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Robert Wood Johnson, Saint Peter's Hospitals Call off Massive Merger

June 14, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal.

RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the leadership of both organizations “mutually made the difficult ...

New Jersey First Responders Rise to a Weight Loss Challenge with the Help of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ - EMS shifts are long and both physically and mentally demanding. Many times, EMS practitioners’ own needs come second—especially when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That was the case for two local first responders who spent the majority of their careers caring for others.

“We don’t eat well in the field,” said Robert Dolan, a 58-year-old ...

Could the Baby Formula Shortage End Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

EDISON, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Edison grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Gets “A” Safety Grade, Watchdog Group Says

RAHWAY, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway (RWJUH) is one of 30 hospitals in New Jersey to receive an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to 3,000 hospitals across the country ...

Edison Township Joining the Middlesex County Emergency Radio System

EDISON, NJ – In keeping with an ongoing strategy to offer regional solutions, Middlesex County and the Township of Edison are pleased to announce the addition of Edison to its emergency radio system. Participating in this County-wide service will save Edison millions of dollars each year and ensure greater efficiencies in communicating emergencies. This arrangement will provide access ...

Probating a Will With the Middlesex County Office of the Surrogate

(Editor's Note: This article is part of a series being published by TAPinto to provide Middlesex County residents with information on and about the services provided by the Office of the Surrogate. The next article will focus on 'Guardianship of an Adult Incapacitated Person.')

MIDDLESEX, NJ – In New Jersey, probate is the legal process that happens after a person ...


Take Our 2022 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 7, 2022

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

Take Our 2022 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

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

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 ...


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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Overlook Strong again: After two-year hiatus, Overlook Medical Center’s best and brightest celebrated at Excellence Awards

July 1, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – JUNE 2022 – Enthusiastic applause filled the gala room as each name was called, and team members from departments spanning Overlook Medical Center strode proudly to the stage to accept their awards.

It had been three years since Overlook had celebrated its standout team members at its annual Excellence Awards. The event, like many in-person gatherings, went on hiatus ...

Healthy Cooking Returns to RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – Healthy cooking returns to the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center with a Sensational Summer Salad program held in the center’s newly remodeled demonstration kitchen.

The free program is July 19 from 6 pm to 7:30 and features Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Earns National Recognition from the American Heart Association for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center has again earned the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Advanced Therapy with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll recognition.


For stroke patients, this means RWJUH has met ...

Agent Spotlight: Phillip Migliaccio

Phillip “Phil” Migliaccio, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is an award-winning Realtor! With over 30 years in the real estate business, Phil has assisted hundreds of clients in their journey to become proud homeowners. Their satisfaction leads to one of his greatest attributes; his large amount of repeat customers. And it’s not just his clients who love his ...

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Summer Precautions

It’s that time of year when we look forward to vacations, picnics, beach excursions, and just enjoying the warm weather -- and of course Fourth of July celebrations such as parades, concerts, and fireworks.

One thing we need to recognize during the upcoming months is that COVID 19 is still here, it has not gone away, and we need to exercise caution. Our numbers are not as high as when ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Edison Fire At Kin-Buc Landfill Forces Evacuation

July 6, 2022

(EDISON NJ):  A brush fire on the Kin-Buc landfill in Edison caused four nearby warehouses to be evacuated.  The evacuations were precautionary.  Edison's firefighters and responders from Sayerville, East Brunswick and the State Park Fire Department were all on the scene to battle the fire. 

"Currently, we do not suspect any suspicious activity," stated Deputy ...

Business Leaders Question New Jersey's Budget: 'What's the Plan for Economic Recovery?'

TRENTON, NJ — After seeing what's in the fiscal year 2023 budget that Gov. Phil Murphy signed last week, Tom Bracken has one question.

"What's the plan for economic recovery?" the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO asked in an interview with TAPinto. "That’s a fair question to ask, and it’s a more than reasonable question to be ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs 7 New Gun Laws in New Jersey

​​​​​​METUCHEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed seven new bills into law on Tuesday that tighten gun regulations in New Jersey.

"These are not going to be our last words on gun safety," Murphy said. "We cannot walk away from here today, none of us, thinking our job is done because it is not."

Murphy and democratic leaders called it "Gun Safety Package 3.0" ...

Edison Family Escapes Car Fire at Piscataway Shopping Center

PISCATAWAY, NJ – An Edison family and their pet escaped unharmed from their 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan after it suddenly erupted in flames in the parking lot of a Piscataway shopping center shortly after noon on Wednesday.

Members of the Piscataway Police Department and the North Stelton Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Centennial Square shopping center in front of Petco, the ...

Stanley Bill to Extend Life of School Buses Passes

NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 18 - New Jersey law requires that all school buses be retired after fifteen years of life, regardless of their condition or mileage. Economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, have adversely impacted supply chains, leading to shortages and increased prices in the production of automobiles.

In view of these shortages and increased costs, Assemblyman ...

Chief Zebrowski Concludes Term as President of the NJSACOP

SAYREVILLE -  Police Chief John Zebrowski completed his one-year term as president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), expressing appreciation to the members and staff who supported his many community-building initiatives.

Zebrowski’s term will be remembered for his strong advocacy and outreach on behalf of the police chiefs, continually underscoring ...