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Spotswood To Hold Community Cleanup Day

May 9, 2021

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough is holding a Community Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 15. Volunteers can meet at the Spotswood Municipal Building at 8:30 a.m. to check in. Garbage bags will be provided by the Spotswood Department of Public Works. All volunteers will receive a list of public areas in need of a cleanup. Participants should return full bags by 11 a.m. and will receive VIP discounts ...

Spotswood High School Students Design Community Garden Flag For Spotswood PTA Fundraiser

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is hosting a special fundraiser to ignite community spirit. "The Two Small Towns with One Big Heart" community garden flag fundraiser is geared toward showing small town pride. The custom designed garden flags have a very close community tie since the flags were designed by students enrolled in Spotswood High School's Honors Computer Graphics and ...

May Blood Drives To Address Ongoing Blood Shortage

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting two blood drives in May on Tuesday, May 4 and Tuesday, May18 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to help address the ongoing blood shortage the area is facing.

"Blood centers nationwide have reported declines in blood collections in recent weeks, explained NJ Blood Services Account Manager Lynne Ross. "These trends are ...

Lost Doggie Hoping Owners Come Find Him

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Woody said it best in Toy Story 4, "Being there for a child is the most noble thing a toy can do." Some little boy or girl may have trouble sleeping tonight because he or she is missing a special buddy. This lost stuffed doggie was found in the road on Szymanski Drive on Monday, April 19. He desperately would like to be reunited with his child. In the meantime, he is ...

Milltown To Hold Spring Cleanup

MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's Revitalization Committee in conjunction with the Milltown Department of Public Works is hosting a Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is inviting residents to join in. Participants can meet at the gazebo in Gloria Bradford Park. Garbage bags and cleanup supplies will be provided by the Milltown Department of Public Works. All ...

Spotswood Recreation Department Announces Cancellation Of Popular Spring Programs

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - For the second spring in row, the Spotswood Recreation Department's popular t-ball and flag football programs have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Earlier the REC Department announced a postponement of spring registration in order to assess conditions before deciding this week to cancel t-ball and flag football.

The Spotswood Recreation Department ...

Grow Your Own Pizza Garden Courtesy Of Spotswood Public Library

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spring is here and if residents need a little motivation to grow their own gardens, the Spotswood Public Library is offering a Grow Your Own Pizza Garden event for the month of April. Patrons can register to receive one kit per family. Each kit includes the ingredients to grow parsley, oregano, basil, and tomatoes. To keep the kiddos busy while waiting for the garden to grow, the ...

Celebrating Spotswood High School's Class Of 2021

HELMETTA, MILLTOWN, SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It has been a tough year for Spotswood High School seniors with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic hitting a year in March, which is why TAPinto Milltown/Spotswood in conjunction with Spotswood High School has been featuring seniors each week. Senior Spotlight began back in January with SHS senior Vincent Maldonado. This week Grace Parlitsis was featured. To have ...

Last Day Of In-Person Ticket Sale For Spotswood PTA's Virtual Tricky Tray

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at 307 Adirondack Avenue is the last day of in-person ticket sales for the Spotswood PTA's upcoming Here Comes the Sun Tricky Tray in May. Admission to the virtual event is $15 and includes one sheet of tickets. Ticket packages are $40 and do not include admission. Packages include three level one, two level two and one grand prize ...

Spotswood Community Team Collecting Donations To Make Mother's And Father's Day Brighter For Parents In Need

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Community Team made the Christmas holidays and Easter a lot happier for local families as well as families living in domestic violence and homeless shelters. A drive is underway to collect donations for the upcoming Mother's and Father's Day holidays. The items will be put together to make up a special spa bag and given to moms living in Dina's Dwellings ...

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Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Middlesex College And Stockton University Sign Transfer Agreement

May 5, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex College has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Stockton University that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to the Atlantic County school’s bachelor’s degree program. 

The five-year agreement strengthens the relationship between Stockton and Middlesex College by offering multiple ...

From Newsroom To State House: Award-Winning Journalist Greg Tufaro Named Diegnan's Chief Of Staff 

May 5, 2021

EDISON, NJ – Greg Tufaro, a lifelong Edison resident and award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience, has recently traded his press pass for a state ID. Last month, Tufaro embarked on a new chapter in his professional career, taking on the role as chief of staff for Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (18th L.D.). 

"The opportunity to transition ...

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 ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

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Tue, May 11, 6:30 PM

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Tue, May 11, 7:00 PM

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Wed, May 12, 7:30 PM

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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 Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...