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Flu Vaccine Clinic Coming to Roselle Park

October 14, 2021

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will be hosting a flu vaccine clinic on Thursday, October 21. The clinic is free for all residents in need of a flu vaccine. The clinic will take place at the Casano Community Center from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

“While it’s easy to focus on receiving our COVID-19 vaccinations, it’s equally as important to get vaccinated for the ...

Additional Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and Testing in Roselle and Roselle Park

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of the free COVID-19 vaccines and testing available at convenient pop-up clinics throughout the County during the month of October. The upcoming clinics will be held in Plainfield, Roselle Park, Union, Scotch Plains, Westfield, and Roselle.

Third doses and boosters of the Pfizer vaccine for eligible ...

Roselle Public Library Offers Lineup of October Programs

October 9, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Public Library has unveiled a wide variety of virtual and in-person programs throughout the month of October, some of which focus on student achievement and academic support. 

Starting October 13, virtual Homework Help will be offered by college-aged tutors from Seton Hall University, weekdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students and families are encouraged to join via ...

Battle of NJ Tribute Bands to Benefit Roselle Catholic Girls Basketball Program, October 23

October 19, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - A Battle of NJ Tribute Bands will take place at Roselle Catholic High School on Saturday night, October 23, for a special concert to benefit the Roselle Catholic High School girls’ basketball program.

The B-Street Band, the original Springsteen tribute ban, and Slippery When Wet (NJ), the ultimate Bon Jovi tribute band, will both perform in the RC Gym on Saturday ...

Union County Free Concert in Warinanco Park Rescheduled to October 23

ROSELLE, NJ - The “Concert in the Park,” originally scheduled for October 16, has been rescheduled due to weather. The new date for the “Concert in the Park” is Saturday, October 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. outdoors at Union County’s Warinanco Sports Center, located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, in Roselle. This free musical celebration of ...

Roselle Park to Hold Hispanic & Latino Heritage Festival

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will be holding its first ever Hispanic & Latino Heritage Festival on Sunday, October 17, 2021. The celebration will take place at Michael Mauri Park from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature plenty of dancing, live music, and food.

“The festivities planned for this event will showcase many parts of the Hispanic and Latino cultures we so ...

Union County Sending Prisoners to Hudson for Substance Abuse Treatment, Reentry

October 8, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has entered into a five-year, $2.6 million contract to send prisoners to Hudson County for substance abuse treatment and reentry program services.

The agreement with the Hudson County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was approved at the Sept. 23 Board of County Commissioners meeting for an initial period of Oct. 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Girls Volleyball: Plainfield Cardinals Celebrate Senior Day with Win Over Roselle Park

October 20, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s Lady Cardinals topped the Roselle Park Panthers on Tuesday to celebrate Senior Day. After losing the first game 25-23, the Cardinals rallied to win the next two games — and the match — 25-20 and 29-27.

Plainfield had 31 kills, with Makayla Brown checking in with 10, on top of 14 service points and 4 aces. 

Edith Guadarrama had 25 ...

HS Football: Week 7 Rankings - Roselle Park Now 24th

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Week 7 of the regular season is in the books, and the North 1, Group 1 rankings have a new leader, despite none of the top three teams losing. Mountain Lakes, off its 28-20 win over Group 2 opponent Hanover Park, jumped over Park Ridge into the top spot.

A look at TAPinto’s Ranking Chart gives a unique perspective on the rankings.  (Editor’s ...

HS Football: Roselle Park 26th in Latest Group 1 Rankings

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The Week 5 football rankings are out, and the deck was shuffled once again as top teams beating up on weaker teams took a hit in power points and opponents strength index.  Furthermore, a few of the results in the NJIC set up the end of the regular season with games that decide divisional races, and will greatly impact state races.

Onto the state ...

Roselle Catholic Basketball Champ Turned Comic Returns to Alma Mater to Headline Fundraiser

October 15, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ -- Did you hear the one about the former student-athlete...returning to her parochial high school alma perform a comedy the opening act...of a fundraiser for the school’s girls’ basketball team? 

Jax Biddulph, RC Class of ’05, will deliver the punch lines early and often on October 23, when the aspiring stand-up comic opens a ...

Roselle Park to Hold Veterans Day Remembrance Service

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will be holding its annual Veterans Day Remembrance Service on Thursday, November 11, 2021. This service will honor all veterans, living or deceased, who served in the United States Armed Forces. Current service members with any length of military service that is active duty, reserve component, or National Guard with any U.S. military brand are also ...

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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

Healthgrades Recognizes All Atlantic Health System Medical Centers for Hallmark Specialties


All five Atlantic Health System medical centers were honored for delivering high-quality care and superior outcomes across multiple specialties in the Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation, released today. Among the national and regional recognitions, Morristown Medical Center became the only hospital in the nation to achieve 2022 Specialty Excellence awards in each of the following ...

Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours for Nov. 2 General Election Voters Using Mail-In Ballots

October 20, 2021

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2021 General Election.

Office visitors must follow all COVID-19 prevention rules, including masks and social distance.

“The ...

Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Carl Banks Among Scotch Plains Public Storage Customers Seeking Return of Possessions

October 18, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility. 

Items in the storage unit include Banks's Pro Bowl jersey and items belonging to his son, CJ, that include a signed ...

NJ Association of Counties Honors Award Recipients at Annual Ceremony

October 20, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and associates for their hard work.

Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes took home the ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021


WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)


Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.


How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.



Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...