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May 17 Is Last Day To File Taxes

May 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New Jersey also extended the deadline to May 17 as well. Since today is the final day to file and ...

Gas Prices On The Rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.

“This shutdown will have implications on both gasoline supply and prices, but the impact will vary regionally. Areas ...

Dealership Executive Is MCVTS Business Partner Of The Year

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - An executive at a new-car dealership has been named Business Partner of the Year by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools for hiring and supporting students studying for automotive careers.

Michael Dooley, director of fixed operations for Dayton Toyota on Route 130 in South Brunswick, has been an avid supporter of the MCVTS automotive technology program ...

MCIA Partners With WSP USA For Design And Engineering Of North Brunswick Train Station

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County has announced a partnership with WSP USA Inc. for the design and construction of the long awaited North Brunswick Train Station. The Middlesex County Improvement Authority approved of the partnership sometime last week. Officials with the State, County and Township announced the decision at a live-streamed press conference earlier today. To watch the ...

Perth Amboy Resident Named Vice Chair Of State Cannabis Commission

PERTH AMBOY, NJ – Sam Delgado, a former Verizon vice president and husband of Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th.), has been named vice chair of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission.

During the commission’s first-ever meeting on Monday, April 12, Delgado, of Perth Amboy, said he looks forward to working with the other four commissioners to “create a very inclusive, ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State With Seventh Highest Tax Burden

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

New Crunch Fitness Opens In East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new Crunch Fitness officially opened its doors in East Brunswick Township at 645 Route 18 South on Wednesday. The gym held a ribbon cutting ceremony, gave out prizes from local businesses and hosted a DJ to celebrate the new facility. East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen and members of the Township Council were present for the grand opening.

Crunch Fitness has 325 gyms opened ...

Own a Local Digital Marketing Business: Start a TAPinto Franchise

Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?  

If so, owning a local digital marketing business with TAPinto may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about ...

Congressman Pallone Highlights Plight Of New Jersey’s Fishing Industry

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D, NJ-06) hosted a press conference Monday at the Belford Seafood Cooperative in Belford, NJ, to highlight what is being done to help New Jersey’s fishing communities, many of which have been struggling during the pandemic. 

New Jersey received $11 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic ...


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6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Holding Series Of Vaccine Clinics

May 17, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital will be holding several COVID-19 vaccine clinics for New Jersey residents, including some walk-in clinics.

The number of New Brunswick residents who have received the vaccine lags behind most other municipalities across the state.

According to state statistics updated Monday, 28% of residents have had at least one dose of the ...

Long-Awaited Route 206 Bypass In Hillsborough To Open June 5

May 15, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away.

The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June 5th.

"It's actually going to happen; we've literally been waiting decades for ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Governor’s Budget Plan Would Boost Hearing Aid Reimbursement For Qualifying Older Adults & Individuals With Disabilities

May 6, 2021

Budget Would Increase Reimbursement from $100 to $500 Per Hearing Aid; Would be First Increase since 1987

(TRENTON) – Governor Phil Murphy’s budget plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 would significantly increase hearing aid purchase reimbursement available under the state’s Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program.

The HAAAD program provides ...

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready For Strong Rebound

May 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...