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

May 10, 2021

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 ...

East Brunswick Spring Birding Day" 70 Species Spotted in the Township

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saturday, May 1, 2021 was the spring East Brunswick Birding day. This semi-annual event is sponsored by the EB Environmental Commission and the Friends of the EB Environmental Commission.

The day dawned sunny and “very breezy”. Not quite yesterday’s gales, but so birders despaired that songbirds would be hunkered down and scarce.

Gang Green Celebrates East Brunswick as a "Tree City, USA"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was wild and blustery at East Brunswick's Great Oak Park yesterday as the township commemorated its 43rd consecutive year as a "Tree City USA."  It was also the 20th birthday of East Brunswick's Butterfly Park.

All hands were on deck to celebrate all things green and leafy as the park got an uplift.

Mayor Brad Cohen read a ...

Welcome to Your Big Fat East Brunswick Saturday!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Welcome to one of the most active days of the year in East Brunswick!  Saturday, April 24 turns out to be a really active day for the township with several events contributing to a much-needed spring-cleaning by and for all residents and residences.  Need to clean up your yard?  This is your day.  Got stuff to give away?  Now's the time.  ...

Come out of Your COVID Cocoon and Donate Plants to East Brunswick's Butterfly Park

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Plant donations are needed! After 20 years, our beloved community Butterfly Park built and maintained by volunteers is being renovated by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and the East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks.

The beds are all newly mulched, the kiosk is filled, the shed door is repaired, the benches are painted and more! ...

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 ...

Cleaning up our Community - Spring Cleanup Led by he Beautification Committee of East Brunswick 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - To promote spring-cleaning in our community, the East Brunswick Beautification Committee will hold a township-wide clean up weekend April 24 & 25. 

The Committee would love to see how much trash residents can clean from our neighborhoods this year. 

Instead of waiting for someone else to pick it up, they are encouraging everyone to do ...

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USDA’s National Agricultural Classification Survey is Underway

May 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The USDA’s National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS) is arriving in mailboxes around the nation. The survey, one of the most important steps in determining who should receive a 2022 Census of Agriculture questionnaire, asks recipients if they are involved in agricultural activity.

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently ...

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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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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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.

"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 ...