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Phillipsburg Little Liners - 2022 Cheer Signups

May 18, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Little Liners have opened signups for cheerleading. Phillipsburg area children are eligible to participate in competitive cheerleading with the Little Liners. 

The Little Liners are accepting Kindergarten to Seventh grade students at this time. Anyone within the sending Phillipsburg area may register.  Registration is $40.00 until ...

Steele Hill Bulldogs - 2022 Football and Cheer Signups

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - It may be spring, but youth sign-ups are happening now for the 2022 fall sports season in Phillipsburg. 

The Steele Hill Bulldogs have opened signups for football and cheer. Phillipsburg children ages five to 14 are eligible for football and cheer is accepting Kindergarten to Ninth grade, ages five to 14.  To register to be a bulldog, follow the links ...

SOFTBALL: Markus Blasts Tying HR in 7th, Brown-Smith Wins it in 8th to Cap Phillipsburg’s Rally vs. B-R

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – After five scoreless innings by both teams following Bridgewater-Raritan jumping out to an early 3-0 lead Tuesday evening, the Panthers founds themselves three outs away from a regular-season sweep of Phillipsburg.

The Stateliners, who already had two walk-off wins in 2022 coming into this game, then made it three.

With their home team down 4-1 to start the bottom ...

Phillipsburg Drama Club Earns Freddy Nominations for Guys and Dolls Performances

May 13, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The FREDDY© Award nominations have been released. The Guys and Dolls performance from Phillipsburg High School leads the New Jersey schools with nine nominations including Outstanding Orchestra and Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Outstanding Production Number, and the coveted Vic Kumma Award for Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance by Maya Marino ...

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 ...

Comic-Con Returns to Phillipsburg Saturday, May 14

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The Phillipsburg High School Comic and Anime & Manga clubs are proud to host the seventh annual Phillipsburg Comic-Con. Bring a non-perishable food donation or make a cash contribution to the local food bank for a Comic-Con exclusive gift.

Phillipsburg Comic-Con will be held in-person on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM in the ...

Phillipsburg to Seek Federal Funds for Sewer Improvements

May 17, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Phillipsburg seeks $3.3 million in federal funding for sewer system upgrades. The announcement was made by Mayor Todd Tersigni during Phillipsburg Town Council's meeting Tuesday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) told Tersigni he would be able to navigate the bill through the Appropriations Committee. The news was ...

Phillipsburg Town Council Reviews Riverside Way/Union Square Plan

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Phillipsburg Town Council received a Riverside Way/Union Square preliminary design redevelopment plan presentation Tuesday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. The proposal, offered by Peron Development, calls for the construction of 144 rental units with 300 parking spaces. 

 

"For many years I watched Allentown do what Phillipsburg wants to do - ...

Phillipsburg Land Use Board Carries Ice House Property Study to May Meeting

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Land Use Board carried a preliminary investigative study on whether Town Council should declare 1116 South Main Street an area in need of non-condemnation redevelopment Thursday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. 

This is second consecutive meeting the issue has been forwarded. The board had ordered a study on the area from Van ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA. Locally, three stations in Phillipsburg, all had prices of $4.73 ...

Phillipsburg Town Council Reviews Riverside Way/Union Square Plan

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Phillipsburg Town Council received a Riverside Way/Union Square preliminary design redevelopment plan presentation Tuesday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. The proposal, offered by Peron Development, calls for the construction of 144 rental units with 300 parking spaces. 

 

"For many years I watched Allentown do what Phillipsburg wants to do - ...

Phillipsburg Land Use Board Carries Ice House Property Study to May Meeting

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Land Use Board carried a preliminary investigative study on whether Town Council should declare 1116 South Main Street an area in need of non-condemnation redevelopment Thursday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. 

This is second consecutive meeting the issue has been forwarded. The board had ordered a study on the area from Van ...

Phillipsburg Drama Club Earns Freddy Nominations for Guys and Dolls Performances

May 13, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The FREDDY© Award nominations have been released. The Guys and Dolls performance from Phillipsburg High School leads the New Jersey schools with nine nominations including Outstanding Orchestra and Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Outstanding Production Number, and the coveted Vic Kumma Award for Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance by Maya Marino ...

