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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

May 16, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for 13 New Jersey counties including Middlesex from now through 8 p.m. Residents should keep an eye on the sky since strong storms could bring high wind and possibly hail along with heavy rain.

Memorial Middle School And Joyce Kilmer Eighth Graders To Go Head-To-Head In Kickball Game

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School's incoming Class of 2026 will be holding a kickball game on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. until noon on the Spotswood High School Football Stadium. The matchup between Memorial Middle School's eighth graders and Joyce Kilmer's eighth graders is a fundraiser for the upcoming spring eighth grade semiformal. This annual event is a tradition in the ...

Spotswood Education Foundation's Casino Night Is Back

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Education Foundation's popular Casino Night Fundraiser is coming back on Saturday, June 11 at the Helmetta Community Center. This is the first in-person Casino Night since the coronavirus pandemic began impacting New Jersey, forcing a shutdown in 2020. Pre-event tickets are $50 per person and include dinner, dessert and beverages. Each ticket holder receives $100 ...

Milltown IDEA Hosting Saturday Multicultural Festival

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.

Milltown Public Library To Host Weekly Walking Club

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Public Library is inviting residents to lace up the sneakers and get walking. The library is hosting a weekly walking club starting on Tuesday, May 17 at 9 a.m. Registration is not required, and all ages are welcome to join in. Residents can come out and meet the Milltown Public Library's new director Charlie Leckenby as well as their neighbors. The weekly walks ...

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 ...

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.

Friends Of The Spotswood Public Library Hosting May Dine-To-Donate At Otilia's Cafe

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are hosting a dine-to-donate at Otilia's Café on Thursday, May 5. Diners can present the flyer when dining in for lunch or dinner or when ordering takeout. A percentage of the receipt goes to support the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library. The Friends host numerous lectures and programs throughout the year at the ...

Spotswood Public Library Hosting Wednesday Walking Club

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library has started a Wednesday morning walking club for residents interested in getting those steps in. Registration is not required to join and all Wednesday walks are weather dependent. Walks start at 9 a.m. at the Spotswood Public Library and are a great opportunity for residents to meet the library's new director Karin Finnegan as well as fellow ...

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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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Sat, May 21, 8:00 PM

Main Street Theatre Company at Temple Beth Ohr, Old Bridge

Main Street Theatre Company

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Sun, May 22, 8:00 PM

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 ...