Dog Walks Resumed at Lord Stirling Stable While Future of Stable Still Under Study

February 20, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ –The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission have resumed weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails at the stable property with two separate walks, and in compliance with social distancing requirements.

Due to current state health protocols, two walks are scheduled each week at the stable at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

Somerset county-operated senior centers offer new virtual programs and activities via zoom in march

February 25, 2021

Remote Classes and Programs Help Seniors Stay Connected and Fit During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all county-operated senior centers managed by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services are temporarily closed until March 31, 2021. The county’s management team is following state-mandated public healthcare guidelines ...

Local Chorus Announces $1,000 Scholarshiip

Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer the $1,000.00 Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music.

Rehearsing in Stirling, New Jersey, we are dedicated to teaching, singing, and performing four-part, acappella harmony. Hickory Tree Chorus has awarded an annual ...

TAPinto: Ensuring Local News Coverage is Objective and Transparent

TAPinto takes its responsibility to provide fair, accurate and objective coverage of local elections solemnly and seriously.  Given the eroding trust in media, that we live in a highly polarized nation, and that as the old saying goes, “all politics is local,” when it comes to local news coverage regarding government and elections, it is critically important that our readers are ...

Winners of the 2020 Somerset County Photo Contest Announced

The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the winning entries for the 2020 “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” contest.

“There are so many remarkable photographers in Somerset County that we always look forward to seeing the images people submit for our annual photo contest. There were so many beautiful entries in 2020 that it was ...

As Food Delivery Booms, More Ghost Kitchens Emerge in NJ

March 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Delivery has become our new best friend over the past year. With the pandemic almost a year old and numerous delivery services at our fingertips, the idea of having food come to you (instead of the other way around) has become commonplace.

After the initial shock and shut downs of the pandemic, New Jersey restaurants were put through the wringer with ...

New Jersey Date Night: Making History

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

February is Black History Month and as such we’re reminded of so many people who have made a difference in how we live all year through. As we celebrate the hefty list of accomplishments of those who came before us, we think of those who are making history in the now; some in politics, some in ...

NJ Cookbook Author Shares Her Favorite Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe for Purim

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen! 

The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below.

The South Orange mom of three said her children love getting creative while helping ...

COVID19: Vitamin D and the Sunshine at the End of the Tunnel

As a pediatric orthopaedist, I regularly discuss bone health with my patients, expounding on the multitude of benefits of vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is a cheap, easily available nutrient that impacts bone quality and is known to boost immunity, which is especially relevant as we try to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is profoundly interesting is ...

With Options for In-person PT Limited by the Pandemic, this New Jersey Rehabilitation Provider Used an App to Help Patients Find What They Needed

As the COVID-19 virus began to arise in communities throughout New Jersey, Atlantic Health System worked quickly to adapt and implement new methods in order to continue to deliver safe, exceptional care to patients.

While the health system was able to deploy telemedicine alternatives for many situations, there were many settings that still relied on in-person care – rehabilitation ...

Community Conversations: COVID-19 and Communities of Color

Every community has felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but none more so than communities of color. On the latest Community Conversation from Atlantic Health System, Dr. Christina Johnson, a family medicine physician with Atlantic Medical Group and community health advocate, shared some of the ways communities of color have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 and what viewers need ...

COVID19: Vitamin D and the Sunshine at the End of the Tunnel

As a pediatric orthopaedist, I regularly discuss bone health with my patients, expounding on the multitude of benefits of vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is a cheap, easily available nutrient that impacts bone quality and is known to boost immunity, which is especially relevant as we try to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is profoundly interesting is ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, March 2, 12:00 PM

United Way of Northern New Jersey, Cedar Knolls

Volunteer to prepare free taxes for low income ...

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Wed, March 3, 12:00 PM

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Railroad History Comes Alive at Steamtown Historic National Site in Scranton PA

February 24, 2021

SCRANTON, PA -- Located in the heart of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown National Historic Site offers visitors an exciting look into one of the first rail lines built in the northeast. The park is built on the former site of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, one of the earliest and most important rail lines in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Steamtown features a large collection of ...

Governor Murphy Signs Cannabis Legalization: NJ CannaBusiness Association President on Economic Impact

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur spoke with NJ CannaBusiness Association President, Edmund Deveaux, in a wide-ranging conversation in December 2020. Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to formally legalize marijuana in the state.

The NJ CannaBusiness Association was started by Deveaux and his colleagues at Burton Trent Public Affairs based in ...

Caggiano Orthodontics State-of-the-Art Facility Provides Patients with Exceptional Care

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently visited the brand-new facility of Caggiano Orthodontics and spoke with founder Dr. David Caggiano, who took us on a tour of their new center, highlighting the many improvements to enhance their patients’ safety and comfort. 

“I had a vision of what I wanted to build and what I wanted my patients to experience,” Caggiano said. Upon ...

Parenting and Teaching During a Pandemic

February 27, 2021

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.  Taking three deep breaths has been part of my daily routine since the pandemic began in 2020.  This is also an exercise my entire household and my students in my virtual classroom practice daily.  Don’t get me wrong, parenting is a joy!  I have two children, a 12-year-old girl, and a 9-year-old boy.  But there are ...

Parenting and Teaching During a Pandemic

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.  Taking three deep breaths has been part of my daily routine since the pandemic began in 2020.  This is also an exercise my entire household and my students in my virtual classroom practice daily.  Don’t get me wrong, parenting is a joy!  I have two children, a 12-year-old girl, and a 9-year-old boy.  But there are ...

