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NJ Teacher, Wrestling Coach at Public, Catholic Schools Indicted for Sex Crimes

April 24, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.

John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville Middle ...

Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus Steve Kalafer Dies at 71

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday.

"I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. "Steve has left an indelible mark on Bridgewater Township ...

Chatham Asians Turn Out for #StopAsianHate Awareness Event; Chatham Borough Mayor Kobylarz: 'There is no room for hate here'

CHATHAM, NJ - Asian Chatham residents and others from surrounding towns such as Berkeley Heights gathered at the intersection of Main Street and Fairmount Avenue on Sunday to bring awareness to the campaign #StopAsianHate.

The majority of people driving by honked in support of the cause.

"We're here to support our Asian people," Helen Qi said. "No hate please. Please ...

Newark native Queen Latifah Returns to City to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

NEWARK, NJ — The Brick City’s very own Queen Latifah returned to Newark on Tuesday as the film and television star received her COVID-19 vaccine, encouraging residents to follow suit.  

As the Newark native arrived at Essex County College on West Market Street, she was joined by county and local officials inside the school’s gymnasium, which currently serves as one ...

Cranford Drive-In Movie Theater Likely to Return

CRANFORD - The Cranford Township Committee will vote this Tuesday on whether to allow the drive-in movie theater to return this spring. 

The drive-in theater was located in the Orange Avenue Pool parking lot and run by Cranford Movie Theater owner Doreen Sayegh from June 2020 through November 2020. The Township Committee unanimously agreed to allow the drive-in theater to ...

‘I Never Knew This Was Possible’ Says Clark Native Joe DiMeo of Face and Hand Transplant

CLARK, NJ - In his free time, 22-year-old Clark native Joe DiMeo likes to work out, play with his dog, hang with some of his lifelong friends from town and play pool.  All of these things might seem pretty average for a man of his age, but DiMeo can be described as anything but ordinary these days.  

Lately DiMeo has been described more like a miracle of science after a ...

Berkeley Heights Woman Saved From Hudson River Off Hoboken in Early Morning Rescue

HOBOKEN, NJ - A woman fell into the Hudson River early Saturday morning, requiring a dramatic rescue from local authorities.

At approximately 3:32 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, Hoboken Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a female fell into the Hudson River near Pier 13. The woman, a 23-year-old female from Berkeley Heights, was seemingly out with friends and her brother taking pictures ...

Bridging the Financial Gap, Toll Increases Proposed on Eight NJ-PA River Crossings

YARDLEY, PA -- For the first time in 10 years, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) has announced a system-wide toll increase deemed necessary to fund planned capital projects throughout the agency’s Pennsylvania-New Jersey service region and meet financial obligations.  The Commission, which operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported ...

Congresswoman Calls for Arlington Cemetery Burial for Officer Brian Sicknick

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Congresswoman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, has contacted senior military leaders to request that U.S. Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The 42-year-old South River, NJ, native was killed during the siege on the Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 6, when a pro-Trump mob ...

Chatham Borough Town Hall on River Road-259 Rental Units will Bring in $52 Million over 30 Years; Add 46 Students to District

CHATHAM, NJ - The $100 million River Road Development that will produce 259 rental units is projected to bring in $52 million in revenue over 30 years and add 46 students to the school district, according to Dr. Robert S. Powell of Nassau Capital Advisors.

Powell gave his analysis during an informational Facebook Live River Road Development Town Hall on Thursday night. He said ...

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TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Help Wanted - What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

The BLS can learn a few tricks from the Mortgage Loan Market

May 11, 2021

On Friday, May 7th 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that ‘Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent. Notable job gains in leisure and hospitality, other services, and local government education were partially offset by employment declines in temporary help services and in couriers and ...

Help Wanted: What the Disappointing Jobs Report Means for the Recovery

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding ...

GL Leaders Further the Legacy of Women’s History Month

May 12, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Women’s history month was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland by men and women who campaigned for women’s rights. This international celebration has grown dramatically since and, today, almost all countries celebrate the influence and importance of female figures throughout history. 

Two influential female leaders at ...

2021 Winners of Union County SHero Awards Announced

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to recognize 55 women with the 2021 Union County SHero Award. The award is administered by the Union County Office on Women, and was created to help raise awareness about the contributions of women in Union County during the COVID-19 crisis.

“This award recognizes women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their ...

Military Appreciation Month in Union County

May is Military Appreciation and the Union County Board of Commissioners is committed to connecting our veterans and military families with helpful services.

Over the past year, we have expanded our outreach with several new programs.

We now have designated parking spaces at of our County facilities, for all Union County Veterans who display a Union County Veterans parking placard in their ...

Free Drive-Up Movie “Black Panther” for Union County Residents

COVID-19 safety rules apply at this event.

Union County’s seasonal series of drive-up movies continues on Friday, May 28 with a screening of The Black Panther at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. This event is free and open to Union County residents only. Pre-registration is required in order to reserve a spot.

To register ...

New Providence Lions Club Has 'Sights' on Post Pandemic Times; Hosts First In-person Meeting in a Year

May 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching up while participating in a chocolate tasting that served as a fundraiser to benefit ...