Press Releases

REPLENISH distributes 1,445 turkeys to 45 partner organizations throughout Middlesex County in time for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – To celebrate Thanksgiving, Middlesex County’s food distribution organization, REPLENISH, hosted a series of events and food drives throughout the month of November designed to raise awareness of food insecurity and collect non-perishable foods and supplies. The month-long campaign culminated with REPLENISH’'s annual turkey distribution ...

Letters to the Editor

The East Brunswick Clergy Council Responds to Threats Against New Jersey Synagogues

November 16, 2022


Dear Editor:

The East Brunswick Clergy Council would like to express our dismay at the act of antisemitism in the form of a threat made against Jewish houses of worship. Being committed to communication and collaboration across faith traditions we believe that an act of hate against any group is an act of hate against all. No one should have to live in fear of being ...

Tears of Joy Flow During Middlesex County's Adoption Day Event

November 16, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Glorianne Wright emerged from Courtroom 201 wiping away tears of joy.

She and her husband, Jonathan, completed a five-year process when their adoption of 5-year-old Boston from foster care was formalized at the Middlesex County Courthouse.

The Wrights want to literally give Boston a home, after his birth parents struggled with homelessness and other ...

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 ...

TAPinto Greater Olean Journalists to Benefit from New St. Bonaventure University Fundraising Campaign

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University has launched the largest fundraising campaign in its history. The University is seeking to raise $125 million by May 2025 to improve facilities around the campus.

That includes the Jandoli School of Communication's John J. Murphy Professional Building. Money raised during the campaign will benefit students, improve ...

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Recognizes TAPinto with 8 Excellence in Journalism Awards

PRINCETON, NJ — TAPinto journalists were honored with eight 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.

"At TAPinto, we're about providing original local news reporting and doing it the right way - - professionally and honestly. It is an honor to be recognized by the NJ SPJ with 8 awards for our journalism," TAPinto ...

TAPinto SOMA Publisher Fred Smith Named South Orange's Villager of the Month

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Fred Smith has lived in SOMA for 36 years — 24 in Maplewood and the past 12 in South Orange — and he loves the place he calls home.

Smith, the owner and publisher of TAPinto SOMA, was recognized as November's Villager of the Month at the South Orange Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, November 14, 2022.

After a nomination process, South ...

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Senate approves Diegnan bill requiring signage honoring historic sites at NJ TRANSIT stations

The Senate Monday unanimously approved legislation requiring NJ TRANSIT to identify and display markers of New Jersey historic sites and memorials in or around its rail stations and bus terminals.

Senator Patrick Diegnan, D-Middlesex, sponsored the legislation with the goal of educating residents of and visitors to New Jersey about the Garden State’s rich and distinguished ...

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan (Ballantine Books, 2022)


Mad Honey is a modern tale of star crossed lovers that has a twist that the reader doesn’t see coming. 

The boy is Asher McAfee, a sensitive, young man who has joined his mother in her escape from her abusive cardiothoracic surgeon husband, back to his Mom’s hometown, Adams, New ...