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Murphy Emphasizes Collaboration And Trust-Building

June 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward restarting its stalled economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Murphy used ...

East Brunswick: Judge Rules Against Township, Allows Hidden Oak Woods Development to Begin

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a decision handed down last Friday, Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Thomas McCloskey has allowed Alfieri Property Management of Edison, the developers of the property between Hart's Lane and Tices Lane known as Hidden Oak Woods to begin the clearing process at that location to prepare for construction.  East Brunswick had asked for a stay ...

Murphy To Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

More Info From Governor Murphy On Day Care, Camps And Pools Reopening

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Murphy Responds To George Floyd Killing In Minnesota

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Murphy Announces Opening Dates For Daycare Centers, Youth Sports And Summer Camps

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor  Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for: 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up For 2nd Day

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

South Brunswick's Jane Snyder Passes After a Life of Service to the Community

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick community is mourning the passing of Jane Snyder, a prominent figure in local politics and long time Kendal Park residents. Mrs. Snyder passed away on May 22nd, 2020 at age 92 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her three children, Carol Poppy, Linda Ingram and Spencer Snyder, and four grandchildren. Mrs. Snyder’s life will be ...

Watson Coleman Statement on Nationwide Protests in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death

WASHINGTON, DC - Following overnight protests and violence in the wake of the death of George Floyd as a result of excessive police force in Minneapolis, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) issued the following statement:

 

“Every single person, in Minneapolis and well beyond, who has taken to the streets in the wake of the filmed murder of George Floyd has done so because they ...

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Correcting a Tax Return will Soon Be Easier

May 29, 2020

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 ...

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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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Wed, June 3, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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Wed, June 3, 8:00 PM

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The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

June 2, 2020

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 ...

East Brunswick Cancels July 4 Celebrations

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick has canceled all Independence Day activities this July 4 due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing policies in place throughout the nation. South Brunswick and Milltown have also canceled their annual Fourth of July festivities.

Hundreds March In Franklin To Protest Killing Of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

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 ...

Farmers Against Hunger: More Heroes in the Pandemic

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Farmers are a demographic that many may not have thought of as being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But New Jersey-centered organization Farmers Against Hunger has been helping local farmers as well as people in need during this difficult time. Since the pandemic started ten weeks ago, Farmers Against Hunger has donated 300,000 pounds of fruit, vegetables, dairy, and ...

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 ...