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Dayton Baseball looks to rebound with new energy, attitude in UCC Valley Division

March 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After a 7-16 season a year ago and having lost the Union County Conference-Mountain Division title after a four-year reign, Dayton baseball is back with a new attitude, new energy, and a new division.

Dayton, a 12 seed, saw last season end with a 9-6 loss to fifth-seeded North Arlington in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament on May ...

This Week in Springfield, NJ

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week’s activities include the beginning of high school sports games with the first tennis match scheduled Thursday at home, a Monday Board of Education meeting, a musical revue Monday at the library featuring Krystle Tomlinson and her current troupe, a Saturday screening of the documentary “The Modest Beekeeper” by Springfield resident Amefika Gray, ...

Springfield Democratic Club Presented the Women’s Leadership Forum

March 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Democratic Club had a nice turnout at the Chisholm Community Center Sunday afternoon for their first Women’s Leadership Forum done in honor of Women’s History Month.  Moderator Erica DuBois, a newly elected Springfield Township Committeewoman had the idea for the forum after marching with her daughter at the Women’s March the day ...

This Week in Springfield, NJ

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week’s activities include the beginning of high school sports games with the first tennis match scheduled Thursday at home, a Monday Board of Education meeting, a musical revue Monday at the library featuring Krystle Tomlinson and her current troupe, a Saturday screening of the documentary “The Modest Beekeeper” by Springfield resident Amefika Gray, ...

A One Night Jazz Festival To Benefit St. Joseph's Social Service Center

March 22, 2017

 

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Fans of Jazz and music enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy “A One Night Jazz Festival,” featuring eight jazz artists, many with worldwide jazz reputations, Saturday, April 29, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

The event supports the work of St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, a non-profit organization that serves the materially ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Springfield Downtown Development Expected to Start by July 2017

March 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – At Tuesday’s Springfield BID (Business Improvement District) meeting, members learned the proposed redevelopment of the lots known as the Century 21 office will likely commence by July 2017 as will the redevelopment of the Church Mall.  The larger project involving the Gomes Property will take longer because of the need to first get permission to do “bump ...

Bill’s Army & Navy Store Closes after 45 Years

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The parking lot is empty and the store is locked. A notice appeared in the front window this week, “Please be advised that Benjamin A. Stanziale Jr., Esq. has been appointed Trustee of Bill’s of Millburn, Inc. d/b/a Bill’s Army & Navy Store.  It further states “These premises and Contents therein are subject to the Jurisdiction of the United ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

A One Night Jazz Festival To Benefit St. Joseph's Social Service Center

March 22, 2017

 

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Fans of Jazz and music enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy “A One Night Jazz Festival,” featuring eight jazz artists, many with worldwide jazz reputations, Saturday, April 29, at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

The event supports the work of St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, a non-profit organization that serves the materially ...

Nutley Health Department launches 'Operation Anne' Bone Marrow Registry Drive

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Township Health Department has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Tuesday March 28 at the Department of Public Affairs. The drive, 'Operation Anne.' is named for Nutley resident Anne Rotonda who battling AML – Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers told TAPinto Nutley that "Anne is one of America's greatest heroes.

Ribbon Cutting at the New Jersey Veterans Network New Facility

UNION, NJ – A ribbon cutting took place Monday evening to launch the opening of the New Jersey Veterans Network (NJVN) office inside the Union American Legion.  The mission of the NJVN is to help New Jersey veterans and their families enjoy a sustainable quality of life by creating a network of community veteran liaisons to connect veterans with resources and programs designed to meet ...

Pedestrian Struck by Bus in Mountainside was from North Plainfield

March 22, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Police Department is investigating a crash in which a pedestrian, identified as German Rivas of North Plainfield, was struck by a NJ Transit bus on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at 4:25 p.m.

According to a press release from the department, the crash occurred on Route 22 East in front of the AMC Movie Theater.

Initial reports indicated that the pedestrian walked ...

Pedestrian Hit by Bus on Route 22 Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Police and EMS responded this afternoon to a pedestrian who "was struck in front of the movie theater" on eastbound Route 22. 

According to the initial report from Breaking News Network (BNN), the pedestrian was hit by a bus and possibly "pinned under the bus." The report was received just before 4:30 p.m.

Two more reports from ...

Springfield Environmental Commission Meeting: Clean Community Day is April 23

March 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Monday’s Environmental Commission meeting was relatively short and focused on Clean Community Day, getting recycling containers in more retail outlets, increasing awareness of the prescription medicine drop box service and pesticide awareness.

Clean Community Day will take place on April 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This environmental volunteer effort focuses ...

Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains

Elizabeth, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for personal documents will be available on Saturday, April 1st in Scotch Plains.

“Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred your confidential documents,” said Freeholder ...

Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Neighbors of Watchung Reservation Continue Debate On Adding Bike Trails

ELIZABETH, NJ - Conflict between supporters and opponents of mountain bike trails at the Watchung Reservation continued Thursday, at the regular meeting of the Union County Freeholders.

More than a dozen people spoke about the Watchung Reservation Trails Master Plan during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, which came just two days after about 300 people packed a room at a public ...

