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Union County College Appoints New Dean of Elizabeth Campus

July 5, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo has been appointed to serve as the Dean of the  Elizabeth Campus of Union County College effective July 1. Dr. Rapalo joined Union County College’s administration in 2015 as Dean of the Social Sciences/Business/History Division.

As Dean of Elizabeth Campus, Dr. Rapalo will oversee 12 College departments located in the Lessner ...

VIDEO: “Battle of the Badges” 4th Annual Johnny Lynn Soft Ball Game - The Trash Talk Has Begun!

July 13, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The trash talk has begun! That’s right, It’s that time again for the “Battle of the Badges” in the Battalion Chief Johnny Lynn Annual Softball Game. 

Roselle firemen have taken the coveted trophy three years straight. This year Roselle police officers will need to step up their game, as the firemen say they have no intention of letting the trophy ...

Roselle Man Indicted for Fatal Linden Shooting

LINDEN, NJ - A Union County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against the teenager accused of fatally shooting a Roselle resident outside a Linden convenience store earlier this year.

Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Friday that Darwens Cadet, 18, of Roselle is charged with murder and two related weapons offenses for the killing of ...

VIDEO: “Battle of the Badges” 4th Annual Johnny Lynn Soft Ball Game - The Trash Talk Has Begun!

July 13, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The trash talk has begun! That’s right, It’s that time again for the “Battle of the Badges” in the Battalion Chief Johnny Lynn Annual Softball Game. 

Roselle firemen have taken the coveted trophy three years straight. This year Roselle police officers will need to step up their game, as the firemen say they have no intention of letting the trophy ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

Union County College Track and Field Team Compete in NJCAA Division III Championship

CRANFORD – Student-athletes on the Union County College women’s and men’s track and field teams competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship from May 10-12,  at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York.

For the women’s team, Chisom Chinedu place 2nd in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles. Tochi ...

5th Annual Roselle House Music Festival Opens this Weekend in Warinanco Park

July 10, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ -  The 5th Annual Roselle House Music Festival opens on Saturday, July 14 in Warinanco Park for a two-day dance music party.

Guest DJ’s from all over the area will be playing house music over the two-day span from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. The event will also feature food and product vendors, along with lots of music!

The event is sponsored by the Borough of ...

Unique Troupe of Actors Thrills Audience with Production of "Annie, Jr."

RAHWAY, NJ - Nearly one thousand attendees were thrilled with a very special production of "Annie, Jr." staged by the CAU Community Players, a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities performed at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts June 29-July 1.

Formed in 2012, the CAU Community Players empowers members with disabilities to perform alongside ...

Happy Independence Day from TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Wishing all of our readers a Happy and safe Independence Day! 

Enjoy the “Fireworks Spectacular” video shot from Roselle Park last weekend.

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Hiring Event - 100 New Hospitality Positions Available for County Residents

July 7, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the Peopleready staffing firm will use the County’s Workforce Innovation Business Center to hold a hiring event for 100 full-time hospitality positions.

The positions include housekeepers, room attendants, cooks, prep cooks, banquet servers, bartenders, janitors, dishwashers, event set up and breakdown and ...

Roselle Man Charged with Multiple Counts of Animal Cruelty After Search Finds Over 40 Dogs Living in Squalor

July 11, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Charges have been filed on the Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month said acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Authorities say, Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with than 30 criminal offenses that include two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal ...

Union County’s Free Paper-Shredding Events Will Visit Rahway and Hillside in July

July 6, 2018

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Reminder to all residents the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced two free mobile paper-shredding events for personal documents in July.

“Union County’s mobile paper-shredding events help residents to protect themselves from identity theft by proving a convenient, secure way to dispose of sensitive or confidential ...

“Teens for Teens” Donate Funds for Residents of the Adolescent Psychiatry Specialty Program at Trinitas

July 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of Teens for Teens of Union County recently donated $26,000 to provide new furnishings for patient rooms for the teens that live at New Point Specialty, the adolescent psychiatry program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. 

The donation was presented in the form of a check at Trinitas' 12th annual Academic Awards Program in June. The New Point Specialty is a ...

Unique Troupe of Actors Thrills Audience with Production of "Annie, Jr."

RAHWAY, NJ - Nearly one thousand attendees were thrilled with a very special production of "Annie, Jr." staged by the CAU Community Players, a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities performed at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts June 29-July 1.

Formed in 2012, the CAU Community Players empowers members with disabilities to perform alongside ...

Independent City Life Experience Training Event for Youth Coming to Elizabeth July 21

ELIZABETH, N J - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will host its annual Independent City life experience training event for youth Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Elizabeth headquarters at 80 West Grand Street. The event is open to youth aged 13 and older at no cost.

Independent City is a replicated community set up in CAU's auditorium consisting of simulated banks, apartment ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern New Jersey until 11 p.m. July 10

July 10, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline-powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone.

The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union, and Hudson counties in New Jersey until ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

July 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

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Belmar Parasail: Soar Into Summer with a High-Flying Adventure Along the Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences.

At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

Exchange Place and WTC PATH Stations to Close For Weekend Track Maintenance

JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting. Important information for rail commuters.

PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition to a new signal ...

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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

July 16, 2018

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during ...

Exchange Place and WTC PATH Stations to Close For Weekend Track Maintenance

JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting. Important information for rail commuters.

PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition to a new signal ...

Elizabeth Man Charged with the Killing of One Woman and Attempted Killing of Another Woman

July 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Arlie Rodriguez, 46, of Elizabeth, has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder of two Elizabeth women in 2013, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

 At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2013, Elizabeth Police responded to the 100 block of Madison Avenue in Elizabeth on a report of an assault, said Union County ...

Mother and Son Graduate from Union County College Together

July 4, 2018

CRANFORD - For Ana Amaya and her son, Roberto, May 23, 2018 marked the completion of a dream when they both crossed the stage at Union County College’s Commencement, and receive their Associate Degree. They both describe their time at UCC as “a great experience” and are particularly thankful to have served as academic tutors in the College’s Academic ...

Earn The Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) at Union County College in Five Weeks

July 17, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) will be offering the American Society of Administrative Professionals PACE Certification (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) from Monday, July 23 through August 22.

If you are an executive assistant, office manager, paralegal, program analyst, benefits administrator, supervisor or meetings and events planner, this program is for ...

Dog Found in East 5th Ave. Section of Roselle

July 12, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A dog has been found in the area of the 400 block of East 5th Ave. in Roselle. The dog looks to possibly be a Chinese Crested is also called a Powder Puff. It also has an Elizabethan Collar on it. 

The dog was picked up by police and is currently at the Roselle Police Department. 

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Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...