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Missing NJ Girl Found ... by TAPinto Correspondent

September 9, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ – She almost didn’t answer the door this afternoon.

But for some reason, township resident Michele Blood – who is a freelance writer for TAPinto Flemington – decided to answer the door to her home here anyway.

When she did, she met 12 year old Swetha A. Fernando, who Raritan Township police, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and K-9 units ...

Vacationing NJ State Trooper Saves Child From Drowning

ORLANDO, FL – A vacationing New Jersey state trooper saved a girl from drowning in Florida last week, NJ State Police reported.

While vacationing in Florida Trooper I Charles Travis was near a resort swimming pool when he heard someone calling for help on August 23, a statement said.

Travis entered the pool, grabbed the seven-year-old girl, and carried her to the pool deck where ...

Six Flags Security, Jackson Police Avert Potential Massacre

HOLMDEL, NJ -- When Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGA) in Jackson tells you they are one of the safest parks in the USA, they now have a great example to back that claim up.

a real life Fright Fest was averted when quick thinking security at SFGA and their partners at Jackson Police Department coordinated to secure an irrational subject who had enough weaponry for a mass murder.

This ...

NJ Transit to Share Performance Metrics Following Murphy Executive Order

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Murphy was at the Bay Street Station in Montclair on Monday to sign an executive order improving transparency at NJ Transit by requiring NJ Transit rail performance metrics to be shared with the public on a monthly basis.  

1,400 commuters utilize the Bay Street Station each day, Murphy said, "our goal is to get them to where they need to be safely ...

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Lactation Rooms in Public Buildings

NEWARK, NJ - Certain public facilities and offices will now be required to provide on-site lactation rooms following a Thursday bill signing by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Murphy said the law breaks down barriers to breastfeed and empowers New Jersey's mothers.

“Building a stronger, fairer, and healthier New Jersey begins with unwavering support for our mothers and families, ...

New Jersey Mayor Recounts Being Held by Customs and Border Patrol Officials at JFK Airport

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah took to social media on Friday, describing his experience with Customs and Border Patrol authorities after returning home from traveling abroad. 

"Exactly one week ago at this time I was being held at the Customs and Border Patrol Office at JFK Airport after coming back from vacation with my family," Khairullah ...

TAPinto Seeks to Help Reunite Engagement Ring with Bride to Be

BELMAR, NJ — It’s been a month since Karen Farrell found what appears to be an engagement ring on the Belmar beach. And although it’s a longshot, she still hopes to find the person who lost it.

Farrell came to Belmar on Sunday, July 7 — the last day of an extended Fourth of July weekend — and took a spot along the oceanfront between Second and Third Avenues, where ...

New Law Eases Taxes on Jersey Shore Rentals

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy took action on Friday to ease the tax burden on "transient accommodations" enacted last summer. The revised law provides relief for many shore renters by narrowing the scope of rentals that are subject to taxation. 

In a press release, Murphy explained that the new law "more closely mirrors the original intent, which was to create ...

Nationally Recognized Political Analyst April Ryan Tells Parents to Change Hearts and Minds With Votes

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - April Ryan has used her position as White House correspondent to hold the nation's highest-ranking officials accountable for their actions during the past 20-plus years.

Whether she has just had a heart-to-heart interview with former President Barack Obama or had her press credentials threatened by President Donald Trump, she returns at the end of the day to her ...

Neighbors Heard Screaming Before Double Murder in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ –  Authorities are investigating what they are calling a double homicide in the deaths of a female au pair and her male employer who have not yet been identified.

The deaths rocked a suburban neighborhood Saturday where residents say incidents like this don't happen.

Maplewood Police responded to a 911 call around 6 a.m. on Saturday about a woman ...


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Is it Time for New Jersey to 'Get in the Game', and Permanently Move Up Our Presidential Primary?

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week: New Jersey's late Presidential Primary

On the Democratic side, there more than 20 candidates running for President -- there might be some very crowded state primaries. On ...

Council President, Mayoral Candidate Martin Statement on Criminal Charge Against Mayor Yaede

September 4, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ  – “Yesterday was another sad chapter for Hamilton's families -- one in a long book of sad chapters under Mayor Kelly Yaede's stewardship.  Mayor Yaede, the chief executive of Hamilton Township, was charged by the county prosecutor with actions that can only be described as unacceptable and shocking abuses of ...

Ability Tree New Jersey’s 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk a Success

September 17, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ- Ability Tree New Jersey (ATNJ) hosted its second annual Ability Tree NJ 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk on Saturday. The event, held at Robbinsville High School, brought over 200 athletes of all abilities together and raised over $20,000 for the organization's programming, organizers say.

ATNJ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Recreation, Education, ...

TAPinto Launches Milestones: Wedding Announcements, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Reunions and More

TAPinto.net has launched Milestones, a new section dedicated to publishing reader wedding announcements, bar/bat mitzvah announcements, graduations, reunions and more. 

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the ...

Murphy Administration Announces $54 Million Investment in Child Care

Administration commitment to working families focuses on affordable, quality child care

(TRENTON) – First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that families throughout the state who receive support from New Jersey’s child care subsidy program will see $54 million ($30 million federal; $24 million state) in increased funding as ...

Murphy Administration Boosts Payments for Families & Individuals in Need

WorkFirst NJ Cash Assistance Benefits Increasing 20 Percent


TRENTON, NJ  – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced WorkFirst NJ cash assistance benefits are increasing by 20 percent for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance recipients. 

Today's announcement builds on the Murphy Administration's ongoing effort ...