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Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ: What Parents Need to Know

May 13, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

New Brunswick's Valenti School is Named After Trailblazer, Tireless Public Servant

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tom Valenti fought back tears.

He was telling a crowd of about 200 people on Wednesday how proud his mother would be that the school to be built on this Jersey Avenue site will be named in her honor.

The Blanquita B. Valenti Community School that will be home to some 1,100 students is named after a selfless public servant, a brave trailblazer and a longtime ...

Allegations At Temple Accused of Human Trafficking 'Unfathomable' Says Governor Murphy

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care. 

Murphy's comments came a day after the FBI executed a court order action at the Temple following a class ...

"Paying It Forward" - East Brunswick Passes Resolution to Send PPE to India

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Throughout the pandemic, East Brunswick's Emergency Manager John Kosick has been grabbing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from wherever it has become available. PPE made the services of the township possible, especially during the height of the COVID-19 shutdown in March and April 2020.  Township residents, companies, and medical professionals also donated the ...

Township to Receive $400K for Municipal Building Upgrade

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick will receive a boost from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to upgrade the condition of the township's municipal building and offices.

According to a release yesterday by New Jersey State Senator Patrick J. Deignan (D-18,) Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs awarded a total of $800,000 in funding to ...

New Jersey Now Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

South Plainfield to Rename Conservation Area in Memory of the Late Peter Barnes

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting April 19, approved a resolution for the remaining of a municipal parcel in memory of the late Peter G, Barnes, III, a former senator and assemblyman as well as New Jersey Superior Court Judge. 

Resolution 21-148, which was approved unanimously by the governing body, authorizes the borough to rename South ...

Who Lives in East Brunswick? A Census Report

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick has grown to be majority female, somewhat older, and more diverse.The United States Census, completed last year and based on information from 2019 has a good deal to reveal about the country, the state, and the township.  A review of the statistics presented earlier this month shows a picture of our suburban community of 47,611 living in the 21.7 ...

NJ TRANSIT Partnership Offers Free Rides to Vaccination Sites

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations. 

Novartis, a NJ based healthcare company, is the program’s lead sponsor with a commitment of $120,000 for the ...

From Newsroom to State House: Award-Winning Journalist Greg Tufaro Named Diegnan's Chief of Staff 

EDISON, NJ – Greg Tufaro, a lifelong Edison resident and award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience, has recently traded his press pass for a state ID. Last month, Tufaro embarked on a new chapter in his professional career, taking on the role as chief of staff for Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (18th L.D.). 

"The opportunity to transition ...

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Watson Coleman Urges Families to File Taxes Before May 17 to Get Their Advance Child Tax Credit Payments As Soon As Possible

May 10, 2021

EWING, NJ (May 10) – Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) is urging hardworking families in the 12th district to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17th deadline to ensure they receive the accurate amount in new advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments they are entitled to as soon as possible. 

 

As part of the American Rescue Plan ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

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 ...

Students Back in Classrooms on All Five MCVTS Campuses

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In-person classes have resumed on all five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

Since April 19, both academic and career-education classes have been held in person, although students still have the option of virtual education.

Since September, career-education classes had been held in person five days a week, while academic classes were ...

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 ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

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

Sat, May 15, 9:00 AM

VIRTUAL, Newark

Big Climb New Jersey

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Sat, May 15, 12:00 PM

North Brunswick Municipal Complex parking lot, North Brunswick

Large Yard Sale fundraiser

Home & Garden

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Tue, May 18, 5:00 PM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

Green

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.

"Asthma: Finding the Ease in Your Wheeze" at the East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Saint Peter’s University Hospital partners with East Brunswick Public Library, located on 2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, to present the online program, “Asthma: Finding the Ease in Your Wheeze,” on Friday, May 7 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom.

 

This virtual presentation provides an overview of asthma, including what asthma is, the symptoms, ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

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 ...