A Cornoranvirus Story, Some Guidelines, Some New Information

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 18, NEW JERSEY: Hello again everybody, and a happy and healthy New Year to you all. It has been some time since I last wrote an article here and a lot has transpired in the world since. The world continues to deal with COVID-19 and the rise of variants. We are still coming to terms with the loved ones and milestones lost to the pandemic. In the last two years we have ...

Edison Woman, 9-month-old Son Identified in Vehicle Discovered in New Market Pond

January 19, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Police have identified the occupants of a vehicle that was found floating in New Market Pond as an Edison woman and her 9-month-old son.

Tamequa Robinson, 30, and her son were found dead inside their vehicle this morning, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Thomas Mosier of the Piscataway Police Department.

Police ...

Better Understanding of Social Media Will Lead to Better Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Often media companies treat all social media channels the same. They post the same content the same way on each channel, often using a service that automatically makes the posts. The best strategy for social media for your business is one that is tailored to the platform you’re using.

The hottest and most-used platform right now is TikTok. According to ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local Sites in Annual Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three of its local news sites for excellence in 2021.

"TAPinto's 2021 award winners best exemplify the characteristics that are key to success here at TAPinto:  a commitment to providing high-quality objective local news, a passion for entrepreneurship, and a dedication to teamwork," Michael Shapiro, Founder and CEO of ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local News Sites With One Million Plus Pageviews in 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro is congratulating eight TAPinto local news sites with more than one million pageviews in 2021.

"The site traffic of these TAPinto sites is tremendous and a testament to the high-quality, original local news stories each of them produces every day," Shapiro said.  "It demonstrates once again that ...

TAPinto Announces State News Section: 'News Around New Jersey'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto has launched a new section for statewide news in New Jersey.  News Around New Jersey has stories that impact residents all over the state - from decisions made by state and local leaders to pending legislation in Trenton to business newsmakers in New Jersey.

Veteran journalist and New Jersey native Kristina Behr reports on original content ...

Caring Contact to Offer Volunteer Listening and Suicide Prevention Training

January 22, 2022


Caring Contact to offer
Volunteer Listening and Suicide Prevention Training

Have you ever been told you are a good listener? Do you have a yearning to really make a difference?  Caring Contact will be offering its 100th volunteer listening training beginning March 22nd through June 14th. Training will run once a week on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and will take place ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, January 24, 6:00 PM

East Brunswick

FR Winter Concert



Mon, January 24, 7:00 PM

East Brunswick

BM-Winter Concert



Mon, January 24, 7:00 PM

East Brunswick

Bowne Munro Winter Concert


Upcoming Library Program Examines New Jersey's First Chinese Community

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--East Brunswick Public Library hosts the online program "Hervey's Boys: New Jersey's First Chinese Community" with author Neal Stoffers on Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00 pm.


Stoffers gives a presentation of the first known Chinese immigration to New Jersey. Over 172 Chinese immigrant laborers came to work at the Passaic Steam Laundry in present-day ...

Learn About Living With Arthritis at Library Program

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts the online program Living with Arthritis: Non-Surgical Approaches to Hip and Knee Degenerative Disease on Wednesday, January 18 at noon.


In this presentation, Elizabeth Bedear, PT, DPT of Hackensack Meridian Health will cover:

Osteoarthritis and its risk factors
Introduction to ...

Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Outline 2022 Goals During Annual Reorganization Meeting

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners held their annual Reorganization meeting on Thursday evening, during which they reflected on the County’s efforts during 2021 and shared their vision for the future. That vision focuses on implementing their Destination 2040 strategic vision which outlines top priorities for the County that will ...

Legislation Designed to Ensure Safety of Students Traveling on School Buses Heads to Governor’s Desk

The final legislative piece of a three-bill package designed to ensure the safety of New Jersey students traveling on school buses is headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk to be signed into law.

The bill (S-3851), which Senators Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) sponsored, will create the Office of School Bus Safety in the Department of Education to ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).


The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...