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Flemington Brings Back 4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Borough celebrated the 4th of July Sunday with the return of its annual fireworks display after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

A big crowd turned out to watch the big show, which lasted about 20 minutes, at Reading Fleming Intermediate School.

Send your July 4 fireworks photos to audreyblumberg@tapinto.net!

Happy 4th of July to Our Neighbors in Hunterdon!

Happy Fourth of July to all the members of our Hunterdon Community. May the country cherish the togetherness and peace within as we celebrate our freedom, liberty and equality. 

RIO BOSSA at Flemington DIY [photo display]

The jazz series at Flemington DIY June 25th Jfeatured the Latin jazz combo RIO BOSSA. The next show is Saturday July 16th with the Simon Moullier Quartet. Tickets can be purchased through this link. 

TAPinto Flemington-Raritan is a media sponsor of Flemimgton DIY. 

Happy 4th of July to Our Neighbors in Hunterdon!

July 4, 2022

Happy Fourth of July to all the members of our Hunterdon Community. May the country cherish the togetherness and peace within as we celebrate our freedom, liberty and equality. 

Lambertville Mayor Andrew Nowick Presents to Hunterdon County Commissioners

Lambertville Mayor Andrew Nowick Presents to Hunterdon County Commissioners [photo display]

Sixth Graders Honored as Top Scoring Math Students

July 6, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Sixth grade students at Reading-Fleming Intermediate School (RIFIS) were recognized by the Flemington-Raritan Board of Education for their accomplishments as this year’s top scoring math students in the 2022 New Jersey Math League (NJML).

The NJML is one of the largest math competitions running at the elementary, middle and high school levels, where students answer ...

JP Case Principal Honored for Heroism in Preventing Car-Jacking

FLEMINGTON, NJ - At a packed board of education meeting on June 13, J.P. Case Middle School Principal Bob Castellano was honored by the board and given a standing ovation for his heroism after stopping a car-jacking attempt in Newark, DE, in June while out with his family.

A female was in the vehicle at the time of the attack. By thwarting the attack, Castellano prevented a potentially ...

Desmares Students Raise Money for St. Hubert's Through Snacking

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students at Francis A. Desmares Elementary School worked on the snack business throughout the school year, and raised hundreds of dollars to donate to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center.

The students in Team 30, in Alaina Gorka's class in fourth grade, sold snacks to Desmares school staff to benefit the animal shelter, selling chips, cookies and water bottles. They ...

Happy 4th of July to Our Neighbors in Hunterdon!

July 4, 2022

Happy Fourth of July to all the members of our Hunterdon Community. May the country cherish the togetherness and peace within as we celebrate our freedom, liberty and equality. 

One of Your Business: Bob Gentry Closes Burkett's After 50 Years

The sign in the window, instead of featuring a winter sale on dishwashers or washer-dryers reads, "Time to Retire."

Few small businesses last as long as Burkett Supply on Mine Street in Flemington. However, age, competition from large stores like Lowes and finally COVID19 made it more and more difficult for Bob Gentry to keep his family store open and operational.

“I grew up ...

TAPinto You!: Do you support or oppose the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners Opposing the New Jersey Reproductive Freedom Act?

Recently the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution opposing the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly bills pertaining to the Reproductive Freedom Act, which "explicitly ensures New Jerseyans have the right to make their own personal health decisions when it comes to birth control and pregnancy-related care, including abortion."

T​APinto You! reached out to the ...

Flemington Police: Man Arrested in Connection With Vandalism of Viva Mexico Sign

June 29, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested for allegedly vandalizing the Viva Mexico sign more than once, according to a release from Flemington Borough Police.

Eduardo E. Garcia, 45, was charged with several counts of criminal mischief and unlawful possession of a weapon.

According to the release, VIva Mexico had their business sign vandalized over the last two weeks. On June 29, at ...

ACME Screening Room Presents- Eric Mintel Investigates Plus Live Jazz

July 5, 2022

What does the paranormal and jazz have in common? The answer is Eric Mintel. Join the Acme Screening Room, Friday July 8 6:30pm, for Eric Mintel Investigates aka Bucks County Paranormal Investigations latest videos, plus pre-screening live jazz with Eric Mintel on piano and Dave Antonow on bass

From the White House to NPR studios, Eric has been thrilling audiences for decades with tribute ...

RIO BOSSA at Flemington DIY [photo display]

The jazz series at Flemington DIY June 25th Jfeatured the Latin jazz combo RIO BOSSA. The next show is Saturday July 16th with the Simon Moullier Quartet. Tickets can be purchased through this link. 

TAPinto Flemington-Raritan is a media sponsor of Flemimgton DIY. 

