Press Releases

May 30, 2020

CLARK, NJ – After 67 years, Bernie’s Westbrant Auto Parts and Repairs will permanently close its doors on July 17, 2020.   The iconic Clark business has anchored the intersection of Westfield Avenue and Brant Ave since founder Bernie Gittleman started the business with his wife in ...

Read more »

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains-Westfield Here2Help Mental Health Coalition will offer its sixth mental health forum on Tuesday, June 2nd from 7:30 to 8:30 pm via Zoom and Face Book Live. The outbreak of Covid-19 has impacted individuals both physically and emotionally. As people deal with the ...

Read more »

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is proud to present a four-class series titled the Evolution of Music. Artistic Director Warren Cohen will begin by discussing the development of instruments and the progression of music notation starting from 1000 AD. How precise is music notation? In ...

Read more »

VIRTUAL JOB FAIR FOR TEACHERS HOSTED BY PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS  Positions open in Science, Mathematics, ESL, Bilingual, and Special Education  The Plainfield Public School district will host a virtual job fair on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  All applicants ...

Read more »

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that beginning on Tuesday, June 2, the County Clerk’s offices will begin in-person appointments to swear in notaries and assist persons seeking to register trade names, tax waivers and clerk’s certificates. Everyone seeking these services in person is ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic junior Madeline Gunsiorowski is spearheading a fundraising initiative that reinforces the school’s commitment to helping those in need and strengthens the bond within the community. Gunsiorowski came up with an idea to sell lawn signs that state, “Union ...

Read more »

Register Now Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Members of Anchin’s COVID-19 Resources Team will cover the latest information regarding the CARES Act and PPP Loan Forgiveness, including: Detailed, step-by-step directions on the loan forgiveness application An explanation ...

Read more »

Nonprofit Organizations Hispanic Star, Love Soldiers Create Multistate Campaign Scotch Plains, NJ — Adriana Rozo-Angulo saw the damaging and devastating effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to America’s Hispanic communities with growing job losses and a rise in infections. The Hispanic ...

Read more »

Need a business question answered quickly? SCORE provides instant answers and advice! Simply email your question with your name and phone number to peter.fleischmann@scorevolunteer.org A SCORE mentor will respond promptly to answer your question. SIMPLE! QUICK! EFFECTIVE!

Read more »

The Adult Services Department of the Scotch Plains Public Library invites the community to respond to a survey and let us know how we might best meet your needs. While the library building is closed, we are still working hard to fulfill our mission of providing the community with resources and ...

Read more »

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Sadly, many children, teens and adults have experienced losses because of the coronavirus.  In addition, there are the ongoing losses that have occurred prior and during this pandemic: divorce, moving, friendships ending, sports injuries or the death of a friend or family ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic High School Forensics team hosted their 24th Annual Grammar School Forensics Tournament virtually via Zoom on May 18. ''We are incredibly grateful to the students and coaches who participated in this year's tournament,’’ stated Edward Sagendorf, Head Coach ...

Read more »

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for residents to safely and properly dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other chemical wastes. The next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., ...

Read more »

Holy Trinity School's  Lunch and Learn Zoom Sessions 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. What sets us apart? Small class sizes and differentiated learning in math, English and literature give all students the personalized attention they need to thrive. And with religious instruction as part of the ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic continued its strong connection with alumni when the school hosted meet ups via Zoom with recent graduates and members of the Class of 2020 on Monday. Over 30 UC alumni participated in a series of different sessions that were broken down by colleges and majors ...

Read more »

Campaign launch prompts the community to donate plasma and blood MONTVALE, NJ – The oldest and largest national independent nonprofit transfusion medicine organization, Vitalant, has launched a campaign to help COVID-19 and other patients through life-saving convalescent plasma and other blood ...

Read more »

League of Women Voters of Plainfield Celebrates 100th Anniversary Plainfield, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Plainfield is the oldest active League chapter in New Jersey. The first meeting of the League of Women Voters of Plainfield and North Plainfield took place on May 14, 1920, three ...

Read more »

Families are able to enjoy story time with their favorite librarians in their homes using their phones, computers and other electronic devices. Weekly on Tuesdays & Thursdays, families can view story times right on the library’s Facebook page or register for an interactive version later in the ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Proper pruning is essential for the healthy development of your valued trees and shrubs!  Join the Scotch Plains Public Library staff via Zoom on Monday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m., when licensed landscape architect Richard Miller will cover essential pruning techniques and show you ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic held a virtual Freshman and Sophomore Awards Night on Tuesday evening as several students were honored for their academic excellence for this school year.    With Mr. Edward Sagendorf (Union Catholic Class of 2007) serving as the Master of Ceremony, the ...

Read more »

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others ...

Read more »

Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced today that more than 60 percent of New Jersey households have responded to the 2020 U.S. Census, even as the U.S. Census Bureau has delayed some of its operations to protect the health and safety of its staff and the public due to the COVID-19 crisis. New ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In an effort to document the general impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the township, the Scotch Plains Public Library is collecting the stories and artistic expressions of the community during this unprecedented time.  The library encourages Scotch Plains residents and ...

Read more »

MILLBURN, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey will continue their joint effort to educate New Jersey residents on the opioid crisis in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensed clinical social worker Stephanie Iannelli of LIVE Well ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- On May 5th, the Greater Union County Jack and Jill teens delivered non-perishable food, masks, and handwritten note cards to grateful seniors at The Cedarbrook Senior apartment complex in Plainfield, NJ.  Tonya Williams, a Mother Chapter member and a member of the ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Four Union Catholic juniors -- Isabela Allen, Danielle Coyne, Joseph Paglia, and Rocco Mariani -- accomplished a very impressive academic achievement by earning perfect scores on sections of the American College Testing (ACT) exam. On the ACT taken in February at Union ...

Read more »

Union County residents looking for reliable guidance on health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic can take part in three online programs created by the Rutgers University Department of Family and Community Health Sciences. The programs are offered through the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of ...

Read more »

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- May is National Water Safety Month, and the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA wants to help you and your family be water safe this summer and all year round. As we head into the warmer months, - even if public pools remain closed - home pools will start opening and people will ...

Read more »

Sharon* loves her job as a part-time classroom aide.  She works with special needs students.  Sharon smiles each time she tells us stories about her students and how much joy they bring to her every day. Recently, Sharon was a victim of theft. The crime not only robbed her of her dignity, but ...

Read more »

“HOW TO FIND A JOB DURING THE PANDEMIC” Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 10:00 a.m. Via ZOOM   Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, (JFSCNJ) will present an informational program on “How To Find A Job During the Pandemic” Wednesday, May 13th, 10:00 AM Via ZOOM. The presentation will be led by Mrs.

Read more »