Buy a Vet... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

May 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown ever since.

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...

Peru Claims 1-0 Victory Over Colombia as Soccer Legends Show Off Skills in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- During their playing days Carlos Valderama and Julio Uribe led their teams to victory in some of the largest soccer stadiums across the globe. On Saturday, the men, known better as “El Pibe” and Uribe, brought their talents to Paterson’s Baurele Field.

The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the nearly 500 fans who turned out to watch these beloved players ...

State Theatre benefit gala raises more than $500,000

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The State Theatre, a downtown cultural center, raised more than $500,000 at a recent benefit gala to support artistic and educational programs, theatre officials said.

This year, the Grammy award-winning Kool and The Gang performed at the annual black-tie benefit evening. Clearly, it was time to "Celebrate."

In addition to the performance, there was a dinner ...

ALJ Newspaper Moves to a New Digital Home on TAPinto Clark Thanks to CityMD Sponsorship

CLARK, NJ -  There were no boxes to pack, no yard sales, no moving trucks and only a forwarding URL address as Arthur L. Johnson High School’s newspaper moved to its newest home on TAPinto Clark.  

The Crusader Today – ALJ Student News is now exclusively featured in its own section on TAPinto Clark.  This move was made possible through the sponsorship of ...

Funnel Cloud Appears over South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield this evening with a resident capturing a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud which can be seen in the  left-hand side of the photo.

The photo captures a school bus driving by, and the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department building. So far ...

Brother Jimmy’s in New Brunswick closes, owes $83,000 in rent

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, a downtown restaurant next to the train station and across the street from Rutgers University housing, has closed, apparently the result of declining sales.

“Brother Jimmy’s ceased operations on Monday, May 7 due to their inability to pay rent owed to the New Brunswick Parking Authority,” city spokeswoman Jennifer Bradshaw ...

Paramus Mayor LaBarbiera joined by State Leaders to kickoff 2018 Campaign

PARAMUS, NJ – Last Thursday, Mayor Rich LaBarbiera officially kicked off his 2018 Campaign at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack. This event was attended by many leading North Jersey Democrats as well as over 400 residents and supporters. The Mayor and his running mates, Councilman Pat Verile and Councilwoman Holly Tedesco-Santos were joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, U.S.

Amtrak Train Strikes and Kills Woman in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Amtrak commuter train traveling south towards Trenton struck and killed a woman on Friday afternoon.

According to a BNN report, police were called to the area of New Turkey Island Road around 4:45 p.m. about a woman that was struck by the train. Reports said the woman was dead when emergency responders got to the scene.

The female victim "left a backpack, ...

South Plainfield Police Investigate Rabbit "Tale"

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Police are investigating an incident of ‘theft by deception’ involving the Plainfield Animal Hospital. 

According to the incident report filed by Officer Justin Melanson and obtained by TAPinto, residents of South Plainfield took their pet rabbit to the Park Avenue animal hospital on April 4 to be euthanized due ...

Piscataway to Ban Retail Gun Sales Near Schools and Parks

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway Ward 3 councilman, Steven D. Cahn said he wants the township to get tough on gun violence, proposing a new ordinance that would prohibit retail sales of firearms and ammunition within 1,000 feet of any schools, medical facilities, bars, parks, or places of worship.

“An AR-15 with a standard round has a maximum effective range of 400-600 ...

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