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TAPinto Provides Platform for Local Businesses to Communicate to Customers and Community During Pandemic

March 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media, about ways local businesses can continue to communicate with both customers and the community during the coronavirus crisis. 

In this segment taken from TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday morning show on News 12+, Shapiro spoke with Brodeur via video conference from his home ...

TAPinto CEO Speaks About the Impact of Local News During Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media this week to share how TAPinto has been an invaluable source of information for readers seeking local news to learn how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their own communities. 

Shapiro, who lives in Broward County, Florida, reports that his county is one of the ...

Steve Adubato Examines Ways to Prepare Students for the Business Element of E-Sports

NEW JERSEY -- Neil Malvone, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Caldwell University, recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he spoke about the booming e-sport gaming industry and the university’s new program to prepare students for careers in that growing field. 

“The studies are telling us that e-sports will be a billion dollar industry by the end of ...

Expert Advice on Managing Anxiety and Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage our anxieties during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on the things that we can ...

ABC Anchor Bill Ritter Reacts to Journalists Being Labeled as “Fake News” on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- Bill Ritter, Anchor of Eyewitness News on WABC-TV in the New York Metro Area, recently appeared on One-On-One with Steve Adubato. Adubato asked Ritter his thoughts about the president referring to journalists and members of the media as “fake news” and the “enemy of the people.” 

“Our goal is to report facts and seek the truth wherever they fall ...

New Jersey Production Company Provides Video Conferencing for Executives Working Remotely

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- With many companies preparing for employees to work remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak, East Main Media, a leading independent video production company in Northern New Jersey, is helping executives effectively communicate with their workforce. 

East Main Media, which has been in business for nearly 20 years, utilizes a wide range of state of the art technology ...

New Jersey Actor Alex Aldea Finds Success with Independent Film & Network Television

Alex Aldea joined Brian Brodeur at East Main Studios to discuss his experiences in the New York and New Jersey television production world, projects premiering at the upcoming Garden State Film Festival and his work as a Commissioner of the Paterson Film & Entertainment Commission. 

Aldea’s next role comes next week on CBS, where he will be on the show Bull. Michael Weatherly ...

Wedding Dessert Ideas to Delight Your Guests Designed by The Dessert Ladies

STIRLING, NJ -- Spring and summer wedding season is just around the corner, and on the top of every couple’s list is making sure their event is memorable, with great food and desserts to offer their guests. The Dessert Ladies of Stirling, New Jersey, specialize in Wedding Dessert Bars, which include several different kinds of gourmet confections.  

The Dessert Ladies are the ...

Pencil Manufacturer Thrives in the Digital Age with American-Made Products

SHELBYVILLE, TN -- TAPintoTV visited one of the last remaining pencil factories in America: Musgrave Pencil Company in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Despite changes in American manufacturing and the rise of technology, today Musgrave remains a healthy business. We spoke with Henry Hulan of Musgrave about how pencils are made, the long history of pencil-making in Central Tennessee, and the ...

Remembering James Lipton: A Look Back at his Appearance on One-On-One with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- James Lipton, Dean of the Actors Studio and Host of the Bravo TV show, Inside the Actors Studio, died today at the age of 93. Today, we take a look back at his appearance on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. 

James Lipton was born in Detroit in 1926. He was first known for his role as Dan Reid, nephew of the Lone Ranger, and later starred for over ten years on the soap opera, ...

Coronavirus Test Under Development at Center for Discovery and Innovation in New Jersey

NUTLEY, NJ -- Researchers at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) are currently developing rapid response diagnostic tests for the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, toured the CDI lab and called for a stronger federal response to this growing crisis. TAPintoTV spoke with CDI officials as well as their Chief ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad: Great Way to Volunteer and Help the Community

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad is seeking new volunteers to become members of their team, especially young people and students. 

“I can’t think of anything that’s more important than what we do,” said Alan Chadrjian, an EMT and Driver with the Rescue Squad. “This is a place where you can meet people, and learn things that will ...

Small Business Spotlight: Maplewood, NJ’s Oldest Business Shares the Lessons of their Longevity

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Maplewood’s oldest business, Woolley Home Solutions, spoke with TAPintoTV about their long history in town and how they've been able to maintain their success for 95 years. 

“It’s a lot to live up to,” said Norman E. Woolley. “It’s important to support the town that’s allowed you to thrive and be able to be successful for that ...

