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Mayor Delisfort Wins Best Speaker Award at Union County Mayor's Dinner

April 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ – Township of Union Mayor Michele Delisfort walked away with the Best Speaker of the Night award at Wednesday night’s Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Mayor’s Dinner.

The spoken word poem read by Delisfort consisted of her contributions as the first Haitian-American female mayor in the Township’s history and current events and programs ...

Union to Receive County Infrastructure Grant for Fairway Drive Road Program

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union is set to receive a 2019 Infrastructure grant from the county earmarked for the Phase II Fairway Drive Road Program.

Union will receive $90,000 for the project.  All 21 municipalities in the county received grant money.  This is the fifth year of the Infrastructure Grant program, said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. Funding for the annual ...

Union's Haitian American Civic Association to Hold Meet and Greet with Mayor

UNION, NJ - Union's Haitian American Civic Association is sponsoring a "Meet and Greet" with Mayor Michele Delisfort on Tuesday, April 27. 

The event, to connect young professionals, leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners in the community, will begin at 6:00 p.m.  It will be held at 78LoungeNJ, 1564 Union Avenue.  Refreshments will be served.

For additional ...

A Loaned Building Helps Union Firefighters Train

April 23, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters got in some needed training on a soon-to-be demolished building in Union.

As part of the Stanley Terrace substation project, PSE&G purchased a vacant building that will be demolished in May.  PSE&G offered it to the Union Township Fire Department to use before it was demolished.  

“We were able to actually get up on the roof and ...

Monday Morning Accident Closes Route 22 East in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ - All lanes are closed on Route 22 East at Bloy Street.  Traffic is being rerouted.  An accident involving a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle is being reported, with an unconfimred fatality.

Drivers are urged to take Route 78 as an alternative.

Culprit in Rock Throwing Incidents, Causing Damage to Morris Avenue Businesses, Arrested

UNION, NJ – A Hillside man has been charged with the rash of rock throwing incidents at businesses along Morris Avenue during the past few weeks.

According to Union police, detectives became aware that there was a sudden increase in broken windows on Morris Avenue.  An alert patrol officer and a Union detective focused on a likely suspect and additional detectives and Street ...

Survivors of Seton Hall Fire Tell Their Story to Union High School Seniors

April 24, 2019

UNION, NJ – Nineteen years ago, Seton Hall freshmen Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos were awakened to the sounds of fire alarms in their dorm.  The fire that engulfed the Boland Residence Hall left Simons with third-degree burns to his hands, and first- and second-degree burns to his head and face. Llanos was critically burned over 56 percent of his body. He spent three months in a ...

St. John the Apostle School is Sock-full of Giving

CLARK, NJ – Socks, a simple part of getting dressed each day, or is it?   Students at St. John the Apostle School found out recently that although they might have a drawer full of them, socks are a much-needed item for many homeless people.

In response to the need, on Tuesday, April 9, the entire student body, from Pre K 3 to the 8th grade, were able to wear jeans to ...

Baseball: Fernandez's Gem Sends Union Past Scotch Plains, 2-0

April 17, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS — When two aces are dealing, runs are going to be at a premium.

So was the case when Union’s Zach Fernandez and Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s Patrick Cuccurullo dueled each other on the rubber in Scotch Plains Tuesday morning.  

Fernandez and Cuccurullo each tossed complete games and pitched so effectively that they had this game wrapped up in 70 minutes. But ...

Baseball: Union Falls to Gov. Livingston in Extras

UNION — If Thursday served as any indication, Union County baseball supremacy will be hard to earn this season.

Both Union and Governor Livingston enter the season as two of the highest-regarded teams in the county. And in their first meeting of the year Tuesday, the difference between both powerhouse squads looked miniscule. 

After rallying for two runs in the sixth to force ...

Union High School Softball Player Reachers 100 Hits

UNION, NJ – Not only did Union High School varsity softball starter Arielle Roman reach her 100th hit Wednesday in a game against Scotch Plains, she did it by hitting a homerun.  Then, in the same game, Roman succeeded in making her 101st hit a homerun too.

