Plainfield Educators Win New Jersey Education Association Grant

September 23, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two Plainfield educators at Woodland Elementary School have been awarded the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Frederick Hipp Foundation Excellence in Education Grant.  Teachers Joanne Barrett and Irene Mitta will work with fifth graders and their families on an art project to explore textile patterns and heritage aspects of the countries of Central ...

Union County Offers Free Program to Help Children Succeed in School

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a series of free sessions titled “Helping your Child Succeed in School” is available for parents to help their children build essential skills that lead to a fulfilling academic experience.

“The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time for parents to help their children establish productive ...

Plainfield Students Learn From Survivors About History of 9/11 Attack

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield High students saw photos and heard a first-person account Friday about the 9/11 attacks in anticipation of the 15th anniversary of the event that took nearly 3,000 American lives.

"Remembering the 9/11 attacks and teaching the new generations about the 9/11 attacks is as important today, as ever, since for the first time the majority of the incoming ...

One and Only Bombing Suspect Shot, Captured, Authorities Say

September 19, 2016

LINDEN, NJ —  Authorities now say that Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Elizabeth man suspected of planting bombs in the region, was the one and only suspect in recent area bombings, contradicting an earlier announcement that he did not act alone.

Police found and arrested Rahami Monday morning after receiving a tip that there was a vagrant sleeping in the vestibule of a closed bar ...

Suspects in Chelsea Bombing Captured in Linden, Cops Injured

LINDEN, NJ — An Elizabeth man sought in connection with the bombing New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood over the weekend has been captured in Linden, according to multiple reports. Union County and the Linden Police Department have now also apprehended a second suspect.

Two police officers were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries after one was shot in the vest ...

Elizabeth Man Sought in New York Bombing

ELIZABETH, NJ – FBI and ATF officers are seeking a 28-year-old Elizabeth resident, Ahmad Khan Rahami, in connection with the pipe bombing in New York. Police and FBI agents searched the address of a home on Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth that is linked to a person with a similar name. 

He has not been linked to the pipe bombs discovered in Seaside Park and Elizabeth.

Five pipe bombs ...

Plainfield Plays Tennis

September 23, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ - This Sunday, Plainfield's Division of Parks & Recreation invites the public to play tennis at the Donald Van Blake tennis courts.

Meet Plainfield High School's tennis team, and enjoy round robin and tournament play.  There will be tennis for everyone.

Plainfield's own Dr. Inez Durham shares more in this video about the sixteen lighted courts at the ...

Plainfield Cardinals Home Game Opener

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals football team plays its first home game this Saturday, September 17th, at Hub Stine Sports Complex. 

The public is invited to a 'Community Fun Day' from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM to celebrate the team's home opener.  All Pop Warner players who wear their jerseys get in free.

The Cardinals, 0-1 after their ...

Boys Soccer: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Wins Season Opener Over Plainfield

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Even for a team ranked third in the country, it’s important to start off the season with a win.

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders boys soccer team did just that on Thursday, as they defeated the Plainfield Cardinals in the season-opener, 6-0, at Wexler Stadium.

Entering play on Thursday, the Raiders were ranked No. 3 in the nation, according to ...

Plainfield Career and Job Fair, Thursday, September 15th

September 15, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Get that resume ready!  As a part of the Mayor's 'Mapp Administration Quality of Life Initiative', there will be a career and job fair held on Thursday, September 15th at City Hall in Plainfield, NJ.

Business partner FedEx Ground, with over 800 permanent positions to fill, will have folks on site to speak with potential applicants about available career ...

Union County Offers First Annual Business Expo

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Calling all vendors and attendees to the first annual Union County Means Business Expo, Tuesday, September 20, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Local business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, and attendees can register at

“The Business ...

Plainfield Symphony 97th Season Showcase

September 13, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Symphony, New Jersey's oldest community symphony, is kicking off its 97th season this fall with a showcase event to be held under the stars.  The festivities will take place on Saturday, September 24th in the heart of the Hillside Avenue Historic District in Plainfield, at the home of Peter and Libby Price.

This grand event will feature a musical ...

Plainfield Plays Tennis

September 23, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ - This Sunday, Plainfield's Division of Parks & Recreation invites the public to play tennis at the Donald Van Blake tennis courts.

Meet Plainfield High School's tennis team, and enjoy round robin and tournament play.  There will be tennis for everyone.

Plainfield's own Dr. Inez Durham shares more in this video about the sixteen lighted courts at the ...

