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Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep each night, and those 65 and older need seven to eight hours. Unfortunately, many people don’t get proper rest. If persistent insomnia keeps you ...

Dad in the Box

I am told I need to participate in the national conversation. I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most recent topic of the day decries the need to “have a conversation” or “add to the conversation” or “join in the conversation”. Who exactly am I supposed to be having a conversation with? Is this some sort of national Zoom call I don’t know about? You know, with the rest of the country. To discuss ...

Family Matters with Fern Weis

When you hear the expression ‘going through the motions’, what comes to mind? Making a mediocre effort, yessing someone, lack of buy-in, and not caring about the final result are some that come up for me. It’s generally not a positive picture.   There are times, however, when going through the motions is a good thing. Here’s an example from a personal experience.   When our family was at Hyde School, there was a system of evaluating your attitude and effort:  EEMO. The first E was for Excellence. As a ...

Home Sweet Home

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite spots in the house, all while sharing your love with a special person on this holiday. Decorate Using Her Favorites A great way to decorate your ...

Know Your Nest

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now   The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market is for more listings to come on the market. However, many homeowners are concerned that selling their homes could be challenging ...

Mommy Mayor

Like so many of you I’ve watched the events of the last week in horror. I have not watched them in shock, I have long thought that violence would erupt during this transfer of power. I have seen the signs – the increasing violence, the rise in the acceptance of hate, racism, antisemitism and sexism. The armed militias, the increasing desperate cries, the willingness to use lies to justify behavior. I have watched in sadness as I saw the Capitol sieged in an attempted coup, I watched people who claim to support law and order ...

News from Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios

  February is designated as American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke – the leading causes of death in the United States. More than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year, including people of all ages, genders, and races. Some of the main causes of heart disease are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, alcohol, stress, and improper diet. Fortunately, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease. Educating the public about the ...

Piscataway Library - CHECK US OUT!

What says community to you? Will you help us tell your community story? The Piscataway Stories project will culminate with an ...

Rutgers News

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives. “Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a student in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. She registered along with her twin sister, Taylor, who is also a Rutgers student, to ...

TAPinto Insider

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best utilize it for my business?” SEO is the process of improving the quality and quantity of traffic to a website or a web page from a search ...

The Entertainer

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom feeling special and loved. Afternoon Tea A festive and memorable way to celebrate Mom is with an afternoon tea party. If the weather is nice, plan ...

Women's Wellness

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s irreversible. Sun-safe skincare is all about prevention! It’s crucial that you know how to protect your skin while enjoying time outside, so here are ...

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"Giving Thanks" Virtual Concert to Air on June 17, 2021

May 7, 2021

With participation from faith organizations and individuals like Temple Sholom, Temple Emanu-El, Evangel Chapel Worship Team, Calvary Baptist Church, St. Francis' Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Renee Connell, Buddy Williams, Barbara Dever, Christina Morgan-Diaz, Joycelyn Hunte, Brian Padilla, Nwaoji Joseph, Elizabeth Alfaro, and Selena Ramirez!

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CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program to be Offered Virtually by Rutgers Cooperative Extension

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY --  The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) has launched “NJ Empower to Prevent,” its local version of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Diabetes Prevention and Control Program of the New Jersey Department of ...

As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

Piscataway Residents Nominate Community Servants for Open Council Seat

April 29, 2021

More than 50 residents sent the following letter to the Piscataway Democratic Organization and the Piscataway Municipal Council, urging them to choose a Democrat with a proven track record of community service to fill the open seat on our Township Council.  We believe it would be a statement of both good government and Democratic Party unity to choose one of the candidates who ...

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Upcoming Library Program Explores Jewish Responses to the Holocaust

May 6, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Civic Center Drive) continues its Holocaust Remembrance Program series with "Jewish Responses to the Shoah." This online lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 25, at 7:00 pm.

Dr. Glenn Dynner, Professor of Religion at Sarah Lawrence College, will present the lecture "Jewish Responses to the Shoah: Insights from ...

Former South Brunswick Police Chief Frank College Passed Away this Week

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former South Brunswick Police Chief Frank College passed away earlier this week, according to a press release from the police department. College served on the South Brunswick Police Force for over 30 years and implemented many policing programs still found in South Brunswick today. Funeral arrangements will be announced later this ...

Groundbreaking on $55M School in New Brunswick to Take Place May 12

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Construction of the $55 million elementary school on Jersey Avenue will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m.

Officials from the board of education, city government, RWJ Barnabas Health, Middlesex County and others have been invited to take part.

The school’s construction is just one component of a sweeping, $750 million project ...

Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...

Obituaries

Piscataway, NJ — Ann DiPaolo, 96, passed away at her residence with her caregiver and family ...
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Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

New Jersey’s Ban on Certain Single-Use Plastic Products Takes Effect in One Year

May 7, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette are encouraging Garden State business owners to prepare for the launch of New Jersey’s ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products in stores and food service businesses.

On November 4, ...

From Newsroom to State House: Award-Winning Journalist Greg Tufaro Named Diegnan's Chief of Staff 

EDISON, NJ – Greg Tufaro, a lifelong Edison resident and award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience, has recently traded his press pass for a state ID. Last month, Tufaro embarked on a new chapter in his professional career, taking on the role as chief of staff for Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (18th L.D.). 

"The opportunity to transition ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

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Call for Immediate Covid-19 Help to India

April 25, 2021

Greetings from your Councilman At-Large! Franklin Township is one of the most diverse communities in the great State of NJ.  As an elected official in the Municipality with nearly 23% South Asian population I must speak about the responsibility of the US Government to immediately help mitigate the current Covid-19 crisis in India, the largest democracy in the world from where I immigrated ...

We Need to Talk

I am told I need to participate in the national conversation.

I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most recent topic of the day decries the need to “have a conversation” or “add to the conversation” or “join in the conversation”.

Who exactly am I supposed to be ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...