Annual Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Upholds Tradition

March 14, 2018

UNION, NJ – Thousands came out to watch the 22nd Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Union on Saturday as pipe and drum bands, police associations, firemen, civic organization, Irish dancers and hundreds of others marched up Morris Avenue to the sounds of bagpipers and high school bands.

Governor Phil Murphy spent some time on the grandstand before the parade.  ...

Meet John McPartlan, Grand Marshal of the Union Co. St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sat, Mar. 10

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Meet John McPartlan, Scotch Plains resident and grand marshal of the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade, which steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

A native of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with roots in Co. Leitrim and Mayo, he attended Bishop Ford HS in Brooklyn and St. John’s University in Queens. He moved to New Jersey after ...

Boys Basketball: Reid Takes Over, Leads Roselle Catholic to State Title

March 11, 2018

TOMS RIVER, NJ — When Naz Reid is on top of his game, Roselle Catholic is as dangerous as any team in the nation.

The 6-foot-11 Reid has been one of the country’s best basketball players during his four-year career at Roselle Catholic. But his tenure as a player for the school was hanging by a thread in NJSIAA Non-Public B State Championship game Saturday night. 

Reid made ...

Boys Basketball: Whitney’s Historic Night Leads Roselle Catholic to Sectional Title

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Prior to the start of the 2017-18 boys’ basketball season, Roselle Catholic was moved to the North Jersey Non-Public B section, a change from its previous South Non-Public classification. 

That meant, among other things, that the Lions had a chance to compete for a sectional title at the storied Rutgers Athletic Center, so long as they conquered their grueling ...

Union County College: All Campuses are Closed Wednesday March 7

March 6, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - All day and evening campuses of Union County College are closed Wednesday March 7 in anticipation of the pending storm.

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Kenilworth Gets $25K Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

March 15, 2018

KENILWORTH, NJ — Kenilworth is getting a $25,000 “Level the Playing Field” grant from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The new grant program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with disabilities as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County HEART ...

Kenilworth Wounded Veterans May Get Own Parking Space Designations

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Borough Council on Wednesday introduced an ordinance authorizing parking spaces for Combat Wounded veterans. The idea for the ordinance originated with the Kenilworth Veteran Affairs Committee. 

A public hearing and adoption of the ordinance is scheduled for Wednesday
March 28.

Five newly designated purple “Combat Wounded” parking spots will be ...

JCP&L: 110,000 Without Power

March 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ – Two big storms in a week caused about 460,000 JCP&L customers to lose power.  The company restored power to about 320,000 that lost power during the first storm with 17,000 customers still waiting to have their power restored when this most recent second storm hit Wednesday.  The combination of the two storms has left the company with about 110,000 customers still ...

Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party Set For March 16

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up.

The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by the year 2026, by improving access to quality and ...

Get Ready Kenilworth: Snow Is On the Way

KENILWORTH, NJ – A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night in our area.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow is possible, with total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches.  Localized amounts up to 12 inches, are possible.

The National Weather Service says to plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the ...

Heavy Snowfall Still Expected in Kenilworth

March 7, 2018

KENILWORTH, NJ – Although Union County residents awoke to clear streets and sidewalks this morning, the area remains under a Winter Storm Watch until 4 a.m. Thursday.

The National Weather service increased the expected snowfall for the area, reporting that the heaviest snowfall will occur between noon and 8 p.m., according to the NWS’ morning update.

A total snow accumulation of ...

Michigan Ave. Accident Ties Up Kenilworth Traffic Monday

KENILWORTH, NJ - An auto collided with a pole on Michigan Avenue Monday afternoon, sending one to the hospital, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

BNN is reporting that the accident in the 600 block of Michigan Avenue at around 3:30 p.m. brought wires down. The Union County Police Department was summoned to assist with traffic control in the area, BNN reported.

The victim was ...

Travel to Palestine - the First Tourist Destination In the World

March 9, 2018

TAPintoTravels is in Berlin covering the International Tourism Convention.  One of our first meetings was with the wonderful folks from Palestine.

Majed Ishaq of the State of Palestine Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities welcomed us to their beautiful country.

He was also kind enough to provide a welcome in Arabic.

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Tim Tebow Hosts Red Carpet Celebrity Gala to Benefit His Foundation

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - TAPintoTravels traveled to Florida to attend the 8th Annual Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit disabled, orphaned and injured children.

The Tournament Player Club at Sawgrass' (TPC Sawgrass) hosted the event in their Spanish-revival clubhouse.  The event was everything you would expect from a Red Carpet event, and more.  From ...

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Wendy's Set to Replace Former Burger King on North Avenue in Garwood

March 16, 2018

GARWOOD, NJ – Fast food connoisseurs who mourned the loss of Burger King on North Avenue in Garwood can rejoice – the Garwood Planning Board confirmed that a Wendy’s will take its place.

The existing building will be kept in place, but renovations are planned, according to Adele Lewis, secretary for the Garwood Planning Board. Those renovations include removing the play area ...

Proud to Support Tom Malinowski for Congress

March 7, 2018

Every single day, whether I want to be or not, I am reminded how important it is that Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives in November and check Donald Trump. Fortunately, there is a terrific candidate in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District who can beat incumbent Leonard Lance. That candidate is Tom Malinowski.

I'm a lifelong New Jersey resident -- including ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, March 18, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Maple Sugar Sunday


Mon, March 19, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Agents of Change: Women in NJ History


Tue, March 20, 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Free “Organic Vegetable Gardening” Presentation

Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden

Union County's March For Our Lives - County Wide March Planned

March 17, 2018

March 24 at 10 a.m. Students of Union County will march to make sure that our schools are safe. The march will start at Burnet Middle School (1000 Caldwell Avenue, Union). It will end at the Union Township City Council Offices (1976 Morris Avenue, Union). All looking to protect American children by strengthening our laws and stand with the victims of all shootings inside places of education, are ...