NJ Legislature Passes Critical Bill to Help Survivors of Human Trafficking

January 15, 2022

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 ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Strengthening New Jersey’s Anti-bullying law

New Jersey’s anti-bullying statute, already among the nation’s most stringent, will be strengthened even further under legislation Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law.

The bipartisan legislation (S-1790), which Senators Joe Pennacchio, R-Essex/Morris/Passaic, and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, sponsored, improve protection for students by increasing penalties for parents ...

Unity Square in New Brunswick to Open as Warming Center with Chilly Temperatures in Forecast

January 18, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With overnight lows expected to dip into the mid-20s, the city has declared a Code Blue condition.

Unity Square Community Center at 81 Remsen Avenue will be open from 7 o’clock tonight to 7 o’clock Wednesday morning as a warming center.

Overnight temperatures in New Brunswick are expected to drop to 26 degrees, and there will be a west wind about 5 mph ...

Stop & Shop in Dayton to Close on February 24th

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- The Stop & Shop located at 24 Summerfield Boulevard in the Dayton section of South Brunswick will permanently close on February 24th, according to the company. No official plans for a replacement grocery store have been announced at this time. Workers will have an opportunity to transfer to a new location, according to the company.

“After a detailed review ...

MLK Day Panel Discussion Centers Around New Brunswick Pride

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tears welled up in Jennifer Sevilla’s eyes as she spoke about the city she has grown to love since she moved here when she was 11.

“I feel like for the longest (time), we’ve been hearing about this narrative, how New Brunswick is bad,” said Sevilla, the vice president of the Board of Education. “And, we know it’s not. And we also ...

Share Your Story, Find a New Normal, Healthcare Enrollment, and More with Your Library

Both Piscataway Public Library locations are temporarily closed. Library services are still available.

Please visit our website for more information about how to access Library services while our buildings are ...

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 ...

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Memorial Services for Michelle Stani, 37, Somerville Mother of Four

January 18, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Services for 37-year-old Michelle Stani, a mother of four children who died Jan. 12 from COVID-19 complications just three weeks after giving birth to a baby boy, have been announced.

Following is the obituary:

Michelle Stani passed away on Wednesday January 12, 2022, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was thirty-seven years old.

Michelle ...

Help Sought for Funeral Costs to Aid Family of Plainfield Victim

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield community is rallying to support a family who lost their husband and father by raising funds to help with funeral costs. Rosauro Herrera was with his wife when he was fatally struck by a motor vehicle Saturday on South Avenue at Atlantic Street.

In addition to his wife, Herrera leaves behind three children, two daughters and one son.

Funeral arrangements will ...

New Jersey Dreamers Featured on "Today" for Martin Luther King Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and so do a couple of dreamers here in New Jersey.  They dream of literacy and art, of bonding people together with words and images, and of helping children and adults read their way to freedom and beauty.  Tomorrow, they will tell the world about that dream.  New Brunswick's Sykes family will appear on Today on ...

Traveling in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

January 17, 2022

SOUTHERN U.S. -- TAPintoTV visited Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham, traveling in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King, and is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. The 35-acre park is comprised of several buildings, and the Visitor Center museum contains multimedia ...

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 ...

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 ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local News Sites With One Million Plus Pageviews in 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro is congratulating eight TAPinto local news sites with more than one million pageviews in 2021.

"The site traffic of these TAPinto sites is tremendous and a testament to the high-quality, original local news stories each of them produces every day," Shapiro said.  "It demonstrates once again that ...

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 ...

Interested in Restaurant and Travel Trends Around the World?

How about French tacos or Brazilian pizzas? Or creative entrepreneurs who are taking old motels and turning them into boutique lodging locations with nearby "hipster" experiences?

If so, then you won't want to miss Part I of my Looking Forward podcast conversation with internationally recognized hospitality and consumer behavior expert, Stephani Robson. Stephani was a ...