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Union County Offers First Annual Business Expo

August 30, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Calling all vendors and attendees to the first annual Union County Means Business Expo, Tuesday, September 20, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Local business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, and attendees can register at ucnj.org/ucmb.

“The Business ...

Union County to Honor Residents Who Perished in 9/11 Attacks

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks by visiting the county's September 11th Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11, from the morning hours until 9 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office will provide a uniformed Honor ...

Orange Avenue Paving in Cranford to Begin Monday Aug. 29

CRANFORD, NJ - In the event that youi may be traveling through Cranford. Paving along parts of Orange Avenue is set to begin Monday Aug. 29 and run through Wednesday Aug. 31, weather permitting from approximately 7am to 7pm.  

The paving project will go from Craig Place to about 100 feet past Hemlock Circle. The contractor will start on the Hemlock Circle end near ...

(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 ...

Residents Come Out for Roselle Family Fun Day

August 21, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Good food, fun and fellowship was on the menu at the “Roselle Family Fun Day” on Saturday afternoon at the Harrison School Playground. Open to churches, community organizations and officials, residents were able come together and get information in a fun picnic style atmosphere with games, giveaways and music. 

The event was hosted by the Abounding Women ...

Residents Come out in Numbers for National Night Out Event

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was a night for families to gather together and mingle with police, firefighters and EMTs in many communities on Tuesday evening for the 33rd year of National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.  

Locally, there were many activities such as a visit from some Minions and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a water slide in Roselle Park, ...

Many Come Out to 2nd “Cruisin' Night” Car Show and RP Loves Art! Event

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Many came out on Friday evening to Roselle Park to enjoy the display of cars and trucks, drink some lemonade, and make some art. 

This, the second car show and art event the town has sponsored this summer featured music, food and family fun. Many bringing chairs to sit and talk with others and enjoy the music played by “DJ Hot Rod” Mike. 

Kids and ...

Union County Offers First Annual Business Expo

August 30, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Calling all vendors and attendees to the first annual Union County Means Business Expo, Tuesday, September 20, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Local business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, and attendees can register at ucnj.org/ucmb.

“The Business ...

Volunteers Sought to Assist Seniors and Others with Tax Returns in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, N J - Volunteers are needed to help assist seniors and others in the AARP Tax-aide Program preparing federal and state tax returns. The free program will be available from February 1, through April 15, 2017. 

Volunteers are needed as greeters and to assist people with completing intake forms or prepare actual returns. 

New Volunteers will need to attend training ...

Elizabethtown Gas Customers Benefit from Rate Credit Related to Merger

UNION, N.J. – Elizabethtown Gas customers will benefit from the company’s recent merger with Southern Company Gas with a one-time credit applied to August bills, the Elizabethtown Gas officials announced.

Elizabethtown Gas, formerly known as AGL Resources Inc., will provide $17.5 million in refunds to all customers with active accounts as of June 30, 2016. The credit equates ...

Roselle Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins to Hold 2nd Annual Back to School Haircut Event

August 26, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - The 2nd annual Back to School Haircuts event presented by Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins will be held on Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hair Lounge, 206 Chestnut St. in Roselle. Barbers will be available to cut the hair of school age boys for free!

“As parents, my wife and I understand first-hand the cost and time-consuming ordeal it can be getting kids ready to go ...

Alexander Balaban Withdraws from 2016 Roselle Park School Board Election

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Alexander Balaban announced today that he has decided to withdraw from the upcoming 2016 School Board election in Roselle Park. Balaban plans to finish out his current term which ends in January.

Balaban stated in a letter the reasons for his decision.

At this time, I wish to withdraw from the upcoming 2016 School Board election in Roselle Park, New Jersey 07204. I will ...

Roselle and Roselle Park Libraries Receive 2016 Library Grant

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The 2016 Union County Library Grant awards went to 20 public libraries including the Roselle Public Library was awarded $7,500.00 and the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library awarded $7,495.24. The grants will be used to broaden and strengthen children’s programs in Union County libraries

“Educational activities are a fundamental part of a ...

Alexander Balaban Withdraws from 2016 Roselle Park School Board Election

August 25, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Alexander Balaban announced today that he has decided to withdraw from the upcoming 2016 School Board election in Roselle Park. Balaban plans to finish out his current term which ends in January.

Balaban stated in a letter the reasons for his decision.

