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FBI Sees Rise in Home Burglaries Targeting Asian-American Business Owners

July 3, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — The FBI Newark Field Office is currently seeing a rise in home burglaries involving Asian American business owners and is offering preventative measures to keep their businesses, homes and cars safe. 

According to the FBI, burglary rings are casing Asian-owned businesses to learn the life patterns of the owners and will then sometimes enter the business ...

Guilty Verdict Reached in Hamilton Killing Connected to PlayStation Sale

TRENTON, NJ -- A Mercer County grand jury handed down a guilty verdict in the 2018 killing of a man in Hamilton Township after a purchase of a PlayStation 4 turned deadly.

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced Monday that Akmal Alvaranga, 34, Trenton, was convicted of murder, felony murder, kidnapping, robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and ...

South Jersey Man Admits Selling Fake COVID Cleansers

CAMDEN, NJ — A South Jersey businessman pleaded guilty to selling pesticide-laced disinfectant wipes and liquid sanitizers to federal agencies, municipalities and others, falsely promising they would kill the coronavirus.

Maple Shade businessman Paul Andrecola, 63, admitted his role in a year-long scheme before U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler on Thursday in a Camden federal ...

Already Indicted for Terroristic Threats, Local Man Now Accused of Trafficking 11 Firearms

TRENTON, N.J. – A Bordentown man was indicted on Wednesday on federal felony charges linked to a conspiracy to engage in firearms trafficking and unlawful transportation of firearms in interstate commerce following law enforcement’s seizure of 11 firearms, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

Dominic Maloney, 19, of Bordentown, was arrested on June 8 in Salem ...

Three Hamiltonians Arrested in 'Operation Risky Business' Sweep of Child Predators

TRENTON, NJ -- A multi-agency undercover operation targeting individuals who are accused of using social media to attempt to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity has resulted in the arrests of 21 accused child predators -- including three individuals from Hamilton Township.

New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Mercer County Prosecutor ...


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Capital Health Shows its Pride

Pride Month may have ended, but not before staff at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell gathered at their respective campuses to raise Pride flags in a show of support for the LGBTQ+ communities.

Held on June 28, the date was chosen as a way to remember the Stonewall Riots, which are recognized by many as a pivotal moment for the Pride ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

Mercer County Clerk Providing Free Veterans ID Cards for July 4th

June 24, 2022

TRENTON, NJ -- In commemoration of the July 4th Independence Day holiday, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello’s Office will be providing free Veterans ID cards for Mercer County residents. 

The IDs will be issued for free between July 5 and July 15, on weekdays between 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m, at Mercer County Clerk's office located on the ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, July 8, 6:00 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds , West Windsor Township

R&B Night: Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute


Fri, July 15, 6:00 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds, West Windsor Township

Dance Night: Epic Soul

A Change to No Change: George Washington Bridge Going to Cashless Tolls

June 13, 2022

NEW JERSEY -  Cash toll collections on the George Washington Bridge will be eliminated as of July 10, 2022, announced The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

A new electronic tolling system will feature overhead gantries that will capture license plate images by overhead cameras, and a bill for the toll amount will then be sent by mail.

The new system aims to eliminate the ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

June 16, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Proposed by Governor, Leading Lawmakers

June 22, 2022

RED BANK, NJ -- While summer break has just started for most students, Governor Phil Murphy and state lawmakers are looking ahead to the beginning of the next school year by pushing for a "Back-to-School" Sales Tax holiday that they touted Wednesday morning as a way to ease the financial burden of student supplies.

Murphy along with Senate President Nick Scutari (D-Union) and ...

‘She Trusted Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s Neuroscience Program’

June 29, 2022


Marcia* of Burlington didn’t know what to make of the pain she felt in her neck. It started mild but gradually got worse. Was it an injury from lifting? As a 61-year-old neurology nurse working in New York City, Marcia often needed to assist patients on the job. Doctors she consulted ...

Chowder on and Savor the Season with Fall Trail and Fest

Hit new and familiar sights as you explore the local culinary scene of the Chowder Capital of NJ. The LBI Region Chowder Trail spotlights unique restaurants all through September and ends with a free fest on October 1.

The event organizer, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce volunteer committee has been working with the Borough of Beach Haven to develop a re-energized environment for ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Fireworks Can Be Ruff for Pets: How to Keep Them Safe This 4th of July

July 1, 2022

HAMILTON NJ — While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert which reports that there is a 30 to 60 percent increase in lost pets at animal shelters ...


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The Value of Deep Listening: 5 Tips to Hone Your Skills

Recently I attended the funeral of a dear man from my writing group. I knew Bob as someone who was passionate about specific moments in history. His most recent book about the Revolutionary War, would amaze us with the voices of young minutemen recounting battles from their hospital beds. I also experienced Bob as kindhearted, but it was his grandson’s eulogy that was a ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...