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Close to 700 Riders Take to the Streets for Fifteenth Annual Tour de Elizabeth

May 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Approximately 700 cyclists of every skill level took to the streets for the Fifteenth Annual Tour de Elizabeth that rolled throughout the city on Sunday morning. 

This year’s tour that is open to all ages, was a 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic neighborhoods, beginning and ending at City Hall.

Members of the Elizabeth Police ...

Applications for the Linden Firefighter Exam to be Available in July

May 23, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Fire Department has announced that applications will be available in July for those interested in taking the entry-level firefighter exam. 

Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, a Linden resident, between the ages of 18 - 35, possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license and have a high school diploma or GED.

Applications can be submitted ...

Free U.S. Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Services at Linden Public Library

May 19, 2018

LINDEN, NJ – The Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS) NJ is holding classes to assist legal permanent residents to prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship.

JVS has received a competitive $250,000 two-year grant from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The grant allows JVS and their partner, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, to help ...

President of Plainfield Y to Receive Signature United Way Award at Annual Event

May 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - United Way of Greater Union County will present Ravenell Williams, President and CEO of the Plainfield YMCA, with the 2018 Dell Raudelunas award at its 2018 Annual Celebration event on June 13.

Williams has held this position at the Plainfield YMCA for nearly ten years; however, his career with the organization spans over 40 years, beginning as a Program Director for the ...

Canceled: Roselle PBA First Annual Charity Softball Tournament to be Rescheduled

ROSELLE, NJ -  Due to weather conditions, the Roselle PBA’s First Annual Charity Softball Tournament that was originally scheduled for this Saturday morning, has been canceled.  

The event’s rain date is also canceled and the event will be rescheduled at a later date. We will post that information when it becomes available.

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(Update) Cancelled: Linden Police Department Set to Participate in the Roselle PBA's First Annual Charity Softball Tournament

LINDEN, NJ -  Linden Police Department will be participating in the Roselle PBA's First Annual Charity Softball Tournament set to take place in Roselle this Saturday.

The game, set for May 19, will be starting at 9 a.m. at Warinanco Park at fields 3,7 and 8.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for this game will be the following, which is Saturday, May ...

Free U.S. Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Services at Linden Public Library

May 19, 2018

LINDEN, NJ – The Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS) NJ is holding classes to assist legal permanent residents to prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship.

JVS has received a competitive $250,000 two-year grant from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The grant allows JVS and their partner, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, to help ...

Pedestrian Death Prompts Rahway Council to Introduce Ordinance to Make Intersection of Lake & Madison a 4-Way Stop

RAHWAY, NJ - The Rahway City Council unanimously introduced an ordinance that will make the intersection of West Lake Avenue and Madison Avenue a 4-way stop at its regular meeting held Monday night.

The public hearing on the measure is scehduled for June 11.

The introduction of the ordinance comes after a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing West Lake Avenue around 7 p.m.

Travels Hero Spotlight - 70-Year-Old Grandfather Completes 1,500-Mile Bicycle Ride from Key West to Morristown

May 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, FL to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his month-long trek and was even joined for the last quarter-mile by his five grandchildren in ...

NJ American Water to Flush Hydrants in Cranford May 24-May 29

May 24, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – New Jersey American Water will flush Cranford’s fire hydrants between May 24 and May 29.

According to the NJ American Water website, the flushing cleanses the water flow system, clearing any minerals and deposits from the pipes.

“While flushing the system won’t interrupt your water service, when crews are working in your area, you may notice a ...

Linden Man Arrested After Making Threats to Local Uber Driver

May 23, 2018

LINDEN, NJ – A Linden man was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening an Uber driver on Wednesday.

Lenny Dykstra, 55, was arrested outside Linden Police Headquarters just before 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officers were alerted to a vehicle that sped into the attached parking garage. The driver, identified as a 47-year-old Roselle resident, was beeping the horn ...

Free U.S. Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Services at Linden Public Library

LINDEN, NJ – The Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS) NJ is holding classes to assist legal permanent residents to prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship.

JVS has received a competitive $250,000 two-year grant from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The grant allows JVS and their partner, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, to help ...

Linden Man Arrested After Making Threats to Local Uber Driver

May 23, 2018

LINDEN, NJ – A Linden man was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening an Uber driver on Wednesday.

Lenny Dykstra, 55, was arrested outside Linden Police Headquarters just before 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officers were alerted to a vehicle that sped into the attached parking garage. The driver, identified as a 47-year-old Roselle resident, was beeping the horn ...

Applications for the Linden Firefighter Exam to be Available in July

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Fire Department has announced that applications will be available in July for those interested in taking the entry-level firefighter exam. 

Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, a Linden resident, between the ages of 18 - 35, possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license and have a high school diploma or GED.

Applications can be submitted ...

Suspect Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Flees Country

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 36-year-old suspect charged in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian May 15th has fled the country, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Charges have been filed against Mario Infante, age 36, of New Street, Plainfield, following an investigation by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and North Plainfield ...

Close to 700 Riders Take to the Streets for Fifteenth Annual Tour de Elizabeth

May 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Approximately 700 cyclists of every skill level took to the streets for the Fifteenth Annual Tour de Elizabeth that rolled throughout the city on Sunday morning. 

This year’s tour that is open to all ages, was a 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic neighborhoods, beginning and ending at City Hall.

Members of the Elizabeth Police ...

Canceled: Roselle PBA First Annual Charity Softball Tournament to be Rescheduled

ROSELLE, NJ -  Due to weather conditions, the Roselle PBA’s First Annual Charity Softball Tournament that was originally scheduled for this Saturday morning, has been canceled.  

The event’s rain date is also canceled and the event will be rescheduled at a later date. We will post that information when it becomes available.

Download the TAPinto ...

(Update) Cancelled: Linden Police Department Set to Participate in the Roselle PBA's First Annual Charity Softball Tournament

LINDEN, NJ -  Linden Police Department will be participating in the Roselle PBA's First Annual Charity Softball Tournament set to take place in Roselle this Saturday.

The game, set for May 19, will be starting at 9 a.m. at Warinanco Park at fields 3,7 and 8.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for this game will be the following, which is Saturday, May ...

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College for Teens Program at Union County College

May 22, 2018

CRANFORD – This summer the Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering the 2018 College for Teens program sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The program is offered for two sessions. Each session will be held for two weeks and will meet from Monday through Thursday. During the session students have the chance to explore and research careers ...

The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2005)

            The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani, a New York Times best selling author, was recommended to me by a young woman who actually came from the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, the place where the novel is set. “The author did such a wonderful job of describing how the town actually is,” said the young lady.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...