Tips for the Virtual Family Courtroom: Zoom Etiquette

December 6, 2021

Many family court matters are still proceeding remotely via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.  For matters such as divorce, custody, child support, etc., it appears that certain types of proceedings will remain virtual for the foreseeable future.  

Simply because your matter is proceeding virtually does not mean you should conduct yourself (or present yourself) any differently than if ...

Thank You to All the Veterans Who Served on the USS Hunterdon County in its Service to America

November 11, 2021

USS Hunterdon County (LST-838) was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II, and later reconfigured and recommissioned for riverine warfare during the Vietnam War. Named after Hunterdon County, New Jersey, she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.

USS LST-838 earned one battle star for World War II service and ten campaign ...

Athlete of the Week is Hunterdon Central Senior Evan Vasquez

December 4, 2021

This week's Athlete of the Week is Hunterdon Central senior Evan Vasquez, an accomplished player on the Red Devils boys soccer team. Last year in the shortened COVID19 impacted season, Evan scored 5 goals and had 3 assists. This season, (2021-2022), Evan has 16 goals, 6 assists, and 38 points to his credit.

From the website, "The Future Evolution of Recruiting", Evan's ...

 Cheer on Flemington Speed Skater Kimi Goetz to Victory December 12th [photo display]

All are welcome to a video shoot to celebrate Flemington Speed Skater Kimi Goetz and cheer her on to victory as she competes in the World Cup and Olympics trials. The video shoot will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 29 New York Avenue in Flemington. The entire street will be closed for the event.

TAPinto Athlete of the Week: Hunterdon Central First Doubles Team of Sereia Marsh, Ava DeLauro. 

TAPinto Athlete of the Week this week is the Hunterdon Central first doubles team of Sereia Marsh and Ava DeLauro.  They are the first doubles team to play in the NJSIAA state doubles tournament in my tenure at Central and just recently won the Hunterdon Warren Sussex county title at first doubles.  They are 6-2 on the year together at 1st doubles. They are both ...

America's Grow-a-Row Presents Education Program at Michelle Obama Elementary School

America's Grow-a-Row presented a series of education classes at the Michelle Obama Elementary School in Newark in October and November. Staff members presented lessons on fruit and vegetable farming, beekeeping, healthy eating, and nourishing food preparation to kindergarten through second grade students.

America’s Grow-a-Row, headquartered in Pittstown, New Jersey, is a ...

America's Grow-a-Row Receives Donation from Flemington Pickleball Club

FLEMINGTON, NJ - As part of their one-year anniversary celebration, the Flemington Pickleball Club conducted a fundraiser and provided a generous donation to America’s Grow-a-Row.

This contribution helps increase access to nutritious farm-fresh produce for those facing food insecurity and helps provide lessons on healthy eating and hunger awareness for people of all ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

Producing User Generated Content: Tips and Tricks

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 ...

Hunterdon County Reporting More Than 100 New Cases Since Friday

December 6, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting 12,064 total COVID cases as of Sunday, an increase of 143 cases over the weekend.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 141, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 405 cases, 1 death
Bethlehem Township – 367 cases, ...

First Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, and had recently traveled to South Africa.

She tested positive on November 28 ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 72 Additional COVID Cases, as of Thursday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting 11,921 total COVID cases as of Monday, an increase of 72 cases as of Thursday.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 141, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 389 cases, 1 death
Bethlehem Township – 365 cases, ...

 Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C. to Sponsor New TAPinto Section of "Your Law 24/7".

December 4, 2021

Starting Monday, December 6th, and weekly on Mondays thereafter, the law firm of  Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C. will be sponsoring the TAPinto section of "Your Law 24/7". Their attorneys will be providing interesting articles filled with important information about law that impacts your life, 24/7.

For 137 years, individuals and businesses in central and northwestern New ...

"What did you do in the war, Dad?" - Pfc. Bernie Novick - The Man Who Won WWII

In tribute to my dad on Veterans Day, 2021 I share this column. Thank a veteran today.

“What did you do in the war, Dad?”

That was the question that Miss Connor, my 4th-grade teacher at PS 277 in Brooklyn wanted each kid in our class to ask his/her dad. We had an entire sheet of questions that Miss Conner handed out—you know, printed on mimeograph ...

