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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 ...

Customers who use SNAP/EBT Now Get a 50% Discount on Fruits and Vegetables Thanks to City Green’s Good Food Bucks Program

June 28, 2022

City Green’s statewide Good Food Bucks nutrition incentive program, which gives customers greater purchasing power when they use SNAP/EBT to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, is now available in Hackensack, Bergen County, providing families with an opportunity to purchase even more fresh food. 

Hackensack Market, a mid-size grocery store located at 120 Passaic St. in Hackensack ...

George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Brunswick, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

July 5, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was this close to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ago with ...

Ten Fun Facts About Independence Day

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

George Washington Bridge Set to Go Cashless Beginning July 10

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 ...

Patriotic Sayreville Group Posts Flags Above Garden State Parkway for Fourth of July Weekend

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Old Glory is greeting motorists above the Garden State Parkway as representatives of the Patriotic Flags of Sayreville spent Thursday, June 30, attaching flags to the fence along the overpass.

"I am thrilled to report that the American flags are back on the Main Street bridge," Fred Block told TAPintoRaritan Bay. "Along with fellow Sayreville residents, ...

Morristown 4th of July Activities: Self Guided Tours, Period Re-Enactors and a Reading of the Declaration of Independence

June 30, 2022

MORRITSOWN, NJ  – Come celebrate the 4th of July with the Morristown National Historical Park. Celebrate America's Independence with a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The event will take place at Washington’s Headquarters grounds, 30 Washington Place on July 4 at noon. Festivities begin with a "Warm-Up for the Declaration" followed by ...

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 ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...