Free Concert Showcases Award-Winning Vocalists at 2020 Jersey Harmony Explosion

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- On Saturday, February 8, world-class a cappella and barbershop singers will be performing at a free concert at the annual Jersey Harmony Explosion festival at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell, NJ. 

Jersey Harmony Explosion brings student singers together with professional quartets for a day of community, collaboration and celebration. “It’s all ...

New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott Shares Top Film Picks with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- The New York Times’ Chief Film Critic, A.O. Scott, appeared recently on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to share some of his picks for top films of the past decade as well as the past year. 

Fellow New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and Scott compiled their list of the “Most Influential Films of the Decade” at the end of last year based upon ...

“Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival Screens 2020 Oscar Shorts in Montclair, NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- On Saturday, February 8, all of the short films nominated for the Oscars this year will be shown at Buzz Aldrin Middle School in Montclair, NJ. The “Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival, founded and co-produced by Jeanne Reilly and Corinna Sager, will showcase all 15 shorts nominated in the Live Action, Animated and Documentary categories just ahead of the Academy ...

State of the Union: Facts & History of the Presidential Address

Tonight, on the occasion of the 97th “State of the Union,” TAPintoTV looks back at the history of the annual address. 

Nancy Pelosi, the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, sent an invitation to President Trump to deliver his next State of the Union address just two days after his impeachment by the House in December. Tuesday’s speech will be the second ...

Biens Chocolate Centerpieces Introduces Sweet & Shareable Dessert for Valentine’s Day Gifting

STIRLING, NJ -- Searching for a unique and delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day for your partner, friends or colleagues this year? Look no further than a bien tower, a centerpiece creation made by a mother and daughter New Jersey duo known as the Dessert Ladies.

Biens are made of chocolate cake truffle and coated in either milk, white or dark chocolate. Each tower comes with 50 ...

New Jersey Security Consultant Offers Safety Seminars to the Community

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- Louis Valori spoke with TAPintoTV about his work presenting seminars on safety issues to the community. Valori is the Owner of The Valori Group, a private investigation and security consulting firm, and has a background in both the military and local law enforcement. 

“We live in a fast and furious world and I think that I’m just a tool to educate the ...

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TAPinto Provides Platform for Local Businesses to Communicate to Customers and Community During Pandemic

March 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media, about ways local businesses can continue to communicate with both customers and the community during the coronavirus crisis. 

In this segment taken from TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday morning show on News 12+, Shapiro spoke with Brodeur via video conference from his home ...

New Jersey Production Company Provides Video Conferencing for Executives Working Remotely

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- With many companies preparing for employees to work remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak, East Main Media, a leading independent video production company in Northern New Jersey, is helping executives effectively communicate with their workforce. 

East Main Media, which has been in business for nearly 20 years, utilizes a wide range of state of the art technology ...

Pencil Manufacturer Thrives in the Digital Age with American-Made Products

SHELBYVILLE, TN -- TAPintoTV visited one of the last remaining pencil factories in America: Musgrave Pencil Company in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Despite changes in American manufacturing and the rise of technology, today Musgrave remains a healthy business. We spoke with Henry Hulan of Musgrave about how pencils are made, the long history of pencil-making in Central Tennessee, and the ...

Small Business Spotlight: Maplewood, NJ’s Oldest Business Shares the Lessons of their Longevity

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Maplewood’s oldest business, Woolley Home Solutions, spoke with TAPintoTV about their long history in town and how they've been able to maintain their success for 95 years. 

“It’s a lot to live up to,” said Norman E. Woolley. “It’s important to support the town that’s allowed you to thrive and be able to be successful for that ...

Small Business Success Story: Skin Deep Salon & Spa Celebrates 25 Years

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Skin Deep Salon & Spa recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in business. TAPintoTV spoke with Susan Ann Barbaglia, Skin Deep’s Founder, as well as her clients and staff, about marking this milestone and the secrets to their success as a local, small business.

“To be successful, I think you have to have a true love,” said Barbaglia, “almost ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Fighting for Policies to Support Small Business

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV covered the 104th New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference this year, and spoke with Ray Zardetto, Senior VP of Communications at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, about the Chamber’s current priorities and upcoming events. 

“We’re fighting for legislation, we’re fighting for regulations that are pro-business and ...

CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Marking Milestone with 50th Anniversary Gala & Fundraiser

ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY -- The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Gala & Fundraiser to be held on September 26 at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. The NECC is the official chamber of commerce for nine towns in Essex County, NJ: Montclair, Fairfield, West Caldwell, Caldwell, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, Cedar Grove and Essex Fells. 

The ...

Glen Rock Street Fair Showcases Thriving Small Business Community

GLEN ROCK, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with several members of the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce this summer at the annual Glen Rock Street Fair and Craft Show. 

Located in Bergen County, the town of Glen Rock was named after a large glacial stone that was deposited there during the Ice Age. The hefty boulder can still be seen today at the corner of Doremus Avenue, and the aptly-named Rock ...

NJ Governor Phil Murphy Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Team at Center for Discovery & Innovation Ribbon-Cutting

NUTLEY, NJ -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined Hackensack Meridian Health executives and VIPs at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). The CDI facility is part of the ON3 complex, which also houses the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall, on the former location of Hoffman La Roche corporate ...

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TAPinto CEO Speaks About the Impact of Local News During Coronavirus Pandemic

March 28, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media this week to share how TAPinto has been an invaluable source of information for readers seeking local news to learn how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their own communities. 

Shapiro, who lives in Broward County, Florida, reports that his county is one of the ...

Coronavirus Test Under Development at Center for Discovery and Innovation in New Jersey

NUTLEY, NJ -- Researchers at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) are currently developing rapid response diagnostic tests for the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, toured the CDI lab and called for a stronger federal response to this growing crisis. TAPintoTV spoke with CDI officials as well as their Chief ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad: Great Way to Volunteer and Help the Community

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad is seeking new volunteers to become members of their team, especially young people and students. 

“I can’t think of anything that’s more important than what we do,” said Alan Chadrjian, an EMT and Driver with the Rescue Squad. “This is a place where you can meet people, and learn things that will ...

Millennial Councilwoman Encourages Younger Generations to Get Involved in Local Government

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Crystal Pruitt, Councilwoman of Franklin Township, at the 2019 New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Pruitt is currently the youngest person on the Franklin Township Council, and we spoke with her about her background, goals, and advice for millennials who want to get more politically active. 

Pruitt, who is also Chief of Staff for ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hackensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...

PSE&G Talks Infrastructure & Clean Energy at New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Everton Scott, Senior Public Affairs Manager at PSE&G, at the 2019 League of Municipalities Conference. Scott spoke about PSE&G’s presence at this year’s conference as well as the utility’s latest programs and priorities.  

One of the most high-profile statewide initiatives for PSE&G is the company’s ...

Fort Lee Mayor Moderates Media Panel at NJ League of Municipalities Conference

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, Mark Sokolich, Mayor of Fort Lee, NJ, moderated the panel, “Media Strategies: Tips & Tools for the 21st Century.” Presenters at the panel were Michael Shapiro, the CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net; Robin Dente, Assistant Business Administrator & Community Affairs Coordinator of ...

New Denville NJ Recycling Program Benefits Both the Environment and the Economy

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently attended the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Annual Conference and caught up with Steven Ward, Business Administrator of Denville, NJ. Ward discussed some of the township’s latest initiatives, including a new recycling program that helps both the local economy and the environment. 

The recent collapse of the international recycling ...

Franklin Township's Franklin Day Festival 2019

Highlights of the sixth annual Franklin Township Franklin Day Festival - 2019, presented by Joel Republic

Joel Republic is a story (video and media) production company developing entertainment products and services for businesses and enterprises. Our passion is telling compelling stories of the lesser-known businesses, individuals, cultures, and experiences in New Jersey especially ...

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Morristown NJ Private School Fosters Executive Skills in Students From Pre-K through Eighth Grade

November 26, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- TAPintoTV visited the Red Oaks School in Morristown, NJ to learn about their Executive Skills Curriculum. Developed in-house by administrators and staff, the faculty shared with us some of the program’s unique features and its long-reaching benefits for students. 

Nelyda Miguel, the Associate Head of School at Red Oaks said, “Every good school will develop ...

Newark High School Principal Talks to Steve Adubato about his Mission to Improve Student Lives

NEW JERSEY--Newark Principal Akbar Cook was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the many innovative programs he has instituted at West Side High School in his mission to improve the lives of his students.

