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Woman Barricaded with Firearm in Meadowbrook Court Residence in Summit; SWAT Unit on Scene

May 18, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ -- An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded herself in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in place and a safety perimeter has been established.

A crisis response negotiator ...

Thick Smoke From Tuesday Fifth-Alarm Fire at Elizabeth Waste Management Facility Seen Across North Jersey, NYC

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City. 

The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is believed to be started by machinery at the plant. 

The homes surrounding the plant were ...

Union's Jill Hall Named Volunteer of the Year

UNION, NJ – Union resident and Union High School Student Assistance Counselor Jill Hall was awarded the 2022 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year award at the Union County LACADA Volunteer Recognition Dinner earlier this week.

“I think that volunteer work remains a critical part of any support system that is provided for children,” said Hall. “The need ...

Summit Police Arrest Pair of Suspects in Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft

SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit Thursday according to the City of Summit Police Department.

At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on Washington Avenue. The suspects ultimately made entry to a vehicle, but did not take ...

Summit Citizen Call Reporting Suspicious Activity Results in Arrest of Two Individuals

SUMMIT, NJ - Stating that they were "extremely thankful that a vigilant citizen acted in a way that may have prevented a motor vehicle theft in Summit or a neighboring community," the Summit Police Department Tuesday night arrested two individuals near Route 124, one of which has a criminal history and the other who was supposed to be on house arrest for stealing a ...

TAPinto Mourns Loss of Former Publisher and Editor Kathy Lloyd

ELIZABETH, NJ -- Former TAPinto Elizabeth and TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her. 

"We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto. “Kathy cared deeply about her community and about the importance of objective ...

Relief Efforts for Cranford Family Affected by House Fire Have Begun

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford community is once again proving #cranfordstrong is more than just a hashtag.

Relief efforts for the family affected by the Orchard Street fire have already begun. FLAG for Cranford and Cranford's Girl Scout Service Unit 48 have put together gift card drives to help the family begin the recovery process. 

Some suggested donations are gift cards ...

County Grand Jury Returns 13-Count Indictment Against Former Summit Middle School Teacher/Theater Director

ELIZABETH, NJ -- A Union County Grand Jury, on March 31 returned a 13-count indictment against retired Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School drama teacher and theater director Ronald E. Wells, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Summit Police Chief Steven Zagorski jointly announced today.

Wells, 70 of Summit, is charged with one count of first-degree aggravated ...

Scenes from the 2022 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION, NJ - After a two-year delay because of the pandemic and a two-week postponement due to rain, the 2022 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade hit the streets of Union on Saturday, in step with Irish tradition and community spirit.

Thousands of visitors converged to enjoy the bands, bagpipers, fire trucks, floats and dozens of organizations that participated in the ...

Multiple Departments Fight Norwood Ave. Structure Fire in Plainfield (VIDEO)

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Multiple towns responded to help members of the Plainfield Fire Department fight a fire in a two-and-a-half-story wood frame structure on Norwood Avenue near Tate Court Wednesday afternoon. Plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky as firefighters opened up the roof.

Plainfield Fire Director Kenneth Childress told TAPinto Plainfield there were no injuries to ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Another Failed Attempt at Democracy

May 13, 2022

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  We are now participating in one more meaningless primary process across most municipalities in New Jersey.  

 

Only 20% of the primary election races across the county have a choice.  That means that in 80% of those ballots we now have, there is no selection to be ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

May 20, 2022

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Cantor's Concert

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The JCC of Central NJ Community Came Together on Sunday, May 15

Scotch Plains – Community came together in the JCC parking lot on Sunday, May 15!  Our Big Day Out member appreciation event was the first time in over two years that the whole JCC community gathered together! The weather was perfect as more than 1,200 adults and children came to enjoy the day, be with friends and celebrate a strong JCC community committed to the inclusion of all ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

May 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting in April, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older were able to legally purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, ...

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The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...