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Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

South Orange Bans Gas Leaf Blowers May 1 through September 30

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A debate that has simmered for years and often placed neighbors in opposing camps culminated when the South Orange Board of Trustees voted to place heavy restrictions on the use of leaf blowers.

The measure, going into effect almost immediately this Sunday, May 1, bans gas-powered blowers from May through the end of September, while year-round restrictions now limit the use ...

From Wheelchair to End Zone, 11-year-old Caps Emotional Rutgers Spring Game

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Friday night’s annual Scarlet-White Spring Game at Rutgers’ SHI Stadium concluded on a heartfelt moment.

Gavin Kane, 11, who suffered a traumatic injury from a car accident when he was just a baby, and is a patient at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, scored the game-winning touchdown on the final play of the game to push the Scarlet ...

Zack Tahhan, Syrian-American Brooklyn Subway Hero, to be Honored in Prospect Park

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Sakaria "Zack" Zahhan, a twenty-one year old New Jersey resident who is credited for helping identify the alleged perpetrator of a mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway on April 12, will be honored in Prospect Park Friday by Mayor Mohamed Khairullah and Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali.  The subway shooting suspect, Frank James, 62, was arrested in part thanks to ...

TAPinto Some Trivia About Bunnies, Rabbits, and Hares

NEW JERSEY - With chocolate bunnies being the start of many baskets today, other than knowing that everyone bites the ears first because they taste best, what do we really know about rabbits, bunnies, and hares.

Regarding the chocolate variety, more than 90 million are produced annually. We're partial to Lindt golden bunny, and always bring one back home when we visit the factory ...

Recreational Marijuana Sales in New Jersey to Begin on April 21

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022.

"This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on Twitter.

“This is an exciting time for New ...

TAPinto Mourns the Loss of Former Publisher and Editor Kathy Lloyd

ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her. 

"We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto. “Kathy cared deeply about her community and about the importance of objective ...

NJ 10-Year-Old's Children's Book is a Hit

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Natalia Hazlitt,10-year-old fourth grader at Mountain Park Elementary School, co-wrote a children's book Charlie's First Haircut during the pandemic with her father Chaz Hazlitt. 

Chaz Hazlitt is a celebrity barber to numerous music artists, actors and athletes, and owns Stache Barbershop in Union. Like many business owners during ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Tests Positive for COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19.

Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed also test came back positive, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna.

Murphy is currently asymptomatic and feeling well, according to the statement.

"The contact tracing process ...

Ukrainians Take Inspiration from NJ's Own Jon Bon Jovi While Preparing to Battle the Russians

ODESSA, UKRAINE -- Men in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on the Black Sea drew inspiration from Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" on March 22 as they prepared for another Russian attack. 

“This is for the ones who stood their ground… Odessa, Ukraine. #SlavaUkraini,” the Sayreville native and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer posted on his Twitter ...

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Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

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Spencer Savings Bank Honored With “Company Of The Year” Award By Gateway Chamber

May 10, 2022

Spencer Savings Bank was recently honored with the “Company Of The Year” award, by the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, at its 110th annual awards dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Newark, NJ. The bank was honored for its support given to the business community facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We are very honored to receive the ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

City of Hackensack Could See Two Cannabis Cultivators in Town if this City Ordinance Passes

HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack’s City Council is looking to amend a section of the Zoning Code to allow for two cannabis cultivating businesses within the city’s cannabis cultivation overlay zone. 

The original zoning overlay would allow for one cannabis cultivator with a Class 1 license from the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) to operate in the zone. According to the ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Something New for Summer 2022 in LBI

May 19, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - With Readjusting schedules and returning to routines, it is more important than ever for a trip to beach, and taking in all the benefits of the Jersey Coast. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members invite you to find something new in 2022, and share in its 108th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. Whether this is your first visit or a familiar ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...