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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Begins Vaccinations for Juveniles

May 17, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jeremiah Patten tensely waited for the needle to prick his arm when his dad leaned over and told him it wouldn’t be so bad if he looked away.

As a physician assistant and the first person at Robert Wood Johnson University to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Anthony Patten is an old pro when it comes to needles.

Patten was there Monday morning with some fatherly advice and ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Holding Series of Vaccine Clinics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital will be holding several COVID-19 vaccine clinics for New Jersey residents, including some walk-in clinics.

The number of New Brunswick residents who have received the vaccine lags behind most other municipalities across the state.

According to state statistics updated Monday, 28% of residents have had at least one dose of the ...

Saint Peter's Hospital to host Pfizer COVID Vaccine Clinic for NJ Residents 12 and Older

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host a first dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic for New Jersey residents 12 years of age or older where they will administer the Pfizer vaccine, officials announced on Saturday.

The clinic will be held on Sunday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center located at ...

Single-Shot Vaccine Available Today in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 will be available today at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center on Cranbury Road between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

It is not required to be a resident of East Brunswick.

Register at https://curogram.com/registrations/6093176fd58730d868a9eccd.

Walk-ins are also welcome.

Time for Cats to Stay Cool with TNR

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - People for Animals andKarma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society have teamed up to host a Trap, Neuter Return Workshop on Wednesday, May 26.

The workshop will be held at the East Brunswick VFW on Cranbury starting at 6 PM.

Out of an abundance of caution, they will be limiting attendance at 25% building capacity. There is space for 25 people. To RSVP,  please ...

Saint Peter’s Medical Interpreters Program Helps Patients, Health Care Pros Communicate

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with the big, round stomach was eager to ask questions about what the ultrasound had revealed about the tiny life growing inside her.

However, her English skills were limited, and the doctor didn’t speak much Spanish.

At critical moments like these, Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s trailblazing Medical Interpreters Program helps ...

Rutgers Researchers Receive Funding to Develop COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses.

“In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded into a future, easy-to-use, non-invasive rapid breathalyzer to diagnostic respiratory diseases, ...

NJ Veteran, Grandfather of 12, Desperately Seeks Kidney Donor by November 20

MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life.

Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out.

Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney Disease. He also has diabetes, restless leg syndrome and high blood pressure.

Saint Peter's Hospital to Host COVID-19 Service, Ceremony in Memory of COVID-19 Patients

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System will be hosting a remembrance service to honor those lost and affected by COVID-19.

The virtual interfaith service will be held Wednesday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

Immediately after, there will be a commemorative tree planting ceremony outside the hospital’s main entrance, off Park Boulevard.

Masking protocols will be ...

A Sad Milestone in New Brunswick: The Hub City Marks 100th COVID-19 Death

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city marked a morose milestone on Wednesday with the passing of the 100th resident due to complications of COVID-19.

There were 22 new cases and one death over the 24 hours leading up to Middlesex County’s daily COVID-19 pandemic update Wednesday.

In all, 5,818 residents – or roughly one in 10 residents – has tested positive for the ...

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CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program to be Offered Virtually by Rutgers Cooperative Extension

May 5, 2021

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY --  The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) has launched “NJ Empower to Prevent,” its local version of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Diabetes Prevention and Control Program of the New Jersey Department of ...

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6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

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 ...

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 ...

IRS, Treasury Announce Families of 88% of Children in the U.S. to Automatically Receive Monthly Payment of Refundable Child Tax Credit

May 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15. Roughly 39 million households—covering 88% of children in the United States—are slated to begin receiving monthly payments without any further ...

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

Green

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Tue, May 18, 7:00 PM

East Brunswick

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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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.

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. Harper Perennial, 

2013.

 

I first learned about this “unsolved American mystery,” when 48 Hours did a comprehensive show on the horrific discovery of four bodies wrapped in burlap sacks in 2010. The deceased were discovered on Gilgo Beach, a desolate stretch of sand that did not host excited, Sunday sun ...

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 ...