Fashion First Workshops, Helping Aspiring Young Designers Build Confidence

May 17, 2017

MADISON, NJ—Making your own clothing isn’t easy. With the help of Renée Nesbitt-Baird and Fashion First Workshops, kids can learn to sew and create their own garments in no time.

“Fashion First Workshops is a program that teaches (students) the fundamental skills to not only learn how to sew and design, but also to build self-esteem,” said Nesbitt, who is also ...

Career Networking Group: The Secret to an Effective Marketing Message

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Does your “elevator pitch” grab the listener’s attention, leaving them wanting to know more about you? Many job seekers, and even consultants and business owners, miss the boat with their marketing messages, trying hard to inform the listener and finding that no one cares.

Developing an effective marketing message is one of the most important things ...

Rail Coalition Meeting to Feature Updates on One Seat Ride, Hudson River Tunnel, Penn Station & Other Projects

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ  – There have been many reports on the difficulty of traveling New Jersey Transit lately, but there may be some relief on the way.  

Legislators, elected officials, transportation professionals and the public are invited to the next meeting of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition on Monday, May 15, starting at 6 p.m. at the Cranford ...

UPDATE: Scotch Plains Farmer’s Market Opening Now May 20

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Farmers Market, organized by the Scotch Plains Business & Professionals Association, will return for its 25th year on Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The open-air market will be open in the Municipal Lot (430 Park Ave. in downtown Scotch Plains) every Saturday until November, unless otherwise mentioned.

"Our popular, open-air ...

South Plainfield Walgreens Announces Permanent Closure

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Walgreens Pharmacy located at 140 South Plainfield Avenue is shuttering its doors effective June 8, 2017. Walgreens posted signs on all of its doors, outside its building and handed out information to customers notifying the public of the closure.   

Walgreens pharmacy customers were notified their pharmacy record would be available at the Walgreens ...

TAPinto Founder, Mike Shapiro, Speaks of Future of Media at Recent Suburban Chamber of Commerce Meeting

SUMMIT, NJ - Michael Shapiro, Chairman of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce, had a dual role as the speaker -- providing the state of the changing world of media -- at this month's First Friday networking breakfast at the Grand Summit Hotel. 

Shapiro, Founder and CEO of, told the room of 40 local businessmen that media is changing dramatically. Hard copy ...

Houdini Pizza Laboratory in Fanwood Serves Magic on a Plate

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Harry Houdini had the rare ability to make the impossible seem effortless and became the greatest magician of all-time. We share this level of commitment and a remarkable flavor for life with Houdini.

The original Houdini Pizza opened in Ridgewood, Queens, not far from Houdini's final resting place. It features a wood-burning brick oven  that produces ...

PLAINFIELD: What You Need to Know if You Ride NJ TRANSIT

PLAINFIELD, NJ - If you ride the train from Plainfield or Netherwood into New York, Amtrak is instituting changes that are going to impact your NJ TRANSIT commute.  Officials have announced plans to fast-track infrastructure work that will likely cause commuters additional delays. 

In an April 27th release, Amtrak outlined initiatives to improve New York Penn Station that will ...

Plainfield's Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelpment Plan Reviewed

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Planning Board met at the duCret School of Art to review the JFK Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelopment Plan on Monday evening.

Chairman Ron Scott Bey explained to the crowd of about thirty residents that only the plan would be vetted to determine the types of uses for the Muhlenberg site.  He noted that the plan would then have to go to City Council members, ...

TAPinto Your Neighborhood With TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

PLAINFIELD, NJ - launched a free TAPinto App recently for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive ...

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Promote Equal Pay for Women Approved by Assembly

May 22, 2017

Bill Sponsored by Downey, Lampitt, Schaer, Houghtaling, Benson, Singleton, Muoio & DeAngelo

TRENTON, NJ - May 22, 2017 - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer, Eric Houghtaling, Dan Benson, Troy Singleton, Elizabeth Maher Muoio and Wayne DeAngelo to promote equal pay for women was approved Monday by the full Assembly.

Currently, in the ...