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CORRECTED NEWS STORY: South Brunswick Approves Purchase of Existing Properties in Monmouth Junction for Affordable Housing

June 14, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Township Council has purchased available property for the purpose of refurbishing an existing unit for affordable housing. The council unanimously approved of the purchase at a meeting on Tuesday, June 8th.

            The acquisition was done through the REACH program, which allows municipalities ...

South Brunswick Approves Land Purchase in Monmouth Junction for Affordable Housing

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Township Council has purchased a block of land for the purpose of creating affordable housing. The council unanimously approved of the purchase at a meeting on Tuesday, June 8th.

            The acquisition was done through the REACH program, which allows municipalities to purchase or ...

Perth Amboy Officials to Break Ground on “Borinqueneers Park”

PERTH AMBOY, NJ  - In honor of the brave Puerto Rican soldiers of the 65th Infantry Regiment, Perth Amboy officials will be breaking ground on "Borinqueneers Park" on 2nd Street on Friday.

State, county, and city officials alongside residents will mark the construction of the park on a six-acre former brownfield. It will be remediated into a world-class ‘smart’ ...

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Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Recipe: How to Make No-Churn Vanilla Birthday Cake Ice Cream

June 24, 2021

It only takes four ingredients to make this festive frozen treat! The best part? You don’t even need special equipment.

The trick to getting the right texture without an ice cream maker is folding in fluffy whipped cream.

No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 tsp. vanilla extract
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
¼ cup ...

Middlesex County Utilities Authority Cuts Ribbon at Renovated Sayreville Pump Station

June 23, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of Flood Mitigation and Restoration Improvements to its Sayreville Pump Station. The nine-year, $92 million renovation revived the pump station to its full capabilities after the destruction and shutdown caused by Superstorm Sandy.

“The idea is to ...

Middlesex County Utilities Authority Cuts Ribbon at Renovated Sayreville Pump Station

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of Flood Mitigation and Restoration Improvements to its Sayreville Pump Station. The nine-year, $92 million renovation revived the pump station to its full capabilities after the destruction and shutdown caused by Superstorm Sandy.

“The idea is to ...

Christmas In July Tent Sale At St. Peter's Thrift Shop

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Get those jingle bells ready because it's Christmas in July and not just on the Hallmark Channel. St. Peter's popular Thrift Shop is hosting a holiday tent sale on Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday items as well as the Thrift Shop's regular merchandise will be on sale.

Get a jump on the holiday shopping or just find something ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 23, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Marks Completion Of South Plainfield Community Pool

SOUTH PLAINFIELD –On the morning of June 13, under an arch of balloons with the sun glistening off the newly renovated pool and the rumble of water tumbling down slides, the South Plainfield Community Pool was deemed officially complete. A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the completion of the South Plainfield Community Pool and to celebrate the beginning of the 2021 summer ...

East Brunswick Council Just Says No To Marijuana (For Now, Anyway)

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  In the 2020 election, nearly 70% of East Brunswick residents voted in favor of the legalization of marijuana. Yet, this overwhelming victory has led to an underwhelming result.  On Monday, the Township Council voted unanimously against opening any form of marijuana distributorship in East Brunswick.

Presented with six options regarding cannabis - ...

Sign Up for Summer Reading 2021 at SBPL beginning June 21

June 15, 2021

Sumer Reading fun begins 0n Monday for all ages at the South Brunswick Public Library! Registration for the 2021 Tails & Tales program starts on June 21 and ends on Aug. 15. Yes, there will be prizes!

Registration for the animal-themed summer program will be on the Readsquared app; there will be a variety of virtual and in-person events throughout the season. Read whatever you want! Visit ...

Reps. Watson Coleman and Bush Introduce Federal Bill to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Replace with Health-Centered Approach

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, ahead of Thursday’s 50th Anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the “war on drugs,” Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Cori Bush (MO-1) introduced the Drug Policy Reform Act (DPRA), a bill to end criminal penalties for drug possession at the federal level and to shift regulatory authority from the Justice ...

NJ Human Services Announces $15 Million In Grants For Summer Youth Camps

Funds Can Help Providers Meet COVID Health & Safety Requirements & Provide Financial Assistance to Families

 

(TRENTON) – Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced $15 million in grants will be available for summer youth camps to help them meet health and safety protocols and provide financial assistance to eligible families.

“As ...