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Seasonal Recipe: Bourbon Yam Soufflé with Pecan and Bacon Streusel Topping

November 19, 2018

Jenni Preziotti-Gamble, one of the founders of the Watsessing Park Conservancy in Essex County, shared her recipe for a Bourbon Yam Soufflé with TAPinto Bloomfield a couple of years ago, and TAPinto.net editors can’t stop talking about it.

This recipe tied for “Best Side” in the People of Bloomfield’s Best Thanksgiving Competition in 2016. Preziotti-Gamble said ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

November 18, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...

Southern Ocean Hunger Foundation Hosting 5K Runraiser on Saturday, November 24 in Beach Haven

BEACH HAVEN - Do you love to run or get good exercise?  There is an opportunity to exercise and contribute to a tremendous cause and need in the Southern Ocean County area.

The Southern Ocean County Hunger Foundation is an organization committed to combating hunger in the area.  The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-only organization which hosts ...

Barnegat Township Hosting Special Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Sunday, November 18

BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township is hosting a special Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Sunday November 18.

The Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be plenty of Jersey farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers.   There will also be an array of featured breads, cheeses, pasta.                  ...

Union Leader Offers Praise for Response Efforts

November 18, 2018

Dear Editor:

While many folks have been quick to point blame for New Jersey’s response to the first snow storm of the season, I would like to extend PRAISE and SUPPORT for the extraordinary efforts of my IFPTE Local 194 union brothers and sisters. These dedicated Maintenance workers sacrificed time from their families and their own personal safety so you could get home safely to your ...

Murphy Administration Addresses Food Insecurity for Community College Students

November 20, 2018

Career & Technical Education Students to be Eligible for SNAP Food Assistance Benefits

The Murphy Administration was joined Monday by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials to announce it is expanding food assistance to career and technical education students at community colleges.

During a visit to Middlesex County College, which earlier this year opened a food pantry for ...

SCLSNJ Collecting Donations for Local Animal Shelter

November 19, 2018

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - This November and December the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) is collecting donations for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (SRAS). This is the 19th year the Library System will participate in donating to the shelter.

Donations will be accepted until December 14. Drop-off bins are located at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

Thanksgiving 2018: More Than 54 Million Expected to Travel Nationwide, Highest Travel Volume Since 2005

November 20, 2018

NATIONAL - AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017.

The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 million people traveled. The 2018 Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...

Sneak Peek at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2018 Parade Balloons

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford.

Christmas magic was made as the balloons came to life in front of an informal gathering of more than 1,000 ...

Holy Savior Academy Gives Back

November 10, 2018

Holy Savior Academy has begun its Season of Giving with three traditional initiatives that allow faculty, students and families to support those in need.

Our Veterans Day collection serves the NJ Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park.  This campaign, spearheaded each year by our school nurse, Mrs. Pinto, provides the students and faculty an opportunity to discuss the importance of giving ...

Missing in Warren: Have You Seen Yankee?

November 18, 2018

 

UPDATE Monday .. “Hi Everyone..I have some very sad news. Yankee was found in the woods  a little while ago not far from where she was sighted yesterday. Unfortunately she has passed. We met the woman who found her and her son when  we were out looking this afternoon. Her family fosters and rescues dogs. She was so kind and caring. She and her husband decided ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

Bad Weather Forces Change in Plans: Delay is Now a Snow Day in Warren, Watchung Hills and all in Sending District

November 16, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - School is now closed on Friday. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung,  Watchung Hills Regional High School and North Plainfield have all made the call to close Friday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.

 

All after-school and evening activities are canceled. Except, tonight's performance of the "The Crucible" ...

Students Evacuated from Stranded School Buses, Moved to Safe Locations

EDITOR'S NOTE: West Orange schools have since been closed for Friday, Nov. 16 after the district announced that students were fed and would potentially be kept overnight. 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — (updated at 11:50 p.m.) After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful snowstorm, students are being moved to safe locations, the West Orange mayor wrote in a ...

DelVecchio Helps Tigers Run over North Plainfield 40-0

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It may have been frigid on Wednesday night, but the rivalry flared up at Frank R. Jost Field.

The South Plainfield Tigers (6-5) defeated their bitter rival the North Plainfield Canucks (1-10) 40-0 in the hump day showdown. As much as the rivalry was a storyline, the biggest noticeable headline was senior leadership by example, especially for the Tigers.

Running ...

It’s Official: Watchung Hills Will Dismiss Early Thursday Due to Weather

 

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School will have a 12:05 PM early dismissal, November 15, 2018, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. They will follow a Day 2 schedule with classes beginning at 7:30 am. Refer to the time schedule below. All after-school and evening activities are canceled.



