So Much More Than the "School on the Hill"

“The school on the hill.” A statement we hear quite frequently when we tell people we go to Mount Saint Mary Academy. For many, that is all they know about our school – until they come to our unquestionably informative annual Open House. Hosted this year on October 17th our Open House is a great way for prospective students and families to learn about, and experience, our ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Somerset County Missing Pet Alert: Please Help Find Ember the Boston Terrier

October 7, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ - Ember a black and white female two-year-old Boston Terrier when went Missing on 10.5.21 at 9:00 pm 1 mile from Morris & Essex Dog Show in Colonial Park.

She jumped out of the x-pen on the soccer field and RAN.

Everyone, please keep your eyes and ears open. She will be very frightened. She is away from home for the first time.

Dog show address is:

Colonial ...

BOBO Fridays food drive continues on Oct. 15

October 14, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Residents can help their neighbors in-need by purchasing an extra can of food during their routine trip to the grocery store, and donating it to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays on Oct. 15. Donations can be placed in the blue bins located in the breezeway of the Somerset County Administration Building in Somerville. If residents cannot donate on Friday, ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center to Begin $26 Million Emergency Department Expansion and Modernization

Includes Upgrading Goryeb Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced the expansion and modernization of its Sameth Emergency Department (ED). Once design, funding and approvals are finalized, the project is expected to begin in early 2022, with an expected completion in ...

Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, named Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center

Accomplished nursing leader will also serve as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for Atlantic Health System

SUMMIT, NJ – Atlantic Health System today announced Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center, as well as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for the health system.

Byers is a highly skilled leader with more ...

Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center Launches Cardiac Rescue & Recovery Program for Complex Heart Blockages

Atlantic Health Cardiovascular Rescue and Recovery Program at Morristown Medical Center. Under the leadership of Drs. Dimitrios Karmpaliotis and Amirali Masoumi, the Cardiovascular Rescue and Recovery Program will provide advanced treatment for patients in need of complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) due to severe, total or multiple difficult-to-treat blockages of ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Mercy Guild Hosts Pizza Party for Sisters of Mercy

The Mount Saint Mary Academy Mercy Guild hosted a pizza party for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas to thank them for sharing their home and watching over our girls. The Mercy Guild raised funds from members of the school community to make the event possible. Thank you to all donors, including Dimaio Cucina for the food! The Sisters enjoyed pizza, garlic knots, salad and dessert from Nothing ...

Somerset County Young Republicans Endorse Four Rising Stars, Launch Team of Regional Directors

Somerville, NJ – The Somerset County Young Republicans (SCYRs) are proud to endorse four rising stars this election cycle after launching a regional team program earlier this year. The SCYRs unanimously support Amber Murad for Somerset County Commissioner, Vinny Panico for LD-16 Assembly, Branden Agans for Manville Borough Council, and Christy Tierney for Montgomery Township Committee ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

October 9, 2021

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

New Jersey Date Night: Falling for You in the Autumn Scenery

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

Every romantic New Jerseyan knows that love happens every season. From the new beginnings of springtime to the sultry summer heat, our home state has all the seasons covered while we handle the rest. But before we snuggle by the fireplace with our love during a wintertime snowstorm, we can’t miss out on ...

Daughter Charged with Murdering Father and His Girlfriend in Surf City

October 5, 2021

SURF CITY — A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with double murder in Surf City. The woman charged is the daughter of the male victim, John Enders. 

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, has been charged with two counts of Murder in the deaths of ...

Two Individuals Found Deceased in Surf City Identified

SURF CITY, NJ - The two individuals that were found dead Sunday evening at a Surf City residence have been identified.

The Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that the two deceased individuals have  been positively identified as John Enders, 87, of Surf City, and Francoise Pitoy, 75, of ...

LBI ChowderMonth Closes with a Champion Style Celebration

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ -Traveling Tasters, live music, brews on tap, and a festival of spirit announced 2021 ChowderMonth Champions with support from the community to welcome fall in traditional style.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community who supported, planned, sponsored, volunteered, and celebrated its 33rd Annual Chowder Cook-off Competition with ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_e9f9502acb4d30626d3d_walk__1_

Sun, October 17, 8:30 AM

Duke Island Park, Bridgewater

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's - Duke Island Park

Giving Back

Carousel_image_5969eb13b05832a98794_msma

Sun, October 17, 2:00 PM

Mount Saint Mary Academy, Watchung

Mount Saint Mary Academy Open House

Education

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021

 

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

I Am What I Am

I like to think I am comfortable to be around. But not too long ago my daughter asked me to take a personality test.

