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'Tip Your Hat Classic' at Union H.S.: Baseball Doubleheaders This Week

May 24, 2022

UNION, NJ -- Union High School will be hosting the Tip Your Cap Classic: A High School Baseball Showcase, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, with doubleheaders both days at Gordon LeMatty Field.

The Tip Your Cap Classic has teamed up with Tunnel to Towers Foundation to continue to honor those impacted by the attacks of 9/11 as well as the military, law enforcement and first ...

Softball: Bayonne Defeats Union, 3-1, in State Tournament

BAYONNE, NJ -- Gabriella Diaz allowed one hit in six innings pitched and Bayonne defeated Union, 3-1, in softball in the Section 2, Group 4 tournament on Saturday.

Diaz struck out seven batters and walked one, allowing no runs. Mia Bermudez drove in two runs with a home run and a triple for Bayonne (23-4), which scored runs in the first, third and fifth innings. 

The Bees will play at ...

Boys Volleyball: Union Falls to Dover, 2-1

UNION, NJ -- The Union boys volleyball team lost in three competitive sets to Dover on Friday, 21-25, 25-21, 21-25.

Jayden Reilly collected 12 kills, five blocks and two digs for the Farmers (15-6).

Malik Dickerson led Union in digs with 23 and also had three kills. Juan Pablo Gutierrez turned in seven kills, two blocks, three digs and three assists. Samuel Soares totaled five kills, three ...

2022 Union Farmers 8th Annual Summer Camp

UNION, NJ - Registration is now being accepted for the 8th Annual Union Farmers Summer Camp.

Who:  Boys ages 4-18 and girls ages 4-18.

When:  June 27 - July 1, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:  Union High School, Jim Jeskey Soccer Field, Gruber Ave.

Fee:  $155 per camper (registration includes exclusive Academy Ball t-shirt for each camper.

Director:  Lester ...

Boys Tennis: Union Triumphs Over Linden

UNION, NJ -- The Union boys tennis team came away with a 5-0 victory over Linden on Tuesday.

Pedro Burbano survived a tough match at first singles with Sebastian Puchala to win, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Nathan Antwi was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at second singles for the Farmers.

Jonathan Boucher and Anuoluwa Oluwakuyide prevailed at first doubles with a 6-2, 4-6 (8-10), 10-8 victory over Simon Malek and ...

McKenna Surpasses 100 Career Goals to Highlight Union Catholic's Victory on Senior Day

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Kyle McKenna surpassed 100 career goals when the Union Catholic boys lacrosse team celebrated Senior Day with a 10-3 victory over Parsippany on Thursday in Scotch Plains.

McKenna, a senior who came into the game with 96 career goals, scored his fourth goal of the game with 3:54 left in the third quarter to give him 100 career goals. McKenna, UC's ...

Union Catholic Offers Great Sports Camps and Programs This Summer

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 ...

Baseball: Union Advances Past Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 7-5, in 8 Innings in Union County Tournament

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Tenth-seeded Union scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to come away with a 7-5 baseball victory over seventh-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the first round of the Union County Tournament on Saturday.

Aiden Bairdi made a game-saving defensive play in the bottom of the seventh inning, then delivered the game-winning hit in the top of the eighth.

Scotch ...

Home Run Derby

UNION, NJ - Think you still got it?  The Union Little League Cooperstown-Bound Union Blaze is hosting a Home Run Derby, so you can test your skills and support the league.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 4, at Biertuempfel Field #5, Winslow Avenue.  Check in is 6:30 p.m.; the derby starts at 7 p.m.  (Rain date is Saturday, June 11.)  Entry is $40 per person.  ...

Boys Volleyball: Union Triumphs Over Summit in UCT Semis

UNION, NJ -- The Union boys volleyball team advanced in the Union County Tournament semifinals with a 25-21, 25-20 victory over Summit on Wednesday.

Malik Dickerson had a team-leading 18 digs and also made three kills for Union (13-4). Jahaan Wray led the Farmers in blocks with four and also had four kills and one dig.

Nathaniel Thompson, who had 12 digs, and Alexander Boulin each had 11 ...

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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 ...