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New Brunswick Protest Spurred by Roe v. Wade Reversal

June 25, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 200 to 250 people gathered at New Brunswick City Hall last night to attend a pro-choice rally organized by Planned Parenthood in the wake of yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion.  

Speakers included Tara Norman, Public Health Educator for New Jersey's Planned Parenthood, ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case Of Monkeypox in Jersey City Resident

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

South Brunswick Introduces Lead Paint Inspection Ordinance for Rental Spaces

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Township Council has introduced an ordinance that would require lead paint inspections for certain rental spaces. The ordinance was introduced at the last council meeting on Tuesday, June 14th.

Last year, the state passed a law that would require municipalities that conduct housing inspections, such as South Brunswick, to also inspect properties for ...

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

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 ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Recognized As One Of Nation's Best Maternity Hospitals

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, where 5,300 babies were delivered last year, has been recognized as one of the nation’s best maternity hospitals for 2022 by a leading publication.

The hospital, renowned for its comprehensive care of expectant mothers and newborns, has been recognized by Newsweek in its annual assessment of the national’s ...

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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

SAINT AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY SCHOOL OF SOUTH BRUNSWICK TO HOST THE 2ND AND LAST DANIEL ANDERL “LOVE IS LIGHT” 5K EVENT

[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 ...