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Scream Truck Cuts the Ribbon for its Springfield Grand Opening

April 22, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — There was a ribbon-cutting Monday in celebration of Scream Truck's Grand Opening of its first headquarters in Springfield.

The company launched in June 2020 as a premium ice cream delivery service in Westfield, and has since announced operation in Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Summit and other towns across Union and Essex counties. Scream Truck started with ...

Springfield Community Partnership Presents its 2021 Budget to Township Committee

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee this week approved the 2021 budget for the Springfield Community Partnership after hearing presentations from Beth Lippman, executuve director of the Business Improvement District, and Mike Scalera, co-chair of the Springfield BID.

"Our largest expense is under Visual Improvement and Marketing," Lippman told TAPinto Springfield.

Elizabeth Native Powers Up PSEG Nuclear Plants for Newark, All New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey.

“She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Her reaction was 'You should try for ...

Community Donates $40.3 Million to Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Expansion, Renovation

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center.

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New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the state with the seventh highest overall tax burden, a 9.98% overall state tax, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s 2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest property ...

New Auto Detail Center Cuts Ribbon for Springfield Grand Opening

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Springfield Mayor Chris Weber cut the ribbon to signal the grand opening of Detailing World at 901 Mountain Ave. on Saturday.

The store, which aims to be a one-stop source for professional auto detailing supplies, detailing equipment and car care accessories, has been operating since its soft open in January. 

Detailing World is owned by Larry Peotter. Pete ...

New Gourmet Burger Restaurant Opens in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The newest restaurant in Springfield celebrated its grand opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The franchise 30 Burgers has established its newest location at 200 Route 22, in the center island directly across from Autoland.

Springfield Mayor Chris Weber was present with scissors in hand, along with Deputy Mayor Alex Keiser, to perform the traditional ...

Own a Local Digital Marketing Business: Start a TAPinto Franchise

Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?  

If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about ...

Battle of Springfield Relief Affixed to Development Project on Morris Ave.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Merging past, present and future, a crane arm lifted a major piece of artwork into its final position on one of the main roads in town Wednesday afternoon.

That piece is a relief sculpture carving, which depicts James Caldwell's famous rallying cry of "Give 'em Watts boys," uttered during the battle of Springfield on June 23, 1780. The ...

Springfield Officials on Hand for Groundbreaking Ceremony at Former Saks Site

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an effort decades in the making, groundbreaking finally moved forward at the site of the former Saks Fifth Avenue store Tuesday afternoon, as township officials were on hand to commemorate the occasion with a brief ceremony.

A small crowd, consisting of township officials, business leaders and officials from Garden Homes, the builder of the incoming complex, were ...


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Voter Registration Deadline for 2021 Gubernatorial Primary is May 18

May 7, 2021

The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for Governor in the General Election, in addition to voting on local candidates.

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Register to Vote by Tuesday, May 18 to Participate in the 2021 Primary Election

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, May 18 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 5.

“We encourage all eligible residents to participate in every election, and the 2021 Primary Election is especially important because voters who are registered in the Democratic ...

Union County Presents Free "Shadows of the 60's" Drive-In Concert

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that the Motown tribute band Shadows of the 60’s will headline a free, live drive-in concert at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The event is free, but registration is required online in advance to reserve a spot. Reservations will be available on a first come, first serve basis ...

Union County Holds Free Document-Shredding Event, May 15

COVID-19 safety rules apply; event is open to all Union County residents.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that the next mobile paper shredding event of 2021 will be held in New Providence on Saturday, May 15 for free, secure shredding of personal and confidential documents.

“Union County’s mobile document shredding service helps residents fight ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

April 22, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Community Conversations: Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing

Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s vaccine program along with the ability to rapidly screen ...