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

May 4, 2021

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 ...

Memorial Middle And Spotswood High School In-Person Students To Begin Five-Day Week On May 3

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood School District Superintendent Graham Peabody announced via a mass email on Thursday evening that Memorial Middle and Spotswood High School students receiving in-person instruction would begin five-abbreviated day weeks beginning on Monday, May 3. Schoenly and Appleby School hybrid students returned to five shortened days on April 16. Spotswood High School and Memorial ...

Senior Spotlight: Spotswood's Harrison Hallerman

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Harrison Hallerman was tapped as the high school's March Student of the Month. Hallerman is a member of the National Honor Society, Heroes and Cool Kids, the Community Service Club, and the Music Club. In addition to being a Peer Mentor Buddy, Hallerman is a member of Spotswood High School's award-winning DECA program. This year the Spotswood ...

Winter Schreck Is Spotswood High School's April Student Of The Month

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Winter Schreck was named the school's Student of the Month for April. Schreck joins classmates receiving the honor earlier this year. Previous SHS Students of the Month for the 2020-21 academic year include:

September - Vincent Maldonado
October - Hannah Arthur
November - Shane Dwyer
December - Grace Parlitsis
January - Robert ...

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 ...

Rutgers COO: Students Who Don't Want Vaccine Should Consider Gap Year, Transferring

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school.

Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said there are five exemptions the state university is making for students returning in ...

Senior Spotlight: Helmetta's Amanda Mendez

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Amanda Mendez is better known as Mandee to her friends, classmates, teammates, and teachers. Mendez is a four-year starter for the Chargers girls varsity soccer program. The National Honor Society member also played basketball during her freshman year. During sophomore and junior years, Mendez was a member of the Community Service and Kids Create ...

Watch Spotswood High School's 2021 Jazz Band In Concert

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School's 2021 Jazz and Such concert premiered on YouTube on Friday. The 36-minute plus concert can be enjoyed anytime on the online video platform. This year's annual Jazz Band concert was virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The band is under the direction of longtime Spotswood High School Band Director Sarah Carino-Koza. Carino-Koza also ...

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 ...


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NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

New Yorkers ...

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 ...

When Facebook Groups Replace Credible News Outlets

Facebook already serves as a news source for more than half of all Americans. But some communities solely rely on Facebook and other social media platforms for local information because no nearby news outlet exists.

Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...

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Milltown Resident Honored By Saint Peter’s Healthcare System At 2021 Gala

May 5, 2021

New Brunswick, N.J. – May 5, 2021: Saint Peter’s Healthcare System will host its 2021 Annual Gala virtually on Thursday, May 6 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. This year’s Gala, presented by Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., will honor the following individuals for their service and dedication to Saint Peter’s, its patients and the community at-large:

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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 ...