More than Half of New Jersey School Districts Saving Millions Through Cooperative Purchasing of High-Speed Internet Access

January 19, 2022

Co-op Cuts the Price of Broadband Access to 329 School Districts, Saving $375 Million Over Seven Years

It was a project launched in 2014 to bring world-class Internet service to school districts in New Jersey.

Today, the “New Jersey Digital Readiness for Learning Assessment Project” (NJDRLAP) has been more successful than most could have expected, helping more than 427 ...

NJ Legislature Passes Critical Bill to Help Survivors of Human Trafficking

TRENTON, NJ: It is a particularly poignant time of year for the NJ Senate to vote to pass a vital bill that survivors of human trafficking have been waiting for – the eve of Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The bill A5322 which just passed unanimously will allow survivors to vacate criminal convictions that resulted from the abuse and exploitation of their traffickers. Awareness Day is a ...

Piscataway Township Board of Education Names Dr. Tom Connors President

Piscataway, NJ -- At its January 6, 2022 meeting, the Piscataway Township Board of Education named Dr. Tom Connors as its new President and Mrs. Shantell Cherry as Vice President. Dr. Connors, along with Mrs. Sarah Rashid and Mrs. Nancy Corradino, were sworn in at the meeting, having been elected to three-year terms in the November 2021 election.

Dr. Connors returns to the Board after ...

'This is What Community Looks Like': Congregation Collects Hygiene Goods For New Brunswick's Most Vulnerable

January 23, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Erin Twohig and Dylan Mitzak were stationed in the back of the room, diligently squeezing moisturizer from family-sized containers into bottles with an opening smaller than a dime. 

Aside from a tiny amount of Suave (advanced therapy with rich hydrators!) that had pooled on the table, they had this tricky process down to a science – as evidenced by the 30 ...

South Plainfield Holds Off Old Bridge in Marisa Tufaro Memorial Dual

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - State-ranked South Plainfield held off a vastly improved Old Bridge High School wrestling team in the fifth annual Marisa Tufaro Memorial Dual at the Anthony J. Cotoia gymnasium on Thursday night.

All proceeds from the match benefited The Marisa Tufaro Foundation, whose mission is to help pediatric patients and other children in need throughout the greater Middlesex ...

South Brunswick Teen Killed in Car Crash in Edison

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- A South Brunswick teen was killed in a car crash in Edison Township last night, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Diana Somarriba, age 18, was killed when the car she was in struck a vacant building.

On January 20th, at around 10:25 P.M, authorities responded to a report of a crash on Route 1 South near Fox Road. Upon their arrival, police found ...

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Monday, January 24 at 7pm 
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10 People to Watch in 2022: Jonathan Holloway, Rutgers University President

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Being handpicked to throw out the first pitch before a Major League Baseball game is an honor usually reserved for the likes of rock stars, Olympic heroes and the President.

For Jonathan Holloway – who was recruited by the Stanford football program in the mid-1980s to punish running backs and flatten quarterbacks – the invitation to throw out the first ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, January 24, 10:30 AM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Toddler Time" Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Mon, January 24, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Finding New Normal with Suruchi Saini

Health & Wellness

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Wed, January 26, 4:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Lunar New Year for Kids

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Wed, January 26, 7:00 PM

Shrine of St Joseph, Stirling

Sing in the New Year Free Singing Workshops

Arts & Entertainment

Obituaries

Robert M. Dilley, 59, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 in South Plainfield. Born in ...
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Maria Nieves Donada Uray, better known as “ Dr. Uray, Mrs. Uray or Abuela” passed away ...
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NJ Man Brings Comic Relief to Vax While Transforming Donuts into Donations

January 22, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - For the better part of 2021, Joe Caramagna has been all about that dough — raising it, eating it and tweeting it. https://twitter.com/JoeCaramagna/status/1477127443962019840?s=20 

Back in March, when Krispy Kreme began offering a free Original Glazed doughnut through December 31 to anyone who showed proof they are vaccinated against COVID-19, Caramagna, a ...

Second Dog Dies in Bear Attack in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ – A Yorkshire terrier was no match for a bear.  "Tommy" a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier died from its injuries from the encounter.  Just after midnight on Thursday Sparta Police got a call from a resident on Layton Lane that his dog had been injured by a bear. According to police, Mr. Pierce told Officer Taylor May that Tommy had been ...

Plainfield Woman Fatally Shot in Neptune, Double Homicide Under Investigation

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – An 18-year-old Plainfield woman was one of two individuals who were fatally shot in Neptune Wednesday night, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Thursday. The incident is under active investigation.

The female victim has been identified as Samore Edwards. A male victim has not yet been positively identified.

Shortly before 8:15 p.m. on ...

Health Alert: Cold Temperature Safety

January 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - With an arctic blast of cold weather bringing record low temperatures to New Jersey, the state is not expected to experience temperatures out of the low twenties and thirties all week. Although there is no snowfall in the forecast, the freezing temperatures will leave conditions ripe for both icy surfaces and cold injury, such as frostbite.

 

There are three degrees of ...

Back to the Days of Future Past

Happy New Year’s y’all!

Time to whip out the party hats, reminisce about the year that was, and make resolutions for the year to come.

Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do, which is why we blow out party horns and drink too much champagne.

Last year at this time I looked optimistically forward to a productive year without face masks or zoom calls. Needless to say, it ...

Better Understanding of Social Media Will Lead to Better Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Often media companies treat all social media channels the same. They post the same content the same way on each channel, often using a service that automatically makes the posts. The best strategy for social media for your business is one that is tailored to the platform you’re using.

The hottest and most-used platform right now is TikTok. According to ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local Sites in Annual Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three of its local news sites for excellence in 2021.

"TAPinto's 2021 award winners best exemplify the characteristics that are key to success here at TAPinto:  a commitment to providing high-quality objective local news, a passion for entrepreneurship, and a dedication to teamwork," Michael Shapiro, Founder and CEO of ...

Restaurants and Hotels: Where Are They Headed and What OPPORTUNITIES Do They Offer?

In this episode, you'll get fantastic insights about the future of restaurants and hotels-- at least over the next few years. Maybe even more importantly, you'll hear about the incredible number of OPPORTUNITIES the hospitality industry has to offer to anyone from students, to job and career seekers, to entrepreneurs and investors, particularly REAL ESTATE investors.

You'll hear ...