New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

June 15, 2019

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

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

I Made the Pinata Cake the Internet is Crazy For

Pinata cakes (aka surprise cakes) are “the” birthday party dessert now. The layer cakes are filled with candy, so when you cut into them — surprise! — M&Ms or Skittles or sprinkles or whatever spills out. Being the awesome mom that I am, I decided to take a shot at making one for a particular 9-year-old’s birthday.

Spoiler alert: She loved it.

There are ...

Farmer’s Market Find: Using the Whole Beet

One bunch of beets, two recipes.

When you buy fresh beets, assuming they come with the green tops, you’re really getting two vegetables — the roots and the greens. Use them both with our easy recipes for Beets with Lemony Dressing and Beet Greens with Garlic:

Beets with Lemony Dressing

1 bunch beets

2 Tbs. lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp.

Teen Entrepreneur Showcases Cookie Dough Pops at Franklin Food Truck Festival

June 10, 2019

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with teen entrepreneur Jesse Glauberg, proprietor of Do Boy Cookie Dough Pops at the 2nd Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival. The festival was held at Franklin High School this past May and benefitted Project Graduation for the class of 2019.

“I’ve been making cookies for a long time in my house and I always just continuously ate the ...

The Life of Television Legend & Native Son, Ernie Kovacs, is Celebrated in Trenton, New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -- Native Trentonian Ernie Kovacs was honored at the New Jersey State Museum, in the year when he would have been 100 years old. Through presentations, anecdotes and archival footage of his television work, the “Ernie Kovacs Centennial” honored Kovacs’ multiple contributions to television history, and the Mayor of Trenton, W. Reed Gusciora, proclaimed ...

This Weekend's LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

June 13, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is the second weekend in June, the weather report is rather good. Below is a lislt of the entertainment on LBI this weekend.  Don't forget to check out the Stafford Township Founders Day Parade at 10 a.m. with activities all throughout the day at Doc Cramer Park culminating with fireworks at dusk. 

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting ...

Pirate Walk Drops Anchor in Downtown Belmar This Saturday for Afternoon of Swashbuckling Fun

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s third annual Pirate Walk will come ashore in the center of downtown this Saturday, June 15.

From noon to 4 p.m., Pyanoe Plaza will serve as the hub for the Belmar Business Partnership-sponsored event, which will feature swashbuckling action, songs of the sea, a free treasure hunt for children and gift auction for adults, and a first-ever costume contest for ...

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

LONG BEACH ISLAND - I received a crabbing report from Jeremy Muermann, one of our local crabbers. We are coming up on the first big shed of the year for blue claw crabs. Jeremy tells me actual crabbing will slow a little until after the shed because the big males will be busy mating and carrying out soft shells during this time period. However, it is a good time to keep your eyes open for ...

Moorjani on Movies-REVIEW: Wine Country and Misdirected Movie Advertising

June 2, 2019

Netflix has long been established as a respectable vessel for producing original content in pretty much every genre you can think of, but “Wine Country” made me more excited than anything previously released. It had everything I look for in a movie after a stress-filled week. The trailers made it seem, light, fun, and ultimately, predictable, which is exactly what I needed.

Before ...

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

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 ...

Missing: Have You Seen This Dog?

June 14, 2019

WARREN, NJ - This dog was adopted yesterday June 13 from a breeder/hoarding situation in Texas and does not know the area or any person. DO NOT CHASE. Last seen in the Mountain View Road/ Manor Drive area running towards I-78.

 

The adopter fell on the stairs going into house and dropped the leash so the dog is trailing a leash.  

 

Call 862-251-0851 or ...

170 Dogs Seized in NJ Animal Cruelty Investigation

FLEMINGTON, NJ – An ongoing animal cruelty investigation has led authorities to seize 170 dogs at a home in Kingwood, according to a press release from Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

Detectives from the Williams’ Major Crimes Unit and State Police based in Kingwood responded to the home. The seizure followed a search of the home and other buildings on the ...

Missing: Have You Seen Rusty?

 

Update: Found safe.

