Dr. Lori’s Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show: A Virtual Event hosted by CASA of Middlesex County

Grab your antiques and thrifting finds for this special virtual event featuring celebrity Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori. Dr. Lori, director of www.DrLoriV.com and star expert appraiser on the History and Discovery channels, will appraise your antiques, thrift store finds and family heirlooms during her popular Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show on May 18th starting at 7pm eastern time.

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**This event is sponsored by NBPAC**

Tue, May 18
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Grab your antiques and thrifting finds for this special virtual event featuring celebrity Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori. Dr. Lori, director of www.DrLoriV.com and star expert appraiser on the History and Discovery channels, will appraise your antiques, thrift store finds and family heirlooms during her popular Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show on May 18th starting at 7pm eastern time.

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Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

NJSC, NAACP Issue Statement Opposing Land Use Variance to Construct Proposed Warehouse across from Randolphville School in Piscataway

TO:  Piscataway Township Council   

Dear Council Members:

This is a statement presented in formal opposition to the land use variance that you are considering in order to permit the construction of a large new warehouse across the street from the Randolphville K-3 Elementary School. The school is already in close proximity to three other warehouses. The construction of ...

Second Street Youth Center Full STEAM AHEAD Enrichment Summer Program Returns with New Enrichment Component

June 15, 2021

Every summer, low-income youth lose two to three months of reading and math aptitude while their higher-income peers make slight gains in both areas.

We are excited to be once again supporting the kids of SSYC with the knowledge and tools they need to thrive in a world of technology during our Full STEAM Ahead Summer Camp starting July 1st!

Summer STEAM Camp is provided for children between ...

Community Group Launches Transparency, Access and Public Engagement (TAPE) Voter Initiative

Piscataway, NJ — The Piscataway Progressive Democratic Organization announced the launch of a voter initiative to expand community involvement and increase accountability in key municipal meetings and decisions. The Transparency, Access and Public Engagement (TAPE) ordinance would mandate that the Township record, broadcast and use streaming services for all Township Council, ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

2 East Brunswick Police Officers to Receive NJSACOP Valor Award

June 21, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) has awarded its prestigious 2021 Valor Award to township Police Officers Ryan Hensperger and Robert Thuring for preventing a suicide attempt that also threatened the safety of New Jersey Turnpike motorists.

Chief Frank LoSacco credited Officers Hensperger and Thuring with stopping a distraught ...

East Brunswick: Local Man Charged with Murder in Beating Death

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Curtis Wright, 57, has been charged with murder in the death of Howard Smith, 53.  Both men are from East Brunswick. Wright is alleged to have beaten Wright to death with a baseball bat.  He has been charged with murder and unlawful possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's office ...

East Brunswick Council Just Says No to Marijuana (For Now, Anyway)

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  In the 2020 election, nearly 70% of East Brunswick residents voted in favor of the legalization of marijuana. Yet, this overwhelming victory has led to an underwhelming result.  On Monday, the Township Council voted unanimously against opening any form of marijuana distributorship in East Brunswick.

Presented with six options regarding cannabis - ...

Did you know you can list Service Schedules, Church Activities and other Non-Profit events on the TAPinto Community Calendar for FREE?

TAPinto invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Community Calendar.

 You can submit content through our website by clicking on the “Submit Content” button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu where you will find the "Calendar Events" ...

Rutgers Set to Resume Basketball Rivalry with Seton Hall on Dec. 12

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The annual men’s basketball matchup between Rutgers and Seton Hall returns for the 2021-22 season as the two teams face off in the Garden State Hardwood Classic.

The game is slated for Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark. 

Rutgers defeated then-No. 22 ranked Seton Hall, 68-48 in front of a sold-out crowd at the RAC on Dec. 14, 2019 in the ...

Obituaries

Dominic Gruver II, 25 passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in ...
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Bruce W. Coburger, 66, died in New Brunswick on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  He had suffered a ...
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New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Somerville Elks Flag Day Salutes American Traditions, US Veterans

June 19, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 celebrated Flag Day Friday night at the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse, a red, white and blue tribute to the symbol of a nation and the men and women who have served the country in the Armed Forces since the time of the Revolutionary War.

Entertainment was provided by the E-Boro Bandits, whose non-stop ...

FrostKings Return to Somerville's Summer Stage June 19

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Summer Stage Concert series continues Saturday, June 19 with a three-hour concert performed by the Frost Kings beginning at 6 p.m. on the Division Street pedestrian mall.

The FrostKings are an R&B, swing and blues band based in northern New Jersey.

From their website: "Equally at home playing swinging shuffles, slow blues or full-tilt boogies, their ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair & Business Expo Returns in August

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - After a year’s hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the annual Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade fairgrounds at 315 Route 206 into a classic carnival with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, food vendors and an exposition of local businesses.

The five-day fair opens Aug. 17 and will ...

Rediscovering 'Lift Every Voice And Sing," The Hymn That Became an Anthem

June 20, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — As many Americans are only recently learning about Juneteenth, a celebration that has been part of the American experience since 1866, they are also discovering the hymn, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a song with roots dating back to 1900. 

When NJ Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation in Cape May NJ in 2020 making Juneteenth a state holiday, many ...

And They're Off

The other day China fired three astronauts into space. This occurred just as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he too was shooting himself into outer space.

This got me thinking, how did we get here and where exactly are we going?

So today, as a public service, I give to you:

A Brief History of the Race in Space

October, 1957. The manmade satellite, Sputnik 1, sends the very ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...

Anyone Like to Eat? Listen to What an Expert Says about Food Industry Trends

Hi everyone!

Please join me for Part I of this two-part Looking Forward episode with food industry expert, Dave Joachim. In Part I, Dave speaks about some of the latest trends in the food industry, including which foods are popular, dieting, food delivery services, and COVID 19's impact on food. Dave should know. He's authored, edited, or collaborated on more than ...

Want to Hear What an International Expert on Travel Has to Say About Travel Trends, Opportunities, and the Future?

Hi everyone. Are you or someone you care about a traveler? Then you'll definitely want to hear what syndicated travel columnist, author, and travel-consumer advocate, Christopher Elliott has to say in this episode of Looking Forward!

Chris provides expert insights on the big changes over time in the travel/hospitality industry, where things are now, and ...