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Noon Year's Eve

December 15, 2018

UNION, NJ - Union friends at the Union Public Library for a kid-friendly New Year's celebration, featuring a craft, special storytime, and a countdown to noon!

Registration opens Saturday, Dec. 15.  All ages welcome. Registration required. To sign up, call 908-851-5450 ext. 3 or stop by the library.

Just “ASK” for Information about Senior Services Set for Dec. 18 at Union Public Library

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can visit one-on-one with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, at the Union Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 18, as part of the ASK – Aging Services Kiosk program.

“The ASK program improves access to personal guidance and expert assistance for ...

PACA of Union Presents its 2019 NYE Party

UNION, NJ - The Portuguese American Civic Association (PACA) of Union is hosting a New Years Eve party, beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31.

Live entertainment will be provided by DJ Nuno Silva.  The cost is $80 for PACA members; $85 for non-members; $40 for kids 7-12; $60 for kids 13-18 years of age.  

RSVP to 908-687-1376 or 908-806-4684.  The event will be held ...

Quote of the Day

December 18, 2018

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

Bryant Gilliard Among 472 To Graduate from ESU

December 14, 2018

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA -- A total of 472 students, including Bryant Gilliard from Union, will receive degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at the Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 15 at 9:45 a.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse. Gilliard will graduate with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.

There will be 422 bachelor's degrees, 46 master's degrees and four ...

Gabrielle Miller, a Union Local at Lasell College, Leads Peer Health Education on Campus

NEWTON, MA - Gabrielle Miller, a Lasell College student from Union, is one of 19 Peer Health Educators (PHE) on the institution's Newton, MA campus.

Miller, a Elementary Education major, was selected as a PHE for the 2018-2019 academic year through an application process run by the College's Office of Health Education. Selected students are chosen for their interest in the program ...

Kathleen Falcon Graduates from Fairleigh Dickinson University

MADISON, NJ - Kathleen Falcon, of Union, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, NJ, has graduated with a BA in Psychology as of May 2018.

FDU's Florham Campus is located on the former Vanderbilt-Twombly estate in suburban Morris County. Its focus is on providing outstanding on-campus and residential living opportunities, hands-on-learning ...

Union High School Male Athlete of the Month: Manny Melendez

December 18, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union High School soccer goalie Manny Melendez has been selected TAPinto Union’s November Male Athlete of the Month.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

The best part about being a high school athlete is that you meet new people that share your same interests and you create bonds with those people.

Who is your favorite athlete and ...

Driver Charged in Crash that Killed Michael Sot Makes Court Appearance

December 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The driver of the vehicle that slammed into Clark native, Michael Sot, 20 and his friends made an appearance in court on Wednesday. 

Last week the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office filed a motion to detain David Lamar, 22.  The judge at yesterday’s hearing delayed the detention hearing, claiming he need more time to make a decision according to a report ...

Union County Sheriff’s Officers Raise $5,070 for Charity with No Shave November

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November and raised $5,070 for The New Jersey Veterans Network and The Prostate Cancer Foundation.

No Shave November challenges participants to forgo shaving for the month in order to raise money for ...

Investigators Requesting Help from Public to Locate Suspect in Fatal Hit-And-Run

ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Elizabeth on Thanksgiving night have identified the type of vehicle involved and are now asking the public for information in an effort to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Tuesday.

The victim, 62-year-old Candace Raymond, was a resident of ...

Annual 7th and 8th Grade Open House at Union High School

December 13, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union High School opened its doors last week to welcome 7th and 8th grade students and their parents.

The annual Open House saw hundreds of attendees tour the school and meet with some of the high schools teachers, staff and students. 

Union High School Acting Principal Althea Bossard and Supervisor of Counseling Nicole Ahern spoke with the 7th and 8th grade students ...

Union High School's JROTC Drill Team Dominates at South Jersey Drill Invitational

UNION, NJ – Building upon their long and prestigious record, Union High School’s nationally-recognized Army JROTC Drill Team won the South Jersey Drill Invitational on Saturday in Franklinville, NJ.

The competition included 20 schools from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  The Union High School team took either first or second place in six out of the six categories, ...

Battle Hill School Helps Families in Need During Holidays

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill School students continued their philanthropy by helping families in need during the holiday season.

The Battle Hill Student Council Board elected to collect monetary donations and toiletries for the St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth.  The Battle Hill Student Council Executive Board members visited each classroom, grades pre-K to fourth.

Connecticut Farms School Students Collect for the Connecticut Farms Church Food Pantry

UNION, NJ – Students at Connecticut Farms Elementary School continued their lessons on giving by bringing in and donating canned and dry goods for the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Food Pantry.

According to School Counselor Jennifer Parkhurst, students, teachers and staff collected 1,495 items for the food pantry.  Donated items included cereal, peanut butter, macaroni and ...

Police Investigating Bank Robbery at Crown Bank on Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth

December 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are investigating and an afternoon bank robbery that occurred on Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth. 

According to a report for the Breaking News Network (BNN), police units were called in approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon for a bank robbery at the Crown Bank located on the 100 block of Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth.

According to BNN the suspect was described ...

Swastika and KKK Graffiti Found in Classroom at Millburn Middle School

MILLBURN, NJ - In an email addressed to parents in the Millburn School District, School Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton sent out an email noting that that swastikas and the letters KKK had recently been found etched into a desk in a sixth grade classroom.

This incident follows the discovery of similar markings at two schools in Summit.

Writing to parents, Burton also linked a ...


Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)


“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving Leontes, King of Sicilia and King Polixenes of Bohemia, circles ...

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

By Liz Keill

CHATHAM, NJ – Charles Dickens’ beloved “Christmas Carol” creates a cheerful glow at The Chatham Playhouse.

This musical version of the familiar tale features the author himself narrating, and sometimes taking part, in the story. Chip Prestera as Dickens once ...

NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

NJ Recipe Guru Shares her Favorite Holiday Cookie: Double Chocolate Espresso

If you love to cook, there’s a fair chance you’ve got a recipe somewhere in your home by Gwynn Galvin, whose cooking blog “Swirls of Flavor” has been picking up steam.

“I have been told that I am ‘well-seasoned,’ having worked in the culinary field for more than 20 years now,” the grandmother of eight said from her home in Montvale, NJ.

In ...

Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Introducing NJ Flavor!

Welcome to NJ Flavor, the newest section on

Here we’re exploring tastes of the Garden State with stories and videos about the foods we love, from the hottest trends to hidden gems, the stories behind our favorites, destinations, awesome ingredients, events and festivals and, of course, great recipes.

This is the second franchise for owner Jackie Lieberman, who ...

These NJ Church Volunteers Turned Homemade Soups into a Foodie Destination

At this Saturday’s annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest at Cranford United Methodist Church, it’s the soup that’s expected to steal the show.

Adding a soup festival component to the yearly fundraiser was the idea of church member Jo Ann Allen, according to Holly Walker, one of the “soup ladies” who volunteers to help cook about 35 gallons homemade soups at each ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

Millburn Winter Walk Holiday Event Highlights the Importance of Shopping Local

<!--block-->MILLBURN, NJ -- Crowds gathered here in Taylor Park for the lighting of the 2nd Annual “Winter Walk,” presented by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Held a day after “Shop Local Saturday,” the event highlighted the importance of community and supporting local destinations and businesses this holiday season. <!--block-->

“It ...