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On the Hunt for Records—and Some Magic—in New Brunswick

September 25, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The interior of Spina Records looks like it could pass for a very over-the-top friend's basement music collection.

Boxes of records fill the room, and more recognizable album covers—from acts like Metallica, The Smiths and Prince—line the walls. Antiques and novelty items, like a ceramic dog and a pair of antlers, fill whatever space is left. And the ...

Amazon on the Raritan: Mayor Cohen Supports Initiative to Bring Corporate Giant to Middlesex County

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A project being spearheaded at the county level could bring national prestige, high-level professional employment, and a new sense of purpose to East Brunswick.  Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said the County is pursuing efforts to bring Amazon’s East Coast headquarters to Middlesex County, and mayor Brad Cohen is enthusiastic about the ...

South Brunswick: Trucking Company Sends First Convoy To Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims (WITH VIDEO)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - State and local police escorted five tractor trailers to the state line Wednesday morning, heading to Texas with donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The effort is part of a continuing drive by Hermann Transportation Services in Monmouth Junction to help those in need after the devastating storm.

Company owners and brothers, Jeff and Bryan Hermann took to ...

Hillsborough Businesses Invited to Provide Promotional Materials for OEM Drill

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's Office of Emergency Management will conduct a Point of Distribution drill at Mountain View Park Sept. 27, with donated promotional items from local businesses being substituted for the essential supplies that would be handed out in an actual emergency.

A Point of Distribution drill is a test of the Township's ability to distribute goods or medications ...

Popcorn for the People: East Brunswick, Rutgers, and Cookies and Cream

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People, East Brunswick's local venture into "social entrepreneurship", officially opened yesterday at its new location on Hart's Lane.  True to the goals of "Autism at Work," the staff was in the midst of preparing dozens of bags of fresh treats to be sold at the first Rutgers University football game, making sure to have a ...

Everything's Bigger at Amazon: Pallone Visits Center Where Robots and People Work Together

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — When you walk into Amazon's 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret, it's difficult to grasp its size.

Sure, the parking lot is bigger than many. And from the outside, the warehouse certainly looks huge. But it doesn't hit you until you head upstairs, walk a path called the “green mile” and come to a balcony overlooking the ...

More Than 40,000 View Annual India Day Parade In Edison

EDISON, NJ – An estimated crowd of more than 40,000 came out Sunday afternoon for the 13th annual India Day Parade, organizers said.

According to a press release from the Indian Business Association, who sponsored the event, Indian Americans from all over the state attended the parade to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day.

The parade included Bollywood star Riteish Deshmukh ...

No Such Luck: NJ Lottery Commission Tells Bloomfield 150K Ticket Holder "You Won, But Didn't"

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield resident Robert Chalet had the winning 'hand' in the New Jersey Lottery 'High Card Poker' scratch off ticket that he bought in Nutley, but when he went to redeem the ticket he was told that he had not won. 

Chalet told TAPinto Bloomfield his story about he says is a $150k winning scratch off ticket. The NJ Lottery Commission ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: Wendell to Lead New Agency

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Councilman James Wendell will serve as the Chair of the newly-formed East Brunswick Township Redevelopment Agency, a panel formed by the administration of Mayor Brad Cohen to facilitate the re-visioning of the Route 18 South redevelopment zone.  At the first meeting of the agency Wendell said that there is "an aggressive plan in place" to rebuild the ...

Franklin Township: New Dessert Shop BAM Desserts Soft Opening this Weekend

SOMERSET, NJ - If you got a sweet tooth this weekend, BAM Desserts the newest bakery in town is looking to satisfy your craving. This weekend BAM Desserts is having a soft opening with introductory pricing, Sat. 11 a.m. to -5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

BAM Desserts is a specialty bakery whose emphasis is on tasty creative flavors.

They offer a variety of baked goods ...

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