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Acoli Paroled after Being Convicted of Murdering State Trooper in 1973

May 10, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Spirits High After Launch of Rochelle Park Medical Marijuana Facility

ROCHELLE PARK, NJ - The 13th state medical-use dispensary opened its doors last week on Route 17 north where employees of the facility welcomed visitors and answered questions.

Deputy Mayor Gail Artola said she was on the Planning Board in 2019 when Ascend Wellness Holdings applied for the location, 174 Route 17 north.

"I was impressed with their security," she said.

Piscataway Man Convicted of Assault, Forced Labor, and Racketeering for Sex Trafficking College Students over 10-year Period

NEW YORK – Lawrence Ray, a.k.a. “Lawrence Grecco” of Piscataway was convicted on Wednesday in a New York federal court after jurors found him guilty on charges brought against him for sex trafficking college students at Sarah Lawrence College in the state over a 10-year period.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said Ray was convicted for racketeering conspiracy, a violent ...

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NJPBA Statement on Release of Sundiata Acoli, Convicted Killer of NJ State Trooper

May 10, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Colligan released the following statement on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision to release Sundiata Acoli on parole:

“We stand with our brothers and sisters of the New Jersey State Police during this difficult time.  We disagree with the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ...

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History Day at East Jersey Old Town Village on May 14

May 12, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Please join Middlesex County as it celebrates History Day at East Jersey Old Town Village on May 14 from 10 am-4 pm

History Day will take place at East Jersey Old Town Village which is composed of reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures that represent architecture typical of farm and merchant communities once found in the Raritan Valley. Buildings ...

Middlesex County Celebrates History Month and More this May with a Spectrum of Arts and Culture Events

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of May. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around celebrating History Month. These events are free to enjoy for all County residents and beyond.

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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 ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

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Rep. Watson Coleman Votes for Workforce Investments to Fill Job Openings, Lower Costs

May 17, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) voted to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which will help unleash the full potential of New Jersey’s workforce by ensuring workers have the skills they need to succeed.  Amid the strongest job growth in modern times, this legislation will connect New Jerseyans to new job openings, ...

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Astera Cancer Care, EBPL Host Cancer Research Awareness Program

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Did you know that June is National Cancer Survivor Month? To help bring awareness to the latest treatments, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) teams up with Astera Cancer Care for the virtual program “A Breakthrough Every Week: Cancer Research in Our Community” on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm.

 

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"And Now a Word from Our Sponsors" Library Program Takes a Look Back at the Early Days of TV Advertising

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--Commercials have been a part of television since broadcasting began in the 1940s. Media expert Brian Rose examines the history of television commercials during the online program "And Now A Word From Our Sponsors" presented by the East Brunswick Friends of the Library on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm.

When television began in the late 1940s, advertising was already ...

‘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 ...