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 ...

New Brunswick Zoning Board Approves Plan for Seven-Story Apartment on Bayard Street

January 25, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A developer can move forward with plans to raze two vacant buildings on Bayard Street and put up a seven-story apartment after receiving approval from the city’s Zoning Board on Monday night.

Thomas Kelso, attorney for 89 Bayard LLC, unveiled plans for a 47,000-square-foot building that would have retail/office space on the ground floor and 45 residential units ...

Police Investigating Shots Fired on Guilden Street in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are investigating reports of gunshots fired on Guilden Street between Bristol and Courtlandt streets on Monday morning.

New Brunswick police are investigating shots that were fired at about 6:25 a.m., according to an alert issued by Rutgers University Police Department Chief Kenneth Cop.

New Brunswick police confirmed that a gun was fired after nearby ...

East Brunswick Police Chief Named Vice President of County Association

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank LoSacco, East Brunswick's Chief of Police has been named Vice-President of the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police for 2022.  He will join Matthew P. Geist, Chief of the Middlesex Boro Police Department, who will serve as President.

Founded in 2018, the Chiefs of Police is an association of local law enforcement officials whose goal include ...

Piscataway Library Buildings are Now Open












Both of our buildings are now open.




Visit us at Kennedy or Westergard during our open hours: 
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday (Kennedy Library only): ...

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

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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

Fri, January 28, 10:30 AM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Babytime" Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sun, January 30, 12:30 PM

South Plainfield

Holy Savior Academy – Open House

Education

Obituaries

Dr. Audrey Euretta Williams McConney of Piscataway, NJ formerly of Queens, NY and Duncans, ...
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Robert M. Dilley, 59, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 in South Plainfield. Born in ...
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(Updated) Plainfield Woman Fatally Shot in Neptune, Double Homicide Under Investigation

January 25, 2022

UPDATE: The Public Information Officer for the Monmounth County Prosecutor's Office told TAPinto Plainfield that the second victim has been identified as Isaiah Williams, 19, of New Brunswick. The investigation remains active, and no arrests have been made to date.

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – An 18-year-old Plainfield woman was one of two individuals who were fatally shot in Neptune Wednesday ...

Somerville High School Instagram Confessions "Offensive and Demeaning"

SOMERVILLE, NJ - An anonymous Instagram account encourages Somerville High School students to post "confessions" online which are then posted to the platform by the anonymous owner(s) of the account, the contents of which are "highly inappropriate, offensive and demeaning," according to SHS Principal Gerard Foley.

School officials have reached out to Google and ...

Franklin Township: Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride Moves Back to In-Person

SOMERSET, NJ - It's back. One of Franklin's oldest community charity events is scheduled to come back this Spring. The 33rd annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is planned to be in person this year on Apr. 24.

The Tour de Franklin is the Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising event and in past years has attracted up to 800 cyclists. This year Franklin High ...

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 ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Expands Ownership, Acquiring Two More Local Sites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is clear about what she is and what she is not.

"I'm not a journalist, I'm the first to tell you that. I'm a marketing person that runs a business," Peer said.

Peer owns five TAPinto sites. In October 2021, Peer became the publisher of TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminister. She started ...

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 ...

Fund Raising- It Isn't Just About Money Given by the Rich and Famous!

That's right: It isn't just about Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

Hi everyone. Whether you live in New Jersey, New York, or almost anyplace else, fund-raising is vital to your community's well-being!

Today we’re going to discuss this vital, multi-billion-dollar industry, which seeks to help societies and people around the world function better. I’m ...

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 ...