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How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

May 22, 2019

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...

New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

NJ Seafood Festival to Dock in Downtown Belmar this Weekend

This story first ran on TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como.

The New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar is certainly living up to its name, as the three-day event rolls into the borough’s downtown district this weekend.

From May 17 through May 19, a host of Belmar restaurants will offer a bounty of palate-pleasing selections from the sea at the festival’s new venue — the Pyanoe Plaza ...

Steve Adubato Talks with HGTV Stars, The Cousins, About their New Children's Book

May 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Remodeling experts and HGTV stars, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, were guests on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, sharing their latest projects as well as guidance for homeowners with the itch to renovate.

“The biggest thing you can do is plan,” advised John Colaneri. “Contractors in general have not been great at communication, and the crux of the entire ...

New World Pizza Brings Together Fresh Ingredients and Family at Franklin Food Truck Festival

FRANKLIN, NJ - Benefiting Franklin High School's Project Graduation, the 2nd Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival featured craft and food truck vendors from across the state.

"We have great vendors like New World Pizza. They have the best pizza in Somerset County, New Jersey, because they make it right on the spot - this is not heated up in a microwave!" said MacCafee ...

Mayor Ravi Bhalla Speaks About Hoboken’s Past and Present at the 25th Annual Arts & Music Festival

HOBOKEN, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Hoboken Mayor, Ravi Bhalla, at the 25th Annual Spring Arts and Music Festival, held on Washington Street. Over 300 artists and vendors along with three stages of music were on hand to entertain the crowd.

“It’s a time-honored tradition in Hoboken,” said Mayor Bhalla, “where the community comes together.”

Alongside the ...

Missing in North Plainfield

May 16, 2019

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Have you seen Daisy? She’s an Olde English Bulldog last seen in North Plainfield at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. She is black with a white chest and tan eyebrows. Call Marcy at 908-209-3373.

 

It’s summertime…and these tips can help make livin’ easy for teens with jobs

May 21, 2019

With summer almost here, many students will turn their attention to making money from a summer job. Whether it’s flipping burgers or filing documents, the IRS wants student workers to know some facts about their summer jobs and taxes.

Not all the money they earn will make it to their pocket because employers must withhold taxes from their paycheck. Here are some tax tips young ...

Plagido’s Winery Attends Pour into Summer Wine Festival in Berkeley Heights, June 8 & 9

Plagido’s Winery will be joining the Pou into Summer Wine Festival in Berkeley Heights on June 8 & 9. Plagido’s Winery is a 2-Time NJ winery of the year. Plagido’s is located in Hammonton and is headed by owner and winemaker Ollie Tomasello. Plagido’s Cabernet Franc won Best of Show in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. NJ wineries took home 45 ...

Watchung Hills Students Help Beautify a New Home

 

SOMERSET, NJ - Fourteen students from Habitat Youth service clubs at Hillsborough, North Hunterdon, Somerville, Voorhees and Watchung Hills Regional high schools worked together alongside the Wadie family and two members of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Somerset County, Dottie and Joanne, to create a beautiful garden and lawn for the Wadie’s home on Saturday, May ...

Warren Fishing Derby Set for Saturday

Warren Recreation's Annual Fishing Derby will take place Saturday, May 18 from 11:00am-2:30pm (hard rain date only May 19). This is a FREE event open to Warren Residents only. Prizes for ages 5-14. Free hats for the first 200 participants by Warren PBA and free food provided by the Warren Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Club. NJ Fish & Game will be bringing the Show & Tell ...

NJSave Wins National Innovation Award

Human Services’ online tool helps older New Jerseyans save money and connect to services

(TRENTON) – NJSave, an online portal aimed at streamlining the benefit application process for aging and disabled residents, received top honors by a national organization dedicated to increasing outreach and services for those populations.

The Division of Aging Services (DoAS) of the New ...

Memorial Day Weekend LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

May 23, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is Memorial Day weekend!  The official kickoff to the 2019 summer season.

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment guide. 

Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House: 1201 E. Bay Avenue in Manahawkin

Friday 10 p.m:   Rock Lobsters
Saturday 10 p.m:   Sneak Attack
Sunday 10 p.m. The ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - This is the time of the year when Southern Ocean County fishermen seem to enjoy the most. We are still in the midst of catching the spring fish such as striped bass, black drum, and big bluefish. Suddenly, the summer-like fish start to arrive in the form of black sea bass, summer flounder, and even a few weakfish.

Captain Dave DeGennaro of Back Bay Adventures out of ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

SHIP BOTTOM -Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom reports that surf fishing in the mid-island region has been decent for bass and blues.  Peg Bucci of Manahawkin stopped by just before closing one day with a big bass from that area.  She reported, “I set up my first rod and was quickly bit off by a bluefish. I re-rigged and shortly after I hooked up with a good fish.

