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Spotswood Education Foundation's Casino Night Is Back

May 13, 2022

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 ...

Owen Hahner Is Mr. Spotswood 2022

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A spring senior class tradition returned on Friday to the Spotswood High School Cafetorium with a sold out audience. Mr. Spotswood once again took center stage. Eleven contestants stepped out of their comfort zones for the chance to be crowned Mr. Spotswood 2022. Owen Hahner now wears the crown, edging out first runner-up Jason Acheampong in a close competition.

Hahner recently ...

East Brunswick's Jim Giamarese Joins Pallone And Rios To Celebrate Funds For Teaching Farming And Fishing Management At Middlesex County Voc-Tech Schools

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  "Do you know the average age of a farmer in New Jersey?" asked farmer Jim Giamarese of East Brunswick.  The answer is 62. Giamerese, who has won state and national award for farming, calls himself "The last of the Giamareses who will farm.  We need young people to get involved.  The rewards are tremendous."  Giamarese was ...

Vada Leaver Is Spotswood High School's May Student Of The Month

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Vada Leaver was named as the high school's Student of the Month for May. Leaver is a member of the Spotswood High School soccer, basketball and spring track teams. The Spotswood native is also a member of Spotswood High School's award-winning music program. Leaver joins classmates receiving the honor earlier this year. Previous Spotswood High ...

New Brunswick Hosts Job Fair To Find Qualified Teaching Candidates

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some 2,600 middle and high school students were dismissed early for the month of February in Millville in Cumberland County, where there weren't enough teachers to cover all the classes. The Camden School District, which was unable to fill 28 bilingual and ESL teaching positions this school year, is exploring the possibility of searching abroad for qualified ...

Spotswood High School Band Returns to Its Winning Ways

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The spring band trip is a tradition at Spotswood High School and one in which the music students took forward to. In 2020, the annual trip to perform and compete at a music festival was canceled as was last year's trip. This spring the band trip was back and masks were optional. Spotswood High School's Jazz Band and Symphonic Bands along with longtime Spotswood High School ...

Spotswood's Memorial Middle School Inducts Its Newest Class Into The National Junior Honor Society

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Last week the Memorial Middle School inducted 29 members into its National Junior Honor Society. The new members join the 31 previous inductees. This year's induction ceremony welcomed inductees and their parents back inside. Instead of the sixth through eighth grade school's multipurpose room, the induction ceremony took plase at Spotswood High School's Cafetorium.

AJ Vignuolo Is Spotswood High School's April Student Of The Month

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior AJ Vignuolo was named as the high school's Student of the Month for April. Vignuolo is a member of the Spotswood High School soccer and golf teams. The Milltown native is also a member of Spotswood High School's award-winning DECA program. Vignuolo joins classmates receiving the honor earlier this year. Previous Spotswood High School Students ...

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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed In South Brunswick

May 16, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Last week, a rabid raccoon was confirmed in South Brunswick after an altercation with a local dog. This is the first confirmed case of rabies in South Brunswick for 2022, according to the township.

On Tuesday, May 10, a resident’s dog had an altercation with a raccoon that was later captured by animal control. The animal was transported to the New Jersey Department ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program At HFD

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

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 ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

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TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...

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Tue, May 17, 7:00 PM

Milltown

Ford Avenue Redevelopment

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Sat, May 21, 8:00 PM

Main Street Theatre Company at Temple Beth Ohr, Old Bridge

Main Street Theatre Company

Arts & Entertainment

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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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Lost Souls Public Memorial Project's 5th Annual Recitiation

May 3, 2022

The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project’s 5th Annual Recitation
May 22, 2022 from 4pm-6pm at the Community Arts Center
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ

Join us in person as we honor the Lost Souls through live performances, including African Drumming, Dance, Spoken Word and a Special Libation Ceremony.

Masks are encouraged. If you cannot attend in person, please view the ...

‘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 ...