She clarified that she was interested to know my type. Apparently “well-adjusted” is not a clinically accepted category.

I am not a big fan of personality tests. These are the tests that categorize who you are through a series of statements about yourself to which ...

Obituaries

- Oct 9, 2020
Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
Read more

NJ Forests Put On A Show For Long Holiday Weekend, Get Out There And Photograph It

October 8, 2021

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — With a three-day weekend upon us, why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others. 

Right now, The Fall Foliage Show in NJ is at the midpoint in Sussex and Morris counties, plus the northern portions of Passaic and Bergen ...

LBI ChowderMonth Closes with a Champion Style Celebration

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ -Traveling Tasters, live music, brews on tap, and a festival of spirit announced 2021 ChowderMonth Champions with support from the community to welcome fall in traditional style.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community who supported, planned, sponsored, volunteered, and celebrated its 33rd Annual Chowder Cook-off Competition with ...

NJ Fall Foliage Forecast: Charge Your Smartphone, Lace Your Boots and Get Out There

NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show. 

The New Jersey Forest Service issued a foliage forecast for the season this week. So, get ready — charge your smartphone and ...

Unforgettable Fire Wins First Episode of Clash of the Cover Bands

October 14, 2021

FANWOOD, NJ -- Unforgettable Fire, a band that pays tribute to U2's Bono (Anthony Russo), The Edge (Mick Normoyle), Adam Clayton (Fanwood's own Craig Kiell), and Larry Mullen Jr. (George Levesanos) emerged victorious in the first episode of E!'s new competition show, Clash of the Cover Bands, on Wednesday evening.

The theme of the evening was "Stadium Rockers" ...

Police Asking For Public's Assistance In Locating Van Involved In Serious Hit-And-Run

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying the driver of a van involved in a hit-and-run in the Acme parking lot on Ryders Laneon Wednesday afternoon. A 62-year-old woman was hit twice by the van and dragged before the vehicle quickly left the scene. The victim, who was not identified by the MPD, was left on the ground. She ...

VP Kamala Harris Visits NJ, Urges Americans to Get COVID-19 Vaccine 

NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris came to Newark on Friday with a clear goal in mind - to encourage city residents to get vaccinated at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly yet to be defeated. 

“There will be an end to this,” Harris said at a pooled press conference while touring a vaccination clinic at Essex County College. “We really feel we are ...

BOE Meeting Ends with President Pressing Charges Against Resident Who Allegedly Threatened Her

WAYNE, NJ — Thursday night’s school board meeting was held at the Wayne Hills High School auditorium, and it was, once again, a loud, impassioned event with several parents very upset about “pornographic” books that are in some of the school’s libraries, as well as several other issues.

The evening took an ugly turn when Pamela Macek was at the podium addressing ...

Daughter Charged with Murdering Father and His Girlfriend in Surf City

SURF CITY — A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with double murder in Surf City. The woman charged is the daughter of the male victim, John Enders. 

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, has been charged with two counts of Murder in the deaths of ...

Two Individuals Found Deceased in Surf City Identified

SURF CITY, NJ - The two individuals that were found dead Sunday evening at a Surf City residence have been identified.

The Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that the two deceased individuals have  been positively identified as John Enders, 87, of Surf City, and Francoise Pitoy, 75, of ...

'Time Stands Still ' speeds along

Chatham, NJ -  Although we’ve been in a time warp these last two years, this smart and savvy play by Donald Margulies takes us out of ourselves and into other lives.

The Chatham Players have brought a nicely nuanced production to its audience, ably directed by Tait Ruppert.  As Catham Players President Joe DeVico says in program notes,  “Here we can offer a space to ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How to Paint the Perfect Accent Wall

Accent walls are all the rage, and that’s because they really are a fantastic way to add color and personality to your living space. Rather than hanging up a painting or incorporating more furniture into your living space, accent walls add a unique touch to your home.

They also don’t take as long as many other DIY painting projects and can easily be completed on a weekend. However, ...