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Sutor Records Her 700th Save as SPHS Girls Lax Tops Edison

May 18, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Tatianna Sutor has proven time and time again she’s one of the top girls lacrosse goalies in the state of New Jersey. The South Plainfield High School senior recorded her 700th career save as the Lady Tigers topped Edison, 10-8, on Thursday in Edison.

Sutor came into the contest needing three saves to reach the milestone, and made 17. In less than three years at the varsity ...

Parris Washington Lifts Piscataway Varsity Baseball past Edison in GMCT Preliminary Round

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School varsity baseball team was riding high at the beginning of the year as it sported a 7-3 record. But, the Chiefs lost their mojo and dropped eight games in a row, falling deep into the Greater Middlesex Conference -- White Division standings and virtually out of the hunt for a playoff spot in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 state ...

Golf: Wardlaw+Hartridge Clinches Blue Division Crown

EDISON, NJ - The varsity co-ed golf team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison swept rival Metuchen High to clinch its third consecutive Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division championship.

Last week's victories over Metuchen on consecutive days powered the Rams (10-1) to the title. Sydney Kuo of Edison, Mia Sutton of Westfield and Logan D'Amore of Scotch Plains ...

Edison-to-Metuchen Water Main Project Begins

May 11, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- Middlesex Water Company said it broke ground yesterday on an underground, large-diameter water transmission main running from Edison to Metuchen.

 The 42-inch diameter main will “provide critical backup water supply and ensure resiliency” said the company in a statement. The $52 million project, called the Western Transmission Main, will supplement Middlesex ...

St. Joseph High School (Metuchen) Holds Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2018

May 22, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School held its commencement ceremonies, including a baccalaureate mass and graduation, on Sunday, May 20, at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield in honor of the Class of 2018.

Brother Louis Couvillon, S.C., a SJHS resident brother, presided over the mass. The Most Rev. James F. Checchio was in attendance and handed out diplomas ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Fourth Graders Promote Drug Free New Jersey

EDISON, NJ - The fourth grade health class at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, taught by Dawn Francavilla of Somerset, was involved in designing a folder for a Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. The students were challenged to create anti-drug artwork relating to the theme "Fun Things to do Instead of Doing Drugs."

The winning entries had their artwork reproduced as ...

Edison's Brianna Bohn is Newark College of Engineering Outstanding Senior

EDISON, NJ - Brianna Bohn, of Edison, graduated this week from New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Newark College of Engineering (NCE). She was chosen to represent her college as a gonfalon carrier in the 102nd commencement ceremony.

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Edison

Next up: Moving to Charlottesville, Virginia to work as an engineer at Merck & Co.

Bohn was ...

Amazon’s Career Choice Program Wins “Community Excellence” Award

May 23, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

Steven Johnson, Amazon’s Director for Associate Development, was on hand to accept the award and lead a panel discussion on how the program provides trained, motivated employees for ...

Amazon’s Career Choice Program Wins “Community Excellence” Award

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

Steven Johnson, Amazon’s Director for Associate Development, was on hand to accept the award and lead a panel discussion on how the program provides trained, motivated employees for ...

Walmart Opens 24-hour Supercenter in North Brunswick

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - After two years of renovations, Walmart on Tuesday celebrated that opening of its expanded Supercenter store.

The now 190,000 square-foot store on Route 1 will be open 24-hours-a-day. It features a garden center, pharmacy, photo center, vision and glasses center and a McDonald’s restaurant, among other facilities.

First opened 25 years ago in the shopping center ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

May 18, 2018

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Rutgers Student from Edison Bikes to Florida to Help Homeless, Abused Youths

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six days after receiving his degree from Rutgers University, Alexander Lopez-Perez on Saturday will be on the move, starting a bicycle trip to Florida, but it is not a vacation at the end of the school year.

Lopez-Perez and four other university students are making the trip in a fund-raising effort to help homeless youths.

“This is very important The cause is ...

Sex-Offender Sentenced for Crimes in Edison, Highland Park, New Brunswick, and North Brunswick

May 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  After attacking a woman and three children during the spring and summer of 2016, a local man has been convicted and sentenced for sex crimes in Middlesex County.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a 40-year old man from Franklin Township has been sentenced to serve 17 ½ years in a New Jersey state prison for the sexual crimes ...

Hillsborough Seminarian to be Ordained as Deacon in Diocese of Metuchen

May 16, 2018

METUCHEN, NJ – Three seminarians, including a 2011 graduate of Hillsborough High School, will be be ordained as deacons by Diocese of Metuchen Bishop James F. Checchio during a Mass of the Rite of Ordination on Saturday, May 19 at the Cathedral of St Francis of Assisi, 548 Main St.

A second seminarian will be assigned to Mary, Mother of God Parish in Hillsborough, while in his final ...

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Holy Savior Cheerleading Squad Takes Season by 'Storm'

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy’s (HSA) ‘Biddy’ Cheerleading Squad, the Storm,  recently completed their 2017-2018 season with a first place win in their division at Cheerfest. Held May 12 at Six Flags Great Adventure, the annual multi-state competition featured teams from throughout New Jersey. 

“This cheer season has been such an ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Annual Immaculate Conception Carnival On Tap

May 23, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Immaculate Conception will host their annual carnival on June 12 through June 16. The carnival will be open on Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. and on Saturday, June 16 from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Fireworks will close out the five-day event on June 16.

The Immaculate Conception Summer Carnival is a family-friendly, community event that includes ...

Rutgers Center Battles Noise Pollution Nationwide

May 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Eric Zwerling got a call this week from a man was living next to a fitness center, complaining he repeatedly heard the loud thud heavy free weights and medicine balls hit the floor.

The man was recovering from having a pace maker in his chest and wondering of the impact of the noise from the gym.

“I’ve received thousands of calls,” said Zwerling, ...

Senator Robert Menendez to Give the Keynote Address to Progressive Grassroots Group

May 23, 2018

Senator Robert Menendez will be the keynote speaker that the Inaugural Gala presented by Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), the state’s largest progressive grassroots organization.

“I am honored and humbled that Action Together New Jersey asked me to keynote this year’s gala,” Sen. Menendez said. “After a 2016 election that shook many New Jerseyans to their core, ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...