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Roxbury Firefighters, and Many Others, Mourn Death of Former Chief Poissant

September 22, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ — Amid an outpouring of sentiment from people in Roxbury and beyond, members of the Roxbury Fire Department are mourning the death of former Roxbury Fire Chief Jeff Poissant.

The Succasunna resident died Saturday after a long battle with cancer attributed by the fire department to his work at the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

“It ...

Wonder Truck Goes up in Flames in Westfield Monday (UPDATED)

WESTFIELD, NJ — A fire that started in the front end of a food service truck in Westfield caused heat damage to a vehicle parked in front of it Monday morning, according to the fire chief.

The department was dispatched to the fire on Charles Street by Clark Street at 7:02 a.m., where firefighters found the front engine compartment of the truck engulfed in flames, fire Chief Michael ...

26th Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom Making its Way Through Rahway on Sunday

RAHWAY, NJ — The 26th Annual Rolling Thunder New Jersey Chapter 2 Ride for Freedom is taking place on Sunday, September 18.

The police-escorted motorcycle ride starts at Warinanco Park in Roselle, departing at 11:30 a.m., heading to its final destination in Holmdel, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Rahway Police Department is advising residents and those in the ...

Summit Resident Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle on Summit Ave.

SUMMIT, NJ — A motor vehicle crash with a pedestrian on Summit Avenue, between Morris Avenue and Walnut Street, this morning has seriously injured a Summit resident, according to the Summit Police Department.

The Summit Police responded the scene at 10 a.m. today. There, they found an unconscious male with serious head injuries. The victim, an 84- year-old Summit resident ...

Bayonne PD Finds Drug Lab, Assault Rifle, Ammunition & Firearms Inside Man's Home

BAYONNE, NJ — A 41-year-old Bayonne man faces charges after authorities found weapons, several rounds of ammunition, multiple AK-47 rifle components, an AK-47 rifle, a disassembled AR-15 and narcotic laboratory inside his Avenue A home.

According to Bayonne Police Capt. Eric Amato, the charges against Eliezer Mieses stem an incident on Sept. 1, when officers were called to the area ...

Labor Day Route 208 Car Crash Victims Were Elderly Residents of Dover, NJ

HAWTHORNE, NJ — The Hawthorne Police Department released the names of the victims of the tragic Labor Day crash on Route 208. The driver of a 2004 Toyota Camry, Carmen Traverso, 78, of Dover, did not survive a crash which took place between the highway exits of Grandview Avenue and Goffle Road.

When the police arrived on the scene, they found the car had struck off the highway, up ...

Family Of Man Fatally Shot By Newark Officer Files Lawsuit Against Police Department, City

NEWARK, NJ — The family of Carl Dorsey III, a South Orange resident who was fatally shot by a Newark Police Department detective, is still seeking answers from authorities around the shooting incident more than a year after his death.

Without even as much of an update from the Attorney General’s Office on an investigation into the incident to date, the grieving family has ...

New Details Emerge About Woodbridge's Murder-Suicide

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Authorities have identified the married couple who died tragically at their home in Fords on Wednesday after a husband apparently shot his wife then turned a handgun on himself.

Police found the body of Lynn N. Jasper, 69, on the front lawn of her home at 21 Soren Street at 4:40 pm Wednesday after officers got dispatched for 911 calls about gunfire. She had been shot ...

NJ Police Car ‘Intentionally Rammed’ by Masked Car Thieves In Attempted Escape

WAYNE, NJ – A high speed chase in and around Wayne ended when the suspect vehicle “intentionally rammed” a Wayne Police car and struck several other vehicles. As soon as the car came to a stop, all the doors flew open and five suspects took off running.

The following is based on a statement released by the Wayne Police Department.

Montville Police alerted area agencies of ...

Car Strikes Bicyclist, Utility Pole Downed, and Brush Fire Ensues at Chestnut St. and Fairway Drive

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters and police officers were at the scene of a multi-car and bicycle accident involving a utility pole at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Fairway Drive in Union since 11:50 a.m. this past Tuesday.

Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said upon arrival at the scene firefighters found one vehicle had struck and taken down wires and a utility pole and caught ...


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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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