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Overlook Medical Center Participates in MIND Trial

Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center participates in unique, nationwide ‘MIND Trial’ for patients suffering from deep bleeds within the brain

Bleeding that occurs within the deep recesses of the brain – known as an intracranial hemorrhage, or ICH -- represents 10-15% of all strokes but can be among the most devastating.

“Deep intracranial ...

Measles, the Causes of Heart Palpitations and More: AtlantiCast by Atlantic Health System

On the latest AtlantiCast, find out what you need to know about measles, learn about the causes of heart palpitations, we’ll take you to the latest in state-of-the-art urgent care centers, we’ll share the physical symptoms of depression and much more! See every episode at AtlanticHealth.org.

Treatment Options for Memory Loss

Memory loss can be many things from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias with different methods to diagnose and manage cognitive decline.   This was the topic of discussion at a recent community symposium on memory loss at Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic Neuroscience Institute. 

Dr. Saurabh Sharma, a cognitive neurologist at ...

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tart

July 17, 2019

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read her essay, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.

Need a fun summer dessert that someone with food allergies can enjoy? Use their favorite fruit and cookies to make this tart. The easy homemade pudding is ...

11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read more about her at the end of this article.

We all know that family with the “allergy kid.” You know, the ones that always bring their own food to parties and create a safe space between their kids and the party food. We are that family, and we have two ...

Make the Best Cold Brew Iced Coffee this Summer

Ahrre Maros knows a few things about coffee. The owner of Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit, who roasts his beans in Plainfield, has been in the coffee shop business in Union County for 30 years as of this summer.

Maros shared his secrets for making a great batch of cold brew coffee at home.

“The important thing about cold brew is that when you brew the coffee at ...

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

July 14, 2019

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) at no charge. Statements can be submitted from Labor Day (September 2, 2019) until Saturday, November 2, 2019 at midnight EST (for publication on Saturday, November 2 or Sunday, November 3, 2019). Publication of candidate ...

The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Begins July 16

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is gearing up for its spectacular annual five-day Feast full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds, located at Mt. Carmel Field, 56 River Road, Berkeley Heights, will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 20. Event will be full of family-friendly events, rides, food, ...

Adele DeLeeuw Scholarships Awarded to Area Students

​Eight students from North Plainfield and Watchung Area high schools received a total of $15,450 in scholarships from the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund at a dinner held Wednesday, June 12th, at the Spain Inn in Piscataway.  The scholarships are financed by a bequest from Adele DeLeeuw, longtime Plainfield resident, author of 75 books, ...

TAPinto Breaks All-Time Monthly Readership Record: 1,270,494 Readers, 3,453,599 Pageviews in June 2019

TAPinto.net, a network of more than 80 franchised online local news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, had a record-breaking month of traffic in June, logging 1,270,494 unique readers and 3,453,599 pageviews.  The record marks continued growth in TAPinto’s readership and engagement metrics across its 82 franchised sites.  During ...

Atlantic Health System, Kindred Healthcare Celebrate Completion of Brand-New, Two-Story Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison

MORRISTOWN, NJ and LOUISVILLE, KY – JULY 9, 2019 – Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare today marked the completion of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, a brand-new state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will combine the expertise of two leaders in high-quality patient care.

The new $24 million, two-story, 38-bed rehabilitation hospital located in ...

N.J. Hall of Fame and TAPinto Announce Media Partnership; Two Organizations to Benefit from Joint Promotion

In an effort to positively impact the daily lives of New Jerseyans, the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has formed a media partnership with TAPinto, a network of over 70 franchised online local news sites throughout the state.

The NJHOF’s mission of celebrating New Jersey, inspiring generations of state residents, and instilling a sense of pride in their state closely follows ...

SpongeBob, Skeeball Top Competition in Belmar’s Annual Sandcastle Contest

July 18, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — The heat was definitely on along Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach yesterday — not only in terms of the temperatures but for the hundreds of sandcastle contest participants who only had several hours to build their creations under the sweltering skies.

Interspersed among the throngs of beachgoers, sand sculptors of all ages laid claim to their portion of the sand for ...

Mainland Adventure Park Hosts Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Celebration

STAFFORD - On Friday, July 12, Stafford Township's new adventure park, the Mainland Adventure Park celebrated their grand opening with a time of blessing, ribbon cutting, food, beverages and fellowship with various leaders and area residents. 

Chris Vernon recently opened the Mainland Adventure Park, a large course consisting of zip lines, climbing tiers and go-kart track in front of ...

New Jersey State Police DWI Checkpoint in Belmar on July 13

BELMAR, NJ — A sobriety checkpoint will be set up on Saturday, July 13 in Belmar by the New Jersey State Police, which did not provide additional details on its location and time.

