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St. Joseph Carpenter School Students Created Drug Intervention Assembly

May 19, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The students at the St. Joseph Carpenter School in Roselle has created their own drug intervention assembly as part of the Lead and Seed initiative they have been working on in their school. Last week the students presented the drug intervention assembly to the 8th-grade class.

On May 11, the students presented the drug prevention messages to the schools ...

Abraham Clark H.S. Looking for Support for Project Graduation

ROSELLE, NJ - Abraham Clark High School is looking to the community for help in supporting this year's Project Graduation, scheduled for June 21.  

As in the past, the ACHS PTO and the Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition are sponsoring the 2018 Project Graduation event. However, funds are still badly needed for this event. 

After graduation, the graduates are invited to ...

Union Catholic's Njoroge and Samuels Sign National Letters of Intent

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two members of Union Catholic's Class of 2018 gathered with their families, coaches, classmates, and school administrators for a special ceremony in the main lobby of the school on Friday morning to sign their National Letters of Intent.

Josh Njoroge signed to play soccer at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and Christina Samuels signed to continue her track ...

County of Union to Fly Rainbow Flag for the First Time on June 4

May 23, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A rainbow flag will fly for the first time at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced they are holding a public Pride Flag Raising Ceremony for Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse on Broad Street in Elizabeth.

“Raising the rainbow flag ...

Plainfield's Linda Carter Elected to Fill LD22 NJ State Assembly Seat

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Democratic Municipal Committees within the 22nd Legislative District, which includes Union, Middlesex, and Somerset counties, met on May 19 at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.  The committees voted to elect Union County Freeholder Linda Carter to fill the LD22 NJ State Assembly vacancy caused by the passing of longtime Assemblyman Jerry Green.

Carter said at a ...

Roselle Park Municipal Land Use Board Discuss Downtown Revitalization

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Land Use Board discussed ways to attract more eateries and specialty shops to the business district at their meeting on May 14.  

During discussion of new ordinances, Councilman Joseph DeIorio proposed an idea to open more eateries and specialty shops as opposed to personal business fronts, such as beauty salons and barbershops.

He said there is an ...

Applications for Roselle Firefighter Exam to Start in July

May 23, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Fire Dept. has posted an announcement for those wishing to apply for the entry-level firefighter exam. 

According to the release, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission will announce an entry-level firefighter’s exam on July 1. Individuals wishing to take this exam should visit the NJCSC web site @ www.state.nj.us/csc. 

Applications will also be ...

Town Mourns After Westfield Detective Eric Lieberman of Roselle Park Dies Suddenly

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle called for a moment of silence at Tuesday night’s town council meeting to remember Westfield Police Detective Eric Lieberman, who she said died suddenly Tuesday morning at his home in Roselle Park.

Lieberman was a 27-year veteran of the police department, Brindle said, and father of two. His father, Phil, is also a veteran of the Westfield PD, ...

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 ...

(Update) Canceled: Roselle PBA to Hold First Annual Charity Softball Tournament

ROSELLE, NJ - Take me out to the ball game! That what many residents will be doing this Saturday as the Roselle PBA hosts their 1st. Annual Charity Softball Tournament.

The game is set for this Saturday, May 19 starting at 9 a.m. at Warinanco Park. The games will be held at fields 3,7 and 8. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for this game will be the following Saturday, May ...

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 ...

Community Access Unlimited Raises $55,000 for People with Disabilities and at-risk Youth

May 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club.

With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the business community, 100 attendees representing 53 businesses supported the agency and its members ...

Linden - Roselle Sewage Authority Seeking Office Clerk

LINDEN/ROSELLE, NJ - The Linden - Roselle Sewage Authority is seeking an individual for diversified office duties. 

Applicant must have skills and experience in the following areas:  computer word processing, excel, payroll processing, phone reception and interaction with the public.  Experience in a Public Utility or Local Government is desirable. 

Preference is ...

Car Donation Changes Life for Elizabeth Man and His Family

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Luis Ortiz used to walk to work every day from his apartment in Elizabeth to his job in Roselle as a mechanic at the garage of nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) because he did not have a car. He also was not able to take his daughters to appointments or on family outings. That changed when Ortiz was given a car donated to CAU through its Vehicle Donation ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

May 21, 2018

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

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 ...

(Update) Canceled: Roselle PBA to Hold First Annual Charity Softball Tournament

ROSELLE, NJ - Take me out to the ball game! That what many residents will be doing this Saturday as the Roselle PBA hosts their 1st. Annual Charity Softball Tournament.

The game is set for this Saturday, May 19 starting at 9 a.m. at Warinanco Park. The games will be held at fields 3,7 and 8. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for this game will be the following Saturday, May ...

