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Local Rescue Squad Creates and Distributes PPE

August 14, 2020

In the early stages of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a local EMS agency, River Road Rescue Squad (RRRS) of Piscataway, NJ, immediately recognized the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) that many organizations would suffer from as the spread of the virus continued to worsen. Agency members across the state questioned their own health and safety as conditions became more and more ...

Pallone Leads New Jersey Delegation Demand for Trump Administration to Continue Full Support for National Guard

LONG BRANCH, NJ — Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) led the entire New Jersey delegation in the U.S. of Representatives in demanding that the Trump Administration reverse its decision to cut federal funding for the National Guard. In a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, the Members expressed concern about ...

Somerville’s The Floor is Yours Dance Center Hosts Free Classes in the Park

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Floor is Yours Dance Center, Somerville’s newest dance studio is holding free outdoor classes at Exchange Field in Carol Pager Park every Saturday throughout July and August.

Dancers of all ages and abilities are invited to ‘unleash their confidence’ through Pilates, Zumba or Yoga instruction. Certified dance instructors will share their passion and ...

Back in the Swim of Things…South Plainfield Community Pool Opens Saturday

August 14, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 'wade' is over with the South Plainfield Community Pool set to open Saturday, August 15th  and those looking to visit the new, state-of-the-art facility may do so beginning at 11 a.m.. 

"I am confident that when residents come and see the new pool they are going to be 'wowed,'" said Borough Administrator Glenn ...

East Brunswick's Superintendent Valeski Speaks at Murphy Daily Briefing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today announced that districts across the state may begin a hybrid format of instruction that involves students returning to the school buildings for in-person instruction.  "We are fully committed to getting this right," said Murphy.

Dr. Victor Valeski, East Brunswick Superintendent of Schools, was one of two district ...

DEVCO To Be Designated Developer of Cancer Hospital, School in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Brunswick Development Corporation is in line to be designated as the developer for the state's first free-standing cancer hospital.

DEVCO, a private nonprofit urban real estate development company, is also slated to be named the developer for a new school and a parking deck that will also be part of the project at the Middlesex County Improvement Authority's ...

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TAPinto Offers Special Introductory Packages

Our Special Introductory Packages provide our local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns.  For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3gi5QJ7

New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

Rutgers Awarded $29M in Federal Coronavirus Aid

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is in line to get the lion’s share of the $150 million or so in federal aid earmarked for the state’s public and private colleges and universities – most of whom have suffered deep financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Phil Murphy and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education will be sending Rutgers-New Brunswick a ...

Obituaries

Allan Alvarez, 42, died on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. Born in ...
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Piscataway, NJ — Sharyn J. (Lauricella) Hargadon, 72, passed away on August 11, 2020 at the ...
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TAPinto Reporters Recognized with Garden State Journalism Association Awards

August 14, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Each year, the Garden State Journalists Association (GSJA) honors the best in print, online and broadcast journalism and, for 2020, TAPinto was recognized for excellence in reporting with six Memorial Journalism Awards.

For 2020, Victoria Caruso of TAPinto South Plainfield earned two awards. She placed second in the 'print ...

First Time in 5 Months: COVID-19 Numbers Unchanged Overnight in Somerset County

SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the first time since Somerset County began compiling statistics on COVID-19 in early March, there were no new cases of the virus or deaths reported overnight.

For the second day in a row, the Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 4,761 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus along with 489 deaths since the first ...

SEALs Swim Hudson in Support of Veterans

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to duplicate or exceed last year’s fundraising total of $200,000, a team of 72 U.S. Navy SEALs, joined by several veterans and military supporters, swam across the Hudson River last week.

Along the route, the SEALs stopped at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to perform 100 pushups in honor of America's liberties, and 22 pull ups in recognition of 22 ...

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Sat, August 15, 12:00 PM

The McCovic Foundation, Piscataway

McCovic Foundation's First Annual Bookbag & ...

Education Giving Back

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Sat, August 15, 12:00 PM

Rocky Point State Park, Warwick

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5 Back-to-School Tips for Parents During the Pandemic

August 13, 2020

Gearing up for the start of the 2020–2021 school year amid the pandemic has presented new challenges for parents. Many are looking for ways to help alleviate concerns about sending children back to schools safely, choosing between virtual, stay-at-home instruction or hybrid plans that limit the number of in-person days spent with teachers and classmates.

To offer some guidance, TAPinto ...

The Beat Goes On

"In matters of the heart it is always better to want something you don't have than to have something you don't want."
~ Patti LaBelle

Something Old

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially wearing a mask. Especially from six feet away.

My daughter, after weathering separation from her first real love while away at school, discovered that their virtual relationship apart ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Darlene Cullen of TAPinto South Plainfield

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of August 2020 is Darlene Cullen, who owns and operates TAPinto South Plainfield.  With a background in business development, Cullen has built a profitable online local news business while providing high-quality, objective local news for the residents of South Plainfield.   

Q. Why did you want to franchise a ...