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Spotswood's St. Peter's Episcopal Church To Welcome Elijah's Promise On Wheels Food Truck

May 13, 2021

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On May 19, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will have a special guest at its weekly Wednesday Night Community Supper. Elijah's Promise on Wheels will be paying a visit to the Main Street church which has been hosting weekly community suppers for almost 30 years. St. Peter's rector Father Marshall Keith Shelly and Spotswood Mayor Jackie Palmer will be on hand to greet the ...

Gabriella Sorrentino Served As American Legion Auxiliary Unit 253's 2020 Girls State Representative

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Each summer American Legion Post 253's Auxiliary Unit sponsors a high school junior to attend the Girls State program as a delegate. Last summer, Gabriella Sorrentino was the representative chosen by the post.

"Girls State is a program where they (the participants) learn about the political process by electing officials for all levels of state government and actively ...

Spotswood's VFW Post 4589 Helps Local Veteran Mark 91st Birthday

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Longtime borough resident and Korean War veteran Richard Pugliesi turned 91 on April 23. On Saturday, the John J. Carney VFW Post 4589 helped him celebrate with a special drive by. Pugliesi, who served from 1949 to 1952, watched the drive-by from a wheelchair in his driveway surrounded by family and friends. A color guard from VFW Post 4589 stood at attention along with a local ...

Spotswood VFW John J. Carney Post 4589 To Host Drive-By To Celebrate 91 Birthday Of Korean War Veteran

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The John J. Carney VFW Post 4589 is holding a drive-by on Saturday, April 24 at 12:15 p.m. to celebrate the 91st birthday of Korean War veteran Richard Pugliesi. Pugliesi served from 1949 to 1952 and turns 91 on Friday, April 23. The drive-by will begin at the Spotswood Knights of Columbus on Crescent Avenue and go down Brunswick Avenue to Old Stage Road. From Old Stage, the ...

Prancer: The Best Pet Adoption Request Ever?

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love, and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can find them right here on Facebook Groups.

This story and is sure to ...

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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New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

New Brunswick Man, Seven Others Facing Charges From Internet Crimes Against Children Unit

May 14, 2021

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced today that several county residents have been charged with possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of children.

On May 13, officers of the East Brunswick, Edison, Highland Park, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and Sayreville Police Departments along with detectives of the New Jersey State ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected In Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

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 ...

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 Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready For Strong Rebound

May 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...