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Thick Smoke From Tuesday Fifth-Alarm Fire at Elizabeth Waste Management Facility Seen Across North Jersey, NYC

May 11, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City. 

The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is believed to be started by machinery at the plant. 

The homes surrounding the plant were ...

Elizabeth Man Charged with Three Cranford Burglaries

CRANFORD, NJ - An Elizabeth man was taken into custody on May 5, 2022 for multiple burglary charges, including three separate business burglaries in Cranford, Cranford Police Department announced in a press release earlier today.

Antoni Kuhl, 52 of Elizabeth, was arrested on three counts of third degree burglary, two counts of third degree theft and three counts of fourth degrree criminal ...

TAPinto Mourns the Loss of Former Publisher and Editor Kathy Lloyd

ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her. 

"We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto. “Kathy cared deeply about her community and about the importance of objective ...

Relief Efforts for Cranford Family Affected by House Fire Have Begun

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford community is once again proving #cranfordstrong is more than just a hashtag.

Relief efforts for the family affected by the Orchard Street fire have already begun. FLAG for Cranford and Cranford's Girl Scout Service Unit 48 have put together gift card drives to help the family begin the recovery process. 

Some suggested donations are gift cards ...

Union County Commissioners Call for Clark Mayor’s Resignation, Saying His Remarks Make Him Unfit to Lead

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Commissioners released a statement Friday calling on Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Public Safety officials to resign. The statement said the commissioners stand with the people in the community who are also calling for the immediate resignations after audio recordings were published by NJ.com this week.

NJ.com reported that Clark Township paid over ...

One Man Arrested, Another Remaining at-Large For Elizabeth Home Invasion Charges

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Rahway man has been arrested and his co-conspirator remains at large following charges being filed in regards to a home invasion in Elizabeth March 2, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl J. Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced. 

Herby Desir, 34, of Rahway and Emmanuel Rivera, 33 of Carteret are both ...

Community Access Unlimited Preparing for Virtual Fundraiser

ELIZABETH, NJ — Community Access Unlimited (CAU) is preparing for its third annual virtual fundraiser, called Banding Together. It will be held nightly at 7:00 from March 28 to April 2 on CAU's facebook page.

One of the musicians participating is South Plainfield native Cory Singer. He shares his experience living with autism with his 400,000 plus followers on TikTok. When he was ...

Multiple Departments Fight Norwood Ave. Structure Fire in Plainfield (VIDEO)

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Multiple towns responded to help members of the Plainfield Fire Department fight a fire in a two-and-a-half-story wood frame structure on Norwood Avenue near Tate Court Wednesday afternoon. Plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky as firefighters opened up the roof.

Plainfield Fire Director Kenneth Childress told TAPinto Plainfield there were no injuries to ...

Sean Flannery Named Union County's Irishman of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick honored Sean Flannery, owner of Sheelen's Crossing and Sheelen's Fish Market in Fanwood, as the recipient of the William A. Boyle, Sr. Union County Irishman of the Year at its annual Irish Heritage Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Mar. 10.

Flannery, a Westfield resident, was given an award, a green jacket ...

Forecasted Rain, Wind Postpones Saturday's Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION, NJ - Irish eyes are not smiling with the news that the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed for another two weeks due to a forecast of rain, heavy wind gusts and potential snow flurries on Saturday.

The Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Chairwoman Pam Joyce said the decision to postpone the parade was made Thursday morning after ...

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RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

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 ...

Early Voting to Begin June 3 for the 2022 Primary Elections

May 16, 2022

The Union County Board of Elections informs voters that early in-person voting in New Jersey will begin June 3 for the 2022 Primary Elections. Early Voting will take place June 3-5 for the Primary Election. Voting Hours for the Primary Election are Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

“Early Voting in the 2021 General Election ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 16, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

Register to Vote by Tuesday, May 17 to Participate in the 2022 Primary Election

May 16, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents who are not registered to vote are reminded that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7.

"We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote. Registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to vote in a Primary Election. Also, unaffiliated voters will chose their party ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney on Mental Health Help, Horse Riding Therapy and 'Chopped'

NEW JERSEY — “Did you know that the state animal is the horse?” asked Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R - District 40).

He knows a few things about horses. And about public service too. 

Rooney has over 20 years of public service. He served as Wyckoff Township committeeman from 2010 to 2016, as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2014 and mayor in 2011, 2015 and 2016. He also ...

Linden’s Academy of Excellence Hosts Count the Calories Breakfast

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public School’s Academy of Excellence recently hosted a special “Count the Calories Breakfast” to give students a chance to integrate science lessons into a real-life work experience and to bring guests from around the district together to socialize.

Many of the guests were district administrators and secretaries, who were honored for Administrative ...

LOCATED: Linden Police Seeking Assistance Locating Endangered Missing Man

UPDATE: Mr. Oriley safely returned home Monday morning.

LINDEN, NJ - According to a Nixle alert sent by Linden Police Department, officers are currently attempting to locate an endangered missing 39-year-old male in the city.

Craig Oriley, has been missing since approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning. 

No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with ...