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New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

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Church of the Little Flower to Hold Blue Christmas Prayer Service on Dec. 11

December 7, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower, 310 Plainfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, will be offering a Blue Christmas Prayer Service on Sunday, December 11 at 3 pm. The service will also be livestreamed, www.littleflowerbh.org, for those who can't attend in person.

Often, the holidays are difficult. If you have undergone a difficult loss, transition or life change, the ...

Berkeley Heights Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The BHPL Board of Trustees will meet on December 12th at 7:00 pm in the BHPL Conference Room, upper level. 

Click here for the Agenda.

Try 4 New Ways to Trim Holiday Waste This Year

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of trash generated by American households can jump an average of 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Union County residents can help reduce excess waste at home by exploring new opportunities to conserve resources.

“Cutting down on waste at the source is important, and we also want to make sure that ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, December 10
10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Dogtopia, Berkeley Heights

Dogtopia OPEN HOUSE: Coming Soon to ...

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Sat, December 10
All day

New Providence

Join the Academy for Breakfast with ...

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Sat, December 10
12:00 PM — 03:00 PM

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Holiday Pet Photos at Dogtopia of ...

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Sat, December 10
All day

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Be On the Lookout for Santa and the ...

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Sun, December 11
03:00 PM — 04:00 PM

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Church of the Little Flower to Hold ...

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Sun, December 11
04:00 PM — 05:30 PM

Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway

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Hospital, Arts Organization and Community Gather to Share Life and Cultural Experiences

There was a stuffed bear named Pinky, won at a boardwalk game as a child, and a small handmade bowl - both filled with memories of loved ones more than anything else.

There were items of celebration and tragedy – a bandhej saree that a breast cancer survivor has used to tie her memories to one another; and a wooden panel from the door of a synagogue in Slovakia, that now sits on a home ...

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course, they sponsor to show their public support. But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring. They ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Participates in Downtown New Jersey Panel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently took part in a panel discussion at Downtown New Jersey's annual conference, called "Destination Downtown." The panel focused on local news and public relations and how both impact local businesses.

Shapiro and other professionals discussed how to implement a public relations campaign to promote ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Second Graders Celebrate Culture on Heritage Day

The second grade classes celebrated heritage and culture with a series of events on Friday, Dec. 2. The day began with a Lower School assembly in the Berry Performing Arts Center and continued with students visiting the second grade classrooms to learn more about the many heritages represented by the second-graders. Parents attended an afternoon presentation in Lower Snowdon.

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Decorate for the Holidays with Dog-Friendly Decor

December 8, 2022

There is nothing better than spending the holiday season surrounded by loved ones – especially your furry family members! As holiday décor is added to decorate your home, keep your dog’s safety in mind as there are a few hazards you may not be aware of.  Keep the whole family safe and in the holiday spirit with these helpful decorating safety ...