Para-Equestrian Returns To N.J. After Successful Florida Winter Show Season

May 22, 2019

TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. — Alanna Flax-Clark, U.S. Para Equestrian, recently returned to Mane Stream (an adaptive riding and therapy services non-profit in Oldwick) after spending a successful winter season competing at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Over the winter she showed and trained in Wellington, Fla. with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso, or “Taco” as he is ...

New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association Show opens June 9 In Stockton

STOCKTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association's 2019 Invitational Exhibit of equine art by local/regional artists, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” will open on June 9.

A public reception and an opportunity to meet the artists will be on opening day from 2 to 4 p.m. at Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Stockton., N.J. 

About 3:30 p.m. noted author, ...

Tick Control Bill Takes a Step Forward In New Jersey Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would provide $250,000 to help develop method of tick control was voted out of committee on May 16.

The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee made some amendments, before releasing Assembly Bill No. 5160. There is no Senate version of the bill as of May 20.

This bill, as amended, requires the State Mosquito Control Commission to ...

Meet The Measles

I am not sure if I ever had measles. I know I had gerbils. And a hamster once. But I don’t recall ever having measles.

Of course, measles aren’t small furry animals or some popular Hasbro toy that is in short supply around the holidays. The Measles are not a Korean Pop boy band or an annoying TV sitcom family. Measles are not a breakfast cereal or small colored candies that fizz in ...

Therapy Dogs Recognized in 2019 Stoneman Douglas Yearbook

May 22, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- The tragedy at Stoneman Douglas in February of 2018 affected people near and far. As the greater Parkland community continues to heal, one the most helpful groups in the healing process are being recognized this year in a more formal way.

The 14 therapy dogs that were brought onto campus following the shooting have their own yearbook page in the 2019 MSD High School ...

Primary 2019: Walsh/Pino Split Ticket is Somerset County's Best Choice

May 13, 2019

As my friends who live in Bridgewater will tell you,  this has been the most contentious mayoral primary we’ve seen in recent memory. I don’t really have any thoughts on Dan Hayes vs. Matt Moench (That haven’t been expressed repeatedly by each candidate's attacks on the other) but I think people are forgetting how important ...

‘Skylight’ Takes Emotional Leap for Two Mismatched Lovers

PRINCETON, NJ – Kyra is living on the edge in an upstairs flat in north-west London. When her former employer, and lover, Tom, comes to see her, he is horrified that she will put up with such a sad, paint-peeling habitat.

But we learn, in David Hare’s fascinating “Skylight,” she is making a statement as well as finding fulfillment in teaching poor children in a rundown ...

‘She Loves Me’ sparkles and shines at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – With only one more weekend to see this charming musical at The Summit Playhouse, it’s well worth your time to seek out “She Loves Me” on May 17 or 18 at 8 p.m. or Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m.

The play, set in 1937, has a long history, first as “The Perfumerie,” set in Budapest, by Hungarian playwright Mikos Laszio. Then there was a film version ...

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ makes for delightful bon-bon at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ – There’s no one quite like Oscar Wilde to take a somewhat jaundiced view of the byways of the upper crust in staid London society.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” an Edwardian farce, was perhaps Wilde’s most popular play and still seems to amuse and entertain today’s audience. Director Tom Frascatore has assembled a talented cast to add ...

'String Around My Figure' takes on medical insurance with humor

SUMMIT, NJ – Brenda Withers’s original play, “String Around My Finger,” looks at the bleak side of life, but does so with warmth and humor.  Tackling medical costs with a light touch seems like an oxymoron, but it’s an intriguing basis for this play.

It seems that Emma (Brianna Kalisch) is in the hospital, recovering from a miscarriage. Her finance, (which ...

Obituaries

Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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6 Things You May Not Know About Rutgers-News Brunswick Commencement

May 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers' 253rd-anniversary commencement is scheduled to begin rain or shine at 10 a.m. on Sunday at HighPoint.com Stadium on the Busch Campus in Piscataway.

University President Robert Barachi will confer graduate and undergraduate degrees at this ceremony.

Here are six interesting facts about the event:

Two McCourtys are better than one

This will be the first ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Defeats Immaculata, 2-1

 

WARREN, NJ - Ben Ant allowed just one run over 4 2/3 innings off three  hits with four strikeouts to earn the win for the Watchung Hills Hustlin’ Warriors baseball team over Immaculata on Thursday, 2-1.

 

Casey DeMarco came in with runners on first and second and no outs in the 7th inning to earn the save. James McKenna went 1-for-3 with a double and run ...

