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Police Investigating Fatal Shooting of Man Near Comstock Street

July 29, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the area of Comstock Street.

Police responding to a report of a shooting on Thursday at about 8:31 a.m. found a man who appeared to be the victim of a gunshot wound, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police ...

New Brunswick's National Night Out Celebration Planned for Aug. 3

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city will be observing National Night Out after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a one-year hiatus.

New Brunswick residents, police officers and elected officials will meet and mingle in gatherings around town on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

National Night Out is an annual community event observed during the first Tuesday of August.

Thousands of communities host block ...

Some New Brunswick Police Officers Could Start Wearing Body Cameras by the End of Summer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city’s police department plans to start equipping its sworn-in officers with body cameras by the end of the summer.

All 150 or so members of the police department could be equipped with the body cameras by the end of the year.

Deputy Director J.T. Miller, the New Brunswick Police Department’s Information Officer, told TAPinto New Brunswick that ...

Board of Education President Says Lincoln Annex Deal 'Best Decision We Could Ever Make'

July 24, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The topic of conversation during the first in-person Board of Education meeting in 16 months centered around the same subject as the last in-person meeting.

The sale and demolition of the Lincoln Annex school, the construction of the proposed cancer hospital and the construction of the replacement school -  all components of a sweeping $750 million project - still ...

ESCNJ’s Adult Community Services is Hosting In-Person Tours on July 29 and August 6

Families, educators and support coordinators are invited to attend the Adult Community Services’ (ACS) Q&A Session to learn the latest information about the program and to tour the facility.  

The tours are being held on Thursday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Friday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The ACS program, which is located on ...

New Brunswick High School Athletic Director Stepping Down

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tom Stead, who has brought leadership to the New Brunswick High School athletic department after a tumultuous time and has steered it through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, has issued his resignation as athletic director.

Patricia Sadowski, the chair of the athletics committee, said at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting that Stead will continue to ...

New Brunswick's First Dog Park is in the Works

July 31, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the oodles of poodles and mounds of hounds in the city, there’s great news.

The Parks and Gardens Commission is planning to install the city’s first dog park.

The park will come from land carved out of Boyd Park, a 20-acre park wedged between the Raritan River and Route 18.

Construction on the park could start in November, and it could be opened for ...

New Brunswick Residents Now Able to Pay Property Taxes Online

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city has created portal on its website where residents and property owners can make their quarterly property tax payments using credit or debit cards or direct money transfers from existing bank accounts.

It can be reached by visiting, or by entering the word “taxes” in the search box, or clicking on the taxes icon, ...

New Brunswick Honors Fallen Heroes, Celebrates Esperanza Neighborhood as Park Reopens

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s past was honored and its future was celebrated all in one event, all with the snip of scissors on Monday afternoon.

The ceremonial ribbon-cutting to reopen the newly renovated War Memorial Park represented a tribute to the New Brunswick’s sons and daughters who gave their lives while serving their country.

At the same time, the event was a ...

Sam Mattis, 'the Greatest Discus Thrower in New Jersey History,' to Compete in Olympics on Thursday

July 25, 2021

TOKYO, JAPAN - East Brunswick native Sam Mattis will be throwing Discus at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Mattis will be competing on Thursday, July 29th at 8:45 P.M on NBC.

Mattis is ranked #17 in the world by, and he is ranked #1 in the United States.  His personal bests and statistics can be found here.

The full schedule for men's discus events ...

Rutgers' Meltons Love Being Ambassadors for New Brunswick, DEVCO

July 31, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Bo Melton looked into the camera, smiled and said, “Welcome to The Yard.”

The camera turned to his brother Max, who spread his arm as if to welcome everyone to this emerald oasis on College Avenue.

“When we’re on the road playing our Big Ten opponents, come to The Yard for our big watch party,” Max said.

These Rutgers football ...

'Pups of War' Nerf Blaster Arena Comes to the Brunswick Square Mall

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Get your Nerf Blaster ready!  Seek coverage behind Pup's Bagels or the Surf Shoppe! Get ready to blast away (safely) at your friends and family at East Brunswick's newest attraction - Pups of War at the Brunswick Square Mall.

