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Middlesex County to Aid Local Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Through Small Business Grants Program

June 3, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – To assist local small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Middlesex County is introducing a Small Business Grant program utilizing federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act funding.

The County intends to award a total of $1,062,260 in grants for job retention and creation through the CDBG-CV funds for this special economic ...

Pilates Design Studio: Breathing Drills for Staying Healthy

WATCHUNG, NJ – As the fight against COVID-19 continues, businesses such as the Pilates Design Studio remain closed. In an effort to help clients, owner Danielle Conner has been providing online group classes three days a week and private sessions everyday and is sharing some helpful drills to help one’s immune systems remain strong and healthy.

“We've been holding ...

South Plainfield-Based Kobo Products Steps Up to Help Fight COVID-19

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield-based Kobo Products, Inc., a powder and dispersion company that manufacturers and distributes cosmetic and personal care raw materials, has been switching gears a bit the past few months in an effort to help fellow New Jerseyans and the fight against COVID-19.

Since April, the company, which operates five locations in the borough, has ...

Don't Be a Knucklehead, Be a Bobblehead! Company Unveils Gov. Murphy Bobblehead

MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy. 

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, the same cause that the ...

What Does Lord & Taylor’s Anticipated Liquidation Mean for Westfield?

WESTFIELD, NJ — The pandemic may be accelerating the demise of an expansive department store on North Avenue.

Mayor Shelley Brindle said she has long prepared for the closure of Lord & Taylor’s store on North Avenue so when Reuters broke the news Tuesday that the retailer plans to liquidate merchandise at its 38 stores nationwide in anticipation of closing the locations, ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Steps Up Safety Measures

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edison Heating and Cooling prides itself on providing state-of-the-art service and safety precautions throughout the year and, with the coronavirus crisis currently sweeping through New Jersey, the company has stepped up its safety protocols – for both customers and employees – even more. 

“As a declared essential service, we are ...

Impact Church Raises & Distributes Stimulus Funds To Local Small Businesses

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners are facing unprecedented economic disruption. “It’s important for us to think about how this pandemic is affecting entrepreneurs who put all they had into a dream. Small businesses are still waiting for CARES Act money to come through, while large hedge funds have already been funded. It makes no sense.

Creative Kids Academy Continuing to Provide Educational and Fun Resources During Closure 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Creative Kids Academy (CKA) may have closed its doors last week out of precaution, but students of the Clinton Avenue preschool and day care are still being provided daily education lessons and activities. 

“We are dedicated to helping our families get through this difficult time and ensuring that our children are being stimulated and learning while ...

Keeping Over Four Decades of Jo-Ann’s Dance Alive Through Vertical Freedom

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past two weeks, Jo-Ann’s Dance Studio – the Performing Arts Centre and Vertical Freedom have been working to find ways to keep students and clients active while also keeping the South Clinton Avenue business afloat. 

“As I am sure you all know by now, the governor has mandated that all businesses such as ours be closed until ...

TAPinto Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic

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Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 13, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...

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Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Obituaries

Denise Rose Walker, 70, passed away on May 26, 2020, due to a stroke.    Born in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Message from Bishop James F Checchio

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MCSBA Unsung Hero Recognition Event

Letter to the Editor:

The Middlesex County School Boards Association and Association of School Administrators hosted the 34th Annual Student Recognition in-person Program honoring Outstanding Juniors and Seniors in the Middlesex County High Schools in 2019, with over 400 attendants.  The program began 34 years ago headed by Mark Finkelstein who is presently the Superintendent at Middlesex ...

Community Happenings

Kennedy Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Disney World 

June 1, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Disney World may not be reopening until mid-July, but a group of Kennedy Elementary students recently took a virtual trip to the ‘most magical place on earth’ from the safety of their home. 

On the evening of May 21, second graders in Kathleen Wharton’s class logged onto their devices and, as a class, toured the famed Orlando theme ...

Peaceful Rally in Spring Lake Park Organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Calls for Justice, Awareness and Unity

June 5, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On the afternoon of June 4, over 50 people gathered at the gazebo at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield to kneel in solidarity for George Floyd and all those who have lost their lives unjustly.  The event was organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Olivia Payne, who initiated the demonstration on social media.  At 3:15p.m., the crowd ...

Middlesex County Unsung Hero Program Honors South Plainfield High School Students Olivia Olano and Drew Rachwal for Selfless Acts at School and in the Community

TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students Olivia Olano and Andrew “Drew” Rachwal were chosen as 2020 Middlesex County Unsung Hero award recipients.  For 35 years, the Middlesex County School Boards Association along with Middlesex County Association of School Administrators have recognized high school juniors and seniors who make outstanding ...

Hometown Hero Program Honors Veterans with Banners Lining Plainfield Ave. and Hamilton Blvd.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – To honor and recognize those who have proudly served and died in combat for the United States of America, the Hometown Hero Banner Committee has mounted banners along Plainfield Avenue to honor the fallen heroes.  The endeavor was implemented in September 2019 by the Borough of South Plainfield, in partnership with American Legion Chaumont Post 243, VFW ...

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Hi all!  It’s hard to believe that it’s June already, but here we are!  Hopefully, everyone has been staying safe and healthy.  Even though the South Plainfield Public Library is still closed, it doesn’t mean you can’t see us (virtually, of course) for some fun programs.  We have a full schedule in June, so hopefully you can join us.

Storytimes for ...

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 ...

Press Releases

19th Amendment Centennial Essay Contest Deadline Extended Through To June 15, 2020

June 5, 2020

19th Amendment Centennial Essay Contest  Deadline Extended Through To June 15, 2020

For South Plainfield Students grades 7th through 12th

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote, South Plainfield 7th and 8th grade students, as well has high school students grades 9th through 12th are invited to submit an essay highlighting an activist who had a ...

Senator Diegnan recognizes the South Plainfield High School Seniors who were presented the official State Seal of Biliteracy .

Our hometown Senator Patrick Diegnan sends his congratulations to South Plainfield seniors  Kaylee Basantes-Lllerena, Liesl Co, Adrian Dominguez, Rafael Estrella, Julianne Ferraro, Nicole Freire, Jessica LaCross, Nicole Lujan, Gabriel Mont, Skylar Negron, Monica Paiz-Che, Saulio Quinchia, and Kevin Veliz for being awarded the State Seal of Biliteracy. The State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes ...

South Plainfield Debutante Seeks Public's Help With Fundraiser

       During this Pandemic, I understand first hand how important it is to help others. Just last week, my mother and I donated masks to Menlo Park Veterans Home for the essential workers because this is what we need to do , help one another. I am currently seeking assistance in my fundraising efforts.

I am Alexis Robinson, and I am a senior at South Plainfield High ...