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"Lost Souls" Name Recitation Held This Saturday

May 29, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The history of New Jersey's - and indeed East Brunswick's - slave-holding past is a heavy memory, yet it is one that must be recognized and addressed.  That is the mission of the Lost Souls Memorial Project and its annual effort to keep the names of human beings lost to slavery alive and full of meaning.

"Each year, we recite their names...and though this ...

ISCJ Collects for South Brunswick Food Pantry Every Saturday

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) has teamed up with the South Brunswick Food Pantry to collect food and supplies. The ISCJ will be collecting drive-thru donations every Saturday from 12PM to 2PM for the foreseeable future. Donations will be collected at their facility located at 4145 Route 1 South and Promenade Blvd in Monmouth Junction.

Items that the ISCJ is ...

East Brunswick Human Relations Council Helps Kids to Adapt to Life Online

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Human Relations Council continued their Unity in the Community series Tuesday night with a new focus: helping young EB residents adapt to life online. From writing thank you cards to conducting virtual game nights, representatives of East Brunswick’s Boy and Girl Scouts of America, along with the East Brunswick Youth Council, have been working to ...

Local Residents Helping To Provide Meals To Those In Need With "Dinner Is On Us" Initiative

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Sangeetha Rai and Pinky Shah decided back in April that they needed to do something to give local restaurants a boost and help those struggling financially because of the coronavirus shutdown. Their "Dinner is on Us" initiative was born. Rai and Shah partnered with Gennaros and Nunzios in Spotswood and Romeos in Jamesburg to provide meals. Their first time out, the pair ...

Lost Souls Public Memorial Project 3rd Annual Recitation of Name

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project will be holding the third of its annual Recitation of the Names of those souls lost to a diabolical slave ring in 1818, run by a Middlesex County judge who lived in what is now East Brunswick.  This event, which begins on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 pm EST and will run about one hour, will be online, recognizing the need for ...

Virtual Indian Music Concert to Benefit Franklin Township Food Bank

The Franklin Township community continues to leverage its diversity to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis.

On Saturday, May 9th at 7pm, the Township of Franklin and the Franklin Township Food Bank will offer a virtual Indian music concert to raise funds that will benefit the Food Bank.

 “Jwala 4 Jersey” will feature NJ-based band Jwala, the members of which ...

East Brunswick Daisy Scouts Bloom with Public Service

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two East Brunswick, NJ Girl Scout Daisy troops (#81624 and #81920) came together to donate hundreds of water and Gatorade bottles our heroes at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. 

The two troops also put together enough money to donate additional water and Gatorade bottles to both the local food bank and the East Brunswick Police Department.

The girls also worked ...

Piscataway Company Repurposes 3D Printers to Create Face Shields for Frontline Workers

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- With the call for Americans to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which has proven deadly, many hospitals have turned to donations in order to meet the challenge of stocking adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for doctors, nurses and other hospital staff to use while treating the infected.

Both private citizens and businesses have answered ...

Be #VIKINGSTRONG and Support the Food Pantry

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Act quickly to support the South Brunswick Food Pantry if you want to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Help support the South Brunswick Food Pantry. 

100% of the proceeds from each sale, approx. $10 a shirt, will go directly to the Food Pantry.

We are here to support our community when they need it most. Let's keep food on everyone's ...

New Jersey Pandemic Relief: Concert Playlist Tells a Jersey Story

NEW JERSEY - At Jersey 4 Jersey, famous Jersey Girls and Jersey Guys threw their musical support last night to raise up the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, a COVID-19 charity spearheaded by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.  Rock and Roll royalty and famous comics threw jabs, but the real stars were the medical and first responder personnel featured in the program.  The songs chosen ...

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Sat, June 6, 12:00 PM

Parking lot of Menlo Park Mall, near Barnes & Noble and Cheesecake Factory, Edison

Drive By Food Drive For Middlesex County

Food & Drink Giving Back

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TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

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Thu, June 4, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

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Fri, June 5, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

Fri, June 5, 8:00 PM

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Kendall Park

Al-Anon Meeting

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Esha Rao Graduates Rutgers, Becomes Officer In United States Navy

June 3, 2020

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ - Rutgers University held a graduation ceremony for its 2020 class using virtual commencement videos on May 31, 2020. Current graduates were unable to attend an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current social distancing measures in place, so an alternative ceremony was held online. In addition to the videos, which included statements from students and ...

East Brunswick Police Department Says There Is No Credibility To Story About Retaliatory Actions

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has released a statement regarding the online release of an internal communication within the EBPD. The accusation of retaliatory acts against perceived supporters of law enforcement has been not credible. On Monday, TAPinto East Brunswick reported as such. Nonetheless, conversation continued on social media, although it was based on ...

EBPD Internal Communications Cause Online Chatter

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - An internal communication within the East Brunswick Police Department led to a release of unverified information on Sunday.  On May 31, the East Brunswick Police Department received information of possible retaliatory actions against perceived police supporters. 

The department had not yet confirmed the information, but administrators did in fact advise ...

Somerville Cub Scout Pack 80 Creates Signs Of Hope To Help Others

June 3, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Cub Scouts from Pack 80 have been selling custom-designed lawn signs, which they call “Signs of Hope”, to raise money for local food banks.

The Scouts have sold and delivered 100 signs and raised $1,227.39 to benefit SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program based in the borough.

The signs were designed to show the Scouts’ support and gratitude to those ...

Hundreds March In Franklin To Protest Killing Of George Floyd

SOMERSET, NJ – Hundreds took to the streets today to protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer. The killing sparked protests across the country, some of which turned violent.

Despite tensions elsewhere, it was a peaceful day in Franklin. 

The march was organized by Jasmine “Jazzy” Bannon alongside Melanated Minds of ...

Hillsborough Moves Closer To Satisfying Affordable Housing Mandate

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The pieces are beginning to fall in to place as the Township Committee assembles a collection of market rate residential/retail developments that will all contribute to the township's obligations for affordable housing as mandated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Several of the projects have yet to submit a formal application to the planning board, but preliminary ...

SBPL Prepares For Curbside To-Go

June 1, 2020

Coming Soon! SBPL Curbside To-Go!

SBPL's reopening plans are getting very real!

Preparations to begin resuming on-site public service at the South Brunswick Public Library have begun in earnest.  No date has yet been set, but authorization for limited curbside to-go service is anticipated sometime later this month.  Once New Jersey officially moves to Step 2 in its Road Back ...

Eating in with Lidia -- Two New PBS Specials with Chef Lidia Bastianich

Join Lidia Bastianich in her home kitchen as she gives viewers an intimate look into her life at home as she shelters in place due to the COVID-19 epidemic in Eating in with Lidia, two new half-hour PBS specials produced by WGBH Boston and Tavola Productions.

The renowned chef, author and food ambassador shares stories, tips, recipes, and strategies on how to approach food and meal ...