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Missing Teen Located And Reunited With Family

May 23, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department reported on Thursday, May 21 via a Nixle advisory that Miriam Perez was located and safe. The 16-year-old has since been reunited with her family. On Wednesday, the EBPD asked for the public's assistance in locating Perez who was last seen at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in South River. Additional details about Perez's whereabouts during ...

Spotswood's Shupin Street To Be Closed On May 15

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Shupin Street in the borough will be closed on Friday, May 15 beginning at 8:30 a.m. for scheduled road work. The Spotswood Police Department has advised residents to remove vehicles from the roadway on Friday.

Helmetta Hometown Hero: Ed Schapley

HELMETTA, NJ - Ed Schapley is better known as Officer Ed to Spotswood School District students. He is the Spotswood School District's Resource Officer and works with students through the DARE and LEAD programs in addition to being the district's safety officer. Schapley has been an officer with the Spotswood Police Department for the past 25 years. The SPD sergeant is Thursday's ...

Helmetta Hometown Hero: Rob Simonelli Jr.

HELMETTA, NJ - Rob Simonelli Jr. is a fulltime 911 dispatcher for the Spotswood Police Department. In addition to that, the borough resident is a volunteer firefighter with the Helmetta Fire Department and also works as a firefighter for Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. His dedication to service and his community are why Simonelli is Monday's Helmetta Hometown Hero.

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Helmetta Hometown Heroes: JC And Mallorie Murawski

HELMETTA, NJ - JC and Mallorie Murawski are both volunteers with the Jamesburg First Aid Squad. The sisters were nominated to be Thursday's Helmetta Hometown Heroes by their mother, Stephanie.

"A mom couldn't be more proud of these two young women," Stepahine Murawski said. "They are so giving and unselfishly risk themselves to save others, always placing others a ...

Helmetta Hometown Hero: Bill Peterson

HELMETTA, NJ - Bill Peterson has been a borough resident for more than two decades and a member of the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department for over thirty years. He is a former fire chief works as an engineer for the department. During the coronavirus pandemic, his experience has been a huge help in mentoring and training future members of the department. His commitment to community service is ...

Spotswood Teen Dies In Fatal Bicycle Accident

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced the death of Spotswood teenager Christopher Pina on Tuesday. The 19-year-old died in a fatal accident on Saturday, May 2. The announcement was made by Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Monroe Police Chief Michael J. Biennas via a press release.

The police investigation determined Pina ...

Milltown Police Arrest South River Man For Vehicle Break-Ins

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department announced the arrest of a South River man for multiple vehicle break-ins on Tuesday. The individual is said to be responsible for a number of vehicle break-ins around the borough. The MPD is asking residents to check their vehicles for damage and missing property. Anyone with suspicious issues to report should contact the Milltown Police Department by ...

Helmetta Hometown Hero: Joe Reid

HELMETTA, NJ - The borough's Red to the Rescue program was the brainchild of Saturday's Helmetta Hometown Hero Joe Reid. Red to the Rescue helps seniors, the disabled and any borough resident in need with any essential errands during the coronavirus crisis. Reid began serving the community back in high school when he joined the Helmetta Volunteer Fire Department as a junior member. Today, ...

Brunswick Avenue In Spotswood Reopened

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The section of Brunswick Avenue between Burlington Avenue and Old Stage Road has been reopened on Thursday afternoon. It was closed for around two hours while downed power lines were addressed. Power to the residents living in the area has been restored.

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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 ...

Esha Rao Graduates Rutgers And Becomes Officer In United States Navy

June 3, 2020

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 ...

Hillsborough Rotary Honors Courtney Newman, Founder Of Steps Together

June 4, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  Rotary International District 7475 will honor Courtney Newman, founder of Steps Together, with its prestigious Jean Harris award.

Newman was nominated by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough for the extraordinary community service that she offers through her Hillsborough-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring the community to pay their blessings forward and ...

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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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 Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

June 4, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...