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Union Catholic's Amanda Guas Stars in Dance Show at Montclair State University

May 14, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Amanda Guas has been dancing since she was old enough to pull on a pair of ballet slippers.

“I’ve been dancing since I was two years old,’’ said Guas, who lives in Elizabeth and is a senior at Union Catholic. 

That’s what happens when you grow up in a family full of dancers.

"I basically grew up going to dance ...

Student Advocate Coordinator Salute And Honor Elizabeth’s Educators

ELIZABETH, NJ - This week is Teachers Appreciation Week and one Elizabeth student went out of his way to show his teachers how much he appreciates them giving the awards.

Kason Little a Student Advocate Coordinator in Elizabeth created V.I.T. – VERY IMPORTANT TEACHER awards and presented them to various teachers this week. 

“I would like to show thanks and gratitude to our ...

Local Art Students Transform City Traffic Boxes from Drab to Fab

ELIZABETH, NJ - Students from the Elizabeth Public School, in grades 8-12 recently completed a beautification project on Elizabeth Avenue, painting decorative murals on Traffic Utility Boxes at seven locations throughout the district. 

The project was spearheaded by the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) the Downtown Management Corporation for the Elizabeth Special Improvement District ...

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup Charity Softball Tournament

May 20, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

The event is a is a one-pitch, slow pitch tournament with three divisions ...

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup Charity Softball Tournament

May 20, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

The event is a is a one-pitch, slow pitch tournament with three divisions ...

Baseball: Eight-Run Sixth Inning Highlights Create Latest Edition of Johnson Crusaders “Comeback Kids” on Senior Day Win

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity baseball team returned to their home field and found themselves facing a three-run deficit earlier on. They chipped away at the deficit and an eight-run bottom of the sixth inning capped off a come-from-behind 12-5 win over Elizabeth HS Thursday afternoon in Clark.

Prior to the game, the team held their Senior Day ceremony, ...

Softball: Victoria Zatko’s Walk-Off, Two-Run Home Run in Tenth Inning Caps Senior Day Win for Johnson Crusaders over Elizabeth HS

CLARK, NJ – The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team returned home for a game against the Elizabeth High School Minutemen for their Senior Day game and the game that followed the pregame ceremony proved to be a memorable.

After trailing twice in extra innings, junior Victoria Zatko hit a walk-off two-run home run to give the Crusaders a 4-3 win over the Minutemen ...

The 15th Annual Tour de Elizabeth Comes to Elizabeth this Sunday

May 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Cyclists of every skill level are readying their bicycles in anticipation as the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that will roll through the city.\ this coming Sunday. 

This year’s ride, which is titled “Destination Elizabeth,” will begin and end at City Hall, is a family-friendly, 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic ...

Union Catholic's Amanda Guas Stars in Dance Show at Montclair State University

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Amanda Guas has been dancing since she was old enough to pull on a pair of ballet slippers.

“I’ve been dancing since I was two years old,’’ said Guas, who lives in Elizabeth and is a senior at Union Catholic. 

That’s what happens when you grow up in a family full of dancers.

"I basically grew up going to dance ...

Local Art Students Transform City Traffic Boxes from Drab to Fab

ELIZABETH, NJ - Students from the Elizabeth Public School, in grades 8-12 recently completed a beautification project on Elizabeth Avenue, painting decorative murals on Traffic Utility Boxes at seven locations throughout the district. 

The project was spearheaded by the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) the Downtown Management Corporation for the Elizabeth Special Improvement District ...

Community Access Unlimited Raises $55,000 for People with Disabilities and at-risk Youth

May 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club.

With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the business community, 100 attendees representing 53 businesses supported the agency and its members ...

Car Donation Changes Life for Elizabeth Man and His Family

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Luis Ortiz used to walk to work every day from his apartment in Elizabeth to his job in Roselle as a mechanic at the garage of nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) because he did not have a car. He also was not able to take his daughters to appointments or on family outings. That changed when Ortiz was given a car donated to CAU through its Vehicle Donation ...

Fatal Overdose in Flemington Yields State Prison Term for Elizabeth Man

May 18, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ - An Elizabeth man was sentenced to state prison today for his role in a fatal overdose earlier this year.

