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MCVTS theater students to perform ‘Romeo and Juliet’ outdoors

May 19, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be presented outdoors by the School of the Arts on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.


In a collaboration between the theater arts, arts technology and dance programs of the School of the Arts, the Bard’s classic romantic tragedy will be performed in a courtyard ...

Super Heroes and Action Figures Collection Up for Bid in Online Auction

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A single-owner collection of action figures and Super Heroes accumulated over a 20-year period will be sold online Thursday, May 12 by Bodnar's Auction.

Bidding opens at 11 a.m. at

Joe Bodnar, owner of central New Jersey's largest auction house visited the consignor's home just before Christmas last year; he recalls ...

May the Fourth be With You, It’s Star Wars Day

PLAINFIELD, NJ - In 1977, George Lucas’ Star Wars hit theaters.  This May 4th, celebrate forty years of fandom on Star Wars Day.

The history of this day dates to an ad placed in the London Evening News in 1979 congratulating Margaret Thatcher as she took office as UK Prime Minister.  The ad proclaimed, "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie."  It was a ...

East Brunswick: Golden Twenties Lawn Party Brings Dancing in the Streets to Historic District

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Coalition, the East Brunswick Museum, and the East Brunswick Historical Society invites residents to put on their dancing shoes for an afternoon of music, drinks, food and fun on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 11:30 am to 4;30 pm at the Alice Appleby DeVoe Library at 166 Main Street.

Enjoy live jazz, dancing flappers, signature 1920's ...

Furry Friends, Fiestas and Furlongs: A Big Week on Tap for City Center New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – City Center – New Brunswick’s hub of fine food, shopping and the arts – is preparing a fun week full of fiestas, furry friends and furlongs.

The Kentucky Derby watch party will make you feel like you’re at Churchill Downs for The Run for the Roses on Saturday, May 7.

Three TV trucks will be stationed at Harvest Moon Brewery & ...

Radiant Skies and Rock 'n' Roll: First Rutgers Day in Three Years Draws Tens of Thousands

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Third Floor - a band so named because the four members assembled their guitars and drums on the third floor of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center to rehearse - were rocking the crowd on the College Avenue lawn.

Students swayed, a woman waved and two kids who taken a front row seat were nodding their heads to the music.

It seemed fitting that the band closed ...

Rutgers Day Returning Saturday With Fun, Food and Festivities

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Facebook recently reminded Abby Merrill about her first Rutgers Day, stirring memories of the afternoon her heart melted at the sight of baby pigs and other animals on Cook Campus.

Little did the communications major – or any of the other 100,000 people who attended the event in 2019 - know that would be the last Rutgers Day for a while.

That this ...

Got Milk? Grab Some Cookies, Settle in for Auction of NJ Milk Bottles

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mark Conover had an obsession with New Jersey milk bottles, cataloging and researching the history of each bottle and the dairy farms that were once prevalent in the Garden State,

He passed away in February, 2021, leaving behind a collection of 4,500 milk bottles and related items displayed on custom-built shelves in the basement of his Long Branch home, arranged ...

‘Hairspray’ at State Theatre New Jersey: Come for the Fun, Stay for the Life Lesson

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Come for the effervescence, the comedy and the get-up-and-dance music.

Leave with a little lesson about life.

That’s what Sandie Lee hopes audience members experience when “Hairspray” comes to State Theatre New Jersey on Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 30 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

Lee plays Motormouth Maybelle in ...


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Rutgers Football, Men's Basketball Teams New Radio Deal Likely to Expand Their Profiles

May 28, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An agreement with a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company will broadcast Rutgers football and men’s basketball games to more listeners in and around the tri-state area and beyond.

A multiyear agreement with Audacy promises to raise the Scarlet Knights’ sports profile by making WFAN-FM 101.9/WFAN-AM 660 the radio home of the Rutgers ...

Sweet Success: Rutgers Researchers Create New Strawberry

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – After 15 years of work, a couple of Rutgers researchers are enjoying the fruits of their labor: a new strawberry.

Bred for its flavorful fruit, Rutgers D’Light has a unique shape – a Christmas light - that makes it the ideal strawberry for dipping in chocolate, according to Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) agent Bill ...

New Rutgers Women's Basketball Coach 'Beyond Thrilled'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers’ new women’s basketball coach has 22 years of coaching experience, was a star player and a trailblazer in the WNBA and is a wife and mother of two.

Coquese Washington, who was named as the third full-time women’s basketball head coach in school history, brings an impressive resume to Rutgers.

Washington will be tasked with taking over for ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

May 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, May 30

East Brunswick

Schools Closed


Tue, May 31, 7:00 PM

East Brunswick

IR- Spring Concert


Tue, May 31, 7:00 PM

East Brunswick

WA- Spring Vocal Concert

East Brunswick Public Library Holds Six-Week English Language Learners Class

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) will host a six-week-long English Language Learners class for jobseekers starting on Monday, June 27.

The class will be held in the library’s meeting from Monday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The program is designed for intermediate learners to improve their ability to write, read, ...

Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg Discusses Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s and More at East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—According to the National Institute of Health, about 40% of Americans over 65 will have some memory impairment. Jeffrey Greenberg, MD, will be speaking about this during his presentation “Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Clinical Trials: Providing Hope” at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) on June 14 at 7:00 ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios monthly column: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States which is celebrated annually on the last Monday of May. This year, it falls on Monday, May 30. It is on Memorial Day that we honor those service members from all branches of the armed forces who lost their lives in order to ensure that this nation is provided the freedom that we enjoy. 

As we celebrate this day by getting together ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)


Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

The Boy Scouts of America must sever ties with the NRA

May 28, 2022

The statistics about guns deaths in the US are outrageous. We all know and are appalled by our inability as a nation to protect ourselves from this scourge. 

I don’t want to repeat what every American and every person around the world wonders- Why can America not reduce the thousands of gun deaths, including the hundreds of children killed in School shootings each ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...