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 ...

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ACHIEVES HEALTHGRADES 2022 LABOR AND DELIVERY EXCELLENCE AWARD™

August 4, 2022

[New Brunswick, NJ] – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) today announced that it has earned the 2022 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and hospitals. This distinction places the hospital’s maternity program among the top ten percent of hospitals evaluated for overall labor and delivery ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

Step Into the Mayhem of a Show Gone Wrong in "Don't Say M@©83+#!"

Macbeth may just be one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. But even more famous is the legendary curse that surrounds the renowned “Scottish Play”. Now you can step into the world of theatrical lore as the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Drama Department debuts an original production by alumna writer and director Amy Kate Byrne.

In this lighthearted tale of mishaps, ...

Agent Spotlight: Kristen Murphy

Kristen Murphy, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is the agent you’ve been looking for! Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or rent, she is there to ensure the best possible outcome. Kristen understands how important and stressful the home search process can be and she’s committed to make it as smooth as possible for all her clients.

A Morris township native, now ...

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Diegnan bill requiring New Jersey to establish electric school bus program becomes law

Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a bill requiring the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to develop and implement an electric school bus program.

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, sponsored the legislation, which is designed to determine the operational reliability and cost effectiveness of replacing diesel-powered school buses with electric counterparts for the ...

Replacing century-old rail bridge will benefit Northeast Corridor commuters

Commuters in New Jersey’s 18th Legislative District and across the state who ride NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak along the Northeast Corridor line will soon benefit from the construction of a new railroad bridge.

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., who chairs the Senate Transportation committee, was among several state legislators, U.S. Senators and congressional representatives who joined Governor ...

Governor signs legislation establishing commission to create New Jersey frontline and healthcare worker memorial

Gov. Phil Murphy today signed legislation establishing a commission to create a memorial for frontline and healthcare workers who valiantly fought and risked their lives battling the coronavirus.

The legislation, which Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, sponsored, requires the commission to select a suitable design and location for the memorial, and establishes a ...

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 ...

Millburn High School Rising Senior Films Documentary of the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

August 8, 2022

While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 Ukrainians arrived ...

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 ...

August is National "Make a Will" Month

August 9, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY. NJ - August is “National Make a Wills Month,” and according to a new survey from senior living referral service Caring.com only 33% of Americans have a will or living trust. Which means 67% are leaving what happens to them and their estates to others, including the state. To ensure your final wishes are executed as you intended, the Middlesex County ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

Hospitals in Urgent Need of Blood Donations

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  RWJBarnabas Health is making an urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations as it responds to a serious blood shortage at hospitals throughout the state. Life-saving blood donations are given to patients in a wide range of circumstances including cancer care, trauma events such as car accidents and home accidents, childbirth, and mass casualty ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Now Offers Robotic Surgery At Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  –  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Robotic Surgical Services Team recently performed its first robotic surgery case at the hospital’s outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion (ASP) using the DaVinci X robot — the latest generation of the technology.

 

Robotic surgery procedures that are now performed at the ASP include: most ...

Millburn High School Rising Senior Films Documentary of the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 Ukrainians arrived ...

Edison Day Care Teacher Arrested and Charged with Child Abuse

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Nusrat J. Ameen, 56, of Edison, a daycare teacher employed for 12 years at a local facility, has been arrested and charged by the Edison Police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office for abusing a two-year-old child.

On Monday, August 1st, 2022, Ameen was arrested after detectives determined that she had physically assaulted a two-year-old child who ...