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Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center Holds Open House Dec. 12

November 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the hospital.

Attendees wil learn more about one of New ...

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 ...

Trinitas Emergency Department Doctor Receives 2018 Outstanding EMS Physician Award

November 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Dr. Matthew Letizia, DO, FACOEP, doesn’t sit still. That’s partly why his job in the Emergency Department at Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been such a good fit for him since 2007. His energy and desire to do more have made him the winner of the 2018 Outstanding EMS Physician Award by the NJ State Department of Health EMS Council.

“In the world of ...

Can YOU be a Match and Save a Life?

ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth.

Brandon Dillagard, an 8-year-old New Jersey resident, is one of many local patients searching for a ...

Get Outside with the Freewalkers on 'Take A Hike Day'

November 12, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

Turnovers Cost Tigers in 28-7 Playoff Loss to Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ - It was no secret that the South Plainfield High School football team would need to show up big time to snatch a victory in today's North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 playoff game against Rahway. The Tigers (5-5) were coming off an upset win over second-seeded West Essex in last week's first round game, and probably needed some of that same magic to take ...

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Seasonal Recipe: Bourbon Yam Soufflé with Pecan and Bacon Streusel Topping

November 19, 2018

Jenni Preziotti-Gamble, one of the founders of the Watsessing Park Conservancy in Essex County, shared her recipe for a Bourbon Yam Soufflé with TAPinto Bloomfield a couple of years ago, and TAPinto.net editors can’t stop talking about it.

This recipe tied for “Best Side” in the People of Bloomfield’s Best Thanksgiving Competition in 2016. Preziotti-Gamble said ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...

Reminder to Rahway Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

November 14, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time ...

Food Drive at The Gateway Family YMCA

November 19, 2018

Share what you can!  The Gateway Family YMCA is collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries for those in need in our local communities this winter. Together with our members, volunteers, friends and partners, we make our community stronger by focusing on three priorities: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Items needed include all non-perishable food ...

Celebrate Caregivers in November

November is National Family Caregivers Month and The Gateway Family YMCA is reminding caregivers that they need to take care of themselves as well as those they love. “Caregivers spend so much time and energy taking care of their loved one’s that it is so easy to put their own needs last. However, in order to help those they love, the caregiver needs to be healthy enough to manage the ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, November 24, 8:00 PM

Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway

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Thu, November 29, 5:00 PM

Clark Public Library, Clark

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Sat, December 1, 11:00 AM

Roselle Jeans and Things, Roselle

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How Would General Powell Lead if He Owned A Small Business?

Source: Every small business has its share of challenges, and each successful business owner must have an iron stomach to lead their business through times of growth or economic downturns. A small business owner must often make unpopular decisions, however are in tune with the best interest of their business.  Do you want to lead like a General? Samuel K. Burlum explores the ...