How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

September 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

A Guide to Foods You’ll Find at NJ’s Italian Festivals

NEW JERSEY — Italian festivals are a long-held tradition in the Garden State. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, usually include rides, games of skill, entertainment and tons of freshly made food.

MORE: Where Did Our Favorite Foods From New Jersey’s Italian Festivals Come From?

While well-known Italian-American foods like ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

Remembering 9/11: a Warren resident reflects on 20th Anniversary

September 10, 2021

Twenty years. The day that changed my life and our country. And it seems different this year. 

I remember a few years ago my son asked me what I remembered about that day for an assignment he was doing for social studies. And for the first time, I told him some details.  I was there, guessing I was pregnant with our first child, the son who asked the question, and through a dumb move ...

Scenes from First Day of School at St. Bart's in Scotch Plains

September 12, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bart's Academy (2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains) welcomed students back for the 2021-22 academic year last week. The school requires masks and has plexiglass separating children in classrooms in order to keep children safe. 

The school serves a diverse community of learners who are empowered to learn in a safe, structured, Christ-centered environment.

LBI Region Guide to Labor Day Weekend Events

August 29, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — Labor Day Weekend brings on a variety of fantastic happenings as peak summer season comes to a close and fall begins to settle in. The Southern Ocean County Cha.m. ber of Commerce has been recommending the best of the LBI Region since 1914. Each year their visitor center services thousands of residents, new and returning travelers. To celebrate, here are some ...

NJ Teen Saves Man Whose Kayak Overturned on Jersey Shore (VIDEO)

MANASQUAN, NJ — What started as a family fishing trip on Saturday would up being a life-saving adventure for 19-year-old Anton Zambell, a Scotch Plains resident who was in the right place at the right time to rescue a man whose kayak had overturned in waters off Manasquan. 

Around 7 a.m. Zambell, his dad, and his younger brother, Jordan, were taking their boat through the ...

LBI Chowderfest presents ChowderMonth Events 2021

Do you love chowder? Then you won't want to miss the LBI Chowderfest!

There are two ways to participate:

Soup Up & Support Local

Starting September 4 – October 2 you can support restaurants directly by purchasing their competition chowder. Then, place your vote online for your favorite in Red, White and Creative categories!

Voting opens Saturday, September 4th, at ...

Over 200 Educators Attend First Ever Somerset County Educational Summit 

September 15, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ – Last month, close to 250 educators from throughout the county and the state attended the Somerset County Educational Summit, a free one-day in-person and virtual professional development opportunity, sponsored by the New Jersey Principal and Supervisors Association (NJPSA) and presented in partnership between the newly-formed Somerset County Future Administrators ...

Sept. 15 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 36 Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 26,366 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 36 overnight, There has been a total of 750 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Wednesday reported 977,517 total cases, an increase of ...

Sept. 14 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 36 Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 26,330 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 36 overnight, There has been a total of 750 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Tuesday reported 975,335 total cases, sn increase of ...

Somerset County Jazz Festival Offers Relief from Ida's 10-Day Hangover

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jazz soothes the soul, it warms the heart, and indirectly, it can help to ease the pain and suffering of people in a time of need.

Sunday's Central Jersey Jazz Festival checked off all those boxes, offering seven hours of vocal and instrumental music on a portable stage set up on Main Street and not far away, the steps of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse with a ...

Residents’ Input Sought for Elimination of Railway Crossing Project in Bound Brook

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Join the Somerset County Planning Division on Monday, Sept. 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. for a virtual public meeting to discuss the “Freight Concept Development Study,” which will explore potential options to eliminate the Port Reading railroad crossing in Bound Brook for the purpose of improving the town’s safety, boosting its economic ...

Somerset County Honors Those Who Perished in 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Commissioners Director Shanel Robinson, joined by her colleagues and other county officials, honored the memory of 39 county residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during an observance on the grounds of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Saturday morning.

One-by-one, the names of the 39 victims were read aloud by the ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

''We Can Feel The Love, The Prayers, and The Good Vibes': Mother of Boy Struck by Car in Scotch Plains

September 14, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- An update on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School student who was hit by a car on Westfield Ave. on Monday: Karina Hathcock, the boy's mom, posted on Facebook to let concerned members of the community know the status of her son.

Our boy is super strong and was able to manage pain like a champ. It was a very long night, but he is in really good hands at Cornell ...

New Jersey Transit Cop Reunites Lost Child with Worried Parents

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An 11-year-old boy from Houston, Texas, who got separated from his parents by accidentally boarding a Tonnelle Avenue bound train at Exchange Place over the weekend was reunited with his family after a NJ Transit K9 Officer and local citizens found him.

K-9 Officer Michael Brown, who took part in a system-wide search for the boy once the parents alerted NJ Transit, ...

Arrest Made in Wednesday's Fatal Shooting of Delivery Driver in Plainfield

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A 26-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a delivery driver subcontracted by Amazon that took place on the 200 block of Garfield Avenue in Plainfield on Wednesday. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Department Officer–in-Charge Captain David M. Guarino announced the arrest on Friday ...

'Let's Roll' - New Jersey Resident Todd Beamer Helped to Retake United Flight 93 on September 11th, 2001

CRANBURY, NJ -  On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

 Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968. He ...

After Being Evacuated From Flooded Apartment, St. Hubert's Reunites Woman and Her Dogs

MADISON, NJ - As the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through New Jersey, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center came to the aid of people and pets in need throughout the state.

St. Hubert’s received a panicked call on September 2, from a woman named Indy who was being evacuated from her flooded apartment in South Bound Brook. Floodwater outside her apartment complex had risen so high, ...

Scenes from the St. Bart's Festival Saturday

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Saturday schedule at the St. Bart's Italian Festival in Scotch Plains included Italian Mass at 5:00 p.m., the annual procession, Mike Aromando and the Metropolitan Italian Strolling Band, and Four Seasons tribute band The Jersey Four. That's in addition to rides, games, plenty of great food, and lots of fun.

Sunday hours of the St.


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Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, September 18, 11:00 AM

Wesley United Methodist Church, South Plainfield

Wesley Festifall

Arts & Entertainment


Wed, September 22, 7:30 PM


Borough Council


Sat, September 25, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

The Royal Scam - The Music of Steely Dan

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, October 2

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

461 Clapton Blvd - The Best of Eric Clapton

Arts & Entertainment

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

Get Creative and Enjoy The Outdoors With These Summer Crafts

Doing outdoor crafts is a fun way for older adults to be active and stretch their imagination. After spending a long winter indoors, stepping outside to soak up the summer sun and complete some new projects helps you get natural vitamin D and feel a sense of accomplishment. It can also boost your spirits and engage your mind. If you need some ideas, here’s a list of easy outdoor ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Patchy, Brown Grass? What To Do About Dead Spots In the Yard

Everyone wants a lush green lawn for summer barbecues and romping by children and four-legged friends. So what do you do when your yard starts looking brown or patchy?

Start by identifying the underlying issue behind the dead spots in your grass, and then the repair is pretty straightforward! These lawn care tips will help you recover dead spots and leave your yard looking fresh and ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

Feeling Stuck? Here Are 5 Ways To Find Motivation

Are you having trouble finding motivation in your life? There may be a change in your daily routine, or you could be going through a stressful time. There are many reasons you may be in a rut and unable to complete even the simplest tasks.

Don’t get down on yourself! Here are a few tips on how to find that inner motivation and complete your to-do lists.

Time Management

The first ...