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Horace G. Prall, Governor of New Jersey

May 3, 2021

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 ...

James Cozzens: Pulitzer prize-winning American author

James Cozzens was a Pulitzer prize-winning American author whose work enjoyed an unusual degree of popular success and critical acclaim for more than three decades. Except for military service during World War II, he and wife lived in semi-seclusion near Lambertville and shied away from all but local contact.

His 1949 Pulitzer win was for the WWII race novel Guard of Honor, which more than one ...

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 ...

Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Films

 Welcome to the Movie Gurus column! Kevin Gootee and Kevin Israel are two New Jersey based stand-up comedians who also host the hugely successful, Gutting the Sacred Cow Podcast. Each week this colum will take a look at movie topics like – our favorite movie quotes and how to use them, Top Ten Lists, movie news, and more! 

You can check out the Gutting the Sacred Cow podcast ...

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 21 New COVID Cases, 1 Additional Fatality

May 5, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 21 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, bringing the total to 8,704.

The county is reporting one new fatality, bringing the total to 119, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 252 cases, 1 death
Bethlehem Township – 266 cases, 2 deaths
Bloomsbury ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 22 New COVID Cases as of Monday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 22 new COVID-19 cases as of Monday, bringing the total to 8,683.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 118, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 252 cases, 1 death
Bethlehem Township – 266 cases, 2 deaths
Bloomsbury ...

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 ...

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, ...

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

May 4, 2021

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 ...

South Hunterdon Board of Education Approves Budget, Facilities Plan

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - The South Hunterdon Board of Education’s (BOE) public budget hearing took place virtually April 26 and a familiar topic dominated the public comment periods – continuing to fund the class III officers who are stationed at the three district schools.

First, there was a presentation by Rappaport Consulting that focused on a counseling overview as well as college ...

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 ...

Pumpkins and Your Property Tax Bill

To the Editor:

There have been some dubious tax increase proposals (and actual tax increases) in New Jersey. The most obvious, and arguably most ridiculous, was Gov Florio's tax on toilet paper. Or an example I used this past Halloween to give my two young daughters their first introduction to how taxes impact our lives was the "New Jersey Pumpkin Tax." In our great state, ...

Boring Commentary

To the Editor:

It is so funny to read the reports of the Hunterdon County Commissioners meetings. The same five people from the public always attend via phone and always bring every subject back to praising Joe Biden and his anti-American policies. One member of the public actually referred to one commissioner's comments about lowering taxes to Groundhog Day because ...

Resident: Lambertville Must Preserve Closson Property for Sake of Future Generations

To The Editor:

The City of Lambertville has a fleeting opportunity to acquire and preserve one of the most historic properties in Hunterdon County.  It must do so now for the sake of current and future generations.

On April 22, the Lambertville City Council will vote on whether to acquire the historic Holcombe property on North Main Street.  The 9-acre site, the last vestige of ...

Resident: Lambertville Presented With Unique Opportunity to Purchase Closson Property

To the Editor:

The City of Lambertville has been presented with a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity and yet there are people who have elected to ignore it. The Closson property located on 262 North Main Street in Lambertville has been a point of attraction for generations of locals and visitors alike, and it would be in the city’s best interest to purchase it.

As someone who has ...

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 ...

A Springtime Reminder

Finally, it’s Spring!  Thank God the winter is over!  Bring on … well, whatever outdoor activities we can safely practice these days!

But first…let’s talk a little about two important medical topics that are related to April and one another.  Of course, I am talking about oral cancer and immunizations.

That’s what you were going to guess, ...

Delaware River Scenic Byway Wins Event Award for National Foundation

May 1, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Delaware River Scenic Byway is a winner of the 2021 National Scenic Byway Foundation's Byway Community Award, event category, for their NJ Clean Communities Annual Delaware River Cleanup, according to a release from the foundation.

The cleanup began in 2017, and is 13-and-a-half miles of the Delaware River Scenic Byway. About 150 volunteer slots are filled weeks ...

Readington Adds New Tract of Land to Preservation Plans

READINGTON – Just like a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces of Readington Township’s land preservation plan are fitting together quite nicely.

The latest piece added is the Fitzgerald tract, 28.7 acres nestled in the northern Chambers Brook watershed and off Coddington Road.  Hunterdon Land Trust played a key role in this project by acquiring a grant for $143,500 from Hunterdon ...

Hunterdon Art Tour to Showcase Studios and Exhibition Spaces Throughout Hunterdon County

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon Art Tour, a self-guided tour showcasing studios and exhibition spaces of more than 60 artists living and working in Hunterdon County, will be held May 1 and May 2.

The program was founded by a volunteer group of artists and longtime Hunterdon County residents in 2016.

Artists will be featured in a special exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum, in ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

May 3, 2021

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 ...

Walk-in Vaccinations Available to New Jerseyans Age 16+ at Six Vaccine Mega-Sites

NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29.

Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County Mega-site, located at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, ...

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.