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2017 Drug Prevention Walk Coming to Nomahegan Park in Cranford

August 7, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Prevention Links and the Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County are once again coordinating the 18th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk. The event will take place on Saturday, October 21, at Nomahegan Park, 1024 Springfield Avenue, Cranford.

The walk will begin at 9 a.m.with the “Red Ribbon Free Family Fun Day” starting at 10 a.m. until 2 ...

Roselle Resident Questions Land Lease for Mind and Body Complex

August 11, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle resident says that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders guaranteed $59 million in bonds for a project that may not have a proper land lease.

Anthony Esposito, who formerly served on the Roselle Board of Education, has retained a lawyer who is preparing to challenge what he says are financial issues in the land lease for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex. The ...

Here's How Some Veterans Can Participate in New Free Parking Meter Program

UNION COUNTY, NJ  - The County Clerk's office can help disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients in the county obtain documents to participate in a new statewide program that exempts them from paying at parking meters.

County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi said veterans' identification cards and copies of DD-214 honorable discharge forms can be obtained for free at her office, ...

Freeholders Special Meeting Vote Regarding Roselle Complex Bonds Abruptly Canceled

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders' special meeting slated for tonight was canceled just hours before it was supposed to start, according to a release from the county.

MORE: Roselle Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony on Mind and Body Complex Project

The freeholders were expected to vote at the special meeting on a resolution regarding bonds for the ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

August 18, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11, will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30, while ...

Thomas “Hollywood” Sumner, Jr. - Celebrity Softball Game is Back

August 5, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle will be hosting the “Celebrity Softball Game” this month, an event that has turned into a town wide tradition. 

The annual game is held in the memory of  Thomas “Hollywood” Sumner, Jr., a long-time Roselle business owner, volunteer firefighter, and public figure. 

The game will take place Saturday, August 19, from 6 ...

Clark’s Ren Thomas is Making it in the World of Hip Hop and Now Reality TV

August 15, 2017

CLARK, NJ – People living in suburbia don’t expect one of their own to make it as a hip-hop artist.  Rappers don’t expect someone born and raised in a small suburban New Jersey town like Clark to have what it takes.  Hip-hop MC Ren Thomas is proving them all wrong. Thomas also talks of the time he spent in Roselle with another local Rapper Tab.

“I fell in love ...

“Family Fun & Flix" in Warinanco Park Final Event Features the Film “Moana”

ROSELLE, NJ - Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series will conclude its season at Warinanco Park on Tuesday evening, August 8, with the showing of Moana. The movie will begin at dusk.

“UC Get Fit Kids” activities will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Freeholder initiative offers a great way to keep kids active and healthy during the summer months.

Moana is set ...

We're Hiring - Join the TAPinto Writing and Sales Team

August 14, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto is expanding and we are looking for talented people to join our team. We currently have a few positions open in the Elizabeth area for writers, and sales professionals. 

Writers must have a degree, experience writing for news media and knowledge of AP Style. Bilingual is a Plus. 

Sales professionals must be energetic with at least two years of business ...

Freeholders to Hold Special Meeting for Vote Regarding Roselle Complex Bonds

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will hold a special meeting this Thursday to vote on a resolution regarding the issuances of bonds for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex.

MORE: Roselle Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony on Mind and Body Complex Project

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the county Administration Building at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza on Aug.

Roselle Laundromat Announce Winners of “Caption this Photo” Contest

ROSELLE, NJ - After a car crashed through the glass doors of Roselle Laundromat, owner Tom Bennett decided to make the best of a bad situation. He took photos of the accident and sent them to TAPinto and posted to their Facebook page, announcing a “Caption this Photo” contest to let the community post their funniest caption.

“I got a lot of entries and they were all pretty ...

Roselle Father Detained by ICE and Facing Deportation Will Return Home to Family

August 10, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Humberto Canter, a father of four, from Roselle won relief from deportation on Wednesday and will be released from ICE custody to be reunited with his family after five months in jail. 

Cantero was facing deportation after he was stopped for driving without a license in February in Monmouth County, and transferred into ICE custody through the county's 287(g) ...

Get Vote-by-Mail Ballots on Time By Registering Now, County Clerk Says

August 13, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - College students and others who plan to be out of state are being encouraged by the County Clerk to apply now for a vote-by-mail ballot.

“Exercising the right to vote is always important, and in this election cycle New Jersey voters will decide on a new Governor for the first time in eight years,” said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi in a statement. “Make ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

August 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11, will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30, while ...

Annual Fundraising Event to Help Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ - Transportation industry professionals will gather in October to network and raise funds for Bernice’s Place, an after-school program that helps children struggling with homelessness.

The sixth annual Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD) Recognition Breakfast on Oct. 4 will also honor local business leaders who are dedicated to ending homelessness in their ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

August 18, 2017

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

Cathay Pacific Replacing 777 with new A350 Service to Newark Liberty International Airport October 29

SAN FRANCISCO, -- Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its daily flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong will switch from a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 beginning October 29.

One of 16 A350-900s delivered to the airline since its launch in 2016, the aircraft features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new ...

United Airlines to add Newark service to Western Ski Resorts for 2017-2018 Season

CHICAGO, IL  - United Airlines announced new service from the Newark Liberty Airport Hub to six western US ski destinations. The new routes will start operating later this year and will continue into the Spring of 2018.

The Winter schedule to ski destination from Newark includes service to Bozeman/Big Sky, Eagle/Vail, Jackson Hole, Steamboat Springs, Montrose/Telluride, and Salt Lake ...

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Thomas “Hollywood” Sumner, Jr. - Celebrity Softball Game is Back

August 5, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle will be hosting the “Celebrity Softball Game” this month, an event that has turned into a town wide tradition. 

The annual game is held in the memory of  Thomas “Hollywood” Sumner, Jr., a long-time Roselle business owner, volunteer firefighter, and public figure. 

The game will take place Saturday, August 19, from 6 ...

10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

August 15, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

August 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

Roselle Park Police Blotter - July 17, thru August 5, 2017

August 8, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - July 17, 2017 at 11:25 p.m., Ptl. Kyle Snyder conducted a pedestrian stop with a suspicious male identified as John Mallozzi, age 39 from Union in the area of Galloping Hill Rd and East Clay Ave. 

Mallozzi was arrested and charged with possession of suspected c.d.s. (Alprozolam) without a valid prescription. Mallozzi was ultimately released on a summons with a superior ...

One Simple Step Can Guard against a New Phone Scam

August 18, 2017

There is no summer vacation for phone fraud, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders advises Union County residents to be aware of a new scam circulating around the country.

“The Social Security Administration has issued a warning about a caller who poses as an employee in order to extract social security numbers and other personal information,” said Freeholder Chairman ...

Small Dog Found in Roselle Park on Monday

August 8, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A small male dog found was found on Faitoute Avenue in Roselle Park around 6 p.m. Monday. He was not wearing a collar. The dog which looks to be a puppy, was picked up by Roselle Park Police Department and was to be transported to the Woodbridge Animal Shelter. 

 

 

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2015)

Think Hitchcock. Think old-fashioned psychological thriller. Think good writing. If you have read and loved The Woman in Cabin 10, Ware's most recent novel, you will enjoy her first publication, In a Dark, Dark Wood.

Leonora Shaw, a crime writer, awakens, bruised and befuddled in a hospital bed. Frightened and confused, Nora tries ...