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St. George's And Holy Trinity's Church Bells To Ring At Noon On Easter Sunday

April 11, 2020

HELMTTA, NJ - Sunday, April 12 will be a very different Easter Sunday than people would have envisioned a couple of months ago. Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek is inviting residents to come out on to their front porches on Easter Sunday to listen as the bells of both St. George and Holy Trinity Churches ring out at noon.

The bells will honor the lives of those lost to the coronavirus pandemic as ...

Diocese Of Metuchen Tells Catholics It's Okay To Eat Meat On Fridays

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rev. James Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen has announced an abrupt and radical departure from the teachings of the Catholic Church. The faithful are permitted to eat meat on Fridays during the remainder of the Lenten season, except for Good Friday, April 10.

The Bishop said he granted the dispensation because of all the sacrifices being made in the midst of the ...

Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek Inviting Residents To Turn Lights On For Lives

HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek has a simple request for residents for the next 19 days; turn the lights on. Slavicek is asking the community to band together to create a "shining example of humanity."

"Candlelight services are generally held at night and are intended to be a way for groups of people, large or small, to quietly reflect, pray together or simply show ...

Diocese of Metuchen Plans Suspends Public Masses

NEW JERSEY - The Diocese of Metuchen has suspended all public masses beginning on March 18. Public masses may not resume any earlier than April 3. The situation will be re-evaluated at that time and a decision will be made based on the circumstances regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Bishop Checchio released directives for churches within the Diocese of Metuchen to follow. The directives ...

Diocese of Metuchen Will Still Celebrate Masses But Obligation To Attend Temporarily Suspended

NEW JERSEY - As public gatherings are being canceled and postponed across the Garden State in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, area Catholics are faced with a dilemma as Easter quickly approaches. The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, announced on Friday that masses within Diocese of Metuchen will continue. However, parishioners are not obligated to attend in person until the ...

Memorial Service For East Brunswick Teen Was A "Celebration of Life"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The memorial service for Yousef Khela, 13, was held on Thursday, January 23 at the St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Khela died on Wednesday when he fell through the ice at the East Brunswick Municipal Pond. Khela's memory was honored by his family, friends and the local community. Among those who spoke at his wake were several members of the ...

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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 ...

Somerville Cub Scout Pack 80 Creates Signs Of Hope To Help Others

June 3, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Cub Scouts from Pack 80 have been selling custom-designed lawn signs, which they call “Signs of Hope”, to raise money for local food banks.

The Scouts have sold and delivered 100 signs and raised $1,227.39 to benefit SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program based in the borough.

The signs were designed to show the Scouts’ support and gratitude to those ...

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 ...

Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...