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 ...

Home of the Week: 28 Stanford Place, Montclair NJ

You’ll find 28 Stanford Place in the desirable town of Montclair, a charming colonial on a corner lot. The first floor has a lot of character, featuring a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a den with a lot of natural light, a formal dining room, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The second floor has three bedrooms including a master bedroom, ensuite. And it ...

Tractor Trailer Fire Causes Traffic Delays On 287 Southbound in Edison

January 24, 2022

Edison:  A tractor trailer fire on the shoulder of Route 287 Southbound in Edison is causing delays in both directions.  Although the fire is all but extinguished, delays are still occurring in the right lane.  Rubber necking on Route 287 Northbound is also causing traffi delays.  Drivers are urged to use caution.

New COVID-19 Daily Cases in New Jersey Under 20,000 For First Time in 2022

January 12, 2022

NEW JERSEY — For the first time in 2022, there are fewer than 20,000 new daily COVID-19 in New Jersey.  The State Department of Health confirmed 19,454 new cases on Wednesday.  Also, 103 new COVID-19 deaths were reported.

The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, declined again to 1.35.  For perspective, it was 1.92 on New Year's ...

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 ...

Swimming: Perreault, Kaniuka, Davis Spark Undefeated Union Catholic Over Dayton

January 25, 2022

WARREN NJ -- Jack Perreault and Julian Kaniuka were quadruple winners, and Bridget Davis was a triple winner to lead the undefeated Union Catholic swim team to a 110-60 victory over Dayton on Friday.

UC won every event as the Vikings improved to 5-0 on the season.     

Perreault, sophomore star, had a sensational meet for the Vikings. After ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Young Alumni Impart Advice to Parents, Students

EDISON, NJ -- Six recent graduates from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their insights and experiences in virtual panel discussions with parents and students on Jan. 12. This year’s panel included recent graduates Sydney Johnson of Piscataway (Princeton University), Neil Shah of Edison (Brown University), Jessie Ni of China (Emory University), Brian Machado of Scotch ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Cast List for Musical Grease

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has announced the cast list for the upcoming Upper School musical Grease. The wildly popular show has begun live rehearsals and is filled with an enthusiastic mix of veterans and newcomers to the stage.

Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains and Raiya Patel of Edison will portray lead characters Danny and Sandy.

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Expands Ownership, Acquiring Two More Local Sites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is clear about what she is and what she is not.

"I'm not a journalist, I'm the first to tell you that. I'm a marketing person that runs a business," Peer said.

Peer owns five TAPinto sites. In October 2021, Peer became the publisher of TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminister. She started ...

Wrestling Saint Joseph Defeats Old Bridge, Somerville and Sparta at Quad Meet

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestlers continued their strong performances on Saturday by defeating opponents from Old Bridge, Somerville, and Sparta on Saturday. 

Saint Joseph over Old Bridge, 59-16

106 Zachary Beadling (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Nicholas Duchatellier (Old Bridge) (Fall 0:37)
113 John Whitacre (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Ziyad Ibrahim (Old Bridge) (Fall ...

South Plainfield Holds Off Old Bridge in Marisa Tufaro Memorial Dual

January 25, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - State-ranked South Plainfield held off a vastly improved Old Bridge High School wrestling team in the fifth annual Marisa Tufaro Memorial Dual at the Anthony J. Cotoia gymnasium on Thursday night.

All proceeds from the match benefited The Marisa Tufaro Foundation, whose mission is to help pediatric patients and other children in need throughout the greater Middlesex ...

Health Alert: Cold Temperature Safety

NEW JERSEY - With an arctic blast of cold weather bringing record low temperatures to New Jersey, the state is not expected to experience temperatures out of the low twenties and thirties all week. Although there is no snowfall in the forecast, the freezing temperatures will leave conditions ripe for both icy surfaces and cold injury, such as frostbite.

 

There are three degrees of ...

Edison Board of Education Appoints Busch Law Group as Board Attorney

Edison:  The Edison Township Board of Education on Thursday night, appointed the Busch Law Group of Metuchen to serve as the Board’s attorney.  The Board approved David Rubin of the firm to serve as the attorney of record. 

The Busch Law Group is one of New Jersey’s leading law firms in the area of education law. The firm represents over 60 Boards of Education ...

VIDEO: Preparing for Statewide Bag Ban, Helping Others in Need

NEW JERSEY — Some New Jersey businesses are preparing for the plastic bag ban, and others didn't even know it was coming. Plus, some great examples of helping others, all around the state.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

Now in New Jersey Powered by TAPinto is available for free as a ...

Senator Steven Oroho: "Time to Get To Work" on Affordability Issues

TRENTON, NJ — Senate Minority Leader Steven Oroho says it’s time to get to work.

“Now that the housekeeping is complete, we shouldn’t waste any time getting back to work in Trenton on efforts to make New Jersey more affordable,” Oroho said.

Affordability has been a key word used over the past two weeks during the Inauguration, State of the State, ...