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Press Releases

August 1, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ — Workers with disabilities were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, losing thousands of jobs in the vulnerable service, production and transportation industries. From March to April 2020, the number of employed working-age people with disabilities fell by 20% (950,000 ...

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TAPinto.net is looking for talented local journalists to fill freelance, part-time and full-time roles. We are seeking freelance, part-time and full-time journalists with previous writing experience and a strong interest in local journalism. Like most community outlets, we focus on essential ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Whether she’s at work, studying, or using her computer, Dianna Simms is like every other millennial who expects to get things done as efficiently as possible. She isn’t afraid to ask for exactly what she needs as a visually impaired person- but that doesn’t mean accomplishing tasks ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Food is a deep part of many peoples’ spiritualities that is often shared with family and friends. From the farmers who till the land to produce it, to the miles and hours it travels from distribution to kitchen and finally to plate, food has a spirituality all its own.  The Union ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Deciding what to do after high school graduation can be daunting for anyone, including students with developmental disabilities and their families. It can be difficult to learn what services and programs are available for adults with disabilities, and what steps to take to help a ...

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The Roselle, NJ-based nonprofit Independent Authors Book Experience (IABX) will be hosting its 9th annual book expo in person on Sat., Aug 6th, 11AM - 5PM, at Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St, Linden. Authors from around the nation will be gathering together to share their original works and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Something about Jack Esposito’s job makes him excited to be there every day. From the music and cheers booming through the stadium to the way the lights flicker when a player hits a home run, his love of baseball makes the position a natural fit. Esposito has been working as a ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a full slate of free outdoor movies, music and fun for the whole family in Union County parks this summer. The events continue throughout July and August with the Summer Arts concert series beginning on July 6 and the Family Flix ...

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The Union County Department of Human Services announced today that the Division on Aging/ADRC has launched its redesigned website offering the public a streamlined site that is easier to use, with simpler navigation, new content, and interactive features. The website address is ...

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Union County residents are advised that Union County’s free COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics at Downs Hall on the Kean University campus will close at the end of June. The testing and vaccination services will continue at other locations around the County. “Kean University has been a ...

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Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose of can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in July. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month ...

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Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the next free paper shredding events, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The next two events will take place during on June 25 in Scotch Plains and on July 7 in Rahway. “The free shredding ...

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What makes theater irresistible to those who perform? Beyond the lights, music and thrill of embodying a character, it’s the energy of creating art as a team. Teamwork is making magic possible for The CAU Community Players tenth anniversary show, and they promise to delight audiences with a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ  – To commemorate the significance of Juneteenth and recognize our nation’s strides toward equity, hospitals and health care facilities across RWJBarnabas Health, the most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, will be hosting a variety of events for employees.

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The Union County Commissioner Board invites all families and friends to enjoy Pride in the Park, an afternoon of all-ages fun outdoor festivities in celebration of the opening of Tëmike Park, a new inclusive LGBTQ+ space located at the northern end of Union County’s Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield ...

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The Union County Commissioner Board invites trivia fans to test their knowledge and join in celebrating Pride Month with an evening of fun at LGBTQ Trivia Night, taking place on Tuesday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at The Tavern at Union County’s Ash Brook Golf Course, 1210 Raritan Road in ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners advises residents that children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot, five months after their previous shot. The booster shots are available at Union County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Roselle and Plainfield and are free ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that United States Navy Veteran W. Geoff Smith has been appointed as Coordinator for the Union County Office of Veterans Services. “We appreciate our veterans, our active duty members of the Armed Services, and their families, ...

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Embracing an entirely new way to work, Fiserv, a global Fintech company, is currently offering tremendous job creation opportunities here in the Garden State.  The company’s innovative global Strategy Center will be located at The Park in Berkeley Heights. On Thursday, June 16, from 3:00 - 6:00 ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to invite the public to attend the third annual Juneteenth Flag raising ceremony on Sunday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Union County Courthouse, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. “The raising of the Juneteenth flag gives ...

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The following are marketing options available to all candidates for the 2022 General Election.  To discuss marketing on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher or click here.  Site Advertising: Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels desktop, 300 x 50 pixels mobile):  $600 per ...

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Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the Union County Board of County Commissioners is announcing that Farmers Market vouchers for eligible Union County seniors will be distributed only by mail. Each eligible senior can obtain five, $6-dollar vouchers for a total of $30.00 to purchase ...

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In celebration of Pride Month 2022, Union County residents of all ages are invited to attend the 2022 SAGE Table LGBTQ Community Lunch, a free intergenerational event sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners in partnership with SAGE and the City of Plainfield. The event will take ...

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Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.    Your feedback is ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in June to aid those affected by COVID-19. Saturday, June 11, 2022 •         8:00 a.m. – KEAN University in Union •         Drive-Thru Saturday, June 25, ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the signing of a formal agreement to acquire a vacant property located at 735-737 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The property will become part of the Passaic River Parkway county park. Funding for the acquisition was ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to the opening of LGBTQ: Say It!, an art exhibit hosted by Atelier Rosal Gallery located at 74 E. Cherry Street in Rahway on Friday, June 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. “This Pride Month, we have given artists a platform to speak ...

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Union County residents can come to the free “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event on Thursday evening, June 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and trade harmful, invasive plants from their yard for up to three colorful native varieties that attract butterflies and other pollinators, free of charge. More ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours this 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 ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to invite non-profit organizations to attend Successful Grant-Seeking, a free professional development workshop on Tuesday, June 7 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The event is hosted and coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and ...

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