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Flemington Student Graduates from Governor's STEM Scholars Program

May 16, 2021

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington resident Anna Hansson graduated Saturday from the Governor's STEM scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.

Hansson was one of 69 New Jersey high school and college students to complete the year-long program, which takes a full look at New Jersey's STEM economy through symposiums, lab tours, master classes and ...

Flemington-Raritan Schools Launching New Literacy Program

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington-Raritan Regional Schools are launching a new literacy program in grades kindergarten through two.

Dr. Michelle Cook, supervisor of language arts and social studies, presented the program at a recent school board meeting.

“Language changes out of need and ease, and the term literacy is no different,” Cook said, noting literacy “reduces poverty ...

Hunterdon Central Education Association Holding Community-Wide Book Club

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon Central Education Association is organizing a community-wide book club, set to begin in June and run through the fall.

The association will host discussions that bring schools and communities together in conversations about race and racial literacy, while engaging with community members of diverse backgrounds, sharing perspectives, asking questions and learning ...

Hunterdon County Polytech Wins Gold at FCCLA State Leadership Conference

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon County Polytech Career and Technical High School is celebrating the results of the virtual Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference.

Polytech students won gold medals, the school’s chapter received The Red Rose Chapter Award and advisor Natalie Guarino received a Master Advisor Award for New ...

Flemington-Raritan BOE Approves $69 Million Budget

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Dr. Kari McGann, superintendent of schools, identified seven priorities for the district budget during Monday night’s Flemington-Raritan Regional School Board meeting, including security and health and safety through support for mental health for students.

The latter will include a broader partnership with Effective School Solutions.

In addition, priorities include a ...

Hunterdon Central: 5-Day In-Person Program to Begin End of May

FLEMINGTON, NJ - As a result of late March and early April’s higher COVID-19 activity levels across Hunterdon County, and overall in New Jersey, Hunterdon Central Regional High School had to pump the brakes on its four days per week reopening plans for students a few weeks ago.

But the rate of COVID-19 transmission has dropped, and the school reopening plans have rebounded successfully, ...

Superintendent: Flemington-Raritan District Planning for Normal School Year Come September

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students at Flemington-Raritan Regional School District have gotten used to a new normal of mask wearing and sitting behind plastic dividers with at least 3 feet of distance between desks.

Come September, school will continue to look a little more like normal with full days of instruction. Currently, the district operates under an early-release schedule.

“Here in ...

Hunterdon Central Superintendent Honored by New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Superintendent Jeffrey Moore was selected as the 2021 Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/NJ Bilingual Educators.

The organization is an association of NJ educators that work with the instruction of English language learners, according to a release.

Moore, the release said, was chosen for the ...

Flemington Residents Recognized for College Achievements

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington residents see continued recognition for their work at college.

A couple Flemington residents were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester at Lehigh University. They were Noelle Szabo and Ryan Matthiessen.
Meghan Hoban, of Flemington, was initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective ...

Hunterdon Central District Faces More Challenges, Looking to ‘Meet People Where they Are’ in Anti-Racism and Bias Training for Staff

FLEMINGTON, NJ - For the second straight board of education meeting, members of the community stood up for their beliefs, however varied, as dozens of people addressed the Hunterdon Central Regional High School administration and board about the discussions on race and in-district staff training.

A catalyst for the recent and controversial board-level forum has been training district staff ...

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Christine Todd Whitman: 50th Governor of New Jersey

May 17, 2021

Christine Todd Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey, from 1994 to 2001, and as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the administration of President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. She is the first and only woman to be governor of New Jersey, to date.

Christine grew up on her family's farm, Pontefract, in Oldwick. Her parents were politically active, taking ...

Gerard W. Ford, Founder of Ford Modeling Agency

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Abby Lantos: Outstanding Lacrosse Player for Hunterdon Central

May 17, 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 ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

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

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 ...

Murphy Announces In-Person Instruction for All NJ Students During the 2021-22 Academic Year

May 17, 2021

If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction.

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

“When schools across New Jersey first ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Faces Local Criticism for Keeping Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 public ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 21 New COVID Cases Since Thursday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting 21 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, bringing the total to 8,813, as of Sunday.

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 – 256 cases, 1 death
Bethlehem Township – 267 cases, 3 ...

TAPinto Flemington-Raritan Sponsors Candidate Forum for Union Township candidates in Republican Primary Wednesday May 19th, 7 pm

May 17, 2021

TAPinto Flemington-Raritan will sponsor a Candidate Forum for the residents of Union Township for the candidates running in the Republican Primary for township committee.

The forum will take place Wednesday evening, May 19th, at 7 pm, streamed on Facebook Live, TAPinto Flemington Facebook page.  The event will be recorded and remain on the TAPinto Flemington-Raritan ...

Holland Township Receives Award for Stewardship of Riegel Ridge Community Center

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, ...

Lambertville Mayoral Forum

May 13, 2021

Candidates for Mayor in Lambertville met for a candidate forum:

Former mayor Dave Delvecchio and first time candidate Andrew Nowick answered a range of questions regarding the growth of city debt, keeping property taxes low, protecting the Lambertville water system, and many other issues of concern.

The moderator for the forum was Maureen Berzok, editor for the TAPinto in East ...

City of Lambertville Holds Successful COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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 ...

Atlantic Medical Group Opens New Office for Pediatric, Family Medicine in Scotch Plains

May 18, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Health System’s network of physicians, today opened a new office location in Scotch Plains, bringing together some of the network’s local board-certified providers in pediatric and primary care under one roof.

Atlantic Medical Group’s Pediatrics at Scotch Plains and Family Medicine at Scotch Plains offer a convenient ...

Women’s Mental Health Hit Hardest during COVID Pandemic

We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit the hardest.

Recent studies have shown that one in ten women have had to quit a job due to a ...

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 ...

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

Gas prices are up in Hunterdon County. Find out how local prices compare to the rest of New Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Hunterdon County, the price at the pump has hit $3.08 as of May 13, part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

Franklin Man Receives Deats Award

Hunterdon County, NJ – Rural Awareness Inc., a Franklin Township nonprofit civic organization, announced that the recipient of the Hiram Deats Award for 2021 is Philip Fleming, a 21-year resident of Sunnyside, a Franklin hamlet east of Cherryville on the South Branch of the Raritan River.

The Hiram Deats Award was initiated by Rural Awareness in 2000 to recognize Franklin ...

Murphy Announces In-Person Instruction for All NJ Students During the 2021-22 Academic Year

May 17, 2021

If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction.

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

“When schools across New Jersey first ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Faces Local Criticism for Keeping Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 public ...

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

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.