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Brett Jungblut - Winning Professional Poker Player

October 23, 2020

Brett Jungblut graduated from Voorhees High School in 1997. With only one class left to graduate college, Jungblut dropped out to pursue his dream as a professional poker player.

As a professional poker player, he had a first-place finish at the World Series of Poker in 2004. Since 2005, Jungblut has been teaching poker strategy via his Pro ...

Peter Ostrum - Star of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory has made a lasting impression in the minds of children since 1971. The film starred Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket, the poor boy who wins a golden ticket to tour the famous Chocolate Factory. The musical fantasy film became a cult favorite around the world for the last 50 ...

Kyle Tress - American Olympic Skeleton Racer 

Kyle Tress graduated in 1999 from South Hunterdon Regional High School and was an American Olympic skeleton racer who competed in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled (known as a skeleton bobsled), down a frozen track while lying face down and head-first. 

His ...

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Brett Jungblut - Winning Professional Poker Player

October 23, 2020

Brett Jungblut graduated from Voorhees High School in 1997. With only one class left to graduate college, Jungblut dropped out to pursue his dream as a professional poker player.

As a professional poker player, he had a first-place finish at the World Series of Poker in 2004. Since 2005, Jungblut has been teaching poker strategy via his Pro ...

Peter Ostrum - Star of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory has made a lasting impression in the minds of children since 1971. The film starred Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket, the poor boy who wins a golden ticket to tour the famous Chocolate Factory. The musical fantasy film became a cult favorite around the world for the last 50 ...

Kyle Tress - American Olympic Skeleton Racer 

Kyle Tress graduated in 1999 from South Hunterdon Regional High School and was an American Olympic skeleton racer who competed in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled (known as a skeleton bobsled), down a frozen track while lying face down and head-first. 

His ...

Eve Pontecorvo - Goaltender for Hunterdon Central Girls Soccer Team

October 22, 2020

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 ...

NJ Native Television Editor Discusses Career and Adapting to Change During Pandemic

October 23, 2020

ORLANDO, FL -- Caldwell, New Jersey native Dave Ammirata reflected on the past decade working with high-profile media clients at East Main Media. After graduating from Duquesne University, Ammirata was hired as an assistant editor and engineer in 2011 and has since become an indispensable member of the EMM team.

"When I think about when I came and met with you the first ...

Jersey City Restaurant Adapts with Online Ordering and Delivery Service During Pandemic

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Lizeth Morales, Owner of El Gordo Restaurant in Jersey City, to learn about her experiences navigating the pandemic as a small business owner. Morales and El Gordo participated in an upcoming episode of TAPintoTV's original series HomeGrown, filmed just before the COVID-19 outbreak. 

El Gordo, which serves Peruvian cuisine, ...

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North Hunterdon High School Livestream Performance, Annandale

North Hunterdon High School presents The Lost ...

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Flemington Elks Lodge, Flemington

Flemington Blood Drive - Chick-fil-A giveaway to ...

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Hunterdon County Reporting 6 New COVID Cases, as of Thursday

October 23, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - As of Wednesday evening, Hunterdon County was reporting six new COVID cases, bringing the total to 1,511 cases.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities from COVID-19, keeping the total at 72.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 26 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 39 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury Borough ...

Hunterdon County Reports 6 New COVID Cases, as of Wednesday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - As of Wednesday evening, Hunterdon County was reporting six new COVID cases, bringing the total to 1,505 cases.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities from COVID-19, keeping the total at 72.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 26 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 39 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury Borough ...

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

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - As of Tuesday evening, Hunterdon County was reporting 7 new COVID cases, bringing the total to 1,499 cases.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities from COVID-19, keeping the total at 72.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 26 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 38 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury Borough – 5 ...

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 ...

Why We Walk To End Alzheimer's

October 19, 2020

The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia, by participating in the upcoming 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s (WTEA) - the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Today we say thank you to Andrea and Steve ...

Gov Murphy and the Movie "The Princess Bride"

October 23, 2020

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 ...

Letter: Tom Kean Jr. Campaign Ad Bears False Witness

To the Editor:

By now, many of us have been subjected repeatedly to the infamous “dangerously radical” attack ad from the Tom Kean for Congress campaign, falsely portraying incumbent United States Representative Tom Malinowski as a deeply immoral man who would deliberately conceal the identities of sex offenders, thereby creating a more unsafe environment for America’s ...

Honesty Grows In Brooklyn

To the Editor:

Thank you to Carolyn Quinn for bringing this critical situation to our attention. 

Related: Scotch Plains Native, Now a Brooklyn Resident, Says 'Union County Is Sending Mail-In Ballots to Dead People'

Someone else in Ms. Quinn’s shoes may have acted differently and submitted ballots from their deceased parents.  With a system that does not ...

Hunterdon County Irony

To the Editor:

I find it rather ironic that any of the Hunterdon Republican Party members would demand Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver’s resignation based on her remarks. It is just another example of the biased attitude of the so called” leaders” of the county. The attitude of these officials will only lead to dissension and violence. It is also very hypocritical that the GOP ...

TAPinto Flemington/Raritan Sponsors Candidate Forum: Flemington Borough [October 27th]

October 23, 2020

TAPinto Flemington-Raritan will sponsor a Candidate Forum for the residents of Flemington Borough.

October 27th, Tuesday 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 Flemington candidates were invited to ...

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 ...

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

October 21, 2020

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 ...

Murphy Announces NJ Health Exchange, Unemployment Assistance at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced the launch of the state’s official health insurance marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Thursday. Oct. 15. The exchange is now open to Garden State residents to browse health plans, compare prices, and find out if they may qualify for financial help ahead of the Affordable Care Act ...