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Classical Pianist Richard Alston to Perform Sunday at Plainfield's St. Mark's Episcopal Church

May 11, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Richard Alston is the Minister of Music at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Plainfield. He said in this position, "I'm using the music to bring people closer to God and to Christ." He doesn't call it entertainment, but uses the music to spiritually uplift. "The music must always be joined with what's happening in the service." Alston and ...

Life-Sized Crucifix Blessed by Three Popes on Display at Jersey City Church

JERSEY CITY, NJ  – A nearly life-sized crucifix that has been blessed by three popes and numerous other clergy during an ongoing global pilgrimage will be on display at Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City through mid-May.  

All are invited to visit or pray before the Thanking Cross — also known as the Cross of Gratitude — before it moves to the next city in its ...

A tribute to Steve Stutski

EDISON, NJ - Family and friends of Steve Stutski gathered on a cloudy Saturday afternoon at Roosevelt Park in remembrance of his life and enshrined the name “Steve Stutski” on a park bench near the basketball courts. The same courts that are now named “The Steve Stutski Courts,” a tribute to Stutski’s love for the sport. He was in the “72 All Star Team, first ...

Ramadan Celebration Lights Up East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the solemn observance of Ramadan draws to a close this week, Muslims in East Brunswick will reflect on the Second Annual Ramadan lighting ceremony to commemorate the holy month that is celebrated by Muslims around the world.

To make Ramadan special, the East Brunswick Township hosted 2nd annual Ramadan lighting ceremony to commemorate the holy month that is ...

PHOTOS: Buddhist Faithful Celebrate 5th Annual Vesak Day in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of The Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of the Northeastern United States traveled to Piscataway High School on Sunday for their Fifth Annual Vesak Day Celebration.

The first time ever held in Piscataway, Vesak Day, the most important day for Buddhists around the world commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and the passing of Lord Buddha and is celebrated ...

Piscataway’s Muslim Center of Middlesex County Marks Ramadan with Interfaith Iftar Dinner

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Ramadan Mubarak! The Muslim greeting meaning “blessed Ramadan” is often heard throughout the month-long religious celebration.

As Muslims around the world break their daily fast during the holiest of holidays for the faithful, members of the Muslim Center of Middlesex County (MCMC) in Piscataway hosted an interfaith Iftar Dinner on April 11, bringing ...

TAPinto Mourns the Loss of Former Publisher and Editor Kathy Lloyd

ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchisee owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her. 

"We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto. “Kathy cared deeply about her community and about the importance of objective ...

Sunday is Palm Sunday, But What is Palm Sunday All About?

It is hard to believe, but this Sunday, April 10, (April 17 in the Eastern Church) we celebrate Palm Sunday.  You may ask "What is Palm Sunday?"  No longer in American society should we assume that all know the significance of the Holy Day on the Christian Calendar.

Palm Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into ...

United Reformed Church Hosts Central Jersey Walk for Ukraine on Main Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, The Church on Main is hosting the Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine to raise funds to support Ukrainian refugees.

The Central Jersey #Walk4Ukraine will take place on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. The walk will start and end at United Reformed Church, 100 W. Main St. and will include walking the town’s Main Street to show support and solidarity ...

Unitarian Minister Karen Johnston Follows the Journey of East Brunswick's "Lost Souls"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project, which honors the memory of those enslaved people and freemen caught up in the legal swirl of capture and transportation to harsher slave environments has learned that their application for 501c3 status had been officially approved by the federal government.  Approval is retroactive to our date of incorporation (December 21, ...


Lost Souls Public Memorial Project's 5th Annual Recitiation

May 3, 2022

The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project’s 5th Annual Recitation
May 22, 2022 from 4pm-6pm at the Community Arts Center
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ

Join us in person as we honor the Lost Souls through live performances, including African Drumming, Dance, Spoken Word and a Special Libation Ceremony.

Masks are encouraged. If you cannot attend in person, please view the ...


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Find Fund Flip, Real Estate Investing Seminar comes to Carteret, New Jersey on May 21!

May 13, 2022

Benz and JT Morel of Epic Level-Up Group present Find Fund Flip, a real estate seminar designed to GROW your business and your team in today's intense real estate market!

When: Saturday, May 21st, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Saint Demetrius Community Center, 691 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, New Jersey.

