TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

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Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State In The ...

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Health & Wellness

Esha Rao Graduates Rutgers, Becomes Officer In United States Navy

June 3, 2020

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ - Rutgers University held a graduation ceremony for its 2020 class using virtual commencement videos on May 31, 2020. Current graduates were unable to attend an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current social distancing measures in place, so an alternative ceremony was held online. In addition to the videos, which included statements from students and ...

East Brunswick Police Department Says There Is No Credibility To Story About Retaliatory Actions

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has released a statement regarding the online release of an internal communication within the EBPD. The accusation of retaliatory acts against perceived supporters of law enforcement has been not credible. On Monday, TAPinto East Brunswick reported as such. Nonetheless, conversation continued on social media, although it was based on ...

EBPD Internal Communications Cause Online Chatter

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - An internal communication within the East Brunswick Police Department led to a release of unverified information on Sunday.  On May 31, the East Brunswick Police Department received information of possible retaliatory actions against perceived police supporters. 

The department had not yet confirmed the information, but administrators did in fact advise ...

Somerville Cub Scout Pack 80 Creates Signs Of Hope To Help Others

June 3, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Cub Scouts from Pack 80 have been selling custom-designed lawn signs, which they call “Signs of Hope”, to raise money for local food banks.

The Scouts have sold and delivered 100 signs and raised $1,227.39 to benefit SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program based in the borough.

The signs were designed to show the Scouts’ support and gratitude to those ...

Hundreds March In Franklin To Protest Killing Of George Floyd

SOMERSET, NJ – Hundreds took to the streets today to protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer. The killing sparked protests across the country, some of which turned violent.

Despite tensions elsewhere, it was a peaceful day in Franklin. 

The march was organized by Jasmine “Jazzy” Bannon alongside Melanated Minds of ...

Hillsborough Moves Closer To Satisfying Affordable Housing Mandate

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The pieces are beginning to fall in to place as the Township Committee assembles a collection of market rate residential/retail developments that will all contribute to the township's obligations for affordable housing as mandated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Several of the projects have yet to submit a formal application to the planning board, but preliminary ...

SBPL Prepares For Curbside To-Go

June 1, 2020

Coming Soon! SBPL Curbside To-Go!

SBPL's reopening plans are getting very real!

Preparations to begin resuming on-site public service at the South Brunswick Public Library have begun in earnest.  No date has yet been set, but authorization for limited curbside to-go service is anticipated sometime later this month.  Once New Jersey officially moves to Step 2 in its Road Back ...

Eating in with Lidia -- Two New PBS Specials with Chef Lidia Bastianich

Join Lidia Bastianich in her home kitchen as she gives viewers an intimate look into her life at home as she shelters in place due to the COVID-19 epidemic in Eating in with Lidia, two new half-hour PBS specials produced by WGBH Boston and Tavola Productions.

The renowned chef, author and food ambassador shares stories, tips, recipes, and strategies on how to approach food and meal ...