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Mount Laurel Couple Adopts County Animal Shelter's Longest Resident

June 1, 2022

WESTAMPTON, NJ – Every dog has its day, and Dash finally had his.

The 6-year-old American pit bull terrier had been the Burlington County Animal Shelter’s longest resident, with nearly two years spent there. But Dash’s long wait for a loving, forever home ended a few weeks ago when he was adopted by Mount Laurel resident Brittany Eifert and her fiancé Nick ...

45 Louisiana Shelter Dogs Arrive at Morristown Airport

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Forty-five shelter dogs from Louisiana safely arrived at Morristown Airport on Tuesday, April 26. The special airlift by Good Flights Program is celebrating their one-year anniversary partnering with St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center.

More than 1,600 at-risk shelter dogs have been transported from Louisiana to new homes on the East Coast. That includes nearly ...


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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...


LeiLani Leaston of Piscataway Named to Temple University's Spring 2022 Dean's List

June 14, 2022

Dear LeiLani Leaston,

Congratulations! As a result of your academic achievement you have been named to the Dean’s List for Spring of 2022.

In order to be eligible for the Dean’s List in Spring of 2022, students in the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication had to achieve a semester Grade Point Average of 3.89 or better.

That threshold was determined by the top 16% of ...

Emily Satnowski Successfully Completes First Year of the Wilkes University Honors Program

WILKES-BARRE, PA -- Emily Satnowski of Piscataway, NJ successfully completed the first year of the Honors Program at Wilkes University. Satnowski is one of 43 students who joined the program for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Honors Program provides an enhanced interdisciplinary educational experience, which drives intellectual, professional and personal achievement. To ...

Thank You for Voting Column B

June 23, 2022

Gabrielle Cahill Piscataway Democratic Organization, Chair

An Open Letter of Thanks to the residents of Piscataway


Thank you for supporting the Column B Democrats!

Piscataway, as your Democratic Chair, I would like to extend my gratitude to you, for sending your mail-in ballots, voting early, and coming out for the Tuesday, June 7th primary election to exercise your right to ...

Saint Augustine of Canterbury School of South Brunswick to Host the 2nd Annual Daniel Anderl “Love is Light” 5K Event

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, June 21 -- On Saturday, July 16th, Daniel Anderl’s legacy will be honored with the SECOND AND FINAL “LOVE IS LIGHT” 5K RUN/WALK<!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype
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Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

Woodbridge Charges 8 People for Illegal Fireworks

July 5, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A weekend crackdown on illegal fireworks resulted in police charging eight people with their possession and use, Mayor John E. McCormac said today.

Meanwhile, police detectives are continuing to investigate two weekend fires that reportedly resulted from the use of illegal fireworks, the mayor said in a prepared statement.

One of those fires was a fully-engulfed ...

Scenes from Sayreville's Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Borough of Sayreville celebrated America's 246th birthday with food, fun, and fireworks at Kennedy Park on Sunday, July 3, 2022.

After having the celebration postponed from its originally planned Saturday debate, Sayreville Recreation put on a great show with a food truck festival, inflatables, 80s Revolution playing an energetic mix of hit songs, and, of course, a ...

George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Brunswick, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was this close to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ago with some noose ...

Singing, Documentary Discussion & More

Have you signed up for Summer Reading yet? Programs are available for all ages - join the fun this summer! 

Find out how to get started: 

for ...

They Did It! Congratulate Class of 2022 Graduates with Milestones on TAPinto Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Celebrate your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and free way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos. 

Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  Additionally, you can ...

Rutgers to Offer Flexible Work Arrangements

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will implement flexible work arrangements for employees as part of a new extensive program that draws from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rutgers Future of Work initiative, announced last week by President Jonathan Holloway, builds on the flexibility and innovation that kept the university operating throughout the pandemic.

“Managing the ...

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Piscataway, NJ – Joanne (Ventimiglia) Caponegro, 78, passed away at her home on Friday, June ...
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Deer Gives Birth in Westfield Backyard. What to Do if You See Baby Deer

July 5, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — It hadn’t been on his must-see list, but he saw a deer give birth anyway.

It happened right in his backyard last week, Tremont Avenue resident Mitch Slater told TAPinto Westfield.

“It certainly wasn’t on my bucket list to watch a deer give birth, but I did, and it was absolutely incredible,” Slater said. “Props to the ...

Shoplifters Haul $50K in Merchandise from Clark Target, Police Say (Video)

CLARK, NJ — The Clark Target store was the scene of a shoplifting haul worth more than $50K this week, according to police.

In a release to the public on Friday, the Clark PD said two suspects, a male and female, stayed in the store’s restrooms until after closing on Tuesday night before emerging into the store dressed in vests impersonating overnight employees.

The duo ...

Things to do in and around Franklin this weekend (Independence Day Fireworks!)

SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans for this weekend? If not.

Check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township. If you have an upcoming event let us know, by emailing

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Independence Day Celebration Franklin Days Series: Independence Day Celebration

The Franklin Days Series continues with the ...

Ms. Marvel Episode 3- Kamala v.s the Djinns

July 4, 2022

NEW JERSEY/MARVEL UNIVERSE - In the third episode of the Ms. Marvel series, the show begins to produce a coming-of-age film along familial complications that vary from financial issues to debating on helping superhumans go back to their home using interdimensional travel. In this episode Kamala receives much-needed information on her powers and her family’s history in British occupied ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Bad Teen Behaviors? Listen more!

Do your teen's behaviors drive you over the edge? The worse the behavior, the more you need to listen.

Difficult behaviors can mean your child is struggling with something, not necessarily trying to give you a hard time. They don't wake up in the morning and think, "How can I make Mom/Dad miserable today?"

There's an underlying feeling: sadness, frustration, rage, ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

Opportunities for Job/Career Seekers, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, etc. in NJ (and Elsewhere, Too!)

Today on Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on a communications medium that exists just about everywhere around the world: RADIO!!

In this episode, we’re going to learn about such things as podcasting and the Internet’s impact on the radio industry, how radio in the United States differs from radio elsewhere, and where radio’s future lies. Perhaps most importantly, ...

Is It Time for YOU to Use a Personal Stylist?

Today, more and more people are turning to personal styling consultants to improve their image, their self-esteem, and their chances for success in romance or their careers. And it’s no longer just the rich and the famous—like celebrities—who are doing this.

In Part of 1 of this two-part series, we’re going to learn about what sparked the growth in this trend, what ...