Roman, the team’s catcher, said her heart was racing when she realized her 100th hit was a homerun.  “As I ...

Temporary Water Treatment Change to End

April 18, 2019

UNION, NJ –New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants, which serves Union, on April 22.  The plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties.

In mid-February, as part of an annual maintenance program for its water ...

Union Seniors Learn Techniques for Better Sleep and Stress Reduction

UNION, NJ – Union senior citizens from the Senior Center’s Monday Club participated in the last session of a four-part series from Kean University occupational therapy doctoral students, focusing this week on sleep and meditation.

“This strong community collaboration between Kean University’s Department of Occupational Therapy and the Union Senior Center’s Monday ...

Sheppard and Kelly Win Titles at Union Catholic's 5K Spectacular

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic held its 5K Spectacular on Saturday morning with many familiar faces on hand, including Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM.

Nine year-old Paige Sheppard of Plainfield ran an incredible time of 20:32 to cross the finish line first among the more than 100 competitors, and 16 year-old Will Travis of ...

College for Teens Program Offered this Summer at Union County College

April 24, 2019

CRANFORD – This summer the Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering the 2019 College for Teens program sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The program will be offered in both a morning and an afternoon session. Each session will meet Monday through Thursday and is two weeks long. During the session students have the chance to explore and ...

Boys Tennis: Union Catholic Defeats Dayton for Second Straight Win

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  For the second straight day, the Union Catholic boys tennis team came up with a dramatic victory when the Vikings defeated Dayton, 3-2, on Wednesday at Kramer Manor Park.

With the match all even at 2-2, Rajit Sharma clinched the victory for the Vikings with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) victory at third singles as UC raised its record to 3-5. The Vikings also ...

Historic Merchants and Drovers Tavern Presents “History on Tap,” May 3rd

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to go back in time at the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum, located at 1632 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway, for a social gathering with a performance and presentation of period music from the 19th century. This event, titled “History on Tap,” will take place on Friday evening, May 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 ...

Baseball: Welsh, Camisa, Tomalavage Lead Union Catholic Over Woodbridge in 4th Straight Win

WOODBRIDGE, NJ -- The surging Union Catholic baseball team, behind Brendan Welsh, Robert Camisa, and CJ Tomalavage, won its fourth straight game oin Monday when the Vikings defeated Woodbridge, 4-1.

Welsh allowed one run over five innings and struck out three to earn the victory, and Camisa earned the save by pitching two scoreless innings to close out the game for Union Catholic, which ...

Local Producer Screens Movies at UPL Event

April 23, 2019

UNION, NJ - Local writer/producer Jonathan Weisbrod hosted a screening of his film “Bear With Us” at an event at the Union Public Library last week.  Union native Jonathan Weisbrod’s film is a comedy of errors that takes a close look at just how far we’ll go to preserve our relationships.

“Having grown up in Union, it’s important to come and ...

"Touch a Truck" Event Set for Sunday, April 28

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A “Touch a Truck” event is set for Sunday afternoon, April 28, with a plethora of vehicles for kids of all ages to explore.

The event will run from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., weather permitting in the lower Loop parking lot of the Watchung Reservation.

There will also be a quiet hour, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. where children sensitive to ...

Scenes from Union's Spring Eggstravaganza Scavenger Hunt

UNION, NJ – A warm and sunny Saturday greeted kids and their families for Union’s 2nd Annual Spring Eggstravaganza Scavenger Hunt in Union Center.

Kids and their parents visited the Welcome Station for goodie bags, face painting and balloon art before heading out for the scavenger hunt around the Center.  Participants received their scavenger hunt map and stopped in ...

"When I'm 64": Union Township Chamber of Commerce Celebrates its 64th Annual Ball

April 19, 2019

UNION, NJ – It was a Beatle’s themed celebration, specifically their hit, “When I’m 64” for the Union Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Ball and Installation of Officers last week at Galloping Hill Caterers.

“We are so pleased to see this event grow each year,” said the Chamber’s Executive Director James Masterson.  “This event ...

Union Catholic's Business Luncheon with Joe Connolly of WCBS Examines Marketing to Millennials

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic’s fifth annual Business Networking Luncheon at the Shackamaxon Country Club on Thursday provided a look into how technology is affecting businesses and included interesting insights from students. 

A packed room was welcomed to the luncheon by Union Catholic Assistant Principal Dr. James Reagan Jr, and Union Catholic Principal ...

Combative 'Kai the Hitchhiker' Takes the Stand in Clark Murder Case

April 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - A man accused of killing a 73-year-old Clark lawyer in his home testified Wednesday that he was victim of “date rape” by the attorney, and that he beat the older man to fend off a sexual assault.

Caleb “Kai” McGillvary said he passed out after eating a hamburger and drinking a beer in the kitchen of attorney Joseph Galfy, and that he awoke on the ...

Union Man Admits to Assault of Pregnant Bus Driver in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union man has admitted to assaulting a pregnant, on-duty NJ TRANSIT bus driver in downtown Elizabeth earlier this year.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, Elizabeth Police Chief John Brennan, and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin S. Corbett jointly announced on Friday that Andre Dawson III, 29, of Union, pleaded guilty to a single count of third-degree ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Set for 12th Annual Race for the Cure

April 24, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5.

The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research programs searching for the causes and cures to put an end to breast cancer.

Jersey City ...

Hundreds Come Out to Support Retired Union Police Officer at "Taste of Union"

UNION, NJ – Union came out in force on Thursday evening to help a retired Union police officer who is battling a debilitating disease.  Hundreds of people showed their support to the beneficiary of this year’s “Taste of Union”:  Union police officer Dave Cuozzo.

“I’m overwhelmed at how many people came out tonight,” said Cuozzo, ...

Vauxhall Seniors Enjoy Annual Luncheon

UNION, NJ – Vauxhall seniors were treated to an Easter luncheon on Saturday afternoon, hosted by the 24 Square Club of Golden Rule Lodge #24.

The annual luncheon, held at the Union Township Community Action Organization, included music, entertainment and some important safety reminders specifically for senior citizens.  The Golden Rule's James Coy was chairperson for the ...

Recycle Used Motor Oil at Union Location

April 24, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Do-it-yourselfers can recycle used motor free of charge at 16 locations in Union County, including Union, through Union County’s Bureau of Recycling.

The Union Recycling Center is located at 1 Swanstrom Place. 

“We offer free motor oil recycling as a convenience to the many Union County residents who work on their own cars, lawn mowers and other ...

Township Residents Collect Over 800 Pounds of Plastic

April 22, 2019

UNION, NJ – Township residents have collected over 800 pounds of plastic waste in five months of the Trex Recycling Challenge.

“This challenge was a great way to engage with our residents to not only show the importance of recycling but how as a community we can come together and be environmentally responsible,” stated Mayor Michele Delisfort. “Union is becoming a more ...

Overlook Again Earns Practice Greenhealth 'Top 25' Honor as Atlantic Health System Hospitals Recognized for Environmental Sustainability

SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Overlook Medical Center has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, as each Atlantic Health System hospitals was recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based nonprofit membership organization founded on the ...

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Summer Tennis Clinic Open for Boys and Girls Grades 2-8

April 22, 2019

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department is hosting a Summer Tennis Clinic for children entering 2nd through 8th grade.

The clinic puts an emphasis on fundamentals such as learning basic strokes and footwork.  The coaching staff is led by Kean University’s Michelle Luis.  A tennis racquet and appropriate footwear are required.  Players should prepare appropriately for ...

Just “ASK”, Information about Senior Services in Union County, at Union Public Library April 30

UNION, NJ – Union residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have an opportunity to visit the Union Public Library on Tuesday, April 30, to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging through ASK, the Aging Services Kiosk community outreach program.

