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Former East Brunswick Gymnastics Coach Don Weider to Get Posthumous Hall of Fame Honor

May 15, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — The late Don Weider, longtime gymnastics coach at East Brunswick High School, will be inducted into the NJSIAA Gallagher/Bollinger Hall of Fame along with 17 other honorees for 2021.

Weider, who passed away six months ago at the age of 81, had a career coaching record of 252-33-2 at East Brunswick. His teams were ranked No. 1 in New Jersey 16 times. 

He ...

Girls Lacrosse: East Brunswick Romps Over Sayreville, 16-1

SAYREVILLE, NJ — Three players scored three goals apiece and the East Brunswick girls lacrosse team scored 12 goals in the first half on its way to a 16-1 victory over Sayreville on Thursday.

Alexis Johnson, Samantha Tarnofsky and Allison Weiden each finished with three goals and one assist for the Bears (6-6). Alexandra Miehl, Darya Popova and Chloe Green each connected for two ...

Baseball: East Brunswick Defeats Monroe, 8-0

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Dustin McGuinness pitched a six-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and one walk to lead East Brunswick to an 8-0 baseball victory over Monroe on Tuesday.

Romeo Diaz went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI for the Bears (6-6), who scored six runs in the fourth inning after the game had been scoreless to that point. 

Ryan Basham was 2-for-3 with a double and two ...

Baseball: East Brunswick Rallies to Beat St. Joe's, 6-4

METUCHEN, NJ — East Brunswick rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh innings for a 6-4 baseball victory over St. Joseph on Friday.

Jordan Williams and Dustin McGuinness each collected two hits and each knocked in a run for the Bears (5-5), who trailed, 4-3, going into the seventh inning.

Sebastian Vega singled in two runs and Dylan Lugo had an RBI single for East Brunswick, ...

Baseball: East Brunswick Blanks Old Bridge, 4-0

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Dustin McGuinness pitched a four-hitter to send East Brunswick to a 4-0 baseball victory over Old Bridge on Thursday.

East Brunswick (4-5) won despite getting just one base hit in the game. Ryan Basham singled for the Bears, who scored one run in the first inning and three in the second, taking advantage of nine walks and a hit batsman by Old Bridge ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school ball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...

Baseball: South Brunswick Edges East Brunswick, 6-5, in 8 Innings

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — The South Brunswick baseball team rebounded to defeat East Brunswick, 6-5, in eight innings on Tuesday, earning a split of the two-game series played out over consecutive days.

The Vikings (6-4) had a 5-0 lead after six innings before East Brunswick (3-5) rallied with five in the seventh to tie the game. Zach Zebro went 3-for-4 with three RBI for the Bears.

Danny ...

Baseball: East Brunswick Shuts Out South Brunswick, 6-0

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Chris Procaccini pitched a four-hitter to lift East Brunswick to a 6-0 baseball victory over South Brunswick on Monday.

Procaccini threw 97 pitches in his route-going effort, striking out six and walking two as the Bears (3-4) won their third game in a row.

Dustin McGuinness went 2-for-2 with two RBI, Jordan Williams went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, ...

Immaculata's Brandon Wagner 1 of 3 "Jersey Boys" on Patriots Roster

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, have arrived in New Jersey after a month-long training camp in Florida, including a player with a name familiar to central New Jersey high school baseball fans.

The team, including two other players from New Jersey, held their first practice at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday afternoon in preparation for ...

Baseball: East Brunswick Breaks Out, Beats Perth Amboy, 14-6

PERTH AMBOY, NJ — East Brunswick scored nine runs in the last two innings to break open a 14-6 baseball victory over Perth Amboy on Saturday.

Zach Zebro went 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored for the Bears (2-4), who led, 5-2, going to the sixth inning. Damien Charleston went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored, Dustin McGuinness had two hits and two RBI and Christian ...


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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 ...

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North Brunswick Municipal Complex parking lot, North Brunswick

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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.

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 ...