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Mayor Joshi in Washington for U.S. Conference of Mayors

January 19, 2022

Edison:  Mayor Sam Joshi headed to Washington D.C. this week to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors and meet with New Jersey Congress members.  The Mayor was in D.C. starting on Tuesday where he attended seminars on "Tax Incentives for Working Families," and "Strategies for Equity-Focused Development."

Today, the Mayor met with New Jersey senior Senator ...

Edison Council Approves Temporary Business Adminstrator

Edison:  The Edison Township Council last night voted to approve a professional service contract hiring the firm New Jersey Community Solutions LLC and its founder Matthew Watkins to serve as Business Administrator.  The contract is for three months with an amount not to exceed $75,000.00.

Matthew Watkins is an experienced Business Administrator who has served in that position ...

Edison Council Re-Organizes

Edison NJ:  At last nights' Council Re-Organization meeting, Councilman Joe Coyle was selected by his colleagues as Council President and Councilwoman Joyce Ship-Freeman was selected as Vice-President.  Coyle was selected by of vote of 6-0-1 with Councilman Richard Brescher choosing to abstain.  Councilwoman Ship-Freeman was selected by a vote of 7-0.

"I am so very ...

Middlesex County Expands COVID-19 Testing as Cases Rise

January 11, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In light of the overwhelming spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant in Middlesex County and the nation, County officials announced they will be utilizing their mobile testing ability to expand testing capacity to deal with increased testing demand.  Starting the week of January 10, 2022, the County will add three new testing sites at the following ...

Edison: What to Do after Testing Positive on a COVID Home Test

Edison, NJ - As indicated by the rapid rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 this month, there are lots of tests being taken both at home and in local pharmacies, emergency centers, hospitals and drug stores.  People waited in lines or online to grab appointments in Edison and around the state this past week, hoping to provide some surety when returning home or traveling during the ...

South Plainfield Ambulance Collision Under Investigation

January 10, 2022

EDISON, NJ – An accident involving a South Plainfield emergency services' vehicle providing mutual aid to Woodbridge is under investigation. 

According to sources, a South Plainfield ambulance, traveling south toward Route 1, struck the Parsonage Road railroad bridge just before 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8. The box portion of the ambulance did not clear the low-height bridge ...

No Cost Covid 19 Test Kits available for NJ residents

January 11, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The NJ Department of Health and Vault Medical Services announced their partnership to offer a free, at-home COVID-19 saliva test kit that is available to every NJ resident who thinks they need a test – even if you don't have symptoms. To order a free test kit, visit learn.vaulthealth.com/nj website or see information link below.

The kit will ...

More than 21,000 New COVID-19 Cases in New Jersey; 6,000+ in Hospitals Statewide with Virus

NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health says 21,691 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey on Monday.  The state confirmed 29 more deaths.  More than 6,000 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVD-19.

It's the 13th-straight day over 20,000 new positive cases.  26,615 new cases were reported Sunday and 29,564 on Saturday.

A new ...

Track and Field: Union Catholic Girls Win 7th Straight State Relay Title, Boys Place Third

January 17, 2022

TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The names keep changing, but the winning ways remain the same for the Union Catholic girls.

Year after year, the powerhouse track and field program loses All-State athletes and several key point scorers to graduation, but new stars keep emerging to maintain their status as the best program in the state.

The latest example came on Friday when Union ...

Saint Thomas Aquinas Boys Basketball To Battle Colonia Tonight

Edison:  Saint Thomas Aquinas boys varsity basketball team, is headed tonight to Colonia high school to play the Colonia Patriots.  The game is scheduled to start at 6:30pm and will feature the number 1 and number 2 ranked teams in the GMC White Division.  Both teams are undefeated in Division play and according to NJ.com's January 5th rankings, are ranked in the top 20.

The ...

Track And Field: The Union Catholic Girls Win 8th Straight Union County Relay Title

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls extended their incredible streak to eight titles in a row, and the UC boys placed second and smashed a record at Saturday's Union County Relays at the Jersey City Armory. 

UC's girls left no doubt about its superiority by winning five of the eight events, and running a NJ No. 1 time in the shuttle ...

