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VIDEO: Beaches and Lakes Ready for Swimmers, Free Summer Admission to State Parks, Chess Charity Event and 'Pork Roll Palooza' Returns

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for Pork Roll/ Taylor Ham lovers. 

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VIDEO: Newark's Artist Collaboration, Wayne Installs First Rain Garden, Bayonne Mayor Calls for Extra Security and Newton Police Retirement

NEW JERSEY - Newark's Artist Collaboration kicks off with Audible. Plus, Wayne installs a rain garden in a local park. Also, Bayonne Mayor call for off-duty officers to help with school security. And, a Newton police lieutenant retires. 

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VIDEO: Police Simulate Intoxicated Driving for Scotch Plains/Fanwood Students, Wayne's Connection to Preakness, Woodbridge Brain Tumor Screenings & Nutley VFW Commandant Makes Memorial Day Parade History

NEW JERSEY - Scotch Plains/Fanwood police simulate intoxicated driving for students. Plus, a Wayne connection to the Preakness race. Also, Woodbridge residents will be eligible for free brain tumor scans.  And a Nutley VFW Commandant makes history. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Cranford Students Help Community with Lemonade Stand, Glen Rock Police Discover Stolen Prescriptions, Camden Receives 'Brownfield' Grant and Somerville Pastor Makes 'Red Nose' Request

NEW JERSEY - Cranford fourth graders raise money for charity through a lemonade stand. Plus, Glen Rock police discover 150 stolen prescription bottles in a man's car. And, Camden receives an EPA grant to clean up 'Brownfields.' Also, a Somerville pastor makes a request for residents to participate in 'Red Nose Day.'

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

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VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

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VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

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VIDEO: New Franklin Youth Center Opens, Camden Waterfront Pavilion Gets Another New Name, Westfield Memorial Day Parade Returns and Wayne Teen Loses Battle with Cancer

NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare blood cancer. 

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VIDEO: Roxbury to Equip Buses with Cameras, Newark Students Explore Construction Careers, Artist Royalty Shows Off Work in Chatham and WayneQuest Returns

NEW JERSEY - Roxbury will equip 38 buses with security cameras after a physical assault is reported. Plus, Newark students in a building trades program get the chance to explore construction career pathways.  And, a Chatham art gallery shows work from artist royalty. Also, WayneQuest returns to celebrate the town's 175th Anniversary. 

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VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

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Graduates from Atlantic City Electric’s South Jersey Utility Training Program Key To Future

May 28, 2022

LBI Region, NJ -  Atlantic City Electric’s South Jersey Utility Training Program, residents in the region prepare for and ultimately earn careers in the energy industry, such as cable splicer mechanics, helper transformer testers, overhead line workers, meter technicians and many more.

“It takes a dedicated workforce with diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, and ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

Compassion Cafe Opens for a Second Season

May 22, 2022

LBI Region, NJ -  An important addition to the business community is back for a second season. The Compassion Café is now open and have set up shop at their 2022 location the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ. The hours of operation will be Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m.

Compassion Café is a ...

Spring Fling at Beach Haven Moose Lodge to Benefit Nonprofit 'Hearts of Mercy' This Saturday

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - This Saturday, May 21 from 12-4 p.m. head on over to the Beach Haven Moose Lodge, located at 120 Rt. 72 in Manahawkin, for a Spring Fling event to benefit local nonprofit, Hearts of Mercy. 

There is no admission fee to attend. There will be BBQ, live music, drinks, games, raffles, 50/50 and a silent auction.

Live music throughout the event will be played by Denise ...

Make Mother's Day Memorable in the LBI Region this May 8

LBI Region, NJ - It's time to make May 8 memorable with activities, gifts and dining for the special women in your life, whether they are moms, grandmothers, aunts, or those close to your heart. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, who represents hundreds of local businesses who serve the Long Beach Island Region remind you to make plans early for this popular ...

Compassion Cafe Opens for a Second Season

May 22, 2022

LBI Region, NJ -  An important addition to the business community is back for a second season. The Compassion Café is now open and have set up shop at their 2022 location the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ. The hours of operation will be Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m.

Compassion Café is a ...

Classic Rock Bandfest Saturday Night in Manahawkin to Benefit Southern Ocean Rotary

STAFFORD - Come on out on a projected warm Saturday evening into the air-conditioned confines of St. Mary's Parish Center and enjoy a night of live bands playing classic rock music. 

This classic Bandfest includes area bands Black Zeppelin, Junkyard Dawgs, and Modern Rewind.

The event benefits the many charitable causes of the Rotary Club of Southern Ocean County.

The event is ...

Spring Fling at Beach Haven Moose Lodge to Benefit Nonprofit 'Hearts of Mercy' This Saturday

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - This Saturday, May 21 from 12-4 p.m. head on over to the Beach Haven Moose Lodge, located at 120 Rt. 72 in Manahawkin, for a Spring Fling event to benefit local nonprofit, Hearts of Mercy. 

There is no admission fee to attend. There will be BBQ, live music, drinks, games, raffles, 50/50 and a silent auction.

Live music throughout the event will be played by Denise ...

American Pickers Looking New Jersey Collectors

May 26, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - The Production Crew of American Pickers has announced they are returning to New Jersey. In a recent Press Release, the popular History Channel television series will be in our area in August 2022. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...

Classic Rock Bandfest Saturday Night in Manahawkin to Benefit Southern Ocean Rotary

STAFFORD - Come on out on a projected warm Saturday evening into the air-conditioned confines of St. Mary's Parish Center and enjoy a night of live bands playing classic rock music. 

This classic Bandfest includes area bands Black Zeppelin, Junkyard Dawgs, and Modern Rewind.

The event benefits the many charitable causes of the Rotary Club of Southern Ocean County.

The event is ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

May 27, 2022

LBI Region, Nj - After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship ...

Summer Savings is a Click Away

LBI Region, NJ - In time for summer and in response to concerns on rising prices this year, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has worked with stakeholders to introduce a free, mobile-exclusive savings passport to for residents and visitors.

This pass shows the importance that small business has in the community with the hopes to introduce their offerings customers and ...

LBI Wedding Road Show Welcomes New Audiences for Future Celebrations

LBI Region, NJ - In an effort to bring event options to fit the various needs of today's consumers, the regional chamber collaborated with over 50 businesses at 13 locations throughout the day to promote milestone celebrations. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce added new features, venues and vendors to the 14th Annual LBI Wedding Road Show & Party Planning tour that was ...

NJ Coastal Coalition Addresses the Future of Flooding at Tuckerton Meeting

May 24, 2022

Tuckerton, NJ - The New Jersey Coastal Coalition, a non-profit organization, is a group of New Jersey waterfront communities that meet monthly in a workshop setting, to discuss common municipal flooding issues. Formed in response to the 2012 Super Storm Sandy, we have met regularly since January 2013. Meetings are usually held in the Atlantic and Cape May Counties on the first Thursday of each ...

Remember to Bring Your Own Bag

LBI Region, NJ - The law to reduce single use plastic bags and polystyrene foam products went into law yesterday, May 4. Keeping reusable totes and bags in your vehicle, so they are available when consumers go shopping is recommended. Rules that went into effect are the following:



Supermarkets and grocery stores These stores will no longer provide single-use plastic bags or ...

Save the Date for upcoming Pinelands Summer Short Course

LBI Region, NJ -  The New Jersey Pinelands Commission and Stockton University announce the 6th Annual Pinelands Summer Short Course that will be taking place on Thursday, July 21, 2022. For those not familiar, the  Pinelands National Reserve, created by the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978, includes  approximately 1.1 million acres encompassing portions of seven ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'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 ...