A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

JCP&L Completes Winter Readiness Maintenance, Inspections

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed inspections and equipment maintenance across its 3,200-square-mile service area to enhance service reliability for customers ahead of the cold winter months.

Electricity demand increases as temperatures drop, and winter storms have the potential to damage poles, wires and substation ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Utilities Invite Customers to Enter Holiday Lights Contest

As households tap into the magic of the holiday season, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday lighting displays for the chance to win a weekly prize as part of the company's annual "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Sweepstakes.

Customers can submit a photo or video of their outdoor lighting displays on their ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

Knick Knack - Who's There? The Firth Youth Center That's Who!

December 6, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Donate your household knick-knacks to the Firth Youth Center for the December youth "shopping" event for the after school care kids. 

Coffee mugs, ornaments, candles, kitchen items, home accessories and picture frames. If you have extra, the Firth Youth Center can put them to good use. 

As a way to reward FYC All-Star behavior, the After School Care ...

'Turkey Brawl' was Full of People Giving Thanks and Donating their Locks

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Let’s beat the stuffing out of each other, and raise money for a cause. While we're at it, we'll shave our heads said Brothers Before Others (BBO) Organizer Michael Burke and Mayor Todd M. Tersigni.


New York and New Jersey Law enforcement gathered at the Turkey Brawl in Phillipsburg, NJ held at the notorious “PIT” to raise money ...

Support Small Businesses Working Together for a Cause in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ –  The season of giving, sharing and teamwork are on display in Phillipsburg as LEE Services are holding their annual online auction and bidding for a cause art auction December 7, 2022 at Invertase Brewing Company.


Henry Ford was quoted as saying “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Let’s help two ...

Phillipsburg Residents May Be Eligible for a NJ Property Tax Rebate

December 8, 2022

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has five different tax relief programs for homeowners and renters.

Ellen Steinberg is the chairperson of the NJ Senior Council. She said it's important all New Jersey residents know about the programs, and there's one major reason why.

"Because it's their money," Steinberg told TAPinto.

"The State has made it very confusing ...

Ride-Share Drivers' Sexual Misconduct History would be Reported Under Proposed Law

TRENTON, NJ -- Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex/Mercer) is pushing legislation that would require transportation network companies (TNC) such as Uber or Lyft to share information concerning a driver’s sexual misconduct history.

The legislation, which is aimed at holding ride-sharing drivers accountable for their actions, passed the Senate Transportation Committee on ...

Black Bear Hunt Suspended in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – The ruling by the Superior Court of New Jersey has suspended the black bear hunt. On Wednesday, November 30 the court issued a stay on the hunt scheduled to begin on December 5, 2022, according to an announcement by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Fish and Wildlife.

The emergency motion to halt the recently reinstated bear hunting season was brought by ...

The December "Dine & Dash" Menu is ready!

November 28, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Firth Youth Center coined the proposed program “Dine & Dash,” which offers healthy, fresh, hot dinners to our high school and middle school youth who visit us during the evening hours.

They also aimed to provide educational materials to increase food intelligence and a Coordinator to outreach to parents who may need assistance with increasing food ...

Former Phillipsburg Town Councilman Indicted on Charge of Official Misconduct

November 21, 2022

BELVIDERE, NJ — A Warren County Grand Jury has handed up an indictment against Robert "Bobby" Fulper of Phillipsburg.

Fulper is accused of possessing documents with personal information of some former employees of the Town of Phillipsburg.

The Warren County Prosecutor's Office says the documents included social security numbers, bank account information, dates of ...

Part 2: Charles Cullen and

Somerset Medical Center was the final resting place for the murder and mayhem that Charles Cullen artfully perpetrated against people whose lives were placed in his trust. After 15 years of killings, which first began at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ, Cullen was charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murdered upon his arrest. Days later, under his own volition ...

Livid by Patricia Cornwell

Livid: A Scarpetta Novel  by Patricia Cornwell. (Grand Central, 2022).


It has been a long time since I thought about Aristotle’s Poetics and his idea that unity of time, place, and action make for the best theatrical drama. But Aristotle’s classic approach to writing superior works popped  into my brain when reading Livid, the 26th installment in the Kay ...

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

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 CEO Michael Shapiro Participates in Downtown New Jersey Panel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently took part in a panel discussion at Downtown New Jersey's annual conference, called "Destination Downtown." The panel focused on local news and public relations and how both impact local businesses.

Shapiro and other professionals discussed how to implement a public relations campaign to promote ...

Head of Riverview Arts Center Calls Attention to Land Use Board Regarding former Elk's Lodge historical Features. 

November 22, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.---The head of Phillipsburg's Riverview Arts Center on south Main Street pointed out several historical facts about his neighbor the former Elk's Lodge located across the street.


Chairman of Phillipsburg's Riverview Organization, Mike King told the board an alternative to the recent proposal the board heard to turn the main lodge building into multi-unit ...

Operation Toy Collection Exceeds Expectations in Phillipsburg

December 4, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Operation Toy train came steaming into Phillipsburg today to collect donated toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. The toys are redistributed to underprivileged children within the collection area. Phillipsburg is one of the areas where the toys are gifted.


The train stops at 24 locations, where members of the public can drop off ...

"Spreading Light" with Charity and Brotherly Love in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The sun broke through as the flag was raised during an event held Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the Phillipsburg Masonic Lodge #52. We’re not kidding, it was a brief ray of light, but seemed almost magical. The flag event was held after the Missing Man Table Ceremony, both held at the Lodge.


Joined with Phillipsburg Masonic Lodge and the local ...

All Aboard for Fun as Operation Toy Train and Toys for Tots are Stopping in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Town of Phillipsburg, along with Norwescap and the Phillipsburg Chamber of Commerce, is supporting the efforts of our local Phillipsburg Union [PU] Tower restoration crew to benefit Toys For Tots with Operation Toy Train. 

The event is this Sunday, December 4, 2022 from noon to 3. 

Beginning at noon, the tower will be open for a free tour to anyone who ...