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New Jersey Re-entry Corporation Opens Doors in Elizabeth to Help Court-Involved Individuals Get a New Start

January 22, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Re-entry Corporation opened their doors last week to officials and the public to get a good look at their newest location and what they have to offer to people living in Union County that have a criminal record and may need extra help to get a job, housing and more.

Located at 214-A Commerce Place in Elizabeth, is the newest branch of the New Jersey Re-entry ...

More than 1,000 Participate in Westfield’s Women’s March

WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men, and children from all over Union County — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country.

“It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee Schaefer, one of the organizers, ...

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s Celebrates Annual “Three Kings Day” at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ – For the eighth consecutive year, the Annual Three Kings Day Celebration was held at Trinitas Regional Medical Center to support the children of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs.

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s background inspired her to bring the Three Kings Day tradition to Trinitas eight years ago. Typically celebrated on Jan. 6, but delayed this ...

Four Men from Middlesex County Charged in Connection with Elizabeth Homicide

January 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Prosecutor Ann M. Luvera says four Middlesex County relatives have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an East Brunswick man outside an Elizabeth restaurant last weekend.

Tyquan Fuqua, 26, and Almalik Fuqua, 27, both of New Brunswick, and Allan Blackburn, 29, and Derek Fuqua, 40, both of Milltown, were all charged with murder, conspiracy to commit ...

Reward Offered in Connection with the Weekend Shooting In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment of the person involved in a shooting that took place in Elizabeth over the weekend that killed an East Brunswick man.

Authorities say the man has been identified as 30-year-old Tyrone Osorio of East Brunswick.

Elizabeth Police say, patrol units responding to ...

Update: 24-Year-Old Fanwood Man Struck and Killed by NJ Transit Train in Elizabeth Has Been Identified

ELIZABETH, NJ--The 24-year-old man struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train Saturday night in Elizabeth has been identified.

According to authorities, shortly before 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Emmanuel Laboy from Fanwood, was struck by a Northeast Corridor train number 7883 near Chestnut Street in Elizabeth.

Officials said none of the 600 passengers or crew members were ...

Alleged Trespasser Killed by NJ Transit Train in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ-- The death of a person hit by a New Jersey Transit train Saturday night on the tracks near Chestnut Street is under investigation by NJ Transit police.

The incident happened at around 11:20 p.m. when the 10:57 p.m. Northeast Corridor train number 7883 out of NYC Penn Station struck an unidentified trespasser on the Chestnut Street tracks in Elizabeth according to NJ ...

Victim Hospitalized in Early Morning Shooting in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ--An overnight shooting in Elizabeth that sent one person to the hospital suffering injuries is currently under investigation by Elizabeth Police.

Police were called to the 500 block of Elizabeth Avenue before 4 a.m. Sunday morning for reports of shots fired according to officials.

When police arrived at the scene they found a person suffering from an apparent gunshot wound ...

Widespread Power Outages Hit Union County Friday Morning

ELIZABETH, NJ — Customers are reporting widespread power outages in Union County Friday morning.

Outages are affecting several towns, including Westfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, Union, Cranford, Garwood, Roselle Park, Rahway, and Elizabeth.

According to Scotch Plans police, PSE&G is working on all issues.

TAPinto will provide more information as it becomes available.

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

January 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Giants Sign Former Bloomfield High School Star Kristjan Sokoli

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With the NFL playoffs heating up, those teams not fortunate enough to make the postseason get a jumpstart on improving their roster for the following season. The New York Giants recently locked down Bloomfield High graduate Kristjan Sokoli, signing him to their to their practice squad, giving him a futures contract.  NFL teams use futures contracts to ...

Boys Basketball: Lynn's Big 3rd Qtr Leads Union Catholic to Victory Over Elizabeth

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ibn Lynn's monster third quarter and a big run to close out the game ignited the Union Catholic boys basketball team to a 64-52 victory over Elizabeth on Tuesday night in Scotch Plains.

With star guard Jaheim Tanksley (18 pts. per game) sidelined with an injury he sustained in a loss to Bergen Catholic (ranked No. 9 in NJ) this past Sunday, UC needed to ...

Champions of Magic Coming to Rahway for Sunday Show at Union County Performing Arts Center

January 19, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - World class Illusionists, the Champions of Magic, are set to perform 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.

The show is part of the Sensory Friendly Theatre series sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“Sensory Friendly Theatre offers a welcoming, non-judgmental space for children with autism and other ...

How to Keep Important TAPinto Elizabeth News Stories in Your Facebook News Feed

January 22, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.

At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage. To make sure that you continue to see news from us in your Facebook News Feed:

Have TAPinto Elizabeth's posts ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Fanwood Grille Soups Voted "Best in NJ" by Foodie Website The Daily Meal

January 21, 2018

Fanwood Grille’s Soups Voted Best in New Jersey by National Food Website The Daily Meal

Ranking lists new eatery with some of the country’s most famous restaurants

FANWOOD, NJ – National food website, The Daily Meal, which has released its list of Best Soups in Every State, has chosen the soups at the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ) as the best ...

