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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Chinese Proficiency Award

Ananya Murlidharan of Edison delivered a timely, meaningful message and her wonderful execution and poise earned her second place in the 14th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Secondary School Students earlier this summer.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge rising senior has been studying Mandarin for five years and is grateful for the preparation, guidance and motivation ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns National, Academic Lacrosse Recognition

Kevin Yan of Plainfield is a quick study whose relentless work ethic continues to pay dividends on the lacrosse field. 

The recent Wardlaw+Hartridge graduate first picked up a lacrosse stick in the spring of his sophomore year. Just over two years later, Kevin has been selected as an Academic All-American and also will be representing the Chinese U-19 national team at the World Lacrosse ...

Everyone Can Help Turn the Recycling Tide in Union County

Recycling always sounds like a great idea until reality sets in. Plastic bags and other random items can easily clog up the whole recycling stream, leading to increased costs that eventually fall upon taxpayers.

Everyone can help their city, township, or borough keep costs down by learning the two basic rules of “recycle right.”

1. No plastic bags! This one is easy: never put ...

4 Candidates Vying for 3 Seats on Cranford Board of Education

July 28, 2021

CRANFORD - Three incumbents and one newcomer are running for three open seats on the Cranford Board of Education in the November election, according to the Union County Clerk’s Office.

The deadline for candidates to file with the Union County Board of Elections was Monday, July 26. Current Cranford Board of Education members Maria Loikith, William Hulse, and Terry Darling ...

Nicole Vaccaro Named New Cranford Assistant Principal at Hillside Avenue School

CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education announced Nicole Vaccaro has been named the new assistant principal at Hillside Avenue School.  

Vaccaro has taught mathematics in grades 6-8, as well as all financial literacy classes at Hillside Avenue School the past two years. She is also a member of the District Assessment Committee and the District Middle School Scheduling ...

Frances Corsaro Named Orange Avenue School's 2020-2021 Educational Services Professional of the Year

CRANFORD - Frances Corsaro has been named Orange Avenue School's Educational Services Professional of the Year as part of the 2020-2021 Governor’s Teacher/Educational Services Professional Recognition Program.

Corsaro is a classroom assistant at Orange Avenue School. According to Principal Lori Lubieski-Hutmaker, parents say Corsaro goes above and beyond to make sure ...

Overlook Medical Center Marks Opening of New South Garage, Improving Parking Throughout Hospital Campus

August 2, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center today marked the opening of its new South Garage, a recently completed, state-of-the-art employee parking structure that will improve parking throughout the campus.

The 234,000 square-foot garage includes 648 parking spaces and two elevators. The seven-level garage features recharge stations for electrical and ...

Court Halts Progress on $145M Union County Gov’t Building Plans in Elizabeth

July 25, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state court judge this week ordered progress on a $145 million government complex planned for Elizabeth be stopped amid a Wayne-based construction company’s lawsuit claiming the county skirted New Jersey’s public bidding laws.

While an attorney for the Wayne company Dobco Inc. welcomed the order, a lawyer for the Union County Improvement Authority said ...

Union County Sticks to Virtual Public Meetings as Others Restart In Person

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners is not planning to hold in-person public meetings any time soon.

While many local governments in Union County have returned holding their public meetings in-person, the county commissioners are sticking with Zoom meetings, which they also stream live on the county's Facebook page. A spokesperson for the county said the room the ...

With Evictions Looming, Union County to Distribute $16.6M in Federal Rental Aid

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Landlords will be able to apply for federal funds to pay for up to 12 months of their tenants’ unpaid back rent and utilities starting Monday, the county announced.

It comes amid pending legislation in the statehouse that if approved would end New Jersey’s moratorium on evictions this fall.

The first round of CARES Act dollars going to rental relief in ...

Community Conversations: Preventing Skin Cancer

With a particularly hot summer, it’s especially important to protect yourself from melanoma and other skin cancers. On this next Community Conversation, Eric Whitman, MD, surgical oncologist, medical director of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, and the director of the Atlantic Melanoma Center, discusses how to prevent skin cancer, symptoms you should be aware of and the exclusive ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Tile, Wood, or Laminate — What’s Your Flooring Match?

If your wood floors are discolored and scratched, your tile chipped, or your laminate worn, you may need an upgrade! But what’s the best flooring option? That all depends on the purpose of the area to be refinished, your budget, and your style.

The following sections will outline some of the key differences between wood, tile, and laminate.

Since there are pros and cons to each type ...

DIY or Hire a Pro? Backyard Fencing and Wall Ideas for Privacy and Style

Your backyard is where you go to relax, get some fresh air, and still feel at home. You want to be able to enjoy the outdoors and maintain some privacy with your family or guests. If your fencing isn’t offering you the privacy, or the style you need, here are a few ideas for upgrading your outdoor space.

 

These fencing and wall options range from simple and classic to modern and ...