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 ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

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15-Year-Old Sophomore Girls Join Chatham Football Team for 2022 Season; Co-Captain Gio Del Re: 'I have no problem with it'

August 10, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Two 15-year-old sophomore girls - Nerissa Sime-Zuluaga and Maya Abawi - have joined the Chatham High football team for the 2022 season.

"We don't offer girls football, so everyone is welcome to join our program," Evan Picariello, Chatham head coach, said. "When Maya and Nerissa approached me about joining the team they were pretty dedicated in the weight ...

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

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 ...

Police Find Man and Woman in Possible Abduction in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police have identified and tracked down the suspect and victim involved in a ‘possible abduction’ which occurred earlier this week. This development was announced at a press conference outside the South Brunswick Police Headquarters. 

Authorities worked alongside the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI to locate the people in question.

East Brunswick: Fire Destroys Red Lobster on Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fire broke out at the Red Lobster located at 715 Route 18 North in East Brunswick at 1:45 Friday morning.

East Brunswick Fire District 1 received a call for an activated fire alarm at the Red Lobster and went to the scene.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation, says a posting from District 1.

East ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

9/11 Families Slam Trump and Saudi-Funded LIV Golf Tournament in Bedminster

BEDMINSTER, NJ -- 9/11 survivors and victim family members slammed former President Trump for hosting the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament at Trump's National Golf Course in Bedminster Friday morning. 

Members of the group 9/11 Justice put together the press conference outside the Clarence Dillon Library, a little more than two miles down the road from Trump National Golf Course ...

15-Year-Old Sophomore Girls Join Chatham Football Team for 2022 Season; Co-Captain Gio Del Re: 'I have no problem with it'

August 10, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Two 15-year-old sophomore girls - Nerissa Sime-Zuluaga and Maya Abawi - have joined the Chatham High football team for the 2022 season.

"We don't offer girls football, so everyone is welcome to join our program," Evan Picariello, Chatham head coach, said. "When Maya and Nerissa approached me about joining the team they were pretty dedicated in the weight ...

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

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 ...

Police Find Man and Woman in Possible Abduction in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police have identified and tracked down the suspect and victim involved in a ‘possible abduction’ which occurred earlier this week. This development was announced at a press conference outside the South Brunswick Police Headquarters. 

Authorities worked alongside the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI to locate the people in question.

Fair Warning, Somerville: Walls Will Shudder, Windows Will Rattle

July 30, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's Revolutionary War-era reenactment at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse will be accompanied by hourly cannon fire and sporadic musket fire to add authenticity to "History on the Green."

Borough officials posted an advisory to the borough website to inform residents in an effort to cut down on the number of anticipated phone calls directed to the ...

Fair Warning, Somerville: Walls Will Shudder, Windows Will Rattle

July 30, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's Revolutionary War-era reenactment at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse will be accompanied by hourly cannon fire and sporadic musket fire to add authenticity to "History on the Green."

Borough officials posted an advisory to the borough website to inform residents in an effort to cut down on the number of anticipated phone calls directed to the ...