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

May 17, 2022

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 ...

Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

The Bag Ban is Starting Wednesday, May 4. What Does That Mean for Mountainside Residents?

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ban of these products may affect the everyday life of Mountainside ...

Mountainside Receives $40,000 Union County Infrastructure Grant for Road Work-Resurfacing of Fernwood Road & Fox Trail  

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mountainside Borough was the recipient of $40,000 for road work-resurfacing of Fernwood Road and Fox Trail as part of the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grant program. Union County Board of County Commissioners awarded a total of $1,500,000 on Thursday to the County’s twenty-one ...

High Times for New Jersey Residents and Guests Begin April 21

NEW JERSEY - Starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, 2022, New Jersey residents and visitors 21 years and older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries across the state.  The locations, which have been serving patients in the Medicinal Cannabis Program, will now open their doors to the broader public. 

“We ...

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

May 17, 2022

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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Mon, May 30, 8:00 AM

Mountainside

School Closed

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Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, May 25, 6:30 PM

Mountainside

Imagine will offer webinar on Loss, Grief and ...

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Mon, May 30, 8:00 AM

Mountainside

School Closed

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Sat, June 11, 7:00 PM

Patricia M. Kuran Arts Center (Old Carriage House), Fanwood

Fanwood Performance Series

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Fri, June 17, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

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Sat, June 18, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

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Sun, June 19, 1:00 AM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

Union County’s Rhythm & Blues by the Brook Outdoor Music Festival Returns to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield

May 21, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, returns on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 6:00 p.m. to kick off summer.

“We are delighted to bring Rhythm & Blues by the Brook back to Union County this year,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “Cedar Brook Park is ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

May 25, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

A Statement from the Union County Board of County Commissioners

May 25, 2022

“The Union County Board of County Commissioners share our sentiments of sorrow and sadness over yesterday’s unspeakable tragedy in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. It is extremely difficult to comprehend the horrible and violent actions of people, and even more so when directed at - what should be - a safe space. Violence on this scale at a school is almost impossible to ...

3 Key Reasons you Need B. Lewis Properties to Sell Your Home

May 11, 2022

Setting the Stage for Success

While your home may be perfect for your family... it's not perfect for everyone. As an independent professional I will be able to advise you on what small (or large) changes need to be made to appeal to the most buyer, to get you the most offers, and the highest price. 

In the pictures here you can see that while the property owner enjoyed her many ...

The Berkeley Heights Public Schools French Controversy of 2022: A Written Record of Events

May 20, 2022

On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District was moving forward with ending French as a language option within the District.

"I ...