At this time, I wish to withdraw from the upcoming 2016 School Board election in Roselle Park, New Jersey 07204. I will ...

"New Beginnings" School Book Bag Give Away Set for September 3

ROSELLE, NJ - The "New Beginnings" School Book Bag Give Away for students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Borough Hall Council Chambers at 210 Chestnut St. in Roselle. 

Mayor Christine Dansereau announced the date today via her Facebook page noting that the giveaway is on a first come first serve basis and ...

Roselle Shows Support at Democratic National Convention 2016

ROSELLE, NJ -  As the Democratic National Convention 2016 came to an end, Roselle represented the community with a delegate, council members, Assemblyman Holley and residents. 

TAPinto Roselle caught up with a few Roselle representatives that attended the event and here are their reflections on the convention.   

Roselle resident Regina Appolon who was a delegate said, ...

McDonald's To Kick Off Pumpkin Spice Season Late August

August 23, 2016

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - McDonald’s will welcome Autumn early this year with the August introduction of the McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte. The beverage is expected to be available in all US locations by the end of August.

Originally introduced in 2013, the McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte has not appeared on the restaurant’s menu in three years. Contrary to urban ...

Residents Come Out for Roselle Family Fun Day

ROSELLE, NJ - Good food, fun and fellowship was on the menu at the “Roselle Family Fun Day” on Saturday afternoon at the Harrison School Playground. Open to churches, community organizations and officials, residents were able come together and get information in a fun picnic style atmosphere with games, giveaways and music. 

The event was hosted by the Abounding Women ...

“Jersey Fresh” Farmers Market Vouchers Available for Seniors

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Income eligible senior adults can obtain free vouchers to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at local Farmers’ Markets in Union County.

To be eligible for the vouchers, you must be a resident of Union County, age 60 years and meet income guidelines.

To apply for the vouchers, advanced registration forms are available ...

Roselle Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins to Hold 2nd Annual Back to School Haircut Event

August 26, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - The 2nd annual Back to School Haircuts event presented by Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins will be held on Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hair Lounge, 206 Chestnut St. in Roselle. Barbers will be available to cut the hair of school age boys for free!

“As parents, my wife and I understand first-hand the cost and time-consuming ordeal it can be getting kids ready to go ...

Dog Injured by Train in Westfield Needs Home

WESTFIELD, NJ — Animal Control Solutions is looking for the owner of a German Shepherd mix, or possibly a new home for him, after he was hit by a train in Westfield Sunday morning. The unaltered male is about 5 years old, according to Beth Comitas, vice president of Animal Control Solutions, which handles animal control in Westfield.

Although he needed to have one leg amputated, ...

"New Beginnings" School Book Bag Give Away Set for September 3

ROSELLE, NJ - The "New Beginnings" School Book Bag Give Away for students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Borough Hall Council Chambers at 210 Chestnut St. in Roselle. 

Mayor Christine Dansereau announced the date today via her Facebook page noting that the giveaway is on a first come first serve basis and ...

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

August 28, 2016

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 ...

Roselle Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins to Hold 2nd Annual Back to School Haircut Event

ROSELLE, NJ - The 2nd annual Back to School Haircuts event presented by Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins will be held on Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hair Lounge, 206 Chestnut St. in Roselle. Barbers will be available to cut the hair of school age boys for free!

“As parents, my wife and I understand first-hand the cost and time-consuming ordeal it can be getting kids ready to go ...

Roselle and Roselle Park Libraries Receive 2016 Library Grant

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The 2016 Union County Library Grant awards went to 20 public libraries including the Roselle Public Library was awarded $7,500.00 and the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library awarded $7,495.24. The grants will be used to broaden and strengthen children’s programs in Union County libraries

“Educational activities are a fundamental part of a ...

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

August 28, 2016

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 ...

Garden & Grow - Workshop & Reception

ROSELLE, NJ - As part of the award received from the 2016 Union County Means Green (“UCMG”) Community Grants program, the Borough of Roselle will be hosting a Garden Adventure workshop. Garden enthusiasts, lovers of nature, friends, students, youth can have the opportunity to participate in this learning experience 

The workshop is being held on Monday, Aug. 29, at ...

Man Indicted for Easter Sunday Murder of Elizabeth Woman

August 22, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – An Elizabeth resident has been indicted for the murder of a 26-year-old women on Easter Sunday, March 27,  acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday, August 22.