This great networking and educational opportunity are back by popular ...

Column A Democrats, Community Leaders Ask NJ Atty General to Investigate Piscataway's Closed Municipal Building

Piscataway, NJ -- On Tuesday, May 10, Democrats for Transparency and Fairness and progressive Piscataway Democratic Committee members asked the New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Director of the Division of Civil Rights to investigate the ongoing closure of the Piscataway Municipal Building. The letter seeks clarification of the underlying legal authority that the Mayor, ...

Cedar Hill Prep School OPEN HOUSE

SOMERSET, NJ - The Office of Admission cordially invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families. The Open House will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, and students as well as tour our beautiful campus.

This is a unique opportunity to hear more about our philosophy and approach to whole child development, our ...

Scenes from the Sayreville Fishing Derby

May 15, 2022

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville's popular fishing derby, hosted by the Sayreville Recreation Department, returned on Saturday, May 14, with more than 100 young fishing enthusiasts (and a few parents, too).

Recreation director Brian Van Dongen told TAPintoRaritan Bay that he was pleased that the event had come back strongly following a two-year COVID-inflicted suspension.

"It's a ...

The Lost Souls Memorial Project Invites All to the Fifth Annual Recitation of Names

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In her powerful piece, The Site of Memory, the late Toni Morrison wrote, “You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. "Floods" is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be.” ...

Political Elite, Rutgers Powerhouses Help Launch LeGrand Coffee House in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Of all the Saturday ribbon-cuttings in all the towns in all of New Jersey, they walk into mine.

That had to be the thinking of Eric LeGrand, as he watched a steady stream of the state’s political elite and Rutgers powerhouses stop into the LeGrand Coffee House on May 14 to join in the celebration.

LeGrand – a Colonia High grad who first made a ...

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LeGrand Coffee House Opens Today

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand is tackling his newest challenge with today’s grand opening of LeGrand Coffee House on Green Street, near the town’s commuter train station.

Expected to attend the 11 am ribbon cutting are Gov Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy, Mayor John McCormac and a host of other state and local officials.

The menu at LeGrand ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, May 17, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, PISCATAWAY

Healthcare Special Enrollment Webinar

Business & Finance Health & Wellness


Sat, May 21, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook


Arts & Entertainment


Thu, May 26, 6:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Fulfilling Our Nation's Promise

Giving Back Government


Sat, May 28, 12:00 PM

Piscataway Community Center, Piscataway

Raritan Rapids Opening Weekend

Arts & Entertainment


Elizabeth “Donna” Annunziata, 59, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the ...
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Camden Cop Dies in Off-Duty Crash

May 15, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — The off-duty death of a 22-year-old Camden County police officer in a motorcycle accident has stunned and saddened his fellow officers, his police chief and many community leaders.

Officer Daniel B. Adler died after his motorcycle apparently collided with a car at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 on Haddonfield-Berlin Road, near McIntosh Road, in Cherry Hill. The accident remains ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do, and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

Legal RunAround Kicks Off Five-Day Memorial Day Weekend in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has earned a well-deserved reputation for putting on a show as evidenced by the swirl of events taking place over five days during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Register online at

The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath forced cancellation of most of these events the past two years and organizers have worked overtime to regroup and ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Helping Teens Learn Life's Lessons

Do you find it hard to have any credibility with your teen? Join the club. They can't yet see that we know anything worth knowing.

That's because they're on a quest to figure everything out for themselves. You can't possibly understand what they're going through... so they say.

And I say, let them. This is their time for exploration, self-discovery, mistakes and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

If This Isn't You....

Hi everyone. Today we’ll be discussing something that directly affects a significant percentage of the estimated 1.2 BILLION people around the world who have disabilities. ff you are not one of these individuals, odds are they are one of your family members or friends.

I’m speaking about those who have “invisible” disabilities. In other words, they don’t use an ...

Religious Beliefs Around the World:

Hello, TAPinto readers and listeners! In Part 1 of this two-part series, we spoke about how people’s religious affiliations have evolved over the past few decades, which religions are growing in numbers, and why that may be.

In Part 2 of this two-part series, we’re going to take a look at such things as what impact COVID has had on people’s religious beliefs, what the ...