West Side High School is located in Newark’s troubled West Ward, one of the most statistically dangerous areas of the city. The school has suffered the ...

Read Across America with Little City Books, Host of Literary Happenings in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ -- Donna Garban and Kate Jacobs, Co-Owners of Little City Books, an independent bookstore on Bloomfield Street in Hoboken, spoke with TAPintoTV about their support of Read Across America and upcoming events, such as the inaugural Hoboken Literary Weekend in April.

Read Across America, an annual celebration of reading for children created by the National Education Association, ...

Explore Black History Every Month of the Year at Montclair’s Crane House and Historic YWCA

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently visited the Montclair History Center and took a tour of the Crane House and Historic YWCA. The building dates from 1796, when Israel Crane built it as his family home, and in 1920, it was purchased by the local YWCA as a boarding house and cultural hub for African-American women.

Today, the Montclair History Center tells the stories of all the people who ...

New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Approving LGBT-Inclusive School Curriculum

NEW JERSEY - On January 31st, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that mandates all school districts in the state to include instruction and curriculum materials that will teach middle and high school students about the political, economic, and social contributions of LGBT people and individuals with disabilities.

This past November at the annual NJEA Convention, TAPintoTV spoke ...

The Mobile Food Lab Hits the Road to Bring Food Literacy to the Children of New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Dr. Angela Cristini of The Mobile Food Lab at this year’s NJEA Convention. The Mobile Food Lab is a converted school bus repurposed to teach students about food literacy. Dr. Cristini is a Professor of Biology at Ramapo College, one of several partners who are the driving forces behind this project.

“It’s like no other ...

Making the Grade in STEM Education with Maker Depot

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- We continue our coverage of the annual NJEA Convention by speaking with Maker Depot, a makerspace facility in Totowa, NJ, where kids can create and build objects of their own design. Michael Franchino, Co-founder of Maker Depot, spoke with TAPintoTV about the maker movement and the skills this type of hands-on learning imparts to students.

“The maker movement really ...

Finding a Solution to Learning Math Skills without Subtracting Fun at Annual NJEA Convention

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- As part of our continuing coverage of the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City, we turn the spotlight onto Bedtime Math. We spoke to Bedtime Math about the playful math stories and problems they share to help kids love and understand math in real life.

“We’re all about making math a fun thing you do on purpose at home,” said Laura Overdeck, the Founder of ...

Hands-on Learning Brings American History Alive at New Jersey’s Liberty Hall Museum

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Liberty Hall Museum at this year’s NJEA Convention to learn about their educational programs for students and teachers in New Jersey. Located in Union, NJ on the campus of Kean University, the museum offers hands-on experiential learning for students covering over 200 years of American History.

“The American Revolution was literally fought ...

Innovative Programs on Display at 164th Annual New Jersey Education Convention

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently attended the annual NJEA Convention (njeaconvention.org) in Atlantic City, one of the largest gatherings of educators in the world. We spoke to exhibitors, vendors and presenters about the unique programs and products they offer to both teachers and students in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Education Association holds their convention every November for two ...

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New Jersey Actor Alex Aldea Finds Success with Independent Film & Network Television

March 8, 2020

Alex Aldea joined Brian Brodeur at East Main Studios to discuss his experiences in the New York and New Jersey television production world, projects premiering at the upcoming Garden State Film Festival and his work as a Commissioner of the Paterson Film & Entertainment Commission. 

Aldea’s next role comes next week on CBS, where he will be on the show Bull. Michael Weatherly ...

Free Concert Showcases Award-Winning Vocalists at 2020 Jersey Harmony Explosion

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- On Saturday, February 8, world-class a cappella and barbershop singers will be performing at a free concert at the annual Jersey Harmony Explosion festival at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell, NJ. 

Jersey Harmony Explosion brings student singers together with professional quartets for a day of community, collaboration and celebration. “It’s all ...

“Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival Screens 2020 Oscar Shorts in Montclair, NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- On Saturday, February 8, all of the short films nominated for the Oscars this year will be shown at Buzz Aldrin Middle School in Montclair, NJ. The “Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival, founded and co-produced by Jeanne Reilly and Corinna Sager, will showcase all 15 shorts nominated in the Live Action, Animated and Documentary categories just ahead of the Academy ...