Arturo Alomas, 33, who fled the state after the murder,  is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trenice Johnson.  An autopsy revealed that the cause of ...

Union County Authorities Warn Residents of Scams

ELIZABETH, NJ – A warning has been issued by Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Union County Sheriff Joseph P. Cryan after a recent increase in attempted phone scams by callers pretending to be members of law enforcement and asking for money via wire transfer.

Prosecutor Park and Sheriff Cryan cited several recent incidences of scams that are currently under investigation.

Shamrock 5K Run or Walk at the Ship Bottom Irish Festival

August 29, 2016

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Be sure to pre register online for our Shamrock 5K on Sunday, September 11, 2016! Entry fee is $30 and includes a t-shirt (only guaranteed to pre registrants), entry to the Irish Festival and a ticket for a free beverage! Great prizes awarded to the top finishers!

Rocking Horse Ranch: Year-Round Family Fun in the Hudson Valley

HIGHLAND, NY — If your kids get bored easily, Rocking Horse Ranch is up to the challenge.

Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Westfield, the all-inclusive offers year-round horseback riding (“pony” rides for the little ones) on well-trained horses, a small indoor water park, an arcade with mini bowling, ping pong and a BB gun rifle range. In the winter, there’s ...

TAPinto Westfield Complete Guide to Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival: Week 9

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 20th Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, taking place Tuesday nights in July and August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., continues Aug. 30 with its ninth evening of free outdoor concerts by five bands at locations throughout Downtown Westfield. (Rain date Aug. 31.)

On this last night of the 2016 season, Quimby Street will be closed to traffic to make way for music and ...

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South Brunswick: Former Travel Girls Softball Coach Charged With Monmouth County Murder

August 18, 2016

FREEHOLD, NJ – Former New Jersey Thunder girls travel softball coach Andre Harris, 32, is facing a murder rap in Monmouth County, officials said Wednesday.

A former North Brunswick resident now living in Long Branch, Monmouth County, Harris was charged Tuesday night with the first degree murder of Linden resident Tyrita Julius, 41, who disappeared March 8, Monmouth County Prosecutor ...

Construction to Begin on Pedestrian Bridge in Cranford

August 29, 2016

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County is set to begin construction on the pedestrian bridge off of Riverside Drive toward Nomahegan Park next week.

The bridge will be closed in both directions to pedestrian/bicycle traffic, beginning Monday Aug. 29 and run through Friday Sept. 2.

According to the county, repairs will include the handrail, posts and decking.

 

 

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Roselle Park Police Reports

August 25, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police Reports for Aug.14 to Aug. 25, supplied by Roselle Park Police Department.  

August 14, 2016 at approximately 12:54 a.m.

Ptl. Angelo Marino conducted a motor vehicle stop on Locust St. with a 2002 Infiniti for a moving violation. The passenger of the vehicle, Moises R. Mejia, age 20 from Elizabeth was found to have an outstanding traffic warrant out of ...

Union County to Honor Residents Who Perished in 9/11 Attacks

August 29, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks by visiting the county's September 11th Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11, from the morning hours until 9 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office will provide a uniformed Honor ...

Local nonprofit to hold walk-a-thon to raise funds for people with disabilities and at-risk youth

August 29, 2016

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will be holding its Annual Ira Geller Memorial Walk-a-Thon Saturday, September 17, at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, to raise funds for programs and services that support people with disabilities and at-risk youth.

CAU is a statewide Elizabeth-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as youth served under the ...

Idling at intersections raises pollution levels in our cars

The results of a study published in the August 26, 2016 issue of Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts showed that air pollution at an intersection with traffic lights is 29 times higher than on the open road and results in a 40% increase in the amount of pollution inside the car.

Summary of this study is at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312570.php

The complete journal ...

The Dirty Dozen, Less One

I recently experienced something of a meltdown in the egg aisle at the supermarket over which kind of eggs to buy.  After much consideration, I finally settled on the eggs I wanted (organic, free-range, and cage-free), when I discovered another problem.

The next time I opened an egg carton at the store, there was an egg missing.

Having been the victim of covert cracked eggs in the ...

Cat Reported Missing in Elmora Area

August 25, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – A $1,000 reward is offered for the return of a missing, orange, tabby cat. The male cat is described as two years old and having yellow eyes.

Anyone with information should call 732-322-8393.