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SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Ruling: Gov. Murphy Vows to Keep Abortion Legal in NJ

June 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates. 

Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew up in Mercer County, “We hold that Roe and Casey must ...

NJ Strip Club Owner and Family Members Arrested, Charged with Money Laundering

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Five individuals employed at Club XXXV in Sayreville have been arrested and charged with counts of money laundering and promoting prostitution.

Located on Rt. 35, the club has been investigated by the New Jersey Treasury Department and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control since last year. Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief John ...

Former Diner Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

NEWARK,NJ — Newton resident Dimitrios Protogeropoulos, pleaded guilty to evading personal income taxes for failing to report all the income earned from his restaurant.  His plea comes with the requirement he pay back the $674,764 due on the undisclosed revenue as well as unpaid payroll taxes.

On Wednesday 60-year-old Protogeropoulos pleaded guilty via video link before U. S.

“Capri Institute” Allegedly Defrauded Students, Failed to Meet Curriculum Requirements for Licensure

PARAMUS, NJ - A beauty school that suddenly closed last December leaving students pounding on the door to get refunds and transcripts, has been charged with defrauding students, according to the state attorney general.

“Students who pursue career education in order to improve their job prospects or to obtain a professional license have every right to expect a return on their ...

NJ Police Officer Accused of Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

SOMERSET, NJ - A Franklin Township Police Department officer is accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that left a motorist dead, according to a news release. 

“We are deeply saddened by this recent unfortunate incident involving our officer, Lawrence Stiscia, FTPD Police Director Quovella Maeweather said in a news release. "Upon learning of the incident, ...

Clifton Woman Arrested Following Nail Salon Assault, CAIR-NJ Condemns Assault on Muslim Girls

CLIFTON, NJ - A 59-year-old Clifton woman was arrested and charged following a report of an April 30 assault and bias incident at a Lakeview Ave. nail salon. The charges in the case have been referred to the Passaic County Grand Jury. 

The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) condemned the allegedly bias-motivated assault on Muslim girls and ...

Newark Vet Accused of 'Gross and Repeated Acts' Has License Temporarily Suspended, Authorities Say

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark veterinarian who allegedly provided inadequate treatment that resulted in the untimely death of several animals had his license temporarily suspended, authorities announced.

Ehren Seth Yablon, who owns the Newark Veterinary Hospital, was charged in April by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office with animal cruelty, offering a diseased animal for sale, and ...

Governor Phil Murphy Condemns Release of Convicted Cop Killer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the 85-year-old Acoli, who is ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

FDA: Do Not Use Baby Neck Floats Due to Risk of Injury or Death

July 3, 2022

Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of these products can lead to ...

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A Possible Reunion?

So far in this free agency period, there have been many assumptions to where NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant may end up. After reports from insiders Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania stated that Durant wanted out of the Brooklyn Nets organization, there has been speculation that Irving may travel elsewhere. 

While the Miami Heat and the Phoenix Suns are the top destinations ...

A Possible Reunion?

So far in this free agency period, there have been many assumptions to where NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant may end up. After reports from insiders Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania stated that Durant wanted out of the Brooklyn Nets organization, there has been speculation that Irving may travel elsewhere. 

While the Miami Heat and the Phoenix Suns are the top destinations ...

Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair Returns Monday

July 2, 2022

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair returns this summer on Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Little Falls Police Benevolent Association 346, the annual fair will be held along Main Street and Stevens Avenue.

Craft vendors, local businesses, food trucks, and activities for kids will be offered up for attendees, including other entertainment and ...

United Passaic Org gives out free hot meals every Saturday in Passaic

Passaic – A food truck parked outside of Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Passaic on Saturday morning, but this wasn’t any ordinary food truck service. Hungry customers walked away from the food truck with full plates of breakfast food and it was all for free! 

United Passaic Organization enlisted fellow community action agency United Community Corporation of Newark to ...

Passaic County Veteran Gets His Day in the Sun

June 27, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - When Tony Vancheri puts his mind to something he usually gets it done. He’s a man to whom many titles apply: deputy mayor, friend, father, grandfather, to name just a few.

On Saturday, once again, it was his status as a veteran that took center stage as the access road leading to the top of Veterans Park at Hayden Heights, Paterson’s own Hill of Heroes, was renamed ...

Independence Day along the Delaware River in Phillipsburg

July 5, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - While many take advantage of the long weekend to flock to the Jersey shore, others from New York, Pennsylvania and parts of Northern New Jersey make their weekend plans right here in Phillipsburg.

The hot humid days of summer have arrived and people are flocking to the Delaware River for this celebratory weekend of independence.  Enjoying hot dogs, barbeque and the ...

Why Juneteenth Should Be Celebrated by All Americans

June 17, 2022

UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020.

WHY JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE CELEBRATED BY ALL AMERICANS

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

Broken Open

This month, July 8 to be exact, marks the 13th anniversary of the premiere of the Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life brand and radio show.

Back in 2009, I was going through a bit of an identity crisis trying to figure out my next move. I had given so much of myself to my family that I got lost. I had no career, my children were growing up, and my marriage was stagnant. It was during ...