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Rusty? He just moved to Warren and escaped his yard without his collar. He is an 8 year old Golden Retriever and was last seen at 164 Mountain Avenue. 

 

Call Lucy at 908-380-1395.

 

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North Plainfield Youth Sports 14U Travel Softball Team On a Roll

June 16, 2019

North Plainfield defeated Metuchen in a 5 inning game at Krausche Field, Tuesday, June 11.

The Lady Canucks were led with a stellar pitching performance by Maisie Shimko who had 8 strike outs in just three innings. Offensively, the team was led by Angelie Herrera and Carly Coslit who each hit a home run to drive in a combined total of 7 runs.

Congratulations to our NPYSA 14U Lady Canucks ...

School leader who champions equity to head up College Achieve Central Charter School

Longtime educator Nadia Bennett brings over a decade of success in closing the achievement gap for students of color.

PLAINFIELD, N.J. – College Achieve Central Charter School has named as its new executive director, longtime principal and teacher Nadia Bennett, after conducting an extensive national search. Bennett brings over a decade of success in working at urban charter schools and ...

Long Hill, Warren, and Watchung Residents Among 17 Awarded for Excellence In EMS by Overlook Medical Center

KENILWORTH, NJ –Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders and highlighted the accomplishments of standout members from local squads in the region at the 23rd annual Excellence in EMS Awards Celebration.

The event, which took place on May 23, at Galloping Hill Golf Course, helped mark National EMS Week.

“The ...

North Plainfield Education Association and Board of Education Sign MOA

The North Plainfield Education Association (NPEA) and the North Plainfield Board of Education (NPBOE) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on June 3, after more than twelve months of arduous negotiations.

During the 2018-2019 school year, members of the NPEA worked under their previously negotiated contract. Prior to negotiating a new contract, the more than 500 members of the North ...

Atlantic Health System Team Members Graduate from Career Readiness Program

Atlantic Health System recently celebrated an inspiring group of team members who graduated from the health care system’s Career Readiness Program, a unique partnership with County College of Morris (CCM) that provides team members college credits and lessons on computer basics, workplace communications, and life management skills to provide a solid foundation in the healthcare industry.

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Takes in Dogs Living in Squalor in Hunterdon County

June 15, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is caring suddenly for 188 dogs it got from a location in Hunterdon County, where they were living in squalid conditions.

The dogs were removed from the home Tuesday, with assistance from the Monmouth County SPCA. According to a Facebook post from the group, the dogs seem to have had limited human contact and minimal to no ...

Missing: Have You Seen Rusty?

 

Update: Found safe.

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Rusty? He just moved to Warren and escaped his yard without his collar. He is an 8 year old Golden Retriever and was last seen at 164 Mountain Avenue. 

 

Call Lucy at 908-380-1395.

 

TAPinto is free and published daily made possible through sponsorships and advertising. Get Your Town's ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr

June 16, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND AREA -  As I sit here gathering some information on this week’s local fishing report, I am struck by the poor weather we have been experiencing. Right now, there are winds out of the northwest at over 20 miles per hour. At least the sun is out, however, even though the temperatures are in the low 70’s.

We have gone through a period of storms complete ...

Fun Ways To Celebrate Dad For Father's Day

NEW JERSEY - It took a while for Father's Day to be embraced by the nation. Father's Day did not become a thing until 1972. Moms, on the other hand, had a day designated in their honor 58 years earlier. It took a bit, but eventually Father's Day was set for the third Sunday in June. Father's Day is June 16 and there are an abundant of fun, family-friendly ways to celebrate dad ...

This Weekend's LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is the second weekend in June, the weather report is rather good. Below is a lislt of the entertainment on LBI this weekend.  Don't forget to check out the Stafford Township Founders Day Parade at 10 a.m. with activities all throughout the day at Doc Cramer Park culminating with fireworks at dusk. 

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting ...

Pirate Walk Drops Anchor in Downtown Belmar This Saturday for Afternoon of Swashbuckling Fun

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s third annual Pirate Walk will come ashore in the center of downtown this Saturday, June 15.

