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Political Elite, Rutgers Powerhouses Help Launch LeGrand Coffee House in Woodbridge

May 14, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Of all the Saturday ribbon-cuttings in all the towns in all of New Jersey, they walk into mine.

That had to be the thinking of Eric LeGrand, as he watched a steady stream of the state’s political elite and Rutgers powerhouses stop into the LeGrand Coffee House on May 14 to join in the celebration.

LeGrand – a Colonia High grad who first made a ...

LeGrand Coffee House Opens Today

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand is tackling his newest challenge with today’s grand opening of LeGrand Coffee House on Green Street, near the town’s commuter train station.

Expected to attend the 11 am ribbon cutting are Gov Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy, Mayor John McCormac and a host of other state and local officials.

The menu at LeGrand ...

It's Time to Get Ready for New Jersey's Bag Ban: "Do You Ever Feel Like a Plastic Bag?"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on November 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, 2022. 

The new law, which prohibits the use of single-use plastic carryout bags in all ...

Totally Twisted! East Brunswick's Twisted Crab Opens on Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Never had a good, old-fashioned shrimp boil?  Well, now's your chance because the Twisted Crab eatery opened today in East Brunswick. 

A shrimp boil?  That's a bunch of shell-on shrimp (with or without heads!) with some corn on the cob and red potatoes in a sloppy, wonderful Twisted Sauce served in a plastic bag and guaranteed to require the use of ...

Irish University Will Have a Home at The Hub in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A $665 million development project envisioned as a place where innovations are hatched, developed and brought to market to benefit people across the planet will have an Irish accent.

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), one of Ireland’s largest multi-campus universities with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, will be a tenant at the New Jersey ...

New Jersey Gas Prices Jump Again; Average Cost Up 6 Cents This Week Alone

WAYNE, NJ — New Jersey’s average gas price rose six cents this week to $4.10 ($4.04). Today’s average price is down 11 cents from a month ago ($4.21), but is still $1.19 higher than April 25, 2021. New Jersey’s average price is two cents cheaper than the National average.

The national average price for a gallon of gas is up four cents this week ...

East Brunswick: A First Look at Palmeras Entertainment on Route 18 South

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Well, we've all be wondering for months about just what is going into the new building the Coral May Plaza at 1031 Route 18.  There are palm trees outside and a fountain with a giant, lighted bowling pin.  There's lots of parking and a sense of anticipation in the air.  So, what's the deal?

Palmeras Entertainment is a family-centered ...

Looking Good: Nail Salon and Fitness Center Open at Lexington Downs

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Lexington Downs Shopping Center just got two new businesses that both promise to improve the looks of township residents.  As the pandemic wanes, businesses are expected to flourish in the "Medical Corridor" on and around Cranbury Road, says Mayor Brad Cohen.

Chloe Nail Salon, at 3 Lexington Avenue, will serve customers seven days a week for a ...

Mayor Addresses East Brunswick Business Community

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen spoke to the local business community yesterday at the annual luncheon held by the East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Chateau Grande Hotel.  He provided an update on the township's redevelopment program; the growing "entertainment corridor" on Route 18; the extensive "medical corridor" on Cranbury Road; the ...

Hackensack Meridian Health Opens Therapy Center in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Another addition came to East Brunswick as part of what Mayor Brad Cohen describes as the township's "medical and services corridor." Hackensack Meridian Outpatient Rehabilitation opened today at 620 Cranbury Road, a building that houses numerous medical services.  The center features top-of-the line post-surgical rehabilitation therapy, and therapy ...


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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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

Rep. Watson Coleman Votes to Crack Down on Price Gouging at the Pump

May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) voted for legislation to crack down on price gouging by Big Oil companies and bring down costs for New Jersey families. The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act takes critical steps to combat excessive price increases, empowering the federal government to outlaw artificially high fuel prices and hold Big Oil ...

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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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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 ...

‘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 ...