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OUR FUTURE IS NOT FOR SALE to give Williams/Transco’s NESE Project at least a 14% return to its investors

February 20, 2019

It’s bad enough that we’ve been told not to worry about the dangers of the NESE Project even though we often hear about leaks and explosions of natural gas pipelines and compressor stations. 

It’s a fact that the NESE Project will add greenhouse gases and toxic chemicals to the air and will churn up toxins by digging in Raritan Bay. 

It’s a fact that 2018 ...

Our Safety and Well-Being are not for sale. Stop efforts to add another industrial facility next to Trap Rock.

Have you felt things shake when Trap Rock blasts? 

Do you remember the recent gas pipeline explosions and fires in Massachusetts?

 The final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project was published by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on January 25, 2019, and it’s predictable that Williams/Transco will be given ...

Former Rutgers Football Player Indicted in Murder Plot

February 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University football player was indicted today on charges he plotted to kill his former girlfriend's parents and harassed the woman online.

Izaia Bullock, 22, of South River, was indicted on with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced ...

Woman Pleads Guilty in DWI Crash that Killed One Passenger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middletown woman is facing a 10-year prison sentence after pleading to charges from a car crash on the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge that killed one passenger and injured another passenger.

Kimberly Franklin, 20, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide, assault by auto and driving while intoxicated, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew ...

City School Leader Tapped for Intermational Fullbright Program

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The director of the Greater Brunswick Charter School (GBCS) has been tapped for an international study program directed under the sponsorship of the federal Department of State and the Fullbright Scholarship Board.

Vanessa Jones, educational director of the for the charter school, is one of 10 educators from across the country selected for the Fulbright Leaders for Global ...

Obituaries

Piscataway - Joseph Strazzulla, 77, died Monday, February 18, 2019 at Somerset Woods Rehabilitation ...
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Piscataway – Antonio “Tony”  Mastroianni, 72, passed away peacefully early ...
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2019 National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Celebrates Iconic Girl-Led Entrepreneurial Program

February 21, 2019

CHERRY HILL, NJ— Girl Scouts in central and southern NJ and nationwide will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2019, celebrating the impactful entrepreneurial program that has sparked the success of millions of women. The Girl Scout Cookie Program®, the largest annual investment in girls in the United States, powers amazing experiences for girls as they learn ...

Mark Di Ionno Joins TAPinto as Featured Columnist

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro has announced that Mark Di Ionno will be joining TAPinto as a columnist with his first piece published today. Di Ionno, who wrote for the Star Ledger, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and author of five acclaimed books including his latest novel, “Gods of Wood and Stone”.

“We’re excited to welcome a writer of ...

Rutgers Tapping into Beer, Wine Sales to Fund Athletic Scholarships

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the fans that sat through Rutgers University home football game during the recent 1-11 season, the university has struck on a plan that will allow those loyal followers to drown their frustrations a bit more while also helping the team.

The university athletic program today announced that it will expand beer and wine sales at the venues it manages and use the ...

Cops: Sussex County Bomber's Other Skill - Magic Mushrooms

February 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court records.

Details of the findings are included in a Feb. 7 affidavit filed by Roxbury Police Detective Tom ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Celebrating Black History Month

February 11, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - February is Black History Month, when America takes time to honor and remember great African-Americans, and their role in shaping America’s history.

Carter Woodson, an African-American historian, first established Black History Week in 1926 during the second week of February. He chose this specific week to honor African-Americans because President Abraham Lincoln, ...

Going Nowhere

I am rarely inspired by television commercials. For example, as great as the ads are, I have never switched to Geico.

But a spot on TV lately has made me want to shed my slovenly ways and reach the unreachable.

In the advertisement it is 5 AM and I am a young, fit, attractive woman. A gentle voice is encouraging me to get closer to something that has always been there, to be more than I am, ...

Do You Live In The Conflict Avoidance Zone?

You know what needs to be said and done... but it is neither said nor done.  You are in the 'conflict avoidance' zone.

Nobody wants to fight with their kids or spouse.  A little peace and quiet seems like a good thing, a desirable state of affairs.  Who doesn't want a hassle-free morning, an argument-free vacation, a quiet dinner, or a compliant child?  We all ...