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How many times have you heard the best step you can take to grow as a person is to step outside your comfort zone and take risks? This is the theme of just about every self-help book I have ever read, and it has been stated to me by just about every person I have interviewed. I take this advice to heart, and it governs most everything I do. But, even as a staunch practitioner, it’s not always easy advice to follow. We are wired to avoid risks, so opening ourselves up to possible pain seems contradictory to all that is wise.

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Jersey First

When you turn on the news, you see the same format, regardless of your channel preference. There are three people from one political affiliation screaming at a fourth person from the opposing party. No matter what that fourth person says, their view is dismissed. The minority voice is drowned out, so no one hears his/her point of view, while the majority viewpoint appears to present a more cohesive argument.  This model needs to change- we desperately need balanced discourse. A new online media outlet- RZR News may in fact have the ...

JERSEY TALK

You're a typical New Jersey driver, who needs to fill up at the local gas pump. Each gallon you buy sends 42 cents  to the state and another 18 cents to the federal government. With gas prices going through the roof, there are calls by members of Congress to suspend some or all of those taxes for the remainder of the year. Does suspending gas taxes work? It might save a few cents at the pump; it would also take away funds to repair New Jersey roads and infrastructure. Should the New Jersey state legislature suspend the current ...

TAPinto Insider

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors. Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how you can reach a targeted audience and how you can be where your donors and clients are. "During COVID, you saw all these acts of heroism, you ...

Technology and Innovation

It wasn’t so long ago where working remotely was an allowance for the normal business environment. If you worked remote you were most likely “given permission” due to unfortunate circumstances such as your job function, a family situation or out of medical necessity.  This concept of “given permission to work remotely” looks so strange to us now that we have navigated through a pandemic.  The pandemic forced us to learn how to work remotely out of the need to keep companies and jobs ...

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How Has Hybrid Work Forced a Shift in our Business Mindset?

It wasn’t so long ago where working remotely was an allowance for the normal business environment. If you worked remote you were most likely “given permission” due to unfortunate circumstances such as your job function, a family situation or out of medical necessity. 

This concept of “given permission to work remotely” looks so strange to us now that we have ...

Video Streaming in Houses of Worship Today

We all know that Covid-19 affected everyone in a major way. The health crisis brought terms like “lockdown” and “quarantine,” once reserved for science fiction movies, into our modern vernacular. People from all walks, groups, and industry were affected; most even brought to a halt. One of the most affected organizations in our society to be affected though were houses of ...

ICYMI: Bridging The Gap Interviews RZR News Founder

When you turn on the news, you see the same format, regardless of your channel preference. There are three people from one political affiliation screaming at a fourth person from the opposing party. No matter what that fourth person says, their view is dismissed. The minority voice is drowned out, so no one hears his/her point of view, while the majority viewpoint appears to present a more ...

How The Affordable Housing Act Can Change Your Town

No matter where you live in New Jersey, you may have heard some rumblings about “Affordable Housing” lately.  What is everyone talking about? Here is some quick background, and insight on what it might mean to you and your town.

Here is the basic background:


1985 the Fair Housing Act was passed.  The premise of this legislation is that municipalities have a ...

ICYMI: The Nader Narrative Hosts Attorney John Coyle

In the past few weeks, a draft of the Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked, and it represented a seismic shift in the American legal landscape. Beyond the unprecedented nature of the leak, it revealed that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two decisions codifying abortion as a constitutional ...

ICYMI: Fernando Uribe Hosts Anjali Mehrotra, President of the National Organization for Women of New Jersey

On the latest installment of Real Talk with Fernando Uribe, host Fernando Uribe sat down with Anjali Mehrotra, President of the National Organization for Women of New Jersey. Mehrotra, who was raised in India and immigrated to the United States to attend Stevens Institute of Technology, describes herself as an unapologetic feminist and proponent of gender equality. This week’s conversation ...

CHAOS IN THE COURTS OVER BALLOTS

It is springtime in New Jersey, and that means it is primary season. Candidates up and down the ballot across the state are campaigning for their party’s nomination. Part of the primary process is collecting signatures for a petition to be allowed on the ballot. As happens with all elections, some candidates across the state barely had the number of signatures required to make the ballot.

Bridging the Gap on Real Environmental Protection

New Jersey is a coastal state with world-renowned beaches and beautiful forests. This natural beauty makes climate change a serious concern in New Jersey for many reasons including health, quality of life, and the economic impact on our tourism industry. This week, A.J. Mellilo and Stephen Rumbolo sat down with Christopher Contos, a Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management ...

VIDEO: Piscataway Rallies for Fire Victims, Newark Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing, Union Educators Rally Over Contracts and Sparta Celebrates 105-Year-Old Resident

May 13, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Piscataway residents start a fund to help victims of a recent fire. Plus, Union educators rally over contract negotiations. And, Newark pledges $20 million towards building affordable housing units. Also, a Sparta resident celebrates her 105th birthday with the community. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

VIDEO: Cranford Baseball Team Rallies Around Boy Needing Eighth Surgery, Piscataway to Honor Jackie Robinson, Comic-Con Returns to Phillipsburg and Fair Lawn Council Discusses Chickens

NEW JERSEY - The Cranford Highschool Baseball team rallies around a young boy with a rare disease is scheduled to have his 8th surgery. Plus, Piscataway will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. And, Phillipsburg will hold Comic-Con this year in-person. Also, Fair Lawn debates chicken ownership. 

TAPinto's ...

VIDEO: Compassion Cafe in Beach Haven Opens, Jets Visit Wayne Valley Girls Flag Football Team, Cranford Residents Help Ukraine and Roxbury Students Thank Habitat Home Donors

NEW JERSEY- The Compassion Cafe, a non-profit that employs teens and adults with disabilities, opens in Beach Haven. Plus, the New York Jets pay a visit to the Wayne Valley Girls flag football team. Also, Cranford residents send hundreds of aid boxes to Ukraine. And, Roxbury students thank donors who helped them build a Habitat for Humanity home. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

May 11, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies. To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable food ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

2nd Annual Yard Sale hosted by RHS Band Parents Association

Come visit our 2nd Annual Yard Sales hosted by the RHS Band Parents Association on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 9am to 4pm at 72 Eyland Avenue (Horseshoe Lake) in Succasunna, NJ.  We will have tons of items for sale and all proceeds go to the RHS Band Programs.

Some of the items for sales include, books, throw pillows, toys, hand tools, blankets, bicycles, wall pictures, lamps, puzzles, ...

Atlantic Health System names Maureen Schneider as president of Chilton Medical Center

Atlantic Health System today announced that Maureen Schneider, PhD, MBA, RN, has been named president of Chilton Medical Center, following a successful tenure as Chief Nurse and Operations Officer at Chilton that saw numerous clinical care and quality achievements.

Schneider has served as interim president of Chilton since November 2021, following the transition of Stephanie Schwartz to ...

Parsippany's Two High Schools Rank High on U.S News 2022 List

April 26, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany High School ranked #84 in NJ on U.S. News & World Report on their 2022 Best High Schools rankings.  Parsippany Hills High School ranked #96 on the same list.

U.S. News & World Report released the following news release:

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today announced the 2022 Best High ...

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Gas Stations Across New Jersey Lower Gas Prices to Demonstrate Self-Serve Savings

May 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – More than 75 gas stations throughout New Jersey lowered their prices on, Friday May 13 to demonstrate how much motorists could save if the state offered the option of self-serve gas.

The Fuel Your Way NJ Self-Serve Day of Awareness is part of campaign to educate the public about how much they could potentially save if the “Motorist Fueling Choice and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...