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Detours for Hillside Drivers as Bloy Street Bridge Project Continues

May 13, 2022

HILLSIDE, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) says drivers in Hillside should be ready for a detour.

The ramp from Bloy Street southbound to Route 22 westbound will be closed from Monday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. The closure is necessary as the Bloy Street Bridge replacement project over Route 22 continues.

The closure ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Hillside NAACP to Hold Virtual Public Forum on Redistricting

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Branch of the NAACP is holding a virtual forum on redistricting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. It starts at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

The Township of Hillside recently underwent redistricting and is now part of the 28th Legislative District. It includes portions of Newark, Irvington, South Orange and Maplewood. Hillside is the only municipality in Union County in the ...

Bloy Street Ramp to Close Wednesday and Thursday for Construction

HILLSIDE, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) says drivers should plan alternate routes Wednesday, May 4 and Thurdsay, May 5, 2022 as the Bloy Street southbound ramp to Route 22 westbound will be closed as Bloy Street Bridge replacement work continues.

This week's closure will be so workers can repair sidewalks and curbs.

NJDOT has provided the following ...

Hillside Receives $23,650 Infrastructure Grant from Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Township of Hillside received a $23,650 grant from Union County at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, April 28. In all, $1.5 million in the form of grants were awarded to Union County's 21 municipalities as part of the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grant program.

According to Union County, the money will be used to ...

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NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

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 ...

Rahway's Dr. Patricia Camp Named Union County Superintendent of the Year

May 22, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — Dr. Patricia Camp, the superintendent of the Rahway Public Schools, has just been named the Union County Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made on Tuesday evening at the Rahway Board of Education meeting.

Camp told TAPinto Rahway that she initially received the news at her regular roundtable meeting of Union County Superintendents on May 6.

"I was very ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Reminder: Union County to Host Pepsi Job Fair, May 24

May 23, 2022

Union County informs job-seeking residents that on Tuesday, May 24, a PepsiCo job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on will take place at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required.

PepsiCo will be hiring for 4 main ...