Union Catholic Art Teacher Attends AP Summer Institute for AP Art History

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rebecca Schroppe, Union Catholic’s art teacher, had a great experience recently when she attended the Silver State AP Summer Institute for AP Art History at Liberty High School in Clark County, Nevada. 

The AP Summer Institutes offers the most thorough professional learning available for AP educators. Attendees engaged in 30 or more hours of content-rich ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Agent Spotlight: Karen Davis

Karen Davis, Sales Associate in the Hillsborough office, always keeps her word. You can count on her to be your trusted advisor and to respect you and your needs. She will value your time, keep in communication with you and leverage her full experience to serve you. With over 15 years in real estate and over 30 years in customer service roles, Karen has worked nearly every type of transaction and ...

A Mother and Daughter's Refugee Journey From Ukraine to the Garden State

August 7, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Perseverance was the only way to survive the turmoil that erupted in Ukraine when war broke out in February. Perseverance and determination, combined with some good fortune, continue to be the way forward for Ukrainian refugees Darina Zhuravska and her seven-year-old daughter, Alisa.

TAPinto spoke to Darina about their escape from war-stricken ...

Grant Kickoff for Three $100,000 Awards

August 8, 2022

Grant Kickoff for Three $100,000 Awards. Impact 100 Garden State provides high-impact grants to local nonprofits.

Impact 100 Garden State hosted its annual celebratory luncheon at the Morristown Club on July 28, 2022, with representatives of its Grant Administration committee and three area nonprofit organizations that were awarded each a $100,000 grant this past June: Birth Haven Inc. of ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

New Jersey Sunflower Trail Open for Summer Season

July 31, 2022

WASHINGTON, NJ – The New Jersey Sunflower Trail at Von Thun Farms is a must-visit summer destination in the tri-state area.

Located in the scenic rolling hills of Warren County, the sunflower trail is open daily through Labor Day, 9 – 5 on weekends and 10 – 5 on weekdays. The farm has eight distinct sunflower trails, all planted at different times this spring, to ensure ...

Fair Warning: Walls Will Shudder, Windows Will Rattle

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's Revolutionary War-era reenactment at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse will be accompanied by hourly cannon fire and sporadic musket fire to add authenticity to "History on the Green."

Borough officials posted an advisory to the borough website to inform residents in an effort to cut down on the number of anticipated phone calls directed to the ...

It’s more than “Cows and Plows”, the Farmer’s Fair Opens this Weekend

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – For a Garden State experience, plan a trip to Warren County for season 84 of the Warren County Farmer’s Fair. It’s more than "cows and plows", it’s good ole Garden State Americana.

 

If you are looking for something to do, the Farmer’s Fair might be for you. Local to the Phillipsburg area, in scenic Warren County, the 84th ...

Bridgewater Resident to Swim Between Continents

August 16, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - He was a swimmer from a very young age, and now Bridgewater resident Lee Evans is taking on a 4-mile long race, crossing continents.

Evans is participating in the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race Aug. 21, starting on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, and ending on the European side.

“I swam from a very early age, with my father taking me club ...

Somerset County Teacher of the Year is….

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education on Thursday announced the 21 educators who have been named the state’s 2022-2023 County Teachers of the Year, including Ian Evans, a 7th-grade literacy teacher at Hillsborough Middle School.

 

He was honored along with four other teachers - Jessica Banas, D'Anna Barbaro, Erin Chung and Joan ...

Police Search for Suspects in Three Day Robbery Spree in Somerset County

SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Police are investigating multiple early morning armed robberies of businesses that occurred over a three-day span in the township, according to a joint news release from Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella M. Maeweather. 

A hotel, convenience store, and gas station were all held ...

Raritan Man Arrested in Connection With Sexual Assaults in Bridgewater, Franklin

RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested for lewdness at the Nevius Street Bridge Aug. 4, and has since been charged in connection with sexual assaults in Bridgewater and Franklin.

Rogelio Calyeca Postrero, 38, was arrested Aug. 4 after a citizen reported to Raritan Borough Police that someone was masturbating in the area of the bridge.

During the course of the investigation of the act of ...

Found Near Watchung Hills: Do You Know This Dog?

WARREN, NJ -- Do you know this dog? She's in custody at the Warren Township Police Department.
 

"As much as we would love to keep this pup, Warren PD already has one!!! ," Warren Township Police posted. "If this Golden Retriever belongs to you, hit us up at 908-753-1000 or slide into our DMs. She was found in the area of Stirling Road near Watchung Hills Regional ...

Warren Police Issue Warning on Home Burglary

WARREN, NJ — Warren Police issued a warning to residents on Thursday following a home burglary where someone broke in through a sliding glass door. The burglary was reported on Monday at a home on Springdale Lane sometime between 6:30 p.m. on July 28 and 6:30 a.m. on July 29.

“We continue to encourage residents to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood or at your ...

Jimmy Buff’s Hot Dog Celebrates 90th Anniversary

August 15, 2022

West Orange's Town Council presented Jimmy Buff’s Italian Hot Dog's owners with a township proclamation in celebration of its 90th anniversary.

Town Council President Susan McCartney read the proclamation, “Jimmy Buff's is celebrating its 90th anniversary, originally of 14th Ave & 9th St. in Newark, NJ, is where the hot dog with an Italian twist was first ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Summit Resident Stabbed Multiple Times During Sunday Night Altercation; Suspect Arrested After Brief Chase on Foot

SUMMIT, NJ - A 26-year-old Summit man is currently listed in critical condition after suffering multiple stab wounds during an altercation Sunday night, according to the Summit Police Department. The suspect was later captured and arrested after a brief foot chase.

The Summit Police Department, responding at 11:20 p.m. Sunday night (Aug. 7) to a report of a fight in ...

Filming for Movie 'Insidious 5' Will Stage Funeral Scene in Nearby Cemetery this Month

CHATHAM, NJ -- Fair Mount Cemetery in Chatham will be the setting when a funeral scene for "Insidious 5" is set to be filmed this month.

According to Janice Piccolo, director of Chatham Community Services, the movie makers have filled out the necessary paperwork to film at the Fair Mount Cemetery from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Sony Pictures will also use ...

Morris Township Fire Victims Identified as Ricciardis; Fire Remains Under Investigation

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The extensive fire that destroyed a home on Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township has claimed the lives of two people. 

Authorities have confirmed the victims of the fire are Robert Ricciardi (age 87) and Gemma Ricciardi (age 85). Robert Ricciardi was the co-founder of the Ricciardi Brothers paint store chain and a trustee of the Morris ...

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Fri, August 19, 6:30 PM

Plainfield

Pride and Prejudice

Thu, September 1, 10:00 AM

159 Route 4, Paramus

Piano Sale

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Sat, September 10, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

Well Alright! - A Tribute to the Rolling Stones

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Sat, September 17, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

An Evening of Doo Wop !

Fri, September 23, 7:00 PM

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), New Brunswick

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