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Community Access Unlimited Challenge Brings Over $15,000 to Union County Area Restaurants

May 28, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - Thousands of restaurants have closed for good because of the coronavirus shutdown, but one New Jersey nonprofit agency is a buoy for Union County area restaurants, making over $15,000 in food orders thus far during the crisis.

The food orders are part of the CAU Challenge, an initiative to help keep Community Access Unlimited members engaged and active with enriching ...

Neighbors Helping Their Mail Carrier After Fire Destroys His Elizabeth Home

ELIZABETH, NJ — Jonathan Patiño was home when the tractor trailer crash lit up propane tanks and set his family’s Carlton Street home ablaze.

Patiño, 28, along with his sister and parents escaped unharmed. They recovered a fireproof box containing some essential documents after the April 24 blaze. But that was all they recovered.

“Everything else ...

Father and Son Help Keep Food Available for Those in Need at Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ - A New Jersey trial lawyer and his son, a wealth manager, have stepped up to ensure a local food pantry can keep up with the increasing demand it has experienced because of the current COVID-19 crisis.

Peter Till, of the Law Offices of Peter W. Till in Springfield, and Harrison Till, a New Jersey wealth manager with Integrated Partners, learned that the Food Pantry at the ...

Donuts and Coffee Sent to Frontline Workers at Trinitas Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ – Trinitas Regional Medical Center employees were treated to gallons of coffee and dozens of fresh donuts Tuesday morning from Dunkin' Donuts owner Vik Arora.  

“A lot of healthcare employees are under stress, and I feel we can bring them a little happiness with coffee and donuts,” said Vik Arora. 

“Trinitas employees are so ...

Thirteen-Year-Old Elizabeth Girl Spends Allowance to Have 100 Masks Made for U.S. Army Medics Working at UMDNJ/RUTGERS in Newark

ELIZABETH, NJ - When Sima Farid, a social worker at UMDNJ/Rutgers Hospital in Newark, informed her thirteen-year-old daughter Sophia that Governor Murphy was sending 86 Army medics to the hospital to assist with COVID-19 patients, she began wondering how could she be of assistance.

Sophia informed her mother that she was interested in taking her allowance and having a seamstress ...

Community Access Unlimited Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need with a Fundraising Campaign, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited is responding to help meet the needs of its members with disabilities and youth at risk by launching a fundraiser with a goal of $25,000 to support its new operations and COVID-19 safety measures as a provider of essential services across New Jersey.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 ...

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Food Donation, June 4, at Avenue Furniture in Elizabeth

June 3, 2020

Manny Salermo of Avenue Furniture by Salermo, 913 Elizabeth Avenue, will be generously donating 200 lunches on June 4 from Sin Fronteras Restaurant to anyone who was affected by COVID-19.  First come first serve and only until supplies last.  All lunches served with a cold beverage and dinner roll.  Tables will be set up in front of the store and social distancing rules will apply ...

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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 ...

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

June 5, 2020

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 remains committed to ...

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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 ...

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

June 5, 2020

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 remains committed to ...

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 ...

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 ...