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This Young Rider is Ready for the Tour de Elizabeth May 22

May 12, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - Growing up in an urban area meant not going too far for basic needs, and 15-year-old Kayly Hernandez was no exception. Her mother, a lifelong Elizabeth resident, never learned to ride a bike, so neither did she. Fortunately, that changed when she began working with Groundwork Elizabeth, a community-driven organization formed to “change places, change lives.” One ...

Haitian Heritage Month Exhibit Opening at Elizabeth Public Library

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jefferson Park Ministries and the Haitian Flag Day Planning Committee of NJ will be hosting their second annual art exhibit for Haitian Heritage Month, titled A Walk Through Haiti, at Elizabeth Public Library. The exhibit will be available for all residents to view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 3 to May 31. 

The exhibit will be featuring local Haitian artists including ...

“Superheroes for a Super City’ Tour De Elizabeth Less than One Month Away

ELIZABETH, NJ - The much loved and anticipated return of the Tour De Elizabeth is less than a month away and the City of Elizabeth is getting ready to jump back on their bicycles. The 15-mile ride will be taking place on Sunday, May 22.

“After two years of a pandemic, I am happy to be able to host this wonderful event again,” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “I think it is ...

Woodbridge: ‘There’ll Be Music in the Air’

WOODBRIDGE — The Mayor’s Free Summer Concert Series will return starting Monday, June 20 with performances five nights-a-week, most of them at the Woodbridge High School football field.

Mayor John McCormac announced a full schedule of upcoming performances for the 2022 season featuring known music artist like the David Bromberg Quintet, The Bongos, The Capris, The B Street Band, ...

Upcoming Autism Awareness Month Events in the City of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - April is Autism Awareness Month. Throughout the month of April, there will be a number of events in the City of Elizabeth to bring awareness and education about Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

 

Chalk it Up! April 9 at 11 a.m.

The Elizabeth Parent Support Group will be hosting a sidewalk chalk celebration of Autism at the Elizabethport Community Center, located ...

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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 18, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...