Richard Deo, 37, of Elizabeth, was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with first-degree strict liability for a drug-induced death in connection with a Jan. 27 overdose in Flemington.

Deo was also charged with two counts of third-degree conspiracy to distribute heroin; two ...

Freeholder Board Awards Grants for 27 “Union County Means Green” Garden Projects

May 9, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth has been chosen as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County Plant a Seed grants initiative. The grants have been awarded to 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program.

“The goal of Union County Means Green is to enable more County residents to ...

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup Charity Softball Tournament

May 20, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

The event is a is a one-pitch, slow pitch tournament with three divisions ...

Community Access Unlimited Raises $55,000 for People with Disabilities and at-risk Youth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club.

With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the business community, 100 attendees representing 53 businesses supported the agency and its members ...

A Mother's Day Story

*Publishers note: Happy Mothers Day from the staff at TAPinto Elizabeth. Here is a great Mother's Day story by our Holmdel Site!

HOLMDEL, NJ - There's a saying we've all heard, 'you can choose your friends, but not your family members'.  Well for the Field family in Holmdel, they have a different tale to tell. It's a story about family, the selfless ...

Community Access Unlimited Raises $55,000 for People with Disabilities and at-risk Youth

May 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club.

With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the business community, 100 attendees representing 53 businesses supported the agency and its members ...

TAPinto Sponsors Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate those who have fought the disease and the science and energy behind the ...

Freeholder Board Awards Grants for 27 “Union County Means Green” Garden Projects

May 9, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth has been chosen as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County Plant a Seed grants initiative. The grants have been awarded to 27 garden projects within nine municipalities through the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program.

“The goal of Union County Means Green is to enable more County residents to ...

Podcast: The Royal Wedding Through the Eyes of a Brit

May 19, 2018

Olean, NY - For those interested in the Royal Wedding. Here is a TAPinto special. In their May 18 podcast, Giles Bootheway, a British citizen who teaches at St. Bonaventure University, shares his thoughts on the Royal Wedding with TAPinto Greater Olean Co-editor Richard Lee.

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Travels Hero Spotlight - 70-Year-Old Grandfather Completes 1,500-Mile Bicycle Ride from Key West to Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, FL to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his month-long trek and was even joined for the last quarter-mile by his five grandchildren in ...

Bon Jovi’s Opening Band Sent Travels a Message Last Night - Talk About a TEMPT-ation

Travels did not get to see Bon Jovi the second night of the Madison Square Gardens set. However, their opening band was kind enough to send us a statement.  That is a nice consolation!

“This House is not for Sale” tour is special in that Bon Jovi brought on local talent to headline for them in each city.  TEMPT was one of the bands selected and they opened for Bon ...

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Goethals Bridge to New Jersey to be Closed Friday Night through Sunday

May 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Goethals Bridge to New Jersey will be closed to all traffic beginning 9 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 20. 

The Eastbound to NY will remain open. Officials said the closure is necessary to construct the entry and exit ramps for the new westbound span.

At 9 p.m. Sunday night, the westbound span is expected to open in its final configuration, three ...

The 15th Annual Tour de Elizabeth Comes to Elizabeth this Sunday

ELIZABETH, NJ - Cyclists of every skill level are readying their bicycles in anticipation as the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that will roll through the city.\ this coming Sunday. 

This year’s ride, which is titled “Destination Elizabeth,” will begin and end at City Hall, is a family-friendly, 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic ...

Elizabeth Receives $125k Infrastructure Grant from Union County

May 7, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – The City of Elizabeth will receive $125,000 through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ fourth annual Union County Infrastructure grant.

The annual grant is dedicated to funding projects aimed towards economic development growth and improvements to roads, facilities and more. Approximately $1.5 million in grant funding was awarded throughout Union County ...

Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop in South Orange

May 17, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...

'The Sting' with Harry Connick Jr. Slithers and Shakes at Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and Chicago.  Scott Joplin’s music is intertwined with the show, especially “The ...

Sample Ballots Now Available on Union County Clerk Elections Website and App

May 17, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that sample ballots for the June 5 Primary Election are now available on the Union County Votes mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and on the County Clerk’s election website at unioncountyvotes.com.

“The mobile app and website enable voters to see their sample ballots quickly and conveniently on their computers, laptops and other ...