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SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Ruling Lauded by Rep. Smith, Gov. Murphy Vows to Keep Abortion Legal in NJ

June 26, 2022

WASHINGTON -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates. 

Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew up in Mercer County, “We hold that Roe and Casey must ...

Hillsborough Recognizes LGBTQ+ Rights Movement and Gay Pride Month

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township employees and residents gathered at the municipal building June 21 to help tie rainbow ribbons on trees within the complex to celebrate Gay Pride month.

The week before, Mayor Shawn Lipani read a proclamation at the June 14 Committee meeting recognizing Gay Pride Month.

The resolution reads:

WHEREAS, the month of June was designated Pride Month to ...

Hillsborough Municipal Budget Reflects Slight Tax Decrease for 2022-23

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Staggered by the highest rate of inflation in 40 years, taxpayers can expect some relief as the combined municipal, school and county tax bills for 2022-23 aren't expected to change much from current levels.

The 2022-23 municipal budget of $33,030,721 reflects a slight tax reduction for the 5th consecutive year, while the $137.4M local school budget also ...

Proud to be an American: Somerville Elks Salute New Citizens, Veterans

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thirty immigrants from 13 countries sat in folding chairs at the base of the marble steps outside the historic Somerset County Courthouse Saturday, anxious for the long-awaited moment when they would raise their right hands in unison and take the oath of American citizenship.

The ceremony was the highlight of the Somerville Elks #1068 Flag Day and Country Music ...

Somerset County Collects Hazardous Waste in Hillsborough June 18

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Hazardous Waste Drop-off event for residents to safely dispose of their harmful items.

The drop-off event will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, ...

Hillsborough Poet, Student Actors Perform at Juneteenth Commemoration

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lessons in history were delivered by performers and lawmakers during Thursday's commemoration of Juneteenth hosted by the Somerset Cultural and Heritage Commission on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

The theme of Thursday's event was"Acknowledging the Past with an Eye Towards Our Shared Future."

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, ...

Robert Wood Johnson, Saint Peter's Hospitals Call Off Massive Merger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal.

RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the leadership of both organizations “mutually made the difficult ...

Somerville Seeks Subcontractors for Work on Public Safety Complex

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough will host a June 29 forum for subcontractors interested in bidding on work at the planned 46,000 square-foot Public Safety complex on Gaston Avenue, with groundbreaking expected in October.

The general contractor, Harvey-Cleary, will discuss the project and answer questions from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Borough Council Chambers at Police Headquarters, 24 South Bridge ...

Somerville Elks Salute the Flag June 17 at Somerset County Courthouse

SOMERVILLE, NJ  The Somerville Elks will host the 9th annual Flag Day event in downtown Somerville at the historic Somerset County Courthouse on Friday, June 17, including a naturalization ceremony for new Somerset County U.S. residents, flag ceremonies, fire and rescue truck displays, historical reenactment demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, cornhole tournament and bean ...

NJ Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Speaks at Juneteenth Event in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12th) will for a second year give the keynote address at Somerset County’s Juneteenth event on June 16 on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse on Thursday, June 16  at 6 p.m.

The event will feature a variety of musical and theatrical performances by local youth.

“Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman ...

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New Jersey Abortion Laws are Hideous

July 4, 2022

To the Editor:

There has been so much craziness in the news about  the Supreme Court and Roe vs Wade. Do people realize that the overall requirement for a abortion extends right up to birth?

It's against the law do kick a dog but this Democratic Governor allows infanticide! How KIND is the Democratic Party!?

Some states are ending abortion pretty much entirely except for the ...

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 ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...