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Gunfire Kills NJ Man, Injures Another

May 19, 2022

CARTERET, NJ — A gunman killed a 27year-old man and wounded another on Wednesday as the pair sat inside a parked car on Lincoln Avenue, according to authorities.

The deadly afternoon shooting prompted a temporary lockdown at Nathan Hale Elementary School, a block away on Roosevelt Avenue, as police searched the area for the shooter. The gunman remains at large.

Killed in the 1 pm ...

Bergen County Jail Inmate Charged with Terroristic Threats and Stalking BCPO Employee and Family

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Bergen County Jail innate is facing charges for threatening a Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office employee and their family, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. 

Michael Strzelczyk, 40, originally from Wayne but incarcerated at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, has been charged with third-degree terroristic threats and fourth-degree stalking at the ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

NJ School District Moves to Buy Cameras for All School Buses

ROXBURY, NJ – All school buses in the Roxbury school district will soon be outfitted with security cameras as the district – which has slowly been installing the devices – recently decided to finish the job.

The decision to spend about $106,000 on the bus camera project was approved by the Roxbury Board of Education at its May 9 meeting.

At the session, Roxbury Schools ...

NJ 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

Woman Found Dead in Route 73 Motel Due to Apparent Homicide

MAPLE SHADE, NJ — A body of a woman was found inside a room at the Bel-Air Motor Lodge in Maple Shade on Wednesday, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced.

The death was a result of an apparent homicide.

Officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the motel, located on the 2800 block of Route ...

Mystery of the Human Fetus Found in NJ Revealed

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne’s Finest made quick work of the mystery of the remains of the human fetus discovered this past Sunday, May 8. The very next day, the investigation led to two arrests in connection with this strange case.

The following account is based on a statement released by Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

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Jets Send Stars to NJ High School Girls Flag Football Practice

WAYNE, NJ – New York Jets Quarterback Zach Wilson and star Wide Receiver Elijah Moore surprised the Wayne Valley Girls Flag Football team at their practice Tuesday evening - not just visiting but participating and providing encouragement the day before a huge matchup with undefeated Ridgewood.

It was the New York Jets who provided Valley with an $8,000 grant in order to get their team ...

Former NJ Councilman Charged with Theft

Red Bank, NJ: Former Councilman Hazim Yassin has been criminally charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the Red Bank Education Foundation over the course of two years, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor (MCPO), Lori Linskey announced today.

Yassin, 32, said to be living in the Lincroft section of Middletown, is charged with third-degree Theft by Unlawful Taking.

The MCPO ...

The Remains of a Human Fetus Discovered in NJ Home

WAYNE, NJ – A gruesome discovery at a Wayne residence have the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office investigating. They are seeking help to learn more about a human fetus found inside a home.

There was not a lot of information shared when Chief Jack McNiff and Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes released a statement about the incident.

On Sunday, Mother’s Day, at approximately 5:45 ...

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Gunfire Kills NJ Man, Injures Another

May 19, 2022

CARTERET, NJ — A gunman killed a 27year-old man and wounded another on Wednesday as the pair sat inside a parked car on Lincoln Avenue, according to authorities.

The deadly afternoon shooting prompted a temporary lockdown at Nathan Hale Elementary School, a block away on Roosevelt Avenue, as police searched the area for the shooter. The gunman remains at large.

Killed in the 1 pm ...

Bergen County Jail Inmate Charged with Terroristic Threats and Stalking BCPO Employee and Family

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Bergen County Jail innate is facing charges for threatening a Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office employee and their family, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. 

Michael Strzelczyk, 40, originally from Wayne but incarcerated at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, has been charged with third-degree terroristic threats and fourth-degree stalking at the ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

NJ School District Moves to Buy Cameras for All School Buses

ROXBURY, NJ – All school buses in the Roxbury school district will soon be outfitted with security cameras as the district – which has slowly been installing the devices – recently decided to finish the job.

The decision to spend about $106,000 on the bus camera project was approved by the Roxbury Board of Education at its May 9 meeting.

At the session, Roxbury Schools ...

NJ 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

Woman Found Dead in Route 73 Motel Due to Apparent Homicide

MAPLE SHADE, NJ — A body of a woman was found inside a room at the Bel-Air Motor Lodge in Maple Shade on Wednesday, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced.

The death was a result of an apparent homicide.

Officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the motel, located on the 2800 block of Route ...

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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 ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Kenilworth Public Library to Host Fun Friday Craft

May 19, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting a "Fun" craft this Friday, May 20. This interactive event is for children ages four to nine years old from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required for each individual craft. Kenilworth residents may begin to register one week prior to each event. Out of town residents may begin to register two days prior to ...

