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Legislators Announce Plan to Incentivize NY Companies to Open Jersey Satellite Offices

August 10, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Legislators proposed a state bill, "Stay in Jersey", to incentivize businesses in New York to open new offices in the Garden State for their Jersey-based employees.

Gottheimer was visibly upset and dismayed by the proposed congestion tax on New Jersey and working families, including those who commute to New York City for work or to visit family members on a ...

NJ Transit Issues Service Advisory for Rahway Residents and Travelers

RAHWAY, NJ — Beginning at approximately 10 p.m. Friday, July 22 and continuing until 5 a.m Monday, July 25, boarding/alighting at Rahway and Linden stations will be impacted by track infrastructure improvements.

During this time, customers traveling eastbound (to Newark/New York) will only be able to board/alight on low-level platforms with the assistance of train crews and uniformed NJ ...

Newark Black-owned Businesses Get Chance To Showcase Brand On NJ Devils' Helmets

NEWARK, NJ — Black-owned business leaders in Newark have an opportunity to have their brand represented on the helmets of New Jersey Devils' players for the 2022-23 NHL season through an initiative aimed to amplify business opportunities for Black entrepreneurs.

Devils and Prudential Financial officials teamed up again this year to announce the expansion of ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

City Informs Residents of Careers in Air Traffic Control

RAHWAY, NJ — The city of Rahway alerts residents to a career opportunity in air traffic control.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently hiring those interested in becoming air traffic controllers. The opportunity is available to those between the ages of 18-30 who are eligible U.S. citizens.

Salaries range between $103,000-$164,000. Paid training ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year.

AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...

New Jersey First Responders Rise to a Weight Loss Challenge with the Help of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — EMS shifts are long and both physically and mentally demanding. Many times, EMS practitioners’ own needs come second—especially when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That was the case for two local first responders who spent the majority of their careers caring for others.

“We don’t eat well in the field,” said Robert Dolan, a ...

Longtime Dream Realized as Pastosa Ravioli Opens in Eatontown

NEW JERSEY — There are only a limited number of hours in the day and only so many years in one's life. It's just not the case that everything we imagine, wish for, and dream will become a reality. At least not while we're on this side of existence. This is one of the reasons we have kids, so that we can put insane amounts of pressure on them to accomplish all the ...

Construction Management Firm Moves from New York City to Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ — ES Builders Group, a New York-based licensed general contractor/construction management firm, has officially opened its new home office in Rahway on Thursday, May 19. It is located at 177 Layfayette Street.

Moving their office operations from New York City to Rahway was an easy decision for the firm, as both firm partners are life-long New Jersey residents. In looking ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...


Businesses Can’t Afford to Miss the Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

August 1, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ — Workers with disabilities were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, losing thousands of jobs in the vulnerable service, production and transportation industries.

From March to April 2020, the number of employed working-age people with disabilities fell by 20% (950,000 people), while the number of employed working-age people without disabilities decreased ...

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Local Residents Enjoy Annual Book Expo at Linden Public Library

August 13, 2022

LINDEN, NJ — The Independent Author's Book Experience (IABX) held its Ninth Annual Book Expo on Saturday, August 6 The event was in collaboration with Mayor Derek Armstead and the Linden Free Public Library, which is where the event was held.

The purpose of the event was to promote independently published books thereby focusing on independent authors, editors, and ...

Hoboken Council Opposes $4.7B Plan To Widen Turnpike Extension

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken City Council has come out against a $4.7 billion plan to widen and repair the 8-mile-long extension that connects Exit 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike to the Holland Tunnel.

During its meeting on Wednesday night, the city council adopted a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy to direct the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) “to halt any further work” on ...

Goods Donated in Hawthorne Delivered to Village in War-Torn Ukraine

MOVCHANIVKA, UKRAINE — Nearly three dozen large parcels of clothing, military-grade supplies, non-perishable food, and more successfully crossed the Atlantic and Europe to finally arrive in the village of Movchanivka in Ukraine.  The donations were the product of the generosity of Hawthornites and those of neighboring towns who responded to Donna Grofsick's call for aid back in ...

Union Catholic Art Teacher Attends AP Summer Institute for AP Art History

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rebecca Schroppe, Union Catholic’s art teacher, had a great experience recently when she attended the Silver State AP Summer Institute for AP Art History at Liberty High School in Clark County, Nevada. 

The AP Summer Institutes offers the most thorough professional learning available for AP educators. Attendees engaged in 30 or more hours of content-rich ...

TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

The Legacy of Number 6

August 14, 2022

With the recent passing of NBA pioneer Bill Russell, it has been solidified that in the incoming 2022-23 season, Russell’s number six will be retired by all 32 teams across the league. The Boston Celtics legend will be the first player ever to have his number retired by every single team in the NBA.

Russell, who won 11 rings with five MVP awards, paved the way for African American ...

The Captain’s Insight

The ESPN series “The Captain,” a show that delineated the storied career of New York Yankee great Derek Jeter, showcased its finale this week.

Through seven episodes, we got to see both the ups and downs of Jeter as both a baseball player and as a human being. This balance through a Hall of Famer’s journey to being great allows us as an audience to understand his ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

August 3, 2022

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

Businesses Can’t Afford to Miss the Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

ELIZABETH, NJ — Workers with disabilities were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, losing thousands of jobs in the vulnerable service, production and transportation industries.

From March to April 2020, the number of employed working-age people with disabilities fell by 20% (950,000 people), while the number of employed working-age people without disabilities decreased ...

Rahway Rec Center Open as Cooling Station

August 8, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — Following up on our earlier weather report, indicating that temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-90s today and tomorrow, the city of Rahway continues to offer the Rahway Recreation Center, located at 275 E. Milton Ave., as a cooling station.

The hours for Monday and Tuesday are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Merchants and Drovers Keeps Historical Flame Alive as It Catalogs and Preserves the Past

August 3, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — Following a recent article about the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum (MDTM) securing a New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) grant, I thought it was about time I headed over there and found out exactly what was happening at the museum. So I reached out to Rick Zdan, the president of the MDTM, who is also a sociology professor at Rider ...

Nurses at Cornerstone Hospital in Union County Seek Better Pay, Benefits

August 12, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nurses working at Cornerstone Behavioral Health Hospital in Berkeley Heights came to Thursday's commissioner board meeting dressed in the protective gear they wear while caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to seek help in securing fair wages and benefits in their next union contract.

Those who spoke are employed by the county and perform their ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

COVID-19 Test Mandate Ends for Unvaccinated Teachers, Child Care Workers & State Workers in New Jersey

August 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers, and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing.

Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings immediately and to state contractors as of September 1, 2022.

The decision follows ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

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