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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Elizabeth Schools Welcome New Interim Executive County Superintendent Daryl Palmieri on Opening Day

ELIZABETH, NJ – Interim Executive County Superintendent of Union County Daryl Palmieri visited Elizabeth Public Schools as the district welcomed back its students for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

The Elizabeth native chose his hometown district to make his first school visits as the Interim Executive County Superintendent, visiting William F. Halloran School No. 22 and J.

9/11 - Seventeen Years Later, A Call for Peace Makers to Rise Up

September 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth held a September 11, service on Tuesday morning. Mayor J. Christian Bollwage held the ceremony to remember the tragic events that took place seventeen years ago and to honor those whose lives were lost, including six members of the Elizabeth community.

The vigil included Fire, Police and Military personnel displaying their ...

Elizabeth Fire Department Breaks the Gender Gap

September 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – With a deep and important history, the Elizabeth Fire Department has never had a female member of its ranks. On September 13, Union County Freeholders honored 35-year old Sheena Spence, a mother of three, as the City of Elizabeth Fire Department's first Female Firefighter.

Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angle G. Estrada presented a resolution to ...

Elizabeth Police Officer Leonardo Nunes Honored as a Hero for Saving the Life of a Child

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angle G. Estrada presented a resolution to Officer Leonardo Nunes of the Elizabeth Police Department honoring him for his heroic efforts to rescue and save the life of a young child after she had fallen into a swimming pool. 

On August 26, Officer Nunes arrived at a home where a 1-year old baby girl had fallen ...

Gun Buyback Event - Turn in Unwanted Guns for up to $250 Each

ELIZABETH, NJ - On Saturday, October 27 Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can turn them in for up to $250 each at either of two locations, in Elizabeth and Plainfield. Anyone turning in a gun may do so anonymously.

“Gun buyback events have safely taken hundreds of guns off the streets and out of our homes and neighborhoods. Buybacks also help raise ...

Narcotics Officers and FBI Shut Down Heroin Mills in Elizabeth and Plainfield - 19 Arrests and Nets $100,000 in Heroin

ELIZABETH/PLAINFIELD, NJ - 19 arrests, and the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield was made by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan who made the announcement on Tuesday ...

Elizabeth Celebrates African Heritage

September 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents came out for Elizabeth’s Annual African American Heritage Parade this past Sunday. While the bands played on, organizations and city officials marched to sounds and colors that captivated parade onlookers on Elizabeth Avenue.

Mayor Bollwage, wore a Kente African print tie to show his support for the occasion. The Mayor's office along with Union County help ...

“Night Shift Edition 3.0” Exotic Car Show Returns to Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - This Saturday, September 22, at 5 p.m., RIX Magazine will the open the doors to one of New Jersey’s largest parking decks, a (9) nine-level parking deck in the heart of mid-town Elizabeth. The world-class high-level exotic car show is set to be an experience that will revolutionize the car-show industry in the northeast, drawing thousands of car enthusiasts from across the ...

Network with Local Businesses at Third Annual Union County Means Business Expo

September 23, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – The 2018 Union County Means Business Expo will be held at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle on Wednesday, September 26, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 pm.

The event is hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders who invite those wishing to network and/or grow their business to attend.

“The Business Expo is designed to help local attendees, ...

Future Leaders of Union County Nonprofit Community Celebrated at Inaugural Graduation

ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised 24 social services professionals from an array of the county's nonprofit ...

Elizabeth Rotary to Hold 12th Annual “Taste of Elizabeth”

September 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Elizabeth will be celebrating 101 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, by featuring its unique annual food-tasting event, the “Taste of Elizabeth” on Monday, October 15, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1000 Spring Street in Elizabeth.

A record number of new restaurants and food vendors have joined this ...

Two Elizabeth Residents Charged with Animal Cruelty After Claims of Leaving Sick Dog Chained Up Without Food and Water

September 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Elizabeth residents have been charged with leaving an elderly and sickly dog chained up outside in unsanitary conditions without food or water, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. 

