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Camera Crew Follows Elite Foursome on to Neshanic Valley Golf Course

June 21, 2017

NESHANIC STATION, NJ - Followed by Golf Channel camera crews, an elite foursome on June 20 traveled by helicopter, ferry and car to complete 18 holes at several courses in the metropolitan NY/NJ area, including Meadow #9 at Somerset County's Neshanic Valley Golf Course.

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Golf Association, Neshanic Valley GC was the only public course included on the one-day ...

Caity Hughes smacks two-run home run, but Black falls to Pink, 7-6, in the 2017 GMC senior softball All-Star Classic

SOUTH PLAINFIELD -- Thirty-eight seniors from the Greater Middlesex Conference all came together after competing against each other all season long Tuesday night just days before their graduation commencements for the GMC Softball Coaches Association All-Star Classic at Pony/Pitt Street Park in South Plainfield.

The players split between the Pink and Black teams, including South ...

74th Annual Tour of Somerville Cycling Series:  “A Storybook Day with a Fairytale Finish”

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Noah Granigan’s dramatic win in the 74th annual Tour of Somerville Kugler-Anderson Memorial Men’s Race was the defining moment in what race announcer Ron Czajkowski described as “a story book day with a fairytale finish.”

Granigan, the reigning USA Collegiate Cycling Champion, barely made it to the race on time, having flown in from Dublin Sunday ...

Franklin School District Shows ‘Significant’ Decline in HIB Incidents for First Half of School Year

June 23, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The school district was ‘significantly’ safer for students during the first half of the school year, officials reported Thursday night.

School Management Director Orvyl Wilson told Board of Education members and the public that the number of both reported and confirmed Harassment Intimidation and Bullying incidents in the district dropped by about ...

Cranbury School Graduates Eighth-Grade Class

CRANBURY, NJ – In bow ties and blazers, white dresses, flats and heels, the students of the Cranbury School's eighth-grade class gathered in the gymnasium Friday night to receive their diplomas at graduation and to remind one another that “the best is yet to come.”

Following the traditional processional to “Pomp and Circumstance,” Student Council President ...

Cranbury: New $2.6M Public Library Project Goes Out To Bid

CRANBURY, NJ – According to township officials, the Cranbury Public Library staff "got the memo," a major step forward in building a new $2.6 million, stand-alone facility.

During Monday night's Township Committee meeting, Committeeman Dan Mulligan, who is liaison to the library, said that the township had prepared a memo of understanding for the library, authorizing the ...

South Brunswick: Part of Route 1 Shoulder to Ease Rush Hour Congestion Beginning June 26

June 19, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s been a long time in coming, but the morning and evening rush hours may get better on Route 1 thanks to a state Department of Transportation pilot program using some of the road’s shoulders starting next Monday.

Police announced Monday that the Hard Shoulder Running project, a .25-mile section of Route 1 between Independence Way and Raymond Road, ...

LGBTQ Pride Flag First Raised At Middlesex County Courthouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As a LGBTQ rainbow flag rose up the flagpole at the Middlesex County Courthouse this week, attendees were reminded of the 49 men and women murdered in the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida last year during a terrifying and bloody mass shooting that targeted members of that community.

According to published reports, Omar Mateen entered the LGBTQ nightclub on June 12, ...

Cranbury: New $2.6M Public Library Project Goes Out To Bid

CRANBURY, NJ – According to township officials, the Cranbury Public Library staff "got the memo," a major step forward in building a new $2.6 million, stand-alone facility.

During Monday night's Township Committee meeting, Committeeman Dan Mulligan, who is liaison to the library, said that the township had prepared a memo of understanding for the library, authorizing the ...

Prosecutor’s Office: Piscataway Man Charged with Killing Brother

June 23, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A township man, Jahneel Stevenson, 21 has been charged with the June 16 shooting death of his brother, Henry Stevenson, Jr., 24, also of Piscataway, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department.

On June 22, Stevenson, the accused was charged with murder, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon ...

South Brunswick: Under The Gun For Potentially Heavy Weather, Officials Say

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - There may be some bumpy weather on the way tonight, according to police.

Strong thunderstorms and potentially heavy rain may make their way into the region starting around 6 p.m. and continue through Saturday, according to a press release from police.

According to police, the threats may come in several "waves" later on this afternoon thru Saturday morning, ...

Summit Mayor Thanks Somerville for Help and Compassion Following Death of Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The mayor of Summit sent a hand-written letter to Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher thanking the borough, its police force and residents for helping her town work its way through the emotional roller coaster that accompanied the unexpected death of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, who grew up and lived in Somerville.

Tarentino, 29, was killed in a three-car accident on ...

Cranbury School Graduates Eighth-Grade Class

June 21, 2017

CRANBURY, NJ – In bow ties and blazers, white dresses, flats and heels, the students of the Cranbury School's eighth-grade class gathered in the gymnasium Friday night to receive their diplomas at graduation and to remind one another that “the best is yet to come.”

Following the traditional processional to “Pomp and Circumstance,” Student Council President ...

TAP into South Brunswick and Cranbury Offers Special Graduate Notes

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – TAP into South Brunswick and Cranbury, your online local newspaper, has a special offer for the family and friends of this year’s graduates.

Tap into South Brunswick and Cranbury is covering four graduations this year at:

South Brunswick High School
The Cranbury School
Crossroads North Middle School
Crossroads South Middle School

Family and ...

