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Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak

It’s been well reported that New Jersey’s consumers and businesses continue to struggle with supply chain disruptions and historic inflation, causing job loss in many manufacturing sectors. A major culprit is the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, imposed by President Donald Trump in 2018. They continue to harm the state’s economy, negatively affecting New Jersey consumers and businesses alike. Now is the time to remove these business-killing tariffs, particularly on aluminum imports, to create a sustainable supply ...

Creating NJ’s Premier Academic Medical Center

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. “Today, New Brunswick residents in need of the extraordinary care provided by a premier AMC either travel out-of-state to New York City or Philadelphia or forgo care at a premier AMC ...

Health Matters

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease. Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of Atlantic Medical Group Urology in Summit and Bridgewater, clears up some of the misconceptions around prostate cancer:  Q: Isn’t prostate ...

Liz on Theatre

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish. The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research. They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of posing nude (not naked) for a calendar, incorporating their backgrounds of gardening, knitting, baking and music. Chris insists that ...

News from Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios

March is designated as National Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. Some of us may not know the origins of this national celebration which signifies the importance of recognizing the sacrifices and contributions made by women throughout the history of America.   National Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week which was established by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women in California when it was noted that women’s contributions to ...

NJ TRANSIT: Working hard for you

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers. According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since 2018. Major capital projects that will positively impact millions of riders each year are at the top of the list of planned improvements for NJ ...

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

SOUTH PLAINFIELD/EDISON, NJ - A bridge slated for replacement in Edison along a stretch of Oak Tree Road that connects the township with South Plainfield is the focus of a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) virtual information session. The session, formerly known as a Public Information Center (PIC), is being conducted online today through April 1 at oaktreeroadoverconrail.com. The PIC affords all members of the public – including local residents, business owners, and government officials – an opportunity to ...

TAPinto Insider

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen. When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time. "I say this to all of my advertisers. You're not just placing an ad on TAP, we're going to help you brand your business and we're going to tell your ...

The Falcon's Nest

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection.  After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint Joe’s Class of 2019) flourish at the private, catholic college preparatory school, Aayush knew he wanted to follow in his brother’s footsteps ...

Updates and Ideas from Assemblyman Sterley Stanley

NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 18 - One of the many questions I am asked by constituents is how a law is created in the legislature and signed by the Governor. Growing up how many of you have watched Schoolhouse Rock in between cartoons on Saturday mornings? Those short 3 to 4-minute cartoons would teach us a lot. Anyone who has not, should watch them. One of my favorites is “I am just a Bill”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgVKvqTItto      Today, I am going to explain the process for how an idea or ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge News

EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2022-2023 school year after winning the Student Council election. Annie, who took over the leadership from outgoing president Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains earlier this month, will be joined by Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Adam Eisdorfer of Colonia as next year’s elected class presidents. Upper School students voted on the officers for next year’s sophomore, junior and senior ...

Your Real Estate Source

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The first floor also contains a half bathroom and a formal dining room. On the second floor ...

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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Find Fund Flip, Real Estate Investing Seminar comes to Carteret, New Jersey on May 21!

May 16, 2022

Benz and JT Morel of Epic Level-Up Group present Find Fund Flip, a real estate seminar designed to GROW your business and your team in today's intense real estate market!

When: Saturday, May 21st, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Saint Demetrius Community Center, 691 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, New Jersey.

This great networking and educational opportunity are back by popular ...

The Comeback Kid: Jimmy Wischusen Returns to Track, Helps Union Catholic Capture Prestigious Title

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic sophomore distance running star Jimmy Wischusen, who hadn't raced since Jan. 8 because of a hip impingement, made his eagerly awaited return last Friday and delivered in a big way. He ran a strong leadoff leg to help ignite Union Catholic to victory in the Distance Medley Relay Championship of America at the 126th Penn Relays at historic Franklin ...

Catherine Holt is Leading the Charge For Union Catholic Lacrosse Team

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic sophomore lacrosse star Catherine Holt, who lives in South Orange, recently surpassed 50 goals in her career, and has 45 goals this season to give her 65 in her career. She's also an Honor Roll student and very involved with clubs at the school.

Congrats on surpassing 50 career goals, and on the great season you are having. What does it ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 25, 6:30 PM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Hybrid Eminar

Education

Fri, June 3, 4:00 AM

Raritan Yacht Club, Perth Amboy

Women United Legislative Breakfast

Giving Back

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Class Officers for 2022-2023

EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2022-2023 school year after winning the Student Council election. Annie, who took over the leadership from outgoing president Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains earlier this month, will be joined by Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Adam Eisdorfer of ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

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

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

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

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

VIDEO: New Franklin Youth Center Opens, Camden Waterfront Pavilion Gets Another New Name, Westfield Memorial Day Parade Returns and Wayne Teen Loses Battle with Cancer

NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare blood cancer. 

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

Bill Aiming to Ban Large Boxes for Small Items Passes Assembly Committee with Strong Opposition

TRENTON, NJ — “This is a horrendous piece of legislation,” said Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R - District 25) during the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee meeting on Monday. 

His objection came prior to the committee clearing Assemblyman John McKeon’s (D - District 27) oversized box regulation. The new legislation would prohibit retailers ...