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Active Aging

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get growing!   USDA Gardening Zones The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Hardiness Zone Map splits the U.S. into different gardening zones ...

Home Sweet Home

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true! While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and waterfalls. Take a look at these DIY water feature ideas that add tranquility and sophistication to your outdoor space.   Bamboo Water ...

RCBC: College Matters

Around the same time many 16-year-olds were still navigating the high school terrain, Rowan College at Burlington County student Kaya Kraft was in the process of graduating. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Kraft’s innate curiosity and love of learning pushed her two years ahead of her actual grade level, putting her in the position to earn her high school diploma at just 16 years of age.  Kraft comes from an atypical background. She graduated from Memoria Press Online Academy, a Christian school that emphasizes an ...

TAPinto Insider

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community. The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news. “There was a glaring lack of local news coverage in northern Burlington County,” Meyers said. “We felt that a TAPinto site would be a necessary resource ...

The Entertainer

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these décor elements into your home this season. New Dishes These citrus plates and bowls are a great addition to your entertainment décor ...

Unleash Your Positive Possibilities

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” Hugh MacKay My husband Gus and I just finished watching the Netflix series Last Tango in Halifax. The jumble of thoughts and good feelings I am left with inspire me to explore the messiness of relationships. Ooh, can they be messy!  The two main characters, Celia and Alan in their mid-seventies, are widowed childhood sweethearts who are reunited via Facebook after over fifty years thanks to the prompting of ...

Women's Wellness

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re adding a mix of these antioxidants to your diet, promoting good overall health. If you’re looking for ways to increase your intake of specific ...

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Utility Moratorium Ends July 1; Grace Period Running Through Dec. 31

June 19, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy on Monday signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period that will run through December 31 will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said. 

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very ...

Bah Humbug: How a NJ School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

RANDOLPH, NJ — The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off". The decision shocked those who were left in attendance at the Board's meeting, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public ...

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Mon, June 21, 6:00 PM

VIRTUAL, Bordentown City

Bordentown City Parks Committee Meeting- Virtual

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Wed, June 23, 5:30 PM

VIRTUAL, Washington

Rep. Andy Kim Telephone Town Hall

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Thu, June 24, 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL, Bordentown Township

Bordentown Township Planning Board Meeting

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Relationships are Messy: Some Keys to Embracing the Messiness

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” Hugh MacKay

My husband Gus and I just finished watching the Netflix series Last Tango in Halifax. The jumble of thoughts and good feelings I am left with inspire me to explore the messiness of relationships. Ooh, can they be messy! 

The two main characters, ...

Four Kittens Looking for Fur-ever Homes Through Bordentown City Cats

May 24, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — TAPinto Bordentown is excited to launch a new feature in conjunction with Bordentown City Cats. Each week, we will be spotlighting some of the organization's cats that are looking for their permanent "fur-ever" homes. 

This week's featured cats are four, 6-week old, adorable kittens named Jonesy, Max, ...

Opinion: In Organ Donation Science Works, Politics Don't

June 5, 2021

In order for ours to maintain its status as the best in the world, every segment of the organ procurement and transplant process in the United States must be held to the highest ethical standards. When it comes to facilitating the life-saving decision by a donor family to give a part of a loved one, all the way through the process to the actual transplantation that gives another person a chance ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 11, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

TAPinto's 2021 General Election Policies

TAPinto is a network of more than 90 award-winning objective online local news sites. We do not endorse candidates.

All candidates are provided the same opportunities to utilize TAPinto to market their candidacies.  All candidates are charged the same amount for the same marketing vehicle. 

To discuss advertising on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

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

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...