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NJ Senate President Tours ‘Maker Space’ at Union County Vo-Tech’s Magnet High School

February 18, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney visited Union County Vo-Tech campus on Wednesday to the critical importance of the vocational-technical education bond act approved by voters last November in spurring economic growth, creating access to high-paying jobs and meeting the needs of New Jersey’s leading business sectors.

 

Students from the Magnet ...

Roselle School District Hires New Director of Operational Technology

ROSELLE, NJ – The Roselle Public School District touting to be making positive changes over the last few months, has recruited another new member to the team by hiring a new Director of Operational Technology to the district.

Henry A. Dixon was recently hired as the Director of Operational Technology to supervise and manage a team of information technology technicians who will ...

Updated: NJ State Police Troopers and Roselle PD - Deliver Winter Coats to Roselle Students

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Public Schools received a heartwarming donation from New Jersey State Troopers and Roselle Police Officers on February when they delivered winter coats to some students in the schools. 

Trooper Reinaldo Cruz and other New Jersey State Troopers have been donating winter coats to students in Elizabeth for eight years and wanted to expand their generosity this ...

Roselle Council Meeting Canceled for Wednesday Evening

February 20, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Due to inclement weather the Council Meeting scheduled today, Feb. 20, has been canceled. All business ion the agenda will be carried 0ver to the next to the next scheduled meeting on March 13. 

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Bill to Establish Panel to Facilitate Gateway Construction Projects Approved by Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

“The Hudson Tunnel Project is arguably the most important project that will ...

Freeholders Discuss Minimum Wage Increase, Proposed NJ Transit Improvements, New Voting Machines in Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders discussed several developments taking place in Union County during their regular meeting Thursday night.

NJ State Minimum Wage Increase

As previously reported, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation in Elizabeth raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“This is a great thing. Many New Jersey residents struggle ...

The Battle of the Badges Continues in Roselle - This Time it’s for Children with Cancer

February 18, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Bravest vs Finest are going at it once again, but this time you can root for both teams because they are fighting for children with cancer.

It’s two departments with one mission as Roselle Police and Fire are at it again, but this time they are battling it out to see who can raise the most money to help children fighting cancer. With just a few weeks away, ...

18 Year Old Roselle Youth Shot and Killed in Newark on Tuesday

NEWARK, NJ - A fatal shooting in Newark took the life of an 18-year-old youth from Roselle on Tuesday evening.

Authorities said DeSean L. Brickhouse, 18, of Roselle was fatally shot in the area of 41 Evergreen Avenue in Newark shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night. He was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

The Battle of the Badges Continues in Roselle - This Time it’s for Children with Cancer

February 18, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Bravest vs Finest are going at it once again, but this time you can root for both teams because they are fighting for children with cancer.

It’s two departments with one mission as Roselle Police and Fire are at it again, but this time they are battling it out to see who can raise the most money to help children fighting cancer. With just a few weeks away, ...

Union County Black History Month Display Available to View at Warinanco Sports Center

ROSELLE, NJ - Freeholder Andrea Staten today stopped off at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle this week to view the Union County Black History Month display about famous African Americans.

The display will be open to the public until the end of February. 

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Plainfield Filmmaker goes International with Selection to Toronto Black Film Fest

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield native Lamar Mackson has had a long history in the film and entertainment industry, but recently his short film “White Pickett Fence” has landed him in the international spotlight with its selection to the Toronto Black Film Festival.

The film has already won Honorable Mention for Best Narrative Short, and Honorable Mention for Best Actress, ...

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Supports Gateway Project, Pushes for Restoring One-Seat Rides on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line

February 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in New Jersey, have joined the coalition.

“We are thrilled to welcome the RVL ...

Roselle Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Stealing $190,000 from Employer

February 8, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - A Roselle woman that worked as a former site manager for a temporary staffing agency was sentenced to 3 years in prison for stealing $190,000 from the agency where she was employed.

According to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, Xiomara Jovel, 47, of Roselle, was sentenced to three years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Donohue in Union County on ...

Former Yankee/Met Willie Randolph Helps Honor Union County Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

February 13, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chair Al Mirabella and Freeholders Sergio Granados and Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded joined Union County Baseball Association President Jim Iozzi in congratulating the new members inducted into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame during the 83rd Annual Union County Baseball Association Hot Stove Awards Dinner in ...

Borough Officials Remind Residents to Help Beautify Roselle

February 12, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Borough Officials are reminding all commercial and residential property owners to help preserve and promote the beauty of the community by helping to keep it clean.

Businesses and Residents can download the Recycle Coach App. for free in the Apple or Google stores. The app calendar lists trash and recycling days and reminders can be set to alert you to your trash and ...

The Battle of the Badges Continues in Roselle - This Time it’s for Children with Cancer

February 18, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Bravest vs Finest are going at it once again, but this time you can root for both teams because they are fighting for children with cancer.

It’s two departments with one mission as Roselle Police and Fire are at it again, but this time they are battling it out to see who can raise the most money to help children fighting cancer. With just a few weeks away, ...

