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

May 17, 2022

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 ...

Personnel Changes Underway at Bernards Police Department

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A number of officer promotions and another retirement of a longtime officer have taken place, or pending at the Bernards Township police department.

Two officers were recently promoted, and additional sergeant promotions are in the works, said Police Chief Michael Shimsky, He said the anticipated group swearing in for the officers is June 1.

Sgt. Glen Amerman was ...

Late Somerset County Detective to Have Name Engraved on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week.

It has been 22 years since the detective died during an on-duty motor vehicle accident July 10, 2000.

Yeager, according to a release, ...

No Charges Filed In April Accident In Which Vehicle Struck Pedestrian


BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township police released information on Monday that they had wrapped up an investigation into an accident in the Hills last month in which a vehicle driven by a Bedminster woman struck and seriously injured a 71-year-old Basking Ridge resident. The accident report quoted the driver as saying she said she had not seen the pedestrian until she felt the impact of ...

Long Blue Line of New Jersey Police Cyclists Tour Through Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers ...

Investigation Ongoing in Allen Road Pedestrian Accident that Injured Basking Ridge Man, 71



BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police said this week that the investigation is continuing into an April 13 accident in which a 71-year-old Basking Ridge resident, Yashoward Gupta, had been struck and seriously injured at the intersection of Allen Road and Tartan Drive in The Hills.


Police said the investigation was ongoing as of Friday. Asked ...

Bernards Township Ranked Eighth Safest City in New Jersey

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Bernards Township has been ranked eighth in the annual Safest Cities in New Jersey list by home security company Safewise. It was also ranked 19th on the list of Top 100 Safest Towns in America for 2022.

Sparta took the top spot this year for New Jersey, and was also given the seventh place ranking for the Top 100 Safest Towns in America for 2022. Berkeley ...

UPDATE: Public Responds to Police Sketch of Hillsborough Intruder

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with an April 13 home invasion that led to the suspect groping a woman while she was taking a shower has led to several tips as to the identity of the suspect, according to Frank Roman, deputy chief of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Detective Division.

Roman said detectives are pursuing all of the ...

Home Invasion: Hillsborough Woman Taking Shower Groped by Intruder

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A woman taking a shower inside her Andria Avenue residence was groped by a naked man who entered the shower and grabbed her from behind before she was able to fight him off, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

The woman called police after the attack at 10:18 p.m. April 14.

Taggart provided the following account:

Police met with ...

Flood Watch in Effect Now through 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 19


BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The US National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. At this time, rain from a coastal storm is beginning to overspread the region and will continue to push eastward this evening. Strong winds, heavy rain, and coastal flooding will be the primary hazards.

Those who are ...


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Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

May 11, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the foundation of ...

Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi

Liz Fandel, SVP, Fellowship Senior Living, shares her vision of Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi with industry leaders.


'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 ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 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 ...

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