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Roselle Elementary Schools Win 'Union County Kids Dig In' Grant

April 24, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Washington and Harrison Elementary schools are among 32 recipients of the “Union County Kids Dig In!” grant. The grant provides support for the creation of gardens, garden boxes and/or tools and equipment and is intended to educate students about gardening and fostering the growth and creation of community gardens at the schools.

The County presented ...

(Video) Roselle Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony on Mind and Body Complex Project

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and community leaders came out on Thursday afternoon for the long awaited ground breaking ceremony for the “Mind and Body Complex” at the development site, at Chandler and Harrison avenues in Roselle. 

Assemblyman Jamel C. Holley led the groundbreaking joined by Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, Union County Freeholders Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Vice Chairman ...

Student from Roselle Makes University Choice

Linden, NJ - Alize Stevenson from Roselle signed her letter of intent at the Jersey Lanes Bowling Center in Linden on Wednesday evening. With a long list of universities that was narrowed down to just three, only Alize knew her final choice.   

Alize, will be graduating from St. Mary’s Assumption of Elizabeth this June with a full athletic scholarship for bowling. With family ...

Leaders Meet to Protest Proposed Elimination of Community Development Block Grants

April 25, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Sheriff Joseph Cryan looked out from the podium at Saint Joseph’s Social Service Center on Division Street and declared, “The budget isn’t about the numbers. It’s about the people.”

The budget Cryan, who is currently running for state senator, is referring to is the proposed federal budget where President Trump is seeking to slash funding for ...

Roselle Community Celebrates Earth Day with Planting Flowers and Vegetables

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents of every age, the ACHS Jr. R.O.T.C., members of the Princes Foundation, Roselle Police PBA and other community groups, came out to celebrate “Earth Day” on Saturday morning to help make the borough sparkle. 

The event, organized by the Roselle Recreation Department under the supervision of Director Donald Shaw and Council Members, gets bigger every year ...

Roselle Park Borough Council Pass Ordinance to Help Homeowners

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A five-year tax abatement ordinance for single family and multi-family homes was passed during the Roselle Park council meeting on Thursday night. The abatement ordinance is a tax reduction towards improvements of homes over 20 years old of up to $25,000.

“I discussed this with the chief financial officer and tax assessor two years ago,” said Mayor Carl ...

Cops: Serial Burglar Arrested in Westfield was About to Strike Again - From Roselle

April 27, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jon Rincom of Roselle was looking to burglarize a home in Westfield on April 12, when cops arrested him and charged him in connection with two past Westfield home burglaries, according to Westfield Police.

Plainclothes officers in undercover cars were monitoring the area proactively under the direction of Westfield Police Chief David Wayman, according to Sgt.

Second Man Pleads Guilty in 2012 Roselle Murder

ELIZABETH, NJ - Derrick Dunn, 23, pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of 17-year old Damel Mitchell, who was shot and killed at a Roselle football field in 2012. 

Police were called to the Sylvester Land football field in Roselle shortly before 11 a.m. on February 20, 2012 on reports of a person having been shot, according to Union ...

Westfield Native Andrew McCarthy Talks About His New Book, ‘Pretty in Pink’ & Coming Home

April 26, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – Though he may best be known as Blane McDonough from the John Hughes classic “Pretty in Pink,” actor/director/writer Andrew McCarthy is, as he says, always moving onward.

McCarthy, 54, recently released his first young adult novel, “Just Fly Away.” The novel tells the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old girl who discovers her father had an affair eight ...

Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brings Hundreds of Children to Warinanco Park

UNION, NJ – Four-year-old David Benitez of Roselle had a plan for navigating his first Easter Egg Hunt. “I’m going to run really fast and get all the eggs!”

He was one of hundreds of Union County children with a similar idea that they put into practice as they swarmed over the fields in Warinanco Park, April 15, for the Second Annual Community Egg Hunt, hosted by Moving ...

Register Now for the 5th Annual Union County Women Mean Business Networking Seminar

April 19, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Registration for the Fifth annual Union County Women Mean Business networking seminar is now open.

The event, which is sponsored by Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will take place Wednesday, May 17, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Clubhouse at Galloping Hill, at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. Since 2013, hundreds of Union ...

Santillo’s Named Best Pizza in New Jersey by Daily Meal

April 16, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Elizabeth may be becoming a culinary capital, at least for Italian cuisine.

For the second time in just a few weeks, an Elizabeth eatery has been singled out as one of the best. This time, it’s Santillo’s Brick Oven Pizza that’s been named the Best Pizza in New Jersey by The Daily Meal, who have already ranked Spirito’s as one of the nation’s ...

Second Man Pleads Guilty in 2012 Roselle Murder

April 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Derrick Dunn, 23, pleaded guilty to a single count of aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of 17-year old Damel Mitchell, who was shot and killed at a Roselle football field in 2012. 

Police were called to the Sylvester Land football field in Roselle shortly before 11 a.m. on February 20, 2012 on reports of a person having been shot, according to Union ...

Judge Denies change of Venue for Bombing Suspect

ELIZABETH, NJ – Superior court Judge Karen Cassidy has denied a change of venue for terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahimi of Elizabeth. No trial date has been set, according to sources.

