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What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Piscataway School District Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting

September 14, 2021

Ashburn, VA — For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) awarded the Piscataway Township Board of Education the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and transparency. The school district ...

"Patria y Vida" Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Dear Friend,

We are less than a week away from our 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration! This year’s celebration will feature some exciting guests. This year’s special guest is Yotuel Romero. He is a Grammy Award-winning Cuban musician who wrote “Patria y Vida,” the anthem of the SOS Cuba pro-democracy movement against communism on the island.

Don ...

New Brunswick Public Library Announces Partnership with NASA

September 16, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city library’s newest partner is out of this world.

The New Brunswick Free Public Library announced that is one of just 60 nationwide to be selected to participate in a NASA-funded program.

Through NASA@ My Library, the New Brunswick library will receive resources, training and support to increase and enhance STEAM learning opportunities for library ...

New Brunswick Family Bike Rodeo Bringing Fun and Safety For the Whole Family

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The nonprofit group that repairs discarded bicycles and is dedicated to promoting the joys of cycling is helping organize a bike rodeo – a skills event generally geared toward children which provides a course to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes.

The New Brunswick Family Bike Rodeo will be held ...

East Brunswick Remembers: The Stories that Defined Us on 9/11/2001

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Speakers told four chilling tales of their experiences connected to the 9/11/2001 terror attacks on New York City last night at East Brunswick's commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the event.  Candles in hand, around two hundred residents attended the formal, solemn program of music and memory that recalled the fear, strength, bravery, and patriotism of one of ...

TAPinto Tips: Press Release - What are we announcing?

With September right around the corner and the calendar filling up with events and fundraisers, I thought it would be helpful to republish this article to steer you to TAPinto's DIY platform to help spread your news!

Press Release -- What are you announcing?

It is important for small businesses and organizations issuing press releases to know the difference between a ...

New Rutgers Foundation President Tasked with Pulling at Purse Strings of Alumni

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The new president of the Rutgers University Foundation will be tasked with soliciting donations for a school that has sometimes struggled to tug at purse strings, if not the heartstrings, of its alumni.

Kimberly Hopely, the new president of the foundation and executive vice president for development and alumni engagement, will join Rutgers on Oct. 11.

She will ...

Obituaries

Dunellen, NJ — Frederick J. Cingerana, Sr., 53, passed away after on September 13, 2021 at ...
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Piscataway, NJ — Joseph L. “Joe” Cardone, 81, passed away Tuesday, September 7, ...
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It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

September 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

Hispanic Heritage Festival in Somerville Features Live Salsa Friday

September 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Live salsa, flamenco dancers, and other cultural performances will highlight Friday night's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset.

Cultural performances are scheduled on the Division Street pedestrian mall from 6-7 p.m., followed by live flamenco from 7-8 p.m., with ...

Man Sentenced for Using Drones to Fly Contraband Into Fort Dix Prison

NEWARK, NJ – A former inmate was sentenced today to 43 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday. 

Jason Arteaga-Loayza, aka ...

Remains of Jersey City Soldier Killed in World War II Identified

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The remains of a World War II soldier from Jersey City have finally been identified, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

According to accounts, in the fall of 1944, U.S. Army Pvt. Stephen C. Mason was assigned to Headquarters Co., 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. In an operation called Operation Market Garden, the unit ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, September 18, 11:00 AM

American Legion Post #261, Piscataway

Veterans Motorcycle Ride to Fight Hunger

Food & Drink Giving Back Police & Fire

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Sat, September 18, 7:00 PM

M.Estess Arena, The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City

CAP Jazz Festival/ Community Acton Partnerships

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

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Tue, September 21, 4:00 PM

Virtual @ Union Public Library, Union

Get Affordable Health Insurance in NJ!

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Wed, September 22, 6:30 PM

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From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

Senior Living Communities: More and More It's About the Boomers

On today’s episode of Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on trends, opportunities, and the future of senior living communities. We’re also going to hear some great tips on how you or someone in your family can choose the right senior living community. When we discuss the topic of senior living, we’re more and more speaking about where the baby boomers live or want to ...

News Journalism, Part 2: COVID's Impact, Career Opportunities, News Media Outlets, Where to Get Responsible News, and More!

Hi everyone. In Part 2 of this two-part series-- Part 1 was published last week-- we’ll discuss such things as: what impact COVID-19 is having on news journalism, how news journalism might change in the future, what opportunities there might be for those interested in pursuing a career in news journalism, and which media outlets our guest expert thinks are the best to turn to for, in ...