TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

PLAN|NJ HOSTS 2nd ANNUAL FAMILY NIGHT OUT Aug. 4 AT THE SOMERSET PATRIOTS BASEBALL BALLGAME

Please join us as we fill TD Bank Park with disabilities rights community members on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Family members, partners, local officials and friends will gather for the 2nd Annual PLAN|NJ Family Night Out at the Somerset Patriots game. The Patriots are an AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees and this evening will be playing the 3rd of 6 games against the Binghamton ...

Agent Spotlight: Karen Davis

Karen Davis, Sales Associate in the Hillsborough office, always keeps her word. You can count on her to be your trusted advisor and to respect you and your needs. She will value your time, keep in communication with you and leverage her full experience to serve you. With over 15 years in real estate and over 30 years in customer service roles, Karen has worked nearly every type of transaction and ...

Laurel Circle Celebrates 25 Years

Laurel Circle is celebrating 25 years as a life plan community in Bridgewater, NJ. Members of the public are invited to join the celebrations as the community commemorates this landmark anniversary.

“For 25 years, Laurel Circle’s success has been built on the foundation of enriching the lives of its residents, fostering their well-being, and creating new opportunities for them to ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, August 15, 7:30 PM

Bridgewater

COUNCIL MTG – Regular Session

Tue, August 16, 6:00 PM

Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Rotary Fair

Thu, August 18, 6:00 PM

Bridgewater

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Resident: School Security Discussions Should be in Public

August 9, 2022

To the Editor:

Township police officers protect our children and employees.

I read Mr. (Robert) Beers' comments and letter to the public. I am dismayed that a public official, Superintendent Beers, would insist that this discussion take place "behind closed doors." As caretaker of the township's school system, its students and employees, bright sunlight is ...

Fruit, Flower,  Vegetable Shows at Fair Open for Public Entries 

August 11, 2022

Home gardeners can exhibit the fruits – and vegetables – of their labors at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. It also features public shows for eggs, flowers and farm crops as well as contests for baking, jellies and jams and the like.

The entries for these shows must be taken in to the Ag Tent on Tuesday, Aug. 23.  All the show details are on the ...

Artists and Crafters Gather for Open Air Market in Downtown Somerville

August 5, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local artists and crafters will display and sell their one-of-a-kind handmade creations at the Artisan Fair in Downtown Somerville Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon-6 p.m.

Artists will be located on the Division Street pedestrian mall, showing their jewelry, photography, woodwork, pottery, paintings, abstract art, illustrations, apparel, accessories, candles, and more.

There ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...