Edison Students, Apply for the 2022 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship

January 17, 2022

EDISON, NJ - Edison high school seniors, it's time to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship. DeLeeuw, a prominent Plainfield resident and a patron of the arts, established a scholarship fund to assist students in need in the area for their pursuit of post-secondary education.

The scholarship fund, a part of the Plainfield Foundation, has provided over $1.3 million dollars ...

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Comes to Edison

January 20, 2022

Edison:  Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, the Food Network show hosted by Guy Fieri is coming to Edison's Skylark diner to film an episode of the popular TV show.  The show is coming back to the Skylark where it visited the diner one year after it opened.  The episode will be featured on the Food Network show, but an airing date has yet to be announced.

"This is ...

Oscar Winning-Actress Anne Hathaway Films New Movie in South Amboy

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- South Amboy or Southie?

Anne Hathaway stars in a film based on the 2015 novel, Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh, a New England-based fiction writer. Set in Massachusetts around Christmastime 1964, the story centers on a depressed 24-year-old woman who is trapped between two roles: taking care of her alcoholic father and working at a boys' prison. Eileen gets through her ...

Johnny C "The Pizza Guy" Connecting New Jersey Through a Slice of Pie

January 21, 2022

TOMS RIVER, NJ — A banker by day, a pizza lover for life. If anyone knows Jersey pizza, it’s Johnny C. 

“There’s so many great pizzas throughout New Jersey. I could go on and on, even in North Jersey where my roots are from. There’s a lot of good places," he said.

“I like a certain pie. I’m very picky with it. 

John ...

Gov. Murphy Faces Strong Opposition on Updated Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Murphy was met swiftly with strong opposition after announcing an updated vaccine mandate for all health care workers. 

While touring a new federal COVID-19 testing facility at Stockton University in Galloway on Wednesday, the Governor announced anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Mandating Asian American Curriculum in Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey schools will now be required to include curriculum regarding the history and contributions of Asian Americans. 

Gov. Phil Murphy signed two pieces of legislation Tuesday that will ensure that the contributions, history, and heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are included in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Social ...

VIDEO: Marina Fire Caught on Camera, Man's Passion for Pizza and Helping a Hero

January 21, 2022

NEW JERSEY — A fast-moving marina fire was caught on camera and a community comes together to help a hero and his family. Plus, some major support for one of the state's busiest hospitals and one man's major passion for PIZZA!

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

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VIDEO: Bear Attack, Vaccine Mandate Pushback and Officer Caught on Camera Under Investigation

NEW JERSEY — Another bear attack in a New Jersey town, some don't approve of Gov. Murphy's new COVID-19 vaccination mandate, and an officer is under investigation after being caught on camera threatening someone else.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

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VIDEO: Big Help for One City's Opioid Battle, Helping a Beloved Teenager & Best Friend's 'Ruff' Day

NEW JERSEY — One of New Jersey's largest cities is one of three in the country to get a big grant to help fight opioid abuse. Plus, one community comes together to help a beloved teenager in a health battle. Also, first responders help a best friend who had a 'ruff' day.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by ...

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A Cornoranvirus Story, Some Guidelines, Some New Information

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 18, NEW JERSEY: Hello again everybody, and a happy and healthy New Year to you all. It has been some time since I last wrote an article here and a lot has transpired in the world since. The world continues to deal with COVID-19 and the rise of variants. We are still coming to terms with the loved ones and milestones lost to the pandemic. In the last two years we have ...

Home of the Week: 28 Stanford Place, Montclair NJ

You’ll find 28 Stanford Place in the desirable town of Montclair, a charming colonial on a corner lot. The first floor has a lot of character, featuring a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a den with a lot of natural light, a formal dining room, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The second floor has three bedrooms including a master bedroom, ensuite. And it ...

New COVID-19 Daily Cases in New Jersey Under 20,000 For First Time in 2022

January 12, 2022

NEW JERSEY — For the first time in 2022, there are fewer than 20,000 new daily COVID-19 in New Jersey.  The State Department of Health confirmed 19,454 new cases on Wednesday.  Also, 103 new COVID-19 deaths were reported.

The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, declined again to 1.35.  For perspective, it was 1.92 on New Year's ...

