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Hamilton's Azalea Festival Will Bloom Again for Mother's Day

May 6, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- After a three-year hiatus, Hamilton Township's annual Azalea Festival will once again be in full bloom this Mother's Day weekend. 

Held at Hamilton's jewel Sayen Gardens, the Azalea festival showcases the blooming botanical gardens and includes local craft vendors, entertainment and food vendors. 

The Township estimates that there are more ...

Bordentown Historical Society Celebrates Re-Opening of Meetinghouse with Bonaparte Exhibit

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown Historical Society (BHS) is preparing for the grand re-opening of the Bordentown Friends Meetinghouse Museum and the grand opening of its unique and priceless Joseph Bonaparte exhibit.

The launch of the exhibit marks the first public opening of the Meetinghouse in more than two years, which follows the most significant renovation inside of ...

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Returns to Newark This April With Series of Events

NEWARK, NJ — The sight of 5,000 cherry blossom trees turning pink and white in Branch Brook Park means that spring has finally sprung in Newark, with the promise of an exciting series of events coming to the area in celebration of the 46th annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival. 

Essex County officials announced the schedule of events for the festival, ...

Zimmerli Museum Extends Ukrainian Art Exhibit, As Country Battles Invading Russia

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With heightened interest in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion started on Feb. 25, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers-New Brunswick has extended an exhibition that focuses on Ukraine’s history of self-determination and resilience.

“Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival, 1985–1993” will run through April 10. 

The exhibition ...

Battleship New Jersey Offers New Tours and Experiences to Honor 80+ Years of History as America's Most Decorated Battleship

CAMDEN, NJ – From April 1 to Sept. 5, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will open seven days a week for various tours and immersive experiences.

Since she was restored and established as an educational museum in 2001, Battleship New Jersey has become a must-see attraction on the Camden Waterfront for families, school groups, and military history enthusiasts interested ...

St. Patrick's Day Parades Continue This Week Across NJ

NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation of other parades across the country. New Jersey, with a ...


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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 ...