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Franklin Township Save the Date: Community Safety Symposium

February 21, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Board of Education President Nancy LaCorte and Franklin Township Mayor Phillip Kramer and have joined with the Township Council; Board of Education; Police Department and other Township leaders to host a panel discussion on safety issues.

This Community Safety Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of Franklin Middle School, 415 ...

Franklin Township is Hosting Blood Drive with New Jersey Blood Services this Friday

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - In an effort to meet the needs of our community’s demand for blood, Franklin Municipal Township is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, February 23rd at Council Chambers - 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset from 9 am to 3 pm. 

The drive is open to all. Walk-in donors are always welcome.

“Our community’s ...

Franklin Township is Hosting Blood Drive with New Jersey Blood Services this Friday

February 21, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - In an effort to meet the needs of our community’s demand for blood, Franklin Municipal Township is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, February 23rd at Council Chambers - 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset from 9 am to 3 pm. 

The drive is open to all. Walk-in donors are always welcome.

“Our community’s ...

Sister2Sister Seeks Volunteers for 5K Run; Breast Cancer Health Summit and Screenings March 24

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Sister2Sister, a non-profit organization that supports minority and underserved breast cancer survivors, is getting an early start on planning its 5K Breast Cancer Run & Walk For Life with an organizational meeting Thursday, Feb. 22.

Those interested are invited to the organization’s headquarters at 1201 Hamilton St., Somerset for the 7 p.m.

Somerset Native, Matheny Resident to have Original Play Premiered at NJ Theater Festival

February 21, 2018

PEAPACK, NJ - Somerset Native Rasheeda Mahali will be one of five playwrights featured during the New Jersey Theater Festival, at the Robert Schonhorn Arts Center on the Matheny campus, March 3, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program, empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without ...

Franklin Township: Youth Center One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - If all goes according to plan the township will have a three-story 25,000-square-foot community youth center on Lewis Street.

The architectural firm, Kimmel Borgette was contracted by the township to create the design of the proposed facility. The center is slated to serve children of all ages residing in Franklin Township. 

The youth center is projected to cost ...

Franklin Township: Show of Support for Gunawan Liem During Council Meeting

February 14, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mayor Phillip Kramer commented on the arrest and detainment of a Franklin Park man by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, during Tuesday's council meeting. 

Gunawan Liem left his home to drop off his daughter at her bus stop on Jan. 25 and never returned. 

"To my understanding, this is a man who came here legally, and due to ...

TAPinto Franklin Township Meet the Leaders Series: Kimberly Francois

Last year during TAPinto Franklin Township's inaugural month we ran a series called "Meet The Leaders.” Based on positive feedback from readers and leaders in the community the series has been brought back. 

The objective is to provide readers an opportunity to hear from Franklin Township’s leaders in government, public safety, education, houses of worship and other ...

Franklin Township: District Investigating Student Video That Used 'Poor Judgement'

February 20, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Over the weekend the Franklin Township Police Department (FTPD) was contacted by school officials from Franklin Middle School (FMS), reporting a video that was found on social media, according to police. 

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John A. Ravally issued a statement to parents saying two FMS students exercised "poor judgment" while editing a video ...

Franklin Township: Schools Were in No Imminent Danger, Superintendent Says (UPDATE)

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - In response to parent phone calls and social media discussions, Mary L. Clark, a spokesperson for Franklin Township Public Schools sent out a statement describing the thought process involved in handling a threat made against Franklin High School, by a 14-year-old student. 

After the police investigation deemed the threat made against the high school was not ...

South Brunswick: Volunteer Soccer Coach Charged With Possessing And Distributing Child Pornography

February 15, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A volunteer youth soccer coach and former Sunday school teacher is charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, officials said Thursday.

FBI agents and local law enforcement arrested Waldo Milla-Guerra, 49, at his Kendall Park home Thursday morning after executing a search warrant, officials said.

Milla-Guerra, a volunteer soccer coach with the ...

New Brunswick Off-Duty Cop Charged in Bar Fight Near Rutgers Campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick cop has been charged in connection with a fight at a popular college hang-out, authorities announced on Feb. 8.

While off duty, Anthony Jones, a New Brunswick police officer, was involved in a scuffle while inside the Golden Rail Tavern on Easton Ave., on Jan. 21, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

The bar, adjacent to the College ...

Somerville Merchants Endorse Plan to Reduce Parking Lot Fees

February 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Borough’s controversial parking fees are set to undergo another revision, with hourly parking reduced from 75 to 50 cents in municipal lots 1,2,4 and 6, according to a merchant-driven plan endorsed by Mayor Ellen Brain.

The $1 hourly rate for parking on Main Street will remain the same, according to the mayor.

The hours of enforcement will also be changed to ...

Whole Foods in Bridgewater to Officially Open Doors March 21

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Whole Foods Market Bridgewater, the first Somerset County location for the retailer, will officially open its doors on Chimney Rock Road March 21.

According to a release from the company, the 49,000-square-foot store will open at 9 a.m., and there will be prize giveaways, special sales and product demonstrations and samples.

"We can't wait to serve Bridgewater and ...

Following Florida Massacre, EB Schools Add Armed Officers to Security

February 17, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a meeting Thursday night, the East Brunswick board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to engage the East Brunswick Police department to place armed police officers at each school building in the district throughout the entire school day.  

In a report released by superintendent Victor Valeski yesterday, township officials asserted that the move ...

