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The Fairway Drive Ramp to Route 22 to be Closed Part of Day Friday

December 12, 2019

UNION, NJ - Township officials have announced that Friday, December 13, the Fairway Drive ramp onto Route 22 Eastbound will be closed due to new guardrail installation.

The ramp will be closed beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Union Little League's President Bill Morrison Passes Away

UNION, NJ – Union Little League President William J. Morrison passed away on Tuesday, December 10.

Morrison, 71, a huge baseball fan, spent 30 years involved with the Union Little League as a field director, and later its president.  He served as a member of the Recreation Board, and as chairman of the Union Planning Board.

Born in Elizabeth, Morrison lived in Union for the past ...

Morning Commute To Be Disrupted by Snow

UNION, NJ – The mild temperatures we have seen over the past two days will give way tonight into Wednesday morning, with much colder air and low pressure spreading through the area.  With it will come a change from the rain we have seen since Monday, to some periodic snow showers Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, probably ending during the morning commute.  With the road ...

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Good News In the Schools (Dec 2 - Dec. 6)

UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools this week:

Ms. Karen Gainey, TV production teacher at UHS, made a football bulletin board of the sectional championship game to celebrate the boys win. #SupportingtheU

UHS Bowling is a young team this year with 4 sophomores and 1 freshman bowling at the varsity level. Right now their record is 3-2. The ...

Good News In the Schools (Nov. 25-27)

UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools this week:

Franklin Franklin Elementary School hosted a College Awareness Day where students from PreK to 4th grade learned information about post-secondary education and many types of schools. It was a fantastic day full of many activities inside the classroom and a college fair in the gym. Teachers and staff ...

Atlantic Health System President & CEO Recognized as One of the Nation’s Most Influential Leaders in Health Care

Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare

 

In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern ...

Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System Partner to Bring Enhanced Ambulatory Services to Somerset County

Hunterdon Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have announced a partnership in Somerset County to further expand health care services.  The New Jersey-based health systems will share ownership of Bridgewater Physical and Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater and Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgery Center all located at 1121 Route 22 West in Bridgewater, formerly the Bank ...

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)

 

In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

'A Christmas Carol' Reverberates at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ - When the spirited production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” begins, you’re inclined to think it’s a comedic take on grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge. But we soon see that the Neil Barlett adaptation of the tale does dwell on the dark side. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has more than done justice to this familiar tale.

Dickens had a way of ...

Holy Spirit School Inducts Student Government Officers and Representatives

December 3, 2019

UNION, NJ – Holy Spirit School Student Council executive members and class representatives were officially inducted on Monday during a school program.

“You will be the voice for all of us here at Holy Spirit,” said Principal Armand Lamberti.  “Today, upon being inducted officially as student council members, you will begin a tough task of being the voice of our ...

Monday, Dec 2: Union Schools to Have Half-Day Due to Anticipated Storm

UNION, NJ - Due to the impending severe weather and possible hazardous road conditions, all Township of Union Public Schools will have an early dismissal on Monday, December 2.

The Half-Day Dismissal Schedule is as follows:

Union High School  -  11:35

Burnet and Kawameeh Middle Schools  -  12:00

Jefferson Elementary  -  12:20

Elementary Schools  ...

Saint John the Apostle Students Show Significant Improvement in Science Achievement in Last Year

CLARK, NJ - A little over a year ago, fourth and fifth grade students at Saint John the Apostle School began a program entitled ‘Know Atom,’ an inquiry-based hands-on science program.  Since that time school officials said both classes have shown significant improvement in their science achievement on nationally-normed assessments.

In recent testing, fifty percent of the ...

Man Shot Wednesday Evening in Maplewood

December 6, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Chief Jimmy DuVaul issued the following press release based upon the report he received from  Lt. Peter Kuenzel concerning the shooting incident that occurred in the early evening of December 4 in Maplewood:

 

"On Wednesday Dec, 4, 2019 at 6:11 p.m. Maplewood officers responded to the Wawa (1511 Springfield Avenue, ...

Memorial Fund Established for Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals' Family

December 11, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The JCPOBA set up a GoFundMe page to accommodate all of the generous offers of support received in the hours after the Dec. 10 shootings that resulted in the death of Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals. Carmine Disbrow (JCPOBA Pres.) organized this fundraiser.

The message on the GoFundMe page reads: 

We are heartbroken at the loss of yet another ...

Fallen Jersey City Police Detective Had Bayonne Roots

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, was a Bayonne native, according to two people who shared their memories of the respected law enforcement official with TAPinto Bayonne.

“He was the nicest guy,” Carissa Golomb said. “He always made everyone laugh.”

Seals, 39, is survived by his wife and five ...

Impress Your Guests with One of These Signature Cocktails this Holiday

December 11, 2019

With the holiday season in full swing, party hosts often lighten the mood with a signature adult beverage handed to guests as they come in the door. It makes for a great ice breaker as people walk into an event where guests might not know each other. Immediately, everyone has an easy a conversation starter. 

Many events start with a glass of Champagne, but more memorable is a ...

She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Our Favorite Pizza Places

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

The weekend after Thanksgiving, treat your date to a second helping of pie. Pizza, that is.

After so many days, the last thing anyone wants is another turkey sandwich with a side of leftovers. The flavors of Thanksgiving are amazing, but they’re not supposed to last forever. You and your date ...

Millennial Councilwoman Encourages Younger Generations to Get Involved in Local Government

December 10, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Crystal Pruitt, Councilwoman of Franklin Township, at the 2019 New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Pruitt is currently the youngest person on the Franklin Township Council, and we spoke with her about her background, goals, and advice for millennials who want to get more politically active. 

Pruitt, who is also Chief of Staff for ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...

ArtPride NJ Highlights Economic Impact of Investment in the Arts

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Megan LoBue, Development Manager for ArtPride New Jersey, about the organization’s resources and latest arts initiatives. 

ArtPride NJ supports New Jersey’s creative community and is widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and ...