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VIDEO: Beaches and Lakes Ready for Swimmers, Free Summer Admission to State Parks, Chess Charity Event and 'Pork Roll Palooza' Returns

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for Pork Roll/ Taylor Ham lovers. 

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VIDEO: Newark's Artist Collaboration, Wayne Installs First Rain Garden, Bayonne Mayor Calls for Extra Security and Newton Police Retirement

NEW JERSEY - Newark's Artist Collaboration kicks off with Audible. Plus, Wayne installs a rain garden in a local park. Also, Bayonne Mayor call for off-duty officers to help with school security. And, a Newton police lieutenant retires. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Police Simulate Intoxicated Driving for Scotch Plains/Fanwood Students, Wayne's Connection to Preakness, Woodbridge Brain Tumor Screenings & Nutley VFW Commandant Makes Memorial Day Parade History

NEW JERSEY - Scotch Plains/Fanwood police simulate intoxicated driving for students. Plus, a Wayne connection to the Preakness race. Also, Woodbridge residents will be eligible for free brain tumor scans.  And a Nutley VFW Commandant makes history. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Cranford Students Help Community with Lemonade Stand, Glen Rock Police Discover Stolen Prescriptions, Camden Receives 'Brownfield' Grant and Somerville Pastor Makes 'Red Nose' Request

NEW JERSEY - Cranford fourth graders raise money for charity through a lemonade stand. Plus, Glen Rock police discover 150 stolen prescription bottles in a man's car. And, Camden receives an EPA grant to clean up 'Brownfields.' Also, a Somerville pastor makes a request for residents to participate in 'Red Nose Day.'

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

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VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

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

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: New Franklin Youth Center Opens, Camden Waterfront Pavilion Gets Another New Name, Westfield Memorial Day Parade Returns and Wayne Teen Loses Battle with Cancer

NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare blood cancer. 

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

VIDEO: Roxbury to Equip Buses with Cameras, Newark Students Explore Construction Careers, Artist Royalty Shows Off Work in Chatham and WayneQuest Returns

NEW JERSEY - Roxbury will equip 38 buses with security cameras after a physical assault is reported. Plus, Newark students in a building trades program get the chance to explore construction career pathways.  And, a Chatham art gallery shows work from artist royalty. Also, WayneQuest returns to celebrate the town's 175th Anniversary. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

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

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Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day- A Quick Refresher

This Monday, people across the country will observe Memorial Day - a holiday to honor those who have served in the military.  As Americans, we also celebrate the nation’s veterans on Veterans Day.  Understandably, these two holidays are sometimes confused for one another, but the intent of the federal holidays is slightly different.

Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2022 (always ...

The Reality of College Debt Forgiveness

It’s graduation season, which means hundreds of thousands of young people will be walking across the stage to receive their diplomas. After the graduation celebrations are over, the majority of college graduates will face the reality of their college loan debt. The average undergraduate leaves school with $36,510 in debt, and the average graduate student carries $71,000 in debt.  For ...

ICYMI: Bridging The Gap Hosts Sabrina Luciano - How Zillenials Are Moving Forward From The Pandemic

Sometimes our politicians seem to lack common sense. They spend time focusing on the wrong issues, in the wrong places, at the wrong time. Instead of focusing on learning loss in school, the Governor is over-developing towns and stretching existing municipal infrastructure through his affordable housing mandate. Instead of focusing on addressing the loss of 30% of small businesses in ...

ICYMI: Real Talk With Fernando Hosts Nicholas Luciano the CEO of Safe Way Out

Previously on Real Talk with Fernando Uribe, host Fernando Uribe sat down with Nicholas Luciano, CEO of Safe Way Out. Formerly called Forever Your Overwatch, Safe Way Out is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides protection, security equipment, self-defense training, and empowerment to New Jerseyans who live in fear of a violent individual.

Uribe cuts through recent political concerns (of which ...

What if the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade?

As the search continues for the person who leaked a draft opinion and apparent votes in the Roe v. Wade case many people are wondering how this will change the availability and accessibility of abortions here in New Jersey.  The news leaked in early May suggests that the Supreme Court seems ready to overturn Roe v. Wade - the 1973 legal interpretation that women have a constitutional ...

The Bag Ban- Best of Intentions

On November 4, 2020, Governor Murphy instituted a ban on single-use bags and styrofoam containers with the support of the majority of the state legislature. The ban went into effect at restaurants and grocery stores as of May 4, 2022.  As a result, customers either need to use reusable bags or carry their items loose to and from the checkout line. New Jersey is the first state in the country ...

VIDEO: Beaches and Lakes Ready for Swimmers, Free Summer Admission to State Parks, Chess Charity Event and 'Pork Roll Palooza' Returns

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for Pork Roll/ Taylor Ham lovers. 

TAPinto's ...

VIDEO: Newark's Artist Collaboration, Wayne Installs First Rain Garden, Bayonne Mayor Calls for Extra Security and Newton Police Retirement

NEW JERSEY - Newark's Artist Collaboration kicks off with Audible. Plus, Wayne installs a rain garden in a local park. Also, Bayonne Mayor call for off-duty officers to help with school security. And, a Newton police lieutenant retires. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Police Simulate Intoxicated Driving for Scotch Plains/Fanwood Students, Wayne's Connection to Preakness, Woodbridge Brain Tumor Screenings & Nutley VFW Commandant Makes Memorial Day Parade History

NEW JERSEY - Scotch Plains/Fanwood police simulate intoxicated driving for students. Plus, a Wayne connection to the Preakness race. Also, Woodbridge residents will be eligible for free brain tumor scans.  And a Nutley VFW Commandant makes history. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

The Calais School Wins Prestigious 2022 Innovations in Special Education Award!

May 25, 2022

The Calais School in Whippany is one of only five public and private schools in New Jersey to be recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association for its creative efforts, enabling special needs students to achieve their fullest potential through its trailblazing animal therapy program.

Each year in May, as part of Special Education Week, NJSBA (The New Jersey School Boards Association) ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

A Community Comes Together to Support Special Needs Students at The Calais Foundation 10th Annual Gala 

On the evening of April, 27 2022 the Calais Community came together at the lovely Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, for the 10th Annual Calais Foundation Gala. The fundraising event welcomed 140 plus attendees and raised over 40K to provide programs and resources for children with special needs across North Jersey. 

The Calais Foundation, a local nonprofit based out of Whippany, supports ...

Increased Police Presence at Parsippany Schools After Texas Tragedy

May 25, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police department want the public to know that they are increasing the police presence at Parsippany's schools.  Here is their news release regarding the tragedy that occurred in Texas:

As we continue to learn more about the tragic and senseless events that took place in Uvalde, Texas, we want to express our heartfelt condolences to all who are ...

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Parsippany's Frank Cahill Celebrates Milestone Birthday with Local Celebration

May 16, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Longtime Parsippany resident and business owner, Frank Cahill, celebrated a milestone birthday this past May14th at a casual affair with many family members and friends in attendance, The party was held at Elmas Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine in Parsippany. 

In addition to being the founder and owner of Parsippany Focus monthly magazine, Frank has ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...