFORD - Cranford's Senior Wrestler Luke DiGiovanni has been named the Union County Conference Wrestler of the Week by NJ.com.

The Cranford wrestling team is currently on a four-meet winning streak and DiGiovanni is 4-0 in those meets. DiGiovanni took a 15-5 major decision over Mike Bruno of Wall High School on March 29, an Injury Default victory against Union on March 30, a forfeit win ...

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta Cranford Senior Athletes of the Week: Mason Towery & Joe Carrea

CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Vinny's Pizza & Pasta Cranford Senior Athletes of the Week: Mason Towery and Joe Carrea. 

Towery completed her final season on the field hockey team which finished with a record of 4-6. Her favorite memory of playing on the team consisted of getting to spend time with her teammates at their pasta parties. 

Carrea ...

New State Data Reveals Number of Police Use-Of-Force Incidents in Cranford

April 8, 2021

CRANFORD - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Cranford, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday.

The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a “beta” test dashboard created by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. The data ...

Cranford Police Department's Youth Police Academy Returns This July

CRANFORD - Following a one-year layoff due to COVID-19, The Cranford Police Department has announced the return of its annual Youth Police Academy. 

According to the release, the academy will begin Monday, July 12 and conclude on Friday, July 16. Classes are run daily from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This law enforcement educational experience is for students graduating ...

Girl Scouts of Cranford Learn from Story Walk

April 13, 2021

CRANFORD - The Cranford Public Library, in collaboration with the Cranford Unity Project and Downtown Cranford, created a special “Story Walk” in February that focused on themes of race and friendship.

The event drew hundreds of “listeners,” including dozens of troops from the Girl Scouts of Cranford Service Unit 48. Story Walk participants visited different ...

Republicans Announce Candidate for Cranford Township Committee: Gina Black

April 6, 2021

CRANFORD - The Cranford Republican Committee have announced their 2021 candidate for Cranford Township Committee, Gina Black.

"We have seen the divisiveness of the national political scene insert itself into our own town and we need a Township Committee that will set aside partisan politics and do what’s right for Cranford," announced the Cranford ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

April 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination on April 19

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of ...

Parklets Poised to Return to Downtown Cranford

April 12, 2021

CRANFORD - The popular parklets — parking spaces converted into small parks and outdoor dining spaces — are likely to return to Downtown Cranford.

Resolution No. 2021-185 set for Tuesday's Township Committee Official Meeting authorizes the Downtown Management Corporation to establish and maintain Parklets in specified public spaces, effective April 15th, through ...

Cranford COVID-19 Update: 1 New Long-Term Care Death

April 14, 2021

CRANFORD - 33 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one new death has been reported in Cranford since April 7, according to the Township of Cranford. Currently, there are 67 active cases in town.

The 33 new positives bring Cranford's total to 1,411 since the first reported case on March 17, 2020. With ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

Cranford COVID-19 Update: 34 New Cases, Active Cases Rise to 70

CRANFORD - 34 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cranford since March 31, according to the Township of Cranford. Currently, there are 70 active cases in town.

The 34 new positives bring Cranford's total to 1,388 since the first reported case on March 17, 2020. With no new ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Set For Timely Symposium

EDSION, NJ-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison will host its Upper School Symposium – “Inclusive Communities - Race and Identity” – on Wednesday, April 14. The daylong event will feature keynote speakers, presentations, workshops and breakout discussions moderated by an impressive group of guests.

Danielle Belton, newly appointed editor of The Huffington Post, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders To Address Race, Climate Justice

EDISON, NJ-- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison will host an Eighth Grade Summit – “Race and Climate Justice” – from Monday-Wednesday, April 12-14 with the students also participating in the Upper School Symposium on the final day of the event.

Early this school year when it became clear that the traditional eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. would not be ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Accepted to All-Region Jazz Band

EDISON, NJ-- Congratulations to freshman Luke Tan of Edison and eighth-grader Shourya Chhabra of Roselle Park, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, for receiving recognition for their musical talents during Spring Break. Both W+H students were accepted into the Region Jazz Band Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble through video audition on March 25. A large number of students auditioned this ...

New Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day in Union County

April 14, 2021

By Alexander Mirabella

Chairman, Union County Board of Commissioners

April 2021

As Earth Day approaches, many Union County residents and visitors look for ways in which to commemorate the event.

Picking up litter, planting trees, and producing educational programs are among the many traditional Earth Day activities supported by the Board of Commissioners.

We also recognize that our ...

Elizabeth Native Powers Up PSEG Nuclear Plants for Newark, All New Jersey

April 14, 2021

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 ...

Westfield Restaurant Cited for Repeat Food Safety Violations, Health Officials Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — Raw beef thawing in a mop-sink, visibly soiled food preparation surfaces and mold on a wall are among the conditions that health officials said have caused them to mandate training for a local restaurant repeatedly cited for health code violations.

During a hearing before the Westfield Board of Health earlier this week, inspectors detailed the unsanitary conditions at ...

Slam Dunk Served Up to Local Basketball Players by Clark Township

CLARK, NJ – Drive by the basketball courts at the Clark Recreation Center any day of the week and it is buzzing with activity.  People of all ages from all places gather there.  There are young kids with parents, older kids with buddies and those just looking for a great pick-up game.  It is a neighborhood basketball lover’s dream. 

Several weeks ago, players ...

Atlantic Health System Marks 13th Consecutive Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

In a year like no other, Atlantic Health System has overcome unprecedented challenges to deliver innovative, high-quality care while maintaining an award-winning workplace. For the 13th consecutive year, the integrated care delivery system has once again been named to Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number ...

New Jersey Date Night: The Best Brunch Spots

April 11, 2021

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

Most couples are conditioned to think that romance only can be found after 7:30 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. But those in the know realize that intimate moments aren’t found in only one or two specific windows of time: there are no restrictions on when it can be found.

One Date Night time ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

TAPinto to Host Panel Discussion on Current State of Real Estate in New Jersey

Are you looking for insights into the current real estate boom happening in New Jersey? 

Are you interested in buying a new home or property in the near future but don’t know what to expect?

Are you looking for a mortgage or interested in learning about the refinancing process?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, The Current State of the New Jersey ...

TAPinto Franchise Case Study: Bobbie Peer, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, Mountainside and New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Bobbie Peer has established herself as a power house marketer for local businesses in western Union County. 

The Berkeley Heights resident, who started with TAPinto back in 2013 as part of the company’s expansion efforts, has morphed into a three-site franchise owner with hopes of continued growth in the future.

“I was looking for a career that involved ...