Legislation Designed to Ensure Safety of Students Traveling on School Buses Heads to Governor’s Desk

The final legislative piece of a three-bill package designed to ensure the safety of New Jersey students traveling on school buses is headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk to be signed into law.

The bill (S-3851), which Senators Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) sponsored, will create the Office of School Bus Safety in the Department of Education to ...

St. Thomas Aquinas Yearbook Wins 1st Place Award

January 20, 2022

The 2020-21 Insight student staff and advisor Mrs. Diane Fucci were awarded 1st Place in the American Scholastic Press Association's annual yearbook competition, scoring 925 out of a possible 1000 points! They were also awarded the Best High School Yearbook in the country for schools with 500-1000 students!

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Cast List for Musical Grease

EDISON, NJ -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has announced the cast list for the upcoming Upper School musical Grease. The wildly popular show has begun live rehearsals and is filled with an enthusiastic mix of veterans and newcomers to the stage.

Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains and Raiya Patel of Edison will portray lead characters Danny and Sandy.

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Announces Partnership with Global Online Academy

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is excited to announce a partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA), an international consortium of leading independent schools that unites behind a common mission: to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. GOA imagines a future where all students acquire and practice ...

Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Outline 2022 Goals During Annual Reorganization Meeting

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners held their annual Reorganization meeting on Thursday evening, during which they reflected on the County’s efforts during 2021 and shared their vision for the future. That vision focuses on implementing their Destination 2040 strategic vision which outlines top priorities for the County that will ...

Better Understanding of Social Media Will Lead to Better Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Often media companies treat all social media channels the same. They post the same content the same way on each channel, often using a service that automatically makes the posts. The best strategy for social media for your business is one that is tailored to the platform you’re using.

The hottest and most-used platform right now is TikTok. According to ...

Wrestling Saint Joseph Defeats Old Bridge, Somerville and Sparta at Quad Meet

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestlers continued their strong performances on Saturday by defeating opponents from Old Bridge, Somerville, and Sparta on Saturday. 

Saint Joseph over Old Bridge, 59-16

106 Zachary Beadling (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Nicholas Duchatellier (Old Bridge) (Fall 0:37)
113 John Whitacre (St. Joseph Metuchen) over Ziyad Ibrahim (Old Bridge) (Fall ...

VIDEO: Marina Fire Caught on Camera, Man's Passion for Pizza and Helping a Hero

January 21, 2022

NEW JERSEY — A fast-moving marina fire was caught on camera and a community comes together to help a hero and his family. Plus, some major support for one of the state's busiest hospitals and one man's major passion for PIZZA!

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

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Mayor Joshi Set to Return from Conference of Mayors

Edison: Newly elected Mayor Sam Joshi is returning to Edison today from a highly successful three day business trip to the Annual Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C. Mayor Joshi was able to meet with a number of Senators, Congress members and fellow Mayors in the nation's capital, to discuss issues facing Edison and New Jersey.  The Mayor also used a large part of his time at ...

Johnny C "The Pizza Guy" Connecting New Jersey Through a Slice of Pie

TOMS RIVER, NJ — A banker by day, a pizza lover for life. If anyone knows Jersey pizza, it’s Johnny C. 

“There’s so many great pizzas throughout New Jersey. I could go on and on, even in North Jersey where my roots are from. There’s a lot of good places," he said.

“I like a certain pie. I’m very picky with it. 

John ...

VIDEO: Bear Attack, Vaccine Mandate Pushback and Officer Caught on Camera Under Investigation

NEW JERSEY — Another bear attack in a New Jersey town, some don't approve of Gov. Murphy's new COVID-19 vaccination mandate, and an officer is under investigation after being caught on camera threatening someone else.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

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Gov. Murphy Faces Strong Opposition on Updated Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Murphy was met swiftly with strong opposition after announcing an updated vaccine mandate for all health care workers. 

While touring a new federal COVID-19 testing facility at Stockton University in Galloway on Wednesday, the Governor announced anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional ...

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Comes to Edison

Edison:  Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, the Food Network show hosted by Guy Fieri is coming to Edison's Skylark diner to film an episode of the popular TV show.  The show is coming back to the Skylark where it visited the diner one year after it opened.  The episode will be featured on the Food Network show, but an airing date has yet to be announced.

"This is ...