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Milltown IDEA Hosting Saturday Multicultural Festival

May 13, 2022

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown IDEA is hosting a Multicultural Festival on Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. at Gloria Bradford Borough Park. The afternoon will include food and dessert trucks along with music, guest performances, speakers, vendors, activities and more. Seating is available, but is limited. So, festival attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on.

Registration Open For Spotswood's Annual Fishing Derby

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Calling all fishing enthusiasts under the age of 18. The borough is hosting its annual Fishing Derby in Devoe Lake on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Check in is from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. All kids under the age of 18 are invited to register for the upcoming Fishing Derby. Participants must bring their own equipment. Registration is required and can be completed online on the ...

Super Heroes And Action Figures Collection Up For Bid In Online Auction

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A single-owner collection of action figures and Super Heroes accumulated over a 20-year period will be sold online Thursday, May 12 by Bodnar's Auction. Bidding opens at 11 a.m. at

Joe Bodnar, owner of central New Jersey's largest auction house visited the consignor's home just before Christmas last year; he recalls thinking ...

Owen Hahner Is Mr. Spotswood 2022

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A spring senior class tradition returned on Friday to the Spotswood High School Cafetorium with a sold out audience. Mr. Spotswood once again took center stage. Eleven contestants stepped out of their comfort zones for the chance to be crowned Mr. Spotswood 2022. Owen Hahner now wears the crown, edging out first runner-up Jason Acheampong in a close competition.

Hahner recently ...

Middlesex County Celebrates History Month and more this May with a Spectrum of Arts and Culture Events

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of May. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around celebrating History Month. These events are free to enjoy for all County residents and beyond.


May’s event ...

Mr. Spotswood 2022 Taking Over Spotswood High School Stage On Friday

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mr. Spotswood 2022 is hitting the stage of the Spotswood High School Cafetorium on Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. This year's performance welcomes the tradition back with a full audience. The 2020 Mr. Spotswood, where Steven Karczewski was crowned, took place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last May, the 2021 Mr. Spotswood was held live for immediate family members of ...

Helmetta To Host Splash Bash To Celebrate End Of School

HELMETTA, NJ - School with soon be out for summer. The last day for Spotswood School District students and staff is Tuesday, June 21. To celebrate, Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek is hosting a Splash Bash at the Maple Street Pavilion on Wednesday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family-friendly event will be hosted by the borough of Helmetta and Community Team NJ. Kids should wear their bathing ...

Helmetta Happenings Concerts In The Park Returns With Acoustic Fuego

HELMETTA, NJ - The borough's popular Concert in the Park series is coming back next month. Save the date for Friday, June 3 for the unique song stylings of Acoustic Fuego. Jimmy Fire and Jeremy Mykietyn make up Acoustic Fuego. The pair will be playing at the Maple Street Pavilion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Concert-goers should bring their own blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the outdoor concert.

Alfa Art Gallery In New Brunswick To Unveil New Exhibition

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A gallery that has been working to unify the art community in the city and beyond since 2010 will unveil this week an exhibition showcasing a diverse array of oil paintings and mixed-media art. Alfa Art Gallery’s “Beyond the Brush: The Contemporary Imagination” opened on Tuesday, April 26.

The exhibition will highlight the work of talented artists ...

"Hairspray" At State Theatre New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Come for the effervescence, the comedy and the get-up-and-dance music. Leave with a little lesson about life. That’s what Sandie Lee hopes audience members experience when “Hairspray” comes to State Theatre New Jersey on Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 30 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

Lee plays Motormouth Maybelle in the ...


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Two East Brunswick Township Girls Missing

May 20, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating two township teens, Jessica Wright-Schober, 15, and Allia Blackstone, 15.

Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, 5'5", 115lbs and Allia Blackstone is described as a black female, 15 years old, 5'9", 117lbs, long black braided hair and a ...

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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‘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 ...