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Fanwood Resident Pleads Guilty in Rutgers Hacking Case

December 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – A 21-year-old Fanwood resident, Paras Jha, and two other defendants have pleaded guilty in three cybercrime cases. Jha, a former Rutgers student, admitted to launching a cyber attack on the university's computer network. He and two others also pleaded guilty to creating and operating two "botnets" that targeted “Internet of Things” ...

Patriots' Fans Trudge Through Snow to Donate Toys

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for Tots.

The Marines were assisted by Santa, team mascot Sparkee and his namesake, manager ...

CJ Stueck from Wardlaw+Hartridge Named to All-State Choir

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The third time proved to be the charm for Wardlaw+Hartridge senior CJ Stueck.

Having twice qualified for the regional choir, the Scotch Plains resident was determined to take it one step higher and earn selection to the NJMEA All-State Choir and perform with the state’s finest singers. Mission accomplished.

CJ recently performed with the All-State Choir at two ...

Help TAPinto New Brunswick and ProPublica Track Hate Crimes

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - TAPinto New Brunswick is partnering with ProPublia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to investigative journalism, as well as dozens of news organizations and nonprofits across the country, for a project called Documenting Hate.

Since the November 2016 elections, the country has seen a spike in bias and hate crime incidents.

​Here in New Brunswick, ​there’s ...

New Jersey Tech Council Hosts its 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey's leaders in technology and life sciences gathered to celebrate the New Jersey Tech Council's 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration, at the Palace of Somerset, Thursday night. 

Statewide and regional companies were recognized and honored for their contributions to the communities they serve. 

"On this stage, we’ll honor some ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

Elections: Ballot Questions Explained

NEW JERSEY - Next week's election ballot will contain not only voting options for local officials and county and members of the county or legislative district administrators, but also two questions regarding public finances.  One question focuses on increasing the financial support for New Jersey's public libraries.  The other addresses the use of recovery funds from Superstorm ...

Rutgers Looks to Confront Slave-owning Past, Renames 3 Different Sites

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers dedicated three sites in its campus to African Americans who were involved with the university’s history, in an effort to reconcile with its’ slave-owning past.

One of the sites, the apartments at The Yard @ College Ave, formerly known as the College Avenue Apartments, were dedicated to slave abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who as a child, was owned by ...

Sean Stratton of the Green Party Runs for NJ Assembly in District 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  There's his name, sitting out there all by itself in the far-right field of your 2017 election day ballot.  He's running against incumbent Democrats Nancy J. Pinkin and Robert J. Karabinchak and Republican challengers April Bengivenga and Zhiyu "Jimmy" Hu for Member of the General Assembly for NJ District 18.  He is Sean ...

Far Hills 97th Meeting Race Draws 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts

FAR HILLS, NJ - A mass of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed the small town of Far Hills yet again. The crowd arrived Saturday at Moorland Farms for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting adorned in their best fall attire.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to peek over the colorful trees, families, friends, and coworkers, ...

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