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What We're Reading: More Evaluations of 'American Urbanist'

September 17, 2022

Princeton, NJ –Some readers may wonder if we really read the articles or books that we recommend in our weekly “What Are We Reading” columns. The truth is that we actually do skim (rather than read closely) some of our recommendations. We figure that other readers may find them interesting even if we don’t.

This week we have three pieces that we have read pretty ...

More Magic For Followers of Princeton Basketball

Princeton, NJ -- One thing about any event involving Princeton University’s basketball program, there is always the chance for some unexpected drama or a memorable moment. That was the case when I first saw the Princeton’s basketball team in action many years ago. And it was also the case the most recent time I caught up with the Princeton basketball family – just a few days ...

What We're Reading: Will Clicks Replace Content as the Measure of Journalistic Excellence?

Princeton, NJ –If we hadn’t clicked on a link in a tweet from our friend Ed Tenner, the cultural historian and author, we never would have known about a recently published and very timely book from the Princeton University Press. The book is All the News That’s Fit to Click: How Metrics Are Transforming the Work of Journalists, written by Rutgers professor Caitlin Petre

The ...

The Hartshorne Family Food Legacy -- How It All Began

September 16, 2022

Princeton, NJ -- My last story for TAPinto Princeton was about my Mama's 91st birthday bash and my preparations for it. But the more I wrote about the party, the more I realized that a better subject was my mother herself. So here’s her amazing story, and it’s got food angles all through it.

Valerie Hartshorne, born 1931, was never much of a cook in her early life. She got ...

What's on the Agenda? Princeton Council and School Board Go Head to Head

September 25, 2022

Princeton, NJ –The observance of Rosh Hashanah on Monday, September 26, has created an interesting consequence for this week’s meeting schedule. Princeton Council’s regular meeting moves to Tuesday, September 27, starting a half hour before the Board of Education’s monthly meeting. Both meetings will be held in person, the first meeting the School Board has had in-person ...

What We're Reading: Should the MUTCD Be the Final Word on Road Design?

Princeton, NJ –As we reported earlier this week, several Jefferson Road residents wonder why their intersection with busy Wiggins Street doesn’t have a marked crosswalk, when similar T intersections at Madison and Vandeventer do have marked crosswalks.

Princeton assistant engineer Jim Purcell offered some insight in a follow-up TAPinto article.

First, Purcell noted, there are ...

There's More to a Crosswalk than a Bucket of White Paint -- Princeton Official Responds to Pedestrian Concerns

Princeton, NJ – Why do some crosswalks get marked with white “zebra” stripes while others do not? That question was raised earlier this week in letters to the editor from two Jefferson Road residents, who questioned by the intersection of Jefferson with Wiggins Street was not marked for pedestrian crossings, while almost identical ones at Madison and Wiggins and at Vandeventer ...

Princeton Weekend Update: Time to Kick Off the Fall Season

September 22, 2022

Princeton, NJ -- It’s the first weekend of the fall – time for some football and two hometown teams will be in action.

On Friday night, September 23, Princeton High School celebrates its homecoming weekend with a game against Bishop Eustace Prep. The Little Tigers are still looking for their first win of the season. The games will mark another milestone in the return to a ...

Cranbury Coffee House Features a Night of Music, Storytelling and Great Coffee

Cranbury, NJ -- Holy Grounds Coffee House, part of Cranbury Church's First Friday Series, will be held on Friday, October 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and desserts. Music begins at 7 p.m.

This month's musical guest is "Jim Winder and the Race" who will be presenting "Journey to the Celestial City," a live, storytelling concert event based on the ...

Princeton Adult School Is Back With Classes for Professional & Personal Development and Just Plain Fun

September 20, 2022

Princeton, NJ – School’s back, live and in-person, and not just for kids. This fall, starting Tuesday, October 11, the Princeton Adult School will be offering its diverse and eclectic curriculum in person for the first time since the spring of 2020.

As board president Martha Friedman notes in a letter on the Adult School’s website, in addition to the in-person classes at ...

Change May Be Looming for Former Choir College Campus

Princeton, NJ – In what areas of town would you like to see some changes? In those areas what kind of changes would you prefer? Princeton residents are invited to respond to those two questions at Princeton Future’s listening session on Saturday, September 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Princeton United Methodist Church. Click here for details.

In some areas of town, however, the ...

21 Seniors From Princeton-Based High Schools Named National Merit Semifinalists

Princeton, NJ – Twenty-one seniors from Princeton-based high schools have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These seniors now have an opportunity to compete for scholarship awards that will be presented later in the school year.

