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Memorial Dedicated to Sofia Thomas Memory at Linden's School #4

May 11, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - School No. 4 in Linden lost a young student to tragedy last November, but Sofia Thomas left a lasting impression on the hearts of students, staff and community.  

Now there is a visible memorial that will be reminder of her impact on the school for years to come. 

School No. 4 held a moving dedication ceremony on Monday, May 6, for a new ...

8 Linden Schools Apart of the 82 Schools and Organizations to Receive 2019 Union County Kids Dig In! Garden Grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that grants have been awarded to 82 garden projects in 16 municipalities through the Union County Kids Dig In! school garden grant program. Linden Public schools had eight schools which will recieve the funding.

“School gardens support collaborative learning and teamwork throughout the school community, ...

VIDEO: Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) Takes to House Floor in Washington to Advocate for One-Seat Rides on Raritan Valley Line

May 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) spoke on the House Floor in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, to highlight the lack of one-seat ride access on NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley Line into New York City. (Video below.)

Madam Speaker, today I rise to highlight the struggle that rail commuters in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District face each day.

Public ...

Union County Freeholders Seek Investigation of Power Line Upgrades

ELIZABETH, NJ – Residents from Cranford and Westfield turned out in strong numbers at the Union County Freeholders meeting Thursday night to lobby against a plan for taller utility poles and more powerful electric lines slated for the two municipalities.

The concerned residents filled the room, and about 25 of them spoke to the board at length on their opposition to the plan before the ...

Linden Councilwoman, Lisa Ormon Recorded Deciding vote for Brother, Mayor Armstead

LINDEN, NJ – Democratic Municipal Chairman Nicholas P. Scutari charged City Councilwoman Lisa Ormon with “blatant nepotism that raises serious ethical issues” for her casting the deciding vote to give her brother, Mayor Derek Armstead, a $26,000 retroactive pay raise and a $25,575 “bonus check.”
At a December 2018 City Council meeting, Ormon cast the ...

County of Union to Honor 50th Anniversary of Stonewall at 2nd Annual LGBTQ PRIDE Flag Raising Ceremony

May 14, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is set to host the second annual LGBTQ Pride Flag Raising Ceremony event on Monday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. on the steps of the Union County Courthouse located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth.

“Raising the rainbow flag at the County Courthouse is a significant symbol of inclusion and support for the equal rights of LGBTQ ...

Memorial Dedicated to Sofia Thomas Memory at Linden's School #4

May 11, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - School No. 4 in Linden lost a young student to tragedy last November, but Sofia Thomas left a lasting impression on the hearts of students, staff and community.  

Now there is a visible memorial that will be reminder of her impact on the school for years to come. 

School No. 4 held a moving dedication ceremony on Monday, May 6, for a new ...

VIDEO: Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) Takes to House Floor in Washington to Advocate for One-Seat Rides on Raritan Valley Line

May 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) spoke on the House Floor in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, to highlight the lack of one-seat ride access on NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley Line into New York City. (Video below.)

Madam Speaker, today I rise to highlight the struggle that rail commuters in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District face each day.

Public ...

Union County Freeholders Seek Investigation of Power Line Upgrades

ELIZABETH, NJ – Residents from Cranford and Westfield turned out in strong numbers at the Union County Freeholders meeting Thursday night to lobby against a plan for taller utility poles and more powerful electric lines slated for the two municipalities.

The concerned residents filled the room, and about 25 of them spoke to the board at length on their opposition to the plan before the ...

Linden Councilwoman, Lisa Ormon Recorded Deciding vote for Brother, Mayor Armstead

LINDEN, NJ – Democratic Municipal Chairman Nicholas P. Scutari charged City Councilwoman Lisa Ormon with “blatant nepotism that raises serious ethical issues” for her casting the deciding vote to give her brother, Mayor Derek Armstead, a $26,000 retroactive pay raise and a $25,575 “bonus check.”
At a December 2018 City Council meeting, Ormon cast the ...

