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Union County Residents: Make One Change

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking county residents to join a global initiative to reduce their plastic waste during the month of July, and hopefully long after.  Plastic Free July is a world-wide movement that encourages people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful litter-free ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

“Union County ...

Morris Avenue Ramp to Route 22 to Close for Three More Consecutive Thursday Nights

July 2, 2020

UNION, NJ – Beginning tonight, Thursday, July 2, Route 82/Morris Avenue eastbound ramp to Route 22 eastbound will once again be closed and detoured for concrete repair work.  This is the second of four scheduled Thursday night closures for this repair work.

Beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., tomorrow, Friday, July 3, and continuing for three consecutive Thursday nights through ...

Union County Residents Can Get Financial Help and More During the Coronavirus Through Virtual Workshop Presented by Union Public Library

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Residents  in need of food, financial assistance, or other support can learn how to get help at a virtual presentation sponsored by Union Public Library on Tuesday, July 7, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  

Juanita Ayala Vargas, VP of United Way of Greater Union County, and a representative from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will present with plenty ...

Union Public Library Curbside Pick-Up Service Begins Monday

UNION, NJ - Union Public Library's curbside pick-up service begins on Monday, June 29.

Here's how it works:

Reserve or request your items

Library staff will all you when the requested materials are ready to be picked up.  During this call, they will schedule a pick-up time with you.  Pick up is by appointment only.

Inform the library when you arrive

Once ...

Cyriacus Ibezim Receives Degree in Biochemistry from American International College

July 4, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Cyriacus Cyriacus, of Union, has been awarded a degree in Biochemistry from American International College. Ibezim is among fellow scholars representing seven foreign countries, twelve states, and Washington, DC. The College sincerely congratulates all of the dedicated, newly-minted graduates for their commitment to completing their education during this unprecedented ...

Union Student Named Adelphi University Spring 2020 Dean's List Honoree

GARDEN CITY, NY - Kaylana Lee Chow of Union was among a select group of outstanding spring 2020 Dean's List at Adelphi University.

Adelphi's deans of Arts and Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, Business, Honors College, Nursing and Public Health, Professional and Continuing Studies, Psychology, and Social Work recognize superior academic work every semester. The ...

Union Residents Named to RIT Dean's List for Spring Semester

ROCHESTER, NY - Three Union residents made the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2020 Spring Semester. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they have registered for, and completed, at ...

Elizabeth Native Marsha Johnson Honored with Google Doodle

July 1, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - Google honored Elizabeth native Marsha P. Johnson with her own doodle on its Tuesday homepage for the last day of Pride month.

“The milestones achieved in the LGBTQ rights and equality movement were made possible by trailblazers who first stood up for their rights - people like early transgender, gay rights and AIDS activist, Marsha P. Johnson,” said Freeholder ...

Virtual Concert Series to Benefit People with Disabilities and Youth at Risk in New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ - The sounds of different genres of music are as loud as ever this summer, even as most listen to music at home instead of a concert hall. Everyone with an internet connection is invited to listen in together for a week-long virtual concert benefiting Community Access Unlimited from July 6-11.

“It will be a week of nights of music that we hope everyone will get ...

Battle Hill School Students and Staff Celebrate Cultural Diversity

June 27, 2020

UNION, NJ – At a time when things seem so unpredictable, the Battle Hill School family came together to display empathy, tolerance and acceptance.

“At a time when things seem to be so unpredictable, and people young and old, throughout our nation are finding it difficult to understand each other, the Battle Hill family does what it has always done; we come together,” said ...

Battle Hill School Fourth Graders Receive Special Send Off

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School fourth grade students excitedly received their diplomas and gathered (socially distanced) for a class photo at Thursday’s drive-up graduation ceremony at the school.

“We are very happy to be able to do this for our kids,” said Battle Hill School principal Althea Bossard.  “Not being in the building has been ...

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Community Conversations: How to Stay Safe this Summer

Is your family ready to enjoy summer – safely? On this Community Conversation, Atlantic Health System’s Christopher Zipp, DO, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Morristown Medical Center, and a physician with Atlantic Medical Group shares some important tips on summer safety, and why, as we coexist with COVID-19 – if you don’t have a family doctor – you ...

Community Conversations: Important Guidelines for Returning to Sports and Activities

After the last few months it’s understandable we’re itching to restart our old fitness routines or get back to the sports activity we love. But there are some important guidelines to know before hitting the gym or the playing field. During this Community Conversation, Matthew Martinez, MD, Director, Atlantic Health System Sports Cardiology Program, Morristown Medical Center and Damion ...

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni (William Morris/Harper Collins, 2020)

In writing a contemporary novel in the Gothic tradition, it is impossible not to compare aspects of great Gothic novels that have come before. The excellent, new book, The Ancestor, by Danielle Trussoni fits the description of a Neo-Gothic. However, drawing comparisons between previously written novels is half the fun ...

Three Family Members Drown in Family Pool

June 23, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Drowning was named the cause of death for three East Brunswick residents who perished in their home's above-ground swimming pool yesterday.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department announced today that Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year-old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel, and her ...

7 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer

July 3, 2020

Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed.

If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days:

Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel spread.

Toss it in your pitcher for mint water. You can combine it with fruit, such ...

New Jersey Date Night: Restaurants with Great Outdoor Dining

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

“Come out, come out wherever you are!” were Glinda’s famous words 81 years ago, and they’ve never been more applicable to New Jersey now. People have lots of reasons to come out in June; not only is it Pride Month but also we now can enjoy a date night in an actual restaurant, ...

Dining Outdoors in NJ? What Restaurant Workers Wish You Knew

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that indoor dining may resume on July 2, limited at first to 25% capacity. Until then, and even afterward, outdoor eating continues to be a big part of restaurant service.

Keeping this in mind, we asked restaurant owners and workers what they want the public to know after their first week re-opened for outdoor dining.

The biggest ...

Experience Revolutionary War History at The Dey Mansion: George Washington’s Headquarters

July 3, 2020

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Independence Day, TAPintoTV is revisiting our piece from last year on the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War. 

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen ...

NJ Salon Owner Discusses Reopening Protocols Designed to Keep Staff and Customers Safe

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby caught up with Susan Barbaglia, Owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa, to see how she has been faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Barbaglia had previously appeared on TAPintoTV, when she was celebrating Skin Deep’s 25 years of being in business. 

When the pandemic began to take hold in New Jersey, the days leading up to the salon’s ...

An American Actor in London: Greg Canestrari Speaks about his Latest Projects

LONDON, U.K. -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur caught up with actor Greg Canestrari, an American currently living in London. Canestrari talked about some of his past and future work and shared his experiences of living across the pond. 

One of the roles Canestrari is best known for is the part of Jerry Delucci in the Netflix series Lilyhammer, which has the distinction ...