TAPinto Tips: DIY Marketing Plan

Do you have a Marketing Plan?  What are you doing now? Is it working? What's your budget? Do you want to reach our TAPinto viewers? Have you considered the TAPinto Do-it-Yourself (DIY) marketing platform? These are the questions I will ask you when inquiring about marketing with TAPinto. Each business has different needs, different budgets and a ...

Making Contact

I will be glad when all this QAnon conspiracy nonsense is behind us and we can finally return to the more relevant and pressing plots that obsess us. Like UFOs and visitors from other planets.

In what to me is a welcome return to normalcy, there has been a nostalgic resurgence in unidentified flying objects and distant intelligent life lately that is both refreshing and awe inspiring.

For ...

Home Is Where the Printer IS

I want to print a small house in the woods.

I have long dreamed of a simpler life, far removed from the day-to-day stress of work pressures and financial pressures and social pressures and family pressures and the unrelenting demand for new passwords that must be at least 12 characters in length.

If I was smarter, these daydreams would place me in a villa on my own sun-drenched Pacific ...

Zen and the Art of Snow Removal

To follow the path, look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master.
– Zen Proverb

Where snow in my driveway is concerned, this pretty much captures my philosophy.

To follow the wide swath from my garage to the street I look to my snowblower, I follow my snowblower, I walk with my snowblower, I see through my snowblower, and when ...

Dog Walks Resumed at Lord Stirling Stable While Future of Stable Still Under Study

February 20, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ –The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission have resumed weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails at the stable property with two separate walks, and in compliance with social distancing requirements.

Due to current state health protocols, two walks are scheduled each week at the stable at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

Obituaries

- Oct 9, 2020
Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
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WHRHS Basketball:Watchung Hills Boys and Girls Dunk Hillsborough, Puglisi Hits Career High 25 Points

February 25, 2021

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills boys and girls both topped Hillsborough on Thursday with three players scoring more than 20 points.

Chad Martini and Elijah Lewis each scored 23 points to lead Watchung Hills over Hillsborough in Warren, 85-39. Trevor Bokach added  13 points, 11 assists and five steals. Andrew Drinkwater led Hillsborough with 13 points.

“Good bounce back win...

WHRHS Boys Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Ridge on Senior Day, 64-37

 

WARREN, NJ -The Watchung Hills boys basketball team rolled over Ridge on senior day Saturday, 64-37. Chad Martini had 20 points and 19 rebounds, Elijah Lewis added 19 points, and Trevor Bokach and Michael Horzepa each chipped in eight points for the Warriors.

“Very good TEAM win today as everyone played a lot of minutes and was engaged the entire time,” said WHRHS ...

“The Road Forward” Initiative to Mitigate Challenges to Students Will Provide $1.2 Billion in Grants for Districts to Address Educational and Mental Health Needs

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the academic and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on New Jersey students and ...

More on Chad Martini’s 1000 Points in Watchung Hills’ Big Win at Bridgewater-Raritan

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Heading into Watchung Hills’ matchup at Bridgewater-Raritan Feb. 17, Warriors senior Chad Martini needed 28 points to join the 1,000-point club.

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Coming off of a 26-point first half, his first basket of the third quarter helped him do just that.

After he led Watchung Hills (5-2) to a 50-12 halftime lead at Bridgewater-Raritan (0-7), ...

WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills defeats Bridgewater-Raritan, 44- 35

WARREN, NJ - Junior Bella Murray and Sophomore Morgan Groff paced the Warriors with 13 points each as Watchung Hills improved to 2-5 in Warren. Sophomore Julia Puglisi added 11 points for the Warriors. 

Jackie Salvatore led the Panthers with 9 points.




Bridgewater-Raritan ...

Union County Prosecutor's Office Asks for Public's Help on Anniversary of Fatal Rahway Shooting

March 1, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ--A February 26th press release from the Union County Prosecutor's Office requests the public's assistance in providing information related to the unsolved 2016 fatal shooting of 21-year-old Rahway business owner Jamal Gaines. Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Rahway Police Chief John Rodger made the join announcement on Friday to coincide with the ...

Murphy Signs Law That Guarantees Tuition-Free Community College

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Fulfilling a promise to make tuition-free community college a reality, Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed A4410, permanently establishing the Community College Opportunity Grant Program (CCOG) that will allow qualified students to attend any New Jersey community college without tuition or educational fees.  

“For far too long, higher education ...

Lawmakers Pushing for Internet Access for All Through 'New Jersey Net Neutrality Act'

TRENTON, NJ --  State Lawmakers want to ensure that everyone has equal access to the internet.  Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) have re-introduced legislation -- The “New Jersey Net Neutrality Act” -- to establish a system to ensure that all New Jersey ISP customers are able to receive proper internet service.

The ...

MISSING JUVENILE: Have You Seen Sammie?

Have you seen Sammie? The Middletown Police has asked for the public's help to find a missing teen. Call the Middletown Police Department Det. Simon at 732-706-4185 or 732-615-2100 with any tips.

History Made for Springfield Fire Department, as First Female Firefighter Sworn In

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had.

Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Tuesday. With her history-making ...

Four School Buses Stuck in Heavy Snow Near Governor Livingston High

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Four school buses serving Governor Livingston High School are stuck in the snow at Hunterdon and Murray Hill boulevards, according to a report from Breaking News Network (BNN).

The first report, which came around 12:45 p.m. said there were two buses stuck and that calls were out for salt trucks to be sent to the area from the Department of Public Works (DPW). A report ...