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Special Event for Model Train Fans Lenape Park in Union on Saturday, March 4

February 19, 2017

UNION, NJ -- Train fans of all ages are invited to the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center at Lenape Park in Union Township to view a special operating session that replicates the real-life operation of railroads in the 1950s.

The event is part of a “winter meet” of the National Model Railroaders Association, hosted by the nonprofit Model Railroad Club. The Model Railroad Club ...

Somerset Patriots National Anthem Auditions Set For Saturday, March 11th

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, along with Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM will host National Anthem Auditions on March 11 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00  p.m. at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. 

The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies to ship care packages to U.S.

Scotch Plains' Malcolm Nettingham to Speak at The Tuskegee Airmen Film Screening at Plainfield on Saturday

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Malcolm Nettingham, Sr., of Scotch Plains will be the special guest when the Christian Education & Nurture Committee presents The Tuskegee Airmen at Crescent Ave. Presbyterian Church in Plainfield on Saturday, Feb. 18 to celebrate Black History Month. Mr. Nettingham, the grand marshal of the 2014 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade, served with the ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

February 13, 2017

TAPinto.net  has launched a free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application. With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own app.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...

Biz2Credit Partners with Tradeshift to Expand Access to Capital for Small Companies

New York, NY, February 9, 2017 – Biz2Credit, the leading online resource for small business finance, today announced that it has partnered with Tradeshift, the leading business commerce platform.

Through the new platform app, companies that use Tradeshift will gain access to Biz2Credit's small business lending marketplace, which has provided more than $1.6 billion in financing to ...

Fanwood Downtown Redevelopment Update at Special Meeting of Borough Council

FANWOOD, NJ -- At a special Tuesday meeting of the Fanwood Borough Council, the Borough's redevelopment consultant Liz Jeffery updated the governing body on progress in the downtown area.

Downtown Redevelopment Area

Station Square (LaGrande Ave.) -- The project entails 35 units total: 28 market rate rental units (14 two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom units) and 7 affordable units (2 ...

21st Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Steps Off Sat, March 11

February 19, 2017

UNION, NJ -- Twenty years after the first Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Morris Avenue the tradition continues on Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. sharp with thousands of marchers and spectators gathering to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.

 

This year’s Grand Marshal, Joe Nolan of Westfield, will lead the march of bagpipe and high ...

Scotch Plains' Malcolm Nettingham to Speak at The Tuskegee Airmen Film Screening at Plainfield on Saturday

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Malcolm Nettingham, Sr., of Scotch Plains will be the special guest when the Christian Education & Nurture Committee presents The Tuskegee Airmen at Crescent Ave. Presbyterian Church in Plainfield on Saturday, Feb. 18 to celebrate Black History Month. Mr. Nettingham, the grand marshal of the 2014 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade, served with the ...

Students Named to the Marist College Dean's List for the Fall 2016 Semester

February 20, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- The following students were named to the Marist College Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester:

Tyler Dencker of Scotch Plains, NJ is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in Communication.
Sierra Lesiak of Scotch Plains, NJ is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in Communication.
Caitlyn Mannino of Scotch Plains, NJ is a member of the Class of ...

Seton Hall Announces Fall 2016 Dean's List

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Seton Hall University has announced that the following students qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean's List. To make Dean's List, students must have at least a 3.4 GPA and can get no grade lower than a C.

Alexis Baldini of Scotch Plains, qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean's List.
Christopher Ciccarino of Scotch Plains, ...

Students Named to University of Delaware's Dean's List for the Fall 2016 Semester

NEWARK, DE -- The following local students have been named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester:

Eduardo Arocha of Fanwood, NJ, (07023)
Francesca Arvizzigno of Scotch Plains, NJ, (07076)
Samuel Bebout of Fanwood, NJ, (07023)
Sydney Clasen of Fanwood, NJ, (07023)
Paige Crandall of Scotch Plains, NJ, (07076)
Matthew De Biasse of ...

Support "The Cannoli Doctor's" Relay for Life Team on Wednesday

February 21, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- This Wednesday from 5-8 pm help support Ela Ryan's Relay for Life Team by eating at Nick's Pizza, 42 South Martine Ave.  in Fanwood. 10% of all proceeds will be ultimately be donated to the American Cancer Society.

