Health Information Session

UNION, NJ - A Health Info Session, hosted by Senator Joe Cryan, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, and the Union County Freeholders, will be held on Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The event, at the Union Senior Center, Bonnel Court, will provide information about the Coronavirus, flu season and other public health issues.  For more information call 908-624-0880.

Tue, March 03
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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UNION, NJ - A Health Info Session, hosted by Senator Joe Cryan, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, and the Union County Freeholders, will be held on Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The event, at the Union Senior Center, Bonnel Court, will provide information about the Coronavirus, flu season and other public health issues. For more information call 908-624-0880.

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Detour to Route 22 Westbound Ramp to Vauxhall Road Scheduled Friday Night

March 27, 2020

UNION, NJ – The Route 22 westbound ramp to Vauxhall Road northbound will be closed and detoured beginning 10:00 p.m. Friday, March 27.

According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, their contractor, New Prince Concrete, will close and detour the ramp for tree trimming.  The detour will be in place until 8:00 a.m. Saturday.  The following detour will be in ...

Union Public Library: Free Digital Resources Available 24/7

UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library reminds residents that their free digital resources are available 24/7.

A Union Public Library card offers access to ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, comics, music, streaming video, homework help, tutoring, career resources and more, for your smartphone, tablet or other internet device.   Visit their 24/7 Digital Library ...

Stop & Shop Sets Special Hours to Protect Older Customers

UNION, NJ – Beginning Thursday, March 19, Stop & Shop stores will create special hours specifically geared to accommodate customers 60 years old and older. 

According to a Stop & Shop press release, stores will open from 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. only for customers over the age of 60, who the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health officials say are most vulnerable to ...

Union Student Wins IGC DII Basketball Championship

March 21, 2020

WALTHAM, MA - On February 20, Stephanie Enweonwu of Union, from the class of 2021, and the rest of the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall Varsity Basketball team won the Independent Girls Conference Division II Championship in a matchup against Boston Trinity Academy.

The team finished the regular season 8-5 in the league. CH-CH defeated Cambridge School of Weston in the semi-finals. The championship ...

Maplewood Family Wins Big on New Nickelodeon Game Show

March 29, 2020

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 ...

Springfield Police Investigate Possible Case of Flu-Like Symptoms at Morris Turnpike Shop-Rite

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Earlier this afternoon, officers from the Springfield Police Department directed shoppers out of the Shop-Rite on Morris Turnpike, due to an abundance of caution from a person reported to have flu-like symptoms in the store.

According to a person who was at the scene, officers requested that shoppers exiting the store give them their name and contact information, so ...

Woman Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus on the Lam from East Orange Hospital

NEWARK, NJ —  An unidentified woman who tested positive for the coronavirus at East Orange General Hospital is missing, prompting Newark officials to initiate a campaign to find the individual, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced today.

The mayor alerted the public during a Facebook live stream that the woman who tested positive provided a false name and a Newark address.

Mayor Dansereau: First Coronavirus Case Confirmed at Roselle Catholic High School

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau announced on Monday night the first confirmed Coronavirus case, reported at Roselle Catholic High School.

"Both Boards of Health...are actively working and keeping us availed of what information and progress is being made.  We will continue to update you as more information becomes available," she said.  


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The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

Union Public Library is here for you.

March 24, 2020

As we are all aware, in the midst of this major health crisis physically visiting the library is just not possible. While the buildings are closed you can rest assured that library staff continues to work to maintain the essential services that are the heart of our mission: to provide educational, recreational and cultural resources and important information to the community we serve. Even ...

Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

March 25, 2020

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 ...

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

March 28, 2020

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

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It’s a sunny spring weekend, the kind when hundreds of people would visit Auburn Road Vineyards in Salem County to taste wine and enjoy wood fired pizza. But on March 21, business was down to about a quarter of what they typically make as the usual stream of customers turned to a trickle of folks picking up their pies and wine to go.

As a farm, wine shop and ...

Two NJ Restaurants Help Feed Families During Uncertain Time (Updated)

Updated at 10:15 p.m.

As of Thursday evening, Stage House Tavern Restaurants in Scotch Plains and Mountainside have ended their family dinner program.

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This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick.

Okay, I'll admit it. I grew up hating Irish soda bread. Too dry. Not good toasted. Weird shape. People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests. I made sure that everyone had some to take home. Oy, such a generous hostess!

I finally learned to make it myself, to ...

TAPinto Provides Platform for Local Businesses to Communicate to Customers and Community During Pandemic

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media, about ways local businesses can continue to communicate with both customers and the community during the coronavirus crisis. 

In this segment taken from TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday morning show on News 12+, Shapiro spoke with Brodeur via video conference from his home ...

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Shapiro, who lives in Broward County, Florida, reports that his county is one of the ...

Steve Adubato Examines Ways to Prepare Students for the Business Element of E-Sports

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