To become a Finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Conference In Princeton Focuses on Role of State Legislatures In Combatting Climate Change

September 14, 2022

Fourteen state legislators – seven from Germany, seven from the United States – have been meeting at the Nassau Inn and at Princeton University from September 13 through Saturday, September 17, to exchange ideas about how state governments can play a crucial role in tackling climate change.

Two legislators from New Jersey – State Senator Andrew Zwicker (D-16) and Assembly ...

Capital Health Launches Neighborhood Initiative in Partnership with Trenton Health Team

September 23, 2022

Trenton, NJ - Capital Health, one of the area’s largest employers and a provider of health care in the Trenton community for over 125 years, announced earlier this week an initiative to spearhead significant investment in the community surrounding its flagship hospital on Brunswick Avenue in Trenton. In addition to announcing the new Trenton Neighborhood Initiative, Capital Health ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Princeton Future Seeks Community Input on Areas of Potential Change

September 14, 2022

Princeton Future, the non-profit organization that promotes community engagement in the town’s planning process, will hold another in its series of listening meetings on Saturday, September 17, from 9 to noon at the Princeton United Methodist Church on Nassau Street at Vandeventer.

The meeting, free and open to the public, will be a follow-up to Princeton Future’s April 30 meeting, ...

What's on the Agenda? Princeton Council and School Board Go Head to Head

September 25, 2022

Princeton, NJ –The observance of Rosh Hashanah on Monday, September 26, has created an interesting consequence for this week’s meeting schedule. Princeton Council’s regular meeting moves to Tuesday, September 27, starting a half hour before the Board of Education’s monthly meeting. Both meetings will be held in person, the first meeting the School Board has had in-person ...

What We're Reading: Should the MUTCD Be the Final Word on Road Design?

Princeton, NJ –As we reported earlier this week, several Jefferson Road residents wonder why their intersection with busy Wiggins Street doesn’t have a marked crosswalk, when similar T intersections at Madison and Vandeventer do have marked crosswalks.

Princeton assistant engineer Jim Purcell offered some insight in a follow-up TAPinto article.

First, Purcell noted, there are ...

There's More to a Crosswalk than a Bucket of White Paint -- Princeton Official Responds to Pedestrian Concerns

Princeton, NJ – Why do some crosswalks get marked with white “zebra” stripes while others do not? That question was raised earlier this week in letters to the editor from two Jefferson Road residents, who questioned by the intersection of Jefferson with Wiggins Street was not marked for pedestrian crossings, while almost identical ones at Madison and Wiggins and at Vandeventer ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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Learn more about “Sisters with Transistors” and Morven’s Garden Grotto

September 15, 2022

Morven Museum & Garden’s October programs kick off with a watch party of the 2020 documentary Sisters with Transistors, a celebration of the women who pioneered electronic music. This hybrid event will be held on Thursday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. Laurie Spiegel, groundbreaking composer and computer programmer who worked at Bell Labs in the 1970s, is scheduled to appear for a virtual ...

Enjoy Outdoor Harvest Meal and Music at Historical Society’s Night Under the Stars

The Historical Society of Princeton will host its annual Night Under the Stars, celebrating the outdoor farm experience, on Saturday, September 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Updike Farmstead. Featuring its beloved “boots and blue jeans” flair, the event is a festival of local food, drink, and talent, all in an unparalleled historic setting.

The evening begins with craft cocktails ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Healthy Living

Healthy for Halloween: Best Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

The leaves fall as the warm weather turns colder, and tank tops give way to sweaters and crewnecks. As the seasons shift, so do cravings for a warmer, thicker theme to our favorite food and drinks. However, nothing tastes as delicious across the seasons as a crisp, ripe, and perfectly excellent fruit or vegetable. That refreshing, sweet taste is just as pristine no matter in what season you ...

Why You Should Consider Working Out in the Morning

Making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you try to make too many changes simultaneously. Research suggests that morning exercise may help you accomplish some of your other health goals.

Keep reading to learn the potential benefits of getting in an early workout.

Curb Your Cravings 

While there’s more research to be done, morning exercise ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Featured in 'Two Minutes with TAPinto'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — You can learn more about TAPinto owners and publishers in their own words, in "Two Minutes with TAPinto."

September featured Jackie Lieberman, owner/publisher of TAPinto Westfield.

August featured Bruno Tedeschi, co-owner/publisher of TAPinto Newark and TAPinto Camden.

Both tell their TAPinto story and unique background in two minutes.

In all, ...