How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

October 9, 2021

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

New Jersey Date Night: Falling for You in the Autumn Scenery

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

Every romantic New Jerseyan knows that love happens every season. From the new beginnings of springtime to the sultry summer heat, our home state has all the seasons covered while we handle the rest. But before we snuggle by the fireplace with our love during a wintertime snowstorm, we can’t miss out on ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021

 

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

Two Individuals Found Deceased in Surf City Identified

October 4, 2021

SURF CITY, NJ - The two individuals that were found dead Sunday evening at a Surf City residence have been identified.

The Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that the two deceased individuals have  been positively identified as John Enders, 87, of Surf City, and Francoise Pitoy, 75, of ...

NORTH PLAINFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION HOSTS MEET THE BOE CANDIDATES

October 15, 2021

The North Plainfield Education Association (NPEA) will host a virtual Meet the BOE candidates on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 PM. There are four open seats on the North Plainfield Board of Education. Board of Education candidates running in the election were invited to submit responses to a questionnaire to introduce themselves to voters. Those who participated will have their responses ...

Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, named Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center

Accomplished nursing leader will also serve as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for Atlantic Health System

SUMMIT, NJ  – Atlantic Health System today announced Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center, as well as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for the health system.

Byers is a highly skilled leader with ...

“from HERE” Makes On-Demand Coworking Spaces Accessible to Everyone

With a focus on suburban downtown areas and residential communities, local professionals can finally experience the benefits of coworking close to home.

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The premier commitment-free coworking company has officially launched! “from HERE” is on a mission to make flexible workspace available to all seeking a reliable place to work and meet outside their home or ...

Somerset County Young Republicans Endorse Four Rising Stars, Launch Team of Regional Directors

Somerville, NJ – The Somerset County Young Republicans (SCYRs) are proud to endorse four rising stars this election cycle after launching a regional team program earlier this year. The SCYRs unanimously support Amber Murad for Somerset County Commissioner, Vinny Panico for LD-16 Assembly, Branden Agans for Manville Borough Council, and Christy Tierney for Montgomery Township Committee ...

Haunted Walking Tour of Basking Ridge Village Funds Scholarships

How about a fun day out in the fall fresh air strolling the streets of a haunted village? The Mr. Local History Project has created a new version of the Haunted Walking Tour of Historic Basking Ridge Village and is bringing back this fall classic for one October afternoon. The stories have been handed down for generations and our Witch of Winding Lane is ready with her tales, ...

NJ's Urban and Rural Forests Are Putting on their Annual Show

October 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties. 

This is a great weekend to plan a road trip to Sussex County to catch the show before it peaks. Waywayanda ...

Milltown's Popular Haunted River Walk Is Back

MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween is in the air and after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus, Milltown's popular Haunted River Walk returns with a scare. Deadly Decades, featuring Joyce Kilmer's Class of 2022, takes over the Mill Pond Park's walking path to give Halloween lovers an early shiver. The walk takes place on Thursday, October 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, October 22 from 7 p.m.

NJ Forests Put On A Show For Long Holiday Weekend, Get Out There And Photograph It

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — With a three-day weekend upon us, why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others. 

Right now, The Fall Foliage Show in NJ is at the midpoint in Sussex and Morris counties, plus the northern portions of Passaic and Bergen ...

LBI ChowderMonth Closes with a Champion Style Celebration

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ -Traveling Tasters, live music, brews on tap, and a festival of spirit announced 2021 ChowderMonth Champions with support from the community to welcome fall in traditional style.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community who supported, planned, sponsored, volunteered, and celebrated its 33rd Annual Chowder Cook-off Competition with ...

NJ Fall Foliage Forecast: Charge Your Smartphone, Lace Your Boots and Get Out There

NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show. 

The New Jersey Forest Service issued a foliage forecast for the season this week. So, get ready — charge your smartphone and ...

Construction Traffic Pattern Updates for Ship Bottom Effective Monday, September 20

SHIP BOTTOM — Ship Bottom Police is reporting that construction is continuing in Ship Bottom. Effective Monday, September 20, the following traffic pattern change goes into effect. These will stay in effect until the Ship Bottom Police Department update.  

From 6:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.  

Route 72 West will remain open 
Central Avenue will be shut down to one lane ...

Oct. 15 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 48 New Cases Overnight

October 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 27,515 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 48 cases overnight. There has been a total of 761 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported 1,024,061 total cases, an increase of ...

