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Perennial Gardens For Beauty All Season

June 29, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Create long-lasting beauty and pollinator appeal in your landscape with the help of perennials. With a little bit of planning, you can have flowers, foliage and seed heads that add interest to your garden year-round.

Select perennials including native plants that thrive in the sunlight, soil, and moisture conditions in your garden. Incorporate several inches of compost or other ...

Sustainable Water Use In The Landscape

NEW JERSEY - No matter where you live, the conservation and wise use of water in our gardens and landscapes is important. Sustainable water use helps grow beautiful gardens while conserving water and helping reduce water pollution and stormwater overflows.

Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter to increase the soil’s ability to absorb and retain rain and irrigation ...

Enjoy Gardens After Dark With Landscape Lighting

NEW JERSEY - Enjoy your garden and landscape once the sun sets with strategically placed and attractive landscape lighting. Select the best type of light that complements your garden design and best accomplishes the intended purpose.

Solar-powered lighting eliminates the need for outdoor outlets, extension cords or buried low voltage lines. The solar panels charge during sunny days and can ...

Rutgers Researchers Create New Strawberry

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – After 15 years of work, a couple of Rutgers researchers are enjoying the fruits of their labor: a new strawberry. Bred for its flavorful fruit, Rutgers D’Light has a unique shape – a Christmas light - that makes it the ideal strawberry for dipping in chocolate, according to Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) agent Bill ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Verizon Recognizes New Brunswick Schools For Technology Intigration With 'Rising Star' Award

July 3, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Brunswick public schools has been named a “Rising Star” district related to its success within Verizon’s nationwide Innovative Learning Schools program, which helps students remain connected so they can learn from wherever they are. Three district schools – New Brunswick Middle School, McKinley Community School, and the Lincoln School Annex ...

Patriots Host Largest Independence Day Fireworks Show In 25-Year History

July 3, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have stockpiled a huge cache of fireworks for a July 4th celebration that will pay tribute to active members of the United States military statewide; those deployed overseas as well as veterans who have served their country in past years.

Operation Shoebox New Jersey is the sponsor of what the Patriots are calling their largest fireworks display ever ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

Stanley Bill To Extend Life Of School Buses Passes

July 2, 2022

NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 18 - New Jersey law requires that all school buses be retired after fifteen years of life, regardless of their condition or mileage. Economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, have adversely impacted supply chains, leading to shortages and increased prices in the production of automobiles.

In view of these shortages and increased costs, Assemblyman ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...