Comic-Con Returns to Phillipsburg Saturday, May 14

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The Phillipsburg High School Comic and Anime & Manga clubs are proud to host the seventh annual Phillipsburg Comic-Con. Bring a non-perishable food donation or make a cash contribution to the local food bank for a Comic-Con exclusive gift.

Phillipsburg Comic-Con will be held in-person on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM in the ...

Phillipsburg School District Makes Several Personnel Moves

The Phillipsburg School of District Board of Education approved a litany of personnel decisions and a handful of contracts Monday night at the Education Center.

 

New hires, transfers of employees from one job to another and the reemployment of secondary certified staff and paraprofessionals for the 2022-2023 school year dominated the agenda. 

 

Some of the new hires ...

Congressional Candidate Forum – CD7 GOP Candidate Debate Recap

May 19, 2022

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – The Long Valley Patriots hosted a Candidate Debate at the Flanders Valley Golf Club on April 24, 2022. As the primary is coming up, TAPinto Phillipsburg attended the GOP event to offer a recap of the event.  The debate can be viewed in its entirety, but we have summarized the candidate's responses as we approach the primary voting day. Phillipsburg is part of ...

CANDIDATE PREVIEW: Two Republicans Seek to Win the Primary for Warren County Sheriff

Warren County Democrats and Republicans will select their candidates for the general election, although only one of those races will be contested. TAPinto Phillipsburg sent questionnaires and solicited answers from challenged offices ahead of the June 7 primary. 

The Warren County sheriff’s position has various duties and responsibilities in addition to general law enforcement ...

New Jersey Congressional District 7: Primary Candidate Preview

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ –TAPinto Phillipsburg sent questionnaires to all Congressional candidates once the ballots were printed. We solicited answers from the political candidates ahead of the June 7 primary to give them an opportunity to reach the Phillipsburg voters. TAPinto is publishing the received responses and they are unedited. 

On Dec. 22, 2021, the New Jersey Congressional ...

Phillipsburg Moves the Ole Towne Festival to the Fall

May 15, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The 34 year Ole Towne Festival has been moved to the fall this year to combine the popularity of the Fall events downtown, with the Summer Traditional Fall Festival. Despite conflicting reports about the event on social media, it is confirmed that it has been moved to Saturday, October 29, 2022.

In the Mayor’s report released on Social Media, it was announced the Ole ...

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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

May 19, 2022

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 ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

May 19, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

CHEERS TO 25 YEARS; Warren County Relay for Life

May 1, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Relay for Life, Warren County held its annual event Saturday, April 30 at Walter’s Park in Phillipsburg, NJ. Celebrating 25 years of relaying, groups and individuals throughout Warren County gathered to relay and join together to raise funds, create awareness, and team up to make a difference. The event was recognized by Phillipsburg Mayor, Todd M. Tersigni as ...

Phillipsburg Works Together to Remove Trash from Downtown Phillipsburg for Fourth Community Day of Action

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Don’t litter where you live. Norwescap New Jersey and community volunteers gathered April 23, 2022 for the Fourth Annual Community Day of Action.

Volunteers are cleaning up and sprucing up Phillipsburg’s South Main Street District, starting at Shappell Park and spreading out to clean up all the streets from Union Square to Stockton, Sitgreaves to ...

Phillipsburg to Seek Federal Funds for Sewer Improvements

May 17, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Phillipsburg seeks $3.3 million in federal funding for sewer system upgrades. The announcement was made by Mayor Todd Tersigni during Phillipsburg Town Council's meeting Tuesday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) told Tersigni he would be able to navigate the bill through the Appropriations Committee. The news was ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Phillipsburg Works Together to Remove Trash from Downtown Phillipsburg for Fourth Community Day of Action

April 23, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Don’t litter where you live. Norwescap New Jersey and community volunteers gathered April 23, 2022 for the Fourth Annual Community Day of Action.

