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Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Recycling Event for Union County Residents, June 4

May 21, 2022

Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Any Union County resident may ...

Summer Improv Class in Union for Kids 12-17

The Theater Project, a leading incubator for rising talent and a showcase for New Jersey artists, is offering a three-week Improv Workshop for kids 12-17 from July 11-29.  The workshop will meet Monday through Friday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, with a final free performance for friends and family Friday, July 28. Sessions will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Union, 1050 Jeanette Ave, in ...

Summit F.D.: One Reported Fatality in Route 24 Crash That Involved Tractor Trailer, Five Vehicles

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD).

The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident on Route 24 East near Milemarker 9.

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

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 ...

North Avenue Roadwork in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ - A busy morning commute may get trickier as a road resurfacing project continues on North Avenue in Cranford.

On May 17, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced daytime shoulder closures on Route 28 (North Ave.) for a resurfacing project. The shoulder will be closed between Hetfield Avenue in Scotch Plains and Grove Street in Cranford. No ...

UPDATE: Meadowbrook Court Incident Resolved Safely; Summit Police Say Victim Has Been Taken to Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely.

A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being transported to hospital. No injuries."

“I am pleased with the professional response ...

Woman Barricaded with Firearm in Meadowbrook Court Residence in Summit; SWAT Unit on Scene

SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in place and a safety perimeter has been established.

A crisis response negotiator is ...

Saturday Morning Robbery at Elizabeth Gas Station Leaves Taxi Driver Injured, Suspects Arrested

ELIZABETH, NJ - An early morning robbery Saturday left a taxi driver shot in the arm, according to a spokeswoman for the City of Elizabeth. 

According to the city spokeswoman, the taxi driver was shot as a result of a robbery. The suspects were caught and have been arrested. 

The taxi driver is said to be in stable condition. This story is developing.

 

 

Rally in Westfield Protests Supreme Court’s Pending Abortion Decision

WESTFIELD, NJ — Debby Hall, of Scotch Plains, carried a sign that says, “Our daughters and granddaughters must have the same rights as we did.”

Hall, 57, was among several hundred who turned out in Mindowaskin Park Saturday for the “We Won’t Go Back Rally” protesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s impending decision to overturn the landmark abortion ...

Union County to Receive 2022 NACo Achievement Award for First Proprietary County-Run COVID-19 Lab in the Nation

Union County will receive a 2022 NACo Achievement Award, acknowledging the groundbreaking partnership between the County and Kean University, forming the first proprietary, County and academic run COVID-19 testing lab in the nation. NACo – the National Association of Counties – has awarded Union County with three 2022 Achievement Awards in total.

“Since the onset of ...

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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 ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

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 ...

New Update from Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Regarding Bond Referendum

May 21, 2022

KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from Superintendent Kyle C. Arlington.

Dear School Community:

As I’ve previously shared, you’ll be hearing a lot about the bond referendum that will be the next big leap in our vision for advancing student instruction and achievement. We’re planning for a fall vote.

Take a few minutes to review a webpage that explains the ...

Kenilworth Schools College Decision Day

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 ...

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 Casolaro ...

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 ...

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Grand Opening for Kenilworth Thrift Shop

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Fearvana KIDS May Workshop

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Kenilworth Bears Baseball Camp

Missing Woman, Last Seen at JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange

May 21, 2022

MISSING PERSON 

The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person.

Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive.

Caren is approximately 5'4' tall and 120 pounds.

If anyone has any ...

EBPD: Two Township Girls Missing




EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ

Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, 5'5", 115lbs, long black braided hair, unknown clothing description.

Allia ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

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 ...

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 ...