Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

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 ...

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New Brunswick Middle School Teacher Wins County-wide Teaching Honor

September 20, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long before Melissa Vega dreamed of working as a bilingual English language arts teacher at New Brunswick Middle School, she would gather her three younger siblings around a basement table and give them lessons as if she was a teacher.

And if she wasn’t reviewing homework with her siblings, including her sister who was a special education student, she would help her ...

New Rutgers Foundation President Tasked With Pulling At Purse Strings Of Alumni

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The new president of the Rutgers University Foundation will be tasked with soliciting donations for a school that has sometimes struggled to tug at purse strings, if not the heartstrings, of its alumni. Kimberly Hopely, the new president of the foundation and executive vice president for development and alumni engagement, will join Rutgers on Oct. 11. She will be ...

New Brunswick Public Library Announces Partnership With NASA

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city library’s newest partner is out of this world. The New Brunswick Free Public Library announced that is one of just 60 nationwide to be selected to participate in a NASA-funded program.

Through NASA@ My Library, the New Brunswick library will receive resources, training and support to increase and enhance STEAM learning opportunities for library patrons ...

Hillsborough Turns Out For Parade To Celebrate 250th Anniversary

September 19, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township celebrated its 250th anniversary Saturday with a parade featuring civic groups, township employees, veterans, the Hillsborough High School marching band and antique cars.

The 50-square mile township, one of the largest in New Jersey, came into existence in 1771, five years before the 13 colonies banded together to form the United States of America in the war for ...

Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin Visits Elders At Parker At Landing Lane

NEW JERSEY - As the Olympic theme filled the air, Sydney McLaughlin emerged with her graceful smile, her poised demeanor, and her two Olympic gold medals.

This darling of the Tokyo Olympics earned the adulation of millions. But it wasn’t until she spent part of Tuesday afternoon with the residents at Parker at Landing Lane nursing home that she finally met what could arguably be her ...

Hillsborough Mayor Tells President Biden "We All Need to Work Together"

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Time will tell whether President Biden's visit to central New Jersey Tuesday will make a difference as the devastated region struggles to put the pieces back together after Tropical Storm Ida, but Hillsborough Mayor Shawn Lipani took the opportunity to share his thoughts with the president.

"We all need to work together," Lipani told Biden. "We have to get ...

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

September 11, 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 ...