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Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak

It’s been well reported that New Jersey’s consumers and businesses continue to struggle with supply chain disruptions and historic inflation, causing job loss in many manufacturing sectors. A major culprit is the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, imposed by President Donald Trump in 2018. They continue to harm the state’s economy, negatively affecting New Jersey consumers and businesses alike. Now is the time to remove these business-killing tariffs, particularly on aluminum imports, to create a sustainable supply ...

Beth's Book Review

Funny Girl  Now playing at the August Wilson Theater, West 52nd Street, NY, NY   Stepping into the character shoes of the legendary comedian, Fanny Brice, a role created by Barbra Streisand in 1964, is no easy feat, but Beanie Feldstein sparkles onstage at the August Wilson Theater in the new production of Funny Girl.  With her “zaftig” physique, the putty faced Feldstein, plays the boisterous Brice with the effervescence of champagne bubbles, breaking hearts when she belts “People,” and evoking ...

Dad in the Box

May 20th is World Metrology Day. I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years. Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, because Metrology as a science is way beyond building a better yard stick. The reigning world body for Metrology is the International Bureau of Weights ...

Dress for Success Northern NJ Happenings

*NOTE VENUE CHANGE* DATE AND LOCATION:  Hennessy Hall (the Mansion) Fairleigh Dickinson University 1 Mansion Mall Madison, NJ 07940 Friday, June 3rd, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm There will be fabulous designer purse bingo, tricky tray raffle, 50/50 raffle, dessert, AND door prizes!

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Did you know that June is National Cancer Survivor Month? To help bring awareness to the latest treatments, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) teams up with Astera Cancer Care for the virtual program “A Breakthrough Every Week: Cancer Research in Our Community” on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm.   Topics in this presentation include how patients can benefit from the latest science, enrolling in clinical trials and finding the right treatment, genetics, and the latest ...

JERSEY TALK

You're a typical New Jersey driver, who needs to fill up at the local gas pump. Each gallon you buy sends 42 cents  to the state and another 18 cents to the federal government. With gas prices going through the roof, there are calls by members of Congress to suspend some or all of those taxes for the remainder of the year. Does suspending gas taxes work? It might save a few cents at the pump; it would also take away funds to repair New Jersey roads and infrastructure. Should the New Jersey state legislature suspend the current ...

Liz on Theatre

Millburn, NJ - Fans of Dion and lovers of 1960's rock are in their element with this fast moving tribute to Dion, combining a swinging cast, sharp choreography and solid musical backup. Director Kenneth Ferrone has kept the tempo going, with a smooth balance of dialogue, musical highlights and a touch of tragedy.  The play touches on Buddy Holly’s death in an airplane crash…a plane that Dion should have been on. The singer said the $36 cost as much as his parents paid monthly for their apartment in the ...

Mayor's Corner

Hard to believe it’s March and we have two months under our belts in 2022. The year is shaping up to feel like what the new normal will be with mask mandates being lifted in schools shortly. The Town Council meetings will resume in person for the first time in two years and our mask mandate in the building will also be lifted. The Council, Administration and I have been hard at work crafting, cutting and analyzing the 2022 budget along with lots of local government activity. DEFAULTING EPIC CONSTRUCTION—Residents may have read ...

Mayor's Message

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It would not be an overstatement to say that the past two years have been the challenge of the century. But for those of us charged and entrusted with leading during such times, I am reminded of the words of MLK-“The ultimate measure of a man is NOT where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. I would like to use this State of the Township address to explain to our residents exactly how we have risen to the challenge and put the township on a ...

News from Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios

March is designated as National Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. Some of us may not know the origins of this national celebration which signifies the importance of recognizing the sacrifices and contributions made by women throughout the history of America.   National Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week which was established by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women in California when it was noted that women’s contributions to ...

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

SOUTH PLAINFIELD/EDISON, NJ - A bridge slated for replacement in Edison along a stretch of Oak Tree Road that connects the township with South Plainfield is the focus of a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) virtual information session. The session, formerly known as a Public Information Center (PIC), is being conducted online today through April 1 at oaktreeroadoverconrail.com. The PIC affords all members of the public – including local residents, business owners, and government officials – an opportunity to ...

TAPinto Insider

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 you can reach a targeted audience and how you can be where your donors and clients are. "During COVID, you saw all these acts of heroism, you ...

Updates and Ideas from Assemblyman Sterley Stanley

NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 18 - One of the many questions I am asked by constituents is how a law is created in the legislature and signed by the Governor. Growing up how many of you have watched Schoolhouse Rock in between cartoons on Saturday mornings? Those short 3 to 4-minute cartoons would teach us a lot. Anyone who has not, should watch them. One of my favorites is “I am just a Bill”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgVKvqTItto      Today, I am going to explain the process for how an idea or ...

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History Day at East Jersey Old Town Village on May 14

May 12, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Please join Middlesex County as it celebrates History Day at East Jersey Old Town Village on May 14 from 10 am-4 pm

History Day will take place at East Jersey Old Town Village which is composed of reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures that represent architecture typical of farm and merchant communities once found in the Raritan Valley. Buildings ...

Middlesex County Celebrates History Month and More this May with a Spectrum of Arts and Culture Events

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of May. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around celebrating History Month. These events are free to enjoy for all County residents and beyond.

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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 ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

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TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...

Find Fund Flip, Real Estate Investing Seminar comes to Carteret, New Jersey on May 21!

May 13, 2022

Benz and JT Morel of Epic Level-Up Group present Find Fund Flip, a real estate seminar designed to GROW your business and your team in today's intense real estate market!

When: Saturday, May 21st, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Saint Demetrius Community Center, 691 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, New Jersey.

This great networking and educational opportunity are back by popular ...

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Astera Cancer Care, EBPL Host Cancer Research Awareness Program

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Did you know that June is National Cancer Survivor Month? To help bring awareness to the latest treatments, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) teams up with Astera Cancer Care for the virtual program “A Breakthrough Every Week: Cancer Research in Our Community” on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm.

 

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"And Now a Word from Our Sponsors" Library Program Takes a Look Back at the Early Days of TV Advertising

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--Commercials have been a part of television since broadcasting began in the 1940s. Media expert Brian Rose examines the history of television commercials during the online program "And Now A Word From Our Sponsors" presented by the East Brunswick Friends of the Library on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm.

When television began in the late 1940s, advertising was already ...