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Close to 700 Riders Take to the Streets for 15th Annual Tour de Elizabeth

May 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Approximately 700 cyclists of every skill level took to the streets for the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that rolled throughout the city on Sunday morning. 

This year’s tour that is open to all ages, was a 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic neighborhoods, beginning and ending at City Hall.

Members of the Elizabeth Police ...

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup Charity Softball Tournament

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

The event is a is a one-pitch, slow pitch tournament with three divisions ...

Rahway Receives $80k Infrastructure Grant from Union County

RAHWAY, NJ – Rahway will receive $80,000 through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ fourth annual Union County Infrastructure grant.

The annual grant is dedicated to funding projects aimed towards economic development growth and improvements to roads, facilities and more. Approximately $1.5 million in grant funding was awarded throughout Union County for 2018, ...

Occupants Flee Overturned Vehicle Leading to Foot Chase and Lockdown at a Nearby Clark High School

CLARK, NJ – A motor vehicle accident on the northbound ramp of exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway led to a police foot chase and driving delays around the traffic circle and beyond shortly after noon on Wednesday.  

According to Police Chief Pedro Matos a red Honda van exiting the parkway ran the light at the bottom of the ramp and was struck by another ...

Union County College’s Women’s Basketball Team Ends Season Ranked 7th in the Nation

CRANFORD, NJ - The Union County College Women’s Basketball Team won the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region XIX Championship and the NJCAA District N Championship on March 5 when they defeated Harcum College. This led the Lady Owls to the national tournament that was held in Harrison, Arkansas from March 18-24. After four tough games against community colleges ...

Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest Winners Receive Recognition at Freeholder Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders presented resolutions to the winners of the 2018 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest.

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented the resolutions to the students. One student representing each grade read their poem to those in attendance at that meeting. You can view that ...

Local Women Honored on Lesbian Visibility Day by Union County Freeholders

UNION COUNTY, NJ - During their Thursday night meeting, Union County Freeholders officially recognized Thursday, April 26, 2018, as “Lesbian Visibility Day.” 

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Linda Carter presented resolutions to TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park and TAPinto Elizabeth Publisher Kathy Lloyd, Plainfield Councilwoman Rebecca Williams and ...

Union County's Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started around noon at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, we ...

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