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Victim Hit by Train Near Far Hills Station in Critical Condition

August 2, 2021

FAR HILLS, NJ — An unidentified man was in critical but stable condition Monday after being hit by a train near the Far Hills Train Station over the weekend.

According to the Far Hills Police Department, a pedestrian was struck by a locomotive on Saturday. Responding Officer Andrew Perez arrived at the scene and was directed to the victim by NJ Transit Staff. Perez was able to locate the ...

NJ Will Require Vaccinations for Workers in Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings by Sept. 7

Vaccinations or Regular Testing Will be Required to Curb the Risk of COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement is ...

Latest COVID Figures in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated.

However, with the Delta variant of the disease starting to show growth in the state, the governor continued to ...

Bernardsville's National Night Out Slated for Tuesday, Aug. 3

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Downtown Bernardsville and the Bernardsville Police Department are co-sponsoring National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bernardsville Middle School.

National Night Out program was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984. This event serves to foster crime and drug prevention awareness and promotes positive ...

Bernardsville Hears Recommendations for Recreational Upgrades

July 28, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Patrick Hoagland of Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a nationally recognized architecture firm, introduced a rough draft of a Parks & Recreation Master Plan at a special Zoom meeting of the Bernardsville Borough Council Monday night.

Hoagland gathered input from various sources in Bernardsville regarding the recreational future of the borough prior to giving his ...

Bedminster Outlaws Smoking Marijuana and Cannabis in Public Spaces

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Township Committee Monday night passed an ordinance establishing regulations prohibiting the public consumption of cannabis and marijuana in Bedminster.

The New Jersey Cannabis and marijuana Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act signed into law by the State Legislature in February permits municipalities to enact an ordinance making it ...

Bernards H.S. Names Jaren Sina New Boys Basketball Coach

July 30, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Jaren Sina has been named the new boys varsity basketball coach at Bernards High School.

Sina will replace Tim Palek, who left after the Mountaineers posted a 9-4 record in an abbreviated 2021 season.

A former NCAA Division 1 player at Seton Hall and George Washington University, Sina played professionally in the Polish Basketball League. His father, Mergin Sina, ...

Bernardsville's National Night Out Slated for Tuesday, Aug. 3

August 2, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Downtown Bernardsville and the Bernardsville Police Department are co-sponsoring National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bernardsville Middle School.

National Night Out program was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984. This event serves to foster crime and drug prevention awareness and promotes positive ...

Bernardsville Hears Recommendations for Recreational Upgrades

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Patrick Hoagland of Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a nationally recognized architecture firm, introduced a rough draft of a Parks & Recreation Master Plan at a special Zoom meeting of the Bernardsville Borough Council Monday night.

Hoagland gathered input from various sources in Bernardsville regarding the recreational future of the borough prior to giving his ...

Giant Somerset Hills Used Book Sale Returns to Bernardsville; Donations Taken This Week

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ Following a year's interruption due to COVID-19, the 2021 Somerset Hills AAUW (American Association of University Women) used book sale returns to the Bernardsville Middle School on August 5, 6 and 7.

Masks will be required for entry, as per order of the Somerset Hills Board of Education, and hand sanitizer will be available. Attendees will be asked to ...

Bernardsville Police Conduct Back To School Supply Drive to Support Students

July 29, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — In an effort to help provide school supplies to local students in need, the Bernardsville Police Department will be collecting donations of Back to School Supplies during the month of August as part of the department's ongoing community policing activities.4

Each year many students return to school without the means to obtain the required materials needed to ...

Giant Somerset Hills Used Book Sale Returns to Bernardsville; Donations Taken This Week

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ Following a year's interruption due to COVID-19, the 2021 Somerset Hills AAUW (American Association of University Women) used book sale returns to the Bernardsville Middle School on August 5, 6 and 7.

Masks will be required for entry, as per order of the Somerset Hills Board of Education, and hand sanitizer will be available. Attendees will be asked to ...

Get 'One-Shot' COVID Vaccine (& Maybe Some Wine) at Bernardsville Farmers Market This Weekend

July 20, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for adults 18 and over at the Bernardsville Farmers Market between 9 to 11 a.m. on this Saturday, July 24. 

The vaccine clinic will be set up near the Millicent Fenwick statue at the parking lot for the Bernardsville train station, on Mine Brook Road in downtown Bernardsville.

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

Nominate Favorite Charity or Non Profit for Valairco Cares $500 Giveaway; Deadline July 31, 2021

July 29, 2021

MANVILLE, NJ — Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline July 31, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit.

In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created Valairco Cares donating $500 to a charity or non-profit in the ...

Bedminster Gives $3K to Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Department for Support of Farmers Market

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Bedminster Mayor Larry Jacobs and members of the Bedminster Farmers Market Committee presented a check for $3,000 on July 17 to the Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Department in appreciation of both their support to the community and their assistance with the installation and maintenance of the Farmers Market promotional banners displayed throughout town. 

(From left are ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked #1 in NJ by U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2021

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...

How Many Bernardsville Residents Have Been Vaccinated?

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — As of July 23, 64 percent of all Bernardsville residents of all ages had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 

That figure rose 5 percent from the 59 percent who had been fully vaxxed four weeks earlier, according to data from the nj.gov COVID dashboard.

Among all adults 18 and over, 79 percent of Bernardsville residents had been fully vaccinated, and 77 ...

Get 'One-Shot' COVID Vaccine (& Maybe Some Wine) at Bernardsville Farmers Market This Weekend

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for adults 18 and over at the Bernardsville Farmers Market between 9 to 11 a.m. on this Saturday, July 24. 

The vaccine clinic will be set up near the Millicent Fenwick statue at the parking lot for the Bernardsville train station, on Mine Brook Road in downtown Bernardsville.

Victim Hit by Train Near Far Hills Station in Critical Condition

August 2, 2021

FAR HILLS, NJ — An unidentified man was in critical but stable condition Monday after being hit by a train near the Far Hills Train Station over the weekend.

According to the Far Hills Police Department, a pedestrian was struck by a locomotive on Saturday. Responding Officer Andrew Perez arrived at the scene and was directed to the victim by NJ Transit Staff. Perez was able to locate the ...

Bernardsville's National Night Out Slated for Tuesday, Aug. 3

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Downtown Bernardsville and the Bernardsville Police Department are co-sponsoring National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bernardsville Middle School.

National Night Out program was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984. This event serves to foster crime and drug prevention awareness and promotes positive ...

Bernardsville Police Conduct Back To School Supply Drive to Support Students

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — In an effort to help provide school supplies to local students in need, the Bernardsville Police Department will be collecting donations of Back to School Supplies during the month of August as part of the department's ongoing community policing activities.4

Each year many students return to school without the means to obtain the required materials needed to ...

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

What Somerset County Towns Have Banned Cannabis?

July 24, 2021

As the Aug. 21 deadline to decide on legal marijuana gets closer, towns in Somerset County are banning or allowing — mostly banning — cannabis businesses, with some enacting penalties as high as $200 for smoking weed in public.

The laws passed by the state legislature this year gave municipalities in New Jersey six months to pass ordinances banning the nascent industry. Some, like ...

Latest COVID Figures in New Jersey

August 2, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated.

However, with the Delta variant of the disease starting to show growth in the state, the governor continued to ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked #1 in NJ by U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2021

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...