Community Access Unlimited Raises $55,000 for People with Disabilities and at-risk Youth

May 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club.

With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the business community, 100 attendees representing 53 businesses supported the agency and its members ...

Podcast: The Royal Wedding Through the Eyes of a Brit

May 18, 2018

Olean, NY - For those interested in the Royal Wedding. Here is a TAPinto special. In their May 18 podcast, Giles Bootheway, a British citizen who teaches at St. Bonaventure University, shares his thoughts on the Royal Wedding with TAPinto Greater Olean Co-editor Richard Lee.

PLAY

 

TAPintoRoselle.net is Roselle’s official electronic news source! To get your free ...

Bon Jovi’s Opening Band Sent Travels a Message Last Night - Talk About a TEMPT-ation

Travels did not get to see Bon Jovi the second night of the Madison Square Gardens set. However, their opening band was kind enough to send us a statement.  That is a nice consolation!

“This House is not for Sale” tour is special in that Bon Jovi brought on local talent to headline for them in each city.  TEMPT was one of the bands selected and they opened for Bon ...

Food to Travel For - Two Jersey Shore Dining Hot Spots in National Limelight for Specialty Eats

BELMAR, NJ — Two Belmar specialty eateries have made the national food-hopping map. Coney Waffle Ice Cream and Sweet Shop on Ocean Avenue and Hoagitos in Belmar Plaza are featured this month on television shows touting what makes them stand out from the rest.

The over-the-top ice cream creations of Coney Waffle are in the spotlight in Viceland’s “The Ice Cream Show” in ...

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Applications for Roselle Firefighter Exam to Start in July

May 23, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Fire Dept. has posted an announcement for those wishing to apply for the entry-level firefighter exam. 

According to the release, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission will announce an entry-level firefighter’s exam on July 1. Individuals wishing to take this exam should visit the NJCSC web site @ www.state.nj.us/csc. 

Applications will also be ...

Roselle First to Hold Job Fair this Wednesday

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle First will be hosting a career fair on Wednesday, May 23, with doors opening at 10 a.m. sharp until noon. The event will be held at AGAPE House of Worship located at 239 East First Ave. in Roselle.  The event is open to all nearby towns. 

Everyone should bring fifteen or more copies of your resumes absolutely no printing will be available on ...

Goethals Bridge to New Jersey to be Closed Friday Night through Sunday

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Goethals Bridge to New Jersey will be closed to all traffic beginning 9 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 20. 

The Eastbound to NY will remain open. Officials said the closure is necessary to construct the entry and exit ramps for the new westbound span.

At 9 p.m. Sunday night, the westbound span is expected to open in its final configuration, three ...

Roselle Park High School to Hold Blood Drive

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park high school we'll be holding a blood drive on Thursday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Roselle Park High School gym and is open to the public. 

Call for appointment or walk-in. Bagels, popcorn, cotton candy, and giveaways will be given out at the event.

For more information contact RPHS school nurse Jan Haddad or call ...

Reminder: Roselle Park Paper Shredding Event

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A reminder to all residents - Roselle Park will be holding a paper shredding event this Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Borough Hall rear lot located at 110 E. Westfield Ave. (The parking lot next to the Walnut St., Bridge)

Note: the event will end prior to 1 p.m. if the truck reaches capacity.

In an effort to accommodate all those wishing to ...

Linden - Roselle Sewage Authority Seeking Office Clerk

LINDEN/ROSELLE, NJ - The Linden - Roselle Sewage Authority is seeking an individual for diversified office duties. 

Applicant must have skills and experience in the following areas:  computer word processing, excel, payroll processing, phone reception and interaction with the public.  Experience in a Public Utility or Local Government is desirable. 

Preference is ...

The 15th Annual Tour de Elizabeth Comes to Elizabeth this Sunday

May 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Cyclists of every skill level are readying their bicycles in anticipation as the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that will roll through the city.\ this coming Sunday. 

This year’s ride, which is titled “Destination Elizabeth,” will begin and end at City Hall, is a family-friendly, 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic ...

Suspect Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Flees Country

May 22, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 36-year-old suspect charged in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian May 15th has fled the country, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Charges have been filed against Mario Infante, age 36, of New Street, Plainfield, following an investigation by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and North Plainfield ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

20th Legislative District Assemblywoman to Receive Champion for the Common Good Award at United Way Annual Event

May 22, 2018

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, United Way of Greater Union County will present Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, of the 20th Legislative District, with the 2018 Champion for the Common Good award at its 2018 Annual Celebration event. 

“I am incredibly humbled to be chosen to receive this award,” stated Assemblywoman Quijano. “I work hard every day to fight for the common good ...

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...