The Bag Ban- Best of Intentions

On November 4, 2020, Governor Murphy instituted a ban on single-use bags and styrofoam containers with the support of the majority of the state legislature. The ban went into effect at restaurants and grocery stores as of May 4, 2022.  As a result, customers either need to use reusable bags or carry their items loose to and from the checkout line. New Jersey is the first state in the country ...

Oh Mickey!

Disney has waded into the culture wars, openly opposing Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act. In response, the Florida Legislature is working to remove Disney’s special taxation status in Florida. Here is everything you need to know:


Reinforcing Parental Rights: The Parental Rights in Education Act is not, contrary to cries from the left, a bill banning the discussion ...

ICYMI: Bridging The Gap Interviews RZR News Founder

When you turn on the news, you see the same format, regardless of your channel preference. There are three people from one political affiliation screaming at a fourth person from the opposing party. No matter what that fourth person says, their view is dismissed. The minority voice is drowned out, so no one hears his/her point of view, while the majority viewpoint appears to present a more ...

How The Affordable Housing Act Can Change Your Town

No matter where you live in New Jersey, you may have heard some rumblings about “Affordable Housing” lately.  What is everyone talking about? Here is some quick background, and insight on what it might mean to you and your town.

Here is the basic background:


1985 the Fair Housing Act was passed.  The premise of this legislation is that municipalities have a ...

ICYMI: The Nader Narrative Hosts Attorney John Coyle

In the past few weeks, a draft of the Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked, and it represented a seismic shift in the American legal landscape. Beyond the unprecedented nature of the leak, it revealed that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two decisions codifying abortion as a constitutional ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

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VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

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

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

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

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

May 23, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

A Community Comes Together to Support Special Needs Students at The Calais Foundation 10th Annual Gala 

On the evening of April, 27 2022 the Calais Community came together at the lovely Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, for the 10th Annual Calais Foundation Gala. The fundraising event welcomed 140 plus attendees and raised over 40K to provide programs and resources for children with special needs across North Jersey. 

The Calais Foundation, a local nonprofit based out of Whippany, supports ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies. To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable food ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

Parsippany's Two High Schools Rank High on U.S News 2022 List

April 26, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany High School ranked #84 in NJ on U.S. News & World Report on their 2022 Best High Schools rankings.  Parsippany Hills High School ranked #96 on the same list.

U.S. News & World Report released the following news release:

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today announced the 2022 Best High ...

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Parsippany's Frank Cahill Celebrates Milestone Birthday with Local Celebration

May 16, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Longtime Parsippany resident and business owner, Frank Cahill, celebrated a milestone birthday this past May14th at a casual affair with many family members and friends in attendance, The party was held at Elmas Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine in Parsippany. 

In addition to being the founder and owner of Parsippany Focus monthly magazine, Frank has ...

Summit F.D.: One Reported Fatality in Route 24 Crash That Involved Tractor Trailer, Five Vehicles

May 20, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Hobart Road in Summit, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD).

The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident on Route 24 East near Hobard Road.

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...