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.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Eye Middle School Electives

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison explored a variety of electives during this week's Electives Tasting Rotation. The robust list of extracurricular offerings includes Art, Chess, Film Forum, Newscast, Origami, Robotics, Scrapbooking, Literary Magazine, Newspaper and STEM.

Students selected four electives of interest to them and met with the ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

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

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 ...

Guided Nature Walks for Seniors Return to Trailside Nature and Science Center

September 20, 2021

The Union County Board of Commissioners welcomes back seniors age 55 and up to participate in a series of free guided walks at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside this fall.

Located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside, the series will take place every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., beginning October 8.

“These guided walks offer an excellent opportunity ...

Conflicts of Interest In Abundance (R289-21)

September 12, 2021

Dear City Council Members,

On Monday, September 13th, you are being asked to vote on employing Lerch, Vinci & Higgins as the City's Financial Consultant, to provide accounting services and manage audit and control for the Finance Department (R289-21).  I recommend voting NO on this hire.

The City Council is tasked with providing oversight to City affairs and, presumably, ...

Plainfield Public Schools Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

September 19, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15, to observe "the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America." The Plainfield Public Schools district has activities lined up to celebrate these ideals, too, with three scheduled events.

On ...

Plainfield Recycling Pickup Suspended as Ida Cleanup Continues

PLAINFIELD, NJ — In case you missed it, the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority reminded residents that this week's recycling pickup is suspended as the company continues its bulk pickup collection for those who have been impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The email sent out Tuesday evening noted the PMUA — along with Department of Public Works — will return to scheduled ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell (Vintage Books, 2020)

In a style reminiscent of the great American naturalist, Gene Stratton Porter, one of the most popular authors of the early 20th century, Maggie O’Farrell’s  expressions of the world around us are more like poetry rather than prose. One has the sense in reading this magical story of a woman linked to ...

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (St. Martin’s Press, 2020)

 

The title of Sally Hepworth’s seventh novel, The Good Sister, is intriguing. How does one define a “good sister?” Is she one who is loyal, caring, and empathetic? Does she look after the welfare of her siblings, no matter what the cost  to her? Or, are we deceived sometimes, to think that the ...

George and Rick by Alex Gino

George by Alex Gino (Scholastic, 2015)

Rick by Alex Gino (Scholastic, 2020)

 

Issues of gender identity have been prominent in the news recently. New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate, Jack Ciattarelli, revealed to a group of parents that if elected, his administration would not allow the teaching of gender identity and sexuality to kindergartners. He added, ...

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 ...