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Cruise Into The Second Annual Spotswood High School Car Show

September 17, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - You don't have to be Lightning McQueen to enjoy the Spotswood High School's second annual Car Show on Sunday, September 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This fun family-friendly event features music, door prizes, a 50/50, raffles, food and more. All of the proceeds go to benefit the Spotswood High School girls basketball program. The program held their first car show fundraiser ...

Friday The 13th Fun Facts

NEW JERSEY - Today is Friday the 13th and there is a full moon to boot this evening. So, how superstitious are you? Will you walk under a ladder, break a mirror or cross paths with a black cat on Friday, September 13? Probably not, but here are a few fun facts about Friday the 13th folklore nevertheless.

The history of Friday the 13th being a day to stay under the covers to avoid bad luck ...

Milltown's David Kikoski To Perform In New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grammy-award winning jazz pianist and Milltown native David Kikoski is performing with the Vincent Herring Quartet on Thursday, September 12 at Tavern on George. Showtime is 8 p.m. Kikoski began playing piano at the age of six and moved on to playing in rock and jazz bands throughout middle and high school before attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

His career ...

Cruise Into The Second Annual Spotswood High School Car Show

September 17, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - You don't have to be Lightning McQueen to enjoy the Spotswood High School's second annual Car Show on Sunday, September 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This fun family-friendly event features music, door prizes, a 50/50, raffles, food and more. All of the proceeds go to benefit the Spotswood High School girls basketball program. The program held their first car show fundraiser ...

Appleby's Ice Cream Social Scoops Out Some Back To School Fun

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA hosted its annual Ice Cream Social at Appleby on Friday night to help welcome the second through fifth grade students back to school. The event featured ice cream with toppings along with some extra sweet treats. Students got the opportunity to play inside and outside with their classmates as parents enjoyed catching up with friends or making new ones. Appleby ...

Spotswood School District Honors 18th Anniversary Of 9/11

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy with a special ceremony at the borough's 9/11 Memorial in the front of Spotswood High School. Memorial Middle School's sixth grade class was in attendance. The ceremony was led by Spotswood High School junior and Spotswood Fire Department Cadet Robert Wehrle. Today's ceremony was the fourth ...

St. Thomas Aquinas' Ahr Star Program To Help Milltown's Andrew Yarus

September 18, 2019

EDISON, NJ - On Thursday, October 3, St. Thomas Aquinas High School will hold its annual Ahr Star Spaghetti Dinner. This year, the dinner will honor two eight-year-old boys facing tough pysical battles since birth, Milltown's Andrew Yarus and Fords' Elijah Patino. Yarus has been diagnosed with a rare chromosome deletion and eosinophilic esophagitis which is a rare inflammatory disease ...

Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek And The Spotswood Police Department Head The Back To School Bus Brigade

September 9, 2019

HELMETTA, NJ - As borough students waited on their bus stops to start the first full week of school this morning, they had a little company. Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek and Spotswood Police Chief Michael Zarro along with officers from the Spotswood Police Department hopped on board the Back to School Bus Stop Brigade. Students waiting for their school buses to head to the Appleby and Schoenly ...

Milltown Police Department Warning Residents Of Paving Scam

September 11, 2019

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is warning borough residets to be wary of paving scammers. If any resident is approaced by a gypsy or traveling paving company, the MPD asks the resident to contact the department by telephoning 732-828-1100.

Spotswood Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Alert Warning Residents To Beware Of Lottery Phone Scam

September 19, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Who doesn't want to answer the phone to the news of winning 2.5 million dollars? Well, in the case of one borough resident the call was a scam, but one that included his social security number. The resident did not fall victim to the scam, but did alert the Spotswood Police Department.

Lieutenant Les Genovese detailed the scam and urged residents to beware of similar cons ...

Police Training This Week In Milltown

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is conducting training this week from Monday through Friday, September 20. Residents should expect an increased police presence in the area of 133 South Main Street and the American Legion Pavilion.

Crescent Avenue Closed Until Further Notice

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents should avoid Crescent Avenue until further notice according to the Spotswood Police Department as downed power lines are addressed by utility crews.

