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Central NJ Wrestling Coach John DeNuto Indicted for Sex Crimes

April 24, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville ...

NJ Licenses Now Offer a Gender "X" Option

TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” (male) and “F” (female) gender options on ...

Family Looking for Answers in Barnegat Boy’s Death

BARNEGAT, NJ – The sudden passing of six-year-old Corey Micciolo, a Collin School first-grader, has his family looking for answers.

Corey’s parents, Breana Micciolo of Englishtown and Christopher Gregor of Barnegat, shared custody of the young child.

According to Corey’s obituary, he died Friday, April 2 at Southern Ocean County Medical Center.

The Barnegat Police ...

Barnegat Man Sentenced to Prison for Seven Years for Vehicular Homicide

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Ocean County Superior Court Judge Linda G. Baxter sentenced a Barnegat man to seven years in New Jersey State Prison today. Jeydon Lowe, 25, plead guilty to Vehicular Homicide and will need to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence to be eligible for parole.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced Lowe's sentencing today and indicated that ...

Weed. What You Can and Can Not Do.

NEW JERSEY — With the stroke of a pen in February, New Jersey was one of fifteen states plus Washington DC to legalize recreational marijuana while also decriminalizing it. What that means for many who partake is still a mystery. The feds have yet to legalize it, and each state has unique laws to govern its own legalization. So what exactly does the New ...

Murphy, Attorney General, Rep. Kim Hold Roundtable on Hate Crimes in Wake of GA Murders

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) held a roundtable discussion on Tuesday on bias and hate crimes, one week after a shooting rampage in Atlanta, Georgia that left eight dead, including six Asian women.

The roundtable took place as Attorney General Grewal and State Police Superintendent Patrick J. Callahan released ...

Local Connection: New Brunswick Man One of Two Charged in Death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

WASHINGTON, DC - Capitol Police Officer and South River native Brian Sicknick lost his life following the savage attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.  He was one of three police officers who were sprayed with chemicals used to repel animals in the wild.  One officer had minor injuries, one had facial and eye burns that have yet to heal and one died. Sicknick ...

Two Men Charged for Attack That Led to South River Native, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick's Death

WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media reports. 

CNN reports that Julian Elie Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania, and George Pierre ...

Murphy Will Nominate Rockaway Native Rachel Wainer Apter to NJ Supreme Court

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of his intentions to nominate her during a ceremony at Rutgers-Newark this morning. Ginsburg, who ...

Two Men Charged for Attack That Led to South River Native, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick's Death

WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media reports. 

CNN reports that Julian Elie Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania, and George Pierre ...

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Herman “ Bubie” C. Harrison III, age 56 of Manahawkin NJ, passed way Tuesday April 20th ...
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Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Letter to the Editor: Pumpkins and Your Property Tax Bill

April 26, 2021

To the Editor:

There have been some dubious tax increase proposals (and actual tax increases) in New Jersey. The most obvious, and arguably most ridiculous, was Gov Florio's tax on toilet paper. Or an example I used this past Halloween to give my two young daughters their first introduction to how taxes impact our lives was the "New Jersey Pumpkin Tax."

 In our great ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...