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Libraries of Union County Honor TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro

September 27, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - As the director of the Summit Library, Susan Permahos had a problem keeping track of all the events community organizations were holding. Then along came Summit franchise owner Greg Elliott and TAPinto CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro.

TAPinto offered to develop a community calendar, free of charge for the City of Summit, called Summit Today. Those efforts were ...

Harrison School Students Celebrate Grandparents Day and PinWheels for Peace

ROSELLE, N.J. - Students at Roselle’s Harrison School celebrated two events this past Friday. The first event was Grandparent's Day. This event celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day, has been celebrated at Harrison School for the past three years. The students invited their grandparents for tea and cookies and were able to spend quality time together affirming that special bond ...

Clark College Fair to Feature 100+ University Representatives, Oct. 6

CLARK, NJ - More than 100 college and universities will be represented at a college fair to be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at the Arthur L. Johnson High School.  The fair will run from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

American University, the University of Delaware, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Marist College, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology and ...

Roselle Mind and Body Complex Gets Union County Support

September 17, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents from Roselle came out to speak their opinions for and against the “Roselle Mind and Body Complex” at the Thursday night Union County Freeholder Meeting.

In the end, the Union County Freeholder Board voted to approve the Roselle Borough to receive the official guarantee of the $59 million dollar bond. 

The Vote:

Sergio Granados - yes

Vernell ...

“Roselle Remembers” 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

ROSELLE, NJ - The community came together on Wednesday evening for “Roselle Remembers” a remembrance ceremony to honor those lost and who served 15 years ago on 9/11. 

Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau led the ceremony that featured a host of guest speakers, NJ State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, NJ State Assemblyman Jamel C. Holley, Council President Kim Shaw, Police Chief ...

9/11 Remembrance Services Held in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On this 15 year anniversary, Roselle Park held their 9/11 Remembrance Service on Sunday afternoon at the Kelly-Kaulfers Memorial Park.

The ceremony honored and remembered the victims and heroes of the 9/11 attack. The Master of Ceremonies, Mariann Brenner, a retired Port Authority Officer also sung the National Anthem. Jimmy Vigliotti a Roselle Park Veteran, performed God ...

Police Investigate Second Attempted Luring in Roselle

September 23, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Another attempt to lure a youth in Roselle occurred Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, when a 16 year old girl was approached on the 500 block of Walnut st. around 4:30p.m by a man in a silver SUV style vehicle. According to Roselle Police Chief Gerald J. Orlando, the man exited the vehicle and grabbed the girl around the waist, but the girl was able to break free and run ...

Two Attempts of Luring Youth in Roselle on Wednesday Morning

ROSELLE, NJ - Two separate attempts were made at luring/kidnapping of two Roselle girls both on Wednesday morning Sept. 21. The first incident occurred around 8a.m. in in the 100 block of West 7th. Ave. when police say that a 12-year-old female was walking to school when she observed a silver SUV/crossover vehicle parked and occupied by an unknown man. The man stated to the youth that he had ...

Roselle Rams Defeat Johnson Crusaders 56-41

September 24, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Rams football team defeated the Johnson Crusaders in a very tough home game on Saturday afternoon. Both teams came in to the game undefeated with a 2-0 record. In the first quarter the Crusaders where in the lead 7-13. The Rams picked up momentum and at half time Roselle was just one point behind with a score of 20-21. 

Both teams battled the second half and was ...

Roselle Park Celebration of European Heritage Festival Attracts Crowd

September 26, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Over 100 people came out to Roselle Park’s Casano Center on Sunday afternoon for the European Heritage Festival, the latest in a series of festivals celebrating the backgrounds of borough residents.

“Roselle Park is a strong, robust community made up of a mosaic of cultures, and we’re proud of all of them,” said Mayor Carl Hokanson.

Nino D, Patty ...

RP Loves Arts! Festival - Showcases Over 100 Artists and Performers

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The 2nd Annual “Roselle Park Loves Arts!” festival attracted hundreds of people from all over NJ on Saturday. The event celebrated the arts and showcased over 100 artists and performers and featured an art walk of visual artists and handcrafted items from a variety of artisans. Some artists offered demonstrations of their craft. 

The event that touted a ...

Roselle Park Gearing Up for RP Loves Arts! Festival

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The community is gearing up for Saturday as the 2nd Annual “Roselle Park Loves Arts!” festival will attract hundreds of people from all over NJ.

The event is a celebration of the arts and will showcase over 100 artists and performers featuring an art walk of visual artists and handcrafted items from a variety of artisans. Some artists will offer ...

Libraries of Union County Honor TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro

September 27, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - As the director of the Summit Library, Susan Permahos had a problem keeping track of all the events community organizations were holding. Then along came Summit franchise owner Greg Elliott and TAPinto CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro.

TAPinto offered to develop a community calendar, free of charge for the City of Summit, called Summit Today. Those efforts were ...

Wells Fargo Opens in Roselle - Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting

ROSELLE, N.J. - Wells Fargo celebrated the grand opening of their newest location in downtown Roselle on Friday morning. The bank located at 201 Chestnut Street had more than 20 attendees gathered to commemorate the occasion. Amongst the crowd were local residents, Wells Fargo bankers; elected officials; Roselle’s historian; civic leaders from Communities in Cooperation (CIC); the ...

Property Sales Jump in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Home sales are in the county are soaring according to Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, who announced that her office recorded almost 8,200 deeds for residential and commercial properties through the first eight months of this year, putting Union County on track to record a total of more than 12,000 deeds in 2016 – the most since the global financial crisis of ...

