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Union County Could be Counting 2020 Election Ballots Until Nov. 18 — 19

October 3, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county's board of elections could be tallying ballots until Nov. 18 – 19, officials said.

Discussion of the extended time for counting ballots comes as the county grapples with vote-by-mail procedures.

Mail in ballots postmarked by election day will be accepted through Nov. 10, compensating for potential delays in the postal service, Nicole ...

Voter Information for 2020 General Election

NEW JERSEY - Every voter can help the General Election run as smoothly as possible by filling out and returning your General Election Vote-by-Mail ballot as soon as possible after you receive it.

The following early voting methods are available now, and are in effect until the polls close at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3:

Send it to your County Board of Elections by U.S. Postal ...

Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey is on the Ballot

NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Presidential elections are important.   As doubtless are those races for Congress.  Sure, it's good to vote for your Mayor and Board of Education members.  However, let's not forget that, in this election cycle, the legalization of marijuana is also up for a vote.  To be blunt, will weed grow in the Garden State?

Ballot Question No. 1 asks ...

Filling Out the Right Mail-in Ballot? Union County Clerk Says Some Are Not

Updated on Sept. 28

The clerk’s office estimates it will have sent two-thirds of Union County’s ballots to voters by Saturday.

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Early voting is underway as the county mails out ballots, but some voters are getting in on the race just a little too early.

Certain Union County voters have been submitting ballots they did not use in the last ...

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Union County Residents: Return your Ballot to a Secure Ballot Drop Box

October 28, 2020

Union County Residents: Return your ballot to a Secure Ballot Drop Box. There are 24 ballot drop boxes located throughout the county. Ballot drop boxes are ADA compliant, under camera surveillance 24/7 and all ballots are picked up by a bi-partisan team of UCBOE employees every day. The deadline to return your ballot to a secure ballot drop box is 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November, 3 ...

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Black Lives Matter, So Let’s Take Action on School Choice and Legalization

October 15, 2020

Dear Editor:

Black Lives Matter So Let’s Take Action on School Choice and Legalization

This November voters are facing what many experts call the most important election of their lifetime, and I agree. On the ballot we have candidates and constitutional questions which can ultimately make a huge difference in Union County’s diverse minority communities.

Support candidates ...

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Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Head of Pantagis Company Apologizes, Confirms Closure of Snuffy's in Scotch Plains

October 28, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever. 

"I'm calling on behalf of my company and eight board members to confirm that ...

Cuban Pete's Owner Locked Out After Repeated Executive Order Violations

October 27, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business.

On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out the owner and workers. This was after three violations of the Executive ...

Webinar: Build a Successful Business - - Own a TAPinto Local News Site

October 28, 2020

Are you a community leader?  Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  

If so, owning a TAPinto local news site may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about this exciting business ...

Moving Beyond the Partisan Bubble

There is so much to say and yet so many times a day I find myself dumbfounded to speechlessness.  My children ask logical questions for which I can find no polite or productive answer. There is no good answer for why hate seems to have seeped into so much of our dialogue every day.

There is no good reason that suspicion has replaced curiosity. That accusations have replaced queries. It is ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 23, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

How To Get Property Tax Relief?

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...