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Union Catholic Offers Great Sports Camps and Programs This Summer

May 15, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic will once again be offering several exciting summer sports camps and educational programs this summer. The educational programs being offered are:

Chinese Culture,
Speech & Debate Program,
College Application Boot Camp,
Robotics,
Art Journaling Program,
Young Entrepreneurship Program,
College Essay Master ...

Union Educators and UTEA Members Rally for Higher Wage Increase in Contract Negotiations

UNION, NJ – Teachers from the Union school district and members of the Union Township Education Association (UTEA) attended a rally Tuesday evening outside the district administration building to bring attention to and gather support for ongoing teacher contract negotiations.

“We are not below average,” said Ann Margaret Shannon, President of the UTEA, speaking of the ...

Union Woman Named Volunteer of the Year

UNION, NJ – Union resident and Union High School Student Assistance Counselor Jill Hall was awarded the 2022 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year award at the Union County LACADA Volunteer Recognition Dinner earlier this week.

“I think that volunteer work remains a critical part of any support system that is provided for children,” said Hall. “The need ...

FACT - Families & Community Together: Wraparound Care With Results and Quality Assured

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for children, address barriers to well-being, and maximize youth and family ...

Union High School Junior Represents State at National American Legion Oratorical Competition

UNION, NJ – A Union High School junior represented his school and the state at the American Legion National Finals in Indianapolis last weekend.

Benjamin Duvelson advanced to the 2022 National Finals after winning the American Legion Oratorical State Championship in March.  On Tuesday, John Blank, former commander of the Connecticut Farms American Legion Post 35, and ...

Police Respond to Union High School Brawl; Three Students Arrested, Superintendent Says

UNION, NJ – A multitude of Union police, firefighters and EMS personnel responded to reports of a huge fight at the high school midday Monday and arrested three students involved in the brawl.

Superintendent Dr. Scott Taylor said an unspecified number of students were involved in the clash, which he said began in a boys bathroom and spilled out into the hallway.  Taylor ...

Union Catholic Announces Honor Roll for Third Marking Period of 2021-22 School Year

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Union Catholic High School has announced its Honor Roll for the third marking period for the 2020-21 school year. The students are listed below by grade and are listed alphabetically.

FIRST HONOR ROLL

Seniors

Andrew Abrantes
Yvonne Agyapong
Ramy Alhamrawy
Camari Bartley
Taylor Benjamin
Olivia Bergamotto
Joylynn Awurama Biney
Shane Brosnan
Cameron ...

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Union County College Recognized as REACH Reward Recipient from Phi Theta Kappa

May 19, 2022

Union County College is honored to be named a 2022 REACH Chapter from Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for students attending two-year colleges. The organization recognizes students with high academic achievement at associate degree-granting colleges, and membership is by invitation only. The Iota Xi Chapter of PTK at Union is incredibly active on campus, with 250 to 300 ...

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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Tamika Williams Named to SNHU Dean's List

May 19, 2022

MANCHESTER, NH - Tamika Williams of Union has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's Winter 2022 Dean's List.

Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 are named to the Dean's List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in the fall or spring semester, ...

Jared Williams Initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa

LEXINGTON, VA - Jared Williams, a native of Union, was recently initiated into the The College of New Jersey Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The Society welcomed 1,971 new initiates from 78 universities during April 2022.

Students initiated into the Society must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate/professional students in the top 35% of their ...

Union High Grad to Receive Master's Degree

UNION, NJ - A 2015 Union High School graduate, Taylor Whitaker-Lake, will receive her Master’s of Arts in Speech Language Pathology on May 17 from Nathan Weiss Graduate College, the graduate college of Kean University  

Taylor is an alumni of Hampton University were she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA degree. 

Woman Barricaded with Firearm in Meadowbrook Court Residence in Summit; SWAT Unit on Scene

May 18, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in place and a safety perimeter has been established.

A crisis response negotiator is ...

Chick-fil-A Grilled Over Plans for Route 22 Restaurant by Springfield Planning Board

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The application to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant on the site of the current Barnes & Noble bookstore on the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West has been carried to the next Springfield Board of Adjustment meeting on June 21.

On April 27, the board heard more testimony from representatives of the applicant, who intends to have the Barnes & Noble ...

Literacy, a Book Fair, and Fun at Connecticut Farms School

May 22, 2022

UNION, NJ – A literacy event was combined with Connecticut Farms Elementary School’s book fair last week.

The theme of the event was camping, the first time the school paired a literacy event with the book fair. Connecticut Farms School teacher Carrie Santangelo said, “after the kids were finished buying or browsing they came over to the other side of the gym to ...

Union High School Crowns Mr. UHS

UNION, NJ – Union High School crowned a new Mr. UHS Friday night when eight seniors competed for the coveted title.

During the competition, the young men introduced their personality, played games, competed in a talent portion, modeled formal wear, and participated in a question and answer session, said Cheryl Fiske, Union High School math teacher and Senior Class ...

Law Student and UHS Grad Visits School to Encourage Students

UNION, NJ –- A 2017 Union High School graduate came back to “pay it forward”, encourage students to work hard and demonstrate that success is possible.

Mercedes Subhani visited her former junior AP Literature teacher, Sandra Mangarella, and talked with Mangarella’s honor and AP students to help them understand success is within reach.   Currently a second year ...

Shake A Paw Helps Relieve Stress, Anxiety with Puppy Visits

May 21, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness month and Shake A Paw wanted to contribute to this important cause in a big way.

Today Shake A Paw gladly made an impact by bringing puppies to the employees of GSK Consumer Healthcare in Warren. The employees at GSK work in a high paced environment and bringing the puppies was a great way to help them get a well needed mental reset. Dogs are ...

Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Recycling Event for Union County Residents, June 4

Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Any Union County resident may ...

Holt Surpasses 100 points For Season in Union Catholic Victory

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Catherine Holt surpassed 100 points for the season when she scored five goals and added two assists to lead Union Catholic to a 12-7 victory over Paramus Catholic on Tuesday in Paramus.

Holt, a sophomore, now has 74 goals and 27 assists for a total of 101 points this season. She also raised her career totals to 92 goals and 30 assists for a grand total of 122 ...

Summer Improv Class in Union for Kids 12-17

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Summer Improv Class in Union for Kids 12-17

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“The benefits are huge!”

Summer Improv Class for Kids 12-17 from THE THEATER PROJECT, Union NJ

(July, 2022) The Theater Project, a leading incubator for ...

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The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...