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Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Plaguing the Parks: Police Still Seeking Sexual Assault Suspect in South Brunswick

October 20, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Police in several townships are still on the lookout for a suspect in an aggravated sexual assault that occurred in the area of Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park on the border of Plainsboro and South Brunswick Townships on September 28, 2021.

According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, this incident has similarities to a sexual assault that ...

Johnson Park Zoo to Close in Wake of Hurricane Ida Flooding

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The county is closing the Johnson Park Animal Haven after the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded the small zoo on River Road.

The process of moving all the animals from the zoo to new homes across the state has already started, said Middlesex County in a press release issued today.

In a quote attributed to the Middlesex Board of County Commissioners, the Johnson Park ...

Milltown Police Asking For Public's Assistance In Locating Van Involved In Serious Hit-And-Run

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying the driver of a van involved in a hit-and-run in the Acme parking lot on Ryders Lane on Wednesday afternoon. A 62-year-old woman was hit twice by the van and dragged before the vehicle quickly left the scene. The victim, who was not identified by the MPD, was left on the ground. She ...

Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...

Plenty of Screams for the LBI Region Halloween Scene

October 16, 2021

There is something salty, sweet, and scary happening this October throughout the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Coast. With options for all to enjoy tucked throughout corners of this legendary area. Hit the chilling waters for Legends and Lore Boat Tour at the Tuckerton Seaport beginning Oct 16 with select days through Halloween. This family-friendly boat ride along Tuckerton Creek ...

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Thu, October 21, 7:00 PM

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Environment Commission Meeting

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Thu, October 21, 7:30 PM

East Brunswick

Zoning Board

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Fri, October 22, 8:00 PM

Just Off Main Productions , Monroe

"9 Circles Haunted Trail" Presented by Just Off ...

Arts & Entertainment

Saint Peter’s University Hospital and East Brunswick Public Library Present Autoimmune Diseases Program

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Saint Peter’s University Hospital and East Brunswick Public Library present an online lecture via Zoom on autoimmune diseases on Friday, November 5 at noon.

 

Autoimmune diseases—which include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and inflammatory bowel disease—result from your immune system attacking your body instead of foreign invaders like bacteria ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)

 

Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

Letter to the Editor: Upgrading Recreational Facilities is a Team Sport

October 15, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Yesterday Ronnie Li received a proclamation for the Township of East Brunswick for her dedication to improving the quality and access to tennis and pickleball.  The Proclamation was awarded at the opening of the newly upgraded tennis and basketball facilities at Country Lane Park.

Good Morning, Champs,

 

Thank YOU for this tremendous honor and ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...