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Gerard W. Ford, Founder of Ford Modeling Agency

May 10, 2021

Ford was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and became a boxer and football player at Notre Dame before transferring to midshipman school at Columbia University as part of his service with the United States Navy during World War II. His wife, then Eileen Otte, was studying at Barnard College and was, herself, briefly a model. The couple met and eloped in 1944 while Mr. Ford was waiting to ship out ...

Horace G. Prall, Governor of New Jersey

Horace G. Prall, a governor of New Jersey, was born near Ringoes, New Jersey in 1881. His education was attained at the State Model School, at Harvard University, where he graduated in 1906, and at New York University, where he earned an LL.B. degree in 1908. 

After establishing himself as an attorney, Prall entered into politics as a Republican. From 1926 to 1927 he served as a member of ...

Anne Marie Macari - Award Winning Poet

Macari is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Macari founded and teaches in the Drew University MFA Program for Poetry & Poetry in Translation. She has also taught on the faculty of the Prague Summer Seminars.She is a member of the Alice James Books Cooperative Board.

Macari has published five books of poetry, including Heaven ...

Ask Andy: What should I give my dog to chew?

Dear Andy:  “My dogs love to chew!  What is best to give them? 

Chewing is an instinctive and pleasurable practice for dogs. It is beneficial for their teeth and gums, and it keeps them busy. Some dogs prefer soft, squishy chew toys and others enjoy hard chews such as bones, antlers and bully sticks. Finding what’s right for your dog depends on your dog’s size, ...

Over the next decade, what should our concerns be regarding population growth in New Jersey? 

The 2020 census is finally out! And the good news for New Jersey: Unlike our neighbor to the east, the garden state will not be losing any congressional representation. We’ve still got an even dozen reps for the next decade! And we’ve reached 9 million people for the very first time. With all the hullabaloo and hoopla over people leaving the state, we’ve managed to keep a good ...

Welcome to the first Straight Talk television show on TAPinto TV

Welcome to the first STRAIGHT TALK television show on TAPinto TV. Each show State Senator Ray Lesniak, liberal Democrat, and Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, conservative Republican, take on the tough issues facing the Garden State.

They may not always agree. But they will always be nice to each other.

On today's show, they grade President Biden on ...

Janice Kovach is the mayor of Clinton Town

Janice Kovach is the mayor of Clinton Town, the secretary of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee and is the President of the NJ League of Municipalities. She discussed some of the issues facing her town and the state with TAPinto – and a lot of it has to do with development.

Sharon Mahn interviews Dr. Paul Marciano for "One of Your Business"

Sharon Mahn interviews Dr. Paul Marciano, a leading behavioral psychologist and business consultant. Dr. Marciano empowers organizations and engages employees through his renowned RESPECT Model. He is the current chair of the Flemington Community Partnership. 

This is the first edition of our new feature with TAPinto You!, interviewing the members of the Flemington business ...

Take Me to Your Leader: Walter Baumgarten is the current mayor of Bethlehem Township

Walter Baumgarten is the current mayor of Bethlehem Township, NJ. He first got involved in local politics in 1996-97 as a member of committee and then mayor. After some years off, he then ran again for mayor and now, as an incumbent, is seeking re-election in 2021

Abby Lantos: Outstanding Lacrosse Player for Hunterdon Central

May 3, 2021

Abby Lantos scored four goals for the Red Devils, as the Hunterdon Central girls lacrosse team scored 11 goals in the first half and went on to a 16-4 victory over Hillsborough in a recent game. 

According to her profile on ConnectLAX, a college sports recruiting website, Abby started playing lacrosse when she was in first grade. She has played midfield and learned to also play attack the ...

Kyle McCoy: 6-3, 165-pounder Lefthander for Hunterdon Central Baseball

Recently, Kyle McCoy pitched a three-hitter to lead Hunterdon Central to a 2-0 baseball win over Montgomery. The southpaw pitcher, a member of the class of 2022, needed just 84 pitches to achieve his win. He struckout 12, walked no one, and completed his second consecutive complete game shutout.

According to the Diamond Nation website, "The 6-3, 165-pound lefthander went 6-1 for ...

Hunterdon Central wrestling team is 3-0 in the Skyland Conference as of March 26th.  

The Hunterdon Central wrestling team recorded seven pins en route to a tremendous 63-9 victory over Hillsborough recently on March 26th. The Red Devils clearly dominated and won with pins by William Cella, Henry Wilkinson, Evan Thompson, Tanner Peake, Colton Washleski, Norman Cella and Timothy Suk. 

