What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Of Man Near Comstock Street In New Brunswick

July 29, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the area of Comstock Street after responding to a report of a shooting on Thursday at about 8:31 a.m. found a man who appeared to be the victim of a gunshot wound, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department.

Somerville Hospital Rated "High Performing" By US News & World Report

July 28, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, was recognized as “high performing” in the treatment of five procedures and conditions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings which were released Tuesday.

The hospital was recognized for the treatment of Chronic ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...

NJ Human Services Begins Delivering $272M In Special Food Assistance Benefits For School Children

July 22, 2021

TRENTON, NJ –  Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced the Department has begun delivering extra food assistance benefits to school children who would have received free or reduced-price in-school meals if not for virtual learning due to COVID-19.

The first round of benefits in extra food assistance began being delivered on Tuesday to 142,000 children ...

Spotswood Family Heads West For National Parks Vacation

July 27, 2021

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With many families seeking to hit the road this summer after more than a year of staying close to home because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, national parks offer an outdoor adventure and a much-needed change of scenery. Greg and Sherri Keelen along with their two teenaged children Maggie and Dan, headed west earlier this month to explore some of America's grandest ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...