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Malinowski to Host Town Hall Meeting Sunday

December 12, 2019

BRANCHBURG, NJ - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, will host a town hall meeting open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Raritan Valley Community College.

The freshman congressman is finishing the first year of his two-year term representing Central New Jersey voters in Washington, and will run for re-election in November, 2020.

Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Malinowski will begin the ...

Hillsborough Volunteers Pack 1,000 Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers came to the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday and helped assemble 1,000 personal care packages for deployed US troops at the VIII annual Christmas packing sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey.

The packing began at 11:30 a.m. following a brief memorial service that honored the memory of US service members killed during ...

Hospital Helps Son Pay Tribute to Hillsborough Mom

SOMERVILLE, NJ - In 2009, Stephen Wurst – then just 12 years old – helped light the first Hope and Remembrance Tree at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Steeplechase Cancer Center.

The tree is part of a fundraising campaign for Laurie’s Legacy, a fund he established in memory of his mother, Laurie Parlin, who died of breast cancer. The ornaments on the ...

Suspect with Gun in Custody After SWAT Standdown

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A subject has been taken into custody following reports of shots fired and a man with a gun around 5 p.m. Monday on Country Club Road in the vicinity of Garretson Avenue, according to Deputy Chief Frank Roman of the Somerset Count Prosecutor's Office.

The Somerset County SWAT team was activated and joined Bridgewater Police and police from surrounding towns until the ...

Historic Dance Party Pays Tribute to George Washington

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cyber Monday is almost 250 years distant from Gen. George Washington's 1778-79 Middlebrook Encampment in central New Jersey, but the Somerset County Historical Society has a proprietary connection between the two. 

Online registration opens on Cyber Monday for the SCHS  "Dance of the Decades" a summer fund-raising event that draws its inspiration from ...

Hibernians Deliver Thanksgiving Dinners to Families in Need

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset Ancient Order of Hibernians, with the support of the Somerville Knights of Columbus, delivered a record-setting 136 turkey dinners to organizations and individuals in need throughout Somerset, Hunterdon and Middlesex counties two days before Thanksgiving.

Donations were collected with the support of Mannion’s Pub and Restaurant in Somerville and an ...

Boy Scouts Honor Founder of Operation Shoebox New Jersey

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Rod Hirsch, founder and executive director of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, was one of six honorees at the annual Boy Scouts of America Patriots’ Path Council Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner held at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge Nov. 21.

The other honorees were Frank DelCore, Maryjane Hydro, John Kitchen, Anthony Raffino, and Neil Van Cleef.

The event ...

TAPinto Editor Receives Statewide Press Award

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The New Jersey Municipal Management Association presented its 2019 Press Award to Rod Hirsch, owner and editor of TAPinto Hillsborough at its business luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel Wednesday, held during the New Jersey League of Municipalities Convention.

Hirsch was nominated for the statewide award by Hillsborough Township Administrator Anthony Ferrara. The award is ...

Dozens of Suspects Charged in Heroin Distribution Ring

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A four-month investigation into a suspected heroin distribution ring in Somerset and Middlesex counties that involved several police agencies from both counties has resulted in the arrests of 25 suspects, with four more arrests pending.

Alll suspects face a variety of charges from manufacturing, distribution and possession as well as burglary and weapons charges, according to ...

The Local Origins of Green Bean Casserole

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

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NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Murphy Announces Opening Dates for Daycare Centers, Youth Sports, and Summer Camps

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety safeguards, the ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 5 New COVID-19 Cases, as of Thursday Evening

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting five new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday evening, bringing the total to 975.

The county is not reporting any additional fatalities, as of Thursday evening.

Flemington Borough is now reporting 67 cases, and Raritan Township is reporting 153 cases.

The breakdown of all the towns in Hunterdon County is as ...

Hunterdon County Freeholder Director Calls On CVS and Rite Aid To Offer COVID-19 Testing In County

May 30, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren has requested that CVS and Rite Aid Pharmacies offer COVID-19 testing in at least one of their pharmacies located in Hunterdