Community Announcements


Academy of Continuing Education for Adults with Disabilities Enrolling for March-April Classes

February 8, 2020

CRANFORD, NJ - The Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) in Cranford is accepting applications for its March 2 – April 24 semesters. ACE offers adults with developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to pursue continuing education as an alternative to traditional day programs.

"Adults with disabilities who have graduated from the public school system or specialized ...

Senior Citizens Alerted to Social Security Phone Scams

UNION County, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents to be aware of phone scammers posing as employees of the Social Security Administration. A new report from the United States Senate Committee on Aging finds that Social Security impersonation calls are now the nation’s most-reported phone scam.

"All residents should be aware of how to protect ...

Remembering 2019: Elizabeth Year in Review

ELIZABETH, NJ — This year has been a busy one, filled with happy, sad, and shocking news. Here’s a look back at some of the big stories:

City of Elizabeth Suffers First Scooter Fatality 

Fire Breaks Out Saturday Night at Elizabeth Club Barcode 

Jersey City Man Charged in Connection with the Murder of Teen in Elizabeth 

Breaking News: Elizabeth City ...

Happy Holidays from TAPinto Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Here is wishing everyone a very Happy Holidays from everyone at TAPinto. 

Please be safe this season and enjoy your holiday! is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook at and Twitter @TAPElizabeth. 

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Fourth Ward Tree Lighting Event Scheduled for Monday Dec, 16

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Fourth Ward Tree Lighting will be held on Monday, December 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the intersection of Salem Avenue and North Broad Street. 

Mayor Bollwage will join Fourth Ward Councilman Carlos Cedeño at his annual Tree Lighting ceremony. This event will take place in L. Ron Hubbard Park and will feature holiday music, a visit from Santa and ...

Third Ward Tree Lighting Postponed Until Wednesday, December 11

ELIZABETH, NJ - Due to inclement weather, tonight’s tree lighting ceremony is postponed until Wednesday, December 11, at 7 p.m.

At that time, the tree lighting event will take place at the intersection of Summit Road and Park Avenue, Elizabeth. Mayor Bollwage will join Third Ward Councilman Kevin Kiniery as well as the Saint Genevieve’s Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Troop # 23, ...

The Lab And VET4U Presents Operation Helping Hands - An Event to Help Veteran’s

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Lab And VET4U are hosting Operation Helping Hands. An effort to collect Items for Dudley House, a Veteran’s male transnational home located in Plainfield, NJ, and YMCA Veterans.

The items needed are as follows: towels, toiletries, laundry detergent, paper products, socks, undergarments, and Uber gift cards.

Drop off locations are Pinho's Bakery in Roselle, ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center to Offer Seminar on Controlling Diabetes at Clark Location

ELIZABETH/CLARK, NJ - One in three Americans are affected by diabetes and must work hard to balance their blood sugar levels, which can be particularly difficult during the holidays.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center is offering a seminar at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 21, at Trinitas Medical Group located at 67 Westfield Ave. in Clark.

"Diabetes: Take Control of Your Health" will ...

Falling Temperatures Wednesday Evening has Union County Department of Human Services Issuing a Code Blue

ELIZABETH, NJ - Due to the extreme cold this evening, a “Code Blue” by the Union County Department of Human Services.

Emergency shelters are expected to extend capacity to the highest possible level tonight utilizing the additional cost provided by UCDHS.

Individuals/Families sheltered during a code below must be screened and referred by the Union County Division of Social ...

One of Four Winning Tickets in the Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot Sold In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A lottery ticket purchased from the Quick Stop Food Store, on Rahway Ave., in Elizabeth is one of four lucky winners in the Jersey Cash 5 game. 

The NJ Lottery Commission reported four lucky tickets matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, Nov. 10, drawing splitting the $222,348. Each ticket is ...


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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

“Union County ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Crowd of Hundreds Join Student-Led Protest Against Police Brutality and Racial Injustice in Linden

June 5, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - Hundreds gathered in Linden to peacefully take the streets following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died at the hands of four Minnesota police officers on May 25.

Organized and led by Linden High School senior Andrea Dominguez and the Linden Class of 2020, the protest was filled with the chanting of "no justice, no peace”, encouraging ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

How to Return a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Union County

June 5, 2020

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises voters that they have several options for returning their Vote-by-Mail ballots. Voters can return their ballots by U.S. Postal Service, bring them to the County Clerk’s offices or Board of Elections Office, or drop them off at specially designated ballot boxes.

Voters choosing to bring their ballots to the County Clerk’s offices can visit ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, April 9, 7:00 PM

Galloping Hill Golf Course, Kenilworth

Third Annual Irish Heritage Dinner

Giving Back

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

June 4, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

How to Return a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Union County

June 5, 2020

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises voters that they have several options for returning their Vote-by-Mail ballots. Voters can return their ballots by U.S. Postal Service, bring them to the County Clerk’s offices or Board of Elections Office, or drop them off at specially designated ballot boxes.

Voters choosing to bring their ballots to the County Clerk’s offices can visit ...

How Can We Do Better?

There are both too many things to say and nothing to say. I am horrified and yet unsurprised, I am heartbroken for my friends who fear for their children, who have to have “the talk” with their young sons. I am longing for a leader who will work to weave the country back together rather than rip us apart.

I am heartbroken by the violence that has erupted and by the predatory ...