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Hunterdon Notables: Vera Farmiga - Academy Award Nominated Actress

September 28, 2020

Vera Farmiga and her family moved to Whitehouse Station when she was 12 years old, and she graduated from Hunterdon Central High School in 1991. During her junior year there, she found acting after being benched during a soccer game. A friend persuaded her to audition for a high school production of The Vampire, in which she won a leading role. For college, Farmiga attended Syracuse University ...

Danny Federici - Founding Member of the E Street Band

Danny Federici played the organ, glockenspiel, and accordion as a founding member for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Federici's organ sounds are considered to be an important feature in the E Street sound, and took on a more prominent role in the hit "Hungry Heart". He attended Hunterdon Central High School. 

During the long time the E Street Band was inactive ...

Hunterdon Notables: Dick Foran - Singing Cowboy Film Star

Dick Foran was born in Flemington in 1910. Both his father (Arthur F. Foran) and younger brother (Walter E. Foran)  were Republican members of the New Jersey Senate. He enrolled at Princeton University, pursuing a degree in geology. He played on the football team while taking courses in the arts, where he developed an interest in the theater.

As an actor in Hollywood, he was cast as a ...

Cobra Kai: Season One

Although movie theaters are now open to the public, most people are still uncomfortable being indoors to watch a movie. So binge-watching is still a necessary thing.

A few weeks back I traveled back to the 1980s and watched the first season of Cobra Kai, the further adventures of Daniel LaRusso from The Karate Kid - now thirty years older and the owner of a very successful car ...

There's No Debate: FDR Library is a Must-See US Presidential History and Tourism Destination

September 29, 2020

HYDE PARK, NY -- The FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York, is an exploration not only of the life and times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a retrospective of some of the most perilous times in 20th century American History. 

The FDR Library was the very first presidential library ever created. It opened in June of 1941, during FDR’s third term. Roosevelt ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 22 New COVID Cases Since Thursday

September 29, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - As of Monday evening, Hunterdon County was reporting 22 new COVID cases since Thursday, bringing the total to 1,327 cases.

The county is not reporting any additional fatalities from COVID-19, keeping the total at 71.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 21 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 33 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 7 New COVID Cases, as of Thursday Evening

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - As of Thursday evening, Hunterdon County was reporting seven new COVID cases, bringing the total to 1,305 cases.

The county is not reporting any additional fatalities from COVID-19, keeping the total at 71.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 19 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 33 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury Borough ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Urges New Jerseyans to Work with Contract Tracers

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days.

“As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to take all steps necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our ...

Hunterdon Names 2 Dairy Princesses

September 19, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Dairy Promotion Committee has crowned two 2020-2021 County Dairy Princesses.

In light of restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, both Francesca Streicher of Clinton Township and Rebecca Phillips of West Amwell Township will serve area milk producers as princesses.

Hunterdon County has selected a dairy princess each year since 1965, ...

Strong Response on Social Media to Sen. Doherty’s 9/11 Words in Flemington

FLEMINGTON, NJ - If you are over 30, you probably have a memory of where you were on Sept. 11, 2001.

But Sen. Michael Doherty, R-23, didn't share his experience when he served as the keynote speaker at a 9/11 memorial ceremony on the steps of the historic county courthouse in Flemington Friday.

Instead, Doherty chose to express his own opinions about the current state of affairs ...

Hunterdon County 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony 8:30 AM Flemington at Historic Courthouse

Hunterdon County’s 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony, organized by Sheriff Fred Brown, is scheduled for 8:30 am, Friday, September 11th, at the County’s Historic Courthouse on Main Street, in Flemington, with special guest speaker Senator Mike Doherty.

Chiefs and officers from Hunterdon County Police Departments, Rescue Squads, and Volunteer Fire Companies will participate in the ...

Hunterdon Names 2 Dairy Princesses

September 19, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Dairy Promotion Committee has crowned two 2020-2021 County Dairy Princesses.

In light of restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, both Francesca Streicher of Clinton Township and Rebecca Phillips of West Amwell Township will serve area milk producers as princesses.

Hunterdon County has selected a dairy princess each year since 1965, ...