From noon to 4 p.m., Pyanoe Plaza will serve as the hub for the Belmar Business Partnership-sponsored event, which will feature swashbuckling action, songs of the sea, a free treasure hunt for children and gift auction for adults, and a first-ever costume contest for ...

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

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Congratulations to the Southern Regional High School Fishing Club for their convincing victory in the annual surf fishing tournaments against other area high school fishing clubs. These skilled anglers totaled 556 points with the largest fish of the event caught by Ram fisherman Anthony Rutter. The fish was a 31.5-inch bluefish.

MATES came in second with 88 points, ...

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

LONG BEACH ISLAND - I received a crabbing report from Jeremy Muermann, one of our local crabbers. We are coming up on the first big shed of the year for blue claw crabs. Jeremy tells me actual crabbing will slow a little until after the shed because the big males will be busy mating and carrying out soft shells during this time period. However, it is a good time to keep your eyes open for ...

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Takes in Dogs Living in Squalor in Hunterdon County

June 15, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is caring suddenly for 188 dogs it got from a location in Hunterdon County, where they were living in squalid conditions.

The dogs were removed from the home Tuesday, with assistance from the Monmouth County SPCA. According to a Facebook post from the group, the dogs seem to have had limited human contact and minimal to no ...

Water Main Break in Warren

WARREN, NJ - Old Stirling Road will be closed north bound between Mountain  Boulevard and Reinman Road due to a water main break, Warren police said on Friday night. Water will be shut down in this area.

Warren Township Swears In Jolanta Maziarz to Warren Township Committee

WARREN, NJ - Jolanta Maziarz was sworn in to the Warren Township Committee at the Thursday morning meeting. Maziarz will serve the unexpired term of Carolann Garafola who retired effective June 1. ( video here)

Maziarz was sworn in on Thursday so that she could immediately take the dais and participate, however,  will have another swearing in ceremony at the July meeting for family ...

Man Dies After Carbon Monoxide Incident in Bernardsville Home

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- A 59-year-old man was pronounced dead Thursday morning at a Bernardsville residence with high levels of carbon monoxide, according to a report from WNBC-TV Channel 4 News.

Three other people, including two children, were transported to a hospital after the incident at a home on Chestnut Avenue.

Bernardsville police were still investigating the incident late Thursday ...

Unlocked Vehicles Stolen or Burglarized; Ridge Baseball Stand Robbed; Front Door Axed

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Two unlocked vehicles parked in the driveways of township homes were reported stolen last week, and two other unlocked vehicles were burglarized over a two-day period, Bernards Township police said in this week's police blotter.

Police said that on Friday, June 7, at some time between 12:30 and 6:30 a.m., an unknown person or persons reportedly stole a motor ...

Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Set to Take Over Franklin Police Department.

SOMERSET, NJ - A member of the Somerset County Prosecutor's office will head the Franklin Township Police Department following the retirement of Chief of Police, Richard A. Grammar and Captain Gregory Borlan at the end of the month.

John W. Fodor, the prosecutor’s chief of detectives, will take over for Grammar on July 1.

“Over the last three years we have experienced a ...

The Last Word

I recently had to write an obituary. For my dad.

He was 92, sharp, and living in his own home. But he was succumbing to age. His knees were bad and he had trouble breathing so he hobbled when he walked and had to stop every ten steps or so to catch his breath. He was a strong man whose strength was being directed to the simple act of living.

He was at a peaceful place in his life where he ...

Prosecutor IDs Armed Man Arrested on School Grounds in Westfield Thursday

June 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – A tip from police in Delaware helped authorities to arrest a man who came to the grounds of an elementary school in Westfield Thursday afternoon armed with a handgun and hollow point bullets, the Union County Prosecutor said Friday.

Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, of Bear, Delaware, was arrested outside of Tamaques Elementary School after classes had let out for the day, acting ...

'Son of a Beach' Salon Owner in Nutley Arrested, Charged with Endangering Child, more

NEWARK, NJ - The owner of the 'Son of a Beach Salon' in Nutley was arrested and charged with invasion of privacy, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Wednesday.

