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Linden Football Player’s Death Saddens Woodbridge School Community

September 22, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — School officials here are deeply saddened to learn about the death of a Linden High School football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a Sept. 9th game against the Woodbridge High Barrons.

Linden sophomore Xavier McClain died Wednesday night, according to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead and that city’s acting school Superintendent Denise Cleary.

Football: East Brunswick Falls to South Brunswick in First Home Game Since 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The last time the East Brunswick High School football team played a home game, it was November 2020, and crowd sizes were limited by whatever COVID restrictions were in effect at the time.

The Bears finally came home for real on Friday night, hosting South Brunswick in their first true home game in 22 months.

But South Brunswick won its first game in the second tenure ...

The Turnpike Tussle With Temple

NEW BRUNSWICK - The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head down I-95 to Philadelphia and Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday  Sept. 17, to face a familiar foe: Temple.

From 1977 to 2004, Rutgers vs. Temple was an annual occurrence for the former Big East rivals. Rutgers holds an all-time 22-15 advantage against the Owls.  It will only be the fifth time the two teams have met since ...

Edison Teen Sri Nihal Tammana Wins N2022 Gloria Barron Prize For Young Heroes

September 22, 2022

EDISON, NJ - Sri Nihal Tammana, 13, a resident of Edison and eighth grader at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, who three years ago founded the non-profit Recycle My Battery (https://recyclemybattery.org), has received a 2022 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

The Barron Prize (https://barronprize.org) annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders who have made a ...

Middlesex County Magnet Schools Schedule Open Houses At All Locations

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ  -- The Middlesex County Magnet Schools have scheduled open houses on all five campuses for prospective students and their parents to become familiar with the career offerings and academic programs available.

On the East Brunswick Campus, 112 Rues Lane, the dates, all Saturdays from 10 am to noon, are October 22, December 10, and January 21. For the Piscataway Campus, ...

Middlesex County Offers Multiple Ways To Vote In 2022 General Election

September 20, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey residents will again have multiple, convenient options for casting their vote in the 2022 General Election on November 8, 2022. Those options include mailing ballots through the United States Postal Service (USPS); dropping a ballot in any of the 30+ secure drop boxes across the County; nine days of in-person early voting at any of the 10 early vote ...

South Brunswick Police and EMS Save the Life of a One Year Old During a Seizure

September 21, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police and EMS saved a one-year-old child who was unresponsive, showed difficulty breathing, and may have had a seizure. The child has made a full recovery and returned home last Friday, according to a press release.

On September 8th, police were alerted to a home on Quincy Circle when the grandmother of Aiden Centeno, age one, reported that he was ...

Monroe Woman Killed in Car Crash in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A fatal car crash in South Brunswick Township resulted in the death of a woman from Monroe Township, according to a press release from the police. Authorities are still investigating the accident which occurred last night.

At around 10:32 P.M on Monday, September 19th, a 2003 Ford Econoline van was traveling south on Route 130 when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

New York Man Charged for Armed Carjacking in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New York man has been arrested for committing an armed carjacking in South Brunswick Township last year, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. 

Jashawn Robinson, 21, of Queens, New York, is charged by complaint with one count of carjacking and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. He will appear for his initial ...

Middlesex County Offers Multiple Ways To Vote In 2022 General Election

September 20, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey residents will again have multiple, convenient options for casting their vote in the 2022 General Election on November 8, 2022. Those options include mailing ballots through the United States Postal Service (USPS); dropping a ballot in any of the 30+ secure drop boxes across the County; nine days of in-person early voting at any of the 10 early vote ...

Stop & Shop And REPLENISH To Hold One-day Food Drive At Middlesex County Stop & Shop Stores

September 15, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Stop & Shop and REPLENISH will hold a one-day food drive at all Middlesex County Stop & Shop stores on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am-2 pm to benefit the growing number of families in Middlesex County in need of assistance. This free event is open to media and the public.

The participating stores

East Brunswick - 647 Route 18 ...

Winning Perennials For Your Garden

September 19, 2022

NEW JERSEY - After a busy summer of vacations, BBQ’s, and garden care, it is fun to turn our attention to planting. Fall is a great time to plant perennials and many garden centers are busy refreshing their supply of perennial plants. Consider including one or more of these winners when making your perennial plant selections this fall.

Hostas are an excellent choice for those shady spots ...

Colorful Mums For Fall Gardens And Containers

NEW JERSEY - Add a burst of fresh color to the fall landscape with mums. This traditional fall flower is still a favorite of many.  These fall beauties come in a wide range of colors and provide weeks of floral beauty. Mums are great in containers, the garden, and cut flower bouquets. Fall just wouldn’t be the same without them.

