Board of Adjustment Meeting

Wed, March 18
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Township of Union, County Parks to Close Immediately

April 7, 2020

UNION, NJ - Township and county parks, fields, and playgrounds will be closed, effective immediately, said Union Mayor Michele Delisfort.  

The closure is indefinite, announced Union police, but is another measure to try to flatten the curve. "We realize that closing the parks is an inconvenience for residents looking to get outdoors, but as more people go to the parks and ...

A Call to Action, Union:  Documenting History as it Happens

UNION, NJ - We are living through an incredible moment in our lifetime. Documenting the impact of this crisis on regular people, as it unfolds, is important. This written record can help us be better prepared for future emergencies, can be used as an archive for historical research, and sharing our experiences can unite us even as we are home self-isolating.

Union Public Library, in ...

Work to Water Main to Begin April 2; 1,680 Feet to be Replaced in Union

CAMDEN, N.J.– Approximately 1,680 feet of aging water main will be replaced in Union beginning this week by New Jersey American Water.

The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 36 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch water lines with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:

Stockton ...

Muhlenberg Scholar-Athlete Stephanie Ng of Union Named to Academic Honor Roll

April 2, 2020

ALLENTOWN, PA - Forty Muhlenberg College student-athletes, including Stephanie Ng of Union, were recognized for their performance in the classroom and on the court, mat and track with their selection to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the winter 2019-20 season.

To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and carry ...

Union's High School Senior Headed to Culver-Stockton College's Class of 2024

CANTON, MO. - Congratulations to D'Shawn Etienne on being accepted into Culver-Stockton College's incoming class for the fall 2020 semester.

Etienne, from Union, and a senior at Union High School, also was awarded the Promise Scholarship, a $6,000 per year scholarship for four years. This scholarship is awarded based upon academic credentials and is renewable provided the ...

Fatal Shooting in Hillside Under Investigation

March 31, 2020

HILLSIDE, NJ - The fatal shooting of an Essex County man in Hillside last night is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday.

The victim has been identified as Rafee H. Carter, 27, of Newark.

At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, Hillside Police Department patrol units responded to a report of a shooting on the 1400 block of ...

Maplewood Family Wins Big on New Nickelodeon Game Show

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Kaminsky family of Maplewood was featured on yesterday’s episode of The Crystal Maze, a new game show on Nickelodeon.

“We had an absolutely amazing time,” said Jan Kaminsky, who along with her wife, Samantha, and children Asher, Ezra, and Talya, had a family experience she said she’ll remember forever — especially since they ...

Turtle Back Zoo Welcomes Amur Leopard Baby, Strengthening Population of Endangered Species

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A female Amur leopard, named Nadya after the Russian word meaning “filled with hope,” has been born at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, whose animal care staff stated that the cub’s birth “has great significance because the Amur leopard species is classified as critically endangered” with an estimated 84 Amur leopards still ...

Cranford Resident With COVID-19 Dies, Town's Cases Rise to 27

CRANFORD - During his daily COVID-19 update to the town on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Patrick Giblin announced that Cranford has suffered its first coronavirus-related death. 

"It's with great sadness that I confirm this afternoon that one of our residents has passed away from the COVID-19 virus," said Mayor Giblin. "On behalf of the Township, I extend our deepest ...

Kawameeh Middle School: Teacher Parade Set for Tuesday

April 6, 2020

UNION, NJ - Kawameeh Middle School teachers miss their students and want to say hi.

They will form a car parade on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., leaving from the Kawameeh School parking lot and driving through school neighborhoods.  Students are invited to listen for the honking and come out to say hi from their porch or windows.  

To ensure your street gets included, email Jill ...

No New Date in Sight for UHSPAC's Production of "Once On This Island"

UNION, NJ - The Union High School Performing Arts Company has announced the continued postponement of their planned production of "Once On This Island".  There are currently no plans about a possible rescheduled production.

Patrons who have tickets will receive an email from BookTix explaining options.

Dear UHSPAC Patron,
Due to the events regarding COVID-19, the ...


Teaching Kids About "Going Green"

With schools in New Jersey closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have had to undertake homeschooling their children during this shutdown. Lockdowns and self-quarantining can make everyone go a little stir-crazy at home, and by now parents may be running out of things to do (besides school lessons) with their kids.

Donnelly Energy employees have also been working remotely to do our part ...

Coronavirus: How to 'Visit' Colleges While Under Social Distancing Lockdown

April 2, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Schools around the country have begun to close, professional sports leagues have been suspended, and citizens are stockpiling toilet paper at unprecedented rates.

As a high school student getting ready to visit potential colleges, what does the spread of COVID-19 mean for your future? How can you show colleges you’re interested while you’re stuck at ...

12 Tips for Successful Teleconferencing

Millions of North American workers have had one to two weeks to get used to telecommuting. That means mastering a handful of video conferencing platforms, instant message apps, and other tools—along with highlighting a set of standards of online communication.

The basics are easy to grasp: Don’t be the person that refuses to turn on their camera when everyone else in a meeting ...

Fire at Iconic Fantasy Island Amusement Park at LBI's Beach Haven

March 30, 2020

BEACH HAVEN — A large fire was reported at the Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven Sunday night.

At approximately 10 p.m. Fantasy Island posted to Facebook:

This evening there was a structural fire at the Ice Cream Parlor at Fantasy Island Amusement Park. As of 9:30pm the fire has been put out. Thanks to the incredible response of the many fire and police departments ...

Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

TRENTON, NJ – When a Manalapan supermarket worker concerned about the coronavirus asked a shopper to keep his distance, the man said he was infected with the virus, leaned in and coughed on the employee, officials said today.

The shopper, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, ended up being charged with third-degree terroristic threats and other offenses, said state Attorney General Gurbir ...

‘Freshening’: One Tip for Making a Creative, Small Passover Seder

April 6, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick.

How does a family have a Passover seder, usually a big event with a sumptuous table, games for kids, shared readings and lots of sweet wine, when practicing social distancing? Most of us are at home now, in small family groups, by ourselves or alone during this festival. Even the profit Elijah may be hesitant to come to the door, no ...

Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Classes

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cuddle Up with Dinner & a Movie

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

Hunkering down home-side is the rule of the day. And while chez living room is getting a little repetitive, jazzing up a stay-at-home rendez vous is definitely possible; it just takes a little creativity and a little help from the resources at hand.  Luckily, many New Jersey restaurants and shops are ...

Getting Dinner to Go? Don’t Forget the Wine

Restaurants may be unable to serve you in their dining rooms due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get that beer or wine you would have ordered at a table with your takeout.

During the pandemic, restaurants are seeing an uptick in the number of alcoholic beverages they sell to go or, depending on that restaurant’s license, by delivery. The beverages must be sold in ...

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- When the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, originally scheduled to take place this week in Reading, PA, was forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to take the festival online instead. 

“We were getting so much feedback from fans, saying they’re missing the festival,” said John Ernesto, General Manager of the Berks Jazz Fest, ...