New Jersey Date Night: Making History

February 25, 2021

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

February is Black History Month and as such we’re reminded of so many people who have made a difference in how we live all year through. As we celebrate the hefty list of accomplishments of those who came before us, we think of those who are making history in the now; some in politics, some in ...

NJ Cookbook Author Shares Her Favorite Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe for Purim

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen! 

The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below.

The South Orange mom of three said her children love getting creative while helping ...

Cheers! Celebrate National Drink Wine Day New Jersey Style

NEW JERSEY — Raise a glass! Thursday, Feb. 18, is National Drink Wine Day.

New Jersey oenophiles have plenty to celebrate, including more than 60 wineries right here in the Garden State.

Wine has been made in New Jersey since before the American Revolution, but thanks to changes in state laws that made winemaking more feasible as a business here, it’s during the last two decades ...

Railroad History Comes Alive at Steamtown Historic National Site in Scranton PA

February 24, 2021

SCRANTON, PA -- Located in the heart of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown National Historic Site offers visitors an exciting look into one of the first rail lines built in the northeast. The park is built on the former site of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, one of the earliest and most important rail lines in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Steamtown features a large collection of ...

Governor Murphy Signs Cannabis Legalization: NJ CannaBusiness Association President on Economic Impact

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur spoke with NJ CannaBusiness Association President, Edmund Deveaux, in a wide-ranging conversation in December 2020. Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to formally legalize marijuana in the state.

The NJ CannaBusiness Association was started by Deveaux and his colleagues at Burton Trent Public Affairs based in ...

Caggiano Orthodontics State-of-the-Art Facility Provides Patients with Exceptional Care

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently visited the brand-new facility of Caggiano Orthodontics and spoke with founder Dr. David Caggiano, who took us on a tour of their new center, highlighting the many improvements to enhance their patients’ safety and comfort. 

“I had a vision of what I wanted to build and what I wanted my patients to experience,” Caggiano said. Upon ...

NJ Comedian John Poveromo Breaks World Record While Raising Money for Children's Cancer Charities

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Comedian John Poveromo recently broke a Guinness World Record and spoke to TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to explain how it all went down. 

Poveromo and his comedic colleagues recently produced a live show on Twitch, a popular streaming platform, and broke the Guinness World Record for the longest live-streamed comedy event, which “clocked in ...

Presidents Day 2021: George Washington Headquarters at New Jersey's Dey Mansion

WAYNE, NJ -- Commemorating Presidents' Day 2021, TAPintoTV revisits the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War. 

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia ...

National Organ Donor Day: CEO Joe Roth Speaks About the Life-Saving Mission of NJ Sharing Network

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was recently joined by Joe Roth, President & CEO of the NJ Sharing Network, a non-profit organization which promotes and procures organ donation across the state of New Jersey and beyond. 

February 14th, besides being Valentines Day, is also National Organ Donor Day. Organ donation is crucial “to save ...

North Plainfield Education Association Advocates for Safe Schools Amidst Spread of COVID-19

February 16, 2021

From the time when it was first widely recognized as a public health danger in January 2020, to the present, COVID19 has infected almost 90,000,000 people worldwide, it has killed almost 2 million people with the largest concentration of those deaths in the United States. Almost 50 million people have recovered but a noticeable number suffer from months-long debilitating conditions and a ...

Parenting and Teaching During a Pandemic

February 25, 2021

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.  Taking three deep breaths has been part of my daily routine since the pandemic began in 2020.  This is also an exercise my entire household and my students in my virtual classroom practice daily.  Don’t get me wrong, parenting is a joy!  I have two children, a 12-year-old girl, and a 9-year-old boy.  But there are ...

TAPinto Tips: DIY Marketing Plan

Do you have a Marketing Plan?  What are you doing now? Is it working? What's your budget? Do you want to reach our TAPinto viewers? Have you considered the TAPinto Do-it-Yourself (DIY) marketing platform? These are the questions I will ask you when inquiring about marketing with TAPinto. Each business has different needs, different budgets and a ...

Dog Walks Resumed at Lord Stirling Stable While Future of Stable Still Under Study

February 20, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ –The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission have resumed weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails at the stable property with two separate walks, and in compliance with social distancing requirements.

Due to current state health protocols, two walks are scheduled each week at the stable at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

Found in Warren: Do You Know This Dog?

UPDATE: 9:40 p.m. Reunited! 

 

WARREN, NJ - Do you know this dog?  She was found around 4:45 p.m. Friday on Brookside Drive near Conklin Lane.  Call  (754)779-3670 if you recognize her.

Have You Seen Cece?

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Cece, a medium-sized wheaten terrier, is missing. She went missing from her Murray Hill home on Monday around 5 p.m. during the storm. She is wearing a collar. She is very friendly. 

Please call 201-887-7193.

Open House March 4th Queen City Toastmasters & Rotary Club of the Plainfields

February 26, 2021

 

Queen City Toastmasters Club (QCTM), in partnership with the Rotary Club of the Plainfields, will be hosting its annual open house on March 4, 2021, on Zoom.us from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. 

 

 

Log in here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86974721047?pwd=V3hWU3dJMVJoK3VQWnV0SmJaSnFsQT09

Meeting ID: 869 7472 1047 Passcode: 779019

Learn how Toastmasters Clubs are ...

Local Chorus Announces $1,000 Scholarshiip

Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer the $1,000.00 Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music.

Rehearsing in Stirling, New Jersey, we are dedicated to teaching, singing, and performing four-part, acappella harmony. Hickory Tree Chorus has awarded an annual ...

