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Dwyer Technology Academy Student-Athlete Named a 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner

November 7, 2018

ELIZABETH, N.J. - John E. Dwyer Technology Academy senior Ya-Sha-Rah Brathwaite was recently selected as a 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner.

Nearly 42,000 applications were received for this year’s competition from high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2019. Eligible students had to be graduating with the class of 2019, have a cumulative high ...

The City of Elizabeth Celebrates Veterans Day

November 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Veterans, active members of the military, first responders, ROTC students and citizens of Elizabeth gathered together at Winfield Scott Park to commemorate the heroism of those who serve in the armed forces and to celebrate all veterans.

The short ceremony took place on Sunday morning with Sgt. Rey Gonzalez of the Elizabeth Police Department leading off with the Pledge ...

Get Outside with the Freewalkers on 'Take A Hike Day'

November 13, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

New Skate Park Comes to Mattano Park in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ – Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week on a new skate park at Union County’s Mattano Park at 360-484 5th Avenue in the southern corner of Elizabeth.

“The new skate park demonstrates Union County’s commitment to expand its recreational resources and enable more County residents to enjoy the community experience of healthy outdoor ...

"Must've Been God Giving us a Sign": Blackout Helps Send Union Past Elizabeth in Playoffs

UNION — If the football gods truly were sending down a sign to Union, as star running back Michel Lucien claims, then Lucien made sure to capitalize on those offerings from the heavens. 

As Union was trailing, 17-14, with eight minutes left, a blackout caused by a transformer explosion at the school building cast Cooke Field in darkness for about 20 minutes in the pouring rain. That ...

New Skate Park Comes to Mattano Park in Elizabeth

November 9, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week on a new skate park at Union County’s Mattano Park at 360-484 5th Avenue in the southern corner of Elizabeth.

“The new skate park demonstrates Union County’s commitment to expand its recreational resources and enable more County residents to enjoy the community experience of healthy outdoor ...

Art Students Bring Colorful Art Projects to Elizabeth Avenue

ELIZABETH, NJ - There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home and there’s no place like Elizabeth Avenue for the holidays, according to Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP).

The EAP unveiled its latest project working with local schools in Elizabeth to create their “Scarecrows on the Square” project. Fifteen Schools participated after the EAP delivered wood ...

Division of Consumer Affairs Takes Action Against Dozens of “Notarios” Including Seven from Elizabeth for Fraudulently Offering Immigration Services

November 11, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The Division of Consumer Affairs announced last week that they have issued Notices of Violation against 28 businesses that allegedly defrauded consumers by offering immigration services that they are not legally permitted to provide. Seven of those businesses were located in the City of Elizabeth. 

The Notices of Violation, which seek a total of $326,000 in civil penalties, ...

Art Students Bring Colorful Art Projects to Elizabeth Avenue

ELIZABETH, NJ - There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home and there’s no place like Elizabeth Avenue for the holidays, according to Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP).

The EAP unveiled its latest project working with local schools in Elizabeth to create their “Scarecrows on the Square” project. Fifteen Schools participated after the EAP delivered wood ...

Elizabeth Woman Admits to Role in $2 Million Debt Payoff Scheme

November 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth woman admitted this week to making and using phony money orders, cashier’s checks, receipts, and other fabricated documents to fraudulently discharge $2 million in mortgages, student loans, and other financial obligations, says U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Melissa Reynolds, 43, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty and was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, ...

Division of Consumer Affairs Takes Action Against Dozens of “Notarios” Including Seven from Elizabeth for Fraudulently Offering Immigration Services

NEWARK, NJ - The Division of Consumer Affairs announced last week that they have issued Notices of Violation against 28 businesses that allegedly defrauded consumers by offering immigration services that they are not legally permitted to provide. Seven of those businesses were located in the City of Elizabeth. 

The Notices of Violation, which seek a total of $326,000 in civil penalties, ...

2018 Election Day Results - And the Winner is….

November 6, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The polls are closed for this November Election and the votes have been counted. Here are the local unofficial results and the projected winners. Keep in mind that all provisional ballots and mail-in ballots have not been added in at this time. The final number of VBM ballots actually cast will not be known until 48 hours after the close of polls.

City of Elizabeth ...

Department of Justice to Monitor Polling Places in Union County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in Union County on Tuesday.

The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice Department press release.   

“Voting rights are ...

'Thought Leader' Dr. Robert Marbut Jr. Joins Family Promise National Trustee Board

November 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Robert Marbut Jr., a pioneer in the field of homelessness and homeless transformation, has joined the Family Promise National Board of Trustees. Marbut is the embodiment of Family Promises' assertion that family homelessness is a bipartisan issue, having both served as a White House Fellow to George H.W. Bush, and also as chief of staff ...

Bernice’s Place Cub Scouts learn fire building and character skills

ELIZABETH, NJ – On Thursday, November 1, Cub Scouts from Pack 118 chartered to Bernice’s Place at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless to learn basic fire building skills while demonstrating various character traits exemplified in the Boy Scout Law.

Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America has partnered with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the ...

Union County Youth Services Professionals Hear Stories of Tragedy and Redemption

ELIZABETH, NJ - Twelve pairs of shoes lined the stage at the Union County Youth Services Networking Conference, several once belonging to teenagers who took their own lives. Tricia Baker, whose son, Kenny, died by suicide in 2010, told the youth services professionals in the room that the young people in their care often have no one to talk to when in crisis.

Baker served as the morning ...

Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

November 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth.

Brandon Dillagard, an 8-year-old New Jersey resident, is one of many local patients searching for a ...

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Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

November 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth.

Brandon Dillagard, an 8-year-old New Jersey resident, is one of many local patients searching for a ...

TAPinto Reminds Everyone to Turn Your Clocks Back 1- Hour this Weekend

ELIZABETH, NJ - It’s time to fall back as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. 

TAPinto reminds readers to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

This adjustment typically takes place automatically on smartphones, computers, and tablets. Those with non-automated devices will have to manually change the time.

With the end of Daylight ...

Hillsborough Police Link 2 of 4 Reports of Man Exposing Himself

November 5, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township police continue their investigation in to four separate reports of a naked man exposing himself outside residences throughout the township.

Police confirmed an incident that occurred on Sept. 14 involves the same man as the most recent incident, which occurred Thursday, Nov. 1.

Tuesday’s  incident occurred in the back yard of a residence on ...

Reminder to Elizabeth Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

November 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any ...

Eastern European and Middle Eastern Tunes Come to the Elmora Branch Library

November 9, 2018

The Odessa Klezmer Band brings the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to mainstream America. The band has been in existence playing Klezmer music since 1984 celebrating the great variety and wealth of music heritage of Eastern Europe, Ladino, and Middle Eastern music, including polka and czardas. Ed Goldberg leads the Odessa Klezmer Band on accordion and vocals. Join us ...