Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Rutgers to Offer Flexible Work Arrangements

June 27, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will implement flexible work arrangements for employees as part of a new extensive program that draws from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rutgers Future of Work initiative, announced last week by President Jonathan Holloway, builds on the flexibility and innovation that kept the university operating throughout the pandemic.

“Managing the ...

Rutgers Will Raise Tuition 2.9% as Part of New $5.1B Budget

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers students will see a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees after the university’s Board of Governors approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-23 academic year.

According to the school, tuition and fees account for more than 28% of university revenues, and help fund academic programs and university services, including academic advising, library services, ...

Rutgers to Unveil First Pride Bus in New Jersey This Summer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers-New Brunswick is set to wave its Pride flag this summer throughout the area in the most visible way possible.

The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) is commemorating its 30th anniversary, as well as the 50+ years of LGBT organizations on campus, with a colorful pride wrap that will soon appear on a campus bus.

The bus will be covered ...

The 2022 Hurricane Season is Expected to be Active, NOAA States

June 3, 2022

NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared. 

NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season says this year will be another active year, predicting as many as 21 ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

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Chowder on and Savor the Season with Fall Trail and Fest

June 27, 2022

Hit new and familiar sights as you explore the local culinary scene of the Chowder Capital of NJ. The LBI Region Chowder Trail spotlights unique restaurants all through September and ends with a free fest on October 1. The event organizer, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce volunteer committee has been working with the Borough of Beach Haven to develop a re-energized environment for ...

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Confectionately Yours, Franklin Park

Confectionately Yours Fundaiser on July 11, 2022 ...

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Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

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A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).


For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

Kat Dean Memorial Blood Drive

June 27, 2022

Dear Editor,


On April 1st our community suffered the loss of a beautiful person, Kathryn Dean. I was fortunate enough to go to high school with Kat and get to know her personally over the years. She was a 2002 graduate of South Plainfield High School and an amazing wife and mother of three. She lived and raised her family in the same community that she grew up in. Like many others, ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

‘Sister Act’ sparkles at Paper Mill

MILLBURN NJ — “Sister Act” is a perfect way to end the Paper Mill’s 2021-2022 fall and spring season.

This high energy musical is based on the popular 1970s movie with Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie  Smith. But the current performers shine and make it their own. Nicole Vanessa Ortiz is the sexy singer Deloris Van Cartier. She sees a murder by boyfriend Curtis ...