Merry Christmas from TAPintoSPF

December 25, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- TAPintoSPF wants to wish Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of out readers. 

According to Smithsonian magazine, the modern Christmas card industry in the U.S. began in 1915 when a Kansas City-based fledgling postcard printing company started by Joyce Hall (later to be joined by brothers Rollie and William) published its first holiday ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Menorah Lighting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A record crowd braved freezing temperatures to experience Scotch Plains Township's third annual menorah lighting on Tuesday evening. 

The event was led by Rabbi Avrohom Blesofsky of the Chabad of Union County, which is located in Scotch Plains, Rabbi Levi Block of the Union County Torah Center (Westfield), and Rabbi Howard Tilman of ...

Happy Hanukkah from TAPintoSPF

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Although Hanukkah, "The Festival of Lights," is considered a “minor” Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America.


According to, when the Maccabees entered the Temple in Jerusalem to reclaim it from the Greeks, they immediately relit the ner tamid (eternal light), which ...

St. Bart's Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 16

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The annual Christmas Concert at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:00 p.m. 

More than 40 members of the music ministry of St. Bartholomew Parish will perform a blend of familiar carols, contemporary songs, and surprising arrangements accompanied by a chamber orchestra and band.  Songs include "Oh ...

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Union Catholic's Congrui Lin Achieves Perfect Math Score on SAT

January 13, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When Congrui Lin came to Union Catholic from China as a freshman in 2015, one of his biggest goals was to get involved in as many activities as possible and to be as academically successful as possible.

Lin has certainly succeeded in those endeavors as the junior has flourished inside and outside the classroom at Union Catholic.

Lin, who already had a very ...