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Elizabeth Man Charged in Connection with Sunday Murder

September 14, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man was arrested and charged Sunday evening in a beating-to-death that took place early Sunday morning, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced.

Victor H. Rodriguez Gomez, 33, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in connection with ...

Elizabeth PBA Local 4 to Host Blood Drive September 14

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Union Local 4 will host a blood drive at Elizabeth Police Department Headquarters on Wednesday, September 14. 

The blood drive will benefit New Jersey Blood Services and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The drive will be taking place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Residents are reminded to eat and drink something before ...

Elizabeth Police Department Reminds Residents of Safety Tips for Back to School

ELIZABETH, NJ - As Elizabeth schools start heading back into session, the Elizabeth Police Department is reminding residents of safety tips for the season. 

“Since [Friday] is the first day Back to School, here are a few tips you should keep in mind,” the Elizabeth Police Department said in a social media post. There will also be an officer assigned to every school to welcome ...

Boys Soccer: In First Clash of the Season, Elizabeth Outlasts Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2-1

September 16, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In their first clash of the season, perennial Union County boys soccer powerhouses played their first game, a seesaw battle that saw visiting Elizabeth stun Scotch Plains-Fanwood with a come-from-behind win, 2-1, at Wexler Field on Tuesday. 

Scotch Plains-Fanwood dominated the play early in the game, while Nico Sbordi broke the ice for the Raiders with ...

Halsey Health and Public Safety Receives Prestigious Naval Honor School Distinction

September 27, 2022

The Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. Health and Public Safety Academy Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) is proud to announce that its program has been designated a Naval Honor School by the Commanding General of Marine Corps Training and Education Command for the 2021-2022 school year.

According to a statement released by Elizabeth Public School ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Joins Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Tier 1 Hospital Rankings

Elizabeth, NJ, September 8, 2022 – Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnbas Health facility, is now designated a Tier 1 hospital for all Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

(BCBSNJ) OMNIA health plan members in its service area, effective July 1, 2022.

“This is great for patients of Trinitas Regional Medical Center,” said Gary H. Horan FACHE, President and ...

Salvation Army NJ and City of Elizabeth Come Together for "Red Sand Project" Art Installation Symbolizing Victims of Human Trafficking

September 24, 2022

The Salvation Army New Jersey Division recently partnered with the City of Elizabeth to fill red sand in sidewalk cracks in front of Elizabeth’s City Hall to bring attention to human trafficking and exploitation. On Wednesday, September 21, volunteers joined artist Molly Gochman who first launched the Red Sand Project in 2014 in Miami. While in Florida, she filled the cracks of ...

Flags Fly at Half Staff to Honor Former NJ Governor Florio

September 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Flags were flown at half staff in recognition and remembrance of Former Governor Florio from sunrise Tuesday, September 27 until sunset on Tuesday, October 11.

“Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down", said Governor Murphy in a statement.

"He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey than his own political fortunes. And he ...

Cranford Joins Other Municipalities in COAH Lawsuit Against the Governor

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford has joined 12 other municipalities in a lawsuit against New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for a failure to appoint members to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).

This latest move brings the suit to New Jersey's Appellate Court and aims to "compel the Governor to reconstitute New Jersey’s Council on Affordable Housing," the Township of ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Bed Bath and Beyond Will Close 150 Stores

NUTLEY, NJ - Bed Bath and Beyond, announced that it will be closing 150 stores, laying off staff while securing more than $500 million in new financing in an effort "secure their path for the future".

Sue Gove, Director & Interim Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are embracing a straight-forward, back-to-basics philosophy that focuses on better serving our ...

Elizabeth Man Charged in Connection with Sunday Murder

September 14, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man was arrested and charged Sunday evening in a beating-to-death that took place early Sunday morning, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced.

Victor H. Rodriguez Gomez, 33, is charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in connection with ...

Salvation Army NJ and City of Elizabeth Come Together for "Red Sand Project" Art Installation Symbolizing Victims of Human Trafficking

September 24, 2022

The Salvation Army New Jersey Division recently partnered with the City of Elizabeth to fill red sand in sidewalk cracks in front of Elizabeth’s City Hall to bring attention to human trafficking and exploitation. On Wednesday, September 21, volunteers joined artist Molly Gochman who first launched the Red Sand Project in 2014 in Miami. While in Florida, she filled the cracks of ...

TAPinto Elizabeth to Recognize Local Leaders During Hispanic Heritage Month

TAPinto Elizabeth wants to recognize and acknowledge the contributions of Latinos during Hispanic Heritage Month. According to the most recent census, the fourth-most populous city is home to approximately 63.7% Hispanic or Latino individuals. The City of Elizabeth is known for its rich diversity and culture, attracting tourism from across the state for its assorted selection of international ...

Elizabeth Police and Fire Departments Celebrate Hunger Action Month by “Help Bagging Hunger” At ShopRite

ELIZABETH, NJ - In honor of September being Hunger Action Month, the Elizabeth Police Department and Elizabeth Fire Department have partnered with ShopRite to “Bag” hunger in the community. 

Both departments gathered at the grocery store to raise awareness and funds by bagging patrons’ groceries. Officers from both departments wore their uniforms alongside an apron with ...

Flags Fly at Half Staff to Honor Former NJ Governor Florio

September 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Flags were flown at half staff in recognition and remembrance of Former Governor Florio from sunrise Tuesday, September 27 until sunset on Tuesday, October 11.

“Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down", said Governor Murphy in a statement.

"He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey than his own political fortunes. And he ...

Flags Fly at Half Staff to Honor Former NJ Governor Florio

September 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Flags were flown at half staff in recognition and remembrance of Former Governor Florio from sunrise Tuesday, September 27 until sunset on Tuesday, October 11.

“Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down", said Governor Murphy in a statement.

"He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey than his own political fortunes. And he ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

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NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

Latinas Building the Bench

September 21, 2022

Latina Civic Action, a statewide non-partisan organization that seeks to advance the interest of Latinas and their families in New Jersey, is formally launching a 12-month program, Latinas Building the Bench, that seeks to bring together Latinas across New Jersey to strategize, support and develop the next generation of progressive and pro-choice Latina leaders to run for public ...

Community Access Unlimited Assists Union County with Jobs, Education & Training

September 22, 2022

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) once again partnered with Union County to help young people take the important first steps towards their introduction into professional life through the “Empowering our Youth” summer employment program.

The comprehensive Youth Forward program connects 14-24 year olds with jobs, education and training. Youth Forward is funded by a grant under ...

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TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Featured in 'Two Minutes with TAPinto'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — You can learn more about TAPinto owners and publishers in their own words, in "Two Minutes with TAPinto."

September featured Jackie Lieberman, owner/publisher of TAPinto Westfield.

August featured Bruno Tedeschi, co-owner/publisher of TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden.

Both tell their TAPinto story and unique background in two minutes.

In all, ...

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Printer to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...