Basilone Bowl Media Day Introduces North Plainfield and Watchung Hills Players and others for Annual Game Honoring John Basilone

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The seventh annual Basilone Bowl, which will be played June 13 at Bridgewater-Raritan High School’s Basilone Field, is more than a football game – it is about character, teamwork and community, values exemplified by local hero John Basilone.

Scott Bray, BRHS head football coach and president of the Somerset County Football Coaches Association, was instrumental in ...

Memorial Day Weekend LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

May 23, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is Memorial Day weekend!  The official kickoff to the 2019 summer season.

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment guide. 

Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House: 1201 E. Bay Avenue in Manahawkin

Friday 10 p.m:   Rock Lobsters
Saturday 10 p.m:   Sneak Attack
Sunday 10 p.m. The ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - This is the time of the year when Southern Ocean County fishermen seem to enjoy the most. We are still in the midst of catching the spring fish such as striped bass, black drum, and big bluefish. Suddenly, the summer-like fish start to arrive in the form of black sea bass, summer flounder, and even a few weakfish.

Captain Dave DeGennaro of Back Bay Adventures out of ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

SHIP BOTTOM -Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom reports that surf fishing in the mid-island region has been decent for bass and blues.  Peg Bucci of Manahawkin stopped by just before closing one day with a big bass from that area.  She reported, “I set up my first rod and was quickly bit off by a bluefish. I re-rigged and shortly after I hooked up with a good fish.

Recidivism Rate in New Jersey One of the Lowest in the Nation

May 23, 2019

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of hosting a visit from the Canadian Parole Board Chairperson Jennifer Oades. We had the opportunity to discuss best practices, compare our different parole processes, and share some important common ground about our collective goal— striking a decisive balance between protecting our society through public safety supervision, while fostering the ...

Moms and Dads: Do This One Thing to Protect Your Children

To all you fellow moms out there (and any dads as well), this column is for you.

We all love our kids, right? And we’d do anything we can to keep them safe. Well, one of the most important things you can do to protect your children is to make sure they’re vaccinated.

I know because as an RN who specializes in infection prevention, I’ve seen children and adults suffer ...

Memorial Day Weekend LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

May 23, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is Memorial Day weekend!  The official kickoff to the 2019 summer season.

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment guide. 

Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House: 1201 E. Bay Avenue in Manahawkin

Friday 10 p.m:   Rock Lobsters
Saturday 10 p.m:   Sneak Attack
Sunday 10 p.m. The ...

Power Outage in Morristown Causing Heavy Traffic Delays

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A motor vehicle crash on Franklin Street has caused a power outage in the area of 287 South at Madison Avenue, announced police. 

 JCP&L is working on restoring power. While restoration continues, power is temporarily shut down in the vicinity which is causing the signal on Madison Ave at 287 south to be out of service.

JCP&L estimates ...

Man Found Dead in Scotch Plains Apartment; Homicide Task Force Called in

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains police responded to a report of a deceased adult male at an apartment on the 500 block of Park Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, May 21. 

"We couldn't come to any conclusions to the cause of death, so we called in the Union County Homicide Division to assist with the Union County Prosecutor's office," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted ...

Death of New Jersey College Student Spurs Legislative Action for Safer Ride Sharing Services

TRENTON, NJ - In a moving and somber hearing on Thursday, state lawmakers listened to the testimony of grieving parents, community officials, and industry representatives on the need to implement safeguards for those using ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.  

With his wife Marci at his side, Seymour Josephson held back tears as he spoke about the tragic murder of their daughter ...

Political Flier Misappropriating TAPinto Article Paid for by Freeholders' Re-Elect Committee

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The political flier that reprinted TAPintoSPF's full interview with Al and Phyllis Mirabella without TAP's permission -- and encourages Democrats to vote Column A -- that landed under the doorsteps of Fanwood voters was paid for by "Victory 2019," a campaign organization to reelect Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski, Sergio Granados, and ...

6 Things You May Not Know About Rutgers-News Brunswick Commencement

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers' 253rd-anniversary commencement is scheduled to begin rain or shine at 10 a.m. on Sunday at HighPoint.com Stadium on the Busch Campus in Piscataway.

University President Robert Barachi will confer graduate and undergraduate degrees at this ceremony.

Here are six interesting facts about the event:

Two McCourtys are better than one

This will be the first ...

‘Skylight’ Takes Emotional Leap for Two Mismatched Lovers

PRINCETON, NJ – Kyra is living on the edge in an upstairs flat in north-west London. When her former employer, and lover, Tom, comes to see her, he is horrified that she will put up with such a sad, paint-peeling habitat.

But we learn, in David Hare’s fascinating “Skylight,” she is making a statement as well as finding fulfillment in teaching poor children in a rundown ...