Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

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 ...

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FEMA Representatives Coming To New Brunswick To Help Residents With Ida Claims

September 11, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) will be in the city on Saturday to assist residents and business owners who were impacted by last week’s storms in filing disaster relief claims.

The New Brunswick Free Public Library at 60 Livingston Avenue will serve as a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center. 

Residents and ...

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center For Tropical Storm Ida Victims

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to inform local residents about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs associated with Tropical Storm IDA. The DRC is located at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1010 Fire Academy Drive in Sayreville. Resources will be available on Monday through Friday ...

New Brunswick Police Seek Public's Help In Identifying Men Connected To Shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men connected to a shooting on Somerset Street last month.

The photos distributed by the New Brunswick Police Department on Thursday show them shortly before the shooting.

The shooting occurred on Aug. 25 at about 11:30 p.m., according to police.

A 27-year-old man was treated at a local hospital after ...

Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin Visits Elders At Parker At Landing Lane

September 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY - As the Olympic theme filled the air, Sydney McLaughlin emerged with her graceful smile, her poised demeanor, and her two Olympic gold medals.

This darling of the Tokyo Olympics earned the adulation of millions. But it wasn’t until she spent part of Tuesday afternoon with the residents at Parker at Landing Lane nursing home that she finally met what could arguably be her ...

Hillsborough Mayor Tells President Biden "We All Need to Work Together"

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Time will tell whether President Biden's visit to central New Jersey Tuesday will make a difference as the devastated region struggles to put the pieces back together after Tropical Storm Ida, but Hillsborough Mayor Shawn Lipani took the opportunity to share his thoughts with the president.

"We all need to work together," Lipani told Biden. "We have to get ...

Somerville Jazz Fest Seeks Donations For Victims Of Tropical Storm Ida

SOMERVILLE, NJ -Sunday's closing performance of the multi-venue Central Jersey Jazz Festival in downtown Somerville will be a benefit performance for local victims of Tropical Storm Ida who have lost their belongings, homes and businesses to the indiscriminate ravages of the Sept. 1 storm.

"We’re turning Somerville’s jazz fest performance into a benefit for ...

NJ Transit Announces Service Levels for September 2

September 2, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT services are subject to suspensions, delays and detours due to the significant impacts from the storm throughout the state.  Please see below for systemwide service information. 


Systemwide cross honoring will be in effect for rail, NJ TRANSIT & private carrier buses, and light rail.


Important Note: Customers ...

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

September 11, 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 ...