The Real Main Event: The ‘Little’ Moments with Your Kids

In 1987, two men put on a show for the ages in front of more than 90,000 people.

In 1989, a father and son saw that show for the first time and never forgot it.

Parenting is full of moments. Some good, some not so much. As parents, we are trying to make the most of our time with our kids. Sometimes, we try really hard, aiming for those memories that our kids will never forget. I would wager ...

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Model Trains and Food Trucks

November 24, 2021

Model train lovers in Union County can once again enjoy a beloved seasonal tradition, as the Model Railroad Club opens its doors for the new Holiday Train Show and Open House series beginning on Friday, November 26.

Featuring an elaborate, multi-track HO layout and much more, the shows will take place at the club’s headquarters and workshop, the A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, ...

Code Blue Issued in Union County Until Sunday, Nov. 28

November 26, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - The Union County Department of Human Services has issued a Code Blue due to predicted weather conditions. 

Temperatures in Roselle are expected to feel as low as 30 degrees, with rain and winds expected in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service. 

Individuals and families sheltered during the Code Blue must be screened and referred by the Union County ...

Producing User Generated Content: Tips and Tricks

November 13, 2021

According to recent data, 85% of Americans own a smartphone**. Smartphones are routinely used to publish pictures and video via websites and apps, which enables users to share their participation in an event, presence at a location, or highlight a relationship or connection with other people. The primary means of creating and publishing User-Generated Content has become the smartphone.

What is ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

Providing Local News that Matters: Cristina Pinzon Franchises TAPinto Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ — One of the first things you’ll notice when speaking with TAPinto franchisee Cristina Pinzon is she’s passionate.

She’s passionate about her heritage – her family emigrated to the United States from Colombia when she was a child.

She’s passionate about her community – she was raised in Elizabeth and still has deep ties to the ...

Elizabeth Juvenile Assaults Crossing Guard and Police Officer

November 18, 2021

On November 17, 2021 at 7:30 a.m., Roselle Park Police responded to the 400 block of Chestnut St., on a report of a crossing guard that was assaulted. Responding officers found the crossing guard with a laceration to his head. While officers were rendering aid, a second crossing guard reported he was just pushed to the ground from behind on the 500 block of Chestnut St., and suffered a minor ...

Recognizing Veterans and Military Families Month

November 25, 2021

November 2021

Every November since 1996, Veterans and Military Families Month has been recognized as a time to honor those who have dedicated their lives in the service of our country, including their family members, care givers and survivors.

This year, I would like to draw attention to those serving in the National Guard, who have worked unstintingly in response to the COVID-19 ...

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by 

Robert P. Watson. (De Capo Press, 2016).

 

The sinking of the famous British luxury ship, Titanic, is etched indelibly in our imaginations, even today, over 100 years after she succumbed to an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Books, movies, and the story of locating the wreck in the 1980s and ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

The Best U.S. Trips to Take During the Holiday Season

While some may agree that there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” for others, Christmastime means vacation time. If you’re thinking about heading out of town for the holidays, here are seven destinations to put on your list. 

Best Places to Visit in November

Montpellier, Vermont. From the changing colors of the leaves to the mouth-watering smell of ...