The state police made the announcement on its Facebook page, alerting motorists that state troopers will be pulling over vehicles looking for drivers who exhibit signs of impairment due to alcohol or drugs, ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

Are Grandparents Allowing the Kids To Have Too Much Screen Time?

July 14, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren.

A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds that today’s grandparents are still true to their traditional fun-loving image -- allowing their ...

Hoboken Real Estate Market Fueled by Families and New Businesses

July 12, 2019

HOBOKEN, NJ -- In Part 2 of HomeGrown: Hoboken, Host Stephanie Willoughby talks with two women business owners in the mile-square city about how Hoboken’s revival and growth has also made the city a more welcoming place for families.  

Pamela Kalman, Owner of PKL Properties, spoke about the thriving real estate market in Hoboken.  Kalman said that there is no ...

Steve Adubato Talks Sopranos Prequel and Gandolfini Legacy with Actor Matt Servitto

NEW JERSEY -- Teaneck, NJ native, actor Matt Servitto, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the upcoming Sopranos prequel movie currently being filmed in New Jersey.

Servitto, who played FBI Special Agent Dwight Harris on the show, said that with this year being the 20th anniversary of the airing of the Sopranos, James Gandolfini has been on his mind a lot these ...

A Call to Arms

I am one of those guys who is inspired to action watching dramatic sporting events.

For example, every four years, after watching the summer Olympics, I sign up for a gym membership.

Just a couple of months ago I played a round of miniature golf after being moved by Tiger Wood’s thrilling victory at the Masters.

There is something about overcoming adversity and performing at high ...

A Class Act

I love being invited to exclusive events. It makes me feel special.

So you can imagine my excitement when I received an invitation to participate in a class action lawsuit. No one has ever asked me to a class action before. And I missed my last high school reunion.

I wonder what I should wear? I don’t even own a lawsuit.

It was a formal invitation to attend a Fairness Hearing on ...

Officials Join Forces With Alementary Brewing Co. To Support Bill Allowing Dogs In Breweries

July 6, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ - Local and state officials have partnered with The Alementary Brewing Co. to support a bill that would allow patrons in breweries across the state to enjoy a cold beer alongside their furry friends.

Though the state Senate passed a bill in December to make it legal for pooches to join their owners at breweries, the Assembly has yet to vote on it.

This week, Assemblywoman ...

Our Son Jake’s Legacy Lives On In Expanded Medical Marijuana Program

July 18, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Dear TAPinto Readers:

Our son Jake was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012.  Learning that your son has brain cancer is just about the worst thing you can hear. For years, Jake underwent treatments including surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy.  What was so impressive about Jake was how, despite these brutal treatments, he found something ...

Letter to the Editor: Bridgewater Gets Wake-Up Call in Wake of Republican Primary

To the Editor:

Bridgewater has proven to be a wonderful place for a family to prosper. If you’re not a native of NJ, it certainly exudes memorable first impressions for some transplants. Anyone moving here from a factory town up north (for example) may notice the well-kept lawns, an occasional exotic car and a perfectly synchronized high school marching band. It may even make one think ...

‘Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play’ Takes Audience to Giddy Heights

MADISON, NJ – Since this rambunctious production takes place outdoors, we’re not too concerned with subtleties or even Shakespearean language.

This farce, “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged),”  written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor is directed with verve and no-holds-barred by Brian B. Crowe. Martin apparently has a talent for this ...

Obituaries

Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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SpongeBob, Skeeball Top Competition in Belmar’s Annual Sandcastle Contest

July 18, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — The heat was definitely on along Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach yesterday — not only in terms of the temperatures but for the hundreds of sandcastle contest participants who only had several hours to build their creations under the sweltering skies.

Interspersed among the throngs of beachgoers, sand sculptors of all ages laid claim to their portion of the sand for ...

Mainland Adventure Park Hosts Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Celebration

STAFFORD - On Friday, July 12, Stafford Township's new adventure park, the Mainland Adventure Park celebrated their grand opening with a time of blessing, ribbon cutting, food, beverages and fellowship with various leaders and area residents. 

Chris Vernon recently opened the Mainland Adventure Park, a large course consisting of zip lines, climbing tiers and go-kart track in front of ...

A Quick Primer to Jersey Shore Lingo

JERSEY SHORE – Those who live at the Jersey Shore year round speak a language of their own. Actually, it’s often a mix of dialects from other parts of Jersey, New York and those who come from the near west. Philadelphia, that is.

