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Union County Deer Hunt: 229 Deer Harvested in 2021-22 Cull

May 29, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Hunters culled 229 deer during Union County’s annual deer hunt this past fall and winter, according to a county spokesperson.

The most deer, 55, were harvested from the Watchung Reservation, county spokesperson Tina Casey told TAPinto on Wednesday. Hunts in three Plainfield parks yielded 21 deer during the winter cull but none in the fall, Casey ...

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

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 ...

Today is the 77th Anniversary of V-E Day (And Rahway has a Brief Cameo Back Then Too)

RAHWAY, NJ — On Monday, May 7, 1945, Germany formally offered an unconditional surrender to the Allies, ending World War II in Europe. The following day, May 8, Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day), became the official recognition of the German surrender, especially in the United Kingdom, Western Europe, and North America. England's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, ...

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 ...

Union Catholic Students Set Guinness World Record for the Most People Simultaneously Watering Plants

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 50 members of the Union Catholic Community helped set a World Record for the most people simultaneously watering plants on Friday. Union Catholic is now the home of two world record holders.

Last summer, Sydney McLaughlin (UC Class of 2017), broke the world record in the 400-meter hurdles when she won the gold medal in that event at the Olympic Games in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Commissioners Join in Call for Clark Mayor, Top Cops to Resign Over Racist Remarks

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Board of County Commissioners on Friday joined the chorus of officials calling for the resignation of Clark Township’s mayor and top ranking police brass following the release of recordings on which the mayor is heard going on a racist tirade — something an NJ Advance Media investigation found the township paid a whistleblower to keep ...

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 ...

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Enjoy Union County Parks, the Zero Waste Way

Visitors to Union County parks this summer can give their outdoor gatherings a zero waste makeover by using washable or recyclable picnic gear including plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths.

“Cutting down on single-use paper or plastic items in our parks is a simple way to help the environment while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family,” said Union County Commissioner ...

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 ...

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Fri, June 17, 4:00 PM

CDC Theatre, Cranford

A Bronx Tale at CDC Theatre

Union County Deer Hunt: 229 Deer Harvested in 2021-22 Cull

May 29, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Hunters culled 229 deer during Union County’s annual deer hunt this past fall and winter, according to a county spokesperson.

The most deer, 55, were harvested from the Watchung Reservation, county spokesperson Tina Casey told TAPinto on Wednesday. Hunts in three Plainfield parks yielded 21 deer during the winter cull but none in the fall, Casey ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

A Memorial Day Message

May 29, 2022

May 26, 2022

As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts turn to those in our Union County community who made the ultimate sacrifice, and gave their lives in the service of our country.

Each year, the Commissioner Board honors their memory by distributing thousands of American flags to veterans’ groups and civic organizations. Together, we visit cemeteries across Union County to ensure ...

R 5530- Missed Opportunity: The recent decision to continue a harmful approach to the Substance Use issue in our Schools

May 29, 2022

The use of suspensions by schools is evidenced to create more academic problems and legal difficulties without any benefit to context. (https://bit.ly/3PZ2tZU)

During the 03/09/2022 BOE Meeting, the District had an opportunity to tackle the very significant issue of Substance Use and Abuse through an evidence-based approach.  

This policy provided the District  with not only ...