Spotswood Girls Tennis Comes Up Short Against JFK

September 19, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls tennis team lost to John K. Kennedy Memorial High School 3-2 on Wednesday. The victory was the first of the season for JFK. Chargers first singles player Gabriela Zeron and the freshmen second doubles duo of Melody Dzergoski and Angelina Moschella earned the two match points for Spotswood.

Zeron defeated Druhva Patel, (6-3, 6-2), and Dzergoski ...

Chris Moran Nets Two As Spotswood Shuts Out JFK

ISELIN, NJ - Chris Moran scored two goals and Yanni Hatzistefanis scored one as the Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team defeated John F. Kennedy Memorial High School on Wednesday. The seniors also assisted on each other's goals in the victory that improved Spotswood's overall record to 5-2. Fellow senior Andrew Bishara made four saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season.

Spotswood And Wardlaw-Hartridge Tie After Double Overtime

EDISON, NJ - For the second straight game, the Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team played to a 0-0 tie after double overtime. The Chargers and Wardlaw-Hartridge High School matchup ended in a 0-0 tie on Wednesday. Julia Masucci made 10 saves for Spotswood while her counterpart Nikolette Aponte made five for the Rams. The tie keeps the Chargers' unbeated streak alive as Spotswood ...

Five More Horses Diagnosed With Encephalitis In New Jersey

September 6, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. — Five more horses in New Jersey have been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis during the last two weeks bringing the total of 10 animals in New Jersey contracting the virus in 2019.

The latest cases are an 18-year-old gelding horse in Morris County, a 4-month old gelding in Salem County, a 4-year old gelding and a gelding of unknown age each in Ocean County, and a ...

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Vegan Shawarma’s Plant-Based Foods Recreate Tastes of an Israeli Childhood

September 19, 2019

Consumers identifying themselves as vegan has increased from just 1% to 6% between 2014 and 2017, a 600% increase, according to a report in Forbes. Growth of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products is on the rise. Vegan (no animal products, including dairy) products are growing in popularity even among those who don't consider themselves vegetarian ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

BREAKING NEWS: Accident At Fresh Ponds/Hardenburgh Intersection

September 19, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Within the past hour, a family van and a mini-vehicle allegedly ran through the stop sign at the intersection of Hardenburgh Lane and Fresh Ponds Road at  a location that has been plagued by accidents.

The van ran up on the lawn of a corner home on Hardenburgh Lane, hitting a tree and running over a nest of bees.  In both cars, all air bags were ...

Hillsborough Schools Superintendent Dr. Jorden Schiff Resigns

September 17, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -Schools Superintendent Dr. Jorden Schiff has resigned and will retire effective Oct. 1.

Dr. Lisa Antunes, assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum, has been appointed acting supteritendent, "lasting until further action by the board," according to the second of two resolutions approved by the board at the beginning of Monday's meeting. The first ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto in her area.  

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Vote By Mail Opt-Out Deadline Extended

September 17, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County has extended the deadline for opting out of receiving a Vote by Mail (“VBM”) ballot for the November 5, 2019 General Election and all future elections until 12pm EST, on Friday, September 20, 2019.  If voters who previously requested a VBM ballot in any of the 2016-2018 election cycles now do not wish to receive a VBM ballot for the ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Report

September 17, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The end to the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is drawing near with the final day this Saturday, September 21. Predicted strong winds will roil the ocean up for most of the rest of the week and likely mean a slow finish to the season.

I fished the Little Egg Reef with fishing buddies Joe Hummel and Dave Rinear last week, and we returned to the dock ...

Is it Time for New Jersey to 'Get in the Game', and Permanently Move Up Our Presidential Primary?

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week: New Jersey's late Presidential Primary

On the Democratic side, there more than 20 candidates running for President -- there might be some very crowded state primaries. On ...

Gun Safety Legislation

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week:

Gun Safety Legislation

This week, Senator Bob Menendez called on upon Senate Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on gun safety measures. At a ...

New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker Talks about Ways to Fuel Economic Growth on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

September 18, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Andrew Zwicker, Chair of the Science, Innovation & Technology Committee in the New Jersey State Assembly, appeared on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato to discuss ways his committee can foster innovation and job growth in the state. 

Zwicker is also a physicist from Princeton University, and Head of Communications and Public Outreach for the university’s Plasma ...