What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

A Graduate with 20/Plenty Vision

One day, Cori Noble settled down to take a nap and had a nightmare. But the nightmare occurred when he awakened and discovered that his vision was so blurry, he could not see.  

That was 10 years ago. Many hospital visits later, the lifelong Paterson resident was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica, a rare condition that affects eyesight and can cause paralysis.  Paralyzed for ...

Little Falls Resident Elected to Board of Oratorio Society of NJ

July 28, 2021

The Oratorio Society of New Jersey (OSNJ) recently elected a new Board of Trustees. The Board consists of four officers and eight trustees who are responsible for managing all business aspects of the community choir based in Montclair.

Peter Braley of Montclair was elected president, replacing Susan Ladov, also of Montclair, who had served as president for the previous five years. Braley was ...

Clothing Drive Will Raise Funds for Woodland Park Elementary School

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Cleaning out your closets this summer? The Beatrice Gilmore School Home & School Association is holding a fundraising clothing, shoes and household items collection on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the WP Boys & Girls Club parking lot, 8 Memorial Dr., Woodland Park. Place your gently used/unwanted items in tightly tied bags.

Accepted items include: ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, August 4, 7:00 PM

Little Falls Sports and Recreation Complex, Little Falls

Little Falls Presents Outdoor Movie Nights at the ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, August 7, 11:15 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Golf - Outdoor - In Person

Sports

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Sun, August 8, 9:00 AM

Town Hall Parking Lot , Little Falls

Little Falls Sunday Farmers Market

Food & Drink

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Tue, August 10, 12:00 PM

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TAPinto Ownership Webinar

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5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

Olympic Dreams

It is a sharp, sweltering summer day at the Ariake skateboard park in Tokyo. The air is sticky, and even though I am wearing loose, baggy trousers of white linen, they catch over my knees whenever I grab the board. I size up the course and nervously tug at my brightly patterned USA shirt to release the sweat-cling around my chest and shoulders.

Then I drop in.

It is my final run for gold ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

The Blue Suit and the Story of January 6th

July 6, 2021

Six months ago today I wore this blue suit as I cleaned the Capitol after the insurrection, now I just donated it to the Smithsonian. January 6th must never be forgotten. While some try to erase history, I will fight to tell the story so it never happens again.

Let me share with you my story.

When the Smithsonian asked me to donate the blue suit, I thought about how the suit itself is ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

Swastika Painted on Sidewalk in Wayne

July 20, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — The Wayne Police Department released a statement regarding a swastika that was painted on a sidewalk in Wayne and discovered early Monday.

The Nazi symbol was spray-painted sloppily in blue, approximately six or seven inches across on “the pavement of Audubon Parkway,” according to Detective Captain Dan Daly, the Wayne PD Public Information Officer.

“A ...

NJ Resident Promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Space Force

August 2, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Alyssa B. Ruiz, a 2017 graduate of Piscataway High School recently completed a leadership program with the United States Air Force and was promoted to Sergeant.

She was also selected to join the U.S. Space Force and will transfer to Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado.

Ruiz graduated with honors from the military training program at Lackland Air Force Base in San ...

Rutgers Alum Who Co-Starred With Orson Welles, Flew Missions Over Occupied Europe, Turns 100

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he looked at the moon, he remembered how “terribly romantic and freezing cold” the night ...

To the Dickens with Dickens

With so much emphasis being placed on STEM today, Language Arts (formerly known as English) has become less significant in the school curriculum. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary are touched on, but not emphasized as they used to be. Even cursive writing has been dropped from many school districts.

When I started teaching in 1972 the basics were covered in the freshman and ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

Raise Your Happiness Set Point

Just about everyone wants to be happy. Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If happiness is something we strive so hard to attain, and if it is truly the end all and be all of life, then why does it elude so many?

There is a pervasive myth that we can be happy when we achieve (fill in the blank).

Letter to the Editor from NJDA Secretary Fisher concerning Spotted Lanternfly

July 7, 2021

New Jersey residents continue to be extremely concerned about the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), leading the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to field many phone calls, emails, and other messages asking what residents can do when they find SLF in their communities.

SLF, Lycorma delicatula, is a relatively new pest to the United States, initially discovered in Berks ...

Rep. Sherrill Votes for Crucial Funding for Capitol Police, National Guard, Afghan SIVs Program

July 29, 2021

House Passes Emergency Funding to Reimburse the Capitol Police and National Guard for Security Measures After January 6 Attacks, Expand the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program
 

Washington, DC–– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for emergency supplemental funding to reimburse the United States Capitol Police and the National Guard for expenses incurred ...

Tax tips for students working summer jobs

During the summer many students focus on making money from a summer job. They may want to gain work experience, earn some spending money or help pay for college. Here are some facts all student workers should know about summer jobs and taxes.

Not all the money they earn will make it to their pocket because employers must withhold taxes from their paycheck.

New employees: Employees ...