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New Jersey Native Drafted to Philadelphia Flyers

August 18, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Devin Kaplan’s dream of becoming a professional hockey playing career took a major step this summer.

The Somerset County native was selected in early July by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, the 69th individual chosen overall, among players all around the world in his age group.

“It was ...

City of Angels Partners with State to 'Strike Out Stigma' of Addiction

TRENTON, NJ -- The addiction recovery non-profit City of Angels is partnering with the DEA and New Jersey Department of Human Services to host the second Addiction Awareness Night on Saturday, August 13 at the Trenton Thunder baseball game.

This is a first for an MLB affiliated team to host a Narcan give-away at a MLB-affiliated Park as an all-in a community awareness ...

NJ Pickleball Five-Day Tournament Swings Into Action at Veterans Park

HAMILTON, NJ -- The New Jersey Open Pickleball Championships got underway on Wednesday at Hamilton's Veterans Park and will continue through the weekend bringing enthusiasts of the growing sport and some traffic to the area. 

Hamilton Township urged area motorists to expect travel delays given that approximately 600 players plus spectators were expected to attend the five-day ...

Steinert HS Football Booster Club Stuff 100 Backpacks For Local Students

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Steinert High School Football Booster Club spent their Tuesday night packing up backpacks to give to fellow students in need as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Players and parents gathered in the high school cafeteria to fill the bags with school supplies including notebooks, binders, writing utensils, paper, and more. 

“Today, we are giving back to ...

Miracle League of Mercer County to Host First Fully Inclusive Baseball Tournament on Saturday

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Miracle League of Mercer County will host the first all-inclusive travel baseball Field of Dreams Tournament on Saturday, August 6 organized specifically for individuals with special needs.

The tournament, held in partnership with the Miracle League of South Hills from Pittsburgh, PA, will be held at the Miracle Field at the ...

Nottingham Little League Heading to Regional Playoffs Asking for Hamilton's Support

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton's Nottingham Little League (NLL) Team holds several championship titles in New Jersey, and now they're heading to Massachusetts to take on the top teams in the Regional Tournament with the help of donors through a Go Fund Me fundraiser.

With back-to-back District 12 and Section 3 championship titles and two state championships, the Nottingham Little ...

Hamilton- North Burlington Team Heading to the Babe Ruth World Series, Looking for Community Help

HAMILTON - NORTH BURLINGTON, NJ -- The Hamilton - North Burlington 15U Babe Ruth Team is heading to the World Series, but they need the community's support through a Go Fund Me Page to make the trip possible.

Team Manager TJ Bayless told TAPinto that the "kids have worked hard all summer and bring both energy and focus every day." He added that some members of the team ...

Professional LAX League Team Coming to Mercer County

TRENTON, NJ -- The CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton will be one of eight locations to host a Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) team for its inaugural season set to begin in December 2022, officials have announced.

In addition to Trenton, teams will be located in Binghamton, NY; Charlotte, NC; Elmira, NY; Hampton Roads, VA; New England (Manchester, Springfield); and ...

Table Tennis Phenom: 13-Year-Old Robbinsville Boy Honored for State & National Table Tennis Tournament Success

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- A budding table tennis phenom 13 -year-old Dhruv Chopra was honored by the Robbinsville Town Council on Thursday night for his tremendous successes in the 2022 U.S. National Table Tennis Tournament and Trials.

On June 29, Chopra finished third in the National Table Tennis Team trials in the u13 boys category. 

He will be representing the United States in the ...


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Healthy Living

How (and Why!) to Make Friends as an Adult

Think about your relationships—parents, children, coworkers, the barista down the street. As adults, we have many connections in the world, some chosen and others obligatory. Still, our friendships are often the best chance to connect with people who enrich our lives and help us feel grounded. Why, then, does it feel so hard to make new friends as adults? And why do we feel so ...

FirstEnergy Foundation Completes Final Round of “Investing with Purpose” Grants to Community Organizations

The FirstEnergy Foundation awarded more than $3.43 million to nearly 100 organizations across its six-state service territory for the final round of “Investing with Purpose,” an initiative focused on supporting nonprofit organizations that advance health and safety, workforce development, educational and social justice initiatives. In addition, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) provided ...

Back to School Doesn’t Always Mean College: Apprenticeships Bring Opportunities for Well-Paying Trade Careers

If you’re the parent of a recent high school grad, it may seem like everyone on your Facebook feed is sending their child to college this month.  But if your kid isn’t shopping for new sheets or a mini fridge for his or her dorm room, don’t be discouraged.  There are alternative paths to a rewarding and high-paying career in the trades that don’t involve college ...