ArtPride NJ Highlights Economic Impact of Investment in the Arts

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Megan LoBue, Development Manager for ArtPride New Jersey, about the organization’s resources and latest arts initiatives. 

ArtPride NJ supports New Jersey’s creative community and is widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and ...

Franklin Township Principal Recalls Meeting Frank Sinatra

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ -- At the Franklin Food Truck Festival, recently held as a benefit for Franklin High School’s Project Graduation, William Grippo, Principal of the MacAfee Road School, shared two stories of his interactions with New Jersey’s own Frank Sinatra. 

Many years ago, when Grippo was in his 20s, he worked for a florist, who directed him to deliver flowers to the ...

The Incoherents Film, a Rock-and-Roll Comedy, To Be Screened at Soho Festival in New York City

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with filmmakers Jeff Auer and Alex Emanuel about their latest release, The Incoherents, which won “Best Home Grown Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival and will be shown this weekend at the Soho International Film Festival.

The Incoherents is a dramatic-comedy feature film about a group of 40-something friends that decide to reunite ...

The Life of Television Legend & Native Son, Ernie Kovacs, is Celebrated in Trenton, New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -- Native Trentonian Ernie Kovacs was honored at the New Jersey State Museum, in the year when he would have been 100 years old. Through presentations, anecdotes and archival footage of his television work, the “Ernie Kovacs Centennial” honored Kovacs’ multiple contributions to television history, and the Mayor of Trenton, W. Reed Gusciora, proclaimed ...

Art World And Music Industry Celebrate Carinthia West "Hanging Out" Photography Exhibit

New York, NY -- Art world and music industry luminaries came together to celebrate photographer Carinthia West's "Hanging Out" exhibit at the SoHo Contemporary Art gallery recently.

Carinthia West is best known for capturing intimate behind-the-scenes images of rock royalty and Hollywood stars including Mick Jagger, Carly Simon, Helen Mirren, Ron Wood and many ...

New Jersey Native Stars in “American Muscle,” Showcased at Garden State Film Festival

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Ashley Platz, known for her roles on Grey’s Anatomy and GLOW, and a New Jersey native, stars in “American Muscle,” an Official Selection of the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film is about an overlooked driver who uses her brother's reputation in the drag racing world to finally get a shot at proving herself.

“It’s racing on the ...

Husband and Wife Filmmakers Screen “I’ve Been Compromised” at 2019 Garden State Film Festival

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with husband and wife collaborators, Courtney and Mark Sposato, at this year’s Garden State Film Festival to talk about their new short film, I’ve Been Compromised.

The duo co-wrote and co-directed the short together and it was their first time working as partners on a film. “We really turned out to be a pretty synergistic team,” ...

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Expert Advice on Managing Anxiety and Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage our anxieties during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on the things that we can ...

Learn All About Bees & Beekeeping from the 2019 American Honey Princess

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV interviewed Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, who was representing the New Jersey Beekeepers Association at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Medina shared information about beekeeping and the many ways the honeybee is of great importance to New Jersey. 

The New Jersey Beekeepers Association is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer ...

NJ Governor Phil Murphy Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Team at Center for Discovery & Innovation Ribbon-Cutting

NUTLEY, NJ -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined Hackensack Meridian Health executives and VIPs at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). The CDI facility is part of the ON3 complex, which also houses the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall, on the former location of Hoffman La Roche corporate ...

“Fitness for Mind & Body Expo” at Totowa Public Library Shows Connection Between Good Mental and Physical Health

TOTOWA, NJ -- On Saturday, April 6, at the Totowa Public Library, The Anxiety & Depression Initiative presented the “Fitness for Mind and Body Expo,” to provide opportunities for the local community to discover ways to be physically active in order to support wellness of both the body and mind.

“The Anxiety & Depression Initiative’s mission is to promote ...

Woman Shares Story of Fight Against Breast Cancer at Komen Women's Wellness Expo

WAYNE, NJ - At this year’s Women’s Wellness Expo, TAPintoTV spoke with Lois Solomon, who has been fighting metastatic breast cancer. Solomon shared the story of her diagnosis and how she is managing this disease on a daily basis.

Solomon said the first symptom she noticed was a bad cough, and after visiting several doctors, she was diagnosed with pericarditis, which is fluid around ...

