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New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

November 23, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

New Jersey Clean Communities Council Executive Director Says Plastic Bag Ban's Impact on Litter Has Been 'Astounding'

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's single-use bag ban has been in place for more than six months and JoAnn Gemenden says what's happened since May is "astronomical."

Gemenden, the Executive Director at New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), said an estimated 1 billion single-use plastic bags have been removed from grocery stores around the state. She ...

Your Take-home Pay and Retirement Contributions Could Increase Next Year, Thanks to Inflation

NEW JERSEY — The IRS is taking notice of the impact inflation is having on taxpayers. As a result, your take-home pay may go up next year, and you may be able to set aside more for retirement.

The IRS has boosted the thresholds for all seven federal income tax brackets, applying to tax year 2023 for returns filed in 2024.

"That means you'll have less withholding in your ...


FirstEnergy Employees Light the Way for 25 Years

A photo gallery of FirstEnergy through the years is available on Flickr.

In November 1997, two electric utilities from America’s heartland, Ohio Edison Company of Akron, Ohio, and Cleveland, Ohio-based Centerior Energy, joined to form FirstEnergy Corp. The union created a stronger organization with greater resources to safely deliver power to 2.2 million customers in Ohio and ...

7th Annual FirstEnergy Hero Awards Recognize Employees for Helping Others in Their Communities

Each year, FirstEnergy’s Hero Awards recognize employees who have made a life-changing difference for coworkers, friends and even total strangers. They are heroes among us: employees who make our company – and the communities we serve – a better place to live and work because they took the time to care. 

Hero Award recipients are selected for demonstrating courage or ...

JCP&L Unveils New Live-Wire Safety Trailer

Live electric lines present a potential danger for anyone who encounters them, especially the first responders who respond to any emergency. To help protect the safety of those who protect the public, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has unveiled its newest safety trailer, designed to educate about the danger of energized wires and how to stay safe around electrical ...

FirstEnergy and JCP&L Light Up Holiday Smiles with Lighting Display

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and its subsidiary Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will brighten Pemberton Township with a professionally designed light display as part of the second-annual “Light Up Holiday Smiles with FirstEnergy” program. The initiative is helping make the season brighter and merrier with the gift of holiday lights for three deserving communities across ...


November 6, 2022

RUMSON, NJ: THE SECOND ANNUAL DON'T SHOCK ME FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, AT RUMSON FAIR HAVEN REGIONAL, 74 RIDGE ROAD, RUMSON. GAME TIME IS 9:00 A.M. REGISTRATION IS AT 8:00 A.M. Get your teams together and sign up to help support educating & creating mTSS awareness. The first game will be the First Responders battling it out again for trophy and title.

It will ...

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TAPinto Receives 8 Excellence in Journalism Awards From the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

November 17, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ — TAPinto journalists were honored with eight 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.

"At TAPinto, we're about providing original local news reporting and doing it the right way - - professionally and honestly. It is an honor to be recognized by the NJ SPJ with 8 awards for our journalism," TAPinto ...

Continuation of NJ's School Based Youth Services Program is the Right Move for Our Kids

November 22, 2022

Dear Editor,

As CEO of Preferred Behavioral Healthcare Group, a provider of high-quality behavioral healthcare for children and families, I was heartened to learn that the state’s highly effective School Based Youth Services programs will continue operating in 90 school districts statewide.

We're grateful Governor Murphy has listened to the overwhelming chorus ...


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