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New Jersey Residents Can Now Get A "Shot And A Beer"

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Walk-in Vaccinations Available To New Jerseyans Age 16+ At Six Vaccine Mega-Sites

NEW JERSEY -- Beginning Friday, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Governor Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29.

Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County Mega-site, located at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield ...

Rutgers Researchers Receive Funding To Develop COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses.

“In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded into a future, easy-to-use, non-invasive rapid breathalyzer to diagnostic respiratory diseases, ...

May Blood Drives To Address Ongoing Blood Shortage

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting two blood drives in May on Tuesday, May 4 and Tuesday, May18 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to help address the ongoing blood shortage the area is facing.

"Blood centers nationwide have reported declines in blood collections in recent weeks, explained NJ Blood Services Account Manager Lynne Ross. "These trends are ...

Saint Peter’s Medical Interpreters Program Helps Patients, Health Care Pros Communicate

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with the big, round stomach was eager to ask questions about what the ultrasound had revealed about the tiny life growing inside her.

However, her English skills were limited, and the doctor didn’t speak much Spanish.

At critical moments like these, Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s trailblazing Medical Interpreters Program helps ...

Saint Peter's Hospital To Host COVID-19 Service/Ceremony In Memory Of COVID-19 Patients

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System will be hosting a remembrance service to honor those lost and affected by COVID-19. The virtual interfaith service will be held Wednesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Immediately after, there will be a commemorative tree planting ceremony outside the hospital’s main entrance, off Park Boulevard.

Masking protocols will be followed ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' From Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

Saint Peter's Healthcare System & Horizon Announce End To Litigation

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced Wednesday that they have agreed to end their dispute over Horizon BCBSNJ’s OMNIA Health Plans.

For many years, Saint Peter’s and Horizon BCBSNJ have worked closely to provide high quality, cost-effective care to Horizon members. This settlement ...

Rutgers Presents Moral Courage In Medicine Award To Anthony Fauci

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Anthony Fauci has been presented with Rutgers’ inaugural Moral Courage in Medicine Award for his “steady and reassuring leadership steering the nation through an uncertain time during the pandemic.”

Fauci, the White House chief medical advisor, received the award during an event to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), which began on the eve of ...

Arnold Appointed President, CEO At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital In New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chairman of the Board of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Jack Morris and President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health Barry H. Ostrowsky have announced the appointment of Bill Arnold as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

“Bill has proven his ability to create ...

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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 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

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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 ...