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East Brunswick's Finest Accrue Honors Through Leadership Training

May 28, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco has announced the graduation of Captain Frank Sutter and Lieutenant Jason Fama from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) Command & Leadership Academy on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

In 1993, NJSACOP officials traveled to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to work with the Academy's Department of ...

 Sayreville Man Charged with Murder of Girlfriend

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- A Sayreville man has been arrested and charged in connection with murder of his girlfriend, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced Thursday.

Authorities responded to the Winding Wood Apartments following a 911 call reporting an unresponsive female on May 19, 2022, at approximately 3:48 a.m.

East Brunswick: Cyclist is a Fatality in Old Bridge Turnpike Accident

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 64-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle this morning near the intersection of Milltown Road and Old Bridge turnpike in the township. 

Police pronounced Luis H. Loaiza-Cañas of South River dead at the scene of the accident which occurred just before 6:00 am.

Traffic was diverted from the area as first responders arrived at the ...

East Brunswick: Teenagers Found After Missing for Three Days

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has reported local teenagers "located and safe" after having them declared missing on May 20, 2022. Jessica Wright-Schober, 15, of East Brunswick and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, have been located.

In a release, the East Brunswick Police Department said that they were grateful for the support of the ...

Piscataway, Rutgers Police Search for Possible Armed Suspect after Metlars Lane Crash

PISCATAWAY, NJ – After an extensive search of a wooded area and neighborhoods around Rutgers Livingston Campus, Piscataway Police called off the search for a possible armed suspect who fled the scene of a two-car crash on Metlars Lane Thursday afternoon.

One car was overturned while the other had extensive front end damage.

Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said in a statement that ...

EBPD: Two Township Girls Missing

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ

 

Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, 5'5", 115lbs, long black braided hair, unknown clothing description. 

 

Allia ...

EBPD: Two Township Girls Missing




EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ

Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, 5'5", 115lbs, long black braided hair, unknown clothing description.

Allia ...

Gunfire Kills Carteret Man, Injures Another

CARTERET, NJ — A gunman killed a 27year-old man and wounded another on Wednesday as the pair sat inside a parked car on Lincoln Avenue, according to authorities.

The deadly afternoon shooting prompted a temporary lockdown at Nathan Hale Elementary School, a block away on Roosevelt Avenue, as police searched the area for the shooter. The gunman remains at large.

Killed in the 1 pm ...

Two Fires in South Brunswick, Resulting in One Death

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Two separate houses in South Brunswick Township caught fire on Monday afternoon resulting in the death of one person, according to authorities. Local fire departments were able to extinguish both fires which took place only five hours apart.

The first fire was reported at the Bancroft Group Home located at 60 Riva Avenue. Firefighters and police officers arrived to find ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

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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 ...