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New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

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Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, and Restorative Yoga

November 16, 2022

Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, and Restorative Yoga

6 Ways to Balance Your Immune System

With flu season and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your immune health. While many people seek ways to boost their immune system, it’s more important to balance it.

What’s the difference? “When you boost your immune system, you may make it respond too aggressively to infection, which can push you towards autoimmunity and ...

JCP&L Completes Winter Readiness Maintenance, Inspections

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed inspections and equipment maintenance across its 3,200-square-mile service area to enhance service reliability for customers ahead of the cold winter months.

Electricity demand increases as temperatures drop, and winter storms have the potential to damage poles, wires and substation ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Utilities Invite Customers to Enter Holiday Lights Contest

As households tap into the magic of the holiday season, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday lighting displays for the chance to win a weekly prize as part of the company's annual "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Sweepstakes.

Customers can submit a photo or video of their outdoor lighting displays on their ...

Richard Rubin: Realty TV Star - Central Graduate

November 28, 2022

Richard Rubin graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in 2001 and is best known for starring on the first season of the Ashton Kutcher-produced reality TV series Beauty and the Geek. 

He is an accomplished ragtime piano player, who has been a comedy musician on cruise ships. His father, Steve Rubin, is a former Superior ...

Frank Snook Major League Baseball Played for the San Diego Padres

Frank Snook is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the San Diego Padres in its 1973 season. Listed at 6' 2", 180 lb., Snook batted and threw right-handed.

Born in Somerville, New Jersey, Snook attended Hunterdon Central Regional High School.[1]

Snook never won a game in MLB but did pick up one save. It ...

Brian White of Vancouver Whitecaps

Brian White is an American professional soccer player who plays as a striker for Major League Soccer club Vancouver,  Whitecaps FC, born in Flemington and graduate of Hunterdon Central.

He played college soccer for four years at Duke University. While with Duke he scored 23 goals in 73 matches. White also played for the New York Red Bulls ...

A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

North Hunterdon's Sophia Finiguerra and Jennifer Sell are this week's Athletes of the Week.

November 18, 2022

North Hunterdon Lions Girls Tennis team went 8-7 this season year, after losing their first two matches. They finished in third place in the Raritan Division of the Skyland Conference. 

Sophia Finiguerra and Jennifer Sell are this week's Athletes of the Week. Finiguerra and Sell finished in first place defeating Hunterdon Central’s Ashley Ferraez and Reena Verma, 3-6, 6-2, ...

Hunterdon Central Senior Daniel Kellogg Athlete of the Week

Although Hunterdon Central lost recently to the Westfield Blue Devils in the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 championship, Senior Daniel Kellogg stepped up as goalie to be credited with eight saves. 

Kellogg stepped in for regular goalkeeper, Calan Armitage, who went down with an injury in the Red Devils' final regular-season game against Pingry. He posted three straight shutouts in ...

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We Wish your Family a Wonderful and Joyous Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2022

Dear TAPinto Reader,

We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving, and look forward to continually serving our community.

We are reaching out to thank you for being part of the TAPinto community this past year. We’ve all experienced a great deal passing through many challenges as a nation and a neighborhood.

You have been with us during that time, and we appreciate your ...

40th Annual Live Nativity Pageant Set at West Amwell Church

November 28, 2022

WEST AMWELL TWP., NJ – The 40th annual Outdoor Live Nativity Pageant will be held at Old Rocks Church Dec. 4, beginning at 7 p.m.

The pageant is presented by area children with live animals and the manger located under the authentic old horse shed attached to the small stone church, built in 1843.

Special music is also part of this simple, but beautiful program. Following the ...

We Wish your Family a Wonderful and Joyous Thanksgiving!

Dear TAPinto Reader,

We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving, and look forward to continually serving our community.

We are reaching out to thank you for being part of the TAPinto community this past year. We’ve all experienced a great deal passing through many challenges as a nation and a neighborhood.

You have been with us during that time, and we appreciate your ...

Hunterdon County Awards Three Historic Preservation Grants to Local Nonprofits Totaling Over $230K

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Several local historic landmarks and sites that celebrate the 18th and 19th century histories of Hunterdon County will be preserved thanks to county grant funding that was approved by the board of county commissioners in October. 

For South County preservation, the Delaware River Mill Society, which is the leaseholder and operating nonprofit organization of ...

1,000 Holiday Meals donated to local food pantries in firms annual ‘Day of Service’

December 9, 2022

Walkers & Associates, an Ameriprise Financial Services Practice located in Flemington, NJ hosted their 9th annual Day of Service on November 3, 2022, at the Stangl Factory in Flemington, NJ. More than 100 people volunteered to pack Thanksgiving meal totes for 1,000 families served by the Flemington Area Food Pantry, Fisherman’s Mark and the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. Walkers ...

6 Ways to Balance Your Immune System

With flu season and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your immune health. While many people seek ways to boost their immune system, it’s more important to balance it.

What’s the difference? “When you boost your immune system, you may make it respond too aggressively to infection, which can push you towards autoimmunity and ...

Improved Facilities Coming To Deer Path Park

December 2, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Deer Path Park will see new, safe and inclusive facilities, and Hunterdon County Arboretum will see more space thanks to supporting votes taken Nov. 1 by the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners unanimously introduced a $2 million ordinance for numerous improvements at Deer Path Park, aimed in part to make the popular  playground and ball field ...

Hunterdon County Seeking Funds for Flood Relief for Homes in Flood Zones

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon County is seeking $1.625 million from the state and federal governments to help county residents elevate their homes that are located in flood zones.

On Nov. 15, the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to submit a grant application to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency for the ...

County Seeking Money from the State for Emergency Equipment Upgrades

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County took a step into the future of emergency communications Nov. 15 with a resolution seeking $1 million from the State of Jersey for equipment upgrades at the county’s 911 communication center in Raritan Township.

Public Safety director Brayden Fahey said the funds will help the county transition from a computer-aided network dependent on old copper ...

6 Ways to Balance Your Immune System

With flu season and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your immune health. While many people seek ways to boost their immune system, it’s more important to balance it.

What’s the difference? “When you boost your immune system, you may make it respond too aggressively to infection, which can push you towards autoimmunity and ...