Prayer Service for Vinny Gagliardi, 17, High School Senior

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Vincent “Vinny” Gagliardi, 17, of Branchburg, NJ, passed away on Oct. 8, 2021. Born in Somerville, NJ, Vincent resided in Branchburg all of his life.

Vincent attended Somerville High School and worked part-time as a cashier at Shop Rite in Branchburg.

During his life in Branchburg, Vincent participated in Branchburg In-Town Soccer, Travel Soccer, Somerville ...

Somerset County Man Faces Child Porn Charges after Raid at Winding Way Home

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An 18-year-old township resident faces child pornography charges after a raid at his Winding Way home uncovered electronic equipment and sexually-explicit images and videos of children under the age of 18, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The suspect, Siddh B. Shah, is charged with 1st degree Possession of Child Pornography with Intent to ...

Prosecutor IDs HS Senior Who Died in Car Crash

BRANCHBURG, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson has identified the 17-year-old Somerville High School senior who was killed in a single-car accident on Fairview Drive that occurred Friday night, Oct. 8.

Vincent R. Gagliardi, who lived in Branchburg, was riding in the front passenger seat of the 2006 Toyota Scion and was ejected from the car after it had hit several ...

Oct. 12 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 95 New Weekend Cases

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 27,415 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 95 cases over the holiday weekend. There has been a total of 760 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Tuesday reported 1,019,945 total cases, an increase of ...

Library Closure Announcement: Staff In-Service Day 2021, Digital Resources Available

SOMERSET COUNTY,  NJ -- All Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s (SCLSNJ)branches will be closed on Oct. 20 for a Staff In-Service Day. “Our annual Staff In-Service Day is essential for bringing together our far-flung staff for training and planning so that we can better serve our customers,” said Brian Auger, county library administrator.

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

Milltown's Popular Haunted River Walk Is Back

October 15, 2021

MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween is in the air and after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus, Milltown's popular Haunted River Walk returns with a scare. Deadly Decades, featuring Joyce Kilmer's Class of 2022, takes over the Mill Pond Park's walking path to give Halloween lovers an early shiver. The walk takes place on Thursday, October 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, October 22 from 7 p.m.

Police Asking For Public's Assistance In Locating Van Involved In Serious Hit-And-Run

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying the driver of a van involved in a hit-and-run in the Acme parking lot on Ryders Laneon Wednesday afternoon. A 62-year-old woman was hit twice by the van and dragged before the vehicle quickly left the scene. The victim, who was not identified by the MPD, was left on the ground. She ...

Unforgettable Fire Wins First Episode of Clash of the Cover Bands

FANWOOD, NJ -- Unforgettable Fire, a band that pays tribute to U2's Bono (Anthony Russo), The Edge (Mick Normoyle), Adam Clayton (Fanwood's own Craig Kiell), and Larry Mullen Jr. (George Levesanos) emerged victorious in the first episode of E!'s new competition show, Clash of the Cover Bands, on Wednesday evening.

The theme of the evening was "Stadium Rockers" ...

VP Kamala Harris Visits NJ, Urges Americans to Get COVID-19 Vaccine 

NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris came to Newark on Friday with a clear goal in mind - to encourage city residents to get vaccinated at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly yet to be defeated. 

“There will be an end to this,” Harris said at a pooled press conference while touring a vaccination clinic at Essex County College. “We really feel we are ...

BOE Meeting Ends with President Pressing Charges Against Resident Who Allegedly Threatened Her

WAYNE, NJ — Thursday night’s school board meeting was held at the Wayne Hills High School auditorium, and it was, once again, a loud, impassioned event with several parents very upset about “pornographic” books that are in some of the school’s libraries, as well as several other issues.

The evening took an ugly turn when Pamela Macek was at the podium addressing ...

Daughter Charged with Murdering Father and His Girlfriend in Surf City

SURF CITY — A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with double murder in Surf City. The woman charged is the daughter of the male victim, John Enders. 

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, has been charged with two counts of Murder in the deaths of ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How to Paint the Perfect Accent Wall

Accent walls are all the rage, and that’s because they really are a fantastic way to add color and personality to your living space. Rather than hanging up a painting or incorporating more furniture into your living space, accent walls add a unique touch to your home.

They also don’t take as long as many other DIY painting projects and can easily be completed on a weekend. However, ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How to Eat Mindfully (and Why It’s Important)

Everyone’s relationship with food is unique. Some people may love the act of cooking and eating a meal, some people may not know how to cook, and others may feel eating is just another item on their to-do list. Unfortunately, many of us tend to rush through our meals, often sitting in front of the TV or focusing on other things when eating, and that usually means we’re not really ...