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FHS Prom 2021: Scenes from Forest Lodge, Share Your Photos with Us

June 1, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ - In another sign of return to relative normalcy, Franklin High School held its senior prom tonight at Forest Lodge in Warren, NJ.

Here are some scenes. 

TAPinto Franklin/Somerset is looking for photos for this year's edition of our TAPinto Franklin/Somerset Prom Photo Gallery. Photos sent will be eligible for our photo ...

Somerset: Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Celebrates National Walk & Bike to School Day

SOMERSET, NJ - Approximately 150 Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School students along with faculty and staff members stretched out their legs and participated in National Walk & Bike to School Day. 

TEECS participates in the annual event, but this year it was scaled down, due to COVID restrictions.

"This year our group may have been small, but we were mighty," ...

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Student Wins $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

EVANSTON, IL —One local high school senior was a winner in the 2021 National Merit® 2500 Scholarship program.

Elizabeth Williams, a senior at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School is part of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of some 16,000 outstanding finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Williams one of ...

Grades4life & Somerset Patriots Reward Assembly

Spring is in full swing, and with the season brings sports, especially baseball, and more fun as the weather begins to warm up.  To this end, the organization Grades4life partnered with the Somerset Patriots to host a rewards assembly for the students at Pine Grove Manor Elementary school.  On Friday, April 23rd students in grades 3 through 5 attended a rewards assembly which featured ...

Central Jersey College Prep School Assists Food Insecure this Spring

SOMERSET, NJ - The Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCP) community organized a Spring food drive to benefit Unity Square Community Center. Unity Square addresses a diverse set of issues, including economic development, employment, civic participation, crime and safety, immigrants’ rights, and tenants’ rights, according to Catholic Charities' ...

Franklin Township: Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Hosts Wellness Fair

SOMERSET, NJ - Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School  (TEECS) hosted its first Wellness Fair for the community this Saturday. 

The free event open to the public focused on healthy living, healthy habits, and sustainable practices for a healthier planet. 

"It was a beautiful day to be out enjoying the fresh air," TEECS Lead Person, Oguz Yildiz, said ...

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Student Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship

Akshat Parthiban is one of 575 semifinalists receiving an NHS scholarship

SOMERSET, NJ - The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Akshat Parthiban, a high school senior at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship recipient. Parthiban was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a ...

Cedar Hill Prep Celebrates Black History Month

SOMERSET, NJ - Families and staff at Cedar Hill Prep School celebrated Black History Month with in-class and remote events throughout the month of February. 

"We need to say as loud as we can and showcase all of the African American people who have done amazing work over generations, and recognize that and celebrate it," Cedar Hill Prep Founder, Nandini Menon told ...

Cedar Hill Prep School Spelling Bee winner is headed to Scripps Regional

SOMERSET, NJ - Our return from Winter Break was quite busy as students in grades 1 – 8 prepared for the annual Spelling Bee. The first stage of the competition involved the Classroom Bees. The winners from each grade then advanced to the CHP school-wide Spelling Bee.  

This year’s school-wide Bee was quite different from previous years. 

On the morning of January ...

Cedar Hill Prep Students donate to Elijah’s Promise

Starting off the Year by Giving Back

SOMERSET, NJ - As 2021 begins, Cedar Hill Prep students organized their first community service of the year.

CHP House Leaders and Assistant Leaders organized their first Community Service initiative with Elijah's Promise, a soup kitchen in New Brunswick, NJ., which provides food, funds, and help to people in need. The entire school community ...

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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, ...