TAPinto: Ensuring Local News Coverage is Objective and Transparent

TAPinto takes its responsibility to provide fair, accurate and objective coverage of local elections solemnly and seriously.  Given the eroding trust in media, that we live in a highly polarized nation, and that as the old saying goes, “all politics is local,” when it comes to local news coverage regarding government and elections, it is critically important that our readers are ...

Winners of the 2020 Somerset County Photo Contest Announced

The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the winning entries for the 2020 “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” contest.

“There are so many remarkable photographers in Somerset County that we always look forward to seeing the images people submit for our annual photo contest. There were so many beautiful entries in 2020 that it was ...

Dog Walks Resumed at Lord Stirling Stable While Future of Stable Still Under Study

February 20, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ –The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission have resumed weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails at the stable property with two separate walks, and in compliance with social distancing requirements.

Due to current state health protocols, two walks are scheduled each week at the stable at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

Somerset County Man Indicted On Two Counts Of First Degree Attempted Murder, Prosecutor Says

February 25, 2021

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – William D. Hoke, Jr., age 47, of Garibaldi Street, Bernardsville, formerly of Warren Township, was charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder and related criminal offenses, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detective John W. Fodor and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet announced the ...

Feb. 25 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 53 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday reported 17,887 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 53 cases overnight, with 680 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 692,931 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its ...

Parents Talk of 'Negligence' by District in Not Bringing Students Back to School Full Time

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than a few parents and other members of the public expressed their displeasure with the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District regarding reopening plans Tuesday.

During the public portion of the board of education meeting, many individuals told district administrators and the board that they are disappointed in a recent plan to introduce pods to in-school learning ...

Franklin First: Murphy Visits State's First 'Incredibly Impressive' Community-Based Vaccination Site

SOMERSET, NJ - First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens was chosen to launch a statewide initiative designed to ensure vaccination distribution is done in an equitable manner.  

Jonnice Slaughter, 45 of Rahway became the first of 300 people who will be vaccinated at the site on Wednesday. Once, the Moderna shot went into her arm the room full of socially distanced ...

Feb. 24 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 65 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 17,834 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 65 cases overnight, with 680 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 689,944 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its ...

Rutgers Confronts Ties to Racist Past, including Somerville Minister

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University is taking steps to acknowledge its connection to slavery and racial injustice with the creation of four additional historical markers that tell the story of its early benefactors whose families made their fortunes through the slave economy.

Two of the four markers have a direct link to 18th-century Somerville.

The Old Dutch Parsonage was constructed in ...

Home Is Where the Printer IS

I want to print a small house in the woods.

I have long dreamed of a simpler life, far removed from the day-to-day stress of work pressures and financial pressures and social pressures and family pressures and the unrelenting demand for new passwords that must be at least 12 characters in length.

If I was smarter, these daydreams would place me in a villa on my own sun-drenched Pacific ...

Zen and the Art of Snow Removal

To follow the path, look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master.
– Zen Proverb

Where snow in my driveway is concerned, this pretty much captures my philosophy.

To follow the wide swath from my garage to the street I look to my snowblower, I follow my snowblower, I walk with my snowblower, I see through my snowblower, and when ...

History Made for Springfield Fire Department, as First Female Firefighter Sworn In

February 25, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had.

Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Tuesday. With her history-making ...

Four School Buses Stuck in Heavy Snow Near Governor Livingston High

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Four school buses serving Governor Livingston High School are stuck in the snow at Hunterdon and Murray Hill boulevards, according to a report from Breaking News Network (BNN).

The first report, which came around 12:45 p.m. said there were two buses stuck and that calls were out for salt trucks to be sent to the area from the Department of Public Works (DPW). A report ...

‘I Never Knew This Was Possible’ Says NJ Native Joe DiMeo of Face and Hand Transplant

CLARK, NJ - In his free time, 22-year-old Clark native Joe DiMeo likes to work out, play with his dog, hang with some of his lifelong friends from town and play pool.  All of these things might seem pretty average for a man of his age, but DiMeo can be described as anything but ordinary these days.  

Lately DiMeo has been described more like a miracle of science after a ...

Summit Public School District Employee Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

SUMMIT, NJ - In a public statement issued to parents of Summit Public School students, Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough has disclosed that a Summit Public School District employee has been arrested by the FBI on a child pornography charge. The Morris Daily Voice is reporting the individual is Steven Brooks, 34, a Fifth Grade teacher at Washington Elementary School. TAPinto Summit ...

As Florence Ravioli Closes in Scotch Plains; Community Mourns Death of Former Owner

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains community is mourning not only the closure of Florence Ravioli on Park Avenue Saturday, but also the death of Ralph Losanno, whose grandparents founded the business in 1943 and moved it to Scotch Plains in 1968.

It's a double hit for fans of the iconic Scotch Plains store, which Losanno ran for many years. Florence and Raphael Losanno emigrated ...

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Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Home Is Where the Printer IS

I want to print a small house in the woods.

I have long dreamed of a simpler life, far removed from the day-to-day stress of work pressures and financial pressures and social pressures and family pressures and the unrelenting demand for new passwords that must be at least 12 characters in length.

If I was smarter, these daydreams would place me in a villa on my own sun-drenched Pacific ...

Zen and the Art of Snow Removal

To follow the path, look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master.
– Zen Proverb

Where snow in my driveway is concerned, this pretty much captures my philosophy.

To follow the wide swath from my garage to the street I look to my snowblower, I follow my snowblower, I walk with my snowblower, I see through my snowblower, and when ...