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Princeton Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Near North Brunswick Dunkin Donuts

June 5, 2020

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Alysa Kristjanson, a  22-year-old Princeton woman, was killed Thursday in a hit-and-run accident on Route 130 in North Brunswick in the early hours of the morning. Kristjanson was a pedestrian.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Kenneth P. McCormick of the North Brunswick Police Department said police are investigating ...

Esha Rao Graduates Rutgers And Becomes Officer In United States Navy

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University held a graduation ceremony for its 2020 class using virtual commencement videos on May 31. Current graduates were unable to attend an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current social distancing measures in place, so an alternative ceremony was held online. In addition to the videos, which included statements from students and famous ...

Four East Brunswick High School Students Earn National Merit Scholarship Awards

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Four students at East Brunswick High School have been awarded scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2020.

Sarah Adams, Sophie Brown, Jackson Lee and Belinda Zhang each were awarded National Merit scholarships supported by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's own funds.

Adams intends to study medicine at Rutgers University. Brown ...

South Brunswick Residents Join Black Lives Matter March

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Tuesday, June 2, activists and residents held a Black Lives Matter march starting at Crossroads North Middle School from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Members marched from the school to Kingston Lane and back, and one activist estimated there were 300 people in attendance. Multiple rallies and marches have occurred across the country in reaction to the killing of George Floyd, a ...

Judge Rules Against East Brunswick Township, Allows Hidden Oak Woods Development To Begin

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a decision handed down last Friday, Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Thomas McCloskey has allowed Alfieri Property Management of Edison, the developers of the property between Hart's Lane and Tices Lane known as Hidden Oak Woods to begin the clearing process at that location to prepare for construction.  East Brunswick had asked for a stay ...

EBHS Prepares For Virtual Graduation For Class Of 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Schools Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski confirmed today that there will be a "virtual graduation" for the East Brunswick High School Class of 2020.  Students will join in a broadcast at 11:00am on Wednesday, June 17.  Although the Superintendent and the Board of Education investigated a variety of potions for this year's Senior class, none proved ...

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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Princeton Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Near North Brunswick Dunkin Donuts

June 5, 2020

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Alysa Kristjanson, a  22-year-old Princeton woman, was killed Thursday in a hit-and-run accident on Route 130 in North Brunswick in the early hours of the morning. Kristjanson was a pedestrian.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Kenneth P. McCormick of the North Brunswick Police Department said police are investigating ...

FLAG Of Somerville Delivers Last Meals To RWJ Hospital Workers

June 5, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Frontline Appreciation Group of Somerville has made its final delivery of food to the medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset after three months of supporting not only the hospital workers, but area restaurants whose businesses have been impacted by closure orders from Gov. Phil Murphy, which are being partially lifted on June 15.

Shawn Temple, a ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

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Sat, June 6, 12:00 PM

Parking lot of Menlo Park Mall, near Barnes & Noble and Cheesecake Factory, Edison

Drive By Food Drive for Middlesex County

Food & Drink Giving Back

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PSE&G Resuming Work While Continuing COVID-19 Safety Protocols

May 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -  As a result of Governor Murphy’s recent executive order and with approval by the Board of Public Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. will be resuming work as safely and quickly as possible. Our employees and contractors will follow protocols guided by the CDC and New Jersey State Department of Health, as well as all directives from state and local ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer With New Way To Get Needed Information

May 27, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.