South Brunswick: Part of Route 1 Shoulder to Ease Rush Hour Congestion Beginning June 26

June 19, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s been a long time in coming, but the morning and evening rush hours may get better on Route 1 thanks to a state Department of Transportation pilot program using some of the road’s shoulders starting next Monday.

Police announced Monday that the Hard Shoulder Running project, a .25-mile section of Route 1 between Independence Way and Raymond Road, ...

Jury Convicts Woodbridge Conspirator Of Murder In Edison Man’s Beating Death

June 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Middlesex County jury convicted Michael Doce, 36, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge on Tuesday for his role in convincing a man to beat Edison resident Kelvin Dumo to death in Sayreville in 2011, officials said.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, jurors returned the guilty verdict for murder and conspiracy to commit ...

LGBTQ Pride Flag First Raised At Middlesex County Courthouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As a LGBTQ rainbow flag rose up the flagpole at the Middlesex County Courthouse this week, attendees were reminded of the 49 men and women murdered in the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida last year during a terrifying and bloody mass shooting that targeted members of that community.

According to published reports, Omar Mateen entered the LGBTQ nightclub on June 12, ...

Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

June 21, 2017

TAPinto Travels

Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

 

Montville 4th of July Celebration

The city of Montville is ...

"Surf the Sidewalk"in Surf City Opens Up Saturday

SURF CITY - The newly formed Surf City Business Cooperative will kick off a special event that will be held throughout the summer called “Surf The Sidewalk."  The initial event will be this Saturday June 17.

The cooperative will hold the event every Friday through December. The group seeks to promote and stimulate tourism and commerce in Surf City.  The group has great ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend

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Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

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Summit Mayor Thanks Somerville for Help and Compassion Following Death of Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

June 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The mayor of Summit sent a hand-written letter to Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher thanking the borough, its police force and residents for helping her town work its way through the emotional roller coaster that accompanied the unexpected death of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, who grew up and lived in Somerville.

Tarentino, 29, was killed in a three-car accident on ...

Hillsborough Workshop Examines Impact of Marijuana & Opiates

Opiates & Marijuana Raise Risk Potential for Families

Free Workshop for Parents & Professionals (June 20)

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HILLSBOROUGH – A workshop for parents and professionals that will provide an overview of the impact opiates and marijuana have on adolescent behavior will be held June 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hillsborough Municipal Building, 379 South Branch ...

Ciattarelli: US Should Pay for Trump Visits to Somerset Golf Club

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th) has signed on as a primary sponsor of a resolution seeking reimbursements for President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to New Jersey and his estate and golf club in Bedminster.

Ciattarelli's resolution urges the federal government to compensate municipalities, counties and the state for police overtime and administrative ...

Traffic Advisory: Ryders Lane Closed Southbound in New Brunswick

June 23, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ryders Lane will be closed to outbound traffic between George Street and Labor Center Way from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 23 and Monday, June 26, due to a paving project by the County of Middlesex. 

Drivers wishing to access Ryders Lane from the George Street traffic circle will be detoured onto Route 18 and can access Ryders Lane from Route 1 south. 

Traffic ...

Community Rallies to Help Piscataway Man Critically Injured in House Explosion

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Joseph Keleman’s gofundme campaign is trending because in the past four days, 54 people have raised $4,290 of the $50K goal for the Piscataway resident who was critically injured after his home exploded early Sunday morning, June 11. 

"The force of the blast completely leveled the home which was fully engulfed in flames by the time fire fighters arrived ...

At Rutgers, a History of Conservatism Intertwined with Controversy

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — As the clock ticked closer to 10 p.m., the Rutgers Conservative Union began to get serious. Fifteen students spent the past 40 minutes of the general meeting jumping from national politics and war to a possible trip to the gun range and the merits of Subway (“It’s a lettuce sandwich”). But now, it was time to plot a takedown.

In this Scott Hall ...

Who will they try to buy-off next? Williams-Transco’s Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE): Economic Report by Rutgers & Other Ways this Company Tries to Influence Perceptions

June 17, 2017

Apparently, it is worth millions to Williams to shift the focus from the dangers, risks and damage of the expansion of natural gas infrastructure to local projects that benefit from their money and to contract for a study of economic impacts that omits costs of negative consequences.  Hopefully, the public will not be misled by a sparsely documented report saying that the NESE will bring ...

Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips

Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips (Mirrorball Books, 2015)

 

I belong to a great on-line book service called Bookbub, which daily sends a list of very inexpensive and free titles to download on the Kindle. A lot of the books are junk, but some are classics, and a few give an introduction to an author with whom I am unfamiliar, and sometimes very pleased to find. Such is the case with ...

Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Witness History as Battle of Short Hills Unfolds at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

June 21, 2017

Union County residents and visitors can partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, when hundreds of uniformed men, women and children stage a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Short Hills.

The two-day event covers everything from dramatic clashes with British regulars to the everyday ...

Middlesex County Senior Artists Invited To Participate in Annual Show

​The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services’ annual juried Senior Citizen Art Contest & Exhibition is scheduled for July 17 through Aug. 10 at The Studio Art Gallery at Middlesex County College’s Performing Arts Center, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. in Edison.

Any artist, age 60 or over, may submit one entry completed within the past three years to the Middlesex County ...

American Muslim Council's 6th Annual Grand Interfaith Dinner

The American Muslim Council held their 6th Annual Grand Interfaith Dinner or Iftar on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at the Royal Albert Palace in Edison, NJ. The theme of this year’s event was, “Standing United for Humanity”.

American Muslims from across New Jersey are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan where they fast from dawn to sunset in an effort to reconnect ...