According to Theodore N. Stephens II of the the Essex County Prosecutors Office and Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo, Martino Poli, 38, of Stanhope in Sussex County, was ...

170 Dogs Seized in NJ Animal Cruelty Investigation

FLEMINGTON, NJ – An ongoing animal cruelty investigation has led authorities to seize 170 dogs at a home in Kingwood, according to a press release from Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

Detectives from the Williams’ Major Crimes Unit and State Police based in Kingwood responded to the home. The seizure followed a search of the home and other buildings on the ...

Rutgers Breaks Ground on Center for Adult Autism Services’ New Facility

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University on Monday broke ground on the new state-of-the-art facility that will house the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) which provides employment, vocational training and other services to individuals with autism.

The center, located on the Douglass Campus, is the first of its kind at a higher education institution in the United States. The new ...

New Jersey High School Graduate Killed in West Point Accident

WEST POINT, NY - The armored military personnel vehicle accident at the United States Military Academy early Thursday morning claimed the life of a 2015 graduate of West Orange High School.

Chris Morgan, 22, a West Point cadet who was an acclaimed and decorated wrestling star at WOHS, was killed and 21 other cadets were injured in the crash that occurred before 7 a.m. Thursday, according ...

Rutgers, Health Professionals Reach Labor Deal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the unions representing nurses and health professions have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract.

Health Professionals and Allied Employees/AFT (HPAE) said the announcement comes on the heels of a year of bargaining by health professionals of Local 5094 and the Registered Nurses of Locals 5089 and 5135.

“As always, patient care is of ...

Obituaries

Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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Maximum Security Remains On Track For Return In Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes At Monmouth

June 15, 2019

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security had “another good day” on Friday, June 14, according to trainer Jason Servis, as the Grade 1-winning colt moves closer to a return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park — the horse’s first start since he crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby on May 4.

The $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, for ...

Maximum Security Returns To Action In The Pegasus Stakes At Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security, first across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby on May 4, will make his return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, trainer Jason Servis announced today.

The $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth, is the last local prep race for the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational on July ...

Joevia Back At Monmmouth, Eyeing Haskell Start

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Third-place Belmont Stakes finisher Joevia returned to his base at Monmouth Park on Sunday morning with trainer Gregg Sacco targeting the July 20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational for the colt’s next start.

Joevia, who won the Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park on May 12, was a game third in the Belmont Stakes after setting all of the early fractions in the final leg ...

Mars Essex Horse Trials Country Weekend Attracts Stellar Field of Riders

FAR HILLS, N.J. — A stellar field of world-class riders is entered to compete in the third running of the Mars Essex Horse Trials Country Weekend, June 21-23.

Taking place at historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills, N.J., the event features the newly added Advanced division, which has attracted top riders including four U.S. Olympic veterans.

"I'm really excited that Essex is ...

Photo: Hunterdon Polo Classic Held At Fieldview Farm

FRANKLIN TWP., N.J. — The Hunterdon Polo Classic returned to Fieldview on Saturday, June 8.

The event continues a long tradition of raising funds and awareness for local charities with this year’s beneficiaries being the Hunterdon Art Museum, Prevention Resources, Inc , Riding With Heart, The Toshiko Takaezu Studio Project, Team Velvet, Valley ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

On Memorial Day, Remember the Families of Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

This weekend we gather to lay wreaths and pay homage to the men and women who died in our wars, to create or preserve our way of life. Some are buried in all corners of the world, from Normandy to Okinawa.

They have died for us over a 244-period, from Bunker Hill in 1775 to faraway Afghanistan in 2019, were about 12,000 American troops remained deployed.

For those who don’t realize we ...

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The Last Word

I recently had to write an obituary. For my dad.

He was 92, sharp, and living in his own home. But he was succumbing to age. His knees were bad and he had trouble breathing so he hobbled when he walked and had to stop every ten steps or so to catch his breath. He was a strong man whose strength was being directed to the simple act of living.

He was at a peaceful place in his life where he ...