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Perth Amboy Officials to Break Ground on “Borinqueneers Park”

June 10, 2021

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’ ...

Somerville Elks To Host 8th Annual Flag Day Celebration

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 are proud to bring back the annual Flag Day event, canceled last year by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The Flag Day Country Music Festival, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 18th, will be held on the grounds of the historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street. Open to the public, the event is free.

Entertainment will be ...

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 ...

Somerville: Sturdy Pink Dogwoods Form Canopy Over Historic Graves

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway.

It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final resting place of relatives and notable citizens of the borough, but it stands out from the others ...

New Jersey National Guard Deploys 500 Troops To Washington, D.C.

TRENTON, NJ  - Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the deployment of 500 New Jersey Army National Guard Troops to Washington, D.C. to bolster a force of 6,200 National Guard troops called up to provide additional security for the next 30 days, including the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on Jan. 20.

The deployment will take place over the next several ...

Death of an Air Force Captain from NJ Prompts Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

(NEW JERSEY) — On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Philip D. Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli of Parlin, Middlesex County, NJ. Captain Leli died November 27th in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Captain Leli was only 30 years old.

At the time of her ...

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TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

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Four Linden Men Charged in Connection with Hotel Shooting in Woodbridge

July 19, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Four Linden men have been charged for their involvement in a non-fatal hotel shooting in Woodbridge, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department.

According to police officials, on July 12, 2021, at approximately 2:37 A.M., authorities responded to the Delta Suites hotel in the Iselin section of ...

East Brunswick Police Department: Beware Of Craigslist/Overpayment Offer Scam

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The East Brunswick Police Department put out an alert today regarding a scam that has affected some local residents.

Here's what the EBPD had to say about the plot to separate you from your money:

The Scam: You advertise an item for sale on Craigslist, Facebook, or other similar classified advertisement systems. You are contacted by a potential buyer who sends ...

Rutgers Approves 2.6 Percent Increase In Tuition And Fees For 2021-22 School Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —  The Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a $4.8 billion budget that includes a 2.6% increase in tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year, following a freeze in tuition and a fees reduction for the past year in recognition of pandemic-related hardships.

“We know that tuition increases are difficult for our students, especially ...

Somerville OKs Retail Sale of Marijuana Limited to Stores on Highways

July 20, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night approved two ordinances that will permit retail sales of marijuana at a maximum of two locations limited to storefronts on state highways 22, 202 and 206.

Other neighboring towns, including Hillsborough, Bridgewater and Manville, have been less receptive to granting licenses to sell marijuana, voting against retail stores and ...

East Brunswick Community to Host Wiffleball Tournament to Remember Graduate

July 31, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On February 22, 2015, Patrick Awosogba, a School of Arts & Sciences student at Rutgers University, passed away playing in a pickup basketball game at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center.  Awosogba, a freshman, had a rare heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).  In HCM, the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick; causing an arrhythmia ...

House Passes Watson Coleman Bill to Improve TSA Preparedness

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 1893, the bipartisan Transportation and Security Preparedness Act introduced by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) chair of the subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security. The bill would require the Transportation Security Administration to, within two years of enactment, develop a transportation security preparedness ...

A tip for teachers: Some educator expenses may be tax deductible

The educator expense deduction allows eligible teachers and administrators to deduct part of the cost of technology, supplies and training from their taxes. They can only claim this deduction for expenses that were not reimbursed by their employer, a grant or other source.

Who is an eligible educator:

The taxpayer must be a kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, ...