CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 400 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!


Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important work that we do and how volunteer advocacy really makes a difference in the lives of children who need a consistent, caring adult presence to help their voices be heard. 

Tue, July 23
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 07/23/2019 6:00pm 07/23/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 400 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building

300 North Ave East
Westfield, NJ

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UPDATE: Newark Man Charged in Connection with Report of Person with Weapon in Union Walmart

August 16, 2019

UNION, NJ - A Newark man who allegedly caused a local Walmart to be evacuated Thursday morning due to reports of a person inside brandishing a gun is now in custody and has been criminally charged.

Joshua K. Phillips, 20, is charged with third-degree creating a false public alarm, third-degree possession of a weapon, and shoplifting, a disorderly persons offense, Union Police ...

Major Heroin, Fentanyl Production, Packaging, and Distribution Network Shut Down

August 10, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement authorities has dealt a blow to the Paterson drug trade, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Thursday.

According to a statement the investigation, known as Operation 4K, focused on a heroin and fentanyl distribution network allegedly led by Kashard Whitaker. 41, Paterson. In their report ...

Man Arrested in "Upskirting" Incident in Route 22 Store, Again

UNION, NJ – A man accused of taking "upskirt" photos surrendered to Union Police last week after this latest incident at a store on Route 22.  He is accused in at least three other similar incidents in New Jersey and Utah over the past year.

Stephen Grogan, 42, surrendered to Union Police on August 1 and is charged with the criminal charge of invasion of privacy.

Officials Struggle as NJ Town’s Garbage Piles Up

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Uncollected residential garbage – some of it apparently sitting for weeks on end in the sweltering summer heat – is causing headaches for township officials here and in surrounding towns.

Raritan Township Administrator Don Hutchins said he was first alerted to the issue about a month ago. The problems arose after Republic Services acquired Premier Disposal ...

PK is Kenilworth's Pet of the Week

August 12, 2019

KENILWORTH, NJ - Meet PK, Kenilworth’s TAPinto Pet of the Week!

PK (Patsy Cline) is thrilled to be Pet of the Week!  She’s a Kelpie mix rescued from Virginia 3 1/2 years ago. Her foster mom named her Patsy Kline, misspelling Cline.  PK’s new name was an easy fix!  PK spends her days running, jumping and spying on the neighbors.  This ...

Ginger is Kenilworth's Pet of the Week

KENILWORTH, NJ - Meet Ginger, Kenilworth’s TAPinto Pet of the Week!

Ginger is a 16 Year old Yorkshire Terrier who just celebrated her birthday in June. She’s deaf, but still lives life to the fullest. Her favorite late-night treats are the chicken nuggets from Burger King. Some of her hobbies include organizing and counting her stuffed toys and climbing into any purse she can, ...

Ziggy is Kenilworth's Pet of the Week

KENILWORTH, NJ - Meet Ziggy, Kenilworth’s TAPinto Pet of the Week!

Ziggy is a 13 year old blue Merle Shetland Sheepdog aka Sheltie. He's a working dog, see the tie?  He'll do just about anything for a snack including play dead. When not protecting the family home or contemplating the meaning of life, he can usually be found napping in a sunbeam.

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Continental Dance Club in Kenilworth

August 18, 2019

KENILWORTH, NJ – In the heart of the Boulevard is the Continental Dance Club. For over 59 years, the studio has been teaching people from all over the tri-state area and further how to dance in many different styles.  Continental is also the oldest non-franchised, independently owned dance studio in New Jersey.  TAPinto Kenilworth spoke with Continental about their long running ...

2019 Kenilworth Fire Department Carnival

KENILWORTH, NJ - The annual Kenilworth Fire Department Carnival officially kicked off Monday night. There was a great turnout of residents and visitors from different towns to come out and participate in the fun.

The Carnival features rides for both children and adults, games, food, music, a beer garden, and safe family-friendly fun. Pay-One-Price-Ride-All-Night wristband nights are ...

Kenilworth Resident Interviews Eyewitnesses to WW2

KENILWORTH, NJ - Michael Naya, a senior at David Brearley High School, has been fascinated with history since he started reading books about the Titanic when he was seven years old. For the past three years he has been interviewing Great Depression survivors, World War II civilians and veterans, as well as Korean War veterans. He has been documenting their stories in the hopes of one day writing ...

Share the 50th Anniversary of the “Miracle Mets” with Art Shamsky

August 18, 2019

From the moon landing to the Woodstock music festival, 1969 was an extraordinary year in American history. It was also the year of the “miracle” World Series win by the New York Mets baseball team. Now Union County residents can experience all of these events together from the perspective of former Mets outfielder, broadcaster and author Art Shamsky, who played a role in the ...

Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...