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Cranford's Andrew Downey Walks "Runway of Dreams" at NY Fashion Week

September 24, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Andrew Downey has had his challenges, but on September 12 he got to live out a dream as a part of New York Fashion Week.

The 17-year-old Cranford High School cheerleader is described as a "ball full of sunshine," mom Amy Downey told TAPinto Cranford. "People say they are all the better for meeting him."

Andrew was diagnosed with ...

26th Annual Lehrer-Gibilisco Softball Tournament Taking Place This Weekend

RAHWAY, NJ — Now in its 26th year, the annual Lehrer-Gibilisco Benefit Softball Tournament is taking place this Saturday, September 24, with a start time of 9 a.m. and a rain date of October 1.

The tournament will be held at Rahway River Park, Softball Diamonds #1-4.

Lehrer-Gibilisco Funeral Home, located at 275 W. Milton Ave., has been hosting the tournament for many years.

Rahway Knights of Columbus to Hold Spaghetti Dinner for Ukrainian Family

RAHWAY, NJ — The Knights of Columbus No. 1146 in Rahway will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, September 23, from 5-8 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will benefit a family of Ukrainian refugees living in Rahway who have been displaced due to the current conflict in their home country.

All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the Knights of Columbus ...

Rahway Relay for Life Murder Mystery Dinner to be Held Oct. 7

RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway Relay for Life is holding a Murder Mystery Evening fundraiser on Friday, October 7, 6:30-10:30 p.m., at the Rahway American Legion Post No. 5, located at 581 Maple. Ave.

The theme is "I Love the Death."

 Dinner starts at 6:45 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

The cost is $45 per person. Seats must be reserved in advance.

Call for ...

Rahway Relay for Life Envisions a Future without Cancer

RAHWAY, NJ — Relay for Life of Rahway is part of the larger Relay for Life movement that strives to recognize and support cancer survivors, to memorialize those no longer with us, and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society with an ultimate goal of an eventual cure for all forms of the disease.

Rahway Relay for Life is already in the preparation stages of next ...

Westfield, Clark Residents Joining Together for 10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Hybrid Run/Walk

CLARK, NJ — Registration is currently underway for the 10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma Hybrid 5K Run/Walk. 

Set to take place next month at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, the 5K is organized annually by township residents Ron and Sheree Pask and Westfielder Gina Klemm with the goal of raising money for and awareness of multiple myeloma, a rare and incurable form of ...

Nutley Resident At-Risk of Losing Home of 60 Years, Family Pleads for Community Assistance

NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure. 

Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept this quiet. 

Those close to her only found out about her situation due to a tax-lien being ...

Need Your Car Washed? Want to Support Rahway Band? See Where We're Going With This?

RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway High School (RHS) Marching Band will hold a car wash and clothing drive in the high school parking lot on Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cars will cost $10. Trucks and SUVs will be $15.

Donations are greatly appreciated and can include clothes, shoes, small toys, not-so-small toys such as bicycles, accessories such as belts and pocketbooks, and ...

GoFundMe Account Established to Support Family of Rahway Resident Killed in Hit-and-Run

RAHWAY, NJ — The family of Jose Bonilla, the Rahway resident killed in a hit-and-run accident on the corner of St. Georges Ave. and West Inman Ave. on August 29, has established a GoFundMe account to assist with the costs of returning him to his home country of El Salvador for burial and to continue providing for his family members there that he had been supporting ...

Paw Festival Tricky Tray to Take Place This Weekend in Clark 

CLARK, NJ — A fundraiser to benefit a local animal rescue group is scheduled to take place this weekend.

Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption will host its Paw Festival Tricky Tray on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Deutscher Club, 787 Featherbed Lane, Clark. Admission is $15 per person, in advance only, and includes a free sheet of first tier prize tickets ...


Walkathon is a Celebration and Fundraiser to Support Individuals with Disabilities

September 13, 2022

A Walkathon tradition was a show of unity and a day of fun on Saturday to support life-changing services for people with disabilities and youth at risk.

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) celebrated the Ira Geller Walkathon on Saturday in Warinanco Park with hundreds of members, staff and supporters in attendance. CAU is based in Union County and works statewide to help integrate people ...


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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 ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, September 29, 6:00 PM

RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, Scotch Plains

Eat to Beat Diabetes


Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day