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Add to My Calendar 06/19/2021 11:30am 06/19/2021 2:30pm America/New_York Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and this is the first year NJ is officially recognizing the day as an official state holiday. Celebrate the 156th anniversary with us starting on June 16 by helping us paint a mural at the intersection of Liberty Street, George Street, and Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick.Then join us for the New ...

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

June 9, 2021

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 ...

New Brunswick Planning Massive In-Person Juneteenth Celebration

June 15, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — One hundred and fifty-five years passed from the day the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas, were informed of the Emancipation Proclamation to the day last September when New Jersey declared Juneteenth an official holiday.

In recognition of Juneteenth’s new status as a state holiday, New Brunswick is planning a celebration so steeped in history, art and ...

Scenes from the Flag Rally at GSP Overpass in Sayreville

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Members of the Sayreville community held a rally at the Main Street overpass above the Garden State Parkway where the NJ Transit Authority had said that no flags other than the American flag could be placed. Other flags and signs are banned. 

Related: NJ Turnpike Authority Forces Sayreville Veterans to Remove Military Branch Flags from Parkway ...

Summer Reading and Much More at Your Piscataway Library


Juneteenth Poetry Jubilee
Wednesday, June 16, ...

Rutgers President Holloway Meets with Some Campus' Jewish Leaders

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president at Rutgers said today’s meeting with some campus Jewish leaders was part of an ongoing attempt to “help foster an environment where every member feels welcomed, supported, heard and appreciated.”

Jonathan Holloway and his chief of staff, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, met with Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, the executive director of Chabad House, and ...


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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Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

MVC Facilities, Except Inspection Stations, Will Be Closed Friday, June 18, in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

June 15, 2021

TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that the following MVC facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June.

Closed Friday, June 18:

Licensing and Vehicle Centers
Regional Service Centers
Road testing sites

Open Friday, ...

Sayreville Chief Elected President of New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

SAYREVILLE, NJ –  John Zebrowski, a lifelong Sayreville resident, has dedicated his professional career to public service in his community – the last decade as its Chief of Police.

Beginning July 1, Zebrowski will have a broad, statewide role, as president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) for a one-year term. His main objective: Reducing the ...

Three Year Old Child Dies After Falling Out a Window, Mauled by Dogs

ELIZABETH, NJ — A three-year-old boy fell from a window of his home and was mauled to death by the family’s dogs on Wednesday night, Acting Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca and Police Director Earl Graves jointly announced.

According to a press release from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, the child had fallen 15 feet from a rearview ...

A Nursing Assistant Made a Special Pact to Stay Safe During the Pandemic

June 15, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK – One year ago, Kedisha Dayes quietly made a deal with God.

As the deadly and highly contagious COVID-19 virus was rapidly spreading around the world and ravaging New Jersey, Dayes pledged in her prayers to continue to care for the seniors at Parker at Stonegate, an assisted living community located on Parker’s picturesque Highland Park campus.

Dayes, of the ...

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...

How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

TAPinto's Featured Marketing Partner: Edison Heating and Cooling

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local communities are TAPinto’s specialty, and when it comes to marketing your business to these small areas, few places are better to partner with.

That’s why Mike Iarrapino, CEO of Edison Heating and Cooling, chose to market with TAPinto and continues to do so nearly seven years later.

“I decided to partner with TAPinto because they reached Edison ...

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 ...

Does Anyone Have a Baby, Infant or Young Child? Or Are You Related to Know Someone Who Does?

If so, then you and they don't want to miss the next Looking Forward podcast episode with Professor Roberta Golinkoff, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on childhood development and related trends! Among other things, Dr. Golinkoff offers some scientifically tested strategies, including her "6 C's," for how to improve a baby, infant and young child's ...