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July 6, 2022

WARREN, NJ — Daniel Edelman of Warren is headed to the World Cup and the Olympics with his U.S. Soccer teammates on the Under-20 squad. The 19-year-old New York Red Bull’s midfielder, and Watchung Hills grad, captained the United States U 20 National team in the recent Concacaf Championships ...

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TRENTON, NJ — After seeing what's in the fiscal year 2023 budget that Gov. Phil Murphy signed last week, Tom Bracken has one question. "What's the plan for economic recovery?" the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO asked in an interview with TAPinto. "That’s a fair question to ask, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bound Brook, Bridgewater and other surrounding towns gathered for the 129th Annual Independence Day Celebration at the Washington Campground in Middlebrook. George Washington set up camp at what is now the Washington Campground on May 28, 1777, and stayed for a ...

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​​​​​​METUCHEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed seven new bills into law on Tuesday that tighten gun regulations in New Jersey. "These are not going to be our last words on gun safety," Murphy said. "We cannot walk away from here today, none of us, thinking our job is done because it is ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey had among the toughest gun ownership restrictions in the United States, 2021 according to a 2021 report by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Prior to last month's United States Supreme Court ruling. New Jersey was a "may issue" state for concealed gun ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - ‘Finishing it Off!’, a play by Basking Ridge playwright Mary Jane Walsh, debuts July 7-17 at Maplewood’s Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Road. Walsh's play looks irreverently and tenderly at the issues that confront the aging and their caretakers. The play, called ‘a ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - Expect delays on Route 287 and Route 78 due an accident at the 78 ramp in Bedminster, reported  Breaking News Network at 12:36 p.m. on Monday. Northstar is to land on 78 for patient that was ejected from vehicle.  TAPinto will update when more information becomes ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ — The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled its July clinics for continuing availability of COVID-19 vaccines. However, the local health department also announced that it does not yet have any supply for vaccines for under five-year-olds. "At this time we do not ...

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RAIN or SHINE – Monday, July 4, 2022 – Join friends and family on Independence Day as the Washington Campground Association honors the American flag, the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, and the reading of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a pure American celebration. We call it “Jersey’s ...

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NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation. TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in ...

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NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer. The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – JUNE 2022 – Enthusiastic applause filled the gala room as each name was called, and team members from departments spanning Overlook Medical Center strode proudly to the stage to accept their awards. It had been three years since Overlook had celebrated its standout team members at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Green Planet Band - three teen siblings who got their start at a school talent show - will perform Saturday, July 2 from 6-9 p.m. on the Somerville Summer Stage, hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance. Kylee Rapp, Tyler Rapp and Anna Rapp formed The Green Planet band ...

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NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School. "The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability." Among the provisions in the budget: $2 billion ...

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NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

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TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful. "I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every ...

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NEW JERSEY - A teen becomes a police chief for a day. Plus, a first aid squad finishes extrication training. And, a ballon professional gets a special task. Also, a Councilman puts the pedal to the metal for his birthday.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

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TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. "This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New York Yankees sent relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman to their Somerset Patriots Double-A minor league club on a rehab assignment this past weekend where he made two appearances Friday night and Sunday afternoon, throwing a total of 19 pitches on Friday night and Sunday ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Fellowship Senior Living is pleased to announce that Tara Davis, Music Therapist, has received the 2022 Activity Professional of the Year Award presented by the NJ Activity Professionals Association (NJAPA). This award is presented to an Activity Professional whose outstanding ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Local fun-filled Food Truck and Music Festival was a success for the Liberty Corner Fire Company this past Saturday, June 25. The proceeds from this event went to the Volunteer Liberty Corner Fire Co. who has been the firefighting organization serving Bernanrds Township since ...

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NEW JERSEY - A museum with ties to George Washington gets federal funding for restoration. Also, a town staple is set to close its doors after 10 years. Plus, a town awards scholarships to students and a 4-year-old runs a lemonade stand for charity. TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The New York Yankees signed Anthony Volpe of Watchung to a $2.7M contract a few years ago right out of high school, and the investment continues to pay dividends, as the Yankees #1 prospect crunched a walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning Sunday afternoon to clinch ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers students will see a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees after the university’s Board of Governors approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-23 academic year. According to the school, tuition and fees account for more than 28% of university revenues, and help fund ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist. "We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman, wearing a Captain America uniform, made it look easy during his rehab assignment with the Somerset Patriots Friday night, retiring the three batters he faced in the seventh inning, with a strikeout, a runner picked off second and tagged ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey has an economy about the size of Sweden’s though we consider ourselves a small state of smaller towns.  In most of them, there's a few longtime gas stations that hired high school kids in summer to work the pumps, fixed kids’ bikes, sponsored community sports teams ...

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NEW JERSEY - An Eagle Scout Project helps insect pollination at a Community Garden.  Plus, a student reminds the community about the importance of blood donation. Also, a baseball team is honored for its achievements this year.  And, new firefighters are welcomed.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr ...

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