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Helmetta To Hold Dedicated Dog Drive-Thru Event On Memorial Day

May 20, 2020

HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek did not want to let Memorial Day 2020 pass without remembering the meaning behind the day. Memorial Day is a federal holiday, marking the passing of members of the armed forces that died during service. Initially, the holiday was called Decoration Day and began in 1868, following the conclusion on the American Civil War. It is also the unofficial start ...

Local Residents Helping To Provide Meals To Those In Need With "Dinner Is On Us" Initiative

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Sangeetha Rai and Pinky Shah decided back in April that they needed to do something to give local restaurants a boost and help those struggling financially because of the coronavirus shutdown. Their "Dinner is on Us" initiative was born. Rai and Shah partnered with Gennaros and Nunzios in Spotswood and Romeos in Jamesburg to provide meals. Their first time out, the pair ...

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NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

East Brunswick Honors Fallen Heroes On Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick has compiled a virtual commemoration of Memorial Day to acknowledge and honor the ultimate sacrifice made by American servicemen and women. 

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over One Million PPEs

May 25, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed more than one million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the ...

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The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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Congratulate Your Graduate With Milestones On TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

May 24, 2020

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...