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North Brunswick Teen Wins Apple Scholarship for Gastro App

June 11, 2021

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A North Brunswick teen is a recipient of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2021 Student Scholarship, which gives the teens the opportunity to showcase important issues and create technology-based solutions. Abinaya Dinesh, age 15, is one of the 350 students from 35 different countries and regions who received this scholarship, according to a press ...

Rutgers President Holloway Meets with Some Campus Jewish Leaders

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president at Rutgers said today’s meeting with some campus Jewish leaders was part of an ongoing attempt to “help foster an environment where every member feels welcomed, supported, heard and appreciated.”

Jonathan Holloway and his chief of staff, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, met with Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, the executive director of Chabad House, and ...

MCVTS Students Paid to Work on Projects in Middlesex County Parks

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eighteen building trades students from two campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been working on projects in county parks under a state grant program.

The grant from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provided wages for students from the MCVTS East Brunswick Campus to build a footbridge in Jamesburg Park Conservation Area in ...

MCVTS Film Fest Streams on YouTube as Students Earn Multiple Honors

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The seventh Reel Film Festival, featuring 42 short films by students in the digital film program of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools’ School of the Arts, is now available to stream on YouTube.

Films in the narrative, documentary, experimental and animation categories are streaming at The festival debuted outdoors ...

East Brunswick: Lost Souls Memorial Project Speaks the Names of Those Sold into Slavery

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Lost Souls Public Memorial Project will host the 4th Annual Recitation of Names at the township's Community Arts Center 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, tomorrow, Sunday May 23 at 4 PM. Admission is free.

The victims of the infamous Van Wickle slave ring who are named at this event have mostly been forgotten in the 200 years since the ...

East Brunswick's Jatin Khona Graduates from the United States Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – Jatin Khona of East Brunswick, N.J. successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Economics with Honors and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign. He is a 2017 graduate of East Brunswick High ...

Molloy Out at Rutgers, Conway Named to New Chancellor-Provost Position

NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ — Francine Conway will be chancellor-provost of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, a new position that will combine elements of the chancellor's portfolio with those of the provost to establish what the university calls “a clear focus on academic excellence for students and faculty.”

Conway, the New Brunswick provost since November 2020, will assume ...

Institution Celebrates 54th Commencement -- First as Middlesex College


MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- It was an historic occasion for Middlesex College: Thursday, May 20 saw the largest class in its history graduate, and the first under its new name, Middlesex College.

Formerly known as Middlesex County College, the two-year institution changed its name in January, and this is the first class whose diplomas will use the new term.

The record number of ...

Murphy Announces In-Person Instruction For All NJ Students During 2021-22 Academic Year

INEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

“When schools across New Jersey first closed their doors in March of last year, little was known about COVID-19 and how it spread. But over a year has passed, ...

Rutgers Celebrates Class of 2021 Graduating During a Time of National Challenges

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey addressed graduates during a virtual ceremony shaped by the pandemic

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - Two-time Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey told the Rutgers Class of 2021 graduating during a global pandemic and racial unrest that has gripped the nation over the past year that they can use the convergence of these two difficult moments in our history ...


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How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

New Brunswick Sees Jump In Number Of Residents Who Are Vaccinated, State Says

June 10, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 updates over the past several weeks have brought news that the city was at or near the bottom when it comes to percentage of residents who have been vaccinated.

Wednesday, however, the state’s statistics revealed that New Brunswick has seen a jump in the number of residents who have been vaccinated.

According to chart showing ...

Black Bear Spotted Wandering Near Rutgers Gardens In New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —  A black bear was spotted wandering the wilds of New Brunswick on Tuesday. The New Brunswick Police Department issued an alert on Tuesday after the bear was spotted near Rutgers Gardens and Ryders Lane.

The police are offering this advice if you spot a bear: Use caution and do not approach.

Although the sight of black bears - the largest land mammal in ...

Male Teen Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Injury At Heldrich Hotel

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 17-year-old male ended up with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his ground and leg in a room at the Heldrich Hotel, police said. The victim was treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to a release from the New Brunswick Police Department. A source has told TAPinto New Brunswick that based on the injuries, it appears the victim accidently ...

Somerville Flag Day Festival Collecting Donations For US Troops

June 14, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress:

"Resolved, That the flag of the ...

Columbia High School Student Dies In Shooting at Underhill Field, South Orange-Maplewood School District Says

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor.

Names of the students involved have not been released.

“This inconceivable calamity is undoubtedly a ...

NJ State Police Seek Public Assistance Locating Missing 11-year-old Boy

FT. LEE, NJ - New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a missing 11-year-old boy.

The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Fort Lee Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Aiden Kim, 11, of Fort Lee, N.J.

Aiden was last seen leaving his residence in the area of First Street at approximately 9:30 p.m.

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 ...