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Helmetta Marks Memorial Day 2020

May 26, 2020

HELMETTA, NJ - Memorial Day marks the passing of members of the armed forces that died during service. The holiday was originally called Decoration Day and began in 1868, following the conclusion on the American Civil War. Unlike in past years, there were not any parades or fanfare because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that did not mean the meaning behind Memorial Day was not remembered by ...

Spotswood VFW Post 4589 Marks Memorial Day With Small Ceremony

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - For the first time since Memorial Day became a federal holiday, the borough did not hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Memorial Day marks 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 ...

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

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 ...

Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek Putting Together Virtual Garden

HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek has been recognizing Helmetta's Hometown Heroes during the past few weeks. On Saturday, he gave a shoutout to the residents of the borough that have joined together to support frontline workers. He recognized the many Helmetta residents have been sewing masks, donating meals and helping neighbors in need. The mayor is also asking the Helmetta ...

Spotswood PTA Putting Together Distance Learning Video Thanking Parents

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is seeking photographs from Spotswood School District parents showing their distance learning experiences. The PTA would like to use the photos as a part of a special video thanking the parents who suddenly found themselves home schooling their children when remote learning became the new normal in mid-March. Parents wishing to share photographs of their distance ...

Helmetta Hometown Hero: Ed Schapley

HELMETTA, NJ - Ed Schapley is better known as Officer Ed to Spotswood School District students. He is the Spotswood School District's Resource Officer and works with students through the DARE and LEAD programs in addition to being the district's safety officer. Schapley has been an officer with the Spotswood Police Department for the past 25 years. The SPD sergeant is Thursday's ...

Spotswood PTA Earns President's Volunteer Service Award For Second Straight Year

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for the second straight year this spring. The prestigious award is bestowed upon organizations that work hard serving both the school district and the community.

"The President's Volunteer Service Award is conferred upon organizations that have done an outstanding job of serving their community ...

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 ...

East Brunswick Blackhawks Girls Lacrosse To Hold Clothing Drive

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Many residents have been clearing out closets during the coronavirus shutdown and the Blackhawks Girls Lacrosse program wants gently used clothing and more for their upcoming Clothing Drive on Saturday, May 16 at 350 Dunhams Corner Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donated items will be distributed to families in need throughout New Jersey.

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Helmetta Hometown Hero: Ronald Dzingleski

HELMETTA, NJ - Ronald Dzingleski is the current Helmetta Borough Council President. He is a longtime borough resident. His family has lived in Helmetta for generations. As a youngster, Dzingleski attended school in Helmetta at the Borough Hall. Since 1986, Dzingleski has worked in the grocery industry. Today, he is a manager for Stop & Shop supermarkets. The coronavirus pandemic has placed ...

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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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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 ...