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Harriet Stratemeyer Adams - Solving the Mystery of the Nancy Drew Book Series

October 29, 2020

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams was a children's novelist, and publisher who was responsible for some 200 books over her literary career. She wrote the plot outlines for many books in the Nancy Drew series, using characters invented by her father, Edward Stratemeyer. She lived in Pottersville, an area within Tewksbury Township.

The extremely ...

NJ Supreme Court Justice Alan B. Handler -Wrote the first Abbott v Burke decision on School Funding

Former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Alan B. Handler is a resident of Delaware Township and served from 1977- 1999. He attended Princeton University, graduating with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1953. After receiving his law degree from  Harvard Law School in 1956, he entered private legal practice in ...

Matt Ioannidis - NFL Player for the Washington Football Team

Matt Ioannidis is a 6-4, 243-pound Strong-Side Defensive End, currently on the injured list for the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Redskins.

Ioannidis grew up in Raritan Township and attended Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He attended and played college football at Temple University from 2012–2015, where he was chosen First-team All-American Athletic ...

Hunterdon Girls Tennis Team Star

October 29, 2020

The Hunterdon Central Girls Team, under the coaching of Will Daly, is now ranked #18 in the state, and they have an excellent opportunity to make a run in the state tournament.  The top three girls are a combined 26-1 in singles play. 

Kyla Malloy- First Singles (9th grade) - Kyla has dominant groundstrokes, amazing defensive play, a great work ethic, and is a huge asset ...

Eve Pontecorvo - Goaltender for Hunterdon Central Girls Soccer Team

The Hunterdon Central Girls Soccer Team, under Coach Jeannine Calhoun has a record of 5-0 as of Monday, October 19th. One of the reasons for that is goaltender Eve Pontecorvo, who has 22 saves thus far this season, and has allowed only one goal. 

She is a senior who hopes to double major in criminology and history in college. She told us that her most important ...

Teófimo López - Undisputed Lightweight Champion - Trained in Flemington at Old Dog Boxing Club!

Teófimo López trained at the Old Dog Boxing Club, located in Flemington -owned by Heidi and Bill Ruscher. And now he's the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. On Saturday evening, October 17th López defeated Vasiliy Lomachenko to claim "undisputed lightweight crown in a masterful performance", according to CBS Sports.com.

He now holds ...

Roth IRA Conversion: It's All About The Tax Rates

October 29, 2020

Path to Prosperity with Walter Pardo: Roth Conversions - Why the opportunity cost argument is invalid. 

Some people believe that there is an opportunity cost by doing a Roth conversion, that the funds used to pay the conversion tax could have been otherwise invested, and that investment return opportunity is lost.

FALSE! It’s all about the tax rates. 

There is no ...

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Supports New Jersey Tenants During COVID-19 Housing Crisis

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cathy Keenan, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), joined TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund's Housing Stability Project Grant.

Keenan described the work of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), which was established after the COVID-19 pandemic, and which has raised over $37 million from over ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 9 New COVID Cases, as of Tuesday

October 28, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting nine new COVID cases as of Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,574 cases.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities from COVID-19, keeping the total at 73.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 28 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 40 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury Borough – 5 cases, ...

Governor Fears Newark’s COVID-19 Rollbacks Are Just the Start

NEW JERSEY — Cutting off indoor dining and mandating that all non-essential businesses close their doors at 8 p.m. are part of the measures that will begin in Newark on Tuesday, after the largest city in New Jersey confirmed more cases Sunday (101 total) than all other Essex County towns combined.

Since June 30, the city has reported at least 2,207 coronavirus cases and 42 ...

Gov. Murphy Tests Negative for Coronavirus 4 Times But Will Continue Virtual Briefings 

NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a voluntary self-quarantine with the governor last week, has tested negative three times.  

Still, ...

Current Foliage Conditions: Northern Hunterdon County is Near Peak

October 17, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State this week and things are starting to look colorful!

Forests in the Northwest corner of the state, including the area near High Point State Park and Waywayanda State Park are at peak color. The southern portion of Sussex County is near peak. 

Northern NJ ...

Local Brothers Reunite After 80 Years

BETHLEHEM TWP, NJ - Bethlehem Township’s Bill Cordes shared a joyful Saturday morning breakfast reunion with his brother Bob Wilson, who was given up for adoption nearly 80 years ago.

“I was so nervous this morning I couldn’t put my shoes on,” said Cordes, 87. “I’m so relaxed now. It feels like we’ve always been together.”

The oldest of three ...

