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Elizabeth Man Charged with Three Cranford Burglaries

May 10, 2022

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 ...

Union County Commissioners Defend One of Their Own in Race For Surrogate

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for county surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy.

Surrogates administer the legal process which takes place after residents of a county die individually owning assets in New Jersey. They also ...

Become a Lifeguard at Union County’s Ulrich Pool in Rahway River Park this Summer

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents who are looking for a summer job outdoors can apply now to become a lifeguard at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park, in Rahway.

Any Union County resident age 16 and up can apply for a lifeguard position at the Ulrich Pool.

Training is available for applicants who are not certified ...

Applications Now Available For Union County’s “Empowering Our Youth” Summer Employment Program

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced the launch of the “Empowering Our Youth” Summer Employment Program.

Now open to applicants, this program is run by the Union County Division of Youth Services and is offered to County residents ages 16 through 24 years old.

“This program is in line with the Union County Board of County ...

Union County Vo-Tech Lockdown Lifted After Threat Made on Social Media, Authorities Say

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A lockdown at Union County Vocational - Technical High School Tuesday morning has been lifted, the school said.

In a message to parents, school officials said the students are safe.

“All students are safe and have returned to class schedules. More information will be sent later in the day,” the message said.

A spokesperson for Union County law ...

Union County American Legion Encourages Participation in Boys State

UNION COUNTY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway was speaking recently with Berley Hanna Jr., the National Executive Committeeman of the American Legion Department of New Jersey. We ran into Hanna at an event, and he was telling us about an upcoming opportunity for high school junior boys: the American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS).

As described on its website, Boys State "will return ...

Whistleblower Who Recorded Clark Mayor’s Racist Remarks Suing Prosecutor’s Office

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Antonio Manata, a whistleblower who recorded the mayor of Clark Township making racist and sexist remarks, filed a federal lawsuit against the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Thursday claiming the office is retaliating against him for bringing the comments to light.

While serving as a lieutenant in the Clark Police Department, Manata secretly recorded Clark ...

Union County Leading the Way as the First County in the State with Social Service Interview Pods

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners are pleased to announce that Union County became first county in the state to provide residents with interview pods, which have the ability to conduct interviews for public assistance via video conferencing,  in an isolated, sound proof, multi-functional enclosure.

The new service is administered under the Department of ...

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 ...


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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

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 ...

Linden Middle School Students Took a Big Step and Built their own Computer

May 17, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - Students at a Linden middle school were unhappy about the level of power on the computers used daily, so they built a computer that they feel suits their needs.

Under the Linden Public Schools One-to-One technology policy, every student is given an Apple device for schoolwork. 

The students at McManus Middle School, with the help and guidance of technology teacher Howard ...

Federal Funding Grants Announced for Volunteer Fire Departments

HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters. 

In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.  

The Firefighter Grant ...

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

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 ...