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Game Preview: North Plainfield-South Plainfield “Thanksgiving Day” Football game Set for Nov.14

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It will not take place on Turkey Day, but the rivalry will be renewed this season.

The South Plainfield Tigers (5-5) will host the North Plainfield Canucks (1-9) on Wednesday evening at Frank R. Jost Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The Tigers’ sectional title hopes ended this past weekend with a 28-7 defeat at the hands of third-seeded Rahway. Windy ...

Rivalry Lives: North Plainfield vs South Plainfield Thanksgiving Football Game Rescheduled for 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual North Plainfield versus South Plainfield “Thanksgiving” Football Game will be played this Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Jost Field in South Plainfield at 7 p.m. 

 

North Plainfield Superintendent of Schools Michelle Vella explained in an October letter to the North Plainfield community that South Plainfield had requested a ...

All Inked Up and No Place To Go

I want a tattoo.  I am old enough to hang reading glasses around my neck and I want a tattoo. 

 

The question I keep asking myself is, why?  After a lifetime ignoring my skin, why now would I want to turn some weatherworn patch of scratches and scars it into an album cover?  This is not an easy thing to answer.  It delves deep within the psyche and brings up ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Margaret (Pascazio) Butfiloski, 99, passed away peacefully on June 2, ...
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Jul 28, 1955 - Feb 8, 2018
Owner/Chef of Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes  Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and ...
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South Plainfield - Joseph G. Zekas, 90, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at The Willows at ...
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Piscataway – Betty L. Bocam, 70, died suddenly Saturday February 24, 2018 at Robert Wood ...
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New Jersey Racing Commission To Consider Date Requests By Tracks

November 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — Racing dates for 2019 are on the agenda for the Nov. 21 meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

On Oct. 11 The Meadowlands announced it would only apply for 68 live racing dates, down from this year’s 90 racing days.

However, at the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission The Meadowlands asked for 76 racing days with the addition of eight racing dates in ...

A Little Movie About A Little Horse With a Big Dream Will Be In The Equus Film Festival

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Annie is a little horse who helps troubled children who need to re-find joy in their lives.She also has a big dream, for her and her friends to have a permanent home.

Annie is also the star of Little Horse, Big Medicine a short film that will be shown at the Equus Film Festival in New York City.

The film is about a little girl who lost her best friend in a car ...

Want To Help Horses Impacted By California Fires? Here's How

CALIFORNIA — With the deadliest wildfire raging in the state’s history and nearly 210,000 acres burned and ablaze from fires across the state, California and its citizens and equine community are facing one of equestrians’ worst fears. Many people have been forced to flee their homes, farms, and ranches, with little or no warning, turning horses and livestock loose to fend for ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, November 22, 12:00 PM

Zion 'Tabernacle of Praise' in Callard Hall, Piscataway

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Giving Back

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Fri, November 23, 5:30 PM

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy with Jammin Jenn, Plainfield

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy ...

Education Health & Wellness

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Fri, November 30, 3:00 PM

Craft Show, South Plainfied

Holy Savior Christmas Craft Fair

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, November 30, 5:30 PM

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy with Jammin Jenn, Plainfield

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy ...

Education Health & Wellness

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Sat, December 1, 9:00 AM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Home for the Holiday House Tour & Boutique

Arts & Entertainment Home & Garden

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Sat, December 1, 10:00 AM

Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge

Winter Holiday Festival at Lord Stirling Stable

Arts & Entertainment Horses

Sat, December 1, 2:00 PM

Warren Twp. Library, Warren

Paper Quilling Art for the Holidays

Arts & Entertainment Other

Sat, December 1, 2:30 PM

North Plainfield Memorial Branch, North Plainfield

Holiday Fairy Tale Collage

Arts & Entertainment Other

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Fri, December 7, 5:30 PM

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy with Jammin Jenn, Plainfield

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy ...

Education Health & Wellness

Turkey Trot Set for Thanksgiving Day

November 20, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough Recreation Department is sponsoring the III annual “Turkey Trot” 5K run Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22.

The race is sanctioned by the USATF, with sanctioned 500 Grand Prix points.

The 2016 inaugural event drew 600 runners and raised over $10,000; last year’s event drew over 800 runners and raised $18,000.

Organizers are hoping for 1,000 ...

Police Seek Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Wednesday Morning Bank Robbery

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are asking for assistance in identifying a man who committed a robbery at Provident Bank, on Union Avenue, Wednesday morning.

According to a Facebook post from the police, the robbery occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyone who can identify the individual or has information to share regarding the robbery should contact Det. Steve Zeichner at ...