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Rutgers Wins First Ever National NCAA Championship in Wrestling

March 24, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- It took six long hard years, but Anthony Ashnault finally reached his goal. The South Plainfield native was already Rutgers University's winningest and most decorated wrestler heading into the 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, but after his victory on March 23, he can call himself a national titlist.

Ashnault earned a 9-4 win over Micah Jordan ...

Turtle Back Zoo's African Adventure Recognized for Excellence in Design

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo African Adventure, opened at the West Orange-based zoo in May 2016, recently earned an Excellence in Design award at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) convention held in Atlantic City. Elsewhere in Essex County, the playground at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells also received an Award ...

Two Student Teams from NJIT Earn $15K Grants for Environmental Projects

NEWARK, NJ - Two teams of students from the New Jersey Institute of Technology were awarded $15,000 each in federal grants to help develop technologies for environmental and public health challenges.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the grantees for its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants today. The other team awarded the same grant came from Cornell ...

NJ Governor, Legislature, Announce Legal Marijuana Agreement

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Sen. Nicholas Scutari and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano announced an agreement on the broad outlines of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey this week.

“Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a monumental step to reducing disparities in our criminal justice ...

Mark Di Ionno Joins TAPinto as Featured Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro has announced that Mark Di Ionno will be joining TAPinto as a columnist with his first piece published today. Di Ionno, who wrote for the Star-Ledger, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and author of five acclaimed books including his latest novel, Gods of Wood and Stone.

“We’re excited to welcome a writer ...

Governor Declares State of Emergency

DENVILLE, NJ -- Sleep in, kids.

Denville public schools will be closed Tuesday because of the winter storm forecast.

The school district sent out an alert Monday evening announcing the closure.

Snow and freezing rain are expected to make for a nasty morning commute.

The National Weather Service is predicting snow for the area up to about 9 a.m., and rain sleet after that, with one to ...

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey Officially Enters 2020 Race for President

NEW JERSEY -- Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, announced on Feb. 1 that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Senator Booker notified supporters of his bid for president via email and through his social media channels and released an accompanying video.

“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; ...

Legislation Inspired by Cow That Narrowly Escaped Death Introduced in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ – A cow that gave birth after narrowly escaping death in December has inspired new legislation that will protect future pregnant bovines from being slaughtered.

Brianna’s adventure started on Dec. 27 when she miraculously escaped the truck just minutes from the destination where she was scheduled to meet her fate. After fleeing on foot down Route 80, Brianna was given a ...

Murphy Calls for Speedy Replacement of Aging AirTrain at Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today urged the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to replace the aging AirTrain system that connects Northeast Corridor passengers to Newark Liberty International Airport. 

The AirTrain transports about 33,000 riders each day between Newark Liberty International Airport terminals, parking lots, rental car facilities and the Northeast Corridor Rail ...

NJ Congressman Tom Malinowski Opens Office in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs.

The flagship District Office will be located at 75-77 N Bridge St. Somerville. The facility is currently undergoing construction which ...

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