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11,000 Feet of Aging Water Main to be Replaced in Hillside Starting this Week

February 3, 2020

HILLSIDE, NJ - Eleven thousand feet of aging 6-inch water main will be replaced in Hillside starting this week.  New Jersey American Water will upgrade the water lines, installed in the 1930s, with larger, 8-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Paul Street, Cornell Place, McLean Place, Buchanan Street, Purce Street, Leo Street, Chapman Street and Tillman Street. The project ...

Water Lines Set to Be Replaced in Hillside Beginning Next Week

HILLSIDE, NJ – Hillside residents will see new construction in the area of Eastern Parkway and Sweetland Avenue next week.

New Jersey American Water will be replacing water equipment, including 4,000 feet of “aging water lines,” as well as seven fire hydrants and 95 service lines, according to a New Jersey American Water Press Release.

Work will begin on Monday and ...

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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 ...

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

February 14, 2020

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 ...

Food Network TV Show Features Media-Savvy Hillsborough Girl Scout

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tune in to the Food Network channel Monday night. Feb. 10th at 8 p.m. and you'll see Olivia Altidor, an eighth-grader at Hillsborough Middle School, in front of the camera with other Girl Scouts as bakers whip up desserts made with Girl Scout cookies.

You'll see her working with the contestants, offering advice on how to create a dessert that will appeal to the ...

Advocates Calling for Supt. Parker's Resignation: We Have Zero Tolerance for Racism in Montclair Public Schools

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair's Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker has admitted to and apologized for making a statement regarding racism that has him on the hot seat with parents in Montclair. However, an apology is not enough for a growing group of parents.

The group behind organizing the growing momentum of parents calling for his resignation is the National Independent ...

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Union County Freeholders Offer “UC Means Green” Community Garden Grants

February 15, 2020

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. The UC Means Green program supports improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for recreation, social activities, education and community service through the experience of growing fresh produce in local ...

Celebration of Black History Month Continues in Union County

For the past eight years, the Union County Freeholder Board has highlighted Black History Month with the annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award in recognition of service to the community.

The 2020 award went to Rahway Councilman David Brown, who has focused on assisting working families, youth and those less-advantaged during a lifetime of service.

“Councilman Brown’s ...

Community Training to be Offered at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss

Sadly, children, teens and adults will experience different losses in life:  divorce, moving, friendships ending, sports injuries or the death of a friend or family member.  Despite these losses, children, teens and adults can learn how to cope with loss, and even grow after loss, if given the right support. How can we best support grieving people in their homes, communities and ...

Placing Your Classified on TAPinto is Easy and Affordable

Do you have a job opening you need to fill?  Are you looking to advertise a garage or estate sale?  TAPinto classifieds are an easy and affordable way to advertise your job openings, garage sales, sell used items and more. Placing your classified on TAPinto’s trusted local marketplace is easy and affordable.  Log in and click Submit Content and get started ...

Union County Celebrates Black History Month

Union County's series of Black History Month educational and cultural events began on February 2 with a flag raising at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. Freeholder Vice Chairman Angel G. Estrada and Freeholders Angela Garretson, Christopher Hudak, Andrea Staten and Rebecca Williams joined other officials in the ceremony.

The series continues this Thursday evening with an ...

Union County Schools Can Apply for a Garden Grant

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 UC Kids Dig In grant program have been sent to all school districts in Union County. The program is designed to help schools provide students with new educational and community service activities, by building and tending vegetable gardens on their premises.

All schools in Union County with ...

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 ...