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New Jersey Ranked 6th Best State for Teachers in 2022

September 20, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — New Jersey ranked 6th on the list of Best & Worst States for Teachers for the year 2022, according to a new study from WalletHub that analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics.

Among the factors examined were teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to whether the state has a digital learning ...

Threat to Harm Union High School Students Found Not Credible

UNION, NJ — A threat from a Union High School student to harm other students with a weapon has been found to not be credible, said Superintendent Scott Taylor.

In a letter to the high school community on Saturday afternoon, Taylor said a threat was brought to the attention of the district administration at the end of the day Friday.  He said, “one student made a remark that he ...

146 UHS Students Fail to Re-Register for New School Year

UNION, NJ — There are 146 Union High School students who have yet to re-register for school this year, said Union Schools Superintendent Scott Taylor.

All incoming and current Union High School students were required to re-register for the new school year regardless of their current enrollment status.

Taylor said of the 146 who have not yet re-registered, 83 students did not show up ...

Suspicious Package Causes Alarm at Rahway's Roosevelt Elementary School on First Day of School

RAHWAY, NJ — What the Rahway Police Department initially identified as a "suspicious package" found outside Roosevelt Elementary School caused considerable concern this morning, on the very day that classes commenced in the district for the first day of school. By approximately 10:15 a.m., however, the Rahway PD was able to confirm that the package posed no ...

Niche Releases Top NJ Colleges in New Rankings, What's the ROI on a College Degree in 2023?

NEW JERSEY — The choice of whether (and where) to go to college is a major decision with lifelong impact, and this issue is now in America's forefront as the Biden Administration announced student loan debt forgiveness last month.

The skyrocketing cumulative federal student loan debt—$1.6 trillion and rising for more than 45 million borrowers—is a significant burden on ...

Rahway BOE Caucus Meeting This Tuesday

RAHWAY, NJ — There is a Rahway Board of Education (BOE) meeting this Tuesday, September 6.

The meeting opens to the public at 7 p.m. and may be attended in person or virtually.

TAPinto Rahway will provide the agenda and Google Meet link once they are available.

To access the Rahway BOE website, click here.

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Judge Dismisses Ethics Complaint Against Hunterdon Central Board Member Over Pride Face Mask

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ — A judge has dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Education member Noelle O’Donnell regarding her wearing of a PRIDE mask at a February board of education meeting.

The complaint was filed in April by residents Lisa Santangelo and Sandy Ostrander, who alleged that O’Donnell, who is chair of the Equity, Racism and ...

Elizabeth Public Schools Offering New Incentive to Bring Teachers to District

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Public School District has announced a new incentive to bring teachers to the district this school year. 

Partnering with ESS, a staffing agency that supports schools in finding educators for districts, the ESS Spark Incentive is designed to provide up to $225 in educational career credentials to qualifying applicants. These applicants will be given ...

BOE Provides Staffing Updates, Changes to COVID Protocol Ahead of New School Year

RAHWAY, NJ — On Tuesday, August 23, the Rahway Board of Education (BOE) held its final regular meeting before the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Superintendent Dr. Trisha Camp provided important updates to the district’s COVID-19 protocols as board members approved a number of personnel changes just two weeks before the new school year is set to begin.

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New Student Orientation at Rahway High School on Sept 1

RAHWAY, NJ — There will be a new student orientation at Rahway High School (RHS) on Thursday, September 1. All freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to attend.

The orientation will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity to meet your administrators, tour the building, and review school polices and graduation requirements.

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Community Access Unlimited Assists Union County with Jobs, Education & Training

September 21, 2022

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) once again partnered with Union County to help young people take the important first steps towards their introduction into professional life through the “Empowering our Youth” summer employment program.

The comprehensive Youth Forward program connects 14-24 year olds with jobs, education and training. Youth Forward is funded by a grant under ...

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Springfield Township Takes Legal Action Against Developer of Stalled Morris Ave/Caldwell Place Project

September 16, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — After waiting months for the redevelopment project at the corner of Morris Avenue and Caldwell Place to resume, Springfield Township is taking action against the developer.

At Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, Mayor Alex Keiser announced that the township has issued a notice declaring Springfield Center Urban Renewal Corp., the redeveloper of ...

Former Rocker & Kenilworth Native Comes to Visit to Tell his Life Story

KENILWORTH, NJ — On Sunday evening at the VFW former rocker Jack Grondin from 38 Special shared his life story from his time growing up in Kenilworth to his journey as a musician, starting with playing the accordion as a young child.

He loved playing the accordion, until he discovered baseball. The accordion was put aside, but his natural talent for drumming took over. Jack shared ...

St. Cloud Home Survives in the Shadow of Historic Past

WEST ORANGE, NJ — John Crosby Brown was a prominent New York banker whose family founded the investment firm of Brown Brothers Harriman that still exists today. In the 1870s he built a sprawling 40-acre estate named Brighthurst in West Orange facing the budding New Your City skyline. Brown passed away at Brighhurst in 1909 and his wife in 1923. Their daughter Mary Magown Brown inherited the ...

Union Catholic Students Attend U.S. Space Academy Through Extraordinary Scholarship Program

NEWARK, NJ – The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC), a partner of the Archdiocese of Newark, recently gave six high school sophomores and juniors from archdiocesan schools the summer vacation of their dreams by providing them with scholarships to attend the prestigious Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

Each teen was selected ...

Celebration of Life for Union Catholic Legend Bette Schnitzer

The Schnitzer Family and Union Catholic High School invite all to join the Celebration of Life for UC legend Bette Schnitzer. Help fill the Memory Board with anecdotes, stories, or even a single word that captures the essence of "S."

Perhaps she taught you, coached you, mentored you, or just made you laugh. Perhaps you didn't know her personally, but you want to learn about a ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...

What’s Next For The Celtics?

September 25, 2022

With everything that has been going on with Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka and his season long suspension, this calls for action on how the Celtics can rise above this situation and continue this winning culture they have established. 

Last season, in Udoka’s first year as head coach, the Celtics went 51-31 in the Eastern Conference that resulted in a NBA Finals trip against ...

Linden Football Player’s Death Saddens Woodbridge School Community

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — School officials here are deeply saddened to learn about the death of a Linden High School football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a Sept. 9th game against the Woodbridge High Barrons.

Linden sophomore Xavier McClain died Wednesday night, according to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead and that city’s acting school Superintendent Denise Cleary.

Union Catholic's Hunsinger and Crotty Attend Space Academy

September 23, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on UC juniors Josh Hunsinger and Jasmin Crotty, who each had great experiences this summer when they attended the prestigious Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Hunsinger and Crotty, who attended the Space Academy through a program ...

Slight Risk of Flash Flooding in Rahway Through Tuesday Morning

September 5, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Police Department has issued a weather advisory.

There is a slight risk for flash flooding this afternoon, September 5, through Tuesday morning with possible thunderstorms and heavy rain.

Residents are advised to take all appropriate precautions.

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Rahway Girls Soccer Loses 2-1 to Johnson; D. Maher Scores with Assist from Wysocki

September 24, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — It has been, no doubt, a tough season thus far for the Rahway High School (RHS) girls varsity soccer team, which has yet to put one in the win column. Nonetheless, the girls played their hearts out on Thursday, September 22, in what ended up being a very close loss to Clark's Arthur L. Johnson, 2-1, in Clark.

Johnson was up 1-0 for much of the 1st half, following a ...

Union County Approves New Agreement With Social Services Workers

September 21, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ – County commissioners authorized a four-year agreement Thursday with Communication Workers of America Local 1080, the union representing more than 350 members working in the county’s Division of Social Services as social workers, clerks, paralegals and in other positions.

“Negotiations are about building trust and open communications, and it’s not ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

Community Conversations: Monkeypox Update

Before this summer, most Americans had never heard of Monkeypox, but since the first case was reported in May, there have been thousands of cases confirmed across the US.

In this Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, find out what you need to know about the latest virus making headlines from Suja Mathew, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Atlantic Health ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

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Thu, September 29, 6:00 PM

RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, Scotch Plains

Eat to Beat Diabetes

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day