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John J. Carney VFW Post To Host Adult Only Halloween Party

September 26, 2022

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The John J. Carney VFW Post 4589 is hosting an adults-only Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a buffet dinner and a complimentary drink. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door on the night of the event. 

The Halloween evening will include music by DJ Sergio and a costume contest.

Middlesex County Magnet Schools Grad Applies Skills Learned During School To Service In The Marines

September 27, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Joshua Houskeeper, a North Brunswick resident, is using what he learned at the Middlesex County Magnet Schools to serve our country.

He is a 2019 graduate of the East Brunswick Magnet School with a career major in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. After beginning his Marine Corps service on a tank crew, Houskeeper is now a corporal and a ...

Save The Date For Spotswood High School's Financial Aid Night

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Worried about how to afford college? Not sure how to apply for financial aid? Then, mark the calendar for Spotswood High School's Financial Aid Night on Thursday, October 20 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the high school's Media Center. The event is hosted by the Spotswood High School Counseling. Topics include how student and parents can make the most of the free money ...

Middlesex County Magnet Schools Schedule Open Houses At All Locations

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ  -- The Middlesex County Magnet Schools have scheduled open houses on all five campuses for prospective students and their parents to become familiar with the career offerings and academic programs available.

On the East Brunswick Campus, 112 Rues Lane, the dates, all Saturdays from 10 am to noon, are October 22, December 10, and January 21.

For the Piscataway ...

Middlesex County Offers Multiple Ways To Vote In 2022 General Election

September 20, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey residents will again have multiple, convenient options for casting their vote in the 2022 General Election on November 8, 2022. Those options include mailing ballots through the United States Postal Service (USPS); dropping a ballot in any of the 30+ secure drop boxes across the County; nine days of in-person early voting at any of the 10 early vote ...

Chargers Girls Soccer To Hold Dine-To-Donate At MJ's

September 23, 2022

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls soccer program is inviting people to head to MJ's Restaurant on Wednesday, September 28 to help support the varsity and junior varsity teams. Wednesday's dine-to-donate is from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and includes dine-in and takeout orders. Diners must show the above flyer in order for the Chargers girls soccer program to receive 15 percent ...

Stop & Shop And REPLENISH To Hold One-day Food Drive At Middlesex County Stop & Shop Stores

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Stop & Shop and REPLENISH will hold a one-day food drive at all Middlesex County Stop & Shop stores on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am-2 pm to benefit the growing number of families in Middlesex County in need of assistance. This free event is open to media and the public.

The participating stores

East Brunswick - 647 Route 18 ...

High School Sports Contributor Ron Mazzola To Be Inducted Into Spotswood Athletic Hall Of Fame

September 25, 2022

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - When the Spotswood Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its first class back in 2004, Ron Mazzola was a member of the Hall fo Fame Committee deciding upon the first-ever class of inductees. On Saturday, October 8, Mazzola will be inducted as a part of the 2022 class. Mazzola, who passed away unexpectedly in February, is being inducted posthumously as a contributor. Other inductees ...

Royal Neighbors Presents Grant To North Brunswick's Rows For The Hungry

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Cathy Decker, a former Warden at Spotswood's St. Peter's Episcopal Church, was on hand to present a $2500 grant to North Brunswick's Rows for the Hungry last week on behalf of the East Brunswick Chapter of Royal Neighbors of America. According to a press release from the EB chapter, the grant was in recognition of the strides the organization made ...

Stop & Shop And REPLENISH To Hold One-day Food Drive At Middlesex County Stop & Shop Stores

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Stop & Shop and REPLENISH will hold a one-day food drive at all Middlesex County Stop & Shop stores on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am-2 pm to benefit the growing number of families in Middlesex County in need of assistance. This free event is open to media and the public.

The participating stores

East Brunswick - 647 Route 18 ...

Middlesex County Offers Multiple Ways To Vote In 2022 General Election

September 20, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey residents will again have multiple, convenient options for casting their vote in the 2022 General Election on November 8, 2022. Those options include mailing ballots through the United States Postal Service (USPS); dropping a ballot in any of the 30+ secure drop boxes across the County; nine days of in-person early voting at any of the 10 early vote ...

