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

April 2, 2020

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 ...

Union Asked to Come Together Wednesday Night with Candles, Clapping for Essential Workers

UNION, NJ – In a show of appreciation for, and thanks to, healthcare professionals and essential personnel, Union residents and neighbors are invited to come together Wednesday evening displaying luminaries and clapping it up.

“It's something that doesn't cost anything, everyone can do it, and we will be at a safe distance from each other,” said Liliana ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Union Student Wins IGC DII Basketball Championship

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 ...

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 ...

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

April 1, 2020

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 ...

Columns

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

April 2, 2020

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 ...

New Jersey’s Wineries Struggle to Survive Coronavirus Shut Down

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 ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

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, ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Publisher Reflects on the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- As part our ongoing coronavirus coverage in New Jersey, Cheryl Brown, the Publisher of TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV about the effects of the pandemic on daily life in her community. 

Both Verona and Cedar Grove are located in Essex County, New Jersey, which currently has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the state.