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Spotswood Freshmen Melissa Wehrle And Katrina Cicero Looking To Carve A Place For Female Wrestlers On The Mat

December 13, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Female wrestling has been growing at the high school level by leaps and bounds across the nation over the past six years. According to an article by ESPN last spring, female wrestling is the fastest growing high school sport in the nation, boosted in part by the addition of women's wrestling in the 2004 Olympics. New Jersey's high profile state high school wrestling ...

12-Foot Elf Brings Holiday Cheer to Downtown New Brunswick

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.  ...

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Holiday Outings to Light Up Your Heart

December 13, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and even though we feel pulled in every possible direction, it’s important to make time for our other halves. It may seem impossible with all the parties, school programs and work events, but scheduling a date is not only great for your relationship but a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the winter holidays.

And when it comes to a beautiful ...

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' LeGrand Spreads Inspirational Message to High School Students

ROSELLE - As he was wheeled into recovery following surgery, fear and doubt followed Eric LeGrand.

This was October 2010 and the Rutgers defensive lineman had just days earlier suffered two fractured vertebrae in a collision with an Army kick returner. When he tried to move his arms and legs, he said, it was like they were held down by 10,000-pound weights.

Soon, though, friends started ...

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 ...

NJ Governor Murphy Orders All Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Jersey City Hate Crime Victims

December 13, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - NJ Governor Phil Murphy ordered all US and New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20 in recognition of the victims of the hate crime in Jersey City: Detective Joseph Seals, Moshe Deutsch, Linda Minda Ferencz, and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez.

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

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 ...

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December 11, 2019

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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 ...

8 Tips for Coping with Depression During the Holidays

December 13, 2019

Joy. It’s a word most would associate with the holiday season, yet for many of the 320+ million people worldwide suffering from depression, joy might feel nearly impossible this time of the year. According to one study, 38 percent of people surveyed said that their stress levels increased during the holidays.

The holidays tend to be a difficult time for those battling depression.

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 ...