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Anand Paluri Joins MCC Board of Trustees

September 16, 2020

Anand Paluri Joins Middlesex County College Board of Trustees

Anand (Andy) Paluri of Monroe Township, a licensed professional engineer with over 33 years of experience in planning, design and construction supervision of infrastructure projects throughout the world, has joined the Middlesex County College Board of Trustees.

Paluri is vice president and area manager of WSP USA Inc., one of ...

George Floyd's Brother Leads Protest in New Brunswick

September 20, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK - Terrence Floyd decried gun violence and spoke of unity as the greatest weapon against racism and police misconduct.

Peace and  the pursuit of harmony, he said, was at the essence of his brother, George, who died after being pinned to the ground by his neck by a Minneapolis police officer.

About 500 gathered on the steps of the Middlesex County Courthouse to hear ...

South Brunswick Police and DEA Investigation Leads to Charges of Drugs and Child Endangerment

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick man has been charged on counts of drug possession and child endangerment in the Kendall Park section of the township. Michael Mcgarty, age 36, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of unlawful possession of various narcotics, and endangering the welfare ...

Case Dismissed Against Four Edison Police Officers Charged with No-Show Jobs

EDISON, NJ  — Officers Gregory Makras and James Panagoulakos, and Sergeants Brian Rossmeyer and Ioannis (John) Mpletsakis, were charged in June 2018 by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office with receiving payment for extra-duty jobs they didn’t actually perform. 

The charges were dismissed in April 2020, and the police officers reported back to duty this ...

Are you a voter? National Voter Registration Day is September 22

Not sure if you're registered, or if your registration is up to date? Check here.
Need to register?  New Jersey just ...

TAPinto Offers Special Introductory Packages

Our Special Introductory Packages provide our local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns.  For more information, visit

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

Notorious RBG Got Her Start in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School.

Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from 1963 to 1972, a period when it was at the forefront of the social justice ...


Toms River, NJ – Bruce Vitale, 73, passed away on September 12, 2020 at Community General ...
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Piscataway – Helen Perrone, 94, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, September 5, 2020 in ...
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Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios: POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 18, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Even when the people we care about are far away, we can always keep them close in our hearts. In times like these, this lesson is more apparent than ever- and it’s an important one to remember on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year, that day falls on September 18, 2020. It’s dedicated to our nation’s servicemen and women who were prisoners of ...

COVID-19 Outbreak: Hillsborough Suspends Youth Athletic Programs

September 20, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several youth recreational and competitive sports programs have been suspended due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases first reported by Mayor Douglas Tomson in a Health Advisory issued on Friday, Sept. 18.

Tomson confirmed the first person to test positive was associated with DC Gymnastics, a sprawling indoor athletic facility located in a building on Jill Court.

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Hillsborough Reports "Several" Probable Positive COVID-19 Tests, Mayor Issues Health Advisory, Urges Testing

Editor's Note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Several probable positive tests for COVID-19 prompted Mayor Doug Tomson on Friday to issue a Health Advisory to township residents.

The initial index case was at DC Gymnastics, located at 3 Jill Court, Building 15, according to Tomson.

The facility offers a myriad of ...

Murphy, State Assembly and Senate Leaders Agree to Add ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ in Revised FY2021 Budget

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, alongside statewide leaders, today announced that the revised Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) budget will raise the state’s gross income tax rate on income between $1 million and $5 million per year. 

The rate will increase from the current 8.97% to 10.75% for every dollar earned between $1 million and $5 million annually, bringing it in line with the ...

Back to school in New Jersey: What to expect this fall

September 15, 2020

Examining the widely varying approaches to the upcoming school year and how best practices can be determined and shared

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit

As part of its ongoing series on the changing face of education ...

Make Like a Tree

If they didn’t wear masks in California before, they certainly do now. Smoke and ash obscure the dark orange skies as millions of acres burn out of control encroaching on homes and entire towns. It is the kind of apocalyptic event that makes me glad I live in New Jersey.

But even so far away, it makes me wonder. What would I do if a natural disaster threatened my home and I had 15 ...

Night Walk: In Memory of 9/11

Night Walk: In memory of 9/11


A cool night, finally. A soft breeze.


Walking, walking, no distractions other than an occasional car passing by.

Crickets and katydids surround me with their chirping song.


No real sense of distance in the darkened streets.

Houses make themselves known by lights peeking through window ...