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Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program At HFD

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Legal RunAround Kicks Off Five-Day Memorial Day Weekend In Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has earned a well-deserved reputation for putting on a show as evidenced by the swirl of events taking place over five days during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Register online at www.legalrunaround.org

The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath forced cancellation of most of these events the past two years and organizers have worked overtime to regroup and ...

Jack McGreevey, A No-Nonsense Supporter Of Veterans, Dead At 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battled-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his trademark ...

Sundiata Acoli Paroled After Being Convicted Of Murdering State Trooper

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Thick Smoke From Tuesday Fifth-Alarm Fire At Elizabeth Waste Management Facility Seen Across North Jersey, NYC

ELIZABETH, NJ - A five-alarm fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City.  The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is believed to be started by machinery at the plant. 

The homes surrounding the plant were ...

Two Highland Park Residents Charged In Hit And Run Death Of New Brunswick Woman

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP. NJ – Two Highland Park residents have been charged in connection with the February hit-and-run death of a New Brunswick woman, according to authorities. Raulito Peralta, 22, has been charged with second-degree leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, third-degree causing death or injury while driving with a suspended license or unlicensed, and third-degree ...

13 Dispensaries In New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis To Public

NEW JERSEY — Residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...

Hillsborough Search Teams Find Body Of Man Reported Missing In Maine

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old resident of Maine, reported missing by his family on April 18, was found dead Thursday morning by a search team in the Sourland Mountain Preserve.Parker Veitch, a resident of Lovell, was described by family as an avid hiker. Police followed up on a call received about an abandoned car in the parking lot of the preserve off East Mountain Road Tuesday afternoon.

Governor Murphy, Local Officials Break Ground On Perth Amboy Train Station Renovation

PERTH AMBOY, NJ – A $45.5 million renovation of the city’s train station officially pulled out of the station on April 21 with a groundbreaking ceremony led by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and many local officials. The plan to make the 95-year-old Perth Amboy Train Station more modern and customer-focused, not to mention fully accessible, has been bandied about since 2010.

The ...

Gunfire Kills One And Wounds Two In Camden

CAMDEN, NJ – Police continue a manhunt on Friday for a gunman who killed one person and injured two others in a daylight city street-shooting on Thursday, said county Prosecutor Grace MacAulay and Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez in a prepared statement.

Responding to gunfire reports at Thurman and 10th streets at 2:50 pm Thursday, police officers found Turhan Hudson, 29, bleeding from ...

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Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program At HFD

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Legal RunAround Kicks Off Five-Day Memorial Day Weekend In Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has earned a well-deserved reputation for putting on a show as evidenced by the swirl of events taking place over five days during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Register online at www.legalrunaround.org

The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath forced cancellation of most of these events the past two years and organizers have worked overtime to regroup and ...

Jack McGreevey, A No-Nonsense Supporter Of Veterans, Dead At 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battled-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his trademark ...

Sundiata Acoli Paroled After Being Convicted Of Murdering State Trooper

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Thick Smoke From Tuesday Fifth-Alarm Fire At Elizabeth Waste Management Facility Seen Across North Jersey, NYC

ELIZABETH, NJ - A five-alarm fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City.  The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is believed to be started by machinery at the plant. 

The homes surrounding the plant were ...

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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed In South Brunswick

May 16, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Last week, a rabid raccoon was confirmed in South Brunswick after an altercation with a local dog. This is the first confirmed case of rabies in South Brunswick for 2022, according to the township.

On Tuesday, May 10, a resident’s dog had an altercation with a raccoon that was later captured by animal control. The animal was transported to the New Jersey Department ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program At HFD

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

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TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...

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Sat, May 21, 8:00 PM

Main Street Theatre Company at Temple Beth Ohr, Old Bridge

Main Street Theatre Company

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, May 22, 8:00 PM

Main Street Theatre Company at Temple Beth Ohr, Old Bridge

Main Street Theatre Company

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Lost Souls Public Memorial Project's 5th Annual Recitiation

May 3, 2022

The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project’s 5th Annual Recitation
May 22, 2022 from 4pm-6pm at the Community Arts Center
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ

Join us in person as we honor the Lost Souls through live performances, including African Drumming, Dance, Spoken Word and a Special Libation Ceremony.

Masks are encouraged. If you cannot attend in person, please view the ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...