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Welcome Fall With A Trip To A New Jersey Pumpkin Patch

September 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Like past holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, it's unknown what's in store for Halloween 2020. However, Garden State residents can still have some weekend fun with a fall staple; pumpkin picking. The upcoming weekend is the final one for September and the first official one of autumn. Sun is in the forecast, so why not head out and check out one of New ...

Spotswood Recreation Department To Host First Drive-In Movie Night

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Recreation Department is inviting residents to its first-ever Drive-In Movie Night on Friday, October 2 at Spotswood High School. Admission is free, but residents must register online for the 7 p.m outdoor showing of "The Secret Lift of Pets." Registration opens on Friday, September 25 at 10 a.m. The upcoming drive-in movie night is for Spotswood residents ...

Woof! It's Time For "Drool In The Pool" At Crystal Springs

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Crystal Springs has closed the pools for the season for humans, but the East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks wanted to give dogs an opportunity to have some water fun too! Doggies and their humans can head to Crystal Springs on Saturday, September 26 for the third annual Drool in the Pool!  Swimming is for four-legged friends only. Tickets will be sold ...

New East Brunswick Care One Reaches Out To First Responders On 9/11

September 13, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The sparkling new Care One residence on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick commemorated the 19th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by reaching out to the township's first responders, sharing community spirit and common effort.  Care One staff shared some lunch at the location's open courtyard grill with members of the East Brunswick Police Department, Fire Department, ...

Spotswood's Annual Tax Sale Scheduled For October

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough will hold its annual tax sale on October 28 at 10 a.m. at the Municipal Complex. The sale will take place in the Municipal Court Room. The annual tax sale is for all unpaid taxes and municipal charges in 2019.

Spotswood's Municipal Complex is located at 77 Summerhill Road.

Changes To Virtual Learning Free Lunch Pickup For Spotswood School District Students

September 23, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture, all Spotswood School District students have access to free lunches during virtual learning. The USDA free meal program began helping schools across the nation feed children during the summer months has been extended through the fall until at least December 31. The Spotswood School District announced it will notify families in ...

Spotswood PTA To Host Virtual Bingo Night For Memorial Middle School

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is hosting a virtual Bingo Night for Memorial Middle School students on Friday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per student. A Zoom link and bingo cards will be emailed prior to the event. Registration is required and can be completed by downloading the registration form. Completed registration forms and payment should be returned by Wednesday, October 7.

Spotswood School District Offering Google Classroom And Zoom Parent Workshop

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Having difficulty navigating the world of Google Classroom and Zoom? The Spotswood School District is offering parents a virtual workshop to help students succeed using Google Classroom and Zoom on Tuesday, September 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  This online event will be followed by an optional question and answer period. The Q and A session will be 30-minutes in ...

Meet Spotswood Borough Council Candidate Marylin Israel

September 26, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Spotswood Borough Council in the upcoming November election. Incumbent Jose Rivera, Diane Charlesworth, Edward Lesko and Marylin Israel are all seeking a seat in the 2020 election. Israel isn't a stranger to the local campaign trail. The longtime New Jersey resident and active Spotswood community member ran for the borough council ...

Meet Spotswood Mayoral Candidate Jackie Palmer

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In the 112-year history of the borough, Spotswood has never had a female mayor. When Jackie Palmer first ran for mayor in 2016, she was the first female candidate to seek the office. Palmer finished second in the 2016 election to current Mayor Ed Seely. The longtime resident will once again be a mayoral candidate for the upcoming 2020 election on November 3. Palmer is running ...

Election Drop Box Available At Spotswood Municipal Building

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is recommending all Garden State residents cast their vote on Election Day 2020 by mail. Now borough residents will not have to go far to drop off their completed mail-in ballot. An election drop box is available at the Spotswood Municipal Building on Summerhill Road at the main entrance. The Middlesex County Clerk's Office will begin mailing ...

East Brunswick Farmers Market At Brunswick Square Mall Beginning In October

September 21, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Farmers Market is back! The Farmers Market is sponsored by the Township of East Brunswick, the EB Sustainability Task Force, EB Environmental Commission and the Friends of EBEC. The market will be held at the Brunswick Square Mall twice a month, starting in October on the first and third Sundays of the month form 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The first market is ...

New Jersey 4-H County Fairs Come To You This Year

September 26, 2020

New Jersey - As "must-attend" events for many families during the months of July through September statewide is county and 4-H fairs. Just like everything else in during the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey's 4-H programs have had to invent ways to engage the thousands of youth who wait all year to display their skills and projects at the respective county fairs.

The New Jersey ...

East Brunswick Farmers Market At Brunswick Square Mall Beginning In October

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Farmers Market is back! The Farmers Market is sponsored by the Township of East Brunswick, the EB Sustainability Task Force, EB Environmental Commission and the Friends of EBEC. The market will be held at the Brunswick Square Mall twice a month, starting in October on the first and third Sundays of the month form 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The first market is ...

