New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Rutgers Dropping Indoor Mask Requirement For Students, Faculty

September 28, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Face coverings will be optional for Rutgers students and faculty in indoor teaching spaces and libraries starting Oct. 1.

The new protocols announced Monday, Sept. 26 by Antonio M. Calcado, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rutgers, come after the school announced in August that it would be requiring students returning to campus for the fall ...

Rutgers Opens Football Season With 22-21 Victory Over Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Al-Shadee Salaam's first career rushing touchdown capped Rutgers' 12-play, 96-yard drive as the Scarlet Knights rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Boston College, 22-21.

Rutgers (1-0) ran the ball 11 times on the drive that culminated with Salaam’s 22-yard touchdown with 2:43 to play.

Kyle Monangai, who led Rutgers with 78 yards ...

Move-In Day At Rutgers-New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Kelly Goodall arrived at the entrance of Rutgers’ Honors College with four overstuffed suitcases, a stack of new bedding and enough hair care products to practically open her own salon.

“Well, I might have over packed a bit,” she said. “At least I’ll have everything.”

Students arriving for the time-honored Move-in Day event on ...

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Wed, September 28, 6:00 PM

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HS- Virtual Back to School Night

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Wed, September 28, 6:00 PM

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HS - Virtual Freshman Parent Night

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Thu, September 29, 6:30 PM

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Senior Virtual Parent Night

East Brunswick Corrections Officer Among Those Indicted In January 2021 Assaults At Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women

September 28, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - A total of 14 corrections officers have been indicted by a grand jury after a January 2021 incident at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, in which inmates were forcibly removed from cells, with some beaten, leaving two of the victims severely injured, according to a release from the Office of the Attorney General. East Brunswick's Eddie Molina, 44, was ...

Rutgers' Holloway Announces New Council To Oversee Student Online Experience

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In a move that seems to signal that virtual instruction will remain a prominent educational tool even as Rutgers moves beyond pandemic-posed challenges, university president Jonathan Holloway has unveiled plans to form a council to oversee student online experiences.

He said the council will advise on university-wide policies, practices, expectations ...

Laney Bug Stickball Tournament To Benefit CHOP Cardiac Patients And Their Families

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A charity stickball tournament is being conducted in loving memory of Laney Grace Stoeckel with all entry fees and any additional donations benefiting cardiac patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their families.

The first annual Laney Bug Stickball Tournament will be held Oct. 5 for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 at the Ponytail Softball ...

Assembly Speaker At White House To Discuss Hunger Issues

September 28, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who has made hunger one of his signature issues in the state Legislature, is leading a New Jersey delegation to the White House today, Sept. 28, for the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.

“Over the last five years, knowing that it is our moral obligation to tackle hunger, I’ve worked to make food ...

Flags Fly At Half Staff To Honor Former NJ Governor Florio

NEW JERSEY - Flags will fly at half staff in recognition and remembrance of Former Governor Florio from sunrise Tuesday, September 27 until sunset on Tuesday October 11.

“Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down", said Governor Murphy in a statement.

"He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey than his own political fortunes. And he was ...

19th District Residents Urged to Apply for ANCHOR Rebate By End of Year

SAYREVILLE, NJ - In helping develop the fiscal ’23 state budget this spring, the 19th district state legislators focused on a new program that would provide significant tax rebates to both residential property owners and tenants in New Jersey.

Working across party lines, Sen. Joe Vitale, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th Dist.) were vocal advocates ...

Governor Signs Diegnan Bill Establishing Irish-American Heritage Month In New Jersey

September 19, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy has signed a joint resolution, which Senators Steven Oroho and Patrick Diegnan sponsored, designating March as Irish-American Heritage Month in New Jersey.

Irish-American Heritage Month will recognize the contributions of Irish-Americans to New Jersey’s economic prosperity and culture.

Approximately 32 million people in the United States and 1.3 ...