Budget 2021: Fire Department, Health & Social Services

Budget deliberations continue. On tonight's agenda:

  • Fire Department
  • Department of Health & Social Services

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Budget deliberations continue. On tonight's agenda:

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EDISON,NJ-- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison are celebrating their own divisional Spirit Week from May 3-7. Students are having a blast embracing daily themes to begin the home stretch of this unprecedented school year in style.

The week kicked off with Match a Friend Monday on which students joined up to four friends with matching outfits. Teachers joined the ...

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“We received our butterflies as caterpillars and watched them form chrysalis as they ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Wins Golf Course Design Contest

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More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

May 6, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

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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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Joseph Behr Earns 2021 Hampshire Honor Society Recognition

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Behr was among ...

Plainfield Students from PAAAS and PHS Will Present Findings of Youth Action Research Projects/Estudiantes de PAAAS y PHS Presentarán los Resultados de su Investigación Bajo el Programa Youth Participatory Action Research

April 30, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Students in the Social Studies classes at the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) and Plainfield High School (PHS) who participated in this year’s Youth Participatory Action Research Project, (YPAR) will be presenting the findings of their research during a webinar on Wednesday, May 5, at 6:15 p.m. that is open to the community.  

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A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s mother sewed a special Gracie-sized police chief uniform, and the chief asked Gracie if ...

Rebuilding the arts will help heal us

April 23, 2021

Our culture and society has been under attack now for over a year. One of the basic aspects of what makes us Americans, what makes us human, what connects us to each other has been taken away. It has been assaulted by a virus, and eroded by the needed response to it. Our shared communal experiences of singing and dancing together at a concert; seeing a story magically set to song before our eyes ...

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

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

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Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

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My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

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        Cassie McGlone needs to start over, escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend, and establish a business of her own. An independent woman, Cassie moves to Chadwick, New Jersey (a fictional town somewhere near Morristown) ...

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We can’t quibble that Kristin Hannah is one of the most respected authors on the contemporary scene. Her new book, The Four Winds, is number 1 on the New York Times Book Review. Hannah is a wonderful storyteller, who frequently uses the theme of the importance of family in our lives, which is a universal theme, ...

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I am skeptical of the true crime genre because so much of it is poorly written and sells for its sensationalistic value rather than its literary worth. The only decent book that I have read about Charles Manson and ...

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Lisa Lillien is a good friend of mine. Oh, I have met her only once in person at a book signing at Wegman’s in Woodbridge, NJ, but I get an e-mail from her every week day from hungrygirl.com. I feel like I know Lisa well because she thinks like I ...

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DalBon realized Olivia was ...