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BASF Inspires Budding Scientists in Visit to Roselle’s Washington Elementary

February 19, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Students at Roselle’s Washington Elementary School learned how everyday household objects can be transformed into scientific wonders when scientists from BASF’s New Jersey-based world headquarters conducted a science workshop at the school on Friday.

“We believe that students can become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow, and we’re so thrilled to ...

The ‘Cat in the Hat’ Visits Harrison Elementary School

ROSELLE, NJ - Harrison Elementary School had an early visit from the Cat in the Hat Tuesday, Feb. 6, as part of a sneak preview of Read Across America, an annual reading motivation and awareness program sponsored by the National Education Association that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading. 

Arlene Ringwood, a first-grade teacher at Harrison, led the school-wide ...

(Video) Four Abraham Clark High School Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

ROSELLE, NJ - Abraham Clark High School seniors Adham Khalil, Quron Conway, Marvens Lormejuste and Craig McRae officially signed their binding national letters of intent to play football with their schools in the fall. All four played varsity with the Rams and have accepted scholarships to play at their respective four-year schools.

Adham will attend Lake Erie College in Ohio, Quron will ...

Roselle Park Council Raises Issues Over Business Applications During Meeting

February 20, 2018

Roselle Park, NJ -- Council members raised the issue of business applications at the Feb. 15 council meeting. Council members discussed that small retail business owners may have to go through a review committee before going through with the planning board application process. Currently, certain zones in the borough of Roselle Park have been considered for the use of principal sources, especially ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

Roselle Park Firemen Respond as Mutual Aid in Clark House Fire

February 13, 2018

CLARK, NJ - A house fire at 10 Harrison Street sent firefighters into action in the early hours of Tuesday morning.   

According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, when crews arrived at the home at approximately 3:30 a.m., the interior rear end of the first floor was heavily engulfed in flames and working its way to the second story.   

Five Residents of the ...

Two Local Non-Profits Seek Support for People with Disabilities and Others Left Homeless by Fire

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – Two local non-profit organizations are working together to find housing and other needs for many residents that were left homeless when a fire ripped through their apartment building on 3rd Avenue in Roselle. 

The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Feb. 3 on the third floor of the apartment complex and quickly spread throughout the building.

Girls Basketball: Early Deficit Too Much for Raiders to Make up in UCT Quarters

February 19, 2018

CLARK, NJ — Just reaching this late of a point in the Union County Tournament (UCT) was a major accomplishment for resurgent Scotch Plains-Fanwood. 

Only a year removed from a 4-17 season, the ten-seeded Raiders found themselves as one of the final four public schools and eight overall remaining in the UCT. However, Scotch Plains-Fanwood ran into one of the state’s best teams ...

Girls Basketball: Shorthanded Johnson Crusaders Defeat Roselle Park HS in Union County Tournament First Round

CLARK, NJ- The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity basketball team played shorthanded this week with players missing games due to the flu. On Saturday afternoon, they got back on track winning against the Roselle Park High School Panthers by a final score of 56-25 in the first round of the 2018 Union County Tournament.

“They played together as a team,” ...

Boys Basketball: RJ Barrett, Nation's No. 1 Ranked Player, Erupts to Deny Roselle Catholic Upset

UNION, NJ — There is a reason why R.J. Barrett is the number one recruit in the nation, and why Montverde Academy is the country’s top-ranked team. 

So, with Roselle Catholic seconds away from pulling off the biggest upset in high school basketball yet this season, Montverde displayed its poise and pedigree — with a little added luck — and Barrett showed all of New ...

Soup Sales Soar at The Fanwood Grille

February 11, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- Since being recognized for having the "Best Soup in NJ" by foodie website The Daily Meal, sales the Fanwood Grille's various soup offerings have jumped. 

"We've had people drive down from Bergen County just to try our soups," said Paul Watterson, who gets into Fanwood Grille as early as 4:30 a.m. to start making soup. "People call ...

Roselle and Linden Men Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Dentistry

February 7, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle and Hector Carro, 73 of Linden have been charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden. 

Renteria-Paz and Carro were both charged with on Wednesday with unlawful practice of dentistry, a third-degree crime according to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. 