Updated: NJ State Police Troopers and Roselle PD - Deliver Winter Coats to Roselle Students

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Public Schools received a heartwarming donation from New Jersey State Troopers and Roselle Police Officers on February when they delivered winter coats to some students in the schools. 

Trooper Reinaldo Cruz and other New Jersey State Troopers have been donating winter coats to students in Elizabeth for eight years and wanted to expand their generosity this ...

Couples Connected by Human Services Agency Look Forward to Valentine’s Day

ELIZABETH, NJ - Cupid’s arrow knows no bounds, striking connections between people of all races, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. Locally, a husband and wife with disabilities and a young LGBTQ couple who met through the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited are looking forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Amanda and Wesley Strond of Plainfield are people with ...

Little Red Hats Warm Hearts at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

February 20, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center participated this year in the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program to empower new moms to live heart-healthy while raising awareness of congenital heart defects.

The American Heart Association is raising awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the ...

Trinitas’ Brother Bonaventure Named as Best Nursing Home/Short Stay Rehabilitation Center by U.S. News & World Report

ELIZABETH, NJ - Brother Bonaventure Extended Care & Rehabilitation Center, a not-for-profit skilled nursing center affiliated with Trinitas Regional Medical Center, has been rated one of the Best Nursing Home/Short Stay Rehabs by U.S. News & World Report.

The Report was based on the quality of care that patients received while recovering from a hospital stay, such as after ...

Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...

Union County Freeholder Board offers “UC Means Green” Grants for Community Gardens

February 20, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that applications are now open for the 2019 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. UC Means Green fosters improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for education, recreation, social activities, community service and neighborhood beautification through the experience of growing fresh produce in ...

Borough Officials Remind Residents to Help Beautify Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Borough Officials are reminding all commercial and residential property owners to help preserve and promote the beauty of the community by helping to keep it clean.

Businesses and Residents can download the Recycle Coach App. for free in the Apple or Google stores. The app calendar lists trash and recycling days and reminders can be set to alert you to your trash and ...

Union Catholic Principal installed as 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal at IHM Mass

February 11, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country Club.

Sister Percylee has spearheaded every major advance that Union Catholic has made since 1980 ...

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Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

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NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Latin Afro Cuban Dance Master Class with Lyvan ...

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Books and More: Roselle Library Events for February 18, through February 22

February 17, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ – Do you know what’s happening this week at the Roselle Library? There’s a lot to check out and its not just books, so check out this list of events for the week of February 18, through February 22.

Monday, February 18th - Library Closed in Honor of Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 19th - Adelante Alliance-Karla Quinonez -Ruggiero GED Program 

10 ...

TAPinto Roselle and Roselle Park Turns Five!

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - We are 5 years old today! 

Dear Roselle and Roselle Park Community,

It was just five years ago today that I launched what was then known as The Alternative Press of Roselle and Roselle Park, as part of a bigger network of franchised sites started by Michael Shapiro.

With just a handful or more of towns at that time, we have since grown by leaps and bounds ...

Happy Valentines Day from TAPinto

Valentine’s Day is known as the day of love. Take time out today and tell someone how much you love them. 

Happy Valentines Day from everyone at TAPinto!

 

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Books and More: Roselle Library Events for February 11, through February 16

ROSELLE, NJ – Do you know what’s happening this week at the Roselle Library? There’s a lot to check out and its not just books, so check out this list of events for the week of February 11, through February 16.

Monday, February 11th-Adelante Alliance: Ana Rodriguez with Secondary 10am-Noon. (Adult Education Program)  This is a bilingual adult education program ...

Union County Administrative Services Michael Yuska Resigns After Nearly 20 Years

February 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska is leaving his position after 20 years with the county.

“We wish to congratulate Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska on his retirement, and commend him for his many years of outstanding service and leadership during his years of employment with the County of Union,” Freeholder ...

Want One-Seat Rides Back in Westfield? Your Chance to Voice Concerns

February 20, 2019

The public is invited to attend hearings with New Jersey legislators and the state Department of Transportation’s commissioner, including one in Westfield set for March 6.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Standing at the Westfield NJ Transit station Tuesday, Chris Iafolla waited for his 9:37 a.m. train to work.

The 36-year-old New York City marketing executive from Westfield said he often works ...

Mark Di Ionno Joins TAPinto as Featured Columnist

February 20, 2019

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro has announced that Mark Di Ionno will be joining TAPinto as a columnist with his first piece published today. Di Ionno, who wrote for the Star Ledger, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and author of five acclaimed books including his latest novel, “Gods of Wood and Stone”.

“We’re excited to welcome a writer of ...

Local News: Real Stories About Us

For a dozen years I was a news columnist at the state’s largest newspaper and in the decade prior to that, I was its editor in charge of all local news.

I semi-retired from that company in December and wrote a farewell column expressing gratitude for being able to make a living doing something I loved for more than 40 years.

In that continued spirit, here is my inaugural column for ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...