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Rutgers Enlisting State's Teachers, Students to Fight Against Spotted Lanternflies

May 5, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies.

That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that imperils the Garden State’s crops.

The Rutgers Center for Mathematics, ...

East Brunswick: Saturday is Spring Birding Day

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The next East Brunswick Spring Birding Day is set for Saturday, May 7. Steve Albert, founder of Birding East Brunswick, will be back!

Those interested will meet at 8 AM at the parking lot at Dallenbach's (East Brunswick Community Park) to look for warblers and waterfowl.

Next, for a change of habitat, the group will head to Heavenly Farms, then Beaver Dam ...

Spring Cleaning! It's Time to Freecycle




EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Curbside freecycling in East Brunswick is back for Spring 2022. It will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at curbs, driveways and yards across the township.

East Brunswick Township residents can participate one or both days. Curbside Freecycling, sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental ...

East Brunswick: Free Tree Seedlings this Saturday Morning

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks will once again host Seedling Distribution on Saturday, April 23.  Seeds for trees that will flourish in local soil and climate will be given out on a "first come/first served" basis beginning at 9:00 am and continuing until supplies last at Crystal Springs Family Waterpark, 380 Dunhams ...

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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

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Mon, May 30

East Brunswick

Schools Closed

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Tue, May 31, 7:00 PM

East Brunswick

IR- Spring Concert

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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 ...