Scenes from the Kenilworth Street Fair and Car Show

KENILWORTH, NJ – On Sunday, May 15, the annual Street Fair and Car Show sponsored by the Borough of Kenilworth was held along the Boulevard. The event went from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and according to Chief of Police Fred Soos between 3,000-4,000 community members and other guests from neighboring towns came out to participate. 

The event included an eclectic variety of ...

Kenilworth Schools College Decision Day

May 16, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message regarding college from Superintendent of Schools Kyle C. Arlington.

Dear School Community,

May 2nd was all about U. As in Rutgers U., Rowan U., and all the other great colleges and universities near and far that our seniors will attend in the fall.

May 1 is National College Decision Day. We marked the occasion in our buildings as ...

David Brearley Middle/High School Announces 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll & High Honor Roll

KENILWORTH, NJ - David Brearley Middle School and High School announced the students who have qualified for Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.

DBMHS recognizes student achievement every marking period at the two levels.

To be named to the honor roll, the minimum requirements are two course grades of (80-84) if all ...

Two Brearley Students Receive Brian Piccolo Awards from Kenilworth UNICO

KENILWORTH, NJ - David Brearley High School seniors Isabella Casolaro and Nick Manee were recently honored at a luncheon in Clark as the 2022 recipients of the Brian Piccolo award granted by the Kenilworth Chapter of UNICO. 

The Brian Piccolo award is given to high school athletes in pursuit of higher education who demonstrate qualities similar to Brian Piccolo such as ...

Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad is Recruiting

May 14, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad is currently recruiting new volunteers. No experience is necessary and all certifications and training will be provided by the Kenilworth Fire Department.

If you are interested please email info@kenilworthfire.org for more information. 

Kenilworth Police Officer Receives Prestigious Award

KENILWORTH, NJ - School Resource Officer and Detective Brian Pickton who has been with the Kenilworth Police Department for 18 years was recently honored by the Union County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Detective Pickton’s exceptional commitment and contribution to the Kenilworth Municipal Alliance to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse has him recognized as the 2022 ...

Varsity Softball: Bears Continue Winning Streak

May 19, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Brearley Varsity Softball Team had another lively game on Wednesday defeating Dayton's Bulldogs 5-4. This was the game resumed from April 14, in the seventh inning with one out and runners on first and third for Brearley.

The Bears were down 4-3 with Leah Sims at the plate. Sims drove in a run to tie the game 4-4. Next up was Isabella Casalaro ...

Varsity Softball: Massive Win for Brearley

KENILWORTH, NJ -The Bears had a thrilling game yesterday as they beat the Roselle Park Panthers at home in the State Tournament 11-1. The team will now move on to the second round on Friday, May 20, when they play the County Seaters at Belvidere High School at 4 p.m.

Highlights of the game include:

Valentina Capra was two for two with a triple and three RBIs to open up the scoring in the ...

Gunfire Kills NJ Man, Injures Another

May 19, 2022

CARTERET, NJ — A gunman killed a 27year-old man and wounded another on Wednesday as the pair sat inside a parked car on Lincoln Avenue, according to authorities.

The deadly afternoon shooting prompted a temporary lockdown at Nathan Hale Elementary School, a block away on Roosevelt Avenue, as police searched the area for the shooter. The gunman remains at large.

Killed in the 1 pm ...

Bergen County Jail Inmate Charged with Terroristic Threats and Stalking BCPO Employee and Family

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Bergen County Jail innate is facing charges for threatening a Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office employee and their family, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. 

Michael Strzelczyk, 40, originally from Wayne but incarcerated at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, has been charged with third-degree terroristic threats and fourth-degree stalking at the ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Rosie

May 16, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Rosie Kenilworth's TAPinto Pet of the Week!

Introducing Rosie, a nine-year-old American Pitbull Terrier with an amazing story. Before she was adopted by her forever family, she spent over a year in different foster homes. Rosie is deaf, and had a difficult time finding a home because of this. However, what nobody knew was that Rosie was as intelligent as ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Ella Fitzgerald

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Ella Fitzgerald Kenilworth's TAPinto Pet of the Week!

Introducing Ella Fitzgerald, an adorable and grumpy Shih Tzu. At about 15 years old, Ella’s favorite activities include sleeping, eating, and cuddling! Ella doesn’t enjoy pictures, and always has to be bribed with food in order to get the perfect shot. Her favorite toy is a squeaky bunny ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Brody

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Brody Kenilworth's TAPinto Pet of the Week!

Introducing Brody! Brody is a friendly and loving Pitbull Vista, and is a little over 11 years old. Brody was born in Ohio, and was rescued by his family when he was six years old. Looks can be deceiving, and this is especially seen in Brody’s case. While he may look intimidating, all he ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 18, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...