Fresh Summer Staple: 8 Creative Ways to Use Watermelon

Watermelon: It's summer’s favorite fruit. Packed with several vitamins and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, and C) and lots of water, this fruit is a seasonal staple for a reason. And while cutting off a chunk and diving in for a juicy bite is everyone’s favorite way to indulge, there are many other ways to enjoy this fruit. From refreshing ...

Serving Up Generosity, Goodwill and Grace at the Jersey Shore

Americans nationwide are feeling the pinch of inflation, but perhaps nowhere more than in our country’s underserved communities.

One such community is Asbury Park, New Jersey, located within FirstEnergy’s Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) service territory, where more than 22 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. In February 2022, the New Jersey ...

Speak Up: Mercer County Conducting Annual Survey of Senior Services

July 28, 2022

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- If you're a Mercer County resident over the age of 60, or a caregiver for an elderly individual, Mercer County wants to hear from you in the annual Office on Aging's Needs Assessment survey. 

The Mercer County Office on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) provides programs and services for those 60 years of age or ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, August 13, 8:30 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds , West Windsor Township

Movie Night: Sing 2

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Fri, August 19, 6:00 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds , West Windsor Township

R&B Night: Grace Little

Roadwork to Begin in Robbinsville Township Residential Neighborhood at Route 130 Intersection

July 28, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- A Robbinsville Township residential neighborhood -- on Woodside Road, Wycklow Drive and Milburne Lane -- will see roadway improvements beginning at the intersection of Route 130 when reconstruction work starts on August 1. 

Reconstruction of Woodside Road begin at Route 130 to Wycklow Drive will begin on or about Monday, August 1, weather ...

South Jersey Teen Wows American's Got Talent with Singing Skills

August 12, 2022

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ -- A talented young woman from Mount Laurel showed the country her performance abilities recently on "America's Got Talent" and impressed even the toughest judge Simon Cowell. 

The 16-year-old Camille K. (her last name was not published by the television program) recently performed on the August 2 episode of "America's Got ...

City of Angels Partners with State to 'Strike Out Stigma' of Addiction

August 11, 2022

TRENTON, NJ -- The addiction recovery non-profit City of Angels is partnering with the DEA and New Jersey Department of Human Services to host the second Addiction Awareness Night on Saturday, August 13 at the Trenton Thunder baseball game.

This is a first for an MLB affiliated team to host a Narcan give-away at a MLB-affiliated Park as an all-in a community awareness ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

August 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

RWJ Hamilton offers “FREE” community education event and discussion, “Choosing the Right Bariatric Surgery.”

July 27, 2022

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) Community Education, Community Health is sponsoring a “FREE” public event, “Choosing the Right Bariatric Surgery.” Bariatric surgery is more commonly termed stomach surgery or medical weight loss surgery. This discussion offers an opportunity for individuals to hear firsthand from Lora M. Melman, MD, board ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

HAMILTON, N.J. – The Bariatric Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of inpatient and ...

Bring Home a New Summer (Furry) Love from the Hamilton Animal Shelter

July 31, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Looking to start a summer romance is a long-term love with a cuddly new boy or girl?  Then, consider adopting a pet from the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter before the end of August. 

To help bring new families and pets together without, the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter is lowering the cost of pet adoptions to $30 for all cats or dogs who have been there for ...

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 ...

Seeing the Sea: What it Means to You and Me

So many of us flock to the ocean in the summer. What do you think about when you look out at the ocean? Cooling off? Relaxation? A summer state of mind? How does being by the ocean impact you?

I pondered just that, when my sister Lois and I had a precious beach getaway in Spring Lake. On a warm and windy June day, we sat peacefully in our beach chairs staring out at the endless expanse of ...

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 ...

Opinion: School Analysis is Flawed, Does Not Take Factors Into Consideration

July 30, 2022

The data listed on the district website under “Fact or Fiction” is a snapshot in time for the 2021-22 School Year of how long it would take a starting teacher to move through their respective guide during their career assuming one static guide for their career.

This analysis was intended to counter a flawed salary guide analysis performed by Greg DeLuca that was published assumed a ...

Opinion: The Robbinsville Board of Education is Lying About Teacher Salaries

Robbinsville’s teachers are the lowest paid in Mercer County. The Robbinsville Board of Education is trying very hard to convince the community otherwise, and while their efforts began with deceptive cherry-picked statistics, they have now resorted to outright lying. 

On June 6th, the Board of Education sent an email to the entire community in which they stated that the Robbinsville ...