Gardening and Landscaping Made Easy with Native Plants

May 19, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Now that the weather has cleared, gardening season has begun in earnest. Residents and property managers in Union County who are looking for beautiful, low maintenance plants this summer can also contribute to the cause of native plant preservation, by choosing natives for gardens, yards, and landscaped areas.

Native plants are a key part of a healthy habitat, and they have ...

Trinitas Denied Level II Trauma Center Designation

May 19, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s request to become a Level II Trauma has been denied by the State Health Planning Board.

The statement below was released on Friday from Trinitas calling the decision flawed and stating they will appeal the decision. 

“Trinitas Regional Medical Center is deeply disappointed by the Department of Health’s reversal of the ...

New Mom’s Get a Special Gift - Panasonic Donates 500 Baby Monitors to Trinitas' Maternity Patients

ELIZABETH, NJ --- Panasonic Corporation of North America has donated 500 baby monitors to Trinitas Regional Medical Center Maternity Patients in honor of Mother's Day.

"We are completely humbled and honored to receive such a generous gift from Panasonic. As our fellow servants in the Newark community, this is a true testament of an institution giving back to its local community," ...

Freeholders to Cut Ribbon on New Spray Park at Wheeler Park in Linden on Saturday, May 25

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board invites families and residents to the grand opening of the Wheeler Park Spray Park—the largest of its kind in the County system---in Linden on Saturday, May 25.

Doors are open from 11 a.m-7 p.m., and admission is free to the state-of-the art facility. The Freeholders will hold a ribbon cutting marking the opening of the Spray Park at 1 ...

8 Linden Schools Apart of the 82 Schools and Organizations to Receive 2019 Union County Kids Dig In! Garden Grants

May 11, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that grants have been awarded to 82 garden projects in 16 municipalities through the Union County Kids Dig In! school garden grant program. Linden Public schools had eight schools which will recieve the funding.

“School gardens support collaborative learning and teamwork throughout the school community, ...

Fanwood Political Flier Reprints TAPintoSPF Story Without Permission; TAPinto Does Not Endorse Political Candidates

May 19, 2019

FANWOOD, NJ -- A political flier has been distributed door-to-door in Fanwood that republishes a TAPintoSPF.net interview of Freeholder Al Mirabella and his wife, Phyllis, without permission and appears to imply that TAPinto endorses Column A candidates. 

The flier was forwarded to TAPintoSPF by a resident of Maclennan Place in Fanwood who inquired whether TAPintoSPF had printed ...

Union County Freeholders Call for NJ Transit Reforms, Boost in State Funding

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board is supporting reforms at NJ Transit and a proposed increase in funding for the state's transportation agency.

On Thursday night, the freeholder board unanimously approved a resolution “supporting an increase in funding for NJ Transit in this year’s New Jersey State budget to implement both the recommendations ...

Trinitas Denied Level II Trauma Center Designation

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s request to become a Level II Trauma has been denied by the State Health Planning Board.

The statement below was released on Friday from Trinitas calling the decision flawed and stating they will appeal the decision. 

“Trinitas Regional Medical Center is deeply disappointed by the Department of Health’s reversal of the ...

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Put Down the Salt Shaker for Good Health

May 21, 2019

Many Americans do not realize how much sodium they are consuming, especially as comes from packaged food and meals consumed away from home. Learn more as Dr. Karen Ensle presents Put Down the Salt Shaker for Good Health (Elmora Branch Library, 740 W. Grand St., Elizabeth, Wednesday, May 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

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10% Happier by Dan Harris

10% Percent Happier by Dan Harris (Harper Collins, 2014)

 

My beloved sister-in-law, Betty Lenart, passed away last year. She faced death with a unique serenity, deeply dedicated to her Catholic faith. Each year Betty would go on a religious retreat, often located at the Jersey shore, where she would spend several days in silent meditation.  Sometimes I admit, I thought she was ...