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Fanwood Mayor Mahr Leads Celebration of 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

February 9, 2020

UNION, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Elizabeth Councilwomen Patricia Perkins-Auguste co-hosted a breakfast attended by 200 women from across Union and Essex Counties to celebrate and acknowledge that women have only had the right to vote in America for 100 years on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Galloping Hill Golf Course.

The event attracted elected officials and their ...

Four Union County Schools Rank Highly Among Newsweek's Top STEM High Schools in America

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Four high schools in Union County rank among the Top 500 in Newsweek's 2020 List of Top STEM High Schools in America.

America is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators, and our economic vitality and national security depend on our sustaining that vibrant culture. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics—these are the fields in which our children need ...

Community Mourns Passing of Oak Knoll Sophomore, Summit Resident

SUMMIT, NJ - Multiple sources and the Summit Police Department have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that an Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child sophomore student, age 16, from Summit has passed away.

In a one-sentence statement issued via email to TAPinto Summit, Oak Knoll Head of School Timothy J. Saburn said, “As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our ...

Montclair Board Invites Police to Meeting After Calls for Super to Resign, Disruption Prompts Abrupt Ending

February 21, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Calls for Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker's resignation intensified on Wednesday and resulted in the Board going into recess and then ending the meeting early. 

The National Independent Black Parents' Association (NIBPA) disruptions completely shut down the Board of Education meeting, as they came out in full force to confirm their stance on zero ...

Gov. Murphy Unveils Ethics Reforms During Visit to Rutgers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said he and his staff have been practically building a shrine around a fine bottle of bourbon he received as a gift.

Here's the sobering truth, though: Murphy and his fellow executive branch employees are exempt by state law from taking one drop, let alone accepting any gifts that are related to their public duties.

"We are in the process of ...

In the Aftermath of a Montclair Community Divided, Many Faiths Gather for Healing and Discussion

MONTCLAIR, NJ - More than a month has passed since Montclair Rabbis challenged comments made by James Harris during a December 31 community meeting. Since then, an interfaith group of leaders have continued the conversation among themselves and their respective congregations.

Pastor Campbell Singleton of Union Baptist Church of Montclair hosted a gathering on Wednesday with nearly 70 people in ...

Union County Offers Free Yoga and Wellness Class in Recognition of Women’s History Month

February 22, 2020

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is presenting a free yoga, meditation and emotional wellness program for women on Tuesday evening, March 10, at Masker’s Barn in the historic Deserted Village of Feltville, located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights.

The March 10 event is the latest in a series of women’s yoga and wellness sessions organized through the ...

Affordable Energy for New Jersey Coalition Launches with Support of Business, Labor, Civic and Energy Interests

In response to the recently released New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP), representatives of labor, energy, business and civic groups have come together to launch Affordable Energy for New Jersey.  The Coalition will work to ensure New Jersey residents continue to have safe, reliable and affordable choices to meet their energy needs.

“The EMP’s emphasis on a move to complete ...

Widow(er) Support Group to Begin at the Lavy House in Westfield

JFSCNJ Widow (er)s Support Group to Begin

at the Lavy House in Westfield

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ,(JFSCNJ) will be holding a weekly support group for widow (er)s called “New Path Widow(er)s Support Group” each Tuesday, from 4 PM- 5PM, at the Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ.

The support group will be facilitated by JFSCNJ Social Worker Alyssa Reiner, ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Offers Notary Training Seminar, April 3

Union County, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will host a training seminar for New Jersey Notaries Public at the John H. Stamler Police Academy, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, on Friday, April 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“We offer this opportunity as a professional course that benefits the whole community, and all are welcome,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “The seminar ...

TAPinto Honored with Three NJ News Commons Excellence in Local News Awards

The Center for Cooperative Media honored TAPinto with three NJ News Commons Excellence in Local News Awards.  Each year, the Center for Cooperative Media recognizes local news outlets for innovation, collaboration, investigative reporting, campus reporting, sustainability, and engagement. 

TAPinto Paterson won the Engage Local Award that recognizes a news organization or journalist ...

Elizabeth School to Be Renamed After Long-Time Community Activist

February 13, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - City and school leaders are eager to honor a lifelong Elizabeth resident, Chessie Dentley Roberts, 93, a typing and business education teacher in the school district for 30 years who retired in 1991.

On February 26, at 6:30 p.m., friends and family will gather on Pennsylvania Avenue, when the former Ronald Reagan Academy will be officially renamed Chessie Dently Roberts ...