Scotch Plains Recreation Dept. Now Accepting Applications for Summer Positions

February 5, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Recreation Department is seeking applicants for the following positions at its summer camps:

Counselors in Training
Assistant Directors

All applicants must be at least current freshmen in high school during the 2017-18 school year to apply. Anyone interested in applying can email Julie Buonaguro at ...

Union Catholic's Business/Personal Finance Class Featured in Upcoming CNBC Documentary

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic’s commitment to an innovative and cutting-edge educational learning environment has caught the attention of the national media.

This past Friday morning, a crew from CNBC came to UC to shoot video and do interviews during Mr. Tim Breza’s Business and Personal Finance Class for a short documentary that is focusing on showing how cryptocurrency, ...

Rose Checchio of Scotch Plains Named Union County Women of Excellence Awardee

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Scotch Plains Councilwoman Rose Checchio is among the recipients of the 2018 Women of Excellence Awards given by the Union County Commission on the Status of Women. The awardees will be honored at the 26th annual Women of Excellence dinner on Friday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westwood, 438 North Ave. in Garwood.

Checchio, a breast cancer survivor, was first ...

How to Keep Important TAPintoSPF Local News Stories in Your Facebook News Feed

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.

At TAPintoSPF, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage of events relevant to the communities of Scotch Plains and Fanwood. To make sure that you continue to see news from us in ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Reasons Why New Jersey Is the Second Worst Place to Retire

NEW JERSEY -- If you are thinking of staying in New Jersey after your working days are over, you might want to think again. Many people consider relocating to a state that lets you keep more money in your pocket without requiring a drastic lifestyle change.


WalletHub, an online financial services site, compared all 50 states on indicators of retirement friendliness. The ...

Mayor Al Smith Welcomes Michael Lamela CPA in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and members of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon to officially open the new office of Michael Lamela, CPA, at 210 Haven Ave. in Scotch Plains.

"If you are looking for a blend of personal service and expertise, you have come to the right place," says Lamela. "With today's complex tax laws, I strive to ...

Scotch Plains Redevelopment Committee Reconvenes in 2018 with New Members

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- At the Scotch Plains Downtown Committee meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, Mayor Al Smith announced that he will provide details on the Township's affordable housing settlement. at the next Council meeting next Tuesday.


"It will have a major impact on the town," according to Mayor Smith.


Also at the Redevelopment meeting, which was ...

Plainfield: Muhlenberg Hospital Site Set for New Life

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- An adaptive reuse project aims to breathe new life into the shuttered Muhlenberg Hospital (1200 Randolph Rd, Plainfield). The City Council recently approved a plan by Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to develop a 186,000 sq. ft. medical arts complex and 120 luxury residential apartments.

Scotch Plains Author Examines The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains resident and veteran financial writer Elaine Pofeldt has written a new book entitled, The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want  ($22.99 hardcover,  224 pages). The book unlocks the secrets of how to earn a six-figure, take-home income on your own terms.

"The rise of ...

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Hellenic Therapy Center Seeking P/T Clinician

February 13, 2018

Hellenic Therapy Center is seeking mental health providers who have training and clinical experience with children, teens, adults, couples and families. Minimum requirements include Master’s degree and professional licensure in New Jersey, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD. Experience in family systems preferred. Part-time availability during the day and evening hours which can lead to full-time ...