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Borough's Tennis Courts To Close For Summer Renovations

June 26, 2022

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough tennis enthusiasts will have to find a new place to play this summer. Beginning on or around Monday, June 27, the tennis courts located on Summerhill Road behind the Veteran's Memorial will be closed for renovations.

Tennis lovers don't have to hang up the racket this summer though. There are other tennis courts in the area which are only a short drive away.

World Cup 2026 Coming To New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Chargers Roman Carone Commits To Centenary University's Mens Basketball Program

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A dream formed on the basketball courts of Milltown's Joyce Kilmer School and Borough Park came to fruition last week when Spotswood High School senior Roman Carone committed to play NCAA Division Three basketball for Centenary University in Hackettstown. Carone first picked up a basketball at the age of five. His first team was through the Milltown Recreation Department's ...

Chargers Track And Field Season Ends With Great Showing By Anthony Legakis, Will Loschiavo, Brandon Bandoy, Solan Adams and Alison Forsell

SOMERSET, NJ - The Chargers track season concluded on June 10 with five members of the Spotswood High School track and field team competing in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group Two Group Championships. Despite a great performance by Anthony Legakis, Brandon Bandoy, William Loschiavo, Solan Adams and Alison Forsell, none of the Chargers qualified to advance to the NJSIAA Meet of Champions next ...

Spotswood High School Celebrates Its Spring Athetes At Annual Sports Banquet

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School held its annual Spring Sports Banquet on June 8 to honor all the student/athletes participating on the Chargers varsity and junior varsity baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track and field teams. It was an exciting spring sports season for the Chargers Nation with quite a few highlights.

The softball team brought home a Greater Middlesex Conference Blue ...

Post Season Baseball Honors For Casey Cumiskey And Ryan Poulson

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As the spring sports season wraps up, two Chargers received post season baseball honors for their performance on the field for the 2021-22 varsity season this week. Spotswood High School shortstop Casey Cumiskey and pitcher Ryan Poulson were both named to the Greater Middlesex Conference All-White Division team. Cumiskey was also tapped to GMC's All-Conference team. This ...

Alison Forsell, Anthony Legakis, Will Loschiavo, Solan Adams And Brandon Bandoy Headed To NJSIAA Group Two Championships

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Alison Forsell was the top finisher for the Spotswood High School boys and girls track and field teams at the June 3 and June 4 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group Two Sectionals at Middletown North High School. Forsell finished third overall in the javelin, throwing a personal best of 102. The senior was also tapped as the top Greater Middlesex Conference's White Division female ...

Spotswood Recreation Department Working To Bring Soccer Back To The Borough

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It's been a long time since there's been a Soccer Saturday on the Inland Fields on Summerhill Road. Since the now-disbanded Spotswood Soccer Club, most of the borough's soccer-loving kids and teens play in neighboring towns that offer recreational and travel soccer leagues for boys and girls. The Spotswood Recreation Department, led by committee volunteer Sal Masucci, ...

Save The Dates For Chargers 2022 Football Season

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The spring sports season is wrapping up as the 2021-22 school year winds down, but football is definitely in the air. Four members of the Spotswood High School football program will be competing in the Lineman Challenge at Sayreville War Memorial High School on Friday, June 17 at 4:15 p.m. Juniors Connor Manacle and Pat Petscavage, sophomores Mahad El-Amin and Matt Savarese along ...

New Brunswick High School Football Coach John Quinn Retiring

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – John Quinn, the coach who helped engineer a starting turnaround for the New Brunswick High School football program that included three sectional titles, has announced he is retiring from high school athletics. Quinn, who has most recently served as the athletic director at Plainfield High School, guided the Zebras to the playoffs in each of his seasons as coach ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Fireworks: Know What's Legal And What's Not

July 1, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message today.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a flyer ...

Gas Prices In New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading Into Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer. The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased each ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

Middlesex County Magnet Schools Officially Debuts With New Visual Identity To Drive Regional Awareness

June 28, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County Magnet Schools, formerly known as Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS) is entering a new era in its more than 100-year history with a new name and visual identity to accurately present the exceptional, specialized education it offers all Middlesex County students. Announced officially to the public today in a press conference ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...