Press Releases

May 27, 2020

Middlesex County has re-started some of the programs that were suspended due to the Covid19 lockdown earlier this spring.  Paint collection at the South Plainfield Mary B. Mazepa Recycling Center at the end of Kenneth Avenue will resume its monthly schedule as of June 20. Acceptable items are ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic junior Madeline Gunsiorowski is spearheading a fundraising initiative that reinforces the school’s commitment to helping those in need and strengthens the bond within the community. Gunsiorowski came up with an idea to sell lawn signs that state, “Union ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic High School Forensics team hosted their 24th Annual Grammar School Forensics Tournament virtually via Zoom on May 18. ''We are incredibly grateful to the students and coaches who participated in this year's tournament,’’ stated Edward Sagendorf, Head Coach ...

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NEW JERSEY -- When girls participate in outdoor adventures, they benefit in important ways and the great news is now many of the Girl Scout Outdoor programs are available online for free.  Since 1912, girls have explored and strengthened their outdoor skills and commitment to environmental ...

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Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic continued its strong connection with alumni when the school hosted meet ups via Zoom with recent graduates and members of the Class of 2020 on Monday. Over 30 UC alumni participated in a series of different sessions that were broken down by colleges and majors ...

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Instructions for the public meeting on 5/19/20 The May 2020 Edison Public Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting rescheduled to tonight at 6:45 pm.  It will be held by means of electronic communications as authorized by applicable law.  The meeting will be held as an audio only web ...

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(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic held a virtual Freshman and Sophomore Awards Night on Tuesday evening as several students were honored for their academic excellence for this school year.    With Mr. Edward Sagendorf (Union Catholic Class of 2007) serving as the Master of Ceremony, the ...

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TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – During this unprecedented time, Middlesex County is widely promoting its Vote By Mail initiative for the upcoming primary election. The goal of this initiative from the Middlesex County Board of Freeholders, led by the Middlesex County Clerk Elaine Flynn, is to promote safety ...

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Tyra Gravesande of Edison, NJ has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the nation's leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. NSCS is an honors ...

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April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Amid the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its extraordinary impact on the health, economic and social well-being of our state, Earth Day is a historic milestone deserving of celebration and sustained action. It also is an ...

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Amid COVID-19, Plan Will Provide $248M in Special Food Assistance to Children Who Normally Receive Free or Reduced-Price School Meals (TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the federal government has approved the Department’s plan to provide $248 million in ...

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WASHINGTON – With a variety of steps underway to speed Economic Impact Payments, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service urged people to use Get My Payment by noon Wednesday, May 13, for a chance to get a quicker delivery. The IRS, working in partnership with Treasury Department ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Four Union Catholic juniors, Isabela Allen, Danielle Coyne, Joseph Paglia, and Rocco Mariani, accomplished a very impressive academic achievement by earning perfect scores on sections of the American College Testing (ACT) exam. On the ACT taken in February at Union ...

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The Terra Nova Garden Club of Edison is offering a scholarship  to an Edison resident who is graduating this year from an Edison High School and is about to attend college with a major towards landscape design, gardening, horticulture, ecology or environmental studies.    TNGC  criteria is as ...

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Trenton, NJ– As New Jersey residents are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines put into place to help flatten the curve of the of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s evident there is work that can be done from home to help our community, state and nation.  From patronizing businesses by ordering ...

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Scotch Plains, NJ -- Sister Irma Gazzillo, SSJ, a beloved member of the Union Catholic community who was inducted into Union Catholic's Hall of Fame this past fall, passed away on Friday, May 1. Erminia Gazzillo grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and attended Little Flower High ...

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Scotch Plains, NJ -- Sister Irma Gazzillo, SSJ, a beloved member of the Union Catholic community who was inducted into Union Catholic's Hall of Fame this past fall, passed away on Friday, May 1. Erminia Gazzillo grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and attended Little Flower High ...

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Clark Group Cultivates Gratitude for Front Line Heroes By David Brighouse As Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) signs started appearing on lawns in nearby towns, a thought occurred to Clark residents Kim Baglieri, Nicole Brighouse, and Kristin Panayoutou. Those signs hadn’t appeared out of ...

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EDISON, NJ - The W+H Upper School held its biennial STEM Careers Night in virtual fashion on April 23. Students benefited from the expertise of presenters in a variety of interesting fields. Presenters included W+H alumni Daniel Lack (actuarial science), Ali Naqvi (cybersecurity), James ...

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Investors Bank, through its charitable foundation, is releasing more than $1.13 million in financial grants to not-for-profit organizations in New Jersey and New York. The Investors Foundation is making the grants as not-for-profit organizations face a doubling and tripling in the demand for the ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their talents in a virtual Spring Music Recital on April 19. The event was streamed on Vimeo and Facebook Live and has attracted more than 1,200 views across the two platforms. A balanced mix of ...

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$24 Million in Temporary Wage Increases for Direct Support Professionals in Group Homes & Supervised Apartments; New Guidance for Hospitals on Families and Loved Ones April 29, 2020 (TRENTON) – The Murphy Administration today announced $24 million in state and federal resources for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Najlaa Williams, who helped ignite the Union Catholic volleyball team to one of its best seasons ever last fall, has signed her National Letter of Intent to play at Virginia State University.   Williams, who established herself as one of the best libero players in the state ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic held its first ever virtual Junior and Senior Awards Night on Tuesday evening as several students were honored for their academic excellence for this school year.    With Mr. Edward Sagendorf (Union Catholic Class of 2007) serving as the Master of Ceremony, ...

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(TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Children and Families Commissioner Christine Beyer today announced the state will continue to help pay for child care for essential employees as defined in Executive Order 110 through at least the end of May. The Murphy Administration is ...

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Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits (TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in May to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) recognized 362 students who were scheduled to be recognized at this year's Annual Honors Convocation, which was not held due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Honors Convocation is sponsored by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and ...

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