Newton Police Department Celebrates Promotion of Dan Finkle to Sergeant

June 14, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – In a ceremony on the plaza in front of the municipal building, the Town of Newton Police Department promoted three officers.  In addition to Chief Steven Van Nieuwland taking his oath, Scott King was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Dan Finkle was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Standing with him as he took his oath were Finkle’s wife Danielle and daughter ...

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Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Summer Afternoon Soiree

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Mon, June 21, 2:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Summer Afternoon Soiree

Arts & Entertainment

Meal Train and Fundraiser Started for Newton Family of Seven Displaced by Fire

June 8, 2021

NEWTON, NJ—The Stratigis family, Grandma Helen, mom Adrienne, children Kaily-17, Quentin-15, Savannah-13, Kai-12, Jace-7 and Varik, their dog, were renting the home at 10 Union Place and are now displaced because of the Saturday night fire.

Everyone got out safely but everything in the house was lost. The family received funds from Red Cross for two nights to stay at a motel and to ...

Former Newton Police Chief's Son to Participate in 7000 Mile Journey of Hope This Summer

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department’s former Chief, Robert Osborn’s son Trey, has decided to participate with his fraternity brothers in the Ability Experience: Journey of Hope.

Trey, a student at Virginia Tech and member of Pi Kappa Phi, will participate in the experience which helps “spread a message of disability awareness,” according to the mission ...

Sparta Board of Education Sends Resolution Requesting Mask Relief to Governor

June 16, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Board of Education sent a letter to Governor Murphy on June 5, requesting he consider their resolution calling for the mask requirement for students to be lifted by the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

Sparta Board of Education President Kim Bragg forwarded the resolution unanimously passed at the meeting on May 27, 2021 to  Murphy with a letter that ...

Rally Against Randolph BOE School Calendar Decision Held at Randolph Diner

June 15, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- A rally to continue protesting against the Randolph Board of Education's recent decision to remove the name of Columbus Day - and then the names of all holidays from their school calendar - took place at the Randolph Diner on Sunday, June 13. 

The event was organized by the Italian American One Voice Coalition, and drew some local politicians including NJ Senator Anthony ...

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Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Splash Into Your Mortgage Savings

June 18, 2021

Join us for a mortgage day.  Whether you're looking to buy your first home or you're looking to refinance your existitng mortgage, we can help you through the process.

June 24 - Andover
June 29 - Sparta
July 6 - Blairstown 

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Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Rally Against Randolph BOE School Calendar Decision Held at Randolph Diner

June 15, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- A rally to continue protesting against the Randolph Board of Education's recent decision to remove the name of Columbus Day - and then the names of all holidays from their school calendar - took place at the Randolph Diner on Sunday, June 13. 

The event was organized by the Italian American One Voice Coalition, and drew some local politicians including NJ Senator Anthony ...