When shopping for mums you may see them labeled as ...

Stop & Shop And REPLENISH To Hold One-day Food Drive At Middlesex County Stop & Shop Stores

September 15, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Stop & Shop and REPLENISH will hold a one-day food drive at all Middlesex County Stop & Shop stores on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am-2 pm to benefit the growing number of families in Middlesex County in need of assistance. This free event is open to media and the public.

The participating stores

East Brunswick - 647 Route 18 ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Rutgers Opens Football Season With 22-21 Victory Over Boston College

September 3, 2022

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Al-Shadee Salaam's first career rushing touchdown capped Rutgers' 12-play, 96-yard drive as the Scarlet Knights rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Boston College, 22-21.

Rutgers (1-0) ran the ball 11 times on the drive that culminated with Salaam’s 22-yard touchdown with 2:43 to play.

Kyle Monangai, who led Rutgers with 78 yards ...

Move-In Day At Rutgers-New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Kelly Goodall arrived at the entrance of Rutgers’ Honors College with four overstuffed suitcases, a stack of new bedding and enough hair care products to practically open her own salon.

“Well, I might have over packed a bit,” she said. “At least I’ll have everything.”

Students arriving for the time-honored Move-in Day event on ...

Move-In Day At Rutgers University's New Brunswick Campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Kelly Goodall arrived at the entrance of Rutgers’ Honors College with four overstuffed suitcases, a stack of new bedding and enough hair care products to practically open her own salon.

“Well, I might have overpacked a little bit,” she said. “At least I’ll have everything.”

Students arriving for the time-honored Move-in Day event ...

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Woodbridge Will Not Build a New Avenel Elementary School

September 25, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A big jump the estimated cost to build a brand new Avenel Elementary School means the school district is going to scrap that idea, and instead will renovate century-old Avenel Street Schools No. 4 & 5.

Superintendent Joseph Massimino broke that news to the Board of Education at its public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, saying he would also send letters to parents and ...

New Brunswick Train Station To Get $49M Makeover

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mayor Jim Cahill was thanking Gov. Phil Murphy and others for investing $49 million to modernize and expand the New Brunswick Train Station when he was interrupted by the whoosh of a passing commuter train.

“Well-cued,” Cahill said, with a laugh.

The same thing could be said for the planned renovations considering that more than a billion dollars of ...

Tammany Park Brings Camping To East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick opened its second new park this year in a tranquil location on Farrington Lake, and for the first time, there is an overnight campground in the township. On Saturday, Boy Scouts of America Troop #132, based out of Aldersgate Methodist Church, pitched tents in an inaugural campout in the wilderness of suburbia.

East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen opened the ...

19th District Residents Urged to Apply for ANCHOR Rebate By End of Year

September 22, 2022

SAYREVILLE, NJ - In helping develop the fiscal ’23 state budget this spring, the 19th district state legislators focused on a new program that would provide significant tax rebates to both residential property owners and tenants in New Jersey.

Working across party lines, Sen. Joe Vitale, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th Dist.) were vocal advocates ...

$45K Seized In Methamphetamine, Three Men Arrested At Hamilton Home In Raid

HAMILTON, NJ -- Three men were arrested at a Hamilton residence on Tuesday and $45,500 in methamphetamine was seized following a three-week investigation into narcotics distribution in the Trenton. According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, the seized came following a raid by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, ...

Westfield, Clark Residents Joining Together For 10th Annual Miracles For Myeloma 5K Hybrid Run/Walk

CLARK, NJ – Registration is currently under way for the 10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma Hybrid 5K Run/Walk. Set to take place next month at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, the 5K is organized annually by township residents Ron and Sheree Pask and Westfielder Gina Klemm with the goal of raising money for and awareness of multiple myeloma, a rare and incurable form of ...

Governor Signs Diegnan Bill Establishing Irish-American Heritage Month In New Jersey

September 19, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy has signed a joint resolution, which Senators Steven Oroho and Patrick Diegnan sponsored, designating March as Irish-American Heritage Month in New Jersey.

Irish-American Heritage Month will recognize the contributions of Irish-Americans to New Jersey’s economic prosperity and culture.

Approximately 32 million people in the United States and 1.3 ...

Rutgers-New Brunswick Among U.S. News Top 20 Public Universities

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - Rutgers University-New Brunswick is one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings released today.

Named #19 of Top Public Schools Among National Universities, Rutgers-New Brunswick climbed higher in the rankings from #23 last year. The rankings also revealed advances ...