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Hillsborough Priests Extend Communion to Drive-Through Worshipers

May 22, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Father John, Rozembajgier, pastor of Our Lady Mother of God parish, with an assist from Father Alex Carles, has devised a novel approach to administering communion while being respectful of social distancing and parishioners' well-being.

The pastor of Our Lady Mother of God Church has adapted to the restrictive nature of social distancing amidst the coronavirus pandemic ...

Deans Rhode Hall Road And Washington And Floral Park Cemeteries To Be Closed Monday And Tuesday

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Washington and Floral Park Cemeteries will be closed on Monday and Tuesday because of Lag BaOmer. The Jewish holiday typically draws large crowds to the cemetery. Under the current climate in New Jersey because of the coronavirus crisis, gatherings of large amounts of people are banned because of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's Executive Order 107.

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Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

South Brunswick: Outreach from St. Cecilia's and Chabad Jewish Center

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Religious groups are preparing for the upcoming holidays, such as Easter and Passover, and have been holding weekly gathering online in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. There are currently 54 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in South Brunswick, according to the Office of Emergency Management.

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Diocese Of Metuchen Tells Catholics It's Okay To Eat Meat On Fridays

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rev. James Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen has announced an abrupt and radical departure from the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Catholic faithful are permitted to eat meat on Fridays during the remainder of the Lenten season except for Good Friday, April 10.

The Bishop said he granted the dispensation because of all the sacrifices being made in the ...

Pope Francis asks Catholics and every religious community, to spiritually unite in prayer, urges rosary prayer Thursday 3/19 at 4pm EST

According to various reports from the Vatican and Italy's media: 

Pope Francis spoke from the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican today March 18, 2020, asking Catholics and every religious community, to spiritually unite in prayer amid worsening conditions relative to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis urged people wherever they are, to join and unite in ...

Diocese of Metuchen Plans Suspends Public Masses

NEW JERSEY - The Diocese of Metuchen has suspended all public masses beginning on March 18. Public masses may not resume any earlier than April 3. The situation will be re-evaluated at that time and a decision will be made based on the circumstances regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Bishop Checchio released directives for churches within the Diocese of Metuchen to follow. The directives ...

Diocese of Metuchen Will Still Celebrate Masses But Obligation To Attend Temporarily Suspended

NEW JERSEY - As public gatherings are being canceled and postponed across the Garden State in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, area Catholics are faced with a dilemma as Easter quickly approaches. The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, announced on Friday that masses within Diocese of Metuchen will continue. However, parishioners are not obligated to attend in person until the ...

Diocese of Metuchen Takes Precautions to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

PISCATAWAY, NJ  – Amid growing national concern over the spread of the coronavirus, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen has enacted measures in parishes across its four counties as a precaution.

 

The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, has issued the following directives on liturgical practices being observed in all parishes, institutions and organizations ...

Bishop Checchio Leads World Day of the Sick Mass at Saint Peter's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Those who suffer in silence can feel forgotten, or worse, invisible.

Bishop James F. Checchio of the Diocese of Metuchen, however, said it is important to remember them and even reach out to comfort them every year on World Day of the Sick.

“We don’t see them at church, he said. “Today is a reminder that we have to find them.”

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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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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 ...