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Union County Government: Who is Running for Public Office in 2022?

October 3, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Three incumbent Democrats face three Republican challengers in the race for the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

The candidates are as follows:

(D) Sergio Granados *
(D) Bette Jane Kowalski *
(D) Rebecca L. Williams *
(R) Carmen Bucco
(R) Vincent Rettino
(R) Carlos Santos
*Denotes incumbent

Vote for three, for three-year terms

If a ...

Malinowski Visits Rahway, Discusses GOP, Tom Kean, and Upcoming Congressional Race

RAHWAY, NJ — Congressman Tom Malinowski, the Democratic U.S. representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district, was back in Rahway on Friday to speak to local politicians, constituents, and supporters. The November election is a rematch between Malinowski and Republican Tom Kean Jr., who lost to Malinowski in 2020 by just a little over one percentage point.

But ...

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‘Intellectual Freedom’: Westfield Library Pushes Back Against Book Bans

October 3, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Memorial Library is taking a stand against book bans amid what is being described as a “surge” in book challenges and censorship nationwide.

Limiting people’s access to books does not protect them from life’s complex and challenging issues and all people deserve to see themselves reflected in a library’s collection, the ...

Colonial Westfield Home Built in 1911 Saved, Restored

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 1911 Craftsman-style home restored under a controversial local historic preservation law has sold for $1.975 million, a real estate agency announced.

The grand colonial home at 121 Effingham Place has had only two owners since 1911, the most recent one having lived there for over 50 years, according to the Coldwell Banker Realty Westfield West office. The ordinance ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

Oriol's Clutch Serving Sparks Union Catholic Volleyball Team to Comeback Win vs. Mount St. Dominic

CALDWELL, NJ -- Union Catholic was staring a huge deficit in the third and final set of its volleyball match vs. Mount St. Dominic on Tuesday. But just when it looked like the Vikings could be headed to a fourth straight loss, Zia Oriol came to the rescue.

Oriol, a junior, caught fire when UC needed it most by reeling off 10 straight service points, including two ...

Feature Friday: Union Catholic's Peyton Hollis Is Front-Runner on State's No. 1 Cross-Country team

SCOTCH PLAINS., NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on junior Peyton Hollis.

Hollis, who gave up soccer to run cross-country this season, has won the first two races of her career to help the Vikings vault to the No. 1 spot in NJ MileSplit state rankings. Hollis finished first at the Roxbury Invitational on Sept. 10 in 18:18, and ...

NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

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 ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Deaf Cheerleader Overcomes Adversity To Be on Sidelines

October 5, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Jamelia Hughes got her introduction to cheerleading by watching YouTube videos every day.

Now, the 7-year-old Coral Springs resident is in her first year as a member of the 8-Under Coral Springs Chargers cheerleading squad which is part of the American Youth Football League. Born severely deaf, and after six surgeries and hearing aids, she cheers for her brother ...

Judge Breaks The Record With 62 Home Runs

In the first inning of the second game of the day between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, Aaron Judge was able to crush his 62nd home run of the season and break Roger Maris’ 61 year record and claim the title of the AL home run king.

The fans at Choctaw Stadium showed an immense amount of love toward Judge in his chase for the record. When Judge first got up to bat, the fans at ...

Oriol's Clutch Serving Sparks Union Catholic Volleyball Team to Huge Comeback Win Over Mount St. Dominic

October 5, 2022

CALDWELL, NJ -- Union Catholic was staring a huge deficit in the third and final set of its volleyball match vs. Mount St. Dominic on Tuesday. But just when it looked like the Vikings could be headed to a fourth straight loss, Zia Oriol came to the rescue.

Oriol, a junior, caught fire when UC needed it most by reeling off 10 straight service points, including two ...

LaBarge Hat Trick Sparks Union Catholic Girls Soccer Team to Victory Over St. Thomas Aquinas

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Kate LaBarge had a game she will never forget when the junior exploded for the natural hat trick to spark Union Catholic to a 3-2 comeback victory over St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday.

With UC trailing 1-0 in the second half, LaBarge took over the game by scoring the next three goals of the game to put the Vikings ahead 3-1. Catherine Holt also had a very ...

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 ...

Safe, Free Disposal for Hazardous Materials Commonly Found in Homes and Yards

Union County residents can safely dispose of their unwanted household chemicals, pool supplies, used motor oil, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and many other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Union County Vocational-Technical ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

October 5, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ — In her 30-plus year professional career, Dr. Alison Johnson has never seen anything like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of kids.

"It felt like a tsunami," Johnson told TAPinto. "It was so traumatic and the impact on people was seriously traumatic."

At times, Johnson said, there was no end in sight.

"This was trauma ...

Podcast Features TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro's Journey to Provide Hyperlocal News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The Nerdtoolz Podcast featured TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro on a recent episode.

Shapiro talked about the life-changing decision that caused him to create something his hometown of New Providence, New Jersey did not have back in 2008 — a platform providing original local news and information for the borough's residents.

"When I started ...

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