Speak Up: Mercer County Conducting Annual Survey of Senior Services

July 28, 2022

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- If you're a Mercer County resident over the age of 60, or a caregiver for an elderly individual, Mercer County wants to hear from you in the annual Office on Aging's Needs Assessment survey. 

The Mercer County Office on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) provides programs and services for those 60 years of age or ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, August 19, 6:00 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds , West Windsor Township

R&B Night: Grace Little


Sat, August 20, 8:30 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds , West Windsor Township

Movie Night: Moana

Roadwork Planned for Portion of Lalor Street in Hamilton

August 14, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Portions of another major street is about to be under construction in Hamilton Township. This time, according to the Township, Lalor Street between Liberty Street and South Broad Street/ 

Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure announced that Lalor Street, also known as County Route 660) will be milled and resurfaced.

Work is expected to ...

You're Welcome! Grace Little to Take the Stage While Moana to Take to the Screen at Weekend Events

August 16, 2022

WEST WINDSORS, NJ -- Another double header of a music and a movie is on tap for this weekend at Mercer County Park with an R & B Night and a popular Disney film planned by the Park Commission.

On Friday, August 19, The Amazin Grace & GLB will bring high energy from the group of eight talented musicians cover a wide-range of jazz, pop, rock, R&B, funk, reggae, Top 40, ...

New Jersey Native Drafted to Philadelphia Flyers

August 18, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Devin Kaplan’s dream of becoming a professional hockey playing career took a major step this summer.

The Somerset County native was selected in early July by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, the 69th individual chosen overall, among players all around the world in his age group.

“It was ...

Innovative Pay It Forward Program to Prepare New Jersey College Students for Good-Paying Jobs in Health Care, IT, and Clean Energy

August 18, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy was at Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Wednesday to announce the launch of the New Jersey Pay It Forward Program – a first of its kind workforce development program that furthers what Murphy has called his ongoing commitment to helping residents obtain quality postsecondary education and training to advance ...

RWJ Hamilton offers “FREE” community education event and discussion, “Choosing the Right Bariatric Surgery.”

July 27, 2022

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) Community Education, Community Health is sponsoring a “FREE” public event, “Choosing the Right Bariatric Surgery.” Bariatric surgery is more commonly termed stomach surgery or medical weight loss surgery. This discussion offers an opportunity for individuals to hear firsthand from Lora M. Melman, MD, board ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

HAMILTON, N.J. – The Bariatric Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of inpatient and ...

Bring Home a New Summer (Furry) Love from the Hamilton Animal Shelter

July 31, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Looking to start a summer romance is a long-term love with a cuddly new boy or girl?  Then, consider adopting a pet from the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter before the end of August. 

To help bring new families and pets together without, the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter is lowering the cost of pet adoptions to $30 for all cats or dogs who have been there for ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Seeing the Sea: What it Means to You and Me

So many of us flock to the ocean in the summer. What do you think about when you look out at the ocean? Cooling off? Relaxation? A summer state of mind? How does being by the ocean impact you?

I pondered just that, when my sister Lois and I had a precious beach getaway in Spring Lake. On a warm and windy June day, we sat peacefully in our beach chairs staring out at the endless expanse of ...

TAPinto Rahway Publisher David Brighouse Gives Back to the Community

RAHWAY, NJ — David Brighouse gives back to a place that has given so much to him.

"I feel like we have an obligation to give back," Brighouse said. "I owe something to the community."

He was born in Rahway — at Rahway Hospital, when babies were born there — and raised there too. Brighouse was a student in the Rahway Public School system, the same ...

Anti-obesity medications should be covered by Medicare

August 17, 2022

As a caregiver to my elderly relatives, I see how their quality of life is dependent upon their ability to access and pay for their prescription medications. It is the lifeline for their health and wellbeing. For the millions of adults living with obesity this lifeline does not exist. Medicare is the only federal health program that does not provide affordable access to FDA-approved anti-obesity ...

Opinion: School Analysis is Flawed, Does Not Take Factors Into Consideration

The data listed on the district website under “Fact or Fiction” is a snapshot in time for the 2021-22 School Year of how long it would take a starting teacher to move through their respective guide during their career assuming one static guide for their career.

This analysis was intended to counter a flawed salary guide analysis performed by Greg DeLuca that was published assumed a ...