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

May 17, 2022

NEW JERSEY – 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 grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within weeks.

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New Jersey Average Gas Price Down Five Cents: AAA

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey’s average gas price dropped five cents this week to $4.16 from $4.21. Today’s average price is down 21 cents from the high of $4.37 we saw on March 10, but it’s still 27 cents higher than a month ago ($3.89) and $1.25 higher than April 4, 2021 ($2.91). New Jersey’s average price is two cents less than the national ...

Elizabeth Residents Can Receive Tax Preparation Help from the IRS

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is offering tax return help to qualifying taxpayers in Elizabeth at their International Rescue Committee Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. 

Eligible taxpayers can get help with their 2021 tax returns at the VITA site at Elizabeth’s Municipal Court, located at 208 Commerce Place, on the fourth floor. Assistance is ...

Coming Early This Summer: Elizabeth Fast Ferry to New York City

ELIZABETH, NJ - After several years of planning, the City of Elizabeth will host a high-speed ferry, taking passengers to New York City in approximately 30 minutes. 

Officially announced at the end of February by the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabeth Fast Ferry will be taking residents from the Elizabeth Recreation Pier to Pier 15 at the South Street Seaport in ...

Sandra Kenoff of Scotch Plains Named President and CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey (GSNNJ), the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, has appointed Sandra A. Kenoff of Scotch Plains as its new President and CEO.

 

Kenoff joined Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey in 2018 as Chief Development and Communications Officer and has been an integral member of the ...

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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 18, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

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‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...