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Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Linden to Host Virtual Information Session with EPA to Address Ethylene Oxide Risks

LINDEN, NJ — The City of Linden and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be hosting a virtual community meeting to address the city's recent exposure to the chemical ethylene oxide (EtO).

The EtO Sterilization – Plant #2, located at 2500 Brunswick Avenue, has been identified as a commercial sterilizer where emissions of ethylene oxide may pose elevated ...

Name Change Clinic Created at RWJ University Hospital Rahway For Transgender and Non-Binary Community Members

RAHWAY, NJ — Transgender and non-binary community members now have access to lawyers to advise them through the process of changing their name to legally affirm their gender identity under a partnership with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway, an RWJBarnabas health facility, and the law firm of McCarter & English.

Attorneys from McCarter & English will ...

'We Must Become Compassionate Human Lifelines': Rahway Resident and Psychologist Carla Cooke Speaks with TAPinto Rahway for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

RAHWAY, NJ — September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Additionally, September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day, falling on the final day of National Suicide Prevention Week, which ran from Sunday, September 4 to Saturday, September 10.

As the month of September approached, Rahway resident and psychologist Dr. Carla Cooke reached out to TAPinto Rahway to ask if we ...

Sept. 13th Rahway Workshop on Incineration Canceled

RAHWAY, NJ — Reverend Dr. Marti Robinson, pastor of Rahway's Ebenzer AME Church, has just informed us that the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA), the alliance organizing the Liberation from Incineration workshop, originally scheduled to take place at the church on Tuesday, September 13, has canceled the event.

There is no other information ...

Rahway Public Library Holding Free Medicare Workshop

RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Public Library is holding a free Medicare Health Insurance workshop on Wednesday, September 14, at 6 p.m.

The guest speaker is Peter Hegel, a licensed broker and Medicare insurance specialist.

Topics will include Medicare Supplemental vs. Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and how to reduce drug costs, among others.

See the attached ...

Union County: Monkeypox Vaccine Site Opens as Case Count Rises to 55

ROSELLE, NJ — People at high risk for monkeypox can register to get the vaccine at a county clinic to be established at Warinanco Sports Center starting next week, Union County announced.

The vaccination clinic begins operating Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m., the county said in a statement. It opens after the total number of cases of monkeypox in Union County rose to 55 as of ...

Workshop on Incineration to be Held at Rahway's Ebenezer AME

RAHWAY, NJ — Reverend Dr. Marti Robinson, pastor of Rahway's Ebenzer AME Church, wishes to alert the community to an upcoming informational event, "Liberation from Incineration", taking place at the church on Tuesday, September 13, 7-8:45 p.m.

Hosted by the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA), an "alliance of New Jersey-based ...

Remembering Lives, Reducing Stigma: Union County Marks Overdose Awareness Day

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Local nonprofit organizations, treatment centers and law enforcement officials joined to distribute life-saving resources on Wednesday for International Overdose Awareness Day.

Sixty-one people died from drug overdoses in Union County during the first six months of this year, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, which said there were 158 overdose ...

Union County Drug Prevention Group Shows How to Administer Naloxone (VIDEO)

CRANFORD, NJ — Cindy Charles, a case manager with Prevention Links, a nonprofit that provides drug prevention programs in Union County, demonstrates how to use the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, which is provided in a Narcan kit.

Charles advises people to first call 911 if they believe someone is experiencing an overdose, then proceed to administer the nasal spray nalaxone as ...


Upcoming Events


Thu, September 29, 6:00 PM

RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, Scotch Plains

Eat to Beat Diabetes


Mon, October 10, 12:00 PM

Name Change Clinic, Rahway

Name Change Clinic at RWJUH Rahway


Mon, November 14, 12:00 PM

Name Change Clinic, Rahway

Name Change Clinic at RWJUH Rahway - November 14th


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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