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South Amboy Navy Officer Is Part of 'Silent Service'

October 14, 2021

KINGS BAY, GA -- A South Amboy native is stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, home port to all East Coast ballistic-missile and guided-missile submarines.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Colin Jannuzzi, a 2010 South Amboy Middle High School graduate, joined the Navy eight years ago.

Today, he serves as a missile technician, whose responsibilities include maintaining weapon ...

Upcoming PSE&G Road Work in Sayreville

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on Manor Street between South Pine Avenue and its end.

This work coincides with the utility’s citywide effort to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner and more efficient. While residents and businesses may experience temporary road closures, ...

Sayreville Centennial Celebration to Continue at Historical Society

SAYREVILLE -- The Sayreville HIstorical Society will continue the Centennial 100 Celebration at the Museum on Sat., Oct. 9, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Museum will be open and special displays will be outside as well.

At 12 p.m. the Sayreville War Memorial High School ROTC will present the colors to open the day. There will be special guests throughout the event, ...

Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) to Host Open House Sun, Oct. 17

October 15, 2021

METUCHEN, NJ – The doors to Saint Joseph High School will open to the public on Sunday, October 17, for prospective students and their families to get an inside look at day-to-day life on campus.  The Open House runs  from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and will provide visitors the opportunity to meet students, faculty, parents and administrators of the school.

With over 40 ...

Rutgers Prep Opens State-of-the-Art Bloomberg Financial Lab

SOMERSET, NJ – Rutgers Preparatory students now have access to a state-of-the-art information platform through the recent addition of a Bloomberg Financial Lab on the school's Somerset campus. 

"What we are trying to do is give our students real-world skills and access to real-world data and information," said Robert Kuchar, an economics, U.S. history, ...

South Brunswick Schools Warn about 'Devious Lick' TikTok Challenge

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick School District has sent out a letter to parents warning them of a series of TikTok challenges that may be dangerous and harmful, commonly known as ‘Devious Licks.’ School districts across the state have been sending out similar letters outlining the monthly challenges and warning students of the consequences.

The letter was sent out to ...

Gov. Murphy Takes Part in Groundbreaking For $665M Hub Project

October 14, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway announced today the creation of the Rutgers Translational Research facility that will constitute the backbone of the New Jersey Innovation & Technology Hub.

Not only will the State University create a space where its innovations can be developed and brought to market, but as TAPinto New Brunswick first reported on Wednesday, the ...

Rutgers to Move Medical School to The Hub; Groundbreaking Ceremony Set For Thursday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is expected to announce it will be investing hundreds of millions of dollars in translational research and medical education when ground is broken for the New Jersey Technology and Innovation Hub on Thursday morning.

TAPinto New Brunswick has learned that the investment by the State University will expand the original scope of the project, which has often been ...

Late County Commissioner Armwood Receives Middlesex College's Highest Honor

EDISON, NJ - Kenneth Armwood, the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Deputy Director who died earlier this year at age 46, has been awarded the highest honor bestowed by Middlesex College.

Armwood was posthumously given the Paige D. L’Hommedieu Award during a ceremony held on the college's Edison campus September 23.

The award is given to an individual who embodies the ...

Unforgettable Fire Wins First Episode of Clash of the Cover Bands

October 13, 2021

FANWOOD, NJ -- Unforgettable Fire, a band that pays tribute to U2's Bono (Anthony Russo), The Edge (Mick Normoyle), Adam Clayton (Fanwood's own Craig Kiell), and Larry Mullen Jr. (George Levesanos) emerged victorious in the first episode of E!'s new competition show, Clash of the Cover Bands, on Wednesday evening.

The theme of the evening was "Stadium Rockers" ...

New Jersey Resident Competes on E!'s 'Clash of the Cover Bands' Weds, Oct. 13

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident Craig Kiell, the bassist in U2 tribute band Unforgettable Fire, will perform with his bandmates on E!'s Clash of the Cover Bands, a new competition show that premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 13, on the cable network.

The show will be hosted by Stephen "tWitch" Boss, the 2008 runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance and Ellen DeGeneres's ...

Southside Johnny to Headline 'Pig Gig' in Scotch Plains to Battle Rare Form of Cancer on Sun, Oct. 24

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The legendary Southside Johnny will headline Pig Gig 6, a benefit for the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation, which will be held on Sun., Oct. 24 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Italian American Club in Scotch Plains.

Occurring for the sixth year, the Pig Gig will have multiple musical performers throughout the event:

Blue Americana
The Lonesome Pines
James ...

Fall Food Truck Festival to Benefit Sayreville Middle School PTO

October 12, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville Middle School PTO will host a Fall Food Truck Festival on Friday, October 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Sayreville Middle School grounds.

The food trucks include:

Latin Bites -- Delicious Puerto Rican and Cuban fusion cuisine
Mexi Boys -- Traditional Mexican and vegan food
Greece Lightning -- Serving Greek souvlaki and gyro ...

Bark For Life in Old Bridge on Oct. 17

October 15, 2021

OLD BRIDGE, NJ -- American Cancer Society’s fourth annual Bark For Life is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 17 at Mannino Park in Old Bridge, NJ from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The purpose of the event is to empower the community and their canine caregivers to take a stand against cancer.

“A lot of our cancer patients, even as humans, a lot of the time the furry friends play a big part of ...

Riley's Touch-A-Truck in South Amboy Moved to Oct. 24

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- Riley's Touch-A-Truck at South Amboy High School has been rescheduled to Sunday, Oct. 24, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A scholarship fundraiser sponsored by the Rone Family and South Amboy High School baseball team, all donations at the Touch-A-Truck event will go towards the Hugh Riley Rone Scholarship Fund.

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Somerset Patriots Tropical Storm Ida Relief Effort Raises $35,000

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Tropical Storm Ida fundraising relief efforts by the Somerset Patriots and their fans have raised $35,000.

The New York Yankees Double-A affiliate collected $17,500 through an online auction and 50/50 raffles at the ballpark. That amount was then matched by the Kalafer family, Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Brands, Clinton Honda, and Jaguar Land Rover ...

​​​​​​​South Amboy Fire Department Equipment Upgrade

September 30, 2021

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- As part of an ongoing modernization process the City Volunteer Fire Department has accepted delivery of new air packs.  Replacing current equipment that was approaching end of life service, the forty new Scott X3 Pro units and eighty cylinders will provide the City’s volunteers with state-of-the-art safety equipment.

“Self-contained breathing apparatus ...

Sayreville Police Officers and Family Members Volunteer at Bon Jovi's Community Restaurant

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Members of the Sayreville Police Department's Community Outreach team volunteered at the JBJ Soul Kitchen Thursday evening. JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit "community restaurant," run by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, that serves paying and in-need customers.

The officers were truly moved and inspired by the quality of service provided to our ...

South Amboy Man Charged with Sexual Assault of 17-Year-Old Boy

OLD BRIDGE, NJ -- Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Joseph Mandola of the Old Bridge Police Department announced that a South Amboy man has been arrested and charged with inappropriately touching a 17-year-old male victim in the presence of a child.

Michael Krevolt, 49, of South Amboy was arrested on Sept. 14, 2021, and charged with one count of second-degree ...

Karl-Anthony Towns Returns Home to New Jersey, Visits St. Joseph High School

October 14, 2021

METUCHEN, NJ – Karl-Anthony Towns, made a surprise appearance at a St. Joseph High School assembly this week to accept the honor of being inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame. Towns, a member of the Class of 2014, was unable to attend the annual Hall of Fame Dinner held last weekend due to his NBA schedule. Instead, Towns arranged to visit his old ...

Sayreville Athlete of the Week: Football's Tim Mayer

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Tim Mayer adds a layer to the bruising Sayreville offense: game-swinging ability over the top. For his performance on offense and defense in last week's 34-6 victory over Piscataway, and his season-long showing, Tim Mayer is TAPintoRaritan Bay's Sayreville Athlete of the Week.

Mayer flashed his momentum swinging skill with a 75-yard touchdown reception in last ...

Girls Soccer: Spotswood Defeats Sayreville, 5-2

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team notched their sixth straight victory and 10th win in 11 games on Tuesday, defeating Sayreville War Memorial High School 5-2.

Spotswood scored four unanswered goals in the first half and was up 5-0 before the Bombers got on the scoreboard. Sayreville has yet to win a game this season.

Jenna Maisano got the scoring ...

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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 15, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK – For years, it was the Ferren Mall, with a nice place to grab Mexican food. Then, it was a big, four-acre hole in the ground. And now the site across from the city’s train station on Albany Street will be home to a $665 million project known as “The Hub.” TAPInto New Brunswick, all over this story, reports the 550,000-square-foot center brings together ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 14, 2021

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL – Election Day is quickly coming to New Jersey and how do we know? Beyond all the TV ads, news articles and lawn signs, there’s now the steady stream of national Democrats hitting our shores. Tomorrow, there’s First Lady Jill Biden doing an event in Edison for Gov. Phil Murphy, we already had Vice President Kamala Harris in Newark last week and then we ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 13, 2021

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL – The final gubernatorial debate took place last night, and it was a relief to see Gov. Phil Murphy and his challenger, Jack Ciattarelli, squabble over some substantial issues, such as pandemic response, the state budget and mass transit. But both sides brought their own supporters as part of the live studio audience, who hooted, hollered, yelped, booed and ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 12, 2021

GLASSBORO – Election Day is only three weeks away, and voters are already casting ballots by mail, so it can only mean one thing: Another Debate Night! Rowan University plays host to the second, and final, debate between Gov. Phil Murphy and GOP challenger Jack Ciattarelli at 8 p.m. The polls are narrowing, the typical trend as the election nears and the negative ads are ginned up, but ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 8, 2021

The Jaffe Briefing will not publish Monday, Columbus Day

DOWN THE SHORE – Environmentalists have a point: beach replenishment is a great government giveback to the rich who have the oceans in their backyards. They also correctly argue that the millions and millions spent is an act of futility, as the beaches will just erode again and again. Again, yes. And these environmentalists are ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 6, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE – So the lieutenant governor’s debate isn’t exactly must-see tv, especially since most people don’t know that New Jersey has a lieutenant governor or what that person actually does for a living. But Rider University very happily hosted Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver and her GOP ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, October 17, 11:30 AM

St Joseph High School, Metuchen

Come See Why Saint Joseph HS is the Right ...


Sun, October 17, 12:00 PM

Mannino Park, Old Bridge

2021 Bark For Life of Central NJ

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness


Wed, October 27, 6:30 PM

Virtual @ Union Public Library, Union

Declutter and Destress This Holiday Season with ...


Oktoberfest 2021 in Tinton Falls

October 14, 2021

TINTON FALLS, NJ – The Chelsea at Tinton Falls will host an Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 23, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. outside on their community grounds, weather permitting.

The event will include German food and beverages of all kinds. There will be beer, bratwurst, and pretzels, with music provided by the Chris and Ronnie Polka Band.

“We are ecstatic to bring this ...