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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Investigate Ocean Currents During STEM Workshop

EDISON, NJ -- Just how did a 55-pound Aldabra Tortoise from the island atoll in the Seychelles float and arrive on the shores of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania some 450 miles away? What makes ocean currents? Middle School STEM students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison started their two-day after school program last week with these focusing questions. 

Under the guidance of Mrs.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Global Scholars Explore Food Insecurity, Water Scarcity

EDISON, NJ -- Students in the Global Scholars Program at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in an interactive learning session led by Amal Stefanos, an Eritrean researcher, writer and educator who approaches her work and teaching through the lens of global citizenship. She was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and her studies have specialized on the Horn and Eastern ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Perform Eye-Opening Fall Play

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison celebrated its return to the stage with a fabulous fall play production of These Shining Lives. The show enjoyed an impressive two-day run with in-person performances on Nov. 12-13 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The play is based on the true story of four women who worked for the Radium Dial ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Golf Star Signs National Letter of Intent

EDISON, NJ -- Grace Lu of Edison, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, started playing golf at age 9 and joined the First Tee program in Plainfield at the encouragement of her father. She improved throughout her middle school years while growing up in Edison but wasn’t really in love with golf until she joined the Wardlaw+Hartridge team after enrolling at the school as a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

Vincent Sollecito Given Prestigious Award from Saint Joseph High School

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville native Vincent Sollecito was bestowed with the Cor Jesu Award from Saint Joseph High School for his longtime service as president of the high school's Father's Club. Sollecito has been involved with the school for 18 years, touching generations of Falcon students and families.

Sollecito's two sons both graduated from Saint Joe's. Frank, ...

Green Tie Gala

Awesome night for Saint Joe's at the Green Tie Gala! Over $21k in the 50/50, great memories and reflections from Br. Rich. Congratulations to the Cor Jesu recipients and thank you to everyone that supported us! Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year! Ametur Cor Jesu!

A Life of Service and Brotherhood 

Two cornerstones of the Saint Joe’s experience are service and brotherhood. You find these same elements deeply ingrained in the military, so it is only natural to see why so many Saint Joe’s graduates go on to serve our country through the military. Many of our 

graduates attended one of the service academies, joined their college’s ROTC program, or enlisted in a ...

Union County Residents Have Until Dec. 6 to Apply for Tropical Storm Ida Relief

November 29, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners advises residents impacted by Tropical Storm Ida that the deadline for applying for individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Monday, December 6.

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rent, essential home repairs, personal property losses, and other serious disaster-related ...

Letter: Union County Government Giving ‘Unheard Of’ Raises To Top Admins, He Says

November 20, 2021

Editor's Note: This letter was sent to the clerks of the 21 municipalities in Union County for distribution to the local governing bodies.

Dear Governing body,

I must bring to your attention an abusive ordinance 835-2021 that was introduced by the Union County Commissioners in their Nov. 4 meeting and are to vote on it in their Thursday, Dec. 2, meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Pulaski Skyway Jersey City Exit Closes for Five Years

November 15, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - After years of renovation, detours and traffic backups due to upgrading the Pulaski Skyway, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced last week that the Broadway ramp from the Pulaski Skyway northbound to Route 1&9 Truck in Jersey City will be closed and detoured for reconstruction over the next five years.

This is part of the ...

TAPinto Plainfield Tips: Press Release - What are we announcing?

November 28, 2021

Welcome to TAPinto Tips, a column created to help our readers navigate their way through our DIY platform.

This week’s topic: Press Release -- What are we announcing?

It is important for small businesses and organizations issuing press releases to know the difference between a press release and a news article. Press releases are marketing tools designed to keep the public ...

Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by 

Robert P. Watson. (De Capo Press, 2016).

 

The sinking of the famous British luxury ship, Titanic, is etched indelibly in our imaginations, even today, over 100 years after she succumbed to an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Books, movies, and the story of locating the wreck in the 1980s and ...

The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (St. Martin’s Press, 2022).

 

We have all met them; the golden couple, who toss their heads back together, lost in the joy of their mutual adoration. They appear at gala events, hand in hand, and meet at the soccer games of their children when work is over for the day. And sometimes, aren’t we surprised when we hear ...

How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith

How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith (Thorndike Press, 2020)

 

Alexander McCall Smith has always written about Botswana with the greatest love and respect. The descriptions of the country, with its bush, and small villages, its simple and loving people, have enticed the reader to want to visit there. However, in How to Raise an Elephant, Smith’s 21st novel in the ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)

 

Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)

 

Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...