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Resta's Auto Repair & Rentals Celebrates 75 Years of Services

June 20, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ - Family owned Resta’s Car Care & Rentals marked a key milestone Saturday afternoon by celebrating 75 years in service, with a party on location at 1873 Amwell Road. 

Guests enjoyed live music, free food, discounted gas, and the chance to view and sit in race car driver Joey Logano's #22 car.

The celebration is one of the many ways ...

New Brunswick's Caldwell to Celebrate Black Excellence, Mark Tragic Anniversary at Tonight's Event

Tonight will mark the culmination of a dream and the commemoration of a tragic chapter in African American history for Dr. Dale Caldwell, the president of New Brunswick’s Board of Education.

Caldwell, the co-founder of the Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame and the Black Inventors Hall of Fame, will help induct the first classes of inductees during a live event tonight in ...

Somerset County to keep tax rate flat with help from federal COVID-19 relief

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners amended its budget last night to get rid of a slight increase in the tax rate, making it the second year officials have kept the tax rate flat. 

The changes come alongside an almost $800,000 drop in taxes the county will collect – a 2.45% increase compared to last year, as opposed to the initial budget which ...

New Brunswick Bars and Restaurants Open for Business, With Many Job Openings

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Catherine Lombardi needs bartenders.

Social Room Bar and Kitchen is looking for hosts.

Steakhouse 85 has an opening for a server.

These restaurants and other businesses in New Brunswick’s vibrant downtown area are open and ready to hire.

They have recently begun to list their job openings on the City Center Job Board, a virtual one-stop repository of ...

Planner says Dada Bahgwan Vigan Institute variances would help preserve scenic corridor on South Middlebush Road

SOMERSET, NJ – A planner for the Dada Bhagwan Vigan Institute – a 21,083 square foot religious facility proposed for South Middlebush Road that’s under review by the township’s zoning board – said last night that the zoning variances it seeks are a result of attempts by the developer to ease concerns of abutting property owners and preserve the scenic corridor on ...

Today is the Last Day to File Your Taxes. Here’s What You Need to Know.

NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New Jersey also extended the deadline to May 17 as well. Since today is the final day to file and ...

Long-Awaited Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open June 5

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away.

The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June 5th.

"It's actually going to happen; we've literally been waiting decades for ...

Council introduces zoning changes to accommodate legal weed business and opts to impose a 2% tax on retail sales

SOMERSET, NJ – Council members in Franklin are set to welcome legal weed businesses to the township following the introduction of zoning changes that would allow all six marijuana licenses offered by the state to operate within the town. The ordinance also sets a 2% municipal tax on retail cannabis sales, while wholesale would be subject to a 1% tax.  

Council members ...

Panic Buying Gasoline After Oil Pipeline Cyberattack Leads to Price Increases. See How Somerset County Compares to National Averages

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Somerset County, the price at the pump has hit $3.19 in some stations with a low of $2.89 found on Route ...

TAPinto Business Spotlight: KPS Princeton Garage

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - TAPinto's Business Spotlight features local businesses and their owners who are vested in the community at large.

These featured businesses make it possible for TAPinto Franklin/Somerset to provide free daily news to its readers, by sponsoring our site. Follow this series to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique offerings while ...

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Rental relief funds still available to eligible Somerset County residents

June 18, 2021

Struggling Families Are Encouraged to Apply for Funds

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Renter relief funds from the Emergency Rental Relief Program (ERRP) are still available for eligible Somerset County families who are having trouble paying their rent because of a COVID-related loss of income.

“The economic impact of COVID has been devastating for many families whose basic need for shelter ...

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East Brunswick Council Just Says No to Marijuana (For Now, Anyway)

June 18, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  In the 2020 election, nearly 70% of East Brunswick residents voted in favor of the legalization of marijuana. Yet, this overwhelming victory has led to an underwhelming result.  On Monday, the Township Council voted unanimously against opening any form of marijuana distributorship in East Brunswick.

Presented with six options regarding cannabis - ...

Council Says No to Legal Weed in Piscataway, For Now

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and what any guidelines would look like, on Thursday, the Piscataway Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the township’s geographical boundaries.

The ban means medical and recreational cannabis establishments such as cultivators, ...

JerseyCAN Launches Multimedia Platform Showcasing Solutions for NJ School Districts

June 22, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Janellen Duffy, Senior Advisor of JerseyCAN, a nonprofit organization supporting and advocating for every student in New Jersey to have access to a high-quality education. JerseyCAN recently launched an online multimedia platform to help assist local school districts and educators to create new strategies and programs to ...

East Brunswick Council Just Says No to Marijuana (For Now, Anyway)

June 18, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  In the 2020 election, nearly 70% of East Brunswick residents voted in favor of the legalization of marijuana. Yet, this overwhelming victory has led to an underwhelming result.  On Monday, the Township Council voted unanimously against opening any form of marijuana distributorship in East Brunswick.

Presented with six options regarding cannabis - ...

Council Says No to Legal Weed in Piscataway, For Now

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana in New Jersey and what any guidelines would look like, on Thursday, the Piscataway Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the township’s geographical boundaries.

The ban means medical and recreational cannabis establishments such as cultivators, ...