TELL US EVERYTHING! Real People telling Real Stories at Flemington DIY 7/14

Tell Us Everything! Real People Telling Real Stories | Thursday, JULY 14, 7-9pm, $10-15

Click this link for tickets Flemington DIY  Stangl Rd in Flemington. 

This monthly storytelling features real people telling real stories. Real stories that are told, not read. Storytellers connect with the audience with no pages between them! The stories will make you laugh, ...

Three Hunterdon Central Girls Lacrosse Players Make Delaware Division First Team

July 3, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ --Three members of the Hunterdon Central girls lacrosse team were named to the Skyland Conference 2022 Delaware Division first team.

Grace Iervolino, Skylar Brandt and Catherine Peacock of Hunterdon Central all were voted to the first team in a poll of conference coaches.

Iervolino, a senior, led Hunterdon Central (18-5) in goals with 73 this season. She also finished with 10 ...

Four Hunterdon Central Baseball Players Named to Skyland Conference All-Division First Team

FLEMINGTON, NJ -- Four members of the sectional champion Hunterdon Central baseball team have been named to the Skyland Conference's All-Delaware Division first team.

Chase Fischer, Kyle McCoy, Mike Contiliano and Ryan Facinelli all were selected to the first team in a vote of the conference's coaches.

Fischer, a senior first baseman, batted .373 with eight doubles, three home runs ...

Two Hunterdon Central Softball Players Named to All-Division First Team

FLEMINGTON, NJ -- Two members of the Hunterdon Central softball team have been selected to the Skyland Conference Delaware Division First Team for 2022.

Senior pitcher Sarah DeStefano and senior shortstop Samantha DelHoyo both were voted to the first team in a poll of the conference's coaches.

DeStefano struck out 171 batters in 142 innings and posted a 1.63 earned-run average, and she ...

Flemington Police: Man Arrested in Connection With Vandalism of Viva Mexico Sign

June 29, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested for allegedly vandalizing the Viva Mexico sign more than once, according to a release from Flemington Borough Police.

Eduardo E. Garcia, 45, was charged with several counts of criminal mischief and unlawful possession of a weapon.

According to the release, VIva Mexico had their business sign vandalized over the last two weeks. On June 29, at ...

Flemington Borough Police Conducting Street Smart NJ Campaign for Pedestrian Safety

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Borough Police Chief Jerry Rotella announced that the department will be conducting a Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign to work on reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey.

Street Smart NJ, according to a release, is an effort between public, private and non-profit organizations. The Flemington department will be working with ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

JP Case Principal Honored for Heroism in Preventing Car-Jacking

July 2, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - At a packed board of education meeting on June 13, J.P. Case Middle School Principal Bob Castellano was honored by the board and given a standing ovation for his heroism after stopping a car-jacking attempt in Newark, DE, in June while out with his family.

A female was in the vehicle at the time of the attack. By thwarting the attack, Castellano prevented a potentially ...

Desmares Students Raise Money for St. Hubert's Through Snacking

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students at Francis A. Desmares Elementary School worked on the snack business throughout the school year, and raised hundreds of dollars to donate to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center.

The students in Team 30, in Alaina Gorka's class in fourth grade, sold snacks to Desmares school staff to benefit the animal shelter, selling chips, cookies and water bottles. They ...

Hunterdon County Closing Reaville Avenue Testing Site June 30

June 25, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The County of Hunterdon will be terminating the operation of the COVID-19 testing center, set up by the county at 39 Reaville Avenue in Flemington Borough.

Its last day of operation will be June 30.

Over 8,000 COVID tests – both PCR and rapid tests – have been administered at the county-sponsored 39 Reaville Avenue clinic since it opened Feb. 3. In the ...

Business Leaders Question New Jersey's Budget: 'What's the Plan for Economic Recovery?'

July 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — After seeing what's in the fiscal year 2023 budget that Gov. Phil Murphy signed last week, Tom Bracken has one question.

"What's the plan for economic recovery?" the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO asked in an interview with TAPinto. "That’s a fair question to ask, and it’s a more than reasonable question to be ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs 7 New Gun Laws in New Jersey

​​​​​​METUCHEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed seven new bills into law on Tuesday that tighten gun regulations in New Jersey.

"These are not going to be our last words on gun safety," Murphy said. "We cannot walk away from here today, none of us, thinking our job is done because it is not."

Murphy and democratic leaders called it "Gun Safety Package 3.0" ...

Will the Supreme Court Gun Decision Be Making Quick Draw McGraws of Us in New Jersey?

