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Thu, August 29, 7:30 AM

Spooky Brook Golf Course, Somerset

2nd Annual Chiefs Nation Golf Classic

Education Giving Back Sports

Add to My Calendar 08/29/2019 7:30am 08/29/2019 3:00pm America/New_York 2nd Annual Chiefs Nation Golf Classic

We are excited to invite you to the annual Chiefs Nation Golf Outing on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Spooky Brook Golf Course in Somerset, NJ. Our organization’s main focus is funding Piscataway High School student programs, grants, and initiatives that would otherwise be impossible.

Sponsorship is a great occasion for your company to support a worthy cause and at the same time receive ...

582 Elizabeth Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873

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A.C. Moore Update: Get There While You Can

December 8, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Sales and discounts abound at East Brunswick's A.C. Moore, located at the Mid-State mall on route 18 North.  However, they may not last for long.

According to store employees, the fate of one of the township's beloved shopping locations is still a bit up in the air, even after the company announced the closing of the East Brunswick store last week.  ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: Big Changes to Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  For those residents and commuters who are getting tired of looking at abandoned properties on Route 18 south like the Wiz/Gap Plaza or most stores at the former Loehmann's Plaza, help is on its way.

This past week the East Brunswick Redevelopment Agency has entered into an agreement with River Development Equities of Red Bank to manage 45 acres of the ...

Triangle Home Fashions/Lush Decor Makes a Home in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There is a world of creative textiles, color, and texture right of Tices Lane in East Brunswick, as a new business has found a home in East Brunswick.  EB's newest business began its residence in town with a donation of $3,000 to the township's police and fire departments, and an official ribbon-cutting with Mayor Brad Cohen, members of the East Brunswick Chamber ...

Crafts, Jazz, new software and more at Piscataway Public Library

Check out these upcoming events at the Piscataway Public Library.  For a full schedule of events, go to piscatawaylibrary.org/events.  

Intro to Inkscape 
Join us in the MiY Makerspace at Kennedy Library (500 Hoes Lane) on Thursday, December 5, at 6:30pm to learn how to create vector graphics using the free software Inkscape. The class will cover the basics of creating ...

She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

December 9, 2019

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

NJ Needs To Protect Religious Freedom As It Seeks Public Health Solutions

December 9, 2019

On Thursday, December 12, the Senate Health Committee will be meeting to vote on S2173, a bill that would restrict or remove religious exemptions to mandatory vaccinations, thus prohibiting 35,500 children from attending New Jersey schools. 

But let’s stop pretending this is about the 2.6% of NJ families who are using religious exemptions. It isn’t.  It is a ...

Rutgers Faculty Body Calls For Hobbs to be Fired

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Pat Hobbs may have finally sated the ravenous appetites of rabid Rutgers football fans by sealing the deal on an eight-year contract with Greg Schiano, but he continues to come under fire.

Lost among the hoopla surrounding Schiano's return to the Banks of the Old Raritan - first Tuesday morning's unanimous vote by the Board of Governors to ratify the coach's ...

Obituaries

Anne Butrico, 97, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 surrounded by her family at Robert Wood ...
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South Plainfield - Anna Serido, 104, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019 at her ...
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Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

Overdose in Red Bank Leaves 2 Dead, 3 in Hospital

December 8, 2019

RED BANK, NJ:  When contacted, Red Bank Police Chief Darren McCarthy said, “Last night around 12:30am we responded to a wellbeing check at 85 Bank Street.  Officers found 5 Male subjects unresponsive.  EMS from Red Bank (Alert Ambulance), as well as surrounding towns and MONOC paramedics responded.”

Two victims were pronounced dead at the scene and three were taken ...

South Plainfield Labor Day Slasher Charged in Killing of Cellmate

BRIDGETON, NJ – Anthony Cole of South Plainfield has been changed with the homicide of his cellmate Keyon Wade of North Brunswick New Jersey. According to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey Department of Correction’s-Special Investigation Division Wade was found unresponsive in his cell back on December 4, 2019.

Cole and Wade were inmates at the South ...

New Jersey Children Would Once Again Learn Cursive Under Legislation Introduced by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight

TRENTON, NJ — Citing research that suggests that learning to read and write in it benefits the development of cognitive, motor and literacy skills, and may help students with learning disabilities like dyslexia read and write with greater ease, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Jersey City/Bayonne) has introduced legislation that would require elementary schools in New Jersey to teach ...

New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Johnson Statement on Trump Administration’s ‘Simply Wrong’ New SNAP Rule

December 4, 2019

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson released the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s new SNAP rule:

“We are deeply disappointed to see the Trump Administration finalize a rule that will, when fully implemented, threaten food assistance benefits for as many as 12,000 New Jerseyans. 

“New Jersey has been able ...

You at the Zoo

Become a Volunteer Docent at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, in West Orange, NJ, is once again looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join its Docent Program!  Become a Zoo docent and enjoy the rewarding experiences that you’ll encounter every day.

Docents are volunteer educators who are among the most visible members of our Zoo community.

Remembering Pearl Harbor Survivors

December 7, 2019

I began interviewing World War II veterans in 2016 and since then I have interviewed over eighty men and women who have served in World War II. However, the stories of those who were present for the very start of the war are the ones who stick out to me the most. On December 7, 1941 American military bases in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii were attacked by Japanese air and naval forces. That was ...

Man of Steel

Over Thanksgiving my daughter, home from college, wanted to do something with me that would be fun, healthy, and relaxing.

Perfect, I told her, thinking we could watch football, drink lite beer, and maybe fall asleep on the couch.

It turns out her idea of something fun, healthy, and relaxing was to attend a yoga class.

Here is what I know about yoga. Nothing.

Here is what I fear about ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark

The featured TAPinto franchisee for December 2019 is Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark.  Elizabeth, a former Human Resources corporate warrior, has used her corporate background and business experience to create her own successful, profitable business while giving back to the community at the same time. 

Q. Why did you want to franchise your  TAPinto site? What caused ...