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Today is the Last Day to File Your Taxes: Here’s What You Need to Know.

May 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New Jersey also extended the deadline to May 17 as well. Since today is the final day to file and ...

Long-Awaited Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open June 5

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away.

The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June 5th.

"It's actually going to happen; we've literally been waiting decades for ...

PSE&G Working in East Brunswick to Improve Gas Delivery

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will continue working to make gas delivery to local homes in East Brunswick safer and cleaner.

 

The project, expected to continue into spring 2022, is part of the second phase of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP II) and includes the replacement of more than ...

Middlesex County: NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program Opens Online Application Portal Today, Monday, May 3

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) will begin accepting applications for financial aid from renter households that are behind on rent and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renter households in need of assistance may submit their application and required documentation via the MCERAP online application ...

Murphy Joins Hillsborough Officials to Dig in the Dirt Along Route 206

 

 

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ– Gov. Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, and Mayor Shawn Lipani Tuesday marked the ground breaking of a project to widen Route 206 between Doctors Way and Valley Road in Hillsborough, Somerset ...

PSE&G to Upgrade 3 Locations in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will continue working to make gas delivery to local homes in East Brunswick safer and cleaner.

 

The project, expected to continue into spring 2022, is part of the second phase of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP II) and includes the replacement of more than 10 miles ...

Dealership Executive is MCVTS Business Partner of the Year

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - An executive at a new-car dealership has been named Business Partner of the Year by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools for hiring and supporting students studying for automotive careers.

Michael Dooley, director of fixed operations for Dayton Toyota on Route 130 in South Brunswick, has been an avid supporter of the MCVTS automotive technology program ...

East Brunswick Farmer's Market is Ready to Spring Forward

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Hey, where can you go to get some fresh lobster ravioli from the Molto Bene Ravioli Company?  How about some gourmet chocolate espresso popcorn from Popcorn for the People?  Yeah, and what about some yummy turkey/cranberry treats for the pooch from the Spotted Dog Gourmet?

Just pull into the Brunswick Square Mall parking lot near JCPenney's on the ...

MCIA Partners with WSP USA for Design and Engineering of North Brunswick Train Station

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County has announced a partnership with WSP USA Inc. for the design and construction of the long awaited North Brunswick Train Station. The Middlesex County Improvement Authority approved of the partnership sometime last week. Officials with the State, County and Township announced the decision at a live-streamed press conference earlier today. To watch the ...

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April Showers Bring Prizes Galore for LBI Wedding Road Show & Party Planning Tour

April 23, 2021

Happening Sunday, April 25 from 10 am to 1 pm decision-makers take a visually stunning, virtual tour that includes over two dozen chances one of a kind prizes, special discounts, and a showstopper of a Grand Prize

 

It's the Lucky 13th Annual Wedding Road Show and Party Planning tour on Sunday, April 25 presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce local experts who ...

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6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

Middlesex College and Stockton University sign transfer agreement

May 4, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex College has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Stockton University that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to the Atlantic County school’s bachelor’s degree program. 

The five-year agreement strengthens the relationship between Stockton and Middlesex College by offering multiple ...

Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program Opens Online Application Portal Today, Monday, May 3

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) will begin accepting applications for financial aid from renter households that are behind on rent and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renter households in need of assistance may submit their application and required documentation via the MCERAP online application ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

May 13, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, May 18, 5:00 PM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

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Tue, May 18, 7:00 PM

East Brunswick

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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Learn About Complications of Diabetes at Library Program Tomorrow

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Hackensack Meridian Health and East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) are teaming up to present the online program “Complications of Diabetes” on Tuesday, May 4 at 1:00 pm.

 

This program is presented by Reema Patel, MD, FACE Medical Director, Joslin Diabetes Center, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center - Old Bridge.

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. Harper Perennial, 

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I first learned about this “unsolved American mystery,” when 48 Hours did a comprehensive show on the horrific discovery of four bodies wrapped in burlap sacks in 2010. The deceased were discovered on Gilgo Beach, a desolate stretch of sand that did not host excited, Sunday sun ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...