Winning Perennials For Your Garden

September 19, 2022

NEW JERSEY - After a busy summer of vacations, BBQ’s, and garden care, it is fun to turn our attention to planting. Fall is a great time to plant perennials and many garden centers are busy refreshing their supply of perennial plants. Consider including one or more of these winners when making your perennial plant selections this fall.

Hostas are an excellent choice for those shady spots ...

Harvesting Red And Green Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY - Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Harvesting when they are fully ripe ensures the best flavor for eating fresh, cooking, and preserving.

Visit your garden often and watch for the fruit to turn from green to fully colored. Then leave them on the plant for five to eight days. Vine-ripened tomatoes have the best flavor for using fresh or preserving.

Check ...

Local, State, And Federal Support For Increased Security Measures At East Brunswick Houses of Worship

September 17, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the Jewish High Holy Days are about to arrive, concerns grow about the importance of security at places of worship around East Brunswick, and indeed across the nation, in light of multiple acts against religious communities. Recently, Temple B'Nai Shalom and the Vibrant Church, both located at 15 Fern Road in the township, benefited from grants to enhance security ...

Chargers Cross-Country Teams Run Wild Flags Invitational

September 27, 2022

JACKSON, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys and girls cross-country teams laced up their sneakers to compete at the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational last weekend. Spotswood joined a field of 150 teams from all around the Northeast for the September 24 race. Three Chargers, including Charles Oryniak, Timothy Uhl and Jada Palacios took home medals. Palacios was the Chargers highest finisher, ...

Chargers Girls Soccer Nets Seven In Victory Over Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - The Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division leading Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team defeated Perth Amboy High School 7-2 on Monday. Teagan Jones opened the scoring early for the Chargers, netting a goal a little over two minutes into the game on a pass from Juliana Krefski. Jenna Maisano made the score 2-0 just two minutes later on a pass from Violet ...

High School Sports Contributor Ron Mazzola To Be Inducted Into Spotswood Athletic Hall Of Fame

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - When the Spotswood Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its first class back in 2004, Ron Mazzola was a member of the Hall fo Fame Committee deciding upon the first-ever class of inductees. On Saturday, October 8, Mazzola will be inducted as a part of the 2022 class. Mazzola, who passed away unexpectedly in February, is being inducted posthumously as a contributor. Other inductees ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Laney Bug Stickball Tournament To Benefit CHOP Cardiac Patients And Their Families

September 27, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A charity stickball tournament is being conducted in loving memory of Laney Grace Stoeckel with all entry fees and any additional donations benefiting cardiac patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their families.

The first annual Laney Bug Stickball Tournament will be held Oct. 5 for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 at the Ponytail Softball ...

Flags Fly At Half Staff To Honor Former NJ Governor Florio

September 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Flags will fly at half staff in recognition and remembrance of Former Governor Florio from sunrise Tuesday, September 27 until sunset on Tuesday October 11.

“Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down", said Governor Murphy in a statement.

"He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey than his own political fortunes. And he was ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Featured in 'Two Minutes with TAPinto'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — You can learn more about TAPinto owners and publishers in their own words, in "Two Minutes with TAPinto."

September featured Jackie Lieberman, owner/publisher of TAPinto Westfield.

August featured Bruno Tedeschi, co-owner/publisher of TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden.

Both tell their TAPinto story and unique background in two minutes.

In all, ...

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Wed, September 28, 7:30 PM

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Candidate Forum

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Wed, September 28, 7:30 PM

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Environmental Commission

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Sat, October 1

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Governor Signs Diegnan Bill Establishing Irish-American Heritage Month In New Jersey

September 19, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy has signed a joint resolution, which Senators Steven Oroho and Patrick Diegnan sponsored, designating March as Irish-American Heritage Month in New Jersey.

Irish-American Heritage Month will recognize the contributions of Irish-Americans to New Jersey’s economic prosperity and culture. Approximately 32 million people in the United States and 1.3 ...

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Printer to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...