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Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAPinto and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

Succasunna Woman Tried Poisoning Grandmother with Anti-Freeze, say Police

ROXBURY, NJ - A Succasunna woman attempted to kill her grandmother last month by poisoning her with anti-freeze, said authorities.

The woman, Elise Conroy, 26, was charged Saturday with first-degree attempted murder, said Morris County Prosecutor' Frederic Knapp and Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palachi in a statement.

They said Conroy, in late July, "purchased liquid ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

It's A Girl! Widow of Fallen Somerville Police Officer Gives Birth to Anastasia Catherine

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Victoria Tarentino, the widow of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, has given birth to a baby girl.

Anastasia Catherine was born to the Somerville couple at Overlook Medical Center Thursday, according to the Summit Police Department.

Detective Tarentino was killed in a three-car accident on Route 78 in the early morning hours of May 30. Tarentino, the ...

Congressman Lance to Hold Town Hall Set Aug. 3 in Franklin Township

WESTFIELD, NJ — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced Monday that he will host his 45th in-person town hall meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the John LaPorta Theater at the Warren County Technical School in Franklin Township, NJ.

The free, ticketed event will be open to NJ-07 residents only. Tickets are ...

Colorado Cafe Bids Farewell; Liquor License Fetches $200K in Liquidation Auction, But Offer Is Rejected by Owners

WATCHUNG, NJ – More than two decades of memories were auctioned off at the Colorado Cafe on Monday, July 31 as the renowned country-themed bar welcomed its most loyal patrons for one last time with virtually everything up for sale. Anything from kitchen utensils and glasses to the iconic Buck Off mechanical bull and of course, the valuable liquor license.

Mark Bahna, a 30-year-old ...

First Woman in Blue at the Little League Baseball State Tournament in Newton

NEWTON, NJ - History is being made at the Little League Baseball State Tournament in Newton this week.  While the games are the highlight of the season for the players and their families, the series is notable because, for the first time since the tournament began in 1949, a woman, Christine Sammon, was assigned to umpire the tournament.

"No pressure," Sammon said learning she ...

Hunterdon County: Annual Balloon Festival Lifts 'Up, Up And Away'

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ - The annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning officially launched early Friday morning with a sneak peak for members of the media and amateur photographers.

With a couple hundred cameras clicking, some 20-30 hot air balloons inflated, and some even took to the air, early Friday morning as the morning fog burned off the fields inside Solberg ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill gallon ...

Westfield Man Pulls Two from Burning Car in Route 80 Accident

ROCKAWAY, NJ – When Duncan Smythe of Westfield left for a Fourth of July gathering at a friend’s home in Sussex County, he didn’t expect to pull two people from a fiery car after a crash on Route 80.

Smythe, 55, was driving west on Route 80 along with friend Rudy Palma when he saw a car veer across the road and strike a Toyota on the shoulder with what he described ...

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