Over 200 Cyclists Participate in Bike MS: Country Challenge 2016; Raise Over $200,000 for Research

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Cycling is a great way to lose weight, socialize and distress. But, for more than 200 cyclists on Saturday, their hobby went towards raising more than $200,000 for multiple sclerosis (MS) research.

Across from Loantaka Brook Park and the sleepy horses grazing at Seton Hackney Stables, cyclists of all skill levels gathered at 475 South Street starting at 6:45 in the morning to ...

Overlook Medical Center President Alan Lieber Invites Community to 'Bike MS: Country Challenge' Sept. 17-18

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Team Atlantic Health System, for the tenth consecutive year, will be participating in the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society’s Bike MS: Country Challenge. The 2016 event will take place September 17 and 18. 

This year, Team Atlantic Health System will be recognized for raising more than $150,000 for the MS Society, which will support ...

Edison Township Man Indicted For 2015 Plainfield Murder

September 16, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – A Union County Grand Jury indicted Edison resident Jordan Robinson, 22, on murder charges in connection with a Plainfield shooting spree that left one person dead and two injured last year, officials said Friday.

In a press release from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday afternoon, officials said Robinson will stand trial on five counts including first ...

Four Ideas for Family Fun this Weekend

September 23, 2016

TAPinto Travels Presents

Enjoy the crisp fall air this weekend by traveling to Northern New Jersey for a slew of fun-filled festivals and events. With plenty of food, drink, and music at each event, you and your entire family are guaranteed to go home happy.

Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek in Vernon

Every year, Mountain Creek holds the top Oktoberfest in the entire ...

Visit the Statue of Liberty this Autumn

TAPinto Travels recommends a trip to the Statue of Liberty this autumn.  

Getting to and from Ellis Island is extremely different than what our ancestor’s experienced when they came from faraway lands. Even though the island is no longer used as an entry port for new immigrants, two ferries make it easy for anyone to see both Liberty Island and Ellis Island; one from Battery Park in ...

Don't Visit Lake Hopatcong This Weekend for the Peacefulness

ROXBURY, N.J. – New Jersey’s largest lake is a nice place to visit for a lazy day on a state park beach or for slowly paddling a kayak. But that’s not why you should go there this weekend.

The reason to make the trip to Lake Hopatcong this weekend is to witness the opposite. For a couple of dollars, you can watch – and hang out with - drivers of powerboats in the New ...

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Owner of Westfield ‘Watcher’ House Seeks to Tear it Down, Build Two New Homes, Neighbor Says

September 25, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The owners of the Westfield’s infamous “Watcher” house, 657 Boulevard, have field a zoning application with the Westfield Planning Board to have the Dutch colonial torn down and replaced with two new homes, according to a Westfield resident who said she and other neighbors were advised of the plans in an official letter Saturday.

Neighbors were told that ...

South Plainfield Police Search for Hotel Robbery Suspects Who Posed as Cops

September 23, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield Police are looking for the public's help in identifying two robbery suspects who posed as police officers. The robbery took place at the Red Carpet Inn located on Hamilton Boulevard.

According to police the suspects entered the hotel, showed a badge to the front desk clerk and identified themselves as police officers investigating an incident. They ...

Parents are the Only Hope for NJ Public Education

September 25, 2016

I really wanted to take one of my precious few PTO days I had left to drive down to Trenton on September 7th and tell the State Board of Education how disappointed I was in them, again.... but more important things were going on. There was a Kindergarten bus to catch and a first day of school morning to have and I had already wasted 2 of those precious days on a state BOE that has all but ignored ...

Community Access Unlimited Home Health Care Program Receives Elite Accreditation

September 23, 2016

The Home Health Care program of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) has received "full accreditation" from the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care, Inc. (CAHC). Accreditation means the agency is recognized as delivering home care that meets industry best practices and adheres to CAHC policies, procedures and standards, according to the commission.

CAHC has been setting the ...

You’re Only as Old as You Dress

“Do you think this is too young for me?” asked a voice from behind me. I turned from the dressing room door where my teenage daughter was trying on clothes.

The “this” in question was a super-clingy, lycra mini dress in a black and purple animal print.

The “me” who was asking, was a 40-something year-old mom.

I was, quite literally, at a loss for ...

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (Penguin, 2016)


Think Space Mountain in Disney World, which you ride in complete darkness. It's the only roller coaster in the world that I will ride on because I can't see all the scarey dips and whirls coming at me in the inkiness. Riding Space Mountain is the best analogy that I can think of for reading Harlan Coben's hottest best seller ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...