Upcoming Virtual Night And Day Sky Presentation

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Jim Peck, an amateur astronomer since he first saw the Russian satellite Sputnik I in the night sky as a child, will present a virtual program, “The Sky by Day and by Night: An Introduction to the Heavens,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 7.

The program is part of the Option Green lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Urges New Jerseyans To Work With Contract Tracers

September 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Governor Phil Murphy announced he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days.

“As we enter Fall, it is important to continue to take all steps necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our ...

Dr. Fauci To NJ: "All In This Together; We Will End It Together"

NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points to New Jersey, which was among the first states to be “hit badly as cases ...

New Mobile App May Be Able To Tell Residents If They Were Exposed To COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton University and Passaic County Community College have been testing the app.

“You might ...

Dr. Fauci To NJ: "All In This Together; We Will End It Together"

September 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points to New Jersey, which was among the first states to be “hit badly as cases ...

New Mobile App May Be Able To Tell Residents If They Were Exposed To COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton University and Passaic County Community College have been testing the app.

“You might ...

South Brunswick Records One New COVID-19 Case Sunday

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — There were 50 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed this weekend in Middlesex County, according to the Middlesex County Department of Health.

South Brunswick had one new confirmed coronavirus case on Sunday. There were no additional cases reported in East Brunswick, Spotswood, Helmetta or Milltown.

More than half of the new confirmed cases were in four communities ...

Spotswood Department Of Public Works To Begin Offering Free Leaf Bags To Residents

September 26, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Fall has arrived and it won't be long before the annual ritual of raking leaves begins. Starting on Saturday, October 2, the borough's Department of Public Works will begin providing residents with free leaf bags. Bags will be available for pickup on Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in October. During the month of ...

Fall Hydrant Flushing On Tap For Spotswood

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Water Department will begin the annual fall process of flushing and test fire hydrants in the borough on Monday, September 21. The project will move through the borough and is scheduled to be completed on Friday, October 2. Flushing and testing hours will be 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Residents may notice low water pressure and discoloration when the ...

State Police Seeking Public's Assistance With Identifying Two Men Wanted For Assault

September 18, 2020

NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public's assistance with identifying two men who physically assaulted a man during a road rage incident on the New Jersey Turnpike last month.

On Saturday, August 15, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the victim and the suspects were allegedly involved in a road rage incident and pulled over on the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike ...

New Jersey Firefighters Battle California Wildfires

NEW JERSEY - This weekend, 10 firefighters, three fire engines and a support vehicle from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Forest Fire Service arrived safely in California to help battle the worst wildfires in recent memory.

“As Americans, we’re all in this together, and we stand with California,” Governor Murphy said.

The complete video can ...

Registration Open For Milltown Recreation Department's Fall Soccer Program

September 25, 2020

MILLTOWN, NJ - Online registration is open for Milltown Recreation Department's fall youth soccer program. The program is held on Saturdays beginning on Saturday, October 10. It will run through Saturday, November 14. Registration can be completed on Community Pass.

Helmetta's Mandee Mendez Commits To Rider University's Division One Women's Soccer Program

HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Amanda Mendez is better known by her Spotswood High School girls soccer teammates, friends and family as Mandee. The senior recently committed to take her exceptional soccer skills to Rider University's division one women's soccer program. Mendez has been a standout for the Chargers since she became a starting midfielder freshman year.

The Helmetta native's ...

Spotswood Girls Soccer To Open Season Against Dunellen

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team officially hit the practice field Monday. Spotswood has one scrimmage against Sayreville High School on September 24 before starting the shortened 2020 season against Dunellen on Saturday, October 3. The season opener is at 2 p.m. at Dunellen High School. Spotswood's home opener is on Thursday, October 8 against Metuchen High ...

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It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

September 24, 2020

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

Rutgers President Holloway Outlines Vision In First University Senate Address

September 26, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK —In his first address to the University Senate, President Jonathan Holloway pledged to follow three guiding values as he steers decision-making at Rutgers during a challenging time: The ideal of a beloved community, the relentless pursuit of academic excellence and the need for a clear institutional strategy.

“It is important that I share these propositions with you ...

Protest & Vigil For Breonna Taylor In Somerville & Hillsborough

September 26, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey activists will participate in a Saturday afternoon protest at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse while on Sunday evening, Our Revolution of Hillsborough will host a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of a Grand Jury decision in Louisville, Ky earlier this week to not indict three police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black ...

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Middlesex County To Begin Mailing Vote-By-Mail Ballots To Active Registered Voters

September 21, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a new state law mandating that the general election be held mainly via Vote By Mail. Despite the pandemic, Middlesex County is ensuring voters still have a safe and secure way to exercise their right to vote in this year’s election.

In accordance with the new state law, Middlesex County will begin mailing Vote By ...

Welcome Fall With A Trip To A New Jersey Pumpkin Patch

September 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Like past holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, it's unknown what's in store for Halloween 2020. However, Garden State residents can still have some weekend fun with a fall staple; pumpkin picking. The upcoming weekend is the final one for September and the first official one of autumn. Sun is in the forecast, so why not head out and check out one of New ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

September 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...