Sew it at the Library

Ms. Ellen is back with another awesome sewing workshop for tweens & teens! This time, they are making their own sea monster pillows! Sewing kits with all the materials you'll need will be available for curbside pick-up at the Main Library today and tomorrow. Just give the library a call to schedule an appointment!

Please register for this program at at least one hour in advance.

Wed, August 12
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Ms. Ellen is back with another awesome sewing workshop for tweens & teens! This time, they are making their own sea monster pillows! Sewing kits with all the materials you'll need will be available for curbside pick-up at the Main Library today and tomorrow. Just give the library a call to schedule an appointment!

Please register for this program at at least one hour in ...

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Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

Library Programs About Latino History, Why Voting Matters, and Reinventing Yourself

September 10, 2020

UNION, NJ – Three diverse and important issues will be discussed in upcoming virtual programs at the Union Public Library:  Reinvent and Re-Brand Yourself in Uncertain Times, The History of Latinos in the United States, and Why Voting Matters.

Reinvent and Re-Brand Yourself In Uncertain Times

          Monday, September 14, 10:00 ...

COVID-19 Emergency Drive-Up Food Distribution, September 12

UNION COUNTY, NJ - An emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, September 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union.

The distribution will take place in the parking lot located at the intersection of North Ave. and Morris Ave.  The food distribution will be first-come, ...

Union to Host Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union will host it's annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11 beginning at 8:15 a.m.

The event will be held in front of the fire headquarters at 1 Bond Drive.  Masks are required.  For more information, visit

Remembering Malcolm Nettingham, Scotch Plains' Tuskegee Airman

September 15, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains is mourning local legend Malcolm E. Nettingham, a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, who died on Monday evening just a few days before his 102nd birthday. He lived in town for almost a century and in 2014 was chosen to be the grand marshal of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade. 

Mr. Nettingham was born in New ...

Nicholas Vicidomini Made Honorary Hillside Fireman

HILLSIDE, NJ - Nicholas Vicidomini, a young boy with autism, has been named an honorary fireman with the Hillside Fire Department.  Vicidomini was recently asked to leave Christ the King Church in Hillside because he was playing and making noise.

Upon hearing the story, Hillside Councilman George Cook said he felt bad for the family and soon realized he worked with someone ...

Virtual Summer Program Keeps Battle Hill School Students Reading

September 4, 2020

UNION, NJ – A Battle Hill Elementary School teacher, along with their principal, came up with a plan to create a virtual reading classroom for students to continue their love of reading during the summer months.

“After the craziness of the school year when the district’s recommended summer reading list came out, I saw that a lot of the books were on backorder and with ...


Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership. Upon completion of this expanded ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)


Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

Team 2-3-4: East, Richardson, Ricketts for Union Board of Education

September 8, 2020

Many of us see the Presidential election as the most consequential in generations.  Here in Union, the Board of Education election this year will be the most consequential local election in generations.  You will get to elect three (3) Board members that will set the future direction of our schools.

Our names are Jeffrey P. East, Linda Richardson, and Nadège Ricketts.  ...

Chilling Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

September 13, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning.

In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

New Jersey Date Night: San Gennaro Festival, DIY Style

As each New Jersey summer comes to a close, one sure thing that takes away the sting from saying goodbye to hot, sunshine-filled days is attending a San Gennaro Festival. This celebration, lasting 11 days in Manhattan and with smaller-scaled celebrations in our state, is a food-fest of Italian flavor. Peppers and sausage and zeppolis reign supreme with their tempting aromas in the ...

NJ Restaurants Welcome Diners Back Inside. Is it Enough to Save Them?

NEW JERSEY — It’s seven in the morning and Jimmy Greberis is in his element.

Between taking phone orders and watching over the sizzling grill, the owner of the Summit Diner prepares for the breakfast rush, a familiar routine in his decades in the diner business. But for the first Sunday in nearly half a year, he’s allowing customers back inside to sit at the vinyl stools ...

Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

NEW JERSEY — Friday is the first day since mid-March that restaurants in the Garden State can allow diners inside. And while some businesses have been reeling from a lack of sales during that time, pizzeria owners say they’ve had nothing but demand.

That’s not to say the business has been without challenges.

The first two weeks after March 15, “I was so busy I ...

Flu Mandate for NJ School Students Not in the Best Interest of Public Health

September 4, 2020

New Jersey Assemblymen Herb Conaway and Andrew Zwicker have introduced legislation that would mandate flu vaccination for all students enrolled in New Jersey schools. In response to Covid-19, assembly bill A4576 would require students to receive an annual flu vaccine in order to maintain enrollment at public and private K-12 schools, preschools, daycares, and colleges. 

The bill language ...

UrbEx Photographer Alex Gulino Discusses Her New Book "Empire State of Decay: Discarded New York"

September 17, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Author and UrbEx Photographer, Alex Gulino, appeared on TAPintoTV to discuss her new book Empire State of Decay: Discarded New York.

UrbEx, short for Urban Exploration, refers to the exploration and often the photography of abandoned buildings and structures. In the book, Gulino provides descriptions and writings alongside the featured photographs. "I decided to ...

"Christine" Movie Car and Rare Pierce Arrow Featured at Saratoga Automobile Museum Annual Auction

Saratoga Automobile Museum Communication Director, Dustin Lanterman, joins TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, to discuss the museum's diverse collection of vehicles and upcoming annual auction.

The Saratoga Auto Museum can be found in the former Bottling Plant of Saratoga Spa State Park. The Bottling Plant building size and location provided the perfect venue to establish the ...

Three Crucial Questions That All Taxpayers Need To Answer

It was Benjamin Franklin who said “The only two things certain in life are death and taxes”

Although we know this to be true, most people are not proactive preparing for either.

The three crucial questions that all taxpayers need to answer are:

WHAT am I going to do to reduce taxes for the future?
WHEN should I make the changes?
WHO is going to help me with all of ...