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Add to My Calendar 03/16/2018 7:00pm 03/16/2018 11:00pm America/New_York Susan G. Komen North Jersey

Komen North Jersey will be “taking a bold leap forward” at its annual Pink Tie Party, as it sets its sights on its BOLD GOAL to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by the year 2026. Funds raised at this signature event will help towards achieving this goal, which will be accomplished by improving access of the underserved to quality and timely cancer care and ...

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12-Foot Elf Brings Holiday Cheer to Downtown New Brunswick

December 10, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - You've heard of Elf on a Shelf. How about a Sidekick in New Brunswick?

One of Santa's not-so-little helpers took its place on Monday atop 37 Easton Ave., where he can watch the city get into the holiday spirit.

The Saxum Elf is nearly 12 feet tall. The real estate company said the elf is a token of its appreciation for the communities and downtowns that have ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Impress Your Guests with One of These Signature Cocktails this Holiday

December 11, 2019

With the holiday season in full swing, party hosts often lighten the mood with a signature adult beverage handed to guests as they come in the door. It makes for a great ice breaker as people walk into an event where guests might not know each other. Immediately, everyone has an easy a conversation starter. 

Many events start with a glass of Champagne, but more memorable is a ...

Piscataway Resident Expresses Concern about Town Council Meetings

December 12, 2019

To the Editor:

I’ve written before about how discouraging it is to go to Piscataway Town Council meetings and find a stonewall of non-response from the Council and Mayor when residents raise important issues.  Last night, we saw them actually respond, with hostility and personal animus, around two issues:

why the town only represents a Christmas Tree in its holiday display in ...

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

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 Rally Sparked by Racist Incident at Syracuse University

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 30 students brandished signs, chanted slogans and spoke out against racism at the state university and beyond its walls at a rally organized by the Rutgers chapter of the NAACP. 

From the steps of Brower Commons, several speakers took turns calling for unity, their voices rising above the din of buses moving up and down College Avenue during the afternoon rush ...

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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Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

Slain Jersey City PD Detective Likely Thwarted Larger Attack, Officials Say

December 12, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ — Jersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals, a Bayonne native, as well as two walking Jersey City patrol officers may have averted a planned terrorist attack on a Jersey City yeshiva, said law enforcement officers investigating the attack on a Jewish grocery store that had most of the city at a standstill Tuesday. 

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday the two ...

‘Great Concern’ from NJ Jewish Leaders after Jersey City Shootout

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jewish leaders across the state are examining security measures and closely following the investigation in Tuesday’s deadly shootout at a Kosher supermarket in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City.

Alice Lutwak, the interim executive director of Temple Emanu-El, a sizable Reform synagogue in Westfield, said a police car was to be stationed outside of the ...

Fallen JCPD Detective Had Bayonne Roots

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, was a Bayonne native, according to two people who shared their memories of the respected law enforcement official with TAPinto Bayonne.

“He was the nicest guy,” Carissa Golomb said. “He always made everyone laugh.”

Seals, 39, is survived by his wife and five children, ...

Promoting Your Event to TAPinto's Readers is Easy and Affordable

December 11, 2019

Promoting your event is easy and affordable with TAPinto.net.  Click Login/Register on the top right corner of the site (if you are a first time contributor, register for free).   

Then click on "Submit Content" and select "Calendar Event Listing" and follow the instructions.

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

(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 ...

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 ...