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Flemington Looks to Upgrade Library, Park and Wells

May 5, 2021

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington has hired Somerville-based SSP Architects to do design work and prepare bid specs for repairs on the borough library.

According to a proposal SSP submitted to the borough, the architect will design a new circulation desk for the chlldren’s area; remove asbestos and design a better ventilation and dehumidification system in the basement to mitigate mold issues; ...

TAPinto You! Survey: Most Oppose the Construction of Apartments on the Former Agway Site

As part our TAPinto You! Survey on issues important to Flemington, we asked "What action do you think the Flemington Planning Board should take regarding the proposed apartments at the old Agway property?"  We discovered that most people who answered the survey opposed the construction of apartments at the old Agway property. 

A developer from North Jersey has filed an ...

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 ...

County Commissioners Support Pause for NJDOT Highway Rockfall Projects

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution ballasting other regional efforts in objection to NJDOT’s controversial rockfall mitigation planning, creating a platform of solidarity with both the Warren County Board of County Commissioners regarding its opposition to mitigation measures along scenic Rt. 80 in western Jersey, and within Hunterdon ...

County Library Main Branch Planning Outdoor WiFi Park, Grant Funding Pursued

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Library System is pursuing grant funding and hiring professionals in its pursuit of several capital and programmatic goals developed to better serve visitors, from expanding its WiFi signal outdoors around the headquarters to progress on interior upgrades inside the two large county libraries.

County Commissioner Zach Rich discussed HCL’s ...

Proposed Hunterdon County Budget Keeps Tax Rate Flat for Third Straight Year

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners introduced a $92.293 million county budget for 2021.

For a 14th straight year, Hunterdon County continues its trend of remaining far under the nearly $100 million budget it had in 2007, and the total remains under the county’s 2010 budgeted amount.

Since 2018, Hunterdon County’s tax rate has held steady at 31.5 ...

Flemington Has Events on Tap as COVID Restrictions Ease

FLEMINGTON, NJ - With COVID cases declining, Flemington Borough is beginning to move toward reopening offices and hosting events.

At a council meeting Monday night, Emergency Management Coordinator Corp. Brian McNally said that the county overall has seen a rapid decline in COVID cases, moving it into the orange zone. COVID vaccines are now available to all residents ages 16 or older and are ...

COVID's Downward Trend Continues: Summer Camps to Open, Murphy Hints at More Easing of Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending downwards, which enables things to open up as the summer ...

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 ...

Raritan Township Beefs up Noise Ordinance

RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township will require anyone who wants to blare music or broadcast to the public after 10 p.m. to get a permit as part of a revised noise ordinance introduced April 20.

The revision covers any TVs, music or sound amplifying device that is broadcasting upon public streets or places for advertising, attracting the attention of the public or annoying, disturbing or ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 25 New COVID Cases, as of Thursday

May 7, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 25 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, bringing the total to 8,741.

The county is reporting one new fatality, bringing the total to 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 Borough ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 12 New COVID Cases, as of Wednesday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 12 new COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, bringing the total to 8,716.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 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 21 New COVID Cases, 1 Additional Fatality

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers' Market Kicks Off Season May 16

May 8, 2021

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.

Delaware River Scenic Byway Wins Event Award for National Foundation

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 ...

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.