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Rutgers Set to Resume Basketball Rivalry with Seton Hall on Dec. 12

June 9, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The annual men’s basketball matchup between Rutgers and Seton Hall returns for the 2021-22 season as the two teams face off in the Garden State Hardwood Classic.

The game is slated for Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark. 

Rutgers defeated then-No. 22 ranked Seton Hall, 68-48 in front of a sold-out crowd at the RAC on Dec. 14, 2019 in the ...

Rutgers Football Team to Start 2021 Season in Primetime

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers football team will begin the 2021 season in primetime.

The Scarlet Knights’ season opener against the Temple Owls at SHI Stadium will be moved to Thursday, Sept. 2, the team announced Monday.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4

Rutgers will also hold its annual homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 9 when it hosts Michigan ...

South Plainfield, Rutgers legend Anthony Ashanult hired as assistant wrestling coach for the Scarlet Knights

It was only a matter of time.

Tuesday, Rutgers wrestling announced that Anthony Ashnault has joined head coach Scott Goodale’s staff as an assistant coach. There has been talks about Ashnault becoming a coach for the Scarlet Knights ever since he won the 149-pound national title in 2019 for Rutgers.

The South Plainfield, N.J. native wrestled for the Scarlet Knights from 2014-19 and is ...

Open the Gates: Patriots Ballpark at Full Capacity Effective May 28

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – With Governor Murphy’s Executive Order lifting the requirement for maintaining six-foot social distancing for outdoor settings, the Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, will operate at 100% capacity at TD Bank Ballpark beginning on Friday, May 28th.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to fully open the ballpark for our fans and ...

QBs Snyder, Simon Shine in Rutgers Spring Game

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers football hosted its annual Scarlet-White game, presented by PNC Bank on Thursday, May 20 at SHI Stadium. The Scarlet team defeated the White team by a score of 23-21, as RU welcomed healthcare workers of the Rutgers community to the field for the game's final play. 

Quarterback Evan Simon led Scarlet with 114 passing yards and a touchdown, ...

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Alice Tempel Honored by Jersey Harmony Chorus

June 9, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Alice Tempel, recycling coordinator for the Borough of South Plainfield and a resident of Piscataway, was recently the recipient of two awards from Jersey Harmony Chorus.

The Jersey Harmony Chorus, under the direction of Kat Britt, is the Princeton, NJ chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide, non-profit organization dedicated to ...

South Amboy Irish Festival to Feature Music, Food, Kids Activities and Fireworks on Sept. 25

June 9, 2021

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The City of South Amboy in partnership with the South Amboy Parade committee will host an Irish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Middlesex County Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., the festival promises to be an exciting and family friendly event that will include music, food and craft vendors, kid friendly activities, and will culminate in a ...

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June 9, 2021

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Named GMC Scholar-Athletes

EDISON, NJ -- Zane Lee-Briggs of Avenel and Ariana Di Landro of Elizabeth, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, were honored at last week's Greater Middlesex Conference Scholar-Athlete Dinner at The Estate at Lake Farrington. The Rams joined representative from all Middlesex County schools at the event, which was attended by parents and athletic directors. W+H athletic director ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Earn Instrumental Accolades

EDISON, NJ -- Shourya Chhabra of Roselle Park and Luke Tan of Edison, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, recently performed with the Region Jazz Band Dizzy Gillespie Virtual Ensemble. Students who participated in this performance were accepted through a stringent audition process in the spring. Both Shourya and Luke were featured as soloists.

As a result of receiving the top ...

Sadness in Dads: It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)?

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing?

And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as well?

The Monday after Father’s Day has, for the last few years, been christened International ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

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St. Joseph (Metuchen) Wins GMC County Tournament, 2-0, Thanks to Strong Pitching, and RBI Squeeze Play

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- St. Joseph (Metuchen) won the GMC Conference Championship over South Brunswick on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in East Brunswick. Andrew Goldan started and pitched 6 2/3 brilliant innings before being removed for reaching the 110 pitch limit. He gave up just two hits. Colin Leyner closed out the game with a strikeout for St. Joseph.

Jack Kern executed a squeeze ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

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7 Years Later, James Monroe Elementary Alumni Return to Middlesex College, Their Home for 3 Months as Kids

EDISON, NJ - It was a cool Saturday evening in March of 2014 when a discarded cigarette caused the destruction of James Monroe Elementary School in Edison. Fire engulfed the building, creating a six-alarm inferno.

The next day, College President Joann La Perla-Morales offered space to house the school, and by the following Wednesday, James Monroe opened on the campus. Fortunately, two ...

South Amboy Irish Festival to Feature Music, Food, Kids Activities and Fireworks on Sept. 25

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The City of South Amboy in partnership with the South Amboy Parade committee will host an Irish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Middlesex County Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., the festival promises to be an exciting and family friendly event that will include music, food and craft vendors, kid friendly activities, and will culminate in a ...

Alice Tempel Honored by Jersey Harmony Chorus

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Alice Tempel, recycling coordinator for the Borough of South Plainfield and a resident of Piscataway, was recently the recipient of two awards from Jersey Harmony Chorus.

The Jersey Harmony Chorus, under the direction of Kat Britt, is the Princeton, NJ chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide, non-profit organization dedicated to ...