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Community Access Unlimited Challenge Brings Over $15,000 to Union County Area Restaurants

May 28, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - Thousands of restaurants have closed for good because of the coronavirus shutdown, but one New Jersey nonprofit agency is a buoy for Union County area restaurants, making over $15,000 in food orders thus far during the crisis.

The food orders are part of the CAU Challenge, an initiative to help keep Community Access Unlimited members engaged and active with enriching ...

Private Memorial Day Service in Roselle to be Viewable on Facebook Live as Well as Recorded Broadcast

ROSELLE, NJ  - Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the Borough of Roselle will not hold a Memorial Day Parade or an open public service this year.

Instead, there will be a private memorial service held at the Roselle Public Library.

Video of that service will be recorded for broadcast later in the day. The event will also be available to watch live via "Facebook ...

The Borough of Roselle Park Annual Memorial Day Service to be Held Virtually

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park’s annual Memorial Day Service will be conducted virtually, on Monday, May 25, 2020, at 10 a.m.

Residents can view the ceremony live on the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library’s Facebook Page, the Borough’s YouTube Channel, Verizon TV Channel 32, and on Comcast TV Channel 34.

The Mayor and Borough Council have requested that ...

Donuts and Coffee Sent to Frontline Workers at Trinitas Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ – Trinitas Regional Medical Center employees were treated to gallons of coffee and dozens of fresh donuts Tuesday morning from Dunkin' Donuts owner Vik Arora.  

“A lot of healthcare employees are under stress, and I feel we can bring them a little happiness with coffee and donuts,” said Vik Arora. 

“Trinitas employees are so ...

People with Disabilities Rally for Local Restaurants During COVID-19 Crisis

ELIZABETH, NJ - With New Jersey now in its eighth week of state-mandated stay-at-home restrictions and all restaurants and bars closed to diners, eateries across the state are suffering mammoth losses in income. Restricted to selling take-out orders only, New Jersey restaurateurs are fighting to hold on until the lockdown is lifted. Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio predicted up to 75 percent of the ...

Community Access Unlimited Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need with a Fundraising Campaign, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited is responding to help meet the needs of its members with disabilities and youth at risk by launching a fundraiser with a goal of $25,000 to support its new operations and COVID-19 safety measures as a provider of essential services across New Jersey.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

Community Conversations: Keeping Kids Health & Safe this Summer

Join Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Medical Director for Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will answer your questions about what parents need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs.

Community Conversations: Is It Safe To Have Surgery?

James C. Wittig, MD, chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, medical director of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery for Atlantic Health System, joined host Luke Margolis for the latest edition of our Facebook Live event series, Community Conversations. Dr. Wittig shared what our patients need to know before having an important surgery that’s been ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

New Online Platform Helps Job Seekers in Union County 

June 2, 2020

Union County is first in New Jersey to offer new “Virtual One-Stop” employment service

As of Monday, June 1, job seekers in Union County can use the new “Union County Works” website at ucajc.org to find job openings, job training and education opportunities, help creating resumes, and more. It is the first county-based “virtual one-stop” ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 28, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

Berkeley Heights Restaurant Creates Mobile Market to Serve their Community During the Pandemic

June 1, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Host Stephanie Willoughby caught up with Ralph Acquaviva, Owner of Delicious Heights, a restaurant/bar/takeout establishment, to see how he has managed his business during the COVID-19 pandemic and learn about the initiatives he has established to continue meeting his customers’ needs.

“My dream was always to open up a restaurant,” said Acquaviva.

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

Census 2020 for Roselle

May 28, 2020

2020 Census: why Roselle still needs a complete count!

As of May 28, 2020, about 59.9 percent of Roselle households responded to the 2020 Census, which is below the state response rate of more than 62 percent. These Census counts will determine federal funding for health care, schools and roads in our community, which fuels community resources like hospitals, school meals and programs and ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world

 

Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...