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Archdiocese of Newark Will Close St. Genevieve School in Elizabeth

May 8, 2020

 

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, ...

N.J. Governor Phil Murphy to Speak at New Hope Memorial Baptist Church Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

ELIZABETH, NJ - N.J. Governor Phil Murphy will be the guest speaker at the 35th Anniversary Celebration of the life and legacy of Reverend for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service on Monday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the New Hope Memorial Baptist Church located at 91 Division Street, Elizabeth. 

Elizabeth City Hall will also be closed in observance of Reverend Dr. Martin ...

Homelessness Knows No Season in Union County

RAHWAY, NJ - What do the world’s religions tell us about the homeless and the needy? With the loss of funding, faith-based organizations and local agencies work together to help the many in need. 

Leaders of different faiths shared prevailing teachings on charity, generosity, and poverty at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rahway on December 19. The memorial vigil honored ...

Menorah Lighting Held in Phil Rizzuto Park

ELIZABETH, NJ - Many gathered this past week to light the menorah in celebration of Chanukah in Phil Rizzuto Park in Elizabeth.

In attendance were Union County Freeholders Angela R. Garretson and Sergio Granados, Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli, Deputy County Manager Amy Wagner and county employees. Also joining in were Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and representatives from Bris ...

Agape House of Worship to Host Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway and Wellness Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 23

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - The Agape House of Worship will be giving out free turkey and Thanksgiving groceries for a family of four to the first 100 families who register for the giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 23.

The event will take place at Agape House of Workshop, 239 E. 1st Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon and will also feature a free health fair and wellness clinic.

To get your free ...

Women of Faith Share Experience, Unity in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A night of solidarity and faith gathered women and men for a conference Oct. 29, at CAU headquarters in Elizabeth. Under a “United and Empowered” theme, six women with diverse experiences in faith and work sought to share universal lessons about spirituality and serving others.

“We recognize that women do a lot in the background in ministry and faith,” ...

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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 ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 28, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Union County Receives 600 Donated Trees from the Christmas Tree Shops

June 1, 2020

The County of Union has received a donation of 600 live arborvitae trees from the Christmas Tree Shops to be distributed throughout county parks and other areas.

“The Freeholder Board would like to thank the Christmas Tree Shops for their generous donation of arborvitae trees,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “These trees are beneficial to residents, the ...

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SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

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 Receives 600 Donated Trees from the Christmas Tree Shops

June 1, 2020

The County of Union has received a donation of 600 live arborvitae trees from the Christmas Tree Shops to be distributed throughout county parks and other areas.

“The Freeholder Board would like to thank the Christmas Tree Shops for their generous donation of arborvitae trees,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “These trees are beneficial to residents, 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 ...