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JCP&L Files Rate Review to Continue Service Reliability Enhancements and Support Customer Assistance Programs

Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today requested a review of its base electric rates by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). The proposed rate adjustment supports an approximately $185 million investment that strengthens the energy grid, enhances the customer experience and funds new low-income and senior citizen customer ...

New Jersey's Patrick Glory Reaches the Promised Land - NCAA Wrestling Champion at 125 Lbs.

March 20, 2023

TULSA, OK- The path an individual must dedicate themselves to in order to reach the heights of becoming a National Champion in NCAA Division I wrestling is indisputably one of the most mentally and physically grueling roads anyone can travel.  On Saturday, March 18, Randolph resident and Princeton University star wrestler Patrick Glory joined ...

Missing Man and Empty Chair Ceremony to Honor Phillipsburg’s William Konyu and James Suydam

March 16, 2023

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Rolling Thunder, Inc. National is hosting a dedication ceremony Saturday, March 25, 2023, and looking for William Konyu and James Suydam family members.


Joined with Phillipsburg Masonic Lodge members and the local Rolling Thunder members, a permanent Missing Man Table and “Empty Chair” ceremony will be held at the Phillipsburg Masonic Lodge ...

Batter up! Home Run Derby event to be held in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – “Home Run Values in life “  inspired George and Beth Perrini to “step up to the plate” and organize a fun event to raise money for Phillipsburg area youth baseball.

On Saturday, May 13, 2023, the second annual John Russo Homerun Derby will benefit the Steele Hill Youth Organization. Steele Hill currently operates the only baseball program ...

Phillipsburg…Are you feeling lucky?

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Garnet Booster Club Foundation, a non-profit known for supporting all athletes at Phillipsburg High School, is selling Super Raffle tickets and has a few dozen left.

Tickets are being sold until April 27, 2023, and you must be 18 or older to participate. Tickets are limited to 400 tickets.

This 50/50 raffle will award 27 cash prizes. The ticket price is $100.00 each ...

Phillipsburg Town Council Introduces $21.8 Million Budget

March 24, 2023

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The proposed $21.8 million 2023 municipal budget was introduced at the council meeting Tuesday night, March 21, 2023.

Two prior work sessions were held on the budget. The council split their vote Tuesday to introduce 3-2, with Councilmen Marino and Piazza voting no and Councilmen Wyant, Clark and Kennedy voting yes. The resolution passed ...

Phillipsburg Approves Matt Noel as Recreation Director

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Phillipsburg town council approved the appointment of Matt Noel to take over as Phillipsburg Recreation Director at last evening's meeting, March 22, 2023.


Noel will start as Phillipsburg's recreation director on April 10, 2023, as a full-time employee at $62,000 per year, after the resignation of EJ Tarpey. Tarpey resigned after less than a year to ...

Phillipsburg Town Council Seeks 2023-2024 Funding for Five Key Projects

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – In a special meeting held via zoom, the Phillipsburg Town Council met to discuss proposed 2024 community projects listed under Resolution 2023-48 on March 14, 2023.

In a public notice provided to TAPinto, “Congressman Tom Kean, Jr. announced on Wednesday, March 8, that the FY2024 Community Project Funding Initiative application process opened and closes Friday, ...

Warren County Businessman to Spend 3 Years in Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining $1.8 Million in PPP Loans

March 23, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — A Warren County businessman, formerly of Hackettstown, was sentenced this week to 36 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining nearly $1.8 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

Rocco Malanga pleaded guilty in June 2022 to one county of bank fraud and one count of money laundering.

Malanga admitted to submitting false documentation to three lenders ...

Lehigh Valley Doctor Accused of Sexting with Warren County Minor

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – A Lehigh Valley pediatrician has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child on March 14, 2023.

A Warren Hills High School student reported to school resource officers that a friend was in an inappropriate relationship with a 47-year-old male.

An investigation began in January, which revealed the minor had met Mr. Markowitz, under an alias as ‘Steven ...

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand. CHB Media, 2023.


