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Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth Commemorates Opening of E’Port Family Homes Apartments with Ribbon Cutting Celebration

May 17, 2022

ELIZABETH NJ - On Tuesday, the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth (HACE) was joined by community leaders for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of E’Port Family Homes Apartments.

The E’Port Family Homes buildings located at 160 First Street and 200 Third Street are the result of a joint venture between HACE and Genesis Companies. 

“We’ve been working in this ...

This Collaborative Fundraiser is Looking to Honor Over 300 African Americans with Unmarked Graves at Siloam-Hope First Presbyterian Church

ELIZABETH, NJ - A collaborative fundraising effort between the City of Elizabeth, the Elizabeth Police Department, The Elizabeth Historic Midtown Special Improvement District, Siloam-Hope First Presbyterian Church and other local organizations is looking to erect a monument dedicated to the 313+ enslaved and free African Americans with unmarked graves buried at the Church. 

The project, ...

Elizabeth Public Library Announces Going Fine Free

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Public Library is officially fine-free as of April 21, citing that fines do not serve the mission of the library. 

Library Patrons will still be charged for lost or damaged borrowed books, but all fines for late returns will no longer exist. Return dates will remain for all borrowed items. If materials are not returned by their due date, the Elizabeth Public ...

Governor Murphy Visits Elizabeth’s Zen Leaf Dispensary As Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in NJ

ELIZABETH, NJ - Governor Murphy held a press conference outside Elizabeth’s Zen Leaf Dispensary, as April 21 marks the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey. At the time of writing, 13 dispensaries that also serve medical marijuana patients will be selling products recreationally to adults 21 and older. The Elizabeth Zen Leaf dispensary is one of the 13 ...

Union County’s Mobile Shower and Laundry Service to Come to Elizabeth April 27

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County’s mobile shower and laundry service, Fresh Start, will be coming to Elizabeth on Wednesday, April 27. 

The service will be available at the Salvation Army, located at 1005 East Jersey Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shower and laundry services will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For more information, contact the Union County ...

City-Wide Garage Coming Back to Elizabeth this June

ELIZABETH, NJ - After a successful first event this past fall, the City of Elizabeth has announced that a city-wide garage sale will be taking place this summer. 

The City of Elizabeth also announced these events will be held twice a year, with city-wide garage sales to be held on the first weekend of June and the first week of October. 

The City-Wide Garage Sale will be taking ...

Elizabeth High School Boys’ Soccer Players Sign Letter of Intent

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth High School boys’ soccer team has five seniors from their 2021-2022 roster who will be continuing their academic and athletic careers at the college level. 

Mathew Giraldo, Anthony Morales, Jason Salamanca, Jacoby Calvo and Cristian Hernandez are five seniors who will continue their athletic careers at the next level after a historic final year at ...

TAPinto Mourns the Loss of Former Publisher and Editor Kathy Lloyd

ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her. 

"We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto. “Kathy cared deeply about her community and about the importance of objective ...

City of Elizabeth and Recreation Department Hiring Certified Lifeguards

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth and Recreation Department are looking for certified lifeguards to work in the city this summer. 

Applicants will have the opportunity to work in multiple locations throughout the city. In June, lifeguards will only be working weekends. In July and August when summer is in full swing, lifeguards will have a full work week with 40 hours or ...

Free Business Clothing Pop-Up Shop Coming to Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Urban League of Union County Young Professionals (ULUCYP) is offering its eighth Annual Business Free Clothing Pop-Up Shop to help those in need. 

The Free Business Clothing Pop-Up Shop will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at 1139 East Jersey Street, Suite 219 in Elizabeth. The ULUCYP strongly encourages those attending to RSVP by clicking here or ...


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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

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 ...

Suspect Arrested for Carjacking of Taxi in Linden

May 19, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - A Flemington man is under arrest following an alleged carjacking that occurred on Route 1 on Monday in Linden, according to Linden Police.

The incident began on Monday, May 16, 2022, when Manuel Martinho, 51, of Flemington and an unidentified accomplice hired a taxi to take them from Elizabeth to the Linden Home Depot, 701 W. Edgar Rd.

Following their arrival in Linden just ...

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 ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

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 ...

‘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 ...