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Rebecca Eugene Honored with S.T.A.R Performance Award

June 27, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Nursing Assistant Rebecca Eugene is a healthcare hero, honored for her kind and attentive care.

A patient, who described herself as “the worst patient ever,” wrote saying that she was calmed and soothed by Eugene, who was kind and patient.  “Few people possess the considerate, unselfish, loving heart that she ...

Middlesex County Celebrates Pride Month and more this June with a Spectrum of Arts and Culture Events

The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of June. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around celebrating Pride Month. These events are free to enjoy for all County residents and beyond.

June’s event highlights include:

 Every ...

A tribute to Steve Stutski

EDISON, NJ - Family and friends of Steve Stutski gathered on a cloudy Saturday afternoon at Roosevelt Park in remembrance of his life and enshrined the name “Steve Stutski” on a park bench near the basketball courts. The same courts that are now named “The Steve Stutski Courts,” a tribute to Stutski’s love for the sport. He was in the “72 All Star Team, first ...

Ramadan Celebration Lights Up East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the solemn observance of Ramadan draws to a close this week, Muslims in East Brunswick will reflect on the Second Annual Ramadan lighting ceremony to commemorate the holy month that is celebrated by Muslims around the world.

To make Ramadan special, the East Brunswick Township hosted 2nd annual Ramadan lighting ceremony to commemorate the holy month that is ...

At Ukrainian Church in New Brunswick, Prayers for Peace and a Search for Hope

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sunday morning’s gloomy skies gave off just enough light to illuminate the stained-glass windows inside the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Dozens of candles set on alters flickered as a woman in a grey raincoat clenched her hands together in prayer. 

A man in a black leather jacket and khakis stood behind her, his eyes closed as he ...

And the Winners are….

EDISON, NJ - Council President Joe Coyle had a very hard time picking the winners of the Snowman Contest. “We had so many great submissions,” stated Coyle. “I would like to thank everyone who participated.  The children of Edison are truly creative and innovative builders.”

The winners are:

1st Place – Lina & Sebastian

2nd Place - ...

Ernest Albrecht, 84, Founding Father of Plays in the Park

MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Ernie Albrecht, whose passion for live entertainment and his vision for community theater made him one of the driving forces behind the creation of Plays in the Park, has passed away.

Mr. Albrecht , 84, died on Thursday, Feb. 3, according an announcement from the Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home in East Brunswick. A private funeral has been planned.

Ernest Jacob Albrecht ...


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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...


August 4, 2022

[New Brunswick, NJ] – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) today announced that it has earned the 2022 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and hospitals. This distinction places the hospital’s maternity program among the top ten percent of hospitals evaluated for overall labor and delivery ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

Step Into the Mayhem of a Show Gone Wrong in "Don't Say M@©83+#!"

Macbeth may just be one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. But even more famous is the legendary curse that surrounds the renowned “Scottish Play”. Now you can step into the world of theatrical lore as the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Drama Department debuts an original production by alumna writer and director Amy Kate Byrne.

In this lighthearted tale of mishaps, ...

Agent Spotlight: Kristen Murphy

Kristen Murphy, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is the agent you’ve been looking for! Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or rent, she is there to ensure the best possible outcome. Kristen understands how important and stressful the home search process can be and she’s committed to make it as smooth as possible for all her clients.

A Morris township native, now ...

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Tue, August 16, 6:00 PM

Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Rotary Fair


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Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

Well Alright! - A Tribute to the Rolling Stones

Diegnan bill requiring New Jersey to establish electric school bus program becomes law

Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a bill requiring the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to develop and implement an electric school bus program.

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, sponsored the legislation, which is designed to determine the operational reliability and cost effectiveness of replacing diesel-powered school buses with electric counterparts for the ...

Replacing century-old rail bridge will benefit Northeast Corridor commuters

Commuters in New Jersey’s 18th Legislative District and across the state who ride NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak along the Northeast Corridor line will soon benefit from the construction of a new railroad bridge.

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., who chairs the Senate Transportation committee, was among several state legislators, U.S. Senators and congressional representatives who joined Governor ...

Governor signs legislation establishing commission to create New Jersey frontline and healthcare worker memorial

Gov. Phil Murphy today signed legislation establishing a commission to create a memorial for frontline and healthcare workers who valiantly fought and risked their lives battling the coronavirus.

The legislation, which Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, sponsored, requires the commission to select a suitable design and location for the memorial, and establishes a ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Millburn High School Rising Senior Films Documentary of the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

August 8, 2022

While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 Ukrainians arrived ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

August is National "Make a Will" Month

MIDDLESEX COUNTY. NJ - August is “National Make a Wills Month,” and according to a new survey from senior living referral service only 33% of Americans have a will or living trust. Which means 67% are leaving what happens to them and their estates to others, including the state. To ensure your final wishes are executed as you intended, the Middlesex County ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

Hospitals in Urgent Need of Blood Donations

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  RWJBarnabas Health is making an urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations as it responds to a serious blood shortage at hospitals throughout the state. Life-saving blood donations are given to patients in a wide range of circumstances including cancer care, trauma events such as car accidents and home accidents, childbirth, and mass casualty ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Now Offers Robotic Surgery At Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  –  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Robotic Surgical Services Team recently performed its first robotic surgery case at the hospital’s outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion (ASP) using the DaVinci X robot — the latest generation of the technology.


Robotic surgery procedures that are now performed at the ASP include: most ...

Millburn High School Rising Senior Films Documentary of the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 Ukrainians arrived ...