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Union Firefighters Respond to Two Overturned Vehicles from Parkway Accident

May 20, 2022

UNION, NJ – When Union firefighters arrived at the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway North early Thursday morning, they found two vehicles involved upside down, one wedged onto the highway divider.

Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said one driver stated that the driver of a third car was the cause of the accident and fled the scene.  The accident ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

A Treat for Moms on Mother's Day from the Union Police

UNION, NJ - Moms got an extra special treat on Sunday from the Union police when they visited the Dunkin' Donuts on Morris Avenue near Town Hall.

Members of the Union Police Department's Community Policing Bureau were on hand to give moms a donut or munchkin, a cup of coffee, and a free rose.  

"We're here on Mother's Day to celebrate with all the moms who ...

Two Accidents Close Route 22 East at Different Times Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning

UNION, NJ - It was a busy few hours on Route 22 East late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning with a motorcycle accident and a rollover accident closing down lanes of the roadway.

At just after 10:00 Tuesday night, Union firefighters were called to Route 22 East near the Chick-fill-A for a car vs. motorcycle accident.  Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said the motorcyclist ...

Union Firefighters Respond Two Car Accidents Monday Evening

UNION, NJ - Union firefighters responded to two motor vehicle accidents within 15 minutes of each other Monday evening.

At 7 p.m., firefighters were called to Valley Street and Springfield Avenue for an accident involving an overturned vehicle, with possible injuries.  Emergency personnel found one car on its side with one minor injury.  According to a township official, the injured ...

Union Firefighters Tackle Dormer Fire at Colonial Avenue Home

UNION, NJ - A report of smoke coming from a home's roof on Colonial Avenue was reported to Union firefighters at just after 6:00 Thursday evening.

According to Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi, Engine 2 was already on scene for a brush fire at the house next store.  Firefighters investigated and found fire burning underneath vinyl siding of the second floor dormer.  Ricciardi ...

Union's Police Director has Final Walkout

UNION, NJ – Union Police Director Dan Zieser walked out of police department headquarters on Thursday morning to cheers and good wishes from township officials, peers, family and friends.

“This ceremony is special to us today,” said Deputy Director Chris Donnelly, “because we’re honoring an individual, a gentleman, and a true leader who dedicated 50 ...

Comedy Night with the UPD

UNION, NJ - Need a chuckle?  

Union's local men and women of law enforcement will be hosting a Comedy Night on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Union High School auditorium.  The event will feature emcee former NYPD officer Mark DeMayo and Pretty Rikki, Wil Sylvince, Ruperto Vanderpool, and UPD's own DJ Danny T.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the Union ...

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Middlesex County Commissioner Director Rios Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios expressed his support for the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“I support the partnership of RWJBH and Saint Peter’s ...

New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Calls on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus has called upon the regulatory body to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Health Care System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“We ...

NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing 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 ...

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 ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, May 25, 4:30 PM

Tiff's Burger & Ale House, Union

Friends of the Union Public Library Fundraiser

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Wed, May 25, 6:30 PM

Mountainside

Imagine will offer webinar on Loss, Grief and ...

SNHU Announces Three from Union Make Winter 2022 President's List

May 22, 2022

MANCHESTER, NH--  Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students from Union on being named to the Winter 2022 President's List.

Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above are named to the President's List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students ...

Sydney Whitaker-Lake to Receive Associate of Art’s degree in Liberal Studies from UCC

UNION, NJ - Sydney Whitaker-Lake, a 2020 Union High School graduate, will receive her Associate of Art’s degree in Liberal Studies on May 25 from Union County College, Cranford Campus. 

Sydney will continue your education at Kean University to pursue her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Cyber Forensics. While at UCC, Sydney made the Vice President’s list for academic ...

Tamika Williams Named to SNHU Dean's List

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, ...

Springfield Student Approached by Stranger in Vehicle

May 24, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a suspicious act that occurred Tuesday morning.

A student reported that while walking to school in the area of Newbrook Lane, a white middle-aged male, driving a newer white sports sedan with a New Jersey license plate, stopped and asked them if they wanted a ride. The student refused, and the male drove ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents  in June, Free of Charge

May 25, 2022

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the next free paper shredding events sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners during the month of June.

“The free shredding service makes it easy and convenient for Union County residents to dispose of sensitive documents while also supporting our countywide recycling efforts, and we ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Columns

Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

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 ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'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 ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

May 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

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 ...