Rahimi is charged with one count of unlawful possession of handgun, one count of possession of a firearm to be used unlawfully against a police officer, and four counts of attempted murder of several ...

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available May 1

April 26, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available beginning on Monday, May 1, for the 2017 Primary Election, to be held on Tuesday, June 6, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced April25.

“New Jersey will select its first new governor in eight years this November, and the June 6 Primary Election is a critical step in that process,” said Rajoppi. “Vote-By-Mail ...

Roselle Park to Celebrate 13th Arbor Day

April 15, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough in celebration of their 13th Arbor Day, will be donating a Heritage Birch tree to Sherman Elementary School.

Mayor Hokanson, Borough Council and school superintendent Pedro Garrido along with students from Sherman Elementary will plant the tree with a short ceremony on Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in the front of the School located at 375 East Grant ...

Third Annual Race 4 the Children Raises Funds for the Child Advocacy Center of Union County

April 25, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ – They ran. They walked, and they did it all for children.

The day was Sunday, April 23, the place was Warinanco Park, and the event was the Third Annual Race 4 the Children, a 5k run and a two-mile “fun walk,” all to benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Union County.

The event was hosted by the Friends of the Child Advocacy Center of Union County. The ...

Roselle Elementary Schools Win 'Union County Kids Dig In' Grant

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Washington and Harrison Elementary schools are among 32 recipients of the “Union County Kids Dig In!” grant. The grant provides support for the creation of gardens, garden boxes and/or tools and equipment and is intended to educate students about gardening and fostering the growth and creation of community gardens at the schools.

The County presented ...

Roselle Community Celebrates Earth Day with Planting Flowers and Vegetables

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents of every age, the ACHS Jr. R.O.T.C., members of the Princes Foundation, Roselle Police PBA and other community groups, came out to celebrate “Earth Day” on Saturday morning to help make the borough sparkle. 

The event, organized by the Roselle Recreation Department under the supervision of Director Donald Shaw and Council Members, gets bigger every year ...

Weekend Ideas for April 22 - 23

April 20, 2017

One of the most notable dates coming up this weekend is globally celebrated Earth Day. Many communities will be putting together celebrations on Saturday to recognize the importance of taking care of our planet. Many of the festivals are free of charge and open to the general public.

10th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Centenary University in Hackettstown is hosting its yearly Earth Day event ...

Swimming with the Australian Minke Whales

TAPinto Travels 

It approaches from deep within the Coral Sea, 20 feet of steel grey torpedo-shaped flesh that sends shivers through the gaggle of snorkelers peering down from the surface.

A great white shark?

Nope. The elusive minke whale and we have leaped off a dive boat far out in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to swim with them.

Much to the consternation of ...

Bon Jovi at Madison Square Garden was Awesome!

If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind: Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

TAPinto Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area.

And so It was a homecoming of sorts for Bon Jovi on Saturday as he rocked Madison Square Garden.

It seems remarkable the ...

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Union County Recycling Events Coming Up for Month of May

April 27, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A reminder of several free recycling events coming up for the month of May.  

On Sunday, May 7, there will be a Household Hazardous Waste Program at the Springfield Pool, located at 44 Morrison Road in Springfield. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for drop off include old pesticides & ...

VIDEO: TV 35 Airs Interview about Pilgrim Pipeline before April 25 Forum

CRANFORD, NJ –David Pringle, Cranford resident and campaign director of Clean Water Action, appeared on TV 35 to discuss the Pilgrim Pipeline and explain why he and so many others are opposed to the pipeline construction. Roselle Borough Hall will host a forum on the pilgrim pipeline on April 25 at 7 p.m.

The Pilgrim Pipeline, first proposed in 2014 by Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC, ...

New Jersey’s Recovery High School to Host First Recovery Film Festival at Kean University

UNION, NJ - New Jersey Recovery High School will host their very first Recovery Film Festival with guest speaker Daniel Baldwin at Kean University in the STEM Building, 6th Floor, located at 1075 Morris Ave. Union, NJ. on Saturday, June 3.

Get your tickets today by clicking here.  Access to award ceremony following the final block of films on June 3, is included with any ticket ...

Roselle Park to Celebrate 13th Arbor Day

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough in celebration of their 13th Arbor Day, will be donating a Heritage Birch tree to Sherman Elementary School.

Mayor Hokanson, Borough Council and school superintendent Pedro Garrido along with students from Sherman Elementary will plant the tree with a short ceremony on Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in the front of the School located at 375 East Grant ...

Black Bear Seen in Scotch Plains Thursday May be Headed Toward Westfield

April 27, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A black bear sighted near Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Thursday morning appeared to be heading toward Westfield Thursday afternoon, according to Scotch Plains Police. It was seen in the area of Mountain Avenue in Scotch Plains, not far from Route 22.

The SP-F school district alerted parents about the bear just before 7:30 a.m. Thursday, urging them ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 23, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7th that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders.  A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able to ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation's Mother's Day Dollars for Diapers Campaign

April 27, 2017

NEW JERSEY -- This Mother’s Day, join Moms Helping Moms (MHM) in our fight to lessen the burden for NJ Moms who struggle to provide diapers for their children. Diaper need is the challenge to provide babies with clean, dry diapers. For some, purchasing diapers for a baby can be huge cost and burden. A baby ...