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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 ...

Somerville's Pink Dogwoods Form Canopy Over Historic Graves

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway.

It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final resting place of relatives and notable citizens of the borough, but it stands out from the others ...

Murphy Joins Hillsborough Officials To Dig In Dirt Along Route 206

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ– Governor Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, and Mayor Shawn Lipani Tuesday marked the ground breaking of a project to widen Route 206 between Doctors Way and Valley Road in Hillsborough, Somerset County.

 Also in attendance were ...

Anthony White Becomes Latest South Plainfield State Wrestling Champion

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The wrestling legacy at South Plainfield High is alive and well.

 

Anthony White became the latest in a long line of individuals to capture a state crown when the talented senior earned the 145-pound title at the NJSIAA Wresting Championships at Phillipsburg High on Saturday evening.

 

White, who defeated top-seeded Simon Ruiz, 6-5, in the finals, is ...

Murphy Visits Hillsborough For First-Hand Look At Route 206 Project

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will visit Hillsborough Tuesday morning for a first-hand look at the $41M Route 206 widening project between Doctors Way and Valley Road 

He will be greeted by state, county and local officials at 11 a.m. at Doctors Way, Murphy will be joined by New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend To All

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

Lawnmower Repair Ends In Death For 74-Year-Old Hillsborough Man

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 74-year-old township is dead after a landscape mower he was repairing dropped on top of him when the cable holding the machine above him snapped, according to police.

The victim was identified as John F. Levinski of Township Line Road.

A neighbor found the man beneath the machine on Sunday and called police at 5:11 p.m. The cable was attached to a ...

Somerville Students Invited To Create Patriotic Storefront Posters

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan wants to "paint" the downtown retail and restaurant district red, white and blue, with help from students at the Van Derveer elementary school and the Immaculate Conception School.

Sullivan sent a letter home with the students from each school last week informing parents of the non-competitive event; no prizes will be awarded, but students ...

Marijuana On Main Street? Somerville Lawmakers Begin Conversation

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan and members of the Borough Council will begin weighing the advantages and disadvantages of licensing retail dispensaries for the sale of legal marijuana at Monday night's virtual council meeting. 

"There's a lot to digest, and it could be fairly contentious," Sullivan said. It's game changing and has serious ...

Hillsborough Schools Recover, Plan To Reopen Monday After Cyber Attack

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In-person instruction for all students is expected to resume Monday, one week after a cyber attack disabled the school district's computer network, forcing students and teachers to work on a remote platform Tuesday through Friday.

The school district has yet to release details on the extent of the attack, what was damaged or who is behind it. Students have been ...

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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 ...

Somerville's Pink Dogwoods Form Canopy Over Historic Graves

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway.

It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final resting place of relatives and notable citizens of the borough, but it stands out from the others ...

Murphy Joins Hillsborough Officials To Dig In Dirt Along Route 206

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ– Governor Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, and Mayor Shawn Lipani Tuesday marked the ground breaking of a project to widen Route 206 between Doctors Way and Valley Road in Hillsborough, Somerset County.

 Also in attendance were ...

Anthony White Becomes Latest South Plainfield State Wrestling Champion

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The wrestling legacy at South Plainfield High is alive and well.

 

Anthony White became the latest in a long line of individuals to capture a state crown when the talented senior earned the 145-pound title at the NJSIAA Wresting Championships at Phillipsburg High on Saturday evening.

 

White, who defeated top-seeded Simon Ruiz, 6-5, in the finals, is ...

Murphy Visits Hillsborough For First-Hand Look At Route 206 Project

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will visit Hillsborough Tuesday morning for a first-hand look at the $41M Route 206 widening project between Doctors Way and Valley Road 

He will be greeted by state, county and local officials at 11 a.m. at Doctors Way, Murphy will be joined by New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend To All

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

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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 ...