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 Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

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 ...

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East Brunswick Hosts 4-H Haunted House And Hayride In October

October 2, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As part of a 4-H tradition, the Teen Council of the Middlesex County 4-H Youth Development Program invites Halloween lovers to their Haunted House and Haunted Hayride fundraiser.

Join the 4-H teens as they scare up some fun for a good cause at the 4-H Center, located at 645 Cranbury Rd. in East Brunswick adjacent to the Middlesex County Fairgrounds. For ...

Woodbridge Cops Arrested After Brotherly Brawl

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Two township police officers, who are also siblings, are now on desk duty, awaiting the outcome of assault charges in Ocean City, Md., where the brothers got arrested for scuffling with one another, then allegedly lying about it.

Police in the Maryland resort town confirm news reports that Woodbridge Officer Zachary Manente, 25, and his brother, Officer Jacob Manente, ...

Gov. Murphy Calls Vandalism At Rutgers Fraternity House Act Of Antisemitism

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Vandalism aimed at a traditionally Jewish fraternity at Rutgers has been condemned as an act of antisemitism by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The reported attack on Alpha Epsilon Pi comes during a festive holiday when Jews pray in synagogues, gather to eat apples dipped in honey to welcome a sweet new year and begin a period of High Holy Days that culminates with ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office In Ireland

October 2, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

Memorabilia On Display, For Sale At Upcoming Central Jersey Police And Fire Swap Meet

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Collectors of police and fire insignia will come together at the 31st Annual Central Jersey Police and Fire Collector's Swap Meet in Robbinsville at the end of November to share memorabilia.

The annual event, which will be hosted by Dom Botteri, provides an opportunity for collectors of police, fire, FBI, DEA, highway patrol and other law enforcement agencies to share ...

Assembly Speaker At White House To Discuss Hunger Issues

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 ...

East Course At Tamarack Golf Course Reopens After Extensive Renovations To Improve Play

September 30, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Middlesex County officials joined Indigo Sports, a Troon Company, at Tamarack Golf Course today, September 28, to view the extensive renovations to the East Course, which reopened to the public on Monday, September 26 after undergoing aesthetic and structural upgrades that began in November 2020. The upgrades, which include improved drainage, a new irrigation system, ...

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

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 ...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 through October 15 and celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Americans of Hispanic ancestry.

          National Hispanic Heritage Month started out as just one week when it was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. It was changed to one month in 1988 by President Ronald ...