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Rutgers Football Player Leaving School Because of the COVID Vaccine Mandate

August 26, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Rutgers defensive back is leaving the football team, citing the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Peyton Powell, a native of Midland, Texas, who did not see any playing time since joining the team in December 2019, announced on Twitter that he will enter the mechanism the NCAA has created for student athletes to move between schools.

“The ...

In Memory of Timothy Piazza: Bateman Anti-Hazing Bill Becomes Law

BRANCHBURG, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s legislation to increase penalties for hazing was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy during a ceremony at Raritan Valley Community College Tuesday.

In attendance were Piazza's parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza; Bateman, Kean, and other state and local elected officials and cabinet ...

Murphy Reinstates Mask Mandate for School Kids K-12

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — There was a rally at a Middlesex County elementary school Friday morning consisting of about 150 protesters who were voicing their opposition to Governor Phil Murphy's latest statewide requirement for students to be masked when they return to school this year. 

Protestors wearing a variety of shirts with slogans that ...

Latest COVID Figures in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated.

However, with the Delta variant of the disease starting to show growth in the state, the governor continued to ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

Murphy: NJ Has Strongest Building Codes in Nation

TRENTON, NJ — While Governor Phil Murphy stated that New Jersey has one of the strongest building codes in the nation, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is introducing legislation to strengthen high rise safety.

“The Florida condominium collapse is a sobering reminder that inspections and enforcement of building codes are critical tools that keep people safe,” Murphy ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Ending COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order enabling the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that had been in place since March 9, 2020.

The majority of executive orders issued that relied on the existence of the Public Health Emergency expire as of July 4, 2021, with exceptions specified in the legislation.

Because Executive Order No. 192 (2020) ...

Mt. Carmel Festival is Back: Fireworks, Food & Family Fun

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 18. Those five nights will include concerts, ...

Murphy Unveils $44.8 Billion Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient.

The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, which makes a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a ...

Denville Resident in Dire Need of a Kidney

DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system. In many cases, it negatively impacts the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia ...


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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

Performance Tips for ACT Test Day

You can practice infinitely but, if you don’t optimally execute when it counts, then you will not be able to show the full fruits of your labor. Small benefits can add up to significant advantages, so here are some tactics you can use to help you perform your best on test day:


These are fairly obvious, but I would be remiss if I ignored them:

Get a good night’s ...

Fellowship Village Resident Recalls Experience at Tower 2 at WTC on Sept. 11

Editor's Note: The following is the recollection of the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Mr. Ortega is a resident at Fellowship Village senior living in Basking Ridge.

Yes, thankfully I am ok. My legs are sore from walking down 92 floors, but I got home about 8 p.m., without a scratch. Life or death depended on where one sat or stood in the building.

My ...

Fellowship Foundation Hosts Gala “La Dolce Vita”

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Grab a partner and bring your dancing shoes to spend an evening “in Italy” celebrating the sweet life!  This year’s Fellowship Foundation gala event will benefit Fellowship Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living communities and services in New Jersey.  

The 2021 Gala “La Dolce Vita” will take place on ...

Somerset County Honors Those Who Perished in 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

September 12, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Commissioners Director Shanel Robinson, joined by her colleagues and other county officials, honored the memory of 39 county residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during an observance on the grounds of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Saturday morning.

One-by-one, the names of the 39 victims were read aloud by the ...

Fellowship Foundation Hosts Gala “La Dolce Vita” at Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

September 10, 2021

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Grab a partner and bring your dancing shoes to spend an evening “in Italy” celebrating the sweet life!  This year’s Fellowship Foundation gala event will benefit Fellowship Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living communities and services in New Jersey.  

The 2021 Gala “La Dolce Vita” will take place on ...

Vote for Jacobs and Mareski in Bedminster Township

September 13, 2021

When you cast your vote for Bedminster Township Committee, ask yourself how much “sweat equity” has each candidate put into the betterment of Bedminster?  For me, the answer is easy.  Larry Jacobs and Renee Mareski, who have devoted countless hours over many years to serving the residents of Bedminster, can count on my vote to re-elect them in November!

As long-time ...