Nutley Health Department launches 'Operation Anne' Bone Marrow Registry Drive

March 21, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Township Health Department has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Tuesday March 28 at the Department of Public Affairs. The drive, 'Operation Anne.' is named for Nutley resident Anne Rotonda who battling AML – Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers told TAPinto Nutley that "Anne is one of America's greatest heroes.

Mom Delivers Healthy Baby Girl at Home Thanks to Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad; Mom and Baby Doing Great

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Angela and Paul Windt and big sister Alexa (5 1/2 years old) welcomed baby Ava at their Berkeley Heights' home Friday night -- not as planned.

Angela, a Pharmaceutical executive, was 38 weeks pregnant with her second baby -- when her water broke and the contractions came two to three minutes apart. She knew she wasn't going to make it to the hospital to deliver ...

Wednesday at Springfield Free Public Library: Treatments for Joint Pain

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Michael Rieber, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with the Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, will give a presentation about current developments in the treatment of knee and hip pain at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. Dr. Rieber will discuss the many treatment options available to address hip and knee pain up to and including MAKOplastay, a robotic ...

Pedestrian Struck by Bus in Mountainside was from North Plainfield

March 22, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Police Department is investigating a crash in which a pedestrian, identified as German Rivas of North Plainfield, was struck by a NJ Transit bus on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at 4:25 p.m.

According to a press release from the department, the crash occurred on Route 22 East in front of the AMC Movie Theater.

Initial reports indicated that the pedestrian walked ...

Pedestrian Hit by Bus on Route 22 Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Police and EMS responded this afternoon to a pedestrian who "was struck in front of the movie theater" on eastbound Route 22. 

According to the initial report from Breaking News Network (BNN), the pedestrian was hit by a bus and possibly "pinned under the bus." The report was received just before 4:30 p.m.

Two more reports from ...

Springfield Transformer on Mountain Avenue Fails, Causing Power Outage for Many

March 10, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – An electric transformer located on Mountain Avenue in front of a Shell Gas Station failed early Friday afternoon.  It is estimated it caused over 900 homes and businesses in Springfield, Summit and Mountainside to lose power.

Springfield School Superintendent Michael Davino said Jonathan Dayton High School lost power around 1 p.m.  Fortunately, the back-up ...

Distressed Homeowners Can Find Guidance At Free Foreclosure Presentation

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Property owners currently in foreclosure and those trying to avoid it can get some much needed information at a free presentation, Wednesday, April 19, at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry Street, Linden, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

“Foreclosure: Moving From Fear To Positive Action,” is free and open to the public. Panel members representing state and county ...

Khurram Dara Speaks on Islamic Law at Congregation Beth Hatkivah Mar. 25

March 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Khurram Dara, author of Contracting Fear: Islamic Law in the Middle East and Middle America, will address the topic of Sharia law, what it calls for and what threat, if any, it poses to the U.S. in a talk at Congregation Beth Hatikvah on March 25 beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Dara, an attorney whose views are often sought out by the Op-Ed pages of major newspapers as well as ...

Dayton Baseball looks to rebound with new energy, attitude in UCC Valley Division

March 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After a 7-16 season a year ago and having lost the Union County Conference-Mountain Division title after a four-year reign, Dayton baseball is back with a new attitude, new energy, and a new division.

Dayton, a 12 seed, saw last season end with a 9-6 loss to fifth-seeded North Arlington in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament on May ...

This Week in Springfield, NJ

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week’s activities include the beginning of high school sports games with the first tennis match scheduled Thursday at home, a Monday Board of Education meeting, a musical revue Monday at the library featuring Krystle Tomlinson and her current troupe, a Saturday screening of the documentary “The Modest Beekeeper” by Springfield resident Amefika Gray, ...

Springfield’s Dayton Varsity Boys Tennis Season Preview - Promising

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton varsity boys tennis team is looking to improve on last year’s 4-12 record according to Coach Kaitlin Salmon.  She described the outlook for the boys team as “promising”. 

There are eleven players on the tennis team.  The mix is three seniors, five juniors, one sophomore and two freshmen.  The seniors are Josh ...

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Gubernatorial Candidate Ciattarelli Gets a Win at the Union County Republican Convention

March 22, 2017

Union, NJ - Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli won the endorsement of the Union County GOP for governor at the Union County Republican Convention.  He received 113 votes to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno's 92 votes.  Both candidates arrived before “gavel down” and did their best to meet as many of the voters as possible.  No other gubernatorial candidate’s name ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 17, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

DCA to Host Housing Resource Fair in Union County for Sandy-Impacted Residents

March 20, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the City of Elizabeth, Union County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such ...

Employee Training Available to Businesses and Non-Profits through the Industry-Business Institute at Union County College

March 23, 2017

Elizabeth, NJ - The Industry-Business Institute at Union County College offers any size business or non-profit organization the opportunity to use grant funding to provide training in basic skills and/or management workshops for current employee. IBI lends their mobile computer lab (up to 20 laptop computers) to employers who host these programs at their place of business.

The topics for ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, March 23, 2:30 PM

Peg Williams Gallery at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

Group Art Show: Optimism in Action

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Fri, March 24, 2:30 PM

Peg Williams Gallery at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

Group Art Show: Optimism in Action

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Fri, March 24, 7:30 PM

Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church, Chatham

Concert on Main: Jazz Singer Kristen Lee Sergeant

Arts & Entertainment