Bernards Police Locate Body of Township Teen in Wooded Area

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  Bernards Township Police announced late Thursday afternoon that the body of a 19-year-old township resident, Lydia Comtois, had been located in a wooded area of Liberty Corner following a search by personnel and volunteers from numerous public safety organizations. 

A preliminary investigation indicated the young woman's death was not deemed to ...

TAPinto Travels Presents - Our Winter Olympic Connections

February 9, 2018

TAPintoTravels - The Winter Olympics are in South Korea and many members of the TAPinto community are there competing, spectating, traveling, or behind the scenes.

For TAPinto athletic competitors, see this article.

For TAPinto professional broadcasters, see this article on a Cranford High resident’s journey and her NBC colleague from Somers.

Ten 2018 ...

Missed Traveling to the Winter Olympics? Good News You Can Still Watch the Opening Ceremony

TAPinto Travels - The opening ceremony for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang starts at 8PM KT on Friday which is 6AM EST.  

Do not fret!  Although, Korea is 14 hours after EST and the opening ceremony is at the early hours of our rush hour, you will still be able to see them.  NBC will rebroadcast the opening ceremony during our prime time TV ...

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Residents Denied Social Security Disability Benefits Can Schedule a Free Consultation

February 21, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE – Have you been denied Social Security disability benefits?  If so, you may want to apply for a free consultation with an attorney from the Community Justice Center of Trenton.

The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is providing opportunities for eligible residents to meet an attorney at its office at 27 Warren St.

Following Florida Massacre, EB Schools Add Armed Officers to Security

February 17, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a meeting Thursday night, the East Brunswick board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to engage the East Brunswick Police department to place armed police officers at each school building in the district throughout the entire school day.  

In a report released by superintendent Victor Valeski yesterday, township officials asserted that the move ...

Bernards Police Locate Body of Township Teen in Wooded Area

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  Bernards Township Police announced late Thursday afternoon that the body of a 19-year-old township resident, Lydia Comtois, had been located in a wooded area of Liberty Corner following a search by personnel and volunteers from numerous public safety organizations. 

A preliminary investigation indicated the young woman's death was not deemed to ...

Filthy, dangerous conditions, theft and assault alleged at recently-opened Newark shelter

Newark, NJ—Antoinette Jackson, Sonya Webb and Andrea Eaddy sit in a McDonald’s on a cold winter morning, not far from the homeless shelter they currently call home.

During the day, they count on places like McDonald's to stay warm. They must leave the shelter at 7 a.m. and can only return after 4 p.m., even when temperatures drop below freezing.

When the ...

Following Florida Massacre, EB Schools Add Armed Officers to Security

February 17, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a meeting Thursday night, the East Brunswick board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to engage the East Brunswick Police department to place armed police officers at each school building in the district throughout the entire school day.  

In a report released by superintendent Victor Valeski yesterday, township officials asserted that the move ...

Bernards Police Locate Body of Township Teen in Wooded Area

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  Bernards Township Police announced late Thursday afternoon that the body of a 19-year-old township resident, Lydia Comtois, had been located in a wooded area of Liberty Corner following a search by personnel and volunteers from numerous public safety organizations. 

A preliminary investigation indicated the young woman's death was not deemed to ...

Filthy, dangerous conditions, theft and assault alleged at recently-opened Newark shelter

Newark, NJ—Antoinette Jackson, Sonya Webb and Andrea Eaddy sit in a McDonald’s on a cold winter morning, not far from the homeless shelter they currently call home.

During the day, they count on places like McDonald's to stay warm. They must leave the shelter at 7 a.m. and can only return after 4 p.m., even when temperatures drop below freezing.

When the ...

Somerville Merchants Endorse Plan to Reduce Parking Lot Fees

February 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Borough’s controversial parking fees are set to undergo another revision, with hourly parking reduced from 75 to 50 cents in municipal lots 1,2,4 and 6, according to a merchant-driven plan endorsed by Mayor Ellen Brain.

The $1 hourly rate for parking on Main Street will remain the same, according to the mayor.

The hours of enforcement will also be changed to ...

Whole Foods in Bridgewater to Officially Open Doors March 21

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Whole Foods Market Bridgewater, the first Somerset County location for the retailer, will officially open its doors on Chimney Rock Road March 21.

According to a release from the company, the 49,000-square-foot store will open at 9 a.m., and there will be prize giveaways, special sales and product demonstrations and samples.

"We can't wait to serve Bridgewater and ...

Somerville Grieves Over Death of Jerome Gonzalez, a Modern-Day Renaissance Man

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jerome Luiz Gonzalez, a devoted father, artist, author and the heart and soul of the burgeoning downtown arts community, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 17 pursuing another one of his passions, competing in an endurance race in North Carolina.

A 1992 graduate of Somerville High School and a resident of Bridgewater, he was 44.

The obituary provided by Cusick ...

Somerville Merchants Endorse Plan to Reduce Parking Lot Fees

February 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Borough’s controversial parking fees are set to undergo another revision, with hourly parking reduced from 75 to 50 cents in municipal lots 1,2,4 and 6, according to a merchant-driven plan endorsed by Mayor Ellen Brain.

The $1 hourly rate for parking on Main Street will remain the same, according to the mayor.

The hours of enforcement will also be changed to ...

Whole Foods in Bridgewater to Officially Open Doors March 21

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Whole Foods Market Bridgewater, the first Somerset County location for the retailer, will officially open its doors on Chimney Rock Road March 21.

According to a release from the company, the 49,000-square-foot store will open at 9 a.m., and there will be prize giveaways, special sales and product demonstrations and samples.

"We can't wait to serve Bridgewater and ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!