Staff will be on hand at the Union Public ...

A UPL Event: Immigrant State: Jersey’s Influential Gate

UNION, NJ - New Jersey has a big story about immigration, packed into a small state. 

The Union Public Library is hosting an event to explore how our past shapes our collective future.  Through the examination of film clips, texts, and media coverage, participants will have a candid discussion about issues that are being examined and debated, nationally and in local ...

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Wed, April 24, 6:30 PM

Lagar Restaurant, Union

Jazz'd Up for Autism

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Wed, April 24, 7:30 PM

Town Hall, Union

Board of Adjustment Meeting

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Thu, April 25, 12:00 PM

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Union Students Named to Honors List at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus

April 24, 2019

MADISON, NJ - Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ have been named to the Honors List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Nicole Fazendeiro

Kelly Maciel 

Amber Van Dunk

Marena Trusso 

Lauren Guerra 

Isaiah Richardson

Emily Blum

Gideon Boah 

Ashley Donaldson 

Judy-Mae Lima 

Erin ...

Union Students Named to Dean's List at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus

MADISON, NJ - Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus, located in Teaneck, NJ have been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Cesar Reyes 

Josela Guillaume

Rebecca Eugene 

Connie Pierre 

Alyssa Caggiano 

To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a ...

Eight Union Students Make Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus Dean's List

MADISON, NJ - The following Union students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, have been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Sofia Dos Santos 

Madiha Azaz

Joselle Dabu

Sarah Osborne 

Andy Wang

Tiffany Appiah 

Branden Embree 

Christopher Kunka

To qualify for the Dean's List, a ...

Anti-Defamation League Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Repeated Hate Symbol Incidents in Summit Schools

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, ...

Jurors Hear Recording of Kai the Hitchhiker Claiming Clark Lawyer 'Raped Me'

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney.

"At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy in statement to police that was recorded on video on May 16, 2013, hours after he was ...

Settlement Looms in 2016 Disability Discrimination Suit Against Union County PD

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials this week addressed two lawsuits involving the county or its departments. One lawsuit involves a former Union County police officer and the other concerns a retiree’s benefit claims.

The freeholders moved into closed session Thursday night to discuss a potential settlement in the 2016 case in which the Union County Police Department is accused ...

Young Artists at Hannah Caldwell School Display Their Talent

April 13, 2019

UNION, NJ – Young artists at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School held their first Annual Art Show Fundraiser last week.

“This was a great experience for each child, along with their families to come together to view the young artists' artwork for the first time, professionally framed and on display,” said art teacher Anne Marie Caldarola.  ”This special event ...

‘Kai the Hitchhiker’ Convicted in the 2013 Murder of Clark Lawyer

April 24, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, who became an internet sensation known as "Kai the Hatch-Wielding Hitchhiker," was convicted of first-degree murder in a Union County courthouse on Wednesday afternoon. 

The 30-year-old was charged with fatally beating 73-year-old attorney Joseph Galfy  in his Clark home on May 12, 2013. McGillvary maintained ...

Combative 'Kai the Hitchhiker' Takes the Stand in Clark Murder Case

ELIZABETH, NJ - A man accused of killing a 73-year-old Clark lawyer in his home testified Wednesday that he was victim of “date rape” by the attorney, and that he beat the older man to fend off a sexual assault.

Caleb “Kai” McGillvary said he passed out after eating a hamburger and drinking a beer in the kitchen of attorney Joseph Galfy, and that he awoke on the ...

Sixth Hate Symbol Incident Reported as Another Swastika Found at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City's citizenry has firmly proclaimed that "Hate Has No Home Here," however the Summit School District has reported that another ugly racially-charged image has -- for the sixth time in the past four-plus months -- been found in a Summit Public School.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang, in his monthly remarks at the April 11 Summit ...

“Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” to Face Trial for Alleged Murder of Clark Attorney

CLARK, NJ – Caleb McGillvary, also known as “Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker,” is set to stand trial for the 2013 murder of a Clark attorney.

McGillvary’s murder trial is set to begin Tuesday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m., Union County Prosecutor’s Office Communications Director Mark Spivey confirmed to TAPinto Clark. The jury was selected and finalized last ...

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Sons & Daughters of Westeros Enjoy the Calm Before the Snowstorm

The second installment of the final season of “Game of Thrones” served effectively as an ode to all of our favorite living characters, and any fan who felt it was disappointing or anticlimactic is no true fan. Ramsey warned us years ago: if you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention. Simply put, HBO treated us to a series of satisfying moments and ...

"Game of Thrones" Deaths Foreshadowed: Who's in Trouble for Season 8

Hours prior to the Season 8 premiere of "Game of Thrones," I decided to create a “GoT Death Pool” with my friends and family, complete with a list of characters and our individual predictions for whether each of these characters would be alive, dead or a wight by the end of the series.

Shortly after that, many of those friends and family members asked me to ...

Six More Weeks of Winter for “Game of Thrones” Fans

 

Spring has officially sprung, but winter is far from over for the record-breaking 17.4 million viewers smart enough to tune into HBO on time for the epic final season of “Game of Thrones.” And after 595 days of waiting, the premiere of Season 8 thankfully did not disappoint. For those of you still behind, consider this your spoiler warning.

Bran greets an old ...

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust.  A Scribophile Anthology, 2019.

Twenty-one aspiring writers, who critique and assist other writing neophytes on Scribophile, were selected to have their short stories published in Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, the final volume in the Seven Deadly Sin collection. The other six books in the series include Gluttony, Wrath, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, and Pride. The stories ...

'Benny and Joon' Exudes Quirky Charm

‘Benny and Joon’ exudes quirky charm at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – You know you’re in for something different when Sam, in a dated black suit and hat, stands on the stage alone. Then a tiny train moves by and he gets on, with suitcase in hand.

We’re off to “Benny and Joon,” the musica which has its east coast premiere at Paper ...

Seton Hall Professor Not With University After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

April 19, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze at Ocean Grove Boardwalk Pavilion

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Smoke could be seen for miles for most of the afternoon as firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at the Ocean Grove boardwalk pavilion, according to officials.

Dozens of fires trucks from towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties were called to respond to the blaze, which was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on April 13. No injuries have been reported as of 2:30 p.m.

Stella is Awaiting her Forever Home

April 17, 2019

UNION, NJ - Stella is waiting.

This beautiful pup is Stella.  She is waiting for her forever home.  Stella is about 2-3 years old and, according to the Union Animal Shelter, she is a total love. She’s great on walks and is very well behaved. She loves everyone that she meets.   She’s looking for a home where she will be the apple of your ...

Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some water.

This method is great for making anything from one large egg to a couple dozen at ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

NJ Girl Scout Teaches Kids Healthy Cooking & Eating with Classes, Videos

This story first appeared on TAPinto Springfield.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since the 1970s. One Springfield Girl Scout is looking to make a change to that statistic by encouraging the next generation to eat healthier in a simple and fun way.

“I just realized childhood obesity is a growing American ...

New Jersey Date Night: Comfort Food Restaurants to Brighten a Bad Day

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

It happens to the best of us. The culprit can be a flat tire or perhaps a demanding boss with attention deficit disorder. Or maybe it’s dealing with screaming, unsatisfied children or irritated, displeased clients. So many situations can lead to a bad day, and a bad day in New Jersey can be torturous.

New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...

More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...

Home Grown New Jersey Filmmaker Tells His Backstage Story of Life as a Roadie

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with TJ Hoffmann, Producer of “Roadie: My Documentary,” which won “Best Home Grown Documentary Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film looks back at Hoffmann’s 20 year career as a roadie, and incorporates his personal video archives starting with his tours in the 80s. “My film gives everyone a little peek ...