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Somerset Patriots Flex Their Muscles, Hit Three HRs In Win Over Harrisburg

May 9, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Three timely home runs led the Somerset Patriots (5-1) past the Harrisburg Senators (1-5) with a 6-5 series-finale win on Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark.

Harrisburg grabbed an early lead in the top of the first inning with a pair of unearned runs, but their lead was short-lived.

Estevan Florial sparked the Patriots offense once ...

Gabby Diaz Hits Grand Slam In Spotswood's Loss To Dunellen

DUNELLEN, NJ - After a big 15-3 victory over Middlesex High School on Friday, the Spotswood High School varsity softball team lost 8-7 to Dunellen High School on Saturday despite a grand slam from Gabby Diaz. Diaz had five RBIs for the Chargers. Spotswood built a 7-1 lead by the fourth inning, but the Destroyers got four runs back in the bottom of the inning. Emily Thieu hit a single in the sixth ...

Spotswood Varsity Baseball Beat Bulldogs

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - After being shutout 2-0 by Metuchen High School on Friday, the Spotswood High School varsity baseball team bounced back with a 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday to split the home-at-home series. Jackson Walsh got the win on the mound giving up one run on six hits with five strikeouts. Jeff Osbourne closed out the game for the Chargers who got the go-ahead run in the sixth ...

Milltown's Diana Rucinski Commits To Suffolk University's Softball Program

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - This was a big week for Spotswood High School senior Diana Rucinski. Rucinski signed on to continue her softball career at the collegiate level with Suffolk University in Boston. The teen began playing softball in her hometown of Milltown in the first grade. Her first team was with the Milltown Little League Recreation Program. In the seventh grade, Rucinski began playing travel ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of pitching ...

Ryan Poulson Throws Perfect Game As Chargers Complete Home-At-Home Sweep Over Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Ryan Poulson threw a perfect game on Tuesday to lead the Spotswood High School varsity baseball team to a 14-0 victory over struggling Highland Park to complete the home-at-home series sweep. Poulson struck out nine batters on the way to the five-inning, 52-pitch perfect game. The win moved Spotswood's overall season record to 7-2. Diego Salazar took the loss on the mound ...

Spotswood Varsity Softball Routs South Amboy And Diana Rucinski Commits To Suffolk University

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - An eight-run fourth helped to give the Spotswood High School varsity softball team a 13-1 victory over a winless South Amboy High School. Spotswood scored two runs in the first and three in the second to build an early lead over struggling South Amboy. The victory capped off a special day for the Chargers' softball program. Diana Rucinski announced her commitment to Suffolk ...

Spotswood Varsity Baseballl Shuts Out Highland Park In First Game Of Home-At-Home

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - After an extra inning victory on Saturday, the Spotswood High School varsity baseball team continued to roll on Monday with an 18-0 lopsided win over struggling Highland Park High School. A 10-run first inning set the tone for the game which is the first in the home-at-home series with the Owls. The Chargers added runs in the second and fourth for the team's sixth victory of ...

Immaculata's Brandon Wagner One Of Three "Jersey Boys" On Patriots Roster

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, have arrived in New Jersey after a month-long training camp in Florida, including a player with a name familiar to central New Jersey high school baseball fans.

The team, including two other players from New Jersey, held their first practice at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday afternoon in preparation for ...

Milltown's Jake Bacchetti Comes Full Circle

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - "Once a Charger always a Charger." Jake Bacchetti grew up playing baseball in Milltown. He started travel baseball around the age of eight. As a Charger, he played junior varsity basketball for two years and varsity football for four. He was a member of a Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division title winning team on the gridiron his senior year. Bacchetti was a member ...

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Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Former South Brunswick Police Chief Frank College Passed Away

May 9, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former South Brunswick Police Chief Frank College passed away, according to a press release from the police department. College served on the South Brunswick Police Force for over 30 years and implemented many policing programs still found in South Brunswick today. Funeral arrangements will be announced later this week.

College was sworn in as a police officer on ...

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 ...

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Governor’s Budget Plan Would Boost Hearing Aid Reimbursement For Qualifying Older Adults & Individuals With Disabilities

May 6, 2021

Budget Would Increase Reimbursement from $100 to $500 Per Hearing Aid; Would be First Increase since 1987

(TRENTON) – Governor Phil Murphy’s budget plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 would significantly increase hearing aid purchase reimbursement available under the state’s Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program.

The HAAAD program provides ...

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 ...