Residents Protest PILOT Plan for Affordable Housing on Route 29, Police Station Relocation

December 3, 2021

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - Nearly 100 members of the public gathered in the multi-purpose room of Lambertville Public School (LPS) Dec. 2 for a council meeting to speak out about a potential PILOT deal with a developer and the relocation of the police station.

LPS is the temporary home to certain city meetings due to damage incurred at the Phillip L. Pittore Justice Center from the remnants of ...

Outdoor Live Nativity Set at Old Rocks Church in West Amwell

WEST AMWELL TwP. - The annual Outdoor Live Nativity Pageant will be held at Old Rocks Church here on Sunday, Dec. 5 beginning at 7 p.m.

The pageant is presented by area children with live animals and the manger located under the authentic old horse shed attached to the small stone church, built in 1843. Special music is also part of this simple but beautiful pageant.

Following the program, ...

Months After Ida, Uncertainty for Flood Victims in Lambertville's North End

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - More than two months have passed since the remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated many neighborhoods across New Jersey.

Lambertville, a city on the Delaware River with multiple creeks flowing through it, was especially hit hard. TAPinto spoke with five people based in the northern part of that city: three homeowners, a business owner and the head of a local veterans ...

Flemington-Raritan Girls Rec Softball Registration Now Open!

December 7, 2021

Registration for the 2022 FRGSL Spring Softball Season is now OPEN!  Sign Up Today at www.frgsl.org

FRGSL prides itself on offering girls the opportunity to develop Softball skill, enhance self-esteem, be part of a team and establish long-lasting friendships, in a warm, welcoming and encouraging environment. Add in some casual competition and FRGSL is a wonderful way for girls to ...

Lambertville United Expressing Concerns About Potential Relocation of Police Station

December 7, 2021

To the Editor:

Lambertville needs your help!

Our mayor and city council are moving forward with a final vote to relocate our police station into a flood zone!

The City intends to lease a facility at the end of a dead-end street adjacent to the Delaware River on Lambert Lane in Lambertville. When the Delaware River floods, this is the first street in our community to be submerged by ...

Reproductive Freedom?

To the Editor:

I have to agree with Elycia Lerman in her response to the resolution passed by the county commissioners.

In the TAPinto article reporting that the county commissioners approved a resolution opposing the Reproductive Freedom Act. The commissioners said their decision was based on conservative values shared by the governing body members and that the law is dangerous and extreme ...

The Handsmaid Tale of Hunterdon County

To the Editor:

I was appalled to read that the Hunterdon County Commissioners passed Resolution 2021-799 as approved at the Nov. 16 board meeting, that boldly declares that the current attempt to bring the Reproductive Freedom legislation forward, immediately after the 2021 election, represents a feeble attempt by Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey’s Democratic leadership to pass a law ...

What Can We do?

To the Editor:

The road I live on was dirt when I moved here 38 years ago. It was dusty and full of potholes, and we couldn’t wait till it was paved. Now I wish they would make it dirt again.

With the increase of traffic on Route 31 my road has become the bypass for people heading south to Route 12 or 523 or vice versa for people going north. Route 31 backs up at all times of day, and ...

County Commissioners Suggest Public Hearing and RVCC Board Vote Prior to Implementing Vaccination Mandate for Students

December 7, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s governing body is challenging the discretion and process involved in the recent policy regarding COVID vaccines as proposed for the regional community college Hunterdon County jointly funds through annual budgeting along with Somerset County.

The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution calling for the trustees of Raritan Valley ...

Tewksbury Historical Society Holds Holiday Gift Sales 12/12 & 12/18

TEWKSBURY, NJ - The Tewksbury Historical Society will hold its Annual Holiday Gift Sales at the Oldwick Carriage House, 5 James St., Oldwick, 08858, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at Society Headquarters, 60 Water St., Mountainville section of Lebanon, 08833, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New this year is the book Oldtime Days in Mounatainvile and Surrounding Areas by Robert P.

Outdoor Live Nativity Set at Old Rocks Church in West Amwell

WEST AMWELL TwP. - The annual Outdoor Live Nativity Pageant will be held at Old Rocks Church here on Sunday, Dec. 5 beginning at 7 p.m.

The pageant is presented by area children with live animals and the manger located under the authentic old horse shed attached to the small stone church, built in 1843. Special music is also part of this simple but beautiful pageant.

Following the program, ...