Located near Macy's, Pups of War opened at the Brunswick Square Mall yesterday, bringing a nerf-ball filled promise of fun for kids ...

NJ Gives Cheesequake Rest Area a Good Name- 'Jon Bon Jovi Rest Area'

July 28, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ —Jon Bon Jovi gives a rest area a good name.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming the Cheesequake service area, at Exit 124, after the famous Sayreville rocker, as part of a statewide effort to name service areas on the Garden State Parkway after iconic New Jersey Hall of ...

Five Things to do in New Brunswick This Week

Check Out the Library’s Garden Program

Children 5-12 are invited to the New Brunswick Public Library garden (located between the library and the Henry Guest House) to listen to garden stories and help grow vegetables in the garden. We will meet Mondays at 10 a.m. through Aug. 9.

For more information, call 732-745-5108 ext. 13

Participate in New Brunswick Pack Walks

City dog ...

Middlesex County Fair Lifts the Lid Off Summer

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - After a pandemic hiatus, the Middlesex County Fair returns to its home at the County Fairgrounds on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick starting Monday, Aug. 2 and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 8.

Fireworks will light the sky on opening night, Monday, Aug. 2.

The fair features rides, games, specialty foods, sales, and showcases of 4-H projects, ...

Restaurant Week Offers Chance to Travel the World - Without Leaving New Brunswick

July 23, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Come to New Brunswick for Restaurant Week – and visit the world.

With more 30 restaurants participating in the event, foodies hungry for quality cuisine will find themselves magically transported around the world.

There’s Italian, Mexican, Asian, Ethiopian, Korean, Irish and Vietnamese options to fit every budget and satisfy every palate.

Or if you ...

The Spa at The Heldrich Invites You to Pamper Yourself During Restaurant Week in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For Restaurant Week, Krisztina Rossi invites you to come for a massage, a facial and nail service – and stay for the food and drink.

The owner of The Spa at The Heldrich realizes her participation in City Center’s Restaurant Week may seem unusual to some, but she thinks many who will be descending on the city hungry to sample its quality cuisine also want ...

Hyatt Regency's Glass Woods Tavern Reopens Just in Time For New Brunswick's Restaurant Week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Hyatt Regency has reopened its bar just in time to participate in New Brunswick’s Restaurant Week.

The hotel’s Glass Woods Tavern is now open, offering drinks and fun fare as Restaurant Week runs until July 25.

The menu includes margherita brick oven pepperoni pizza, hot honey pretzel chicken tenders and stuffed jalapeño cheddar burgers ...

Mobile Shower Service Cleanses Bodies, Souls in New Brunswick

July 15, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A warm, soapy shower not only cleans the body, but it also cleanses the soul.

Leaving people feeling refreshed, renewed and restored – that’s the mission behind the local nonprofit organization ARM’s new mobile hygiene unit.

The members of ARM (Archangel Raphael’s Mission) are inviting anyone who needs a shower to meet them on Abeel Street, ...

New Brunswick Bike Exchange Rolling Along in its New Location

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New location, same selfless work.

The members of the New Brunswick Bike Exchange have been busy serving the city and some of its organizations since settling into their new space in the back of the Recreation Center’s Hub Teen Center at 411 Joyce Kilmer Ave.

The all-volunteer repair crew has been turning damaged Diamondbacks, rundown Raleighs and several ...

Rutgers Students Embarking From New Brunswick on Charity Bike Ride

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The dream - the one about  providing an opportunity for adventurous Rutgers students to spend their summers on a journey to help various grass-roots organizations - is still alive.

Not even a one-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could keep The Dream Project from getting back on the road this summer with five dedicated riders who will trek to each of the ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation

July 29, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for State Residents 12 and Older

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host a first-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for New Jersey residents 12 and older.

The clinic will be run 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 10. at the hospital’s Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center at 254 Easton Avenue.

Walk-ins are welcome at first-dose vaccine clinics, but you can schedule ...

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Physician Appointed Fellowship Committee Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, has announced that Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD, FACS, the chief of Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) and Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Peter’s, has been appointed as the new Fellowship Committee Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ...