Two Local Schools Win New Gardens in Save Water Challenge

October 24, 2020

EAST AMWELL, NJ - West Amwell School and East Amwell Township School have each won a new garden partially made from recycled oral care waste through this year's Save Water Challenge, according to a release.

The challenge is done through Colgate-Palmolive, ShopRite and recycling leader TerraCycle. To participate, students, teachers and community members were asked to take the pledge to save ...

New Programs and Membership Special Offer for November at the Hunterdon County YMCA

October 29, 2020

The Hunterdon County YMCA is open and welcoming returning and new members. The safety of all members, program participants, staff and volunteers - is the Y’s number one priority. The Y is following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure that facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety. The Y has modified policies and programs to facilitate safe ...

Vote Yes on Ballot Question #2

October 28, 2020

To the Editor:

For those who have not yet voted, I encourage you to vote yes on Ballot Question #2, rightfully extending the Veterans Property Tax Deduction to all those New Jersey Veterans who have served our nation.

You have to turn the vote by mail ballot over to find the public questions.

Right now, many of our veterans are denied the deduction because they did not serve in a ...

Resident Comments on Recent Candidate Forum

To the Editor:

Thank you for hosting the Candidates for Raritan Township Committee Forum.

I applaud the dedication and commitment of Kent Davis and John Dawson to the future of our community.

I have been following their campaign and was interested in hearing their opponent's views.

I am disappointed that the Republican candidates chose not to take advantage of this excellent ...

I am an American – Are you?

To the Editor:

I am an American. Are you?

I have to admit that I do not understand the citizens of this country. We have a very important issue at stake in the November election. It’s not political, it’s not right wing, left wing or independent, it’s an American issue. I am an American, born here, raised here and lived here all my 74 years. The question is, does the ...

Gov Murphy and the Movie "The Princess Bride"

To the Editor:

Gov. Phil Murphy is at it again with a second ad from "New Direction New Jersey" where he repeatedly claims that his administration has made New Jersey "fairer."  Every time Gov. Murphy makes that claim I think of the 1987 movie "The Princess Bride." Specifically, the scene when Vizzini (played by actor Wallace Shawn), is in shock that ...

Flemington Forgiving

While the Flemington Council is trying to heal a bitter discord caused by Mayor Driver’s profane language against Trump voters, it is unfortunate to see others losing their jobs, or worse, from doing far less.

For example, kids are being kicked out of class for wearing a Trump shirt or look at what happened to the Covington High School student who was wrongly maligned for wearing a Trump ...

Community Conversations: The Road to Recovery

For some individuals who have COVID-19, recovering from the virus can take weeks or months of battling various symptoms. On this Community Conversation, Dr. Steven Sheris, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, shares how the Atlantic COVID Recovery Center helps patients on their journey to recovery.

 

Hunterdon County Election Guide 2020

October 26, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ — Elections are officially Nov. 3, although mail-in ballots are already available to be returned, and there are a number of municipal races around the county.

We reached out to all candidates running for municipal office in Hunterdon County municipalities this year, asking why they are running and what issues they feel are most important to their constituents. Below ...

Timely Grants for Health Department, Board of Elections, Clerk’s Office, Open Space Preservation all Approved by County Board

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently approved several grant awards, which come at a time appropriate to support county operations and initiatives regarding interactions with the public, and offsetting a number of costs that would fall on the taxpayer base otherwise.

County Health Officer Karen DeMarco reported initiatives for Hunterdon County ...

TAPinto Flemington/Raritan Sponsors Candidate Forum: Raritan Township [October 21st]

TAPinto Flemington/Raritan will sponsor a Candidate Forum for the residents of Raritan Township.

October 21st, Wednesday evening at 7 pm, streamed on Facebook Live, TAPinto Flemington Facebook page.  The event will be recorded and remain on the TAPinto Flemington/Raritan Facebook page for viewing through Election Day, November 3rd.

All candidates were invited to participate in ...

Murphy Says NJ Will Be Prepared Once A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available

October 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing. 

While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been created, the governor said the “growing reality” is that one or more vaccines ...

$14M in New Covid-Relief Funds to Help NJ Residents Get Back to Work Available

BLACKWOOD, NJ — Over 1.6 million people in New Jersey have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began to ravage the state.

Looking to help individuals out of work, as well as employers unable to hire more people due to the financial impact of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $14 million of new workforce development funds ...

Bars, Restaurants Given Expansion on Liquor Permits as COVID Climb Continues

NEW JERSEY — Bar and restaurant owners across New Jersey will be able to toast this week to the latest expansion on liquor license permits - initially triggered to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic while serving outdoors. 

“For many of our residents having the ability to serve liquor to their customers beyond their normal premises has been meaningful. In ...