Tour of Somerville: USA Collegiate Cycling Champion Determined to Arrive on Time From Ireland

May 23, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – National Collegiate Cycling Champion Noah Granigan’s transatlantic journey to participate in the 74th annual Tour of Somerville senior men’s bike race will add yet another rich chapter to the extraordinary history of what has been described as the Kentucky Derby of Competitive Cycling.

For Granigan, the grueling marathon begins early on Memorial Day, May 29, ...

Hundreds of Riders Enjoyed the City’s Sights and Sounds During Tour de Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ – The weather gods smiled on Elizabeth May 21, when approximately 700 cyclists took in the Sights and Sounds of the city during the 14thAnnual Tour de Elizabeth, beginning and ending at City Hall.

This year’s theme was the “Sounds of our City.” As riders pedaled 15 miles through the diverse neighborhoods and business districts, they heard local musicians ...

City's Cuban Community Celebrates With a Parade

ELIZABETH, NJ – Joyous and exuberant, the city’s Cuban community celebrated their heritage with parade up Elizabeth Avenue to City Hall.

There was music, dancing, vintage cars, colorful floats and plenty of horses that stopped midtown traffic. This is the first of the annual parades and a sign that the summer season is here.

Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Outdoor Music Festival Returns Plainfield; Naughty by Nature to Headline

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual Rhythm and Blues by the Brook free music festival will return to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on Saturday, June 3.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all music fans to to a day filled with live music, children’s activities and much more.

“Rhythm and Blues by the Brook is our signature event that kicks off a whole series of free ...

Elizabeth Police Officers Walking The Beat with Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble

ELIZABETH, NJ— The second installment of Walking the Beat, an on-going arts in-education residency, is being planned, announced Theo Perkins, founder of the Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble and a native of the city.

The project brings together Elizabeth High School students and police officers to help reinforce positive interactions between students and police officers that will improve ...

Free Ticket Giveaway to See 'America's Got Talent' Star at the Wellmont, June 2

MONTCLAIR, NJ - TAPinto Montclair is giving away two pairs of tickets to two lucky winners to see 'America's Got Talent' star, Sal Valentinetti, perform at the Wellmont on June 2 at 8p.m.

Valentinetti, an Italian-American crooner known best for his vocals, larger than life personality and his heart of gold. The live performance will take place at the Wellmont ...

14th Annual Tour De Elizabeth Registration Now Open

ELIZABETH, NJ – Calling all cyclists to get their bicycles out of storage an dusted off for the 14th Annual Tour de Elizabeth, set for Sunday, May 21, 2017, rain or shine, beginning and ending at City Hall, located at 50 Winfield Scott Plaza.

Registration for the event, which is supported by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Departments within the City of Elizabeth and is managed by ...

May the Fourth be With You, It’s Star Wars Day

PLAINFIELD, NJ - In 1977, George Lucas’ Star Wars hit theaters.  This May 4th, celebrate forty years of fandom on Star Wars Day.

The history of this day dates to an ad placed in the London Evening News in 1979 congratulating Margaret Thatcher as she took office as UK Prime Minister.  The ad proclaimed, "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie."  It was a ...

Elizabeth Film Maker Presents Film About Autism

ELIZABETH, NJ - In observance of Autism Awareness Month, Elizabeth native Theo Perkins presented his film on the subject, Hands To The Sky, in the City Hall Council Chambers, April 25.

The film's main character, Eugene, is an autistic adult. The short film, which was nominated for an Africa Movie Academy Award, depicts Eugene’s interactions with his family, friends, and ...

Westfield Native Andrew McCarthy Talks About His New Book, ‘Pretty in Pink’ & Coming Home

WESTFIELD, NJ – Though he may best be known as Blane McDonough from the John Hughes classic “Pretty in Pink,” actor/director/writer Andrew McCarthy is, as he says, always moving onward.

McCarthy, 54, recently released his first young adult novel, “Just Fly Away.” The novel tells the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old girl who discovers her father had an affair eight ...

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St. Anthony Italian Family Feast

May 23, 2017

Church of the Assumption’s annual St. Anthony Italian Family Feast returns for its 17th year! Once again it will be four days of faith, fun, family and friends, packed full of delicious homemade cooking, an Italian style Café, food vendors, a beer & wine garden, non-stop entertainment and music, amusements, and games, plus exciting rides. Sun ...