Komen Women’s Wellness Expo Shines Spotlight on Breast Cancer Survivor Journeys

WAYNE, NJ -- On Carrie Duane-Basham’s 40th birthday, she made an appointment for a mammogram. The results from that test were clear. Then the next year, a lump was felt, she went to the doctor, had a diagnostic mammogram and biopsy, and was found to have cancer.

“I went from a clean mammogram to four masses bilaterally, had a double-mastectomy six days later, and started 16 rounds ...

Breast Cancer “Forever Fighters” Share Hope and Inspiration at Komen North Jersey’s Women’s Wellness Expo

WAYNE, NJ -- Susan G. Komen North Jersey, the Passaic County Department of Health, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders partnered to present the Women’s Wellness Expo, held at Passaic County Technical Institute. At the Expo, volunteers and speakers who have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer shared their personal stories, hope and inspiration with others fighting the ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...

Male Breast Cancer Coalition Founder Cheri Ambrose Raises Awareness at the Komen North Jersey Women's Wellness Expo

WAYNE, NJ — Cheri Ambrose, Founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, raises awareness about the rise in breast cancer diagnoses in men at the annual Komen North Jersey Women’s Wellness Expo held at the Passaic County Technical Institute.

“The American Cancer Society puts the statistics out every year. This year alone, 2,550 men just here in the United States are estimated ...

Dr. Charlene Gungil Shares Essential Resources that Local Health Departments Provide to the Public

WAYNE, NJ - Dr. Charlene Gungil, Director & Health Officer of the Passaic County Department of Health Services, discusses the importance of local health departments throughout New Jersey, as well as the essential resources and services they provide to the public.

“There is a lot out there,” Gungil continued. “But you have to use it. We can put all of the pieces in place, ...

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Steve Adubato Examines Ways to Prepare Students for the Business Element of E-Sports

March 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Neil Malvone, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Caldwell University, recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he spoke about the booming e-sport gaming industry and the university’s new program to prepare students for careers in that growing field. 

“The studies are telling us that e-sports will be a billion dollar industry by the end of ...

ABC Anchor Bill Ritter Reacts to Journalists Being Labeled as “Fake News” on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- Bill Ritter, Anchor of Eyewitness News on WABC-TV in the New York Metro Area, recently appeared on One-On-One with Steve Adubato. Adubato asked Ritter his thoughts about the president referring to journalists and members of the media as “fake news” and the “enemy of the people.” 

“Our goal is to report facts and seek the truth wherever they fall ...

Remembering James Lipton: A Look Back at his Appearance on One-On-One with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- James Lipton, Dean of the Actors Studio and Host of the Bravo TV show, Inside the Actors Studio, died today at the age of 93. Today, we take a look back at his appearance on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. 

James Lipton was born in Detroit in 1926. He was first known for his role as Dan Reid, nephew of the Lone Ranger, and later starred for over ten years on the soap opera, ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott Shares Top Film Picks with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- The New York Times’ Chief Film Critic, A.O. Scott, appeared recently on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to share some of his picks for top films of the past decade as well as the past year. 

Fellow New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and Scott compiled their list of the “Most Influential Films of the Decade” at the end of last year based upon ...

School Lockdown Drills Can Traumatize Children NJ Therapist Tells Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- On Thanksgiving Eve, an emergency lockdown was conducted at Montclair High School due to reports of a student with a gun. Officials determined that there was no credible threat and no weapon was found. This excerpt from One-on-One with Steve Adubato addresses school lockdown drills, their social and emotional impact on students, and what parents need to know about these increasingly ...

NJ Senate President Sweeney Discusses Statewide Vaping Ban & Marijuana Legalization on State of Affairs

NEW JERSEY -- Steve Adubato sat down with New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney on State of Affairs to discuss the path forward to marijuana legalization and a new push to ban vaping across the state. 

“It’s an epidemic right now,” Sweeney said, about the vaping crisis. “People are getting sick. It’s worse than cigarettes because cigarettes have a ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...

Real Housewives of NJ’s Joe Gorga Offers House-Flipping Tips on One-on-One

NEW JERSEY -- Viewers might best know Joe Gorga, husband of Melissa Gorga and brother to Teresa Guidice, from his stint on Real Housewives of New Jersey, yet these days, he can mostly be found scouring properties in New Jersey’s very hot real estate market. 

Besides his other property investments, Gorga is also a “house-flipper,” meaning someone who buys an undermarket ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato about a Famous Fight Scene Gone Bad

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...

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