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Robbinsville Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

May 12, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

East Brunswick Lights the Lanterns to End Ramadan

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The East Brunswick Human Relations Council and the Township of East Brunswick will sponsor the First Annual Lighting Ceremony to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the holy period of fasting for Muslims worldwide, on Sunday, May 2 at 8:45 pm.

The event will be held outside near the Municipal Complex Pond and will be streamed on the township's Facebook page ...

Piscataway: Kenneth Armwood Remembered for a 'Life Well Lived'

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Remembrances of “Ya gotta do something” and “Leave a mark that can't erase” described the life and legacy of Kenneth Armwood, Middlesex County Deputy Commissioner, East Brunswick’s Economic Development Officer, and long-time Piscataway resident on Monday.

The late morning funeral service for Armwood, who passed away March 29 at age 46 ...

East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy: Prayers after a Year of COVID-19

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy council invites residents to attend an interfaith service of commemoration, hope and healing on the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will be held on Tuesday, March 2 on Facebook Live at 7:30 pm on the EB Interfaith Clergy Council FB page and on EBTV (Comcast Channel 26 or Channels 37/38 on Verizon.)

'An Evening of Gospel Choirs' Going Virtual Each Saturday in February

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A program that for 38 years has sought to lift every voice and sing is going virtual.

“An Evening of Gospel Choirs,” under the direction of Rutgers professor Angus Kress Gillespie, has drawn the soulful, soaring sounds from many of the historic African American churches from New Brunswick and neighboring towns.

The program will be held virtually because of ...

Arrangments Announced For Two Spotswood Residents Killed In Weekend Car Crash

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Two Spotswood families are mourning the loss of their sons. Justin Rochford and Jonathan Ramirez, both 20, were killed over the weekend in a one-car accident while traveling along the northbound side of Route 9 just south of Smallwood Lane in Manalapan on Saturday evening. Rochford was pronounced dead at the scene while Ramirez succumbed to his injuries at Jersey Shore Medical ...

Saint Peter’s Pastoral Care Tends to Spiritual Needs of COVID-19 Patients as Pandemic Lingers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A pandemic raged, retreated and returned with a vengeance, but the eight chaplains on staff at Saint Peter’s University Hospital tended to the spiritual well-being of hundreds of patients as the medical staff cared for their physical health.

The members of the Pastoral Care Department were there with prayers over the past 10 months, even when they weren’t ...

Tonight: East Brunswick Gives Thanks, Even During a Troubled Year

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Please join the East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council for its 45th Annual Thanksgiving interfaith service tonight online and on television.

EAST BRUNSWICK INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

The Virtual Service will be broadcast on:

EBTV (East Brunswick TV) cable channels Comcast 25, Verizon 37 & 38

EBTV YouTube ...

The True Light Should be Within: What is the Meaning of Diwali?

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The time of Diwali is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year. Diwali literally means "a row of lights." It is a time filled with light and love; a time when Indians all over the world rejoice. It is the darkest night of the darkest period, yet it is a celebration of light. Diwali is heralded as the triumph of good over evil.

The ...

World Without Exploitation’s Lauren Hersh to Participate in Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series on Nov. 10

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Internationally recognized lawyer, activist, educator and writer Lauren Hersh will examine the stunning growth and impact of human trafficking in a virtual presentation as part of the Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Hersh, a former New York prosecutor and currently the national director of World Without Exploitation, ...

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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 ...

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Tue, May 18, 5:00 PM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

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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 ...