TAPintoTV Top Stories

April 19, 2019

CLIFTON, NJ -- At this year’s Mustard Seed Dinner Dance Gala, TAPintoTV spoke with several staff members and volunteers at Mustard Seed Communities to learn how people can become involved in the organization to help support orphan children with both physical and mental disabilities in the Dominican ...

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NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE. Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of ...

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TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library. “It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with TJ Hoffmann, Producer of “Roadie: My Documentary,” which won “Best Home Grown Documentary Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film looks back at Hoffmann’s 20 year career as a roadie, and incorporates his personal video archives starting with ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Frank Calo and Cameron Ring about their upcoming film, Awesome Gal, a story of a girl and a horse both escaping abusive situations and embarking on a new journey together. Cameron Ring, Actor and Co-Producer of Awesome Gal, was working in politics when he ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Deke Sharon, considered the “father of contemporary a cappella,” joined New Jersey’s top choral experts at James Caldwell High School for the annual Jersey Harmony Explosion festival, held every winter. High school and middle school students from across New Jersey spent the ...

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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 ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Be Home Soon, an official selection of the 2019 Garden State Film Festival, focuses on a day in the life of a woman as she prepares for her husband to come home. TAPintoTV spoke with Writer/Director Keith Armonaitis and Actor Heather O’Scanlon about the world premiere of the film ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Burning Kentucky, the brainchild of Writer-Producer-Director Bethany Brooke Anderson, received the award for “Best Narrative Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival this year. “I’m from Kentucky, and I was acting for years in L.A.,” said Anderson. “I just didn’t want ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Writer Drew Henriksen won the highly anticipated 2019 Screenplay Competition at the Garden State Film Festival this year. TAPintoTV spoke to Henriksen about his winning screenplay, “A Brooklyn Christmas,” as well as the process of watching it performed live at the ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Comedian John Poveromo spoke with TAPintoTV about his hosting gig at this year’s Garden State Film Festival, along with his experience as a working stand-up performer and comedy writer. His brand of comedy has been described as “the perfect blend of self-deprecation and ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAP into TV spoke with André Joseph and Milan Lazistan, entrants in the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The two collaborated on “Music at Midnight,” a music video Joseph directed based on a song and concept by Lazistan. Lazistan, originally from North Plainfield, NJ, received ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- This year, the Garden State Film Festival board selected The Bird Catcher to be shown at the festival’s opening night gala. TAPintoTV spoke with one of the producers of The Bird Catcher, Lisa Black, a New Jersey native, about the film and her experience at this year’s ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- David W. Schoner, Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Film & TV Commission, spoke with TAPintoTV at this year’s Garden State Film Festival about the new state tax incentive programs available to filmmakers and producers. Last year, the Murphy Administration ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- This year’s Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) is underway this weekend in Asbury Park. The festival began on March 27, and will run through Sunday, March 31. Over 245 films will be presented at over 60 events during these five days. “This is where it was all born,” said Diane ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new game show on truTV called “Paid Off with Michael Torpey” offers relief from student debt to its winners. Actor and Host, Michael Torpey, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the very real problem of outstanding college loan debt and how his show attempts to ...

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PATERSON, NJ -- The Mustard Seed Children’s 11th Annual Dinner Dance Gala will be held on March 9th at the Valley Regency in Clifton, beginning at 7pm. The event is a fundraiser for the Mustard Seed Community in the Dominican Republic, which supports orphan children with both physical and mental ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War. The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar ...

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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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Today, we look back at our conversation from 2018 with Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi at a regional Chamber of Commerce event. TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur discusses with the Mayor how Clifton is a great place to live and why businesses can also expect a very friendly ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- You may think of The GRAMMYs as an awards ceremony honoring the music industry, but did you also know that there are GRAMMY Museums located around the country, and one is right here in New Jersey? The GRAMMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center, located in Newark, is the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — After celebrating their first anniversary last November, Vanillamore continues to be a part of the vibrant Montclair restaurant scene. Vanillamore Owner and Chef Risa Magid Boyer speaks about coming to Montclair, working with other business owners in town, and giving back to the ...

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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 ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tonight, on the occasion of the 96th “State of the Union,” TAPintoTV looks back at the history of the annual address. The basis for the State of the Union can be found in Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution, and indeed, in 1790, George Washington delivered the first address, ...

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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 ...

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