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Somerville Student Qualifies as National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist

September 18, 2021


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hannah R. Shahinian, a student at Somerville High School, has qualified as a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program.

NMSC officials released the names of 16,000 semifinalists nationwide Sept. 15 from their office in Evanston, Ill.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some ...

Business Partnership to Honor 40 Under 40 Community & Business Leaders

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership will honor 40 women and men under the age of 40 from the Somerset County business community at the 2021 SCBP annual meeting on Dec.13 at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset.

Nominations will be accepted for business people, professionals, entrepreneurs, elected officials, and community leaders ...

Monument Preserves 1940-41 Tour of Somerville Winner's Bicycle

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As bicycle racers from around the world lean into the West End Avenue turn during the 78th Tour of Somerville Sept. 6, few will realize that across the street sits a monument to the historic beginnings of this legendary event.

Encased in Plexiglas, the concrete monument includes the actual bicycle ridden by hometown hero Furman Kugler to win the first Tour of ...

Dunellen Names Track After Hometown Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin

DUNELLEN, NJ -- Double Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin rose up from her chair and flashed a huge smile across her face as she shared a warm embrace with Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, her principal when she was a student at Union Catholic High School.  

Sister Percylee had just finished delivering a heartfelt speech during a special ceremony on ...

Somerville Honors Former Mayor & "Tree Hugger" with Fitting Memorial

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Family, friends and those who knew him well remembered former Mayor Manny Luftglass as a dedicated public servant, ardent fisherman, prolific author and "tree hugger" during Sunday's ceremonial planting of a red oak tree in his honor alongside a pathway that winds along the Peters Brook.

The tree is planted in the Peters Brook Greenway off of Grove ...

Somerset County Commissioners Pay Tribute to Steve Kalafer

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Commissioners last week honored the contributions and legacy of businessman and philanthropist Steve Kalafer by naming the street adjacent to TD Bank Ballpark Steve Kalafer Way, a tribute to the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team.

The roadway parallels the outfield wall of the stadium and leads into the parking lot adjacent ...


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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Football Rivalry: Hillsborough & Bridgewater Mayors Make Friendly Bet

September 22, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani says "Game On!"

The winner of a friendly wager between Lipani and Bridgewater Mayor Matt Moench rides on the outcome of Thursday night's football game between the Hillsborough High School Raiders and the Bridgewater/Raritan High School.

Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at BRHS Basilone Field.

Both mayors have posted YouTube videos ...

TAPinto Presents "Back to School" Magic Show Featuring Magic Bob

September 22, 2021

Don't miss TAPinto's "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!  The free event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.


Registration is required to attend.  To ...