Strong Response on Social Media to Sen. Doherty’s 9/11 Words in Flemington

FLEMINGTON, NJ - If you are over 30, you probably have a memory of where you were on Sept. 11, 2001.

But Sen. Michael Doherty, R-23, didn't share his experience when he served as the keynote speaker at a 9/11 memorial ceremony on the steps of the historic county courthouse in Flemington Friday.

Instead, Doherty chose to express his own opinions about the current state of affairs ...

Lambertville Encouraging Residents and Others Not to Trick or Treat in Town This Halloween

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - It's still over a month away, but for the second time in the past 10 years, trick-or-treaters visiting Lambertville this Halloween will be encouraged to make alternative plans.

The city of Lambertville is recommending people not participate in door-to-door trick-or-treating during Halloween 2020.

Lambertville Police Department Lieutenant Robert Brown said, "We ...

Hunterdon Strong Community Challenge Launched

September 28, 2020

The Hunterdon Strong Community Challenge is one in which the 26 municipalities within Hunterdon County challenge each other to raise money in support of the community.  The money raised is part of a larger fundraising effort called Hunterdon Strong which will culminate in a live broadcast Telethon on November 19th and is sponsored by Shop-Rite of Hunterdon County.  This ...

The Realities of Redevelopment and Revitalization

September 28, 2020

To The Editor:

As elected officials for the Borough of Flemington, we – Council Vice-President Kim Tilly, Council President Caitlin Giles-McCormick and Mayor Betsy Driver – have worked extensively on the Union Hotel Redevelopment Committee in pursuit of the goal of maximizing the potential of redevelopment in the heart of our town, with a redevelopment project contractually ...

Building New Jersey Forward Not Built On Facts

To the Editor:

Gov. Phil Murphy is the central figure in a new campaign commercial for "New Direction New Jersey," where his tagline is "building forward." The problem for Gov. Murphy is that his idea of "building forward" isn't built on facts. Specifically, Gov. Murphy likes to proclaim his tax policies as making "New Jersey fairer." ...

Governor Murphy: Don't Defund School-Based Youth Services Program

Dear Editor,

For the past 32 years, Hunterdon Healthcare’s School-Based Youth Services has provided critical mental health counseling, youth development, substance abuse education, and prevention, learning support, healthy youth development, crisis intervention, and information and referral to local community resources for the students at Hunterdon Central Regional High ...

Time is Now for Driver to Satisfy Flemington Taxpayers

To the Editor:

I am convinced that the redeveloper is committed to the Borough and, I know, the Borough is committed to seeing Courthouse Square become a reality. But this reality must not be a financial burden to the residents of the Borough. We need to make sure that we have a full understanding of the real costs of this development going forward, costs which were appallingly never ...

Kudos To Sen. Mike Doherty

To the Editor:

New Jersey is fortunate to have a state senator with the caliber of Mike Doherty.  The words that he spoke at the Hunterdon County 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony were much needed.  It was refreshing to hear the truth about the heroes of that fateful day. He is correct when he speaks about the importance of law enforcement. That is the first line of defense for our freedom.

Raritan Township Police Release Updated Police Blotter

September 17, 2020

RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township Police have released an updated police blotter for early September, including arrets for drugs.

Sgt. Robert Landolina investigated an incident Sept. 9 at about 3:15 p.m. in which two juveniles purchased a container of vape juice and a vape device from Up in Smoke, on Route 202/31. Landolina issued a complaint summons to store owner Karin E. Fialka, 47, of ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Equality and Inclusivity in Health Care

Dedicated to providing a caring environment where everyone is treated with respect, kindness and empathy, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the coveted “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the third consecutive year all of Atlantic ...

Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

What Gov. Murphy Had to Say on NYT Report About Trump’s ‘Tax Avoidance’

September 28, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday addressed a scathing New York Times report, stating that President Donald Trump did not pay federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years.

The report, released Sunday, indicates that Trump - who has not been forthcoming with his tax filings and refused to make them public - paid $750 in taxes to the federal government in the year he was elected ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Urges New Jerseyans to Work with Contract Tracers

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days.

“As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to take all steps necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our ...

Dr. Fauci to NJ: "All in This Together; We Will End it Together"

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points to New Jersey, which was among the first states to be “hit badly as cases came in ...