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VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: New Franklin Youth Center Opens, Camden Waterfront Pavilion Gets Another New Name, Westfield Memorial Day Parade Returns and Wayne Teen Loses Battle with Cancer

NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare blood cancer. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

VIDEO: Roxbury to Equip Buses with Cameras, Newark Students Explore Construction Careers, Artist Royalty Shows Off Work in Chatham and WayneQuest Returns

NEW JERSEY - Roxbury will equip 38 buses with security cameras after a physical assault is reported. Plus, Newark students in a building trades program get the chance to explore construction career pathways.  And, a Chatham art gallery shows work from artist royalty. Also, WayneQuest returns to celebrate the town's 175th Anniversary. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

VIDEO: Piscataway Rallies for Fire Victims, Newark Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing, Union Educators Rally Over Contracts and Sparta Celebrates 105-Year-Old Resident

NEW JERSEY - Piscataway residents start a fund to help victims of a recent fire. Plus, Union educators rally over contract negotiations. And, Newark pledges $20 million towards building affordable housing units. Also, a Sparta resident celebrates her 105th birthday with the community. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

VIDEO: Cranford Baseball Team Rallies Around Boy Needing Eighth Surgery, Piscataway to Honor Jackie Robinson, Comic-Con Returns to Phillipsburg and Fair Lawn Council Discusses Chickens

NEW JERSEY - The Cranford Highschool Baseball team rallies around a young boy with a rare disease is scheduled to have his 8th surgery. Plus, Piscataway will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. And, Phillipsburg will hold Comic-Con this year in-person. Also, Fair Lawn debates chicken ownership. 

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VIDEO: Compassion Cafe in Beach Haven Opens, Jets Visit Wayne Valley Girls Flag Football Team, Cranford Residents Help Ukraine and Roxbury Students Thank Habitat Home Donors

NEW JERSEY- The Compassion Cafe, a non-profit that employs teens and adults with disabilities, opens in Beach Haven. Plus, the New York Jets pay a visit to the Wayne Valley Girls flag football team. Also, Cranford residents send hundreds of aid boxes to Ukraine. And, Roxbury students thank donors who helped them build a Habitat for Humanity home. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

VIDEO: Surprising Discovery in West Orange Church, Hoboken to Redevelop Old Recording Studio, Union Resident Named Volunteer of the Year and Blood Drive in Memory of South Plainfield Resident

NEW JERSEY - A surprising discovery is made in an abandoned West Orange church. Plus, Hoboken sets plans to redevelop an old recording studio. Also, a Union resident is named 'Volunteer of the Year.' And, South Plainfield holds a blood drive to honor a resident who died from gastric cancer. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

VIDEO: Newark Teachers Awarded Gift Cards from Church, West Orange Teacher Gets TV Makeover, Hunterdon Harmonizers Honored and Cranford Alum Inducted Into Hall of Fame

NEW JERSEY - More than 200 Newark teachers receive a $50 gift card from the Saint James AME Church for Teacher Appreciation Week. Plus, a West Orange teacher gets a TV makeover on 'The Drew Barrymore' show. And the leader of the Hunterdon Harmonizers is recognized for his work in the Flemington community. Also, a Cranford High School alum gets inducted into the NJHS Ice Hockey ...

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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Businesses and Event Organizers to join top officials at Hometown Security Seminar on June 8

May 18, 2022

LBI REGIION - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with event host Ship Bottom Fire Volunteer Fire Company, welcomes businesses and volunteer organizations to attend the June 8 free event that brings local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies directly to our region to discuss threats, vulnerability and safety measures for welcoming crowds and ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Barnegat Man Caught Taking Pictures Of Child Under Bathroom Stall At Costco

STAFFORD  – A Barnegat Township man was caught taking pictures of a 7-year-old child under the bathroom stall at the Manahawkin Costco, according to the Stafford Township Police Department.

On Friday, April 22 at 5:21 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to Costco Wholesale, located at 219 Stafford Park Boulevard, for a report of a suspicious person.

“Upon ...

Southern Girls Lacrosse Defeat Monroe 17-1 in Opening Round State Tourney Contest

May 20, 2022

STAFFORD -  Rylee Johnson scored five goals and assisted on four others. Delaney Falk had four goals and one assist.  Morgan Muirhead had five saves, including the 100th of her career.

The third-seeded Lady Rams easily defeated 14th-seeded Monroe 17-1.

Southern will host sixth-seeded Washington Township in the quarterfinals.

Rhya Saloom scored the lone goal for Monroe ...

Elizabeth Gosse's Two Hitter Leads Southern Softball to 1-0 SCT Victory Over Toms River East

STAFFORD - Elizabeth Gosse struck out four and pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Southern to a 1-0 victory on Thursday. Southern is the fifth seeded team in the tournament. 

Kylie Roberts went 2-for-2 with a double and Leah Morrin scored the winning run in the second inning. 

Southern improved to 16-5 and will face fourth-seeded St. John Vianney in the ...

Southern Volleyball Victorious on Senior Night Defeating Old Bridge 27-25 and 25-17

STAFFORD - New Jersey's top-ranked boy's volleyball team defeated Old Bridge 27-25 and 25-17 on Thursday afternoon at Southern.

It was also Senior Night.  The Rams are 28-0 on the season. 

Here is a picture of Coach Eric Maxwell and his seniors. 
 

 




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The Food Trucks are Rollin into Ocean County!

May 16, 2022

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Bring your appetite, friends, family, chairs, blankets, furry friends & dancing shoes, to the Ocean County Fairgrounds site for the Ocean County Food Truck & Music Fest on SUNDAY, MAY 22!!

17 gourmet food trucks, live music from E Boro Bandits & Rock Bottom, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, hatchet throwing, sand ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 15, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

NJ Resource Project Hosts Network Event on Offshore Winds

May 20, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – As the prospect of offshore wind energy becomes more of a reality in the region, several groups throughout the state have expressed an interest in the project.

At a networking meeting held earlier this week on Long Beach Island, the New Jersey Resource Project partnered with the New Jersey Energy Foundation to host a networking event that brought together a ...

Barnegat Townwide Yard Sale This Saturday: Map Your Shopping Now

BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Recreation Department and Rotary Club have joined forces this year in hosting this year's townwide yard sale.

Residents have sorted through their attics, garages and closets to bring the event close to home. What one family might now consider clutter could be another's newfound treasure.

The event starts at 9 am with a full list of registered addresses ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: New Franklin Youth Center Opens, Camden Waterfront Pavilion Gets Another New Name, Westfield Memorial Day Parade Returns and Wayne Teen Loses Battle with Cancer

NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare blood cancer. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

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New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 20, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Police: 15-year-old Arrested for Possession of Loaded Handgun at Ocean Acres Park Wednesday Evening

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Stafford Township Police Department has announced that at approximately 7:14 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, Stafford Police was notified of a male subject wearing all black clothing and white shoes at the Ocean Acres Park, displaying a handgun.

According to the press release, when officers arrived they quickly located a male subject matching that description.

The "on ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...