The year is 1966. Picture a girl, 15 years of age with black hair, parted in the middle, tumbling to her waist. Today she is to meet a young man who is in college already, studying mathematics. She does not realize that this brilliant and very funny fellow will have a profound and enduring impact on her life. She is too ...

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus


Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday, 2023)


In reading Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, which has just hit the top of the New York Times Best Seller List in the Fiction Category, I was reminded of “Fractured Fairy Tales,” which was a segment on the Rocky and Bullwinkle Cartoon Show which aired from 1959-1965. Fractured fairy tales are parodies ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...

Warren County Commissioners look for answers to Merrill Creek Announcement

March 23, 2023

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – In a letter drafted to the Merrill Creek Owners Group, the Warren County Commissioners want to know what they can do to help extend the regular hours of operation.

In the letter received by Commissioner James R. Kern III, he states, “Warren County government has nearly 2,000 acres of parkland and we are committed to the continued preservation and growth of our ...

Warren County Commissioners Approve Budget With Tax Rate Decrease

WHITE TOWNSHIP, NJ – March 22, 2023) – A 2023 spending plan that decreases the equalized tax rate to the lowest level in more than a decade, and that fully funds a capital improvement program with no borrowing, won unanimous approval from the Warren County Board of County Commissioners tonight.

The $106 million county government budget, along with the $6.1 million county library ...

County Notes Increases in Costs for Shared Service With Warren County Jail

FLEMINGTON – It will cost Hunterdon County 5% more daily to house its inmates at Warren County’s jail this year.

The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners approved on Feb. 21 a new contract with Warren County that will run until Dec. 31.

Hunterdon has been paying Warren County to house its inmates since 2020. 

Following 2017 legislation that reformed cash bail, the ...

Phillipsburg Land Use Board hears from McDonalds, Norwescap on Site Improvements 

March 25, 2023

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Phillipsburg Land Use Board Thursday night heard an initial presentation from officials representing Mcdonald's restaurants regarding its location at 660 Memorial Parkway (Route 22 East) in town.


Professional engineer Mike Jeitner of Bohler Engineering of Bethlehem informed the board Mcdonald's wants to transform its current single drive-through lane in ...

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Support New Jersey Small Businesses

TRENTON – On March 20, Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into law to support New Jersey small businesses.

“Today we underscore once again that economic opportunity is abundant and accessible in New Jersey, especially for the small businesses that line our main streets and undergird our local communities,” said Governor Murphy. “I thank Assembly ...

Phillipsburg UEZ and Town Council Approve 2023 Projects

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Phillipsburg adopted a Renewal Agreement for a 2023 list of projects for the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) at the March meeting through the Phillipsburg Chamber of Commerce at their February 21, 2023 meeting.


Mark your calendars for the events coming to Phillipsburg this year as the Chamber of Commerce, Urban Enterprise Zone, and Town of Phillipsburg plan to ...

POW/MIA Missing Man Table Dedication held in Phillipsburg

March 25, 2023

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Rolling Thunder National and the Freemasons Masonic Lodge #52 of Phillipsburg honored Phillipsburg veterans missing in action, William Michael Konyu and Sgt. James Lawrence Suydam with an Empty Chair ceremony, March 25, 2023.


“William Konyu and James Suydam gave their lives, so we can live the way we do. Not every country is as lucky as we are,” ...

Share Your Photos and Celebrate National Puppy Day!

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Thursday, March 23, 2023, is National Puppy Day and TAPinto Phillipsburg would like to highlight our furry friends of P’Burg that bark, eat, and bring us joy every day.

Established in 2006, National Puppy Day honors our pups and the unconditional love they bring to our lives. It is also designed to raise awareness about puppy mills and help prospective pet ...

Niche Releases 2023 ‘Best Places to Live’ Rankings. Here’s How Phillipsburg Ranks

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ — This town is the 3rd best place to live in Warren County, earns an A in diversity, and has the second-lowest cost of living in the County, a new ranking says.


Phillipsburg also came in first as the “Places with the best public schools in Warren County”, the ranking says.


The ranking and review website Niche gave Phillipsburg an ...