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STATEWIDE – To the dismay and disappointment of your local bodega owner, you no longer need to enter his corner store to buy your lottery tickets. Politicoreports on a new third-party app, called Jackpocket, in which you can simply swipe to buy tickets, create pools and collect your winnings, if you happen to be so lucky. Jackpocket launches today, claiming it is one of the most ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 11, 2019

BRIGANTINE – It’s foolish (and kinda funny) when expensive cars get stuck in soft sand on the beach. But it happens more than you’d expect. Now, photographs of some mired cars are on a new “Beached Cars of Brigantine” calendar that is helping to raise money for local needy families. A bait and tackle shop owner, Capt.

The Jaffe Briefing - December 10, 2019

CLARKSBORO – Months after “Popeye the Peacock” was shot and subsequently put to sleep, this stunned Gloucester County community is still grappling for answers, the Philly Inquirer reports. Popeye was the informal mascot of the town, showing up here and there. The friendly peacock travelled the countryside too, known in other places as Petey, Mikey, and/or Kevin. But then ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 9, 2019

TRENTON – Even if you’re a reclusive baby boomer who does not know a vaper from a viper, you surely know there are serious health concerns with e-cigarettes. There was some tension at a roundtable on the subject hosted by NJ Spotlight on Friday. Sparks flew, as anti-vaping and pro-vaping advocates engaged. The only thing missing was a vaper blowing vape in an opponent’s ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 6, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK – Three Assembly Republicans decided to use a thoroughly unrelated bill to voice their discontent for Rutgers’ decision to hire an expensive football coach. There was a bill that had absolutely nothing to do with the football team on their desks; it focused on a $250,000 appropriation for a special care treatment center at the dental school in New Brunswick, NJ.com ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 5, 2019

TRENTON – Paper or plastic? It appears the solution may be neither, as the Senate Budget Committee takes up a bill today that calls for a statewide ban on both plastic and paper bags in New Jersey. Everyone agrees the single-use plastic bags are the scourge of the Earth; they blow into our oceans and streams and last much, much longer than the four minutes or so that you use them to ...

Governor Murphy Celebrates Milestone for Latest Class of NJ TRANSIT Locomotive Engineers

Governor Phil Murphy and NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett this week recognized NJ TRANSIT’s latest locomotive engineer training class for completing their formal training.

This unique pilot class consisted of assistant conductors training to become locomotive engineers by leveraging their knowledge of the railroad.  The class of eleven trainees will be graduating ...

Rush Hour at the Port Authority Bus Terminal

During rush hour every evening, your bus is one of more than 1,200 NJ TRANSIT bus departures from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. In this video, we go behind the scenes of the world’s busiest bus terminal to see the incredible team effort that keeps all these buses moving.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal services more than 260,000 daily customers for both local and long-distance ...

New Jersey Date Night: Holiday Outings to Light Up Your Heart

December 13, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and even though we feel pulled in every possible direction, it’s important to make time for our other halves. It may seem impossible with all the parties, school programs and work events, but scheduling a date is not only great for your relationship but a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the winter holidays.

And when it comes to a beautiful ...

100 Rutgers Athletes Named to Academic All-Big Ten List

December 11, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Big Ten Conference recognized a record 100 Rutgers student-athletes on the Fall 2019 Academic All-Big Ten list, the university announced Wednesday.

Seven different programs were represented on the list including 33 from football, 19 from women's soccer, 15 from field hockey, 11 from women's cross country, 10 from volleyball and six from both men's soccer and ...

Rutgers Rally Sparked by Racist Incident at Syracuse University

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 30 students brandished signs, chanted slogans and spoke out against racism at the state university and beyond its walls at a rally organized by the Rutgers chapter of the NAACP. 

From the steps of Brower Commons, several speakers took turns calling for unity, their voices rising above the din of buses moving up and down College Avenue during the afternoon rush ...

Rutgers Faculty Body Calls For Hobbs to be Fired

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Pat Hobbs may have finally sated the ravenous appetites of rabid Rutgers football fans by sealing the deal on an eight-year contract with Greg Schiano, but he continues to come under fire.

Lost among the hoopla surrounding Schiano's return to the Banks of the Old Raritan - first Tuesday morning's unanimous vote by the Board of Governors to ratify the coach's ...

Piscataway Police Respond to 'Toy Weapon' Call; Quibbletown MS Placed on Lockdown

December 10, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Students at Quibbletown Middle School were placed in lockdown Tuesday morning after a toy weapon was reported to be on site.

School administrators secured the toy weapon and the individuals involved and notified Piscataway police who immediately responded, said district officials.

A spokesperson for the Piscataway School District declined to describe the toy weapon or ...

Somerville Introduces Draft of Revised Master Plan Dec. 11th

December 10, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The borough’s Planning Board will introduce an updated version of the borough’s Master Plan at its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at police headquarters, 24 So. Bridge St.

The 70-page draft document, which includes additional appendices, has been worked on over the past year.  State law mandates that New Jersey municipalities ...

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Promoting Your Event to TAPinto's Readers is Easy and Affordable

December 11, 2019

Promoting your event is easy and affordable with TAPinto.net.  Click Login/Register on the top right corner of the site (if you are a first time contributor, register for free).   

Then click on "Submit Content" and select "Calendar Event Listing" and follow the instructions.

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Millennial Councilwoman Encourages Younger Generations to Get Involved in Local Government

December 10, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Crystal Pruitt, Councilwoman of Franklin Township, at the 2019 New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Pruitt is currently the youngest person on the Franklin Township Council, and we spoke with her about her background, goals, and advice for millennials who want to get more politically active. 

Pruitt, who is also Chief of Staff for ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...

ArtPride NJ Highlights Economic Impact of Investment in the Arts

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Megan LoBue, Development Manager for ArtPride New Jersey, about the organization’s resources and latest arts initiatives. 

ArtPride NJ supports New Jersey’s creative community and is widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and ...

PSE&G Talks Infrastructure & Clean Energy at New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Everton Scott, Senior Public Affairs Manager at PSE&G, at the 2019 League of Municipalities Conference. Scott spoke about PSE&G’s presence at this year’s conference as well as the utility’s latest programs and priorities.  

One of the most high-profile statewide initiatives for PSE&G is the company’s ...