Roselle Walks for Cancer to Hold 4th. Annual Event in Warinanco Park

September 26, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - The 4th Annual Roselle Walks for Cancer event will be taking place on Oct. 1, from 9a.m. to 12p.m. in Warinanco Park across from the skating rink. The event is held every year to raise awareness, support and honor Cancer Survivors and to remember those no longer with us. 

Early registration will be at Anthony Amalfe Community Center at 1268 Shaffer Ave. in Roselle from 6p.m.

Students Receive Book Bags from Roselle Mayor’s “New Beginnings Book Bag Drive”

ROSELLE, NJ - Students showed up in numbers last Saturday as Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau held her 2nd Annual “New Beginnings Book Bag Drive.”

With the help of many contributors, the students were able to come to borough hall and pick their bag from a large supply of book bags that were also filled with many of the supplies that they will need for this school ...

Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program Gives Book Bags to Roselle Students

ROSELLE, NJ - The Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program held its 2nd annual “Book Bag & Supply Give Away” for Roselle Students. The event was held on Sunday afternoon at Loyals Barbershop in Roselle. 

“I want to give a big thanks to every one that donated,” said Walter Wimbush the organizations founder. “The goal was to give over 20 book bags and we did just ...

Roselle Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots, and Other Health Help

September 27, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents came out on Monday for the first round of flu shots that were administered for free to residents by the Roselle Health Department to help keep as many people healthy as possible through the flu season.

The program is just one of many programs offered by the health department which includes blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, a Rabies Clinic, ...

Property Sales Jump in Union County

September 14, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Home sales are in the county are soaring according to Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, who announced that her office recorded almost 8,200 deeds for residential and commercial properties through the first eight months of this year, putting Union County on track to record a total of more than 12,000 deeds in 2016 – the most since the global financial crisis of ...

(Updated) Roselle to Host Annual Borough Wide Garage/Yard Sale

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle will hold its annual Borough Wide Garage/Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 17. The event is free for all residents. Residents are urged to register in order to be added to a town map of homes participating to help insure a successful event for all. 

The maps will be available at borough hall as well as posted on the the borough hall website and listed on the TAPinto ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

September 26, 2016

Go to TAPinto Travels for more travel ideas.

Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for their vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before and the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings.  Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic ...

Four Ideas for Family Fun this Weekend

TAPinto Travels Presents

Enjoy the crisp fall air this weekend by traveling to Northern New Jersey for a slew of fun-filled festivals and events. With plenty of food, drink, and music at each event, you and your entire family are guaranteed to go home happy.

Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek in Vernon

Every year, Mountain Creek holds the top Oktoberfest in the entire ...

Fighter Jet Dispatched over Morris County in Response to Small Aircraft

EAST HANOVER, NJ- Wednesday morning brought a bit of a shock to residents of Morris County as multiple eye witness accounts began to pop up of a low flying fighter jet shooting over the county. Morris County officials were quick to address this as the word began to grow.

“The Morris County Communications Center, as well as a number of Morris County Police Departments, received ...

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Offices Closed on Monday Due to Ongoing FBI Bomb investigation

September 19, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Division of Youth Services, Tax and Election Boards are closed and inaccessible to the public and employees until further notice due to an ongoing FBI bomb investigation at the Midtown Elizabeth train station.  

Roselle to Offer Free Flu Shots to Residents

ROSELLE, NJ - Free flu shots will be administered on Monday, Sept. 26 from 9a.m. to Noon at Borough Hall on Chestnut Street. This is for Roselle residents and you must call to register prior to the event by calling 908-634 4550. 

Westfield Moms Get Fit, Support Each Other, in Union County Running Group

September 26, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ — From first-time 5K runners to experienced marathoners, every woman is welcome in Union County Moms Run This Town, a local Facebook-based running group.

Westfield member Jackie McCormack called MRRT “an amazingly supportive group of women. Running may be what brought this group together, but the support we provide each other in every area of life goes way beyond ...

Owner of Westfield ‘Watcher’ House Seeks to Tear it Down, Build Two New Homes, Neighbor Says

September 26, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The owners of the Westfield’s infamous “Watcher” house, 657 Boulevard, have field a zoning application with the Westfield Planning Board to have the Dutch colonial torn down and replaced with two new homes, according to a Westfield resident who said she and other neighbors were advised of the plans in an official letter Saturday.

Neighbors were told that ...

Roselle Park Police Reports

September 15, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police reports for Sept. 13th supplied by Roselle Park Police Department.

September 14, 2016 

Roselle Park Police took reports of approximately 17 car burglaries that occurred on Amsterdam Ave., Oakwood Ave., Seaton Ave., W. Colfax Ave., Maplewood Ave. and Roosevelt Ave. 

In all of the incidents, vehicle owners reported that their vehicles were left unlocked ...

Free "Make It & Take It" Hardy Succulent Plant Workshop

September 26, 2016

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Sunday, October 9th from 2:30-4:00 PM for our free Hardy Succulent Design Workshop at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave., Cranford.  In this “make it & take it” workshop, members of the Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford will be demonstrating how to arrange, propagate and care for succulents in clay pots.  Participants will take ...

Falls Can Be Fatal For Older Adults

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on September 22, 2016 in conjunction with the 9th Annual National Council on Aging Falls Prevention Day,  showed that 29 million falls occurred in older adults in 2014 causing 7 million injuries resulting in 27,000 deaths.

For a summary of the report go to: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/313064.php

For the ...

Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...