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As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

May 4, 2021

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

Lost Souls Memorial Project Hosts the Fourth Reading of Names, Public Unveiling of Future Home of the Memorial 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project will unveil the future home of the memorial at an event open to the public on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 4pm at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road.  This is the 4th Annual Recitation of those names of those stolen in 1818 by a diabolical slave ring led by a Middlesex County judge whose residence was in ...

Three Local Choruses Present Free Online Show!

Summer is coming! Summer is coming! And what better way to celebrate than with a virtual concert full of songs about sunshine and summer and the hope they bring!

Here Comes the Sun: Three Great Choruses, One Online Show will premiere Sunday, May 23, at 5:00pm EDT on YouTube. It’s a first-of-a kind collaboration between three of the area’s best-loved choruses. The Maplewood Glee ...

Piscataway Residents Nominate Community Servants for Open Council Seat

April 29, 2021

More than 50 residents sent the following letter to the Piscataway Democratic Organization and the Piscataway Municipal Council, urging them to choose a Democrat with a proven track record of community service to fill the open seat on our Township Council.  We believe it would be a statement of both good government and Democratic Party unity to choose one of the candidates who ...

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Groundbreaking on $55M School in New Brunswick to Take Place May 12

May 5, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Construction of the $55 million elementary school on Jersey Avenue will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m.

Officials from the board of education, city government, RWJ Barnabas Health, Middlesex County and others have been invited to take part.

The school’s construction is just one component of a sweeping, $750 million project ...

Middlesex College and Stockton University sign transfer agreement

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex College has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Stockton University that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to the Atlantic County school’s bachelor’s degree program. 

The five-year agreement strengthens the relationship between Stockton and Middlesex College by offering multiple ...

Perth Amboy Mourns Veteran Patrolman’s Death

PERTH AMBOY -  City officials and police are mourning the loss of Patrolman Arcadio Rivera Jr., who died after suffering a medical emergency Wednesday that caused him to crash his personal vehicle while off-duty in the city's Harbortown section.

Authorities say Rivera, 54, a 26-year veteran cop, apparently lost control of his car at 7:30 pm Wednesday and hit several parked cars before ...

Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...

Obituaries

Piscataway, NJ — Ann DiPaolo, 96, passed away at her residence with her caregiver and family ...
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NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

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From Newsroom to State House: Award-Winning Journalist Greg Tufaro Named Diegnan's Chief of Staff 

May 5, 2021

EDISON, NJ – Greg Tufaro, a lifelong Edison resident and award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience, has recently traded his press pass for a state ID. Last month, Tufaro embarked on a new chapter in his professional career, taking on the role as chief of staff for Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (18th L.D.). 

"The opportunity to transition ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

Sunday Stabbing on Monroe Ave in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Breaking News Network alert was issued Sunday afternoon about two stabbings on the 300 block of Monroe Avenue in Plainfield. Multiple police units were on site, along with at least two EMS vehicles.

TAPinto Plainfield reached out to Police Director Lisa Burgess for confirmation, who said, "There is only one individual cut to my knowledge. However, I have no ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 5, 9:30 AM

A Virtual Event via Zoom, New Brunswick

Law & Disability Conference

Education Health & Wellness Law & Justice

Thu, May 6, 6:30 PM

Event in Online, New Brunswick

RU Ready to Garden Webcast returns for Spring of ...

Education Green Home & Garden

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Tue, May 11, 5:00 PM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

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Thu, May 13, 6:30 PM

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RU Ready to Garden Webcast returns for Spring of ...

Education Green Home & Garden

Call for Immediate Covid-19 Help to India

April 25, 2021

Greetings from your Councilman At-Large! Franklin Township is one of the most diverse communities in the great State of NJ.  As an elected official in the Municipality with nearly 23% South Asian population I must speak about the responsibility of the US Government to immediately help mitigate the current Covid-19 crisis in India, the largest democracy in the world from where I immigrated ...

We Need to Talk

I am told I need to participate in the national conversation.

I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most recent topic of the day decries the need to “have a conversation” or “add to the conversation” or “join in the conversation”.

Who exactly am I supposed to be ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...