St. Joseph's Health Doctor to Serve on Key Gun Safety Commission

TRENTON, NJ – A prominent physician at St. Joseph’s Health has been appointed by Governor Phil Murphy to serve on the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission. Murphy announced that Jennifer Chuang, currently the Section Chief for Adolescent Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, will serve on the body responsible for establishing performance standards for ...

New Lease on Life? Carroll Street Apartment Residents Set to Be Relocated

PATERSON, NJ - When residents of a 16-unit apartment building on Carroll Street approached 4th Ward Councilwoman about the conditions they were living in she immediately went for a visit.

“When I came out I sat in my car and cried,” Cotton told TAPinto Paterson Tuesday, recalling water damaged walls, broken kitchen cabinets, and floors with holes in them. “I prayed that I ...

Evelyn Pena Appointed to Paterson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

PATERSON, NJ - Driven by the belief that adequate housing is a physiological need, Evelyn Pena has already hit the ground running as the newest member of the Paterson Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners. 

“Every individual, regardless of their financial status, must be guaranteed a safe home, to nurture their families, and be able to pursue their goals,” Pena told ...

Ridding Nation of Stench of Racial Prejudice

April 22, 2021

Like millions of Americans across the nation, my colleagues and I at NJCDC have watched the trial of Derek Chauvin with great interest—and great horror—over the last several weeks. It has, at times, been a heart-wrenching experience as witness after witness recounted the abject brutality of what the former police officer did to George Floyd. When it was announced that the ...

In Chauvin Case Justice Was Served

April 21, 2021

Dear Editor,

I want to preface this letter by stating that I have somewhat regained a smidgen of hope in the US justice system. Tuesday was a bittersweet day. Sweet because we finally witnessed justice being served upon a rogue cop who willfully took the life of an innocent man in the most terrible way possible. 

George Floyd didn’t deserve to have his life snuffed out in ...

Rutgers COO: Students Who Don't Want Vaccine Should Consider Gap Year, Transferring

April 21, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school.

Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said there are five exemptions the state university is making for students returning in ...

When it Come to Gender Identification "X" Marks the Spot, Officials Announce

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey residents have a new option for their driver license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available, announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” (male) and “F” (female) ...

National Day of Prayer at Pillar College

April 21, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - Devotional speaker Carter Colon will be the presenter for the Pillar College, National Day of Prayer on May 6th from 8:45-10:15 a.m. This is the ninth consecutive year the College has hosted this event that will be virtual this year.

Conlon is a Canadian-born American minister and author, best known for his 26 years serving as senior pastor of ...

PSE&G Updates Residents on Paterson Gas Modernization Project

PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on Essex Street near Straight Street and Oak Street near Straight Street.

This work coincides with the utility’s city-wide effort to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner and more efficient. While residents and businesses may experience temporary road ...

When Facebook Groups Replace Credible News Outlets

Facebook already serves as a news source for more than half of all Americans. But some communities solely rely on Facebook and other social media platforms for local information because no nearby news outlet exists.

Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...

The Value of Sponsorship

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course they sponsor to show their public support.  But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring.  They ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...