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No ‘Cancer Hazard’ at Colonia HS, Officials Say

May 27, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Radiological tests conducted at Colonia High School have found “no evidence of any cancer-causing hazard” and no reason for further environmental investigations at the school, Mayor John E. McCormac announced today.

For two weeks in April, Woodbridge paid for radiological assessment at Colonia High. More than 100 radon detection canisters were placed ...

EBPL to Host Blood Drive on May 31 to Benefit Ukraine

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, announced a Blood Emergency last week. 

This is an urgent situation, and New Jersey Blood Services needs as many donations as possible over the next few weeks to help them get out of the blood shortage.

A Blood Drive has been scheduled at the East Brunswick Public Library on Tuesday, May ...

Coming to Colonia: Free ‘Brain Tumor’ Scans

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The national Brain Tumor Foundation pledges free MRI brain tumor screenings for people associated with Colonia High School after an ardent appeal from Al Lupiano, an alumnus on a mission to find the cause of local health issues that captured the national and international media spotlight.

“We are committed to come to Colonia in June” said Ethan Schnur, a ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Nurses Recognized for Dedicated Service

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurses at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provide constant care for children who are recovering from invasive surgery, have congenital anomalies or a host of other medical issues.

Their colleagues in Saint Peter’s Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (CPCU) track heart rates and blood ...

East Brunswick, Milltown, Spotswood: Infant Baby Formula Update

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - National-wide problems have hit home as local stores in Spotswood, Milltown, and East Brunswick have each fallen into the infant baby formula shortage.  TAPinto East Brunswick went on the road today to visit eight local stores that carry infant formula - or wish they could - to see what is available in our towns.  The answer?  Not much.

A list/description of ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's New Operating Rooms 'Like Star Wars'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The five new operating rooms unveiled Tuesday, May 17 represent Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s continuing commitment to making it so Garden State residents don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away for state-of-the-art health care.

From the spacious settings bathed in pure white lighting to the half-dozen or so monitors that will relay ...

Coughlin Calls Mental Health a “Cornerstone Policy Priority” as Concerns Rise Among Youth

WOODBRIDGE - As May marks National Mental Health Awareness Month, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) is expressing concern over a recent study that shows 84% of parents with school-aged children believe there is a youth mental health crisis in the United States.

Moreover, the study from Morning Consult shows that about half of parents believe the stresses of COVID-19, schoolwork, ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Recognized as One of Nation's Best Maternity Hospitals

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, where 5,300 babies were delivered last year, has been recognized as one of the nation’s best maternity hospitals for 2022 by a leading publication.

The hospital, renowned for its comprehensive care of expectant mothers and newborns, has been recognized by Newsweek in its annual assessment of the national’s ...

Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in South Brunswick Last Week

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Last week, a rabid raccoon was confirmed in South Brunswick after an altercation with a local dog. This is the first confirmed case of rabies in South Brunswick for 2022, according to the township.

On Tuesday, May 10th, a resident’s dog had an altercation with a raccoon that was later captured by animal control. The animal was transported to the New Jersey Department ...

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Helps Saint Peter's University Hospital Care for Women

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Denise G. was reduced to crawling on her hands and knees by intense back pain that didn’t respond to acupuncture, physical therapy or over-the-counter pain medicine.

It wasn’t until an ultrasound test revealed that one of her uterine fibroids had doubled in size that the fourth grade teacher in the Woodbridge School District knew the cause.

A ...


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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


Mon, May 30

East Brunswick

Schools Closed


Tue, May 31, 7:00 PM

East Brunswick

IR- Spring Concert


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 ...