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Cranford's Shea Grady Signs to Play Baseball in College

March 11, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Zoned Sports Academy, in Bridgewater, held its annual Signing Day March 2, recognizing students, including Shea Grady from Cranford, who have signed to play baseball or softball in college next year.

Grady will be attending Bryant University, home of the Bulldogs, in Rhode Island in the fall.

Also recognized were:

Mackenize Acevedo, of Tottenville High School, ...

Cranford Girls Ice Hockey Finishes First Season with Eyes on the Future

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cougars (2-13) fell short to the Westfield Blue Devils (2-11) on Monday, 3-0, ending their historic first season with a loss, but Head Coach Rich Hurley says the future of the program is bright.

RELATED: Cranford Girls' Ice Hockey Getting Ready to Skate into First-Ever Season

“I’ve never been more proud of any team I’ve ever coached,” ...


Girls on the Run Spring Registration now OPEN in Cranford

March 24, 2023

Registration is OPEN for the spring season of Girls on the Run in Cranford. 

Girls in 3rd through 5th grade are invited to join this transformative afterschool program at Nomahegan Park that uses physical activity to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence. Practices begin the week of April 3 and there is still time to join!

Teams meet ...


The Holy Grail! How to Turn Fat Into Muscle?

The short answer is you cannot.  Muscle is muscle and body fat is body fat and they both weigh the same, although muscle mass is much denser.  You may see a layer of fat over your muscles, but despite our best efforts of exercise and diet, it is impossible to convert one to the other. However, it is possible to change your body composition and become leaner. Losing body fat (breaking ...

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Vanessa Wyckoff

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. - In our latest installment of Faculty/Staff Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic Athletic Trainer Vanessa Wyckoff.

Here is our Q and A with Wyckoff:

Years of service at Union Catholic?
Wyckoff is in her first year at UC  

Current position at UC?
Athletic Trainer 

Graduated from MacArthur High School in Levittown, N.Y. in ...

Feature Friday: Nicole Ciuba Stars on Stage And Classroom at Union Catholic

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment for Feature Friday, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic junior Nicole Ciuba.

Ciuba is an Honor Roll Student, a member of the Performing Arts Company, a Student Ambassador, a member of the swim team and forensics, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Here is our Q and A with Ciuba -   

Which character are you ...

Falcon Profile: Mark Gialluisi - An Unlikely Falcon Star

Mark Gialluisi was a highly sought-after baseball player by high schools all around New Jersey during his middle school years. But Saint Joseph’s High School was not in the plan for his future.

As he grew up, so did his skills and recognition. Traveling to Florida for a 14u National Showcase event in 2018, Gialluisi showed out as one of the best catchers ranking No. 3 in pop time and No.

Saint Joseph High School Edison Rotary Seniors of the Month - March 2023

Saint Joseph High School is proud to congratulate Tyler Andersen and Aidan Dul as the Edison Rotary Seniors of the Month for March 2023. 


Tyler Andersen is a senior at Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen. He attended Immaculate Conception School in Spotswood where he has been an altar server since 4th grade and will end this summer after 9 years of this Catholic service to the ...

2023 Union County Hazardous Waste Disposal this Saturday, April 1, in Cranford

The Union County Board of County Commissioners presents upcoming 2023 Union County Hazardous Waste Disposal events, including this Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Union College, Parking Lots 5A/5B, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford.  For this and other hazardous waste disposal events, including details about the events, please click here or view the schedule in the photo ...

Union County Polling Public on Options for Seal That Doesn't Show Killing of Patriot

March 28, 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county is asking the public to weigh in on which of two options residents prefer to replace the Union County seal depicting the killing of a Revolutionary War patriot by a British soldier.

The existing seal dramatizes the shooting death of Hannah Caldwell, the wife of the Rev. James Caldwell of the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church and chaplain to the Third New ...

Lidl Supermarket Expected to Begin Construction at Former Snuffy's Location Soon

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Scotch Plains director of redevelopment Tom Strowe announced at the Township Council meeting of March 21 that construction of the long awaited Lidl supermarket is expected to take place at soon 250 Park Ave., where Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance once operated. The Council then passed a resolution approving the construction of the supermarket.

At the ...

Property Taxes in Union County: Where Your Town Ranked in 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Homeowners in 17 Union County municipalities saw increases in their property taxes while homeowners in four municipalities saw decreases in 2022, according to recently released state data.

When taken all together, however, the average Union County homeowner saw a tax decrease of 0.07% last year bucking a statewide trend of increases, according to the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Honor March Celebrations

Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison covered a wide range of topics highlighting important March celebrations at their divisional meeting during the week prior to Spring Break. With school closed for about half of the month, the students packed much information into the meeting in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

The meeting included an observance of ...

US Sens. Menendez, Booker Highlight $18 Million in NJ Higher Education Federal Funding at Kean University

March 29, 2023

UNION, NJ - U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker highlighted more than $18 million in federal funding they helped secure for New Jersey higher education during an event this week at Kean University.

Kean received $4.25 million in the $1.7 trillion dollar federal spending bill approved by Congress and signed by President Biden in December for programs that involve government, community ...

2023 Election Policies

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The Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Phillipsburg

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Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Around the world, women take care of other people. It’s a natural human expression of love that can be a source of great joy – and a source of exhaustion and stress over time. Although men are taking on more caregiving for children and family, women still handle the majority of childcare, elder care, and informal care to spouses, parents, in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

So, if ...

TAPinto Journalists Recognized for Excellence by The Center for Cooperative Media

ISELIN, NJ — TAPinto journalists were recently honored by The Center for Cooperative Media with NJ News Commons Excellence in NJ Local News Awards.

"Thank you to the Center For Cooperative Media for recognizing the outstanding local journalism being produced here in New Jersey," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "Congratulations to all the winners including our ...

North Ave Redevelopment

March 20, 2023

OPINION - At the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday , March 21 at 7:30 pm the Township Committee will vote to approve an RFP for the North Avenue Redevelopment on North Avenue and Springfield Avenue.  They are proposing four stories at the gateway to our town. If you believe that 3 stories is more appropriate please let your voice be heard .  Please attend the workshop meeting on ...