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Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

November 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

Off-Duty Flemington Cop Saves Choking Man

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It happened when he was off-duty, and he only told a few people.

But there were witnesses in the restaurant, and one of them called TAPinto.

“I wasn’t looking for praise,” said Greg Zytko, a Flemington police officer.

What the officer was looking for was lunch with his family at Chick-fil-A in Phillipsburg around 1 p.m. Nov. 6.

As they were ...

Ice Rink Slides Into Westfield With Much Fanfare Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ – An 8.3-acre park on the town’s border with Garwood is home to a regulation size ice hockey rink, at least for the next three months.

Several hundred people gathered for the formal opening of the Westfield Rink on Sunday, a temporary ice rink housed in a tent at Gumbert Park. The rink started hosting hockey practices earlier in the week and held its public skate ...

Cranford Named Best Downtown in NJ

CRANFORD - After weeks of voting, Cranford has won the NJ.com Best Downtown in NJ. 

Cranford was named a top 5 finalist along with Westfield, Cape May, Morristown, and Somerville before winning the final round with 30% of the vote. 

NJ.com saluted Cranford's eateries such as Breadsmith, Vanilla Bean Creamery, River and Rail Cantina, Cranford Hotel, Urban Burger, and ...

A Plainfield Woman Sentenced to Probation and Barred from Dealing with Pets for Life

A 38-year-old Plainfield woman has been sentenced to five years of probation and will be barred for life from ever again owning, breeding, or selling pets in New Jersey following her admission of neglect that led to the deaths of multiple puppies in her care, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.

State Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch also ordered that Suzie ...

Protesters March in Morristown in Attempt to Hold President Trump Accountable

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over 1,000 people gathered at the Morristown Green on Thursday November 8 to demand accountability and transparency from the Trump administration. To show that nobody is above the law, people held signs reading "Resist", "Defend Democracy" and "Protect Mueller"  in an attempt to hold President Trump accountable for his actions.

The ...

"Districts Like This Determine The Outcome Tuesday Night" - Jay Webber in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Assemblyman Jay Webber, candidate for the 11th Congressional District of New Jersey, met a group of Nutley Republicans at the home of Township of Nutley Matriarch Ruth Bedford Sunday night. Bedford was also described as the matriarch of the Essex County Republicans.

Walt Smith, chair of the Nutley Republican Club, served as host of the evening. Upon Webber's ...

Department of Justice to Monitor Polling Places in Union County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in  Union county on Tuesday.

The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice Department press release.   

“Voting rights are ...

Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 Years

WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold on Elm Street.

The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be closing on Dec. 30.

Eric Graff, who has owned the shop for the last 28 of the store’s years, said he ...

TAPinto Reminds Everyone to Turn Your Clocks Back 1- Hour this Weekend

NUTLEY, NJ - It’s time to fall back as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. 

TAPinto reminds readers to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

This adjustment typically takes place automatically on smartphones, computers, and tablets. Those with non-automated devices will have to manually change the time.

With the end of Daylight ...

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