Most make a common distinction. They are not anything like the Jersey Shore cast whose drama captivates avid watchers throughout the United States. In ...

New Jersey State Police DWI Checkpoint in Belmar on July 13

BELMAR, NJ — A sobriety checkpoint will be set up on Saturday, July 13 in Belmar by the New Jersey State Police, which did not provide additional details on its location and time.

The state police made the announcement on its Facebook page, alerting motorists that state troopers will be pulling over vehicles looking for drivers who exhibit signs of impairment due to alcohol or drugs, ...

Unhealthy Bacteria Levels Increase in Lake Hopatcong, says State

ROXBURY, NJ – Having decreased for a bit, the levels of potentially harmful bacteria in Lake Hopatcong appear to be increasing again, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

The DEP is using aerial sensing technology to detect the cyanobacteria involved in the ongoing “harmful algal bloom” (HAB) that prompted it last month to warn against ...

Maximum Security Installed As 8-5 Favorite For The TVG.Com Haskell Invitational

July 18, 2019

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Despite the imposing presence of Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first in the Kentucky Derby before being disqualified for interference and also has a home-field advantage at Monmouth Park, a field of seven talented 3-year-olds was drawn Wednesday for the 52nd renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational on Saturday, July 20.

The 1 1/8- mile ...

Jockey Andrea Rodriguez Rides First U.S. Winner, With A $101 Return On $2 Bet

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Triple bug jockey Andrea Rodriguez recorded her first victory in the United States, booting home the late-running Trinni Jean, a 49-1 shot, to win in the third race at Monmouth Park on July 13.

The 21-year-old from Canovanas, Puerto Rico, who started her riding career on Jan. 1, had been 0-for-16 in the United States before her breakthrough win. Trinni Jean returned ...

Maximum Security, 6 Challengers Prep For Haskell Invitational At Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security galloped on Monday, July 15 as his final prep for next the July 20, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

The current probables for the race are Maximum Security, Joevia, King for a Day, Mucho Gusto, Everfast, Spun to Run and Bethlehem Road.

The disqualified Kentucky Derby winner schooled in the starting gate at Monmouth Park a ...

NJ Amazon Centers Kick into Lightening Speed to Ship Prime Day Deals

July 18, 2019

EDISON, NJ -  There was a buzz in the air at the Amazon fulfillment center last week. Many of the 2,000 workers inside this 900,000 square foot center were dutifully, briskly ramping up for Prime Day, which ends tonight.

The 36-hour special Amazon Prime Day allows members to take advantage of millions of deals on everything from rice cakes to running shoes, from TVs to toddler beds, ...

First Responders Battle Blaze at Baltusrol Clubhouse

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield firefighters and other first responders answered a call to Baltusrol Golf Club Tuesday, July 16, for a small blaze that broke out in the clubhouse of the famed golf course.

Just before noon, the fire broke out on the third-floor side facing the golf course. That area is set up as hotel accommodations for guests to lodge when they come to the ...

Foul Ball: Dwight Gooden Charged for Suspected Cocaine Possession in NJ

HOLMDEL, NJ - Anyone who knows baseball over the years knows Dwight Gooden. Gooden pitched the Mets to the World Series Championships in 1986. He played for the Yankees and Cleveland Indians as well.

On June 7 he was driving in Holmdel and caught the attention of a player on a different team. It was a police officer on the Holmdel Township Police Department. Ultimately, he was charged with ...

Unhealthy Bacteria Levels Increase in Lake Hopatcong, says State

ROXBURY, NJ – Having decreased for a bit, the levels of potentially harmful bacteria in Lake Hopatcong appear to be increasing again, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

The DEP is using aerial sensing technology to detect the cyanobacteria involved in the ongoing “harmful algal bloom” (HAB) that prompted it last month to warn against ...

Tax Relief on Jersey Shore Rentals Now in Hands of Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ — Shore homeowners who rent directly to vacationers are looking to salvage at least part of the summer from having to collect a new 11.6 percent tax on those short-term rentals.

The state Legislature has passed a bill (A4814) that ensures these homeowners are not subject to a 2018 law that expanded the state’s 6.625 percent sales and use tax, and five percent hotel and ...

Rally to Call For Closure of ICE Detention Centers Set For Friday in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state.

The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m.

Central Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is co-sponsoring the protest along with groups including ACLU People Power - ...

‘Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play’ Takes Audience to Giddy Heights

MADISON, NJ – Since this rambunctious production takes place outdoors, we’re not too concerned with subtleties or even Shakespearean language.

This farce, “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged),”  written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor is directed with verve and no-holds-barred by Brian B. Crowe. Martin apparently has a talent for this ...