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Somerset Patriots Take the Field For First Practice Of 2020 Season

June 5, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – One dozen local Somerset Patriots players and a few who'd like to join the team gathered at TD Bank Ballpark on a hot and humid Thursday for the first workout of 2020, an opportunity provided by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order on May 26th allowing professional sports franchises to resume practices,

“Right now it is all about doing it the ...

Sarlo-Ruiz "Bridge Year" Bill Passes NJ State Senate

TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would give current high school sophomores and juniors an optional “bridge year” passed the New Jersey State Senate by a 39-0 vote and will go on to the New Jersey State Assembly for vote on June 15, where it is expected to pass. It also has the support of the Governor’s office and the New Jersey Department of Education.  

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Spotswood 5K To Be A Virtual Run For 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's annual September 5K will look a bit different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year's Spotswood 5K that is sponsored by the Spotswood Recreation Department will be a virtual one instead of an actual run through the borough. All the proceeds from the virtual 5K and fun run will go to support the Alice's CUP Food Pantry.

Residents can ...

East Brunswick's Chris Yannazzo Honored As GMC Athletic Director Of The Year

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Shortly before schools were shut down for what turned out to be the rest of the academic year in March, Chris Yannazzo of East Brunswick was informed that he was being named the Greater Middlesex Conference Athletic Director of the Year.

The honor, which is voted upon by all member ADs in the conference, was a culmination of six years that Yannazzo has put in since taking ...

"Commissioner" Murphy Says It's OK For Pro Teams To Play & Practice

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead to professional sports teams which train or play in New Jersey to begin practice and compete in games or matches when their leagues resume competition.

“Our administration has been in constant discussions with our professional sports teams about a modified return to operations,” Murphy said. “While leagues make ...

Senior Spotlight: Spotswood's Ioannis “Yanni” Hatzistefanis

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Ioannis Hatzistefanis is better known as Yanni by most people who know him. Hatzistefanis was a member of the Chargers boys varsity soccer team for all four years. The Spotswood native was a part of the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division championship teams his freshman and senior seasons. He was named to the All-Blue Division team and has been ...

Spotswood's Shea Obado Named As Sage College' Men's Lacrosse Gator Of The Year

ALBANY, NY - The Athletic Department of the Sage Colleges announced the recipients of their annual awards in May. Spotswood native Shea Obado received the 2019-20 Sage Men's Lacrosse Gator of the Year award. Obado was a member of Spotswood High School's Class of 2018. While at Spotswood High School, Obado was a member of the varsity football and wrestling teams. Obado represented ...

Senior Spotlight: Spotswood's Christopher Moran

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Christopher Moran has been a four-year member of the Chargers boys varsity soccer team. Moran was a part of the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division championship team his freshman and senior years. The title-winning season during Moran's freshman year broke a 10-year championship drought for the Chargers. Moran was named to the GMC All-Blue ...

Senior Spotlight: Chargers Girls Softball Seniors

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The 2020 spring high school sports season was the season that wasn't because of the coronavirus pandemic. For Spotswood High School senior athletes, it was their last opportunity to pull on the Chargers blue and gold for one final season. Spotswood High School head softball coach Vincent Vizzi and assistant coach Meaghan Koppel recognized the contributions of eight seniors ...

Senior Spotlight: Spotswood's Danielle Moran

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Being a part of the Spotswood High School cheerleading program was a big part of senior Danielle Moran's time as a Charger. Some of her favorite memories in blue and gold come from being on the sidelines as a part of the varsity cheerleading squads, cheering with her friends. She will always cherish being a member of the Chargers varsity cheerleading squad that won a Greater ...

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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

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Drive By Food Drive for Middlesex County

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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.