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey had among the toughest gun ownership restrictions in the United States, 2021 according to a 2021 report by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Prior to last month's United States Supreme Court ruling. New Jersey was a "may issue" state for concealed gun permits, meaning you MAY get a gun permit IF law enforcement ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

Distinguishing Unprofessional Behavior from Discriminatory Behavior that Violates the NJ Law Against Discrimination

July 5, 2022

Workplace behavior by bartenders was the subject of an interesting unpublished NJ Appellate Division decision last month.  In Bouziotis v. Iron Bar, LLC and Darrell Remlinger, A-27028-20 (App. Div. April 19, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal on summary judgment of a plaintiff’s New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) claims against her former employer, the ...

Divorce In a Recession

The last few years have been particularly challenging for most of us; the global pandemic has challenged our relationships, finances, and overall health.  Now, as we hopefully rebound from those challenges, many are forecasting a recession.  In a time when inflation is at a forty-year high, many of us are paying more than $5.00 for a gallon of gas, and groceries seem to have doubled in ...

NJ District Court Provides Guidance to Municipalities Seeking to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

The regulation of short-term rentals has become controversial in recent years as an increasing number of municipalities seek to enact ordinances.  Litigation throughout the State of New Jersey has followed the adoption of such ordinances.  Most recently, the District Court of New Jersey considered a challenge to an ordinance regulating short-term rentals in the Borough of Point Pleasant ...

Honor Yoga to Offer Free Yoga Classes Saturday Mornings and Thursday Afternoons

June 21, 2022

Honor Yoga will offer free yoga classes Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons under the tent on the Lawn on Stangl in collaboration with the Flemington Community Partnership. Saturday classes will be every Saturday from June 25th through September 17th, starting at 8am. Thursday classes will be at 11:30am, starting June 23rd through September 15th.

Classes will be administered by ...

Gary Vaynerchuk: Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, and Internet Personality

July 5, 2022

Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur, author, speaker, and Internet personality. He is a co-founder of the restaurant reservation software company Resy and Empathy Wines.

First known as a wine critic who expanded his family's wine business, Vaynerchuk is now more known for his work in digital marketing and social media as the chairman of New York-based communications ...

James W. Marshall: Started the California Gold Rush

James Wilson Marshall was an American carpenter and sawmill operator, who reported the finding of gold at Coloma on the American River in California on January 24, 1848, the impetus for the California Gold Rush.

The mill property was owned by Johann (John) Sutter who employed Marshall to build his mill. The wave of gold seekers turned everyone's attention away from the mill which ...

Taissa Farmiga: Horror Films Established her as Scream Queen

Taissa Farmiga was born in Whitehouse Station, and she is the younger sister of actress Vera Farmiga. Her numerous appearances in horror films have established her as a scream queen. 

Farmiga was lauded for her performances in the comedy slasher film The Final Girls (2015), and the drama films 6 Years (2015) and Share (2015), all of which premiered at South by Southwest, which led her to ...

United Way of Hunterdon County Annual Meeting Includes New CEO, Board Members and Bonnie Duncan Scholarship

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Each year, United Way of Hunterdon County recaps the prior year with an annual meeting to which all stakeholders, volunteers, donors, staff, and Board alike are invited. This year’s meeting had a full agenda including reporting on the activities since June of 2021. Bonnie Duncan, UWHC’s CEO, retiring after 25 years of service, said her farewells. A scholarship, ...

TAPinto Recognizes Hunterdon Central Boys Golf Team as Athletes of the Week:

July 5, 2022

TAPinto recognizes the accomplishments of the Hunterdon Central Regional High School boys golf team members as Athletes of the Week:

 A number of Hunterdon Central Regional High School boys golf players made the Skyland Conference Golf All Conference Teams for this year.

Each player will receive a certificate from the Hunterdon Central Athletic Department for the ...

Hunterdon Central Girls LaCrosse Catherine Peacock Athlete of the Week

The Hunterdon Central girls lacrosse team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Group 4 tournament with a 17-7 victory over Montclair late last month. 

Catherine Peacock finished with six goals and two assists for Hunterdon Central (18-4), which outscored the Mounties, 11-3, in the second half.

From https://www.connectlax.com/profile in Catherine's ...

Athlete of the Week: Hunterdon Central Pitcher James Scott

James Scott pitched six one-hit innings and the Hunterdon Central baseball team defeated Watchung Hills, 4-0, in the semifinal round of the Section 2, Group 4 tournament earlier this month.

Ryan Facinelli's two-run single with the bases loaded in the first inning gave the Red Devils a 2-0 lead. That was more than enough for Scott. In six innings, Scott, a junior left-hander, struck out 10 ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: How can New Jersey finally provide consistent property tax relief for state residents, and not just for this budget year?  

