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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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Union Catholic's Andrew Benvenuto and Aria Hicks Signed Their NLI's on Tuesday

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic's Andrew Benvenuto and Aria Hicks signed their National Letters of Intent during a special ceremony at the school on Tuesday.

Benvenuto, a lefty pitcher, signed with Moravian University, and Hicks, a soccer star, signed with George Mason University.   

Benvenuto is coming off a sensational junior season. 

Mixing a sharp breaking ...

Union Catholic Bowling Team Opens Season With Victory Over Roselle Catholic

LINDEN, NJ -- The Union Catholic bowling team, which received a career-high game from Nick Grippo and a team-high series from David Dudas, opened its season with a dominating victory over Roselle Catholic on Monday at Jersey Lanes.

The Vikings swept all three games and had the most total pins to earn a 7-0 victory.

Grippo, a sophomore, rolled a career high 174 in the third ...

Holiday Celebrations 2022

It is that time of the year when we look forward to seeing family and friends. Whether it is in person or via Zoom, being with those we care about during the holidays always brings us peace, joy, and hope.

But it is also during the month of December that we start to think about the upcoming holiday season and most likely start to stress about how we can get everything done before the season ...

Chief Medical Officer Carol Ash Guest on Today Show

December 9, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ - Holiday parties, travel and family demands can play havoc with your sleep. Sleep specialist and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Chief Medical Officer Carol Ash was a guest on the Today Show last week to discuss how to get good sleep during the holidays.

Dr. Ash offered a number of tips including keeping the same wakeup time, even on weekends and holidays. If you ...

RWJ Rahway Pulmonary ReHab Celebrates Clark Resident's 99th Birthday

RAHWAY, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department threw a 99th birthday party for patient Salvatore Villani of Clark. Mr. Villani said he looks forward to the program of supervised exercise, education and breathing retraining. Pulmonary Rehab has been shown to improve strength and stamina for people with breathing problems. Helping him ...

NJ Devils Visit RWJUH Rahway

RAHWAY, NJ - Three members of the New Jersey Devils, who are currently the top-ranked team in the National Hockey League, visited Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway on Thursday to spread cheer. It was their first visit since 2019, and it was great to have them.

Staff and patients wished them a great season and enjoyed interacting with these athletes. The three started their visit ...

Agent Spotlight: April Blount

April Blount, Broker-Associate in the Watchung office, has been immersed in New Jersey real estate for over a decade. Specializing in luxury and new developments, she’s a superb guide through the selling and buying process. April crafts custom marketing strategies designed to achieve the best outcome for her sellers and puts in the legwork to meet her buyers’ needs as well. No matter ...

A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

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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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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 ...

Rudolph & Crew Take the Day Off; Santa Flies in to Hillsborough Airport

December 9, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Central New Jersey Regional Airport has seen its fair share of VIPs land at the airport, most recently President Joe Biden, who flew in from his home in Delaware aboard Marine One to visit Hillsborough and Manville a few days after Tropical Storm Ida last September to assess the damage to both communities.

Former President Bill Clinton also flew in ...

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 ...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays – Tips from RWJBarnabas Health Experts

December 9, 2022

NEW JERSEY – With the holidays quickly approaching, residents throughout the state are gearing up for travel, the return of indoor gatherings, and long-overdue celebrations that may have been put on hold for two years due to the pandemic.

The timing of the holidays, however, combined with the current uptick in both the flu and RSV cases along with emerging variants of COVID-19, ...

Rudolph & Crew Take the Day Off; Santa Flies in to Hillsborough Airport

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Central New Jersey Regional Airport has seen its fair share of VIPs land at the airport, most recently President Joe Biden, who flew in from his home in Delaware aboard Marine One to visit Hillsborough and Manville a few days after Tropical Storm Ida last September to assess the damage to both communities.

Former President Bill Clinton also flew in ...

Holiday Fun This Weekend Courtesy of Milltown Historical Society

MILLTOWN, NJ - Looking for some holiday family-friendly fun this weekend for a good cause? Then, check out the Milltown Historical Society's Central Jersey Wind Ensemble's holiday concert on Saturday, December 10 and the holiday train display on Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Both events take place at American Legion Post 225.

The December 10 concert is under ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

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 ...