Moris and Glady Gamez, 47 and 48 years of age, respectively, were both charged on Thursday with fourth-degree animal cruelty. 

Elizabeth Police officers Daniel ...

Future Leaders of Union County Nonprofit Community Celebrated at Inaugural Graduation

September 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised 24 social services professionals from an array of the county's nonprofit ...

1st Annual Charlie's Angel Prostate Cancer Walk to Be held September 29

ELIZABETH/CRANFORD, NJ - The 1st Annual Charlie’s Angel Prostate Cancer Walk honoring the memory of Charlie Robert Bathelus, will be held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The new non-profit foundation and its work, are in honor of the late Charlie Robert Bathelus, father of Elizabeth Board of Education member Charlene Bathelus. Mr. Bathelus ...

Two Elizabeth Residents Sworn in to Advocate for Local Foster Youth

ElLIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court-appointed special advocates (CASAs), thanks to Nathalie Hernandez and Alexandria Infante. 

Superior Court Judge James Hely administered oaths to the Elizabeth residents as well as others from Cranford, Fanwood, Hillside, Linden, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Scotch Plains, Summit ...

Autumn Has Officially Arrived in Elizabeth

September 22, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - With the weather being so crazy this last month, you may not be sure is Summer is still hanging on or if Fall is upon us. 

Now its official, today we welcome in Fall and soon the beautiful colors of the leaves changing color.

So from TAPinto Elizabeth, we say welcome into Autumn!

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Elizabeth Rotary to Hold 12th Annual “Taste of Elizabeth”

September 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Elizabeth will be celebrating 101 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, by featuring its unique annual food-tasting event, the “Taste of Elizabeth” on Monday, October 15, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1000 Spring Street in Elizabeth.

A record number of new restaurants and food vendors have joined this ...

1st Annual Charlie's Angel Prostate Cancer Walk to Be held September 29

ELIZABETH/CRANFORD, NJ - The 1st Annual Charlie’s Angel Prostate Cancer Walk honoring the memory of Charlie Robert Bathelus, will be held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The new non-profit foundation and its work, are in honor of the late Charlie Robert Bathelus, father of Elizabeth Board of Education member Charlene Bathelus. Mr. Bathelus ...

Women’s Empowerment, Yoga and Wellness Class at Warinanco Sports Center, Sept. 21

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a free yoga and women’s wellness event to be held in celebration of the 2018 International Day of Peace on Friday evening, September 21, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park.

As a suggested donation, participants are invited to bring a box or bag of feminine hygiene ...

Annual African American Day Parade Set for September 16

ELIZABETH, NJ - The African American Day Parade Committee will be hosting the annual African American Day Parade on Sunday, September 16, at 2  p.m. The committee is inviting residents of the City of Elizabeth and surrounding cities to join in the celebration. 

The parade will begin at Union Square (Elizabeth Avenue and New Point Road) and will conclude in front of City Hall.

The ...

Union County Graduates First Class of Non-Profit Leaders

September 14, 2018

UNION COUNTY NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the first graduating class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with the goal of developing the next generation of informed, effective executives in the non-profit ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Elizabeth’s Student Advocate Welcome’s District Peers to the 2018-2019 School Year

September 10, 2018

“Dear Elizabeth Parents and Our Rising Students,

Welcome to the beginning of the 2018-2019 School Year. I hope you’ve all have had an enjoyable summer. It is this time of year that I become energized for all of our students and staff as we advocate and ensure that all students are ensured by a well rounded, safe, positive, and most importantly an excitingly fun, enhancing learning ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York

By LIZ KEILL

PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

'Brick City' takes on high school angst

‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst

By LIZ KEILL

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is also turning her life around.

There are a number of loose ends in ...

Annual Union County Day of Prayer to be held Oct. 9 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains

September 19, 2018

Elizabeth, NJ – With partisan turmoil in Washington splitting the nation ideologically, the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer promises to deliver a message of unity, embracement of diversity and community goodwill on Oct. 9 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains. 

From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., "Union County Day of Prayer: Striving to Make a Beloved ...