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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 ...

Scotch Plains Resident Admits Embezzling $48 Million+ from Publication Company

NEWARK, N.J. – A former executive at a New Jersey publication company pleaded guilty today to defrauding the company by embezzling millions of dollars for his personal benefit, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Nestor Charriez, 60, of Scotch Plains, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of ...

Roselle Park Police Officer Involved in Crash Fatally Shoots Himself Sunday

MATAWAN, NJ — An off-duty Roselle Park police officer fatally shot himself in the head after being involved in a crash in Matawan Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

It is with tremendous sadness that Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery announces the passing of Roselle Park Police Officer Edward Nortrup. Patrolman Nortrup was a 13-year veteran of the Roselle Park Police ...

Open House at the Caldwell Parsonage

UNION, NJ - The Union Township Historical Society will host another open house at the Caldwell Parsonage on Sunday, January 26, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  Admission is free. 

Visitors will be able to enjoy:


Wearing colonial bonnets and tricorn hats and faux colonial children's outfits for photos for social ...

Cioffi's of Springfield Welcomes Coach Schiano Back to Rutgers With Full Italian Spread

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — When Rutgers University announced they were going back to the future with the re-hiring of former head coach Greg Schiano, there were few people more pleased than the Cioffi family.

Anthony Cioffi, who currently plays for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) was a stand-out defensive back during his four years playing in Piscataway, although ...

Weather Service: Gusty Winds, Possible Power Outages in Hillside This Weekend

HILLSIDE, NJ — A wind advisory has been issued for the area from 4 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service announced.

Wind gusts of 50 miles per hour could blow around unsecured objects, the Weather Service warned, and tree limbs could be blown down, resulting in a few power outages. Morning thunderstorms are also possible, it said.

The Weather Service predicted a ...

Union Firefighter Injured in Tuesday Afternoon Stecher Avenue Fire

UNION, NJ – A Union firefighter was injured while battling a two-alarm house fire on Stecher Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

A fire alarm activation was received by the Union Fire Department at about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters found heavy fire and smoke from the first and second floors at the front and ...

The Ride Is Over: Bowcraft Demolished in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The site of countless children's birthday parties and fun summer afternoons throughout Union County, Bowcraft's days have been numbered for several years. After all, the Scotch Plains Planning Board in 2016 approved a proposal from developers who bought the property and planned to create a complex of affordable apartments and townhomes.

At the ...

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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 ...

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Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Heard AME Church, Roselle

Morehouse College Glee Club Concert hosted by ...

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Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

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Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

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Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

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Elections. Elections. Elections.

February 22, 2020

Tax savings can be found in the elections you make!

Every year is an election year when it comes to making decisions on your annual income tax return. Here are four common examples that can create tax savings opportunities if you elect the correct option.

1. Tax filing status. Typically, filing a joint tax return instead of filing separately is beneficial to a married couple, but not ...

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

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

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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 ...