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Bishop Chechhio: Eating Meat on Friday Okay During Lent

March 27, 2020

DIOCESE OF METUCHEN, NJ - In an unusual step that recognizes the ongoing abstinence being practiced by members of the Diocese of Metuchen  who are in the midst of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bishop has ordered a change to a centuries-old practice.

In a Twitter post today, the Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, stated "I have granted a dispensation from ...

Coronavirus and the Church: Ways to Worship in South Plainfield

(Editor's Note: TAPinto South Plainfield made every attempt to include information on all places of worship located in the borough for this article; any congregation that wishes to have service information added or updated should contact DCullen@TAPinto.net.)

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With social distancing in effect throughout the country, several of South Plainfield’s ...

Diocese of Metuchen Plans Suspends Public Masses

NEW JERSEY - The Diocese of Metuchen has suspended all public masses beginning on March 18. Public masses may not resume any earlier than April 3. The situation will be re-evaluated at that time and a decision will be made based on the circumstances regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Bishop Checchio released directives for churches within the Diocese of Metuchen to follow. The directives ...

Impact Church Addressing Coronavirus Concerns

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Impact Church in South Plainfield, in an effort to contain the potential spread of the coronavirus, will be moving to an online platform for services, effective March 22. 

“We agree with the governor’s goal to do our part to limit exposure to the virus,” said De’Andre Salter, senior pastor of Impact Church. 

Online worship ...

Union Catholic's Jillian Jacinto of Edison Receives Prestigious Award

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Union Catholic’s Jillian Jacinto was recently honored as a recipient of the Saint Timothy Award by the Diocese of Metuchen.

The award honors high school teens for their outstanding faith and service to their community, school, and or parish, and for serving as a role model for others to emulate.

Jacinto, a senior who lives in Edison, has been very active for ...

Bishop Checchio Leads World Day of the Sick Mass at Saint Peter's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Those who suffer in silence can feel forgotten, or worse, invisible.

Bishop James F. Checchio of the Diocese of Metuchen, however, said it is important to remember them and even reach out to comfort them every year on World Day of the Sick.

“We don’t see them at church, he said. “Today is a reminder that we have to find them.”

Checchio ...

Holy Savior Academy to Hold Open House January 26

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy, an AdvancedED accredited Middlebrook Deanery Catholic School located in South Plainfield, will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

At this time, prospective preK-3 through 8th grade students and their families will have the opportunity to tour the school, meet teachers and other parents, and register. There ...

Clergy Sexual Abuse: New Deadline Established for NJ Independent Victim Compensation Program

PISCATAWAY – The Diocese of Metuchen is among the five Roman Catholic dioceses in New Jersey to announce a six-week extension for survivors of clergy sexual abuse who may still want to file a claim through the Independent Victims Compensation Program (IVCP).

 

METUCHEN, NJ - The deadline for the registration of new allegations has been extended until Jan. 31, while the deadline ...

India Heritage Foundation Event every Sunday

Edison, NJ — A local Indian organization in Edison known as The India Heritage Foundation hosted its first Sunday Love Feast program of the year earlier today at the Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir located at 7 Kilmer Ct, Edison, NJ 08817. The India Heritage Foundation has been hosting this Sunday program since the Mandir was first built in November 2017 and will continue hosting on weekly ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Celebrates Athletes, Teams at Virtual Rams Recognition Night

EDISON, NJ -- The department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held a virtual Rams Recognition Night to celebrate the accomplishments of its Upper School athletes and teams on May 27.

Four athletes who compiled at least nine varsity letters received W+H blankets: Brianna Chambers of Somerset, Austin Miller of Linden, Sahil Mulji of Edison and Nadia Valcourt of South Plainfield.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Share Genetics Research

EDISON, NJ -- Upper School science students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison addressed the fields of genetics and molecular biology in a series of informative virtual presentations in a webinar on May 20.

W+H offers honors research programs in genetics and molecular biology and technology. In genetics, students work on an independent genetic research project using drosophila ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Lower School Embraces Virtual Community Field Day

EDISON, NJ -- The first-ever virtual Field Day turned into an enormous success, with Lower School students and parents participating in a community oriented challenge event that incorporated many interesting aspects.

Students in from PreK-Grade 5 were divided into teams of Green and Gold during the daylong event, which triggered thousands of posts on SeeSaw. Students and their families ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders Deliver Capstone Presentations

EDISON, NJ -- Eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison addressed a variety of interesting topics during a series of well-executed virtual Capstone presentations last week. Nine students participated in this year’s program:

Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway – Water Shortages in sub-Saharan Africa; Tiger Huang of Edison – Impact of Artificial ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Thespians Win Theatre Night Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Mayah Nissim of Scotch Plains and Sahil Mulji of Edison, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, won the equivalent of an Oscar in their categories of distinction at the Montclair State University's Theatre Night Foxy Awards, which was held virtually on May 19. Mayah won for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Work of Innovation & ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Inducted Into World Language Honor Societies

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its annual World Language Honor Societies induction ceremony on May 28. This year’s event was a virtual presentation. 

Esther Faus, World Language Department Chair, delivered the welcome, which was followed by the Introduction to the Honor Societies, Candle Ceremony and Honor Society Oaths. Twenty-three Upper School ...

Esha Rao - Graduates Rutgers, Becomes an Officer in the United States Navy

June 3, 2020

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ - Rutgers University held a graduation ceremony for its 2020 class using virtual commencement videos on May 31, 2020. Current graduates were unable to attend an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current social distancing measures in place, so an alternative ceremony was held online. In addition to the videos, which included statements from students and ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

June 3, 2020

During these challenging times, our CareOne family has and always will be there for you. For over 20 years we have been administering first-in-class assisted living, gold standard memory care and award-winning rehab. Now more than ever, you can trust in our care.

 

 

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

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Thu, June 4, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Fri, June 5, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, June 6, 12:00 PM

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Drive By Food Drive for Middlesex County

Food & Drink Giving Back

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

June 3, 2020

During these challenging times, our CareOne family has and always will be there for you. For over 20 years we have been administering first-in-class assisted living, gold standard memory care and award-winning rehab. Now more than ever, you can trust in our care.

 

 

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world

 

Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...