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New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...


Press Releases

Rutgers Offers Online Gardening Education Series, Beginning Feb. 9

December 8, 2022

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) is once again offering a 16-week, online educational program for the public on gardening, beginning Feb. 9 and running through May 25. 

The cost to enroll is $250 per person. The program is open to anyone interested in gardening, an activity that provides moderate exercise, stress relief and healthy food and beautiful ...

Letters to the Editor

Walter Reilly Jr., Founder and Owner of Local Collision Center, Passes Away at 71

November 30, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township is mourning the passing of Walter A. Reilly Jr., a lifelong resident, and local business owner. He was the owner and founder of Reilly Collision Center, located on Route 1 in the Monmouth Junction section of the township. Reilly passed away on Monday, November 21st at the age of 71 due to cancer, according to his obituary.

“We extend our ...

PSE&G Encourages Residents to Be Safe and Prepared for Remants of Tropical Storm Nicole

November 11, 2022

NEW JERSEY -- Hurricane Nicole has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to drench the East Coast of the U.S. this weekend. Showers are expected in the afternoon on Veterans Day with a 90% chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. 
Friday night will bring showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Gusty winds and heavy rain are possible. Rainfall ...

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course, they sponsor to show their public support. But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring. They ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Participates in Downtown New Jersey Panel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently took part in a panel discussion at Downtown New Jersey's annual conference, called "Destination Downtown." The panel focused on local news and public relations and how both impact local businesses.

Shapiro and other professionals discussed how to implement a public relations campaign to promote ...

How TAPinto’s Email Marketing Opportunities Can Help You Reach a Large Local Audience

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Email marketing is the tried-and-true strategy of sending emails to engage with your business’s prospects and customers.

It’s the most direct and effective way of connecting with your audience and converting them into customers.

According to Constant Contact, the average return on investment (ROI) on email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent.

In fact, ...

TAPinto Showcases Industry-Leading Support System for Owner/Publishers

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jackie Lieberman was one of TAPinto's first owner/publishers and in the 10 plus years since she first became part of the TAPinto family, local news and digital marketing have evolved considerably, but one crucial aspect has stayed the same: the industry-leading support provided by TAPinto to its owner/publishers.

TAPinto Westfield is part of a network of ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, December 09
07:00 PM — 09:00 PM

East Brunswick

EBHS Music Honors Society Performance #2


Mon, December 12
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East Brunswick

HM Band Concert


Mon, December 12
07:30 PM — 11:45 PM

East Brunswick

Township Council Meetings

Holiday Celebrations 2022

It is that time of the year when we look forward to seeing family and friends. Whether it is in person or via Zoom, being with those we care about during the holidays always brings us peace, joy, and hope.

But it is also during the month of December that we start to think about the upcoming holiday season and most likely start to stress about how we can get everything done before the season ...

Livid by Patricia Cornwell

Livid: A Scarpetta Novel  by Patricia Cornwell. (Grand Central, 2022).


It has been a long time since I thought about Aristotle’s Poetics and his idea that unity of time, place, and action make for the best theatrical drama. But Aristotle’s classic approach to writing superior works popped  into my brain when reading Livid, the 26th installment in the Kay ...