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Middlesex College Creating Apprenticeship Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing

January 14, 2021

Middlesex College is developing apprenticeship opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing through Career Advance USA, a U.S. Department of Labor-funded grant. Apprenticeships, developed and implemented in collaboration with employers, are earn-and-learn programs that combine formal classroom learning with on-the-job training.

For those seeking good jobs in this industry, apprenticeships are a ...

Last Chance to Register for Free Virtual Panel Discussion Featuring Distinguished COVID-19 Experts

TAPinto will host a panel discussion featuring distinguished COVID-19 experts on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This virtual gathering is free for attendees, but registration is required. 

The panel, presented by Atlantic Health System and moderated by Communications Consultant Bruno Tedeschi, will feature Dr. Michelle Cholankeril, ...

IRS releases 2020 Progress Update; annual report details unprecedented year

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service released its 2020 annual report describing the agency’s work delivering taxpayer service and compliance efforts during COVID-19 while spotlighting actions taken by IRS employees to help people during the challenging year.

“Internal Revenue Service Progress Update / Fiscal Year 2020 – Putting Taxpayers First” outlines how ...

Longtime Spotswood High School Head Football Coach Andy Cammarano To Step Down

January 15, 2021

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School head football coach Andy Cammarano is stepping down from his duties. Cammarano has been the head coach of the Chargers varsity football team since 2007. He was a former a high school football player at Shore Regional High School and served as an assistant coach for his alma mater before joining the Chargers' football program more than a decade ago.

Edison Man Gets 30 Years For Fatal Shooting of New Brunswick Man

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 29-year-old Edison man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2018 murder of a New Brunswick man.

Christopher “C-Dub” Thompson was sentenced Thursday for the murder of Larenz O’Garro, 23, by Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Buck, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone’s office.

Thompson was ...

New Council President Feels Connection to New Brunswick, Late Husband

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As Suzanne Sicora Ludwig was being sworn in as the new City Council President last week, her thoughts turned to her late husband.

In 23 years of marriage, Suzanne and Keith were bound together by so much – their love of laughter, their love of a good tailgate with friends before a Rutgers game, their love of their furry friends their shared their home ...

Clean Energy Advances: Where’s Piscataway? The Mayor’s hostility to the PCEA is not serving residents well

January 6, 2021

Dear Editor:

We were excited by yesterday’s TAPinto news that the South Brunswick City Council has unanimously passed a Community Energy Aggregation (CEA) Program.  The program supports the bulk purchasing of clean energy for township residents and a transition to 100% clean energy use by 2030.  The article cites other Middlesex County towns that have also recently adopted CEA ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

January 14, 2021

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

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...

Rutgers' Carlin named New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chris Carlin, popular, scatchy-voiced Rutgers football play-by-play announcer, has been named the New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.

Monday's announcement marked the second time Carlin has received the honor.

"We are fortunate to have Chris as the voice of Rutgers football,” Rutgers Athletic Director Pat Hobbs ...

Obituaries

Monroe — William “Bill” Spora, 88, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at ...
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Dorothy Olga (Acton, Huber) Hamilton, 94 years old, passed away in her sleep at the Pines at ...
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Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios monthly column: New Year 2021

         

Welcoming a new year is traditionally an exciting time as we look ahead to celebrating all life’s moments with family and friends and preparing our New Year resolutions. The New Year has always been a time of promise for a brighter future. And as we said goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021, that sentiment was as powerful as it has ever ...

Second Woman Alleges Sexual Assault by Belle Mead Doctor

January 15, 2021

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Belle Mead doctor already charged with sexual assault of a patient faces another charge after a second woman told police Friday she was assaulted by the doctor during an appointment at his office in 2019 according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dr. Chike J. Aguh, 64, of Mulberry Court, Belle Mead is the focus of an ongoing ...

Belle Mead Doctor Charged with Sexual Assault of Patient in Office

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 64-year-old Belle Mead doctor was arrested after a patient told police he had sexually assaulted her at his office in Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dr. Chike J. Aguh of Mulberry Court, Belle Mead, is charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault and 4th degree Sexual Contact. He is being held at the ...

Jersey City Girl Scouts Stand Up for Human Rights, Say no to Cookies

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Lending their voices to a fight against the use of child labor, Jersey City Girl Scout Troop 12026 won’t be selling those famous cookies this year.

The troop has joined a boycott started by a girl scout in Tennessee after an investigative report by the Associated Press uncovered the exploitative use of adult and child labor in obtaining palm oil, one of the ingredients ...

What Unity Really Means

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 ...

8 Ways to Navigate The Emotional Toll of Coronavirus

January 9, 2021

Coronavirus has taken its toll on everyone. From fears to frustrations, people are physically and mentally exhausted. In yoga and counseling sessions, people express anxiety, fatigue, grief, anger, annoyance, helplessness and even hopelessness. Everyone feels something about our situation during quarantine. 

Then…our children’s schools went full remote spring of 2020. Now if ...

Out With the Old In With the New

It is that time of year again. Where we sign up for gym memberships and then drive home disgruntled because on the first day of our January resolution the Lifecycle bikes to nowhere are fully occupied and there is a line for seaweed and kale shakes at the juice bar.

The good news is that the gyms are not open, so now there is a legitimate reason not to workout at all.

The bad news is that ...

Free Parenting Q&A for Moms of Teens

Stop struggling and start loving your teen again!

Bring your questions and concerns to an open Q&A for moms of adolescents (ages 8+). Let's tackle some of the issues that make parenting a teen so challenging:

* Where would a boundary help?
* What do you say, or not say, to keep lines of communication open?
* How do you build trust in your relationship?
* When should you get ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Jennifer Dericks of TAPinto Sparta and TAPinto Newton

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Featured Franchisee of the Month for January 2021 is Jennifer Dericks from TAPinto Sparta and TAPinto Newton.

Dericks launched her two franchises back in 2012 after completing her term on the Sparta Board of Education and she’s been with TAPinto ever since.

“It would be more accurate to say TAPinto found me,” Dericks said. “I was ...