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Spotswood High School Senior Art Show Goes Virtual

June 1, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Each spring, Spotswood High School holds an Art Show in its Media Center. The event coincides with the spring concert from the Spotswood High School music program. SHS's art and graphic arts departments showcase student work at the show that is always well-attended. In addition to the many individual student works, seniors get the opportunity to share multiple works. The 2020 ...

Spotswood Recreation Department Celebrates Residents With Rec At Home Video

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - There were two weeks left in the Spotswood Recreation Department's winter programs when the coronavirus stay-at-home order impacted Garden State residents. Subsequent spring programs were canceled and eventually even the REC Department's popular summer camps and events would also be called off. However, that did not stop the recreation department from continuing to try to ...

Milltown Cancels Summer Programs

MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough announced the cancellation of all programs for the summer of 2020 on Wednesday including the Milltown Borough Pool, the Summer SACC Program and the Albert Avenue Summer Rec Camp. The announcement was made via a Nixle advisory on Wednesday afternoon. The Milltown Recreation Department has three components; the Recreation, SACC or School Aged Child Care and the borough ...

Senior Spotlight: Spotswood's Ioannis “Yanni” Hatzistefanis

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Ioannis Hatzistefanis is better known as Yanni by most people who know him. Hatzistefanis was a member of the Chargers boys varsity soccer team for all four years. The Spotswood native was a part of the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division championship teams his freshman and senior seasons. He was named to the All-Blue Division team and has been ...

Sunshine Virtual Concert Set For Friday

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Virtual Sunshine Concert organized by Spotswood High School Drama and Communication Arts teacher Annie Raczko will premiere on Friday, May 22 at 6 p.m. on Facebook.

"I was inspired by Broadway star Laura Benanti's initiative to do a Sunshine Concert for senior citizens and people that are isolated due to COVID-19," Raczko explained. "So, I decided ...

Who Will Be Mr. Spotswood 2020?

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mr. Spotswood has been a Spotswood High School staple for the past 18 years. The much anticipated and extremely popular event is the brainchild of pageant director and Spotswood High School History, Psychology and Sociology teacher Colleen Meyers. Meyers, paired with Spotswood High School Communication Arts teacher Suzanne Fredricks, have raised more than $40,000 over the past 18 ...

Spotswood Recreation Department To Cancel Summer Programs And Events

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With uncertainty surrounding the summer of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Spotswood Recreation Department has announced the cancellation of its upcoming programs and events. For the summer of 2020, the S'Woodstock kickoff, the annual Fishing Derby, the Spotswood Chargers football and basketball camps, the arts and crafts camp and the tennis camp will not be ...

Milltown Cancels Main Fourth Of July Activities For This Summer

MILLTOWN, NJ - At Monday's Borough Council meeting, Milltown Fourth of July Committee President David Potter provided an update on the fate of the borough's annual July 4 celebrations. Potter read a letter stating the in conjunction with Milltown Mayor Trina Mehr, the Miltown Borough Council, Milltown Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management, the decision was made to ...

New Jersey Pandemic Relief: Concert Playlist Tells Jersey Story

NEW JERSEY - At Jersey 4 Jersey, famous Jersey Girls and Jersey Guys threw their musical support last night to raise up the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, a COVID-19 charity spearheaded by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.  Rock and Roll royalty and famous comics threw jabs, but the real stars were the medical and first responder personnel featured in the program.  The songs chosen ...

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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Esha Rao Graduates Rutgers And Becomes Officer In United States Navy

June 3, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University held a graduation ceremony for its 2020 class using virtual commencement videos on May 31. Current graduates were unable to attend an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current social distancing measures in place, so an alternative ceremony was held online. In addition to the videos, which included statements from students and famous ...

Somerville Cub Scout Pack 80 Creates Signs Of Hope To Help Others

June 3, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Cub Scouts from Pack 80 have been selling custom-designed lawn signs, which they call “Signs of Hope”, to raise money for local food banks.

The Scouts have sold and delivered 100 signs and raised $1,227.39 to benefit SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program based in the borough.

The signs were designed to show the Scouts’ support and gratitude to those ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

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Sat, June 6, 12:00 PM

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Drive By Food Drive for Middlesex County

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PSE&G Resuming Work While Continuing COVID-19 Safety Protocols

May 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -  As a result of Governor Murphy’s recent executive order and with approval by the Board of Public Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. will be resuming work as safely and quickly as possible. Our employees and contractors will follow protocols guided by the CDC and New Jersey State Department of Health, as well as all directives from state and local ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer With New Way To Get Needed Information

May 27, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...