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South Brunswick to Create Website Showing Status of Local Businesses

May 28, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The township will be launching a website soon that will keep residents up to date on which restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses are currently open and those that are expected to be reopening soon.

"We want to provide one place where our community can go to find what is open and when they are open," South Brunswick Mayor Charlie Carley ...

East Brunswick Restaurants Can "Take it Outside" for Increased Service during Pandemic

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a new municipal measure, restaurant owners will be able to promote social distancing as well as serve more patrons, providing a needed boost of customers to the township’s restaurants and bars.  This week, the East Brunswick Township Council approved a measure introduced by Mayor Brad Cohen that would allow current restaurants and bars to expand ...

Bernardsville Shop Owner's Live Facebook Stream Shut Down by Local Police

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received  knock on her door ...

Work Begins at Hillsborough Village Center on Route 206

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In a little more than a year, if all goes according to plan, the mountains of dirt, heavy-duty construction vehicles and chain link fence on Route 206 - across from the Hillsborough Centre shopping plaza - will be gone,

Larken Associates has broken ground on Hillsborough Village Center, a mixed-use project comprised of 191 luxury apartments and ground-level retail ...

Murphy Gives OK for Auto Dealers, Bike Shops to Re-Open


TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions imposed on New Jersey businesses, announcing at Tuesday's press briefing that auto dealerships, motorcycle and bicycle shops can re-open their showrooms and shops for on-site sales activities beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The timing couldn't be better, as the Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been a ...

Brunswick Square Mall Opens For Curbside Service On Monday

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you ready to get your retail shopping on? Keeping in mind the ongoing need for social distancing, yet also considering the predicament of local businesses located inside the mall, Brunswick Square is launching curbside pickup service for retailers and restaurants this Monday. 

Curbside pickup will begin on May 18 and continue during the hours of ...

East Brunswick's Asaro-Angelo Talks Unemployment, Business, and Benefits

TRENTON, NJ - *This article was originally published by Created by Prospect Publishing Group and led by longtime industry leaders Tom Bergeron and Tom Hughes; ROI-NJ delivers real-time news and features that provide New Jersey’s diverse business community with a Return On Information, while creating dynamic engagements among influencers.  It is shared here because of ...

Rutgers Workforce Export: Apply For Benefits, Look For Training

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The COVID-19 global pandemic has left a record-number 22 million people – including over 700,000 within New Jersey – without jobs, wondering what the new normal will be when it comes to the economy and job-seeking in the future.

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and the founding director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

Exclusive: Rep. Tom Malinowski Disappointed by the Failure of the CARES Act to Help Small Businesses

NEW JERSEY (7th District) -- The CARES Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27, created the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed to help small businesses pay their workers and keep their operations running. Less than two weeks later, the funding pool was depleted.

It came to light over the weekend that the money ran out not only because a huge ...

South Brunswick Adopts Tax Relief Resolution, and Other Tax Information

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick has adopted an emergency tax relief plan in order to assist those who are unable to work or are facing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution reduces the interest on late tax payments to zero percent (0%). This applies to all municipal taxes from the period of April 14th, 2020 continuing for thirty days or the duration of this ...


Power Up Your Content Marketing On TAPinto

May 13, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...


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New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, May 29, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State In The ...

Fri, May 29, 8:00 PM

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Kendall Park

Al-Anon Meeting

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Sun, May 31, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State In The ...

Hammarskjold Principal To Teach Online Lesson On NJTV

May 29, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Next Monday, June 1 at 12 PM, Hammarskjold Middle School Principal Dr. Michael Gaskell has been selected to teach a lesson on NJTV, as part of the New Jersey Learning Live series. NJTV Learning Live is a unique on-air instructional series to help kids learn remotely. Created by NJTV in partnership with the New Jersey Education Association  and the NJ ...

Second Suspect Charged With Murder In 2019 Shooting

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A second suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the May, 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old David D. Anderson at Naaman Williams Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ameer Harris aka “A Dot”, 29, of Camner Avenue, New Brunswick is charged with first degree Murder, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an ...

North Plainfield Suspect Charged With Arson Following Three-Alarm Fire

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 26-year-old suspect who police say watched a house burn to the ground early Wednesday morning has been charged with arson after he was seen entering and leaving the uninhabited house at 197 Maple Ave., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Borough resident Jonathan Davies of Dahlia Terrace has been charged with 2nd degree Aggravated Arson ...

Bateman Criticizes Turnpike, GSP Toll Hikes While NJ Focused On COVID-19

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The toll hikes go into effect Sept. 13.

The cost to drive from ...

Somerville Train Commuters Can Look Forward To Portal Bridge Upgrade

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration has committed $91.5 million to help replace the century-old Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, a vital span on the Northeast Corridor rail line shared by NJTRANSIT and Amtrak.

 "This is a huge win for our state, for our commuters and for the future of our economy, and quite frankly ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over One Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed more than one million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability Of Up To $20 Million In Health And Safety Grants For Child Care Centers And Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th


TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

Correcting a Tax Return will Soon Be Easier

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

TRENTON, NJ – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An additional $37 million will be provided to about 220,000 New Jersey households for June.

SNAP supplemental payments ...