Volunteers are cleaning up and sprucing up Phillipsburg’s South Main Street District, starting at Shappell Park and spreading out to clean up all the streets from Union Square to Stockton, Sitgreaves to ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail Monday Afternoon to Town

May 16, 2022

WARREN COUNTY, NJ -  Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

Any outdoor furniture should be secured.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service ...

First Annual Back To Health Fair Held in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - In an effort to engage the community in health-related activities, the first Annual Back To Health Fair, presented by Norwescap on April 11, drew attendees from throughout the region to hear and learn about a host of community programs, and interact with representatives from various agencies or organizations. The free event was held at Mercy Hall in St. Philip ...

Cyber-Tip Leads to Charges Against Phillipsburg Police Officer

April 27, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – A Phillipsburg Police officer has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a cyber-tip led to a search warrant and possession of pictures and videos containing Child Sexual Abuse Material.

Gary A. Ricker, Jr. from Phillipsburg has been charged in connection with a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, that led to an ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

'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 ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail Monday Afternoon to Town

May 16, 2022

WARREN COUNTY, NJ -  Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

Any outdoor furniture should be secured.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service ...

Phillipsburg Moves the Ole Towne Festival to the Fall

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The 34 year Ole Towne Festival has been moved to the fall this year to combine the popularity of the Fall events downtown, with the Summer Traditional Fall Festival. Despite conflicting reports about the event on social media, it is confirmed that it has been moved to Saturday, October 29, 2022.

In the Mayor’s report released on Social Media, it was announced the Ole ...

Phillipsburg Softball: Late fireworks lead to another walk-off win

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ-The Phillipsburg High School Stateliners softball team has had a knack for late game heroics this season, having earned two of their four wins entering Tuesday’s contest against Bridgewater-Raritan in walk-off fashion.

The trend repeated itself against the Panthers, as Ra’Zyiah Brown-Smith’s run-scoring single in the extra eighth inning capped off the erasure ...

Phillipsburg to Seek Federal Funds for Sewer Improvements

May 17, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Phillipsburg seeks $3.3 million in federal funding for sewer system upgrades. The announcement was made by Mayor Todd Tersigni during Phillipsburg Town Council's meeting Tuesday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) told Tersigni he would be able to navigate the bill through the Appropriations Committee. The news was ...

Phillipsburg Town Council Reviews Riverside Way/Union Square Plan

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Phillipsburg Town Council received a Riverside Way/Union Square preliminary design redevelopment plan presentation Tuesday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. The proposal, offered by Peron Development, calls for the construction of 144 rental units with 300 parking spaces. 

 

"For many years I watched Allentown do what Phillipsburg wants to do - ...

Phillipsburg Land Use Board Carries Ice House Property Study to May Meeting

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Land Use Board carried a preliminary investigative study on whether Town Council should declare 1116 South Main Street an area in need of non-condemnation redevelopment Thursday night at the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. 

This is second consecutive meeting the issue has been forwarded. The board had ordered a study on the area from Van ...

Memorial Day Parade Returns to Phillipsburg

May 19, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ — The Memorial Day parade returns to Phillipsburg. As announced by Mayor Todd Tersigni in his report at the Town Council meeting on May 17, 2022, the Bernadine May American Legion Post #457 and the Town of Phillipsburg invite the community to observe Memorial Day along South Main Street, with a ceremony at Shappell Park.

Many Americans visit cemeteries or memorials, as ...

Phillipsburg Little Liners - 2022 Cheer Signups

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Little Liners have opened signups for cheerleading. Phillipsburg area children are eligible to participate in competitive cheerleading with the Little Liners. 

The Little Liners are accepting Kindergarten to Seventh grade students at this time. Anyone within the sending Phillipsburg area may register.  Registration is $40.00 until ...

Steele Hill Bulldogs - 2022 Football and Cheer Signups

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - It may be spring, but youth sign-ups are happening now for the 2022 fall sports season in Phillipsburg. 

The Steele Hill Bulldogs have opened signups for football and cheer. Phillipsburg children ages five to 14 are eligible for football and cheer is accepting Kindergarten to Ninth grade, ages five to 14.  To register to be a bulldog, follow the links ...