Four Men from Middlesex County Charged in Connection with Elizabeth Homicide

January 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Prosecutor Ann M. Luvera says four Middlesex County relatives have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an East Brunswick man outside an Elizabeth restaurant last weekend.

Tyquan Fuqua, 26, and Almalik Fuqua, 27, both of New Brunswick, and Allan Blackburn, 29, and Derek Fuqua, 40, both of Milltown, were all charged with murder, conspiracy to commit ...

Man Sentenced for 2015 Death at Elizabeth Marine Terminal

ELIZABETH, NJ - Victor M. Belo, 50, of North Arlington, has been sentenced to three years in state prison for the drunk-driving incident that caused the death 49-year-old Judy Jones of Newark, a female co-worker at an Elizabeth marine terminal in 2015. 

On the afternoon of Friday, August 7, 2015, emergency medical personnel and members of the Port Authority Police Department responded to ...

Make the Road New Jersey Joins Union County Freeholder Chairman to Condemn End of Protected Status for Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans

ELIZABETH, NJ--On Tuesday the Trump administration announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. Effective Sept. 9, 2019, nearly 200,000 people who have been living and working legally in the U.S. for almost two decades, who have American families, homes, and businesses, will be subject to deportation. 10,000 Salvadoran TPS holders currently reside in New ...

More than 1,000 Participate in Westfield’s Women’s March

January 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men, and children from all over Union County — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country.

“It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee Schaefer, one of the organizers, ...

New Jersey Re-entry Corporation Opens Doors in Elizabeth to Help Court-Involved Individuals Get a New Start

January 22, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Re-entry Corporation opened their doors last week to officials and the public to get a good look at their newest location and what they have to offer to people living in Union County that have a criminal record and may need extra help to get a job, housing and more.

Located at 214-A Commerce Place in Elizabeth, is the newest branch of the New Jersey Re-entry ...

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s Celebrates Annual “Three Kings Day” at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ – For the eighth consecutive year, the Annual Three Kings Day Celebration was held at Trinitas Regional Medical Center to support the children of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs.

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s background inspired her to bring the Three Kings Day tradition to Trinitas eight years ago. Typically celebrated on Jan. 6, but delayed this ...

71 New Nurses Graduate the Trinitas School of Nursing

January 23, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Seventy-one students received their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing 159th Convocation Ceremony held at St. Michael’s Church in Cranford. Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, 64 women and 7 men proudly accepted their pins and became eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensing exam.

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s Celebrates Annual “Three Kings Day” at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ – For the eighth consecutive year, the Annual Three Kings Day Celebration was held at Trinitas Regional Medical Center to support the children of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs.

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s background inspired her to bring the Three Kings Day tradition to Trinitas eight years ago. Typically celebrated on Jan. 6, but delayed this ...

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates 25th Year Feb. 28-May 28, 2018

January 16, 2018

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will kick off spring at Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 28 and continue through May 28, 2018. The first festival in was a 38-day celebration, for 2018 it expands to 90 days of gardens and topiaries. 2018 is also the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden ...

New Jersey Re-entry Corporation Opens Doors in Elizabeth to Help Court-Involved Individuals Get a New Start

January 22, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Re-entry Corporation opened their doors last week to officials and the public to get a good look at their newest location and what they have to offer to people living in Union County that have a criminal record and may need extra help to get a job, housing and more.

Located at 214-A Commerce Place in Elizabeth, is the newest branch of the New Jersey Re-entry ...

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New Jersey Reentry Corporation Site Grand Opening in Union County on Friday

January 18, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals, will host a grand opening of their new reentry site in Union County on Friday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. 

The office is located at 214-A Commerce Place in Elizabeth, N.J. There is a possibility of Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver attending the ...

The Elizabeth PBA Seeks Assistance from Residents for Blood Drive

ELIZABETH, NJ--January is National Blood Donor Month and the Elizabeth Policeman’s Benevolent Association (P.B.A.) will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Police Headquarters located at 1 Police Plaza.

The American Red Cross maintains that blood donation is critical for the following reasons:

Every two seconds ...

Union County Sheriff's Officer of the Year - Officer Keith Rhyner of Roselle Park

January 23, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Sheriff’s Officer Keith Rhyner of Roselle Park has been named as the Counties Officer of the Year for 2017.

Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli congratulated Rhyner during an awards ceremony in Elizabeth. Rhyner was recognized for his exemplary performance and professionalism he displayed throughout the year. 

“We are incredibly proud of Officer Rhyner and ...

Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

January 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...

Dog Found in Roselle Still Being Held at Newark Shelter

January 15, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A dog that was found on January 9, is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Union County Joins National Survey of Homelessness

January 23, 2018

Union County will once again participate in the national Point-in-Time Count and Survey of the Homeless. This national census of homeless persons takes place each January. In Union County, it will be conducted countywide on the streets in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 24, from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. The number of people staying at homeless shelters in Union County will also ...