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East Brunswick Police Assist in Arrests of Eight for Internet Crimes Against Children

May 15, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced today that several county residents have been charged with possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of children.

On May 13, officers of the East Brunswick, Edison, Highland Park, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and Sayreville Police Departments along with detectives of the ...

Former South Brunswick Police Chief Frank College Passed Away this Week

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former South Brunswick Police Chief Frank College passed away earlier this week, according to a press release from the police department. College served on the South Brunswick Police Force for over 30 years and implemented many policing programs still found in South Brunswick today. Funeral arrangements will be announced later this ...

The EB Fire Department Needs You

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Independent Fire Company is looking for Volunteer Fire & EMS — no training or experience required.

Learn more: http://firedept.link/EBIFC54

Family of Slain New Brunswick Taxi Driver Raising Money to Pay for Funeral

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The family of a taxi driver who was shot and killed by a stray bullet last week has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral expenses.

Delfino Aparicio-López, 46, was giving a passenger a ride near the area of Handy Street and Robeson Boulevard at about 4:35 p.m. on Monday, April 19.

Aparicio-López found himself in the middle of a shootout ...

New Brunswick Man, Sayreville Resident Facing Additional Charges in Hotel Murder

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick man and another individual are facing additional charges in connection with the March 21 murder of Somerset man.

Demond Gray, 43, of New Brunswick, and Katura Williams, 40, of Sayreville were charged and served with complaints Monday for one count of first-degree murder committed during the course of a robbery, one count of first-degree robbery and one ...

Prosecutor: Somerville Driving School Instructor Assaulted Students

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 59-year-old driving school instructor and resident of the borough faces charges of inappropriate sexual encounters with two students.

Steven Collucci, of North Clark Street, is charged with two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Contact involving two 16-year-ol students on two separate occasions while working for Dill's Driving School, according to Somerset County ...

Interview: East Brunswick's Chief Frank LoSacco on Body Cameras and the Public Trust

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco really wishes he could spend the limited resources he has on something else, but these are new and challenging times in law enforcement where a police officer's actions can be put under microscopic examination in a second by the public.  Enhanced training and emerging technology like body cameras will be the tools ...

John DeNuto, Local Wrestling Coach in Central NJ, Indicted for Sex Crimes

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville ...

Mayor Brad Cohen's Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility… are the beginning words of our Constitution and establishes the basis for the greatest experiment in representative government. As in any experiment we have seen great failures. While justice is blind, it has not been color-blind for ...

New Brunswick Woman Charged with Shooting, Killing Man While He Was Driving

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 35-year-old city woman has been charged with shooting and killing a man while he was driving his car on Monday.

Rhadisha Maurasse has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to a press release from Middlesex ...


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New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

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 ...

Students Back in Classrooms on All Five MCVTS Campuses

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In-person classes have resumed on all five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

Since April 19, both academic and career-education classes have been held in person, although students still have the option of virtual education.

Since September, career-education classes had been held in person five days a week, while academic classes were ...

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 ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

May 13, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 15, 9:00 AM


Big Climb New Jersey

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Sat, May 15, 12:00 PM

North Brunswick Municipal Complex parking lot, North Brunswick

Large Yard Sale fundraiser

Home & Garden


Tue, May 18, 5:00 PM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class


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.

"Asthma: Finding the Ease in Your Wheeze" at the East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Saint Peter’s University Hospital partners with East Brunswick Public Library, located on 2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, to present the online program, “Asthma: Finding the Ease in Your Wheeze,” on Friday, May 7 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom.


This virtual presentation provides an overview of asthma, including what asthma is, the symptoms, ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)


My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

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 ...