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NJ Native Judoka Colton Brown Competes in Tokyo Olympic Games

July 29, 2021

TOKYO -- After a year's delay, Piscataway native Colton Brown advanced to the men’s judo 90 kilograms Round of 16 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Nippon Budokan on Wednesday local time in Japan.

Competing for Team USA, Brown, 29 who is ranked No. 28 in the world according to the International Judo Federation, received a first-round bye in the Round of 64. In the Round of 32, which ...

Local Student Athletes Competed Well In Collegiate Springtime Sports

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The covid-19 pandemic has caused struggles and tribulations all over the world. That’s why it’s important to recognize those who were able to remain focused and committed to their chosen field of endeavor. Several local young men and women are not only getting the job done in the classroom, but in the realm of athletics as well.

Let’s take a glance at ...

NJ Native Athlete Banned from Olympic Village Due to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Alen Hadzic, a 29-year-old West Orange native who graduated from Montclair High School, was temporarily suspended in June by the US Center for SafeSport when three women reported him for sexual misconduct between 2013 and 2015. Hadzic denies the allegations.

He’s an alternative on the Olympic Fencing team but is prohibited from staying in the Olympic Village with the rest ...

How COVID Almost Crushed Fran Russo’s Olympic Dreams

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Valley High School’s outstanding fencer, Francesca Russo is in Tokyo right now, settled into the Olympic village and prepping for competition. Her road to Tokyo, though took a turn during the pandemic and COVID came very close to derailing her dream.

Russo’s story is one of perseverance through outer difficulties and inner doubts.

She moved to Wayne with ...

Scotch Plains's John Lohn: Olympic Reporter This Summer, School Media Specialist in The Fall

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Little do most McGinn Elementary School students know that the school’s librarian is just as accomplished as the authors in the media center – because he is one.

John Lohn has lived in Scotch Plains for the past few years and soon will make a temporary stay in Tokyo at the Olympics next week. This is something of a routine trip for Lohn, the ...

High School Tennis: Plain and Simple, The Glen Rock Panthers Were Champions In 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The class of 2021 certainly played their respective roles, even above and beyond expectations for the Glen Rock High School boys tennis program this spring.

The seniors on the roster majorly helped the Panthers to a fine overall record of 17-6, which included a perfect mark of 12-0 as champions in the NJIC Colonial Division. The Panthers were simply outstanding in the post ...

The Boys Are Back at RU

NEW BRUNSWICK - In a huge sigh of relief for the greater New Brunswick area, Geo Baker and Ron Harper, Jr. are both returning to the university's basketball team this fall.

Baker made it official in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday. Then, a few short hours later, Harper went to Instagram for his big announcement

Rutgers still has two open ...

Fair Lawn Boys Volleyball: Review of Championship Season

FAIR LAWN, NJ — It wasn’t by accident that the Fair Lawn High School boys volleyball program earned a championship in 2021. The Cutters won big match after big match because of their commitment to the sport and to one another, as well as the willingness to keep their lofty goals in mind through their victories and their defeats.

Fair Lawn tallied an overall record of 21-7 with a ...

Fair Lawn Softball Stayed Strong In 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Whenever they were faced with a tough obstacle this past season, be it a very good opponent on the field or restrictions due to the deadly covid-19 pandemic, the Fair Lawn High School softball program reacted in highly commendable ways.

The Cutters posted a solid overall record of 12-8 with an impressive record of 8-2 in the Big North Conference Independence Division. They ...


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Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Vishal Khatri, MD, Joins the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital

July 27, 2021

Englewood, NJ (July 27, 2021) — Orthopedic surgeon Vishal Khatri, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. Dr. Khatri’s main clinical interests are degenerative spine disease, traumatic spine injuries, geriatric fractures, spinal tumors, and spine injuries in athletes. He joins Englewood Orthopedic Associates and welcomes new patients to his ...

Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

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 ...

 Glen Rock Police Blotter - July 26, 2021

July 27, 2021

During the period between July 19 to July 25, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 324 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

07-19-2021 - 10 AM – A resident on the 700 block of Maple Avenue reported that a person tampered with and damage a sign from her front yard just after 9:00 PM the evening before.  The individual who she perceived to be a teenager was ...

Raise Your Happiness Set Point

Just about everyone wants to be happy. Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If happiness is something we strive so hard to attain, and if it is truly the end all and be all of life, then why does it elude so many?

There is a pervasive myth that we can be happy when we achieve (fill in the blank).

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

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 ...

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 ...

South Carolina Man Guilty of Murder, Kidnapping of NJ Student Samantha Josephson in Ride-Share Tragedy

July 28, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC — It only took a few hours on Tuesday for a jury to return a verdict in the trial of the South Carolina man charged with killing Robbinsville Township’s Samantha Josephson after he allegedly posed as an Uber driver in 2019.

Nathaniel Rowland, 27, of New Zion, South Carolina, was found guilty on all three charges: murder, kidnapping and possession of ...

McCormick Italian Seasoning and Frank's RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

July 29, 2021

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning have been recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella, announced McCormick & Company, Inc. The company was alerted by the FDA after routing testing. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The four products ...

Recall Alert: Give and Go Muffins Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

A voluntary nationwide recall of Give and Go Muffin products has been announced due to potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, said the company. Muffins baked by Give and Go are sold under several brand names including many in our area. 

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in ...

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Potential for Damaging Winds and Large Hail in Paramus Area Wednesday Afternoon

July 21, 2021

NEW YORK, NY — The National Weather Service (NWS) reported the potential for damaging winds and large hail exists for Wednesday afternoon. The potential for both is tied to the chance of severe thunderstorms in the forecast.

Temperatures across the region are expected to be in the high 80s on Wednesday. According to the NWS, there is a 50% chance that conditions will be right to produce ...

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 ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.


If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

NJ Gives Cheesequake Rest Area a Good Name: 'Jon Bon Jovi Rest Area'

July 28, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ — Jon Bon Jovi gives a rest area a good name.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming the Cheesequake service area, at Exit 124, after the famous Sayreville rocker, as part of a statewide effort to name service areas on the Garden State Parkway after iconic New Jersey Hall of ...

Beach Haven's New Jersey Maritime Museum to Commemorate 65th Anniversary of Andrea Doria Sinking

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — Survivors, divers, and historians will gather at the New Jersey Maritime Museum on Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the S.S. Andrea Doria’s tragic sinking.

As part of the program, the Museum will unveil and blow the Andrea Doria’s foghorn, which was recently salvaged by the crew of New ...