No subject has been talked about more in New Jersey than property taxes. Just about every governor in our lifetime has had a plan to deal with rising property taxes. Now, it's Governor Murphy's turn.

The governor has suggested that two million Garden State property taxpayers and renters will get a tax break of up to $1,500 under a deal he and fellow Democrats legislators ...

United Way of Hunterdon County Annual Meeting Includes New CEO, Board Members and Bonnie Duncan Scholarship

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Each year, United Way of Hunterdon County recaps the prior year with an annual meeting to which all stakeholders, volunteers, donors, staff, and Board alike are invited. This year’s meeting had a full agenda including reporting on the activities since June of 2021. Bonnie Duncan, UWHC’s CEO, retiring after 25 years of service, said her farewells. A scholarship, ...

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Mon, July 11, 7:30 PM

Flemington

Mayor & Council Meeting

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Tue, July 12, 7:00 PM

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Planning Board Meeting

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Wed, July 13, 7:00 PM

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Shade Tree Commission Meeting

Hunterdon County Reporting 122 COVID Cases Since Friday

July 6, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting 122 new COVID cases since Friday, bringing the total to 24,887, as of Tuesday.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 221, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 798 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 752 cases, 6 ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 34 New COVID Cases, as of Thursday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 34 new COVID cases Thursday, bringing the total to 24,765.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 221, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 794 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 747 cases, 6 deaths
Bloomsbury ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 34 New COVID Cases, as of Wednesday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 34 new COVID cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 24,731.

The county is reporting two new fatalities, bringing the total to 221, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 794 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 746 cases, 6 deaths
Bloomsbury Borough ...

Lambertville Mayor Andrew Nowick Presents to Hunterdon County Commissioners

July 2, 2022

Lambertville Mayor Andrew Nowick Presents to Hunterdon County Commissioners [photo display]

South Hunterdon Superintendent Details Update on Referendum Lawsuits, Interest Rates Causing Overall Costs to Rise

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - During the board of education meeting June 27, South Hunterdon Regional School District (SHRSD) Superintendent Anthony Suozzo outlined the latest developments regarding the lawsuit brought by members of the West Amwell Township Committee and other residents on the referendum.

Suozzo began the evening reviewing curriculum and security measures, including mentioning the ...

West Amwell to Consider Cannabis Cultivation Application, Some Residents Concerned About Impact to Land

WEST AMWELL, NJ - West Amwell residents will gather Tuesday at the South Hunterdon Regional High School auditorium for a second part of a planning board meeting where a cannabis cultivation application will be heard.

During the planning board meeting in May, Green Medicine NJ (GMNJ) presented its preliminary and final site plan with variances to establish a cannabis cultivation facility for ...

Clinton Twp Food Truck & Music Festival this Saturday!

July 5, 2022

Hello Hunterdon County!!!
Come on out and have some fun!

15 gourmet food trucks, Live Music, vendors, beer, margarita & sangria garden, kid activities including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, knockerball, hatchet throwing, bounce house, slide & so much more!

Event is being held at Bundt Park. Bring your appetite, friends, family, lawn chairs, pups and ...

Transparency in the County?

July 2, 2022

Transparency in the County?

I was recently informed by County Commissioner candidate Don W Becker that the County Commissioner’s meeting is not offered virtually or online. In this current environment, post covid, when everyone is trying to rebuild their work and home life the Hunterdon County Commissioners are making no attempt at transparency. It is difficult enough for people who are ...

County Commissioners Introduce Handful of Capital Ordinances with Upgrades for 911 Communications Center and ESTC Prioritized

July 5, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners have introduced several capital and bond ordinances while continuing the cost-savings care of implementing the “no debt, pay as you go” strategy for budgeting purposes.

While money is going toward critical infrastructure, with projects covering physical plant and enhanced operations, the county is also ...

Hunterdon County to Hire County Counsel as New Deputy County Administrator

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is set to fill in the ranks of county administration as veteran county administrator Kevin Davis is retiring, effective July 8.

The county commissioners confirmed Frenchtown Mayor and current Deputy Administrator and Clerk of the Commissioner Board Brad Myhre to be Davis’ replacement as county administrator.

On June 30, county director John ...

Second Call for Commissioner Board to Support Federal Assault Weapons Ban, Take a Stand on Draft Resolution

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Former Hunterdon County Prosecutor Sharon Ransavage and a handful of colleagues returned to the Historic Courthouse in Flemington June 21, with plans to speak to the commissioner board regarding approval of a resolution that calls for universal background checks on all gun sales, and a new, federal-level assault weapon ban on military style firearms.

Two weeks earlier, a ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case Of Monkeypox in Jersey City Resident

June 20, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...