Led by Prosecutor’s Office Detective Rudolfo ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

February 12, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

Two Local Non-Profits Seek Support for People with Disabilities and Others Left Homeless by Fire

February 9, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – Two local non-profit organizations are working together to find housing and other needs for many residents that were left homeless when a fire ripped through their apartment building on 3rd Avenue in Roselle. 

The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Feb. 3 on the third floor of the apartment complex and quickly spread throughout the building.

Trinitas Hospital Issues New Visiting Guidelines During Flu Season

February 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ –Trinitas Regional Medical Center has issued new visiting guidelines due to the heightened flu activity this season. 

Visitor restrictions are in place based on the following guidelines:

Anyone with fever/flu-like symptoms should not visit.
Children under the age of 12 years old, who are not receiving services from the hospital, are restricted from ...

Trinitas and Lord & Taylor Present “Going Red for Women”

WESTFIELD, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth partnered with Lord &Taylor, on Feb. 2 to present “Going Red for Women,” a program that has become part of a national movement launched by the American Heart Association (AHA) designed to raise awareness about the risk factors surrounding heart disease.

About 40 women pre-registered and participated in the ...

Roselle and Linden Men Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Dentistry

LINDEN, NJ - Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle and Hector Carro, 73 of Linden have been charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden. 

Renteria-Paz and Carro were both charged with on Wednesday with unlawful practice of dentistry, a third-degree crime according to Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. 

Led by Prosecutor’s Office Detective Rudolfo ...

Travels Spotlight - Coast Guard Ends Search for Fishermen Lost at Sea, Fund Established to Help Family

February 19, 2018

TAPintoTravels is here to promote travel whether it is for work or pleasure.  Most of our reporting is fun and helpful.  However on rare occasions, we do have to report on heart breaking stories.  It is always hardest when it involves men with families that have been lost at sea.  Please consider assisting this family in need and keep them in your thoughts or ...

Save the Date - the New York Auto Show - MAR 30 – APR 8

TAPintoTravels - The New York International Auto Show is only a month away.  This has been a New York tradition, since 1900.  

Visitors come from all around world to enjoy the premier auto event.  For the TAPinto community, it is just a local trip across the rivers.

TAPintoTravels was there last year and we will provide coverage this year. Visit here for the ...

From the New York Toy Fair - Travels Reveals the Toys That Will Make You the Star of Your Child’s Life - the Oscars of the Toy World - the TOTY Awards

TAPintoTravels - As you know, we are here to encourage you to travel.  Unfortunately, the New York Toy Fair is one place virtually none of you can go.  So, unless you have been tirelessly been searching the internet, you are not up to date on what toys your children will be wanting soon.

Fortunately, with Press Correspondent credentials, we were able to go in your ...

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Roselle Community Group to Examine the 'Cost of Being Black in America'

February 17, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle-based community organizing group Community Acting Now will examine the book “The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America" by author Shawn D. Rochester as part of a commemoration of Black History Month.

The discussion will take place Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is ...

“Hidden in Plain Sight” - A Presentation Centered Around a Teen’s Bedroom 

ROSELLE, NJ - Parents, grandparents, caregivers, when it comes to your children and drugs, do you know where to look? Do you know what you are looking for? You may be surprised at what is "Hidden in Plain Sight."

The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition and Prevention Links invite all parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and other adults to have an opportunity to ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

Sixteen at-risk youth celebrate one year of stability and new beginning

February 16, 2018

Young people living within New Jersey's child welfare system face daunting odds – often moving from foster family to group home to support program yet never finding their place, sometimes traveling with their belongings in a plastic garbage bag.

"The analogy is not lost on them," said Tanya Johnson, senior assistant executive director, youth services, at the nonprofit ...

Female Boxer Dog Found in the Chandler Ave. Area of Roselle

February 20, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A female boxer was found on East 7th Ave. near Chandler Ave. and given to police on Feb. 16. The dog was later transported to the Newark Humane Society where it will be on hold for the owner to claimer her.

Officials from the Humane Society say that the dog is a senior dog and very sweet. If the owner does not claim her, she will be available for adoption on Feb. 24. She is in ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs (Bantom,2017)

How does a writer of a beloved series like Harry Potter or Temperance Brennan break out of their readers' expectations and try something new? For J.K. Rowlings it was the novels penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith; books about a maimed and very flawed private detective with the unlikely name of Cormoran Strike. For Kathy Reichs, it is the ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...