An employee at Nick's, Ela has become known as the "Cannoli Doctor" for helping Nick's revamp its entire ...

Red, White & Que Smokeshack Celebrates Grand Opening in Scotch Plains on Sat, Feb. 25

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Thrillist.com called it the “Best BBQ in NJ.” Now, you can call it your local place for Southern BBQ with the Grand Opening of Red, White and Que Smokeshack on Saturday, Feb. 25. The party starts at noon and goes until the food runs out!

Owners Dan and Katie Misuraca (of Red White & Que Smokehouse in Kearny, NJ), Edward Danberry and Ron DeLucia ...

Foodies: Fanwood Memorial Library Will Present Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine on Sun, Feb. 26

FANWOOD, NJ -- Sarah Lohman will discuss her new book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine on Sunday, Feb. 26 @ 2:00 p.m. at the Fanwood Memorial Library. Her book offers a unique culinary history of America based on long-forgotten recipes and explains how eight flavors changed the way we eat.

Ms. Lohman is a “historical ...

Scotch Plains Police Department Launches Project Medicine Dropbox to Combat Drug Abuse

February 17, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In an effort to curb pill and painkiller abuse, the Scotch Plains Police Department has launched the Project Medicine Dropbox for expired medications in pill form only. 

For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Dropbox can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers and similar objects. No liquids, medical waste, or syringes are allowed.

Pole Falls on FedEx Truck, Causing Power Outage at Stores in Route 22 Corridor

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A single-car accident involving a 10-wheel FedEx truck and an electric pole temporarily closed Union Ave., a small connecting road from Route 22 West to New Providence Road on Friday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. It is unclear if the driver hit the pole or if the pole fell due to weather-related conditions.

When the Scotch Plains Police responded to the call, power lines were ...

Scotch Plains Police Dept. Receives Accreditation from NJ Chiefs of Police

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Police Department has officially received its accreditation from the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police as it was presented with a certification at the Scotch Plains Council Conference meeting on Tuesday evening. 

"It's been a long time coming (to reach this status)," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley, who ...

Mardi-BRA: Supporting Women in Need; Clark Event March 11

February 20, 2017

CLARK, NJ - When asked to help those in need, many are quick to fill a bag with canned goods, gather the kids' outgrown clothes, or perhaps assemble a box of shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. While all of those items are needed and appreciated, many don't realize that some of the most basic, everyday necessities are among the least donated.

Often overlooked in the quest ...

Imagine Open House at New Center in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, has moved into a dedicated home of its own at 244 Sheffield Street in Mountainside and invites the public to an Open House on Feb. 22 to see and learn more about Imagine. Sessions are 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Imagine is a free, year-round grief support ...

Mobile Meals of Westfield Hosts Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mobile Meals of Westfield, a non-profit community service that provides meal delivery to those who are unable to shop and prepare their own meals due to age, illness or disability, hosted the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking breakfast Tuesday.

Located at 170 Elm St. (in the First Baptist Church of Westfield), for almost 50 years the ...

Fit to Be Fab to Host Nutritional Workshop on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m.

February 21, 2017

Fit to Be Fab is hosting a free meal preparation workshop on Thursday, February 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. at its personal training facility on 445 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains. February is heart healthy month and the perfect reason to start your diet. 

The event will feature:

Cooking Demos
Sampling
Planning Advice
Tips and Q&A

Customers can register for the program ...

Why Is Saying “No” Difficult and Why Does it Make Us Feel Guilty?

Some of us may derive our sense of self by doing things for others. When this becomes extreme and we cannot say “no” for fear of not being liked, we lose our own identity. People pleasing or caretaking are learned behaviors to take care of others’ needs at the expense of their own. The inability to say no may be linked to the self esteem you think you earn by doing things for ...

Helping Our Children During Difficult Times of Divorce and Separation

The reality is that a successful relationship takes hard work and a successful divorce takes harder work.  It’s difficult to stop being “intimate partners” and become just two people working together to raise a child.  The good news is that with patience and persistence you can have a positive divorce.  Divorce is ranked at the top of the list of stressful life ...

Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains Will Host Annual Comedy Night on Sat, Feb. 25

February 8, 2017

Scotch Plains, NJ – Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains will host its annual Night of Comedy on Saturday, Feb. 25. The event is open to the public and will feature nationally known stand-up comedian Steve Marshall, who has appeared on numerous shows on NBC,CBS and the Food Network. 

Marshall will entertain the crowd with stories from his childhood growing up in Brooklyn ...

FSPY Swimmers Shine at YMCA Silver Meet

February 22, 2017

SEWELL, NJ -- The Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA Swim Team sent 67 swimmers who qualified for the YMCA Silver meet to Gloucester Institute of Technology at Sewell, NJ, from Feb. 17-19. The team finished 9th overall with 20 swimmers attaining YMCA State times.

The two Top Scorers for the team: for the boys, Manav Shah (66 points) 1650 Free (1st ), 500 Free (3rd), 1000 Free ...

Chewy Massena, Union County College’s Men’s Basketball Star, Surpasses 1,000 Career Points

CRANFORD - Chinua “Chewy” Massena, a sophomore guard from Bloomfield and a vital member of Union County College’s Men’s Basketball team, surpassed his 1,000 career point total during the Feb. 2 game against Passaic County College. In addition to this significant achievement, he is currently leading the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III in scoring, ...

Boys Swimming: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Advances to State Championships for Third Straight Year; Defeats West Windsor-Plainsboro, 102-68

WAYNE, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys swim team will compete for the state championship for the third year in a row when they take on Mainland Regional in a rematch of last year's title meet on Saturday. The Raiders handily defeated West Windsor-Plainsboro South, 102-68, on Tuesday to earn another trip to the finals at The College of New Jersey.

SPFHS opened with a victory in the 200 ...

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Chewy Massena, Union County College’s Men’s Basketball Star, Surpasses 1,000 Career Points

February 22, 2017

CRANFORD - Chinua “Chewy” Massena, a sophomore guard from Bloomfield and a vital member of Union County College’s Men’s Basketball team, surpassed his 1,000 career point total during the Feb. 2 game against Passaic County College. In addition to this significant achievement, he is currently leading the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III in scoring, ...

Fit to Be Fab Celebrates Heart Health Month, Offers Complimentary Sessions for New Customers

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The heart is undoubtedly our most crucial organs, and heart disease continues to be the number one cause of the death in the U.S. Because February is Heart Health month, it is time to take charge and ensure that your heart is in good shape!

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults engage in a minimum of either 150 minutes ...

Will President Trump Make Real Estate Great Again?

You would think with Donald Trump’s transition from real estate mogul to President of the United States would make this answer a resounding “yes.”  

According to Allan Glass, founder of ASG Real Estate in Los Angeles, President Trump's presidency will result in fewer business regulations, which allows lenders to be more liberal with underwriting standards, and ...

No NJ Replacement Funding for Monies Trump May Withhold from Cities

February 13, 2017

To the Editor:

I am once again appalled by the desire to suck as much money out of the tax payers as possible. However, this is especially grievous, in that it penalizes American citizens and legal immigrants to support people that should not be here in the first place.  

This time it is State Sen. Brian Stack, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, all ...

What to Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

February 22, 2017

Most children who are bullied keep quiet about it and do not tell an adult or parent. It is embarrassing for the child to admit that they are being bullied. Some signs to look out for include doing poorly in school, having low self esteem, being depressed, having sleep problems, withdrawing from school or social activities, being reluctant to go to school, staying away from friends, and ...

Special Event for Model Train Fans Lenape Park in Union on Saturday, March 4

February 19, 2017

UNION, NJ -- Train fans of all ages are invited to the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center at Lenape Park in Union Township to view a special operating session that replicates the real-life operation of railroads in the 1950s.

The event is part of a “winter meet” of the National Model Railroaders Association, hosted by the nonprofit Model Railroad Club. The Model Railroad Club ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, February 22, 8:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Purchase Tickets for the Mother Seton Parents' ...

Education Food & Drink

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Wed, February 22, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant Bar Private Event Space, Scotch Plains

Raw Bar Wednesday

Food & Drink

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Wed, February 22, 6:00 PM

Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Chess Club Meets at Scotch Plains ...