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Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Minimal Impact to New Jersey, Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

In an update this morning, Colonial Pipeline Co. announced that a majority of the pipeline is up and running, including the Linden, New Jersey’s, petroleum ...

Allegations at Temple Accused of Human Trafficking 'Unfathomable' Says NJ Gov. Murphy

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care. 

Murphy's comments came a day after the FBI executed a court order action at the Temple following a class ...

Sayreville Resident Completes Decades-Long Quest for Birth Parents

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Fred Block, 51, a current resident of Sayreville, has known that he was adopted his entire life. Even as a young kid, he would walk up to people he had never met and tell them that he is adopted, never feeling any kinds of insecurity, denial, or shock. 

Despite his acceptance and morale, Block has always been curious about who his biological parents were, and he has been ...

Central NJ Wrestling Coach John DeNuto Indicted for Sex Crimes

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville ...

Murphy Will Nominate Rockaway Native Rachel Wainer Apter to NJ Supreme Court

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of his intentions to nominate her during a ceremony at Rutgers-Newark this morning. Ginsburg, who ...

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to Visit New Jersey on Monday, Touting SMART Act Funding

BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be visiting New Jersey on Monday as her first stop in the "Help is Here" tour touting the recently enacted American Recovery Act. The First Lady will be joined in Burlington County by Governor Phil Murphy to underscore the impact of the recovery plan to the state. 

Details about the location of her visit are ...

New Jersey Public Schools Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report

NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.       

“Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am incredibly proud that our schools have been ranked number one in the ...

Murphy Announces $29.5 Million to Support College and University Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million)

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Mother Nature's Last Winter Punch?

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Jersey, starting from 4am on Thursday morning until 10am on Friday.  The anticipated coastal low is in the process of forming and will likely position itself slightly farther out to sea than models indicated yesterday.  This will likely allow a slightly larger area to see a changeover to ...

A Reminder That Winter Is Not Done Yet

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – What a difference a day makes. Or two.  After the mix of sleet, ice, and a lot of rain from the Monday night storm, we got to enjoy a beautiful day on Tuesday to allow a lot of the existing snow to melt away.  This was a wonderful hint of warmer early spring days ahead.  Not so fast!

As noted in Monday’s weather update, another coastal storm is ...

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Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Minimal Impact to New Jersey, Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

In an update this morning, Colonial Pipeline Co. announced that a majority of the pipeline is up and running, including the Linden, New Jersey’s, petroleum ...

Allegations at Temple Accused of Human Trafficking 'Unfathomable' Says NJ Gov. Murphy

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care. 

Murphy's comments came a day after the FBI executed a court order action at the Temple following a class ...

Sayreville Resident Completes Decades-Long Quest for Birth Parents

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Fred Block, 51, a current resident of Sayreville, has known that he was adopted his entire life. Even as a young kid, he would walk up to people he had never met and tell them that he is adopted, never feeling any kinds of insecurity, denial, or shock. 

Despite his acceptance and morale, Block has always been curious about who his biological parents were, and he has been ...

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Missing Baby Found Unharmed After NJ Police Issue Statewide Amber Alert

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police. 

Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused of assaulting the child's mother in Newark before leaving ...

Sparta Volleyball Player MacKenzie Wiggins Named Gatorade’s New Jersey Player of the Year

May 15, 2021

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta, fresh off of winning their first sectional title in the history of the girls' volleyball program, has another accolade to be proud of. Senior outside-hitter MacKenzie Wiggins was named the 2020-2021 New Jersey Volleyball Player of the Year.

“This recognition means so much to me,” Wiggins said, “It is such a rewarding feeling to be recognized and ...

NW Jersey Clean Waters and Healthy Ecosystems

May 11, 2021

It is gratifying to recently learn that the ecosystems and water quality of the Paulins Kill River Watershed are being improved though out Sussex and Warren Counties.  Headwaters of the Paulins Kill River, originate largely in Newton and in Sparta Township, to form the Paulins Kill River which travels 41+ miles through thirteen Sussex and Warren municipalities to its mouth on the shores of ...

New Jersey Democrats Plea for Mercy to Avoid Wrongful Death Scandal

Governor Phil Murphy mishandled the pandemic, allowing more than 8,000 residents of long term care facilities to die.  Their reaction to COVID put the Murphy Administration in a dark place in history.

Now, in an attempt to protect Murphy, the Sussex County Democrats have written a plea for mercy, and then weighted it with baseless accusations.  But it doesn’t change the ...

Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Minimal Impact to New Jersey, Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

In an update this morning, Colonial Pipeline Co. announced that a majority of the pipeline is up and running, including the Linden, New Jersey’s, petroleum ...

2021 Community Garage Sales Hosted By Team Nest Builder

Team Nest Builder is proud to be hosting 3 Garage Sale Events this year!

It’s FREE for you to participate, and we take care of ALL advertising in print and on-line, and we place driveway signs and street directional signs leading buyers to your home on the day of the sale.  We also provide shoppers with printed and digital maps with your address listed to ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Oroho to Murphy: ‘Spurning the Legislature During Pandemic Took a Toll on State Residents’

May 15, 2021

After the Governor announced yet another extension of the public health emergency and his intention to end it this summer if the Legislature gives him what he wants, Senator Steve Oroho criticized Murphy for waiting too long.

The Governor announced yet another extension of the public health emergency and his intention to end it this summer. Senator Oroho said it should have been done a long ...

Sussex County Commissioners May 12 Meeting Notes and Audio

NEWTON, NJ - Members of Sussex County’s Board of County Commissioners  unanimously voted on a resolution at their Wednesday night meeting, in opposition to the cuts in state aid for the majority of schools countywide, recently announced by Gov. Phil Murphy’s  administration.  

The resolution urges the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of School  ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

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 ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

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“It's over Bill. I don’t do Windows.”

And so, with a simple Ctl+Alt+Del over Twitter, the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates has powered down.

The wealthy, philanthropic tech couple sadly announced their union was “irretrievably broken.” I took this to mean they received a critical error message followed by the blue screen of death because their marital ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Minimal Impact to New Jersey, Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

In an update this morning, Colonial Pipeline Co. announced that a majority of the pipeline is up and running, including the Linden, New Jersey’s, petroleum ...