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Beth's Book Review

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)   Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator of some of America’s most infamous crimes, it reads like a compelling novel, and I raced to its satisfying finish in the darkest hours before ...

Dress for Success Northern NJ Happenings

*NOTE VENUE CHANGE* DATE AND LOCATION:  Hennessy Hall (the Mansion) Fairleigh Dickinson University 1 Mansion Mall Madison, NJ 07940 Friday, June 3rd, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm There will be fabulous designer purse bingo, tricky tray raffle, 50/50 raffle, dessert, AND door prizes!

JERSEY TALK

You're a typical New Jersey driver, who needs to fill up at the local gas pump. Each gallon you buy sends 42 cents  to the state and another 18 cents to the federal government. With gas prices going through the roof, there are calls by members of Congress to suspend some or all of those taxes for the remainder of the year. Does suspending gas taxes work? It might save a few cents at the pump; it would also take away funds to repair New Jersey roads and infrastructure. Should the New Jersey state legislature suspend the current ...

Know Your Nest

In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right now, homebuyers want three things: To be the winning bid on their dream home To buy before mortgage rates rise more To buy before home prices go even higher These buyer needs give you an amazing advantage – also ...

Liz on Theatre

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish. The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research. They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of posing nude (not naked) for a calendar, incorporating their backgrounds of gardening, knitting, baking and music. Chris insists that ...

News from Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios

March is designated as National Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. Some of us may not know the origins of this national celebration which signifies the importance of recognizing the sacrifices and contributions made by women throughout the history of America.   National Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week which was established by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women in California when it was noted that women’s contributions to ...

TAPinto Insider

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 of my advertisers. You're not just placing an ad on TAP, we're going to help you brand your business and we're going to tell your ...

Updates and Ideas from Assemblyman Sterley Stanley

NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 18 - One of the many questions I am asked by constituents is how a law is created in the legislature and signed by the Governor. Growing up how many of you have watched Schoolhouse Rock in between cartoons on Saturday mornings? Those short 3 to 4-minute cartoons would teach us a lot. Anyone who has not, should watch them. One of my favorites is “I am just a Bill”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgVKvqTItto      Today, I am going to explain the process for how an idea or ...

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Gunfire Kills Carteret Man, Injures Another

May 19, 2022

CARTERET, NJ — A gunman killed a 27-year-old man and wounded another on Wednesday as the pair sat inside a parked car on Lincoln Avenue, according to authorities. The deadly afternoon shooting prompted a temporary lockdown at Nathan Hale Elementary School, a block away on Roosevelt Avenue, as police searched the area for the shooter. The gunman remains at large.

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New Jersey Warns Of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

'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 ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

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Main Street Theatre Company at Temple Beth Ohr, Old Bridge

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Main Street Theatre Company at Temple Beth Ohr, Old Bridge

Main Street Theatre Company

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Fri, June 3, 7:00 PM

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, New Brunswick

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‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...