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NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

May 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

Hamilton Prep Student Receives Edwin M. Barton Scholarship

ELIZABETH, NJ - Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy senior Janielle Lazala was recently awarded the Edwin M. Barton Scholarship by the Wayne County Community Foundation.

The Edwin M. Barton Scholarship is awarded to a high school graduate of Elizabeth Public Schools who is enrolled in a four-year New Jersey state college or university and is majoring in education. The recipient receives up ...

Three Elizabeth Public Schools Named 2020 National School of Character

ELIZABETH, NJ - William F. Halloran School No. 22, Juan Pablo Duarte – José Julián Martí School No. 28, and John E. Dwyer Technology Academy were among 84 schools and seven districts in 15 states to be recognized as a 2020 National School of Character by Character.org.

Each year, Character.org and its state affiliates select schools and districts that ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Elizabeth Public Schools Admin Receives NJPSA Visionary Leadership Award

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Public Schools Language Arts Supervisor Maria Fabiano was bestowed the 2020 New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association’s Visionary Leadership Award as its Visionary Supervisor/Director of the Year. 

The NJPSA Visionary Leadership Award recognizes exceptional leaders that focus on curricula and the improvement of ...

NJ State Police, Dept. of Education Advise School Boards That HS Graduation Ceremonies, Parades Violate 'Stay at Home' Orders

NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and prohibits public gatherings.

In a letter to school administrators, NJ State Police Colonel ...

Archdiocese of Newark Will Close St. Genevieve School in Elizabeth

 

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools at the end of this school year including St. Genevieve School in Elizabeth.

The elementary schools are:

Academy of St. Therese of Lisieux, Cresskill
St. Anne School, Fair Lawn
Trinity Academy, ...

Elizabeth Resident Cindy Demian Wins Cotton Incorporated Scholarship

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth resident Cindy Demian was named a winner of The Cotton CLIMATE Challenge Competition. 

Her Beauty and More project, Eco-Brush which features recycled cotton cosmetic brushes, earned a $600 scholarship. 

A 2018 graduate of the Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, she is the daughter of Amal Guirguis and Hany Demian.  

The competition was ...

Murphy: Schools to Remain Closed

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year in an ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

"We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our children, and of our educators, administrators and staff," said Murphy. 

The governor's ...

Teachers Organize "Thank You" Parade to Celebrate Principal's Day at Jefferson Arts Academy in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Friday was Principal’s Day and teachers from Jefferson Arts Academy in Elizabeth, New Jersey set up an impromptu parade to say “Thank You“ to their Principal, Michael Ojeda and their Vice Principals Cheryl Popielarski, Alexandra Mickens and Danny Ortiz.  The Elizabeth Police Department also came by to show their support.

Although it was a last minute ...

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Union County Freeholders Honor Class of 2020 with Banners and #UCGraduate Social Media Campaign

May 23, 2020

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is honoring graduates throughout Union County with banners at selected County parks and County roads. In addition, students can use the #UCGraduate hash tag to share graduation photos, which will be collected in a collage and posted on the County website.

Placement of the banners began on Friday, May 22 and will continue into next ...

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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 ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Whoopi Goldberg to Speak to Kean University's Class of 2020 at Virtual Commencement

May 27, 2020

UNION, NJ – Kean University has announced Whoopi Goldberg will speak to the Class of 2020 during a virtual Commencement ceremony on May 29. 

More than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students will attend the online event, which will feature musical performances, a virtual tassel turn, and speeches from Martin Luther King III, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, student leaders and ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall the state, they’re still ...

Get Tips and Tricks to Improve Community Gardening Skills with a Series of Lunch and Learn Webinars

May 27, 2020

Community Gardeners looking to upgrade their gardening abilities can learn skills for managing their gardens so that they flourish with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. A series of Community Garden Lunch and Learn webinars will be offered beginning on Wednesday, May 27 through Wednesday, July 1. 

“This series will assist gardeners of all levels by educating on the ...

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Wed, May 27, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

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Fri, April 9, 7:00 PM

Galloping Hill Golf Course, Kenilworth

Third Annual Irish Heritage Dinner

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NJ Restaurant Creates Blueprint to Reopen Safely When Pandemic Regulations Relax

May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of reopening. 

Grain & Cane focuses on homestyle cuisine with American influences. Now that the ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

Get Tips and Tricks to Improve Community Gardening Skills with a Series of Lunch and Learn Webinars

May 27, 2020

Community Gardeners looking to upgrade their gardening abilities can learn skills for managing their gardens so that they flourish with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. A series of Community Garden Lunch and Learn webinars will be offered beginning on Wednesday, May 27 through Wednesday, July 1. 

“This series will assist gardeners of all levels by educating on the ...

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world

 

Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...