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H.S. Softball: Elizabeth Defeats Ridge in the First Round of N2G4 NJSIAA Tournament

May 18, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth High School softball team took care of business in the first round of the North 2 Group 4 NJSIAA tournament, as the Lady Minutemen defeated Ridge High School 9-5 Tuesday afternoon. 

Elizabeth sent out a very familiar face to the circle to start the game, sophomore phenom Gabby Duran. In the top half of the first inning, Duran made quick work of the ridge ...

Elizabeth Softball Advances to Union County Tournament Championship, Defeating Gov. Livingston 2-1

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth High School softball team are a force to be reckoned with, taking down Governor Livingston High School 2-1 in the Semifinal Round of the Union County Tournament in Elizabeth, Wednesday afternoon.  

New Jersey High School softball fans knew that this game would be a defensive matchup as Elizabeth and Gov. Livingston have had dominant pitching through the ...

H.S. Softball: Duran Sends Elizabeth to Union County Tournament Semifinal

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth High School softball team knocked off Johnson High School 6-1 in the Quarterfinal Round of the Union County Tournament in Elizabeth, Saturday afternoon.  

The Lady Minutemen entered the game seeking revenge on Johnson High School, as Elizabeth fell 4-2 earlier in the season to the Lady Jaguars. Elizabeth knew that they would need to play a complete game ...

Elizabeth High School Witnesses Another School Record Broken At Penn Relays 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ- Elizabeth High School Track & Field Program continues to break records as the powerful team maintains their status as a New Jersey powerhouse.

The Elizabeth Minutemen relay team of seniors Fabian Herrera and Asjal Nasir and juniors Anthony Cerna and Lucas Reguinho broke the Distance Medley Record (DMR) school record at the Penn Relays, posting a time of 10:23.29 to place ...

H.S. Softball: Elizabeth Defeats Hudson Catholic 6-2

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth softball team hosted Hudson Catholic Regional High School and came out victorious with a score of 6-2, Wednesday afternoon. 

Elizabeth sent out sophomore Gabby Duran to get the job done as she has  been on fire as of late, pitching a no-hitter in her last outing. Duran picked up exactly where she left off, as she retired the side in the top half of the ...

Elizabeth Baseball Records 17 Hits in a 19-10 Victory Over Linden High School

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth High School boys’ baseball team took down Linden High School 19-10 in a Union County Conference showdown, Tuesday afternoon.  

The Elizabeth Minutemen entered the ball game on a two game skid, but Union County High School baseball fans knew that coach Matt Belford would have his talented team ready to bounce back. 

Elizabeth began the top ...

H.S. Softball: Elizabeth Sophomore Gabby Duran Records a Five-Inning No-Hitter in 17-0 Blowout Victory Over Trinity Hall

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth softball team hosted the Trinity Hall Monarchs in an out-of-conference matchup, Saturday afternoon. The Lady Minutemen showed Trinity Hall what high school softball is like up in Union County as the umpire had to call the game in the fifth inning as Elizabeth was ahead 17-0, ending the game.

To start the top half of the first inning, Elizabeth sent out sophomore ...

H.S. Softball: Sophomore Phenom Makayla Lecky Pitches a Gem to Lead Elizabeth Softball Past Roselle Park

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth softball team traveled to Roselle Park to take care of business against the Union County Conference opponent and the ladies did just that, securing a dominating victory of 7-0.

Elizabeth jumped on the scoreboard early in the top half of the first inning, knocking in one run. The Lady Minutemen sent out sophomore pitcher Makayla Lecky and she retired the side, ...

H.S. Softball: Sophomore Gabby Duran Leads Elizabeth Past Westfield High School

Elizabeth, NJ- The Elizabeth High School softball team defeated Westfield 13-7 in a Union County Conference matchup Tuesday afternoon. 

To begin the game, The Lady Minutemen got the offense going as Elizabeth knocked in one run in the top half of the first inning. In the bottom half of the first inning, Westfield struck early with a total of three runs to take a lead of 3-1. 

In ...

Elizabeth High School Softball Falls 7-6 in a Hard Fought Matchup to Manasquan

ELIZABETH, NJ- The Elizabeth High School softball team fell 7-6 in a nail-biting matchup against Manasquan High School Saturday afternoon. 

The Lady Minutemen jumped out to a blistering hot start, knocking in six runs in the first inning. After the first inning, the Elizabeth offense was not able to string together enough hits to score any runs. 

The Manasquan Warriors did not ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

‘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 ...