Perth Amboy Cops Seek Gunman Who Shot 6 Bar Patrons

July 21, 2021

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. – Police are continuing their search Wednesday for a gunman who wounded six people outside a Fayette Street bar early Monday morning.

Police found the six gunshot victims at 12:40 a.m. Monday bleeding on a sidewalk outside El Patio Bar & Grill, at the corner of Fayette and McGuire streets.

All were rushed to Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center ...

Director Named for Family Justice Center in Middlesex County

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Family Justice Center, a space in the Middlesex County Courthouse that will in time become a safe space for adult and child survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to seek a wide array of services, has named Mildred Torres its director.

She will oversee all clinical, administrative and managerial aspects of the center, including ensuring the ...

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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 29, 2021

TRENTON – So, yeah, masks are now “strongly recommended” indoors where there are crowds, says Gov. Phil Murphy, following the latest federal guidance. While this is a sensible request, as the COVID numbers rise in the state, not everyone is on board. Just ask super-conservative Sen. Michael Doherty, who dashed off a press release saying: “The Murphy administration ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 28, 2021

STATEWIDE – Gov. Phil Murphy scored some quick mid-summer PR yesterday, dropping a press release announcing that nine rest areas on the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons. But it may take some time for all to gel. Will we really start saying stuff like, “Hey, hit me up for some nuts at the James Gandolfini" (service area in Montvale.)? Or "do they ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 27, 2021

STATEWIDE – Even the Washington Post now realizes New Jersey’s awkward relationship with the feds. The Garden State famously gives more tax dollars to Uncle Sam than it can ever dream of getting back in financial aid, infrastructure and other goodies. (In fiscal 2018, New Jersey received less back on every federal tax dollar paid ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 26, 2021

ROSELLE PARK – The story of a local woman with vulgar anti-Biden signs appeared to be over after a municipal court judge sided with basic logic and decency, ordering her to remove them from her fence. But now the ACLU is involved, for some reason, representing the resident in this senseless legal battle that has grabbed the attention of CNN. Mayor Joseph ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 23, 2021

ON THE RAILS – $673 million? Wow, it’s almost like real money, as New Jersey, Connecticut and New York squabble over federal pandemic cash in the topsy-turvy world of mass transit. The total pot contains $14.2 billion, to be divided among the three states, reports. The three states use a federal funding formula to figure out the split, but now greedy New York wants to switch ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 22, 2021

DOWN THE SHORE – Sure, you can stay in an overpriced seaside motel that hasn’t been updated since the waning days of the Carter Administration. But, for the same cash – about $250 a night – you can sleep on a yacht. NJ 101.5 reports that Airbnb has a summer listing for a big boat that sleeps five and features three bathrooms. It’s yours with a two-night minimum and ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

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Sun, August 1, 12:00 PM

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The Art of Ukrainian Embroidery & Illustrative ...

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The Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge

The Art of Ukrainian Embroidery & Illustrative ...

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Virtual Zumba for Older Adults and Beginners


Rutgers Alum Who Co-Starred With Orson Welles, Flew Missions Over Occupied Europe, Turns 100

July 27, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he looked at the moon, he remembered how “terribly romantic and freezing cold” the night ...

Rutgers Study: Black, Latinx People Still Skeptical About COVID-19 Vaccines

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study.

The findings, which appear in JAMA Network Open, offer insight into what motivates people in Black and ...

From New Brunswick to Tokyo: Rutgers Well-Represented in Summer Olympics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five former Scarlet Knight athletes will be representing Team USA at the upcoming Toyko Olympics.

Todd Frazier and Patrick Kivlehan will be on the field for baseball with Darren Fenster serving as an assistant coach,

Carli Lloyd takes the pitch with women's soccer for her fourth Olympic games and Rudy Winkler will compete in the hammer throw during the track ...


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Achieves Sixth Consecutive Prestigious Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence

July 21, 2021

Following a rigorous re-designation process, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) achieved Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the sixth consecutive time. RWJUH is one of only seven organizations internationally to achieve this distinction.

With this achievement, RWJUH retains its place among an elite group of ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...