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New Study Says New Jersey Is One of the Happiest States in America

September 25, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.

 

In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, ...

Menendez Leads Colleagues in Urging President Biden to Issue a Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

JERSEY CITY, NJ — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a bipartisan group of 43 colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to President Joe Biden to urge him to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for all of Puerto Rico’s municipalities in response to Hurricane Fiona. Just days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, ...

Cranford's Brush with Royalty: Queen Elizabeth II's Train Spotted at Town Station During Her Early Reign

CRANFORD, NJ — The royal coffin procession brought Queen Elizabeth II from Scotland to England on Wednesday, and it will take her to her final resting place early next week.

Many years ago, shortly after she became Queen, a different royal procession brought the young Queen and her husband, Prince Phillip, directly into the heart of Cranford, NJ.

On October 21, ...

Saturday's Rough Surf Claims Life in Loveladies

LOVELADIES, NJ — A perfect beach day lured unsuspecting beach-goers into rough surf in Loveladies on Saturday, claiming the life of a 51-year-old male swimmer.

It is swim-at-you-own-risk on most beaches after Labor Day, and the beach where the incident occurred was unguarded. Combined with heavy surf due to a tropical system at sea, this was a recipe for ...

'Let's Roll': Cranbury Resident Todd Beamer Helped Retake United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001

CRANBURY, NJ — On September 11th, 2001, a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968.

Left in a Car Unattended, Two-Year-Old Girl Dies after Heart Attack

FRANKLIN, NJ – Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a two-year-old girl who they say suffered a heart attack after she was left unattended in a vehicle on Tuesday, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

The following account was provided by McDonald:

Franklin Township Police responded to a call via Fire radio of a child in cardiac arrest ...

New Jersey Average Gas Price Down by Double-Digits: AAA

NEW JERSEY — The average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey dropped another 11 cents from last week to Monday's price of $4.06 ($4.17).

The average price in the Garden State is 45 cents cheaper than a month ago ($4.51), but still 87 cents higher than a year ago ($3.19). New Jersey’s average gas price is 16 cents higher than the national ...

New Jersey Man to Swim Between Continents

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – He was a swimmer from a very young age, and now Bridgewater resident Lee Evans is taking on a 4-mile-long race, crossing continents.

Evans is participating in the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on Aug. 21, starting on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, and ending on the European side.

“I swam from a very early age, with my father ...

New Jersey Ranked 2nd Best State to Live in 2022: WalletHub Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the 2nd "Best State to Live in" for 2022, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub.

The personal-finance website ranked the 50 states by using 52 different categories, from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals. 

While New Jersey did rank below average in affordability and economy, ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

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New Study Says New Jersey Is One of the Happiest States in America

September 25, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.

 

In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, ...

Menendez Leads Colleagues in Urging President Biden to Issue a Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

JERSEY CITY, NJ — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a bipartisan group of 43 colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to President Joe Biden to urge him to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for all of Puerto Rico’s municipalities in response to Hurricane Fiona. Just days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, ...

Cranford's Brush with Royalty: Queen Elizabeth II's Train Spotted at Town Station During Her Early Reign

CRANFORD, NJ — The royal coffin procession brought Queen Elizabeth II from Scotland to England on Wednesday, and it will take her to her final resting place early next week.

Many years ago, shortly after she became Queen, a different royal procession brought the young Queen and her husband, Prince Phillip, directly into the heart of Cranford, NJ.

On October 21, ...

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County Compensating Essential Frontline Workers with American Rescue Plan Act Funds

September 30, 2022

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — Burlington County plans to use some of its American Rescue Plan Act funds to compensate frontline County workers who have provided essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From the very beginning of the pandemic, our County has done everything possible to help our residents overcome the challenges of COVID-19. We distributed personal protective ...

County Commissioner Deputy Director: Affordability, COVID Recovery Continue to be a Priority

CINNAMINSON, NJ – Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Tom Pullion delivered the keynote address at this week's Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the County dinner to the assembled business and community leaders, emphasizing that the County continues to prioritize affordability and helping residents and businesses recover from the ...

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New Study Says New Jersey Is One of the Happiest States in America

September 25, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.

 

In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, ...

How Safe Are NJ’s Schools For Students With Disabilities?

As New Jersey’s students return to the classroom this month, tragic events from earlier in the year remain a cause for concern in schools here and across the country. 

The mass killing of students at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas sparked debate over the state’s gun laws as well as outrage toward local law enforcement’s failure to protect the innocent. This ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Lenape Field Hockey Is Ready to Fight For Every Victory This Season

September 6, 2022

MEDFORD, NJ — The approach that the Lenape High School field hockey program is taking with regard to the upcoming regular season is quite admirable — and it may ultimately prove to be successful as well.

The Indians’ schedule is full of top level opposition, but they are focused on giving their very best effort each and every time they step on the field, regardless of ...

Help for Hurricane Ian's Victims Coming from New Jersey

September 29, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Members of the New Jersey National Guard will soon deploy to Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced 135 members, in addition to 40 military and support vehicles will be sent to help with the storm response.

“We are thankful for the 135 men and women who bravely ...

Andy Kim Receives Foreign Policy for America (FPFA) Endorsement

September 29, 2022

MARLTON, NJ — Today, Andy Kim announced he has been endorsed for reelection by the Foreign Policy for America (FPFA).

“I’ve dedicated my entire adult life to public service and worked with our military and civilian leaders, and with both Republicans and Democrats to keep Americans safe at home and abroad,” said Andy Kim. “The experience I’ve gained working ...

Andy Kim Receives SEIU NJ State Council Endorsement

MARLTON, NJ — Today, Andy Kim announced he has been endorsed for reelection by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) NJ State Council.

“Our daily lives are defined by who we interact with, they make our lives better – from our home care workers to motor vehicle inspection workers, to municipal service workers and resident physicians, and so many others – ...

Federal Legislation Would Harm Small Businesses, Consumers & Cybersecurity Protections

September 23, 2022

At a time of economic uncertainty and seemingly ever-present inflation, it is important that we do all we can to ensure families have what they need, and small businesses are able to continue to invest and grow jobs. While our region is still seeing positive economic growth, we can all see challenges looming on the horizon.

Yet, I am concerned that some challenges might be self-inflicted by ...

Burlington County Animal Shelter Looks to ‘Clear the Shelter’ on Saturday

August 25, 2022

WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Animal Shelter is hosting a special end-of-summer bash to help find loving forever homes for the dogs and cats that reside there.

The Clear the Shelter Open House will be held this Saturday, August 27, from noon to 3 PM at the Burlington County Animal Shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive. The event will feature food trucks, music, games, ...

Seeing The Bigger Picture: How to Access it When You Mess Up

Can you think back to a time when you messed up bad on something that you committed a lot of time and care to? Something really important to you.

Well, I recently messed up big time and I’m hoping my story will give you the gift it gave me. My mess up has to do with myself alone, and yours may even have to do with other people, but the wisdom to be had applies either way. 

I ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...