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Why Do New Jersey Dogs Bark with a Southern Accent?

May 20, 2021

Ben was caged with 16 other dogs in the back of a windowless van as it departed Tennessee on Feb. 9, where outside temperatures reached a high of 57. 

Ben at the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, after being surrendered by former owner.  Courtesy of TVHS.

At 6 a.m. the next day the van pulled around to the back of a large building and parked near a team of people prepared to ...

From Shelter Pup to Crimefighter: NJ Shelter Rescue Finds Home with PD

WESTAMPTON, NJ — The Burlington County Animal Shelter has a record of success in finding forever homes for the animals they love and care for, but it is not every day that one of their rescues also lands a job as a bona fide crime-fighter.

Then again Arrow is not your typical rescue dog.

The young Belgian Malinois, who was surrendered to the Burlington County Animal Shelter in ...

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Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

NJSC, NAACP Issue Statement Opposing Land Use Variance to Construct Proposed Warehouse across from Randolphville School in Piscataway

TO:  Piscataway Township Council   

Dear Council Members:

This is a statement presented in formal opposition to the land use variance that you are considering in order to permit the construction of a large new warehouse across the street from the Randolphville K-3 Elementary School. The school is already in close proximity to three other warehouses. The construction of ...

Second Street Youth Center Full STEAM AHEAD Enrichment Summer Program Returns with New Enrichment Component

June 15, 2021

Every summer, low-income youth lose two to three months of reading and math aptitude while their higher-income peers make slight gains in both areas.

We are excited to be once again supporting the kids of SSYC with the knowledge and tools they need to thrive in a world of technology during our Full STEAM Ahead Summer Camp starting July 1st!

Summer STEAM Camp is provided for children between ...

Community Group Launches Transparency, Access and Public Engagement (TAPE) Voter Initiative

Piscataway, NJ — The Piscataway Progressive Democratic Organization announced the launch of a voter initiative to expand community involvement and increase accountability in key municipal meetings and decisions. The Transparency, Access and Public Engagement (TAPE) ordinance would mandate that the Township record, broadcast and use streaming services for all Township Council, ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

New Brunswick Police Issue Missing Person Alert for Missing City Man

June 22, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing city man.

Jonathan D’Enjoy-Pozuelo, 40, was last seen on June 12 in the area of Remsen Avenue, according to an alert from the New Brunswick Police Department.

He’s described as a “missing at-risk person” by police.

He is 6 feet tall, weighs 200 pounds and is ...

Twin Sisters are Valedictorian, Salutatorian at New Brunswick High School

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The tears of happiness flowed down the mother’s face.

Her daughter, Stephanie, had just been announced as the valedictorian of the New Brunswick High School Class of 2021.

Stephanie’s sister, Nathalie, was just named the salutatorian.

For Rosa Maria Gonzalez, there was no sense trying to hold back the pride of having twin daughters finish at the top ...

2 East Brunswick Police Officers to Receive NJSACOP Valor Award

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) has awarded its prestigious 2021 Valor Award to township Police Officers Ryan Hensperger and Robert Thuring for preventing a suicide attempt that also threatened the safety of New Jersey Turnpike motorists.

Chief Frank LoSacco credited Officers Hensperger and Thuring with stopping a distraught ...

Did you know you can list Service Schedules, Church Activities and other Non-Profit events on the TAPinto Community Calendar for FREE?

TAPinto invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Community Calendar.

 You can submit content through our website by clicking on the “Submit Content” button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu where you will find the "Calendar Events" ...

Rutgers Set to Resume Basketball Rivalry with Seton Hall on Dec. 12

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The annual men’s basketball matchup between Rutgers and Seton Hall returns for the 2021-22 season as the two teams face off in the Garden State Hardwood Classic.

The game is slated for Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark. 

Rutgers defeated then-No. 22 ranked Seton Hall, 68-48 in front of a sold-out crowd at the RAC on Dec. 14, 2019 in the ...

Obituaries

Dominic Gruver II, 25 passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in ...
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Bruce W. Coburger, 66, died in New Brunswick on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  He had suffered a ...
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New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

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

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Former NJ Middle School Drama Teacher, Theater Director Charged with Sexual Contact with a Student

June 22, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Ronald Wells, 69, who was employed by the Summit Public School District for nearly 25 years as a theater teacher at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School prior to retiring on June 30, 2018, has been arrested and charged with committing criminal offenses of a sexual nature against a student while on school grounds several years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor ...

From New Brunswick to Trenton: Persichilli Will Have Building Named After Her

NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.

The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Persichilli, who was known as Judy Mella when she ...

Somerville Elks Flag Day Salutes American Traditions, US Veterans

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 celebrated Flag Day Friday night at the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse, a red, white and blue tribute to the symbol of a nation and the men and women who have served the country in the Armed Forces since the time of the Revolutionary War.

Entertainment was provided by the E-Boro Bandits, whose non-stop ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, June 22, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

The Lowdown on Pronouns

Education

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Sat, June 26, 12:30 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

New Jersey Historical Storytelling Festival

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, June 30, 10:00 AM

Riverside Park, Piscataway

Piscataway Senior Center Outdoor Picnic

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Rediscovering 'Lift Every Voice And Sing," The Hymn That Became an Anthem

June 20, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — As many Americans are only recently learning about Juneteenth, a celebration that has been part of the American experience since 1866, they are also discovering the hymn, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a song with roots dating back to 1900. 

When NJ Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation in Cape May NJ in 2020 making Juneteenth a state holiday, many ...

And They're Off

The other day China fired three astronauts into space. This occurred just as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he too was shooting himself into outer space.

This got me thinking, how did we get here and where exactly are we going?

So today, as a public service, I give to you:

A Brief History of the Race in Space

October, 1957. The manmade satellite, Sputnik 1, sends the very ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...

Anyone Like to Eat? Listen to What an Expert Says about Food Industry Trends

Hi everyone!

Please join me for Part I of this two-part Looking Forward episode with food industry expert, Dave Joachim. In Part I, Dave speaks about some of the latest trends in the food industry, including which foods are popular, dieting, food delivery services, and COVID 19's impact on food. Dave should know. He's authored, edited, or collaborated on more than ...

Want to Hear What an International Expert on Travel Has to Say About Travel Trends, Opportunities, and the Future?

Hi everyone. Are you or someone you care about a traveler? Then you'll definitely want to hear what syndicated travel columnist, author, and travel-consumer advocate, Christopher Elliott has to say in this episode of Looking Forward!

Chris provides expert insights on the big changes over time in the travel/hospitality industry, where things are now, and ...