Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Tax tips for students working summer jobs

July 26, 2021

During the summer many students focus on making money from a summer job. They may want to gain work experience, earn some spending money or help pay for college. Here are some facts all student workers should know about summer jobs and taxes.

Not all the money they earn will make it to their pocket because employers must withhold taxes from their paycheck.

New employees: Employees ...

East Brunswick's Sam Mattis Places Eighth in Olympics Discus

August 1, 2021

TOKYO, JAPAN - Last night, Sam Mattis of East Brunswick Township placed eighth in the Men's Discus Final at the Tokyo Olympics. The former University of Pennsylvania champion landed at 63.88 meters (209 feet, 6.96 inches), a season best for the local Olympian.

Sam Mattis (East Brunswick, New Jersey) produced the best finish by an American man since Casey Malone’s ...

Buddy Ball Closes Season with Game Against First Responders

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Buddy Ball was once again in full swing this summer for the first time in over a year. On July 19, the Buddy Ball team versed South Plainfield Police Officers of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) on the turf field behind the P.A.L. Building. In what has become a tradition for Buddy Ball, the first responders played the team for the last game of the ...

South Brunswick Prohibits All Retail Cannabis Sales

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick has prohibited all classes of cannabis establishments from operating in the township, according to a new ordinance passed by the council. The new restriction received unanimous approval from the council, some of which voted to legalize recreational cannabis in the 2020 election.

The ordinance prohibits cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, whole sales, ...

PorchTraits and More Coming Up at the Library!

Get your picture taken! For a suggested minimum donation of $25, the Friends of Piscataway Public Library will send a photographer to your home - you don’t even ...

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Rutgers' Meltons Love Being Ambassador for New Brunswick, DEVCO

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Bo Melton looked into the camera, smiled and said, “Welcome to The Yard.”

The camera turned to his brother Max, who spread his arm as if to welcome everyone to this emerald oasis on College Avenue.

“When we’re on the road playing our Big Ten opponents, come to The Yard for our big watch party,” Max said.

These Rutgers football ...


Dominic Gruver II, 25 passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in ...
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Bruce W. Coburger, 66, died in New Brunswick on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  He had suffered a ...
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Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

Hundreds Attend Union Catholic's Sydney McLaughlin Watch Party in Scotch Plains

July 31, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A large gathering of Union Catholic students, parents, teachers, alumni, volunteers, and members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community came out to watch local legend Sydney McLaughlin hurdle her way into the semifinals in the 400 hurdles at the Olympics in Tokyo on Friday. 

The high school set up two large screens to show the former Gatorade Athlete of ...

Five Adult Day Care Workers Convicted of Abuse at East Brunswick Facility

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Five employees of the Broadway Respite and Home Care facility on Edgeboro Road in East Brunswick have been convicted of various charges based on proven abuse of two severely disabled adults in their care. Charges ranged from neglect, abandonment, endangerment and failure to report abuse of the patients in May 2019. 

Although initially charged, Broadway ...

Vincent Lipani, 81, Owner of Central Jersey Nurseries, Father of Hillsborough Mayor

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Vincent Paul Lipani, born July 19, 1940, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on his 81st birthday, July 19, 2021.

Vince was born in Brooklyn, New York, son of John and Anna Lipani. They soon moved to North Plainfield, NJ with his two brothers John and Paul. He attended North Plainfield H.S. serving as the Senior Class president then graduating from Gettysburg ...

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Union Public Library Virtual, Union

NJ Trades Opportunities and Apprenticeships

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Wed, August 4, 6:00 AM

Franklin Township Public Library - Outside at Gazebo, Somerset

Free Outdoor Concert: Zydeco-a-Go-Go

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Letters of Oscar Hammerstein

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Brook Arts Center / Somerset County Cultural Arts Center , Bound Brook

The Ten Band - A Tribute to Pearl Jam

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Quitting Can Be Winning

July 30, 2021

I will begin by quoting a recent Instagram message by Justin Bieber.

“Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw.  It’s as simple as – what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul. Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s.  ...

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I took some time off recently to work on my beach body.

I was shamed into taking this drastic action after learning that a dead whale had washed ashore just north of San Francisco. The maritime behemoth, a 40-foot, 8-ton gray whale, died of blunt force trauma after being struck by a ship.

I don’t know, this seems to me a bit like wandering into your backyard and being run over by a ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Attention Singles: Great Tips for Finding the Love of Your Life Online or Your Phone

Listen as Jeff speaks with nationally recognized Cyber-dating expert, Julie Spira: author, dating coach, and media personality. Julie discusses such things as how online/mobile app dating has evolved, how COVID has affected online and mobile dating, and where things may be headed in the future in that world. Julie also provides some excellent dating tips!

To get a FREE copy of ...

Is Your Home Care Nurse Going to Check In On You Virtually?

Hey, telemedicine could make that happen!  Listen as my guest expert, Dr. William Hanson, discusses this and many other interesting topics as Episode #50 of Looking Forward focuses on telemedicine.

In Part I of this two-part series (Episode #49), Dr. Hanson spoke about the evolution of telemedicine, how it’s being used now, how its use varies around the world, and the impact that ...