Bennett Cayero and Anthony Rossi each recorded sudden victories for Hunterdon Central, and ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

New Jersey Films, Filmmakers and Writers Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at East Main Media ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 13 New COVID Cases as of Tuesday

May 12, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, bringing the total to 8,782.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 120, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 252 cases, 1 death
Bethlehem Township – 266 cases, 3 deaths
Bloomsbury ...

Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli Visit County’s Rt. 12 Drive Through Vaccination Clinic, Praising Hunterdon’s Leadership

RARITAN TWP, NJ - On May 7, Gov. Phi Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli visited the Hunterdon County drive through COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Rt. 12 County Complex in Raritan Township.

Hunterdon County Director Susan J. Soloway greeted Murphy and Persichilli, and, along with County Health Officer Karen DeMarco, Soloway led a briefing on the 50th such drive ...

New Jersey Now Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

Holland Township Receives Award for Stewardship of Riegel Ridge Community Center

April 23, 2021

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, NJ – Holland Township has received an award for its stewardship of one of the architectural treasures of the community, the Riegel Ridge Community Center. The center harks back to a rapidly disappearing period in Holland’s past, when the Riegel Paper Corporation was the most important entity in town.

As was common in the early years of the 20th century, ...

City of Lambertville Holds Successful COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

May 6, 2021

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - The City of Lambertville partnered with Penn Medicine Princeton Health, New Hope Celebrates, Fisherman's Mark, Lambertville Public School, Delaware Valley Food Pantry and Lambertville Police Department to successfully provide vaccinations for 130 members of the public through a clinic by Lambertville Hall.

According to a release from the city, the task force, led by ...

ACME Screening Room Presents- Carpool Cinema - May 8th The Birdcage

The Carpool Cinema is back on Saturday night! Join the ACME Screening Room again this summer for the Carpool Cinema, located at 204 N Union St behind the Spokeworks Building. The evening includes live music by local musicians at 8pm with the movie starting immediately afterwards. Select Friday nights will be dedicated to Family Film Nights with a cartoon pre-show.

Saturday, May 8th, The ...

Mayoral Candidate Forum Lambertville Thursday, May 13th 7 pm

Thomas Jefferson said, ​"An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people."

In the spirit of those wise words from Jefferson, TAPinto Flemington/Raritan will sponsor a Candidate Forum for the residents of Lambertville for the race for mayor, to be decided in the June 8th Democratic Primary. The winner of the primary will represent the Democratic Party ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2021

April 30, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“After a year in which our teams had to ...

Ducks Pick Ducks

May 3, 2021

To the Editor:

During a recent interview with retired Admiral Mike Mullen, who was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (the highest-ranking and most senior military officer in our Armed Forces) during the Bush and Obama administrations, he spoke about the racial disparities in the upper echelon ranks of our military. And although conscious bias and overt discrimination are very real and ...

Challenges At HCRHS

To the Editor:

At Monday night's board of education meeting, Superintendent Jeffrey Moore stated that Martin Luther King, Jr. was not a marxist.

In fact, King was against Marxist tactics like violent riots and division based on race. King also said this, which is anti-Marxist:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Community Conversations: Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing

Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s vaccine program along with the ability to rapidly screen ...

County Forming Task Force to Review Reopening Gauntt Place Senior Center

May 10, 2021

FLEMINGTON, NJ - With a new task force being formed, Hunterdon County will actively explore options and ideas for the reopening of the senior center at 4 Gauntt Place, Building # 1 in Flemington, operated by the county Department of Human Services and its senior, disabilities and veterans services division.

With successful implementation of online programming and services during the past 14 ...

TAPinto Sponsors Candidate Forum for Flemington Borough Council Race for Democratic Primary

"Democracy can't function without an informed citizenry."

Ryan Shapiro

TAPinto Flemington/Raritan will sponsor a Candidate Forum for the residents of Flemington for the race for Borough Council to be decided in the June 8th Democratic Primary.  The date for the Candidate Forum is Tuesday, May 11th at 7 pm, and will be streamed live on the TAPinto ...

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers' Market Kicks Off Season May 16

FLEMINGTON – Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market kicks off a new season May 16 with about 25 local farmers and vendors offering an array of organic produce; all-natural beef, chicken and pork; fresh-baked breads; cave-ripened cheeses; honey; pies; native plants; fresh-cut flowers; locally roasted coffee; milk and more. 

The market will be open every Sunday through Nov.

New Jersey Now Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

May 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.