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New Board President Eager to Help Guide Middlesex College Toward Bold Future 

November 23, 2022

EDISON, NJ – Mark Finkelstein’s recent ascension to president of the Middlesex College Board of Trustees was a promise kept to his friend and predecessor, Dorothy Power, who passed away in August.

Finkelstein, who was first appointed to the board in 2005 and had served as its vice chairman since 2017, wants to continue the legacy started by Power, who made her mark by eschewing ...

Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide Following Crash in South River

SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River police department announced Friday that a Freehold man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal crash that occurred in South River on Oct. 15, 2022.

South River police responded to the intersection of Darrow Street and Virginia Street following the report of a crash.

Middlesex County Hosts 15th Annual Adoption Day to Celebrate National Adoption Day

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In honor of National Adoption Day (Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022), Middlesex County hosted its 15th annual National Adoption Day event on Wednesday, Nov. 16. This year’s Adoption Day event saw the adoptions of seven children finalized. Since the beginning of 2022, Middlesex County has finalized approximately 64 adoptions.

Middlesex County’s National ...

Appeal Denied for Man Who Burned Down South Brunswick Home Due to an Argument Over a Woman

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey State Appellate Court has denied an appeal from a man who burned down a South Brunswick home in 2014 due to a dispute over a woman. The court found no evidence in the defendant’s claims to grant him an appeal. Terrence Strothers, from South Bound Brook age 32, must continue his sentence and pay restitution.

In September 2014, Strothers and a group of ...

GoFundMe Launched for Family of Arturo Tlapa Luna, Man Killed in Route 9 Crash

OLD BRIDGE, NJ -- A GoFundMe page has started for the Family of Arturo Tlapa Luna, the 33-year-old man from Freehold who was killed in a crash on Route 9 on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Old Bridge Acting Police Chief Donald F. Fritz, Jr., have charged a Somerset man in connection with the fatal crash.

GoFundMe organizer wrote:

Arturo was ...

Tears of Joy Flow During Middlesex County's Adoption Day Event

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Glorianne Wright emerged from Courtroom 201 wiping away tears of joy.

She and her husband, Jonathan, completed a five-year process when their adoption of 5-year-old Boston from foster care was formalized at the Middlesex County Courthouse.

The Wrights want to literally give Boston a home, after his birth parents struggled with homelessness and other ...

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TAPinto Receives 8 Excellence in Journalism Awards From the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

November 19, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ — TAPinto journalists were honored with eight 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.

"At TAPinto, we're about providing original local news reporting and doing it the right way - - professionally and honestly. It is an honor to be recognized by the NJ SPJ with 8 awards for our journalism," TAPinto ...