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Robert Wood Johnson, Saint Peter's Hospitals Call off Massive Merger

June 16, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal.

RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the leadership of both organizations “mutually made the difficult ...

Legal ‘Weed’ Sales Start in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Starting today, this town’s only medical marijuana dispensary can begin selling recreational pot to adults looking to chill out.

This comes after the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission approved a new license in May that allows Garden State Dispensary LLC, at 950 Route 1 North, to sell recreational marijuana to adults.

The state commission’s May 24th vote ...

Federal Trade Commission Seeks To Block RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter's Merger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block the merger of the city’s two hospitals, saying it would be a poison pill for patients of Middlesex County.

The consumer watchdog entity has also filed an administrative complaint to block the acquisition of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System by ...

Political Elite, Rutgers Powerhouses Help Launch LeGrand Coffee House in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Of all the Saturday ribbon-cuttings in all the towns in all of New Jersey, they walk into mine.

That had to be the thinking of Eric LeGrand, as he watched a steady stream of the state’s political elite and Rutgers powerhouses stop into the LeGrand Coffee House on May 14 to join in the celebration.

LeGrand – a Colonia High grad who first made a ...

Irish University Will Have a Home at The Hub in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A $665 million development project envisioned as a place where innovations are hatched, developed and brought to market to benefit people across the planet will have an Irish accent.

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), one of Ireland’s largest multi-campus universities with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, will be a tenant at the New Jersey ...

Probating A Will With the Middlesex County Office Of The Surrogate

(Editor's Note: This article is part of a series being published by TAPinto to provide Middlesex County residents with information on and about the services provided by the Office of the Surrogate. The next article will focus on 'Guardianship of an Adult Incapacitated Person.')

MIDDLESEX, NJ – In New Jersey, probate is the legal process that happens after a person ...


Take Our 2022 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 6, 2022

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...


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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Get Ready For Christmas In July At The Shop At St. Peter's

July 2, 2022

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Hallmark Channel isn't the only one pulling on the red and green with a few sleigh bells this July. Last week the Spotswood High School cheer team along with their coach Jackie Cassidy played elves to help deck the halls at the SHOP at St. Peter's.

The popular thrift shop is holding its annual Christmas in July sale from Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 30.

Get Set For A Fun Fourth Of July In Helmetta, Spotswood, And Milltown

HELMETTA, SPOTSWOOD, MILLTOWN, NJ - Fourth of July weekend is here, and many people have already started the long Independence Day weekend. Of course, residents don't have to head down the shore to find Fourth of July fun. There is plenty going on this Fourth of July weekend in Helmetta, Spotswood and Milltown. Here's the go-to guide to all the Fourth of July festivities.

Helmetta and ...

Proud Day For Grads, Loved Ones at Rutgers' First In-person Commencement Since 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland.

“He had come here to visit and had to stay here,” said Piscataway’s Skup. “He ...

Watson Coleman Votes to Pass the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act

June 25, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) voted for passage of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well Being Act, H.R.7666, a comprehensive bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-6). 

The bill strengthens and expands more than 30 programs that support mental health care and substance abuse disorder prevention, care, treatment, and ...


[SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, June 21]                       On Saturday, July 16th, Daniel Anderl’s legacy will be honored with the SECOND AND FINAL “LOVE IS LIGHT” 5K RUN/WALK at the North Brunswick Community Park (2051 US-130, North Brunswick Township, NJ) where Daniel played ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

Summer Precautions

It’s that time of year when we look forward to vacations, picnics, beach excursions, and just enjoying the warm weather -- and of course Fourth of July celebrations such as parades, concerts, and fireworks.

One thing we need to recognize during the upcoming months is that COVID 19 is still here, it has not gone away, and we need to exercise caution. Our numbers are not as high as when ...