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Hillsborough Says "Thanks For Your Service" At Annual Vets Breakfast

May 29, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Led by Mayor Shawn Lipani and members of the Township Committee, more than 100 local heroes, veterans of WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, other deployments and service stateside were honored for their time in uniform away from home at the 17th annual Salute to Veterans Breakfast Saturday morning at the municipal complex prior to the ...

A Makeover For Downtown Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE – Downtown may get a new look and an economic boost from a five-story, mixed-use retail-residential complex proposed for Main Street where Vito Mazza Salon & Spa and a neighboring restaurant are now located.

The project, proposed by Mazza Urban Renewal LLC, has a preliminary and final site plan application before the town’s Planning Board. A public hearing is set for ...

Park Middle School Renamed in Honor of Tuskegee Airman Malcolm Nettingham on Veterans Day (VIDEO)

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to rename Park Middle School as the Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School (580 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) in honor of the hometown hero and member of World War II’s celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. (VIDEO of full ceremony ...

What's Open And Closed On Veterans Day 2021

NEW JERSEY - Veterans Day is a federal holiday honoring all those currently serving and who have served in the military. It became a federal holiday in 1938 and is one of 10 observed throughout the calendar year. Since Veterans Day is a federal holiday all post offices and most banks are closed on Thursday, November 11 as well as state and local government offices and courts. Schools in the ...

Operation Shoebox NJ Collects Halloween Candy for US Troops Overseas

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Excess Halloween candy is being collected by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a volunteer, non-profit organization that ships personal care packages to members of the US military stateside and those deployed overseas.

The sweet treats are a welcome addition to the care packages, which also include snack and food items as well as toiletries.

OPSHBX NJ has sponsored the ...


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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

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Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Hillsborough

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South Brunswick Issues Heat Advisory for the Remainder of the Week, Cooling Centers are Open

August 2, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township has issued a heat advisory as temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to high 90s for the remainder of the week. The Office of Emergency Management is advising residents to limit outdoor activities and to stay hydrated.

To aid residents, the South Brunswick Public Library will have a cooling center from 10:00 A.M to 9:00 P.M today through ...

South Brunswick Opens Cooling Centers at Library and Police Station, Today Expected to be the "Hottest of the Year"

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Public Library and police station will hold cooling centers today from 11:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M as temperatures in the township are expected to reach nearly 100 degrees fahrenheit. The Office of Emergency Management is advising residents to stay cool and hydrate as they expect today to be the hottest of the year.

The OEM is advising residents to avoid ...

South Brunswick Recommends Residents Adopt "Odd/Evens" Guideline to Using Water Outdoors as Temperatures Surge

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick residents are being asked to conserve outdoor water use as New Jersey experiences a massive heat wave, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit across the state. Mayor Charles Carley and New Jersey American Water are asking residents to take these steps to avoid possible restrictions later. As of now, there are no mandated restrictions on water use ...

Domestic Ducks Found In Spotswood

August 7, 2022

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Two domestic ducks are creating a bit of a stir in the borough and residents would like to help these duckies get reunited with their owners. A Black Swedish duck was found on Thursday, August 4 in the evening at Ottilios Restaurant on Devoe Avenue in Spotswood. A white Welsh Halequin was found on Friday by Devoe Lake. Both ducks are domesticated because their wings are ...

Lace Up The Sneakers For The 2022 Spotswood 5K And Fun Run

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Runners and walkers get ready for the Spotswood 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, September 10. The one-mile Fun Run kicks off at 8:15 a.m. Walkers get moving on the 5K course through the borough at 8:45 a.m. followed by the runners at 9 a.m.

Last year's Spotswood 5K was won by Old Bridge's Thomas Hunt with a time of 19:10.9. Robbinsville's Melina Johnston was the first ...

Helmetta Fire Chief Christopher Acs Killed In Motorcycle Accident

HELMETTA, NJ - Flags in the borough are flying at half-mast on Tuesday in honor of Helmetta Fire Chief Christopher Acs. Acs was killed on Monday in a motorcycle accident in South Brunswick. Acs was 47.

The accident, which occurred on Monday afternoon, is currently under investigation by the South Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Early reports ...

Why Cutting Tariffs Will Help NJ Companies Like Mine

July 27, 2022

As the cost of basic commodities and goods continues to climb, everyday Americans are paying the price. Following years of pandemic-related stagnation, runaway inflation has made a bad situation worse for the American economy. High rates are hurting American consumers and small businesses, and we need policymakers to take action.

In March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that ...