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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After a two-year hiatus, the Somerset County 4-H Fair is returning on Aug. 10, Aug. 11 and Aug. 12. For three days, Bridgewater’s North Branch Park, on Milltown Road, will be transformed into the 4-H Fairgrounds, open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day with free admission and parking.  “This year, the fair will be charged with more energy than ever,” said Somerset County 4-H Agent Lisa Rothenburger. “Expect tons of hands-on activities, great food and wonderful exhibits for the whole ...

Celebrating Our Abilities

Please join us as we fill TD Bank Park with disabilities rights community members on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Family members, partners, local officials and friends will gather for the 2nd Annual PLAN|NJ Family Night Out at the Somerset Patriots game. The Patriots are an AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees and this evening will be playing the 3rd of 6 games against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Tickets are available for $10 at https://plannj.org/events/ and the public is invited to attend. Two members of the PLAN|NJ family ...

Health Matters

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death.  Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports cardiologist Matthew Martinez, MD, cautions that everyone needs to be aware of the symptoms to protect themselves and those around them.  Know the ...

HeartBeats

Summer has arrived. It is time for all of those fun summer activities: golf, tennis, hiking, swimming, kayaking and sitting on the beach. Unfortunately, summer poses some unique risks for the heart patient. How does the heat affect the heart? Is vacationing good for cardiac health? If so, what type of vacation is beneficial? These questions and more will be answered! The extremes of temperature, either very hot or very cold, are known to cause additional stress to the heart patient. It is well known that heat waves cause a surge in deaths ...

JERSEY TALK

The Supreme Court’s conservative right-wing justices have announced that they're taking up in the fall Moore v. Harper, a very important case that could impact state election procedures . Many think our democracy itself may be imperilled. It's a case that could thoroughly alter the way voters choose presidents, senators and members of Congress. With 2024 just around a few corners, the future of democracy is on the ballot. Moore v. Harper deals with which branch has the final say in what regulations ...

Laurel Circle Lifestyle

Laurel Circle is celebrating 25 years as a life plan community in Bridgewater, NJ. Members of the public are invited to join the celebrations as the community commemorates this landmark anniversary. “For 25 years, Laurel Circle’s success has been built on the foundation of enriching the lives of its residents, fostering their well-being, and creating new opportunities for them to explore and pursue diverse passions,” says Brian Alexopoulos, Executive Director of Laurel Circle. “As we kick off our 25th year, we want ...

Liz on Theatre

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7. There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox as Elot as they explore what is missing in their lives and what life means to each of them. There’s plenty of food for thought in this ...

McQueeny on New Jersey

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey. The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate retirement plan from their rank and file teachers. In a TAPinto report "Prominent Retired New Jersey CEO Calls NJEA Executive Salaries ...

TAPinto Insider

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about. "Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the owner and publisher of TAPinto South Plainfield, said. "She was going on off on another tangent, I was thinking what is this phone call ...

The Falcon's Nest

Is your child looking to advance their academic resume this Summer?   Does your child have a difficult course load next year and want to get ahead?    If so, look no further than the Saint Joe’s Summer Institute.   Open to all students, boys and girls, from any school, the Summer Institute at Saint Joseph High School is a great opportunity to advance your child’s academic resume this summer!   Hosted on the Saint Joseph High School campus in Metuchen, Summer Institute offers 120-hour ...

Your Real Estate Source

Karen Davis, Sales Associate in the Hillsborough office, always keeps her word. You can count on her to be your trusted advisor and to respect you and your needs. She will value your time, keep in communication with you and leverage her full experience to serve you. With over 15 years in real estate and over 30 years in customer service roles, Karen has worked nearly every type of transaction and has the skills to see the deal through. It’s her privilege to help you achieve the American dream of home ownership. Karen has been ...

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

PLAN|NJ HOSTS 2nd ANNUAL FAMILY NIGHT OUT Aug. 4 AT THE SOMERSET PATRIOTS BASEBALL BALLGAME

Please join us as we fill TD Bank Park with disabilities rights community members on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Family members, partners, local officials and friends will gather for the 2nd Annual PLAN|NJ Family Night Out at the Somerset Patriots game. The Patriots are an AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees and this evening will be playing the 3rd of 6 games against the Binghamton ...

Agent Spotlight: Karen Davis

Karen Davis, Sales Associate in the Hillsborough office, always keeps her word. You can count on her to be your trusted advisor and to respect you and your needs. She will value your time, keep in communication with you and leverage her full experience to serve you. With over 15 years in real estate and over 30 years in customer service roles, Karen has worked nearly every type of transaction and ...

Laurel Circle Celebrates 25 Years

Laurel Circle is celebrating 25 years as a life plan community in Bridgewater, NJ. Members of the public are invited to join the celebrations as the community commemorates this landmark anniversary.

“For 25 years, Laurel Circle’s success has been built on the foundation of enriching the lives of its residents, fostering their well-being, and creating new opportunities for them to ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, August 15, 7:30 PM

Bridgewater

COUNCIL MTG – Regular Session

Tue, August 16, 6:00 PM

Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Rotary Fair

Thu, August 18, 6:00 PM

Bridgewater

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Resident: School Security Discussions Should be in Public

August 9, 2022

To the Editor:

Township police officers protect our children and employees.

I read Mr. (Robert) Beers' comments and letter to the public. I am dismayed that a public official, Superintendent Beers, would insist that this discussion take place "behind closed doors." As caretaker of the township's school system, its students and employees, bright sunlight is ...

2nd Annual Family Night Out for Disability Rights Leaders Becomes a Festive Washout with Fireworks at Somerset Patriots

August 12, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, Inc. (PLAN|NJ) hosted its 2nd annual Family Night Out for the disability rights community of New Jersey Aug. 4. Partner group attendees filled the stands overlooking 3rd base until a sudden thunderstorm ended the game after three innings.

Prior to the deluge, spirits were quite high as local officials, board ...

Dizaster Horse Rides in to Somerville for Saturday Night Performance

August 12, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Summer Stage Concert Series continues on the Division Street pedestrian mall Saturday, Aug. 13, with Dizaster Horse, a northern New Jersey cover band with a stable full of rock classics.

Their story, from their website:

"Several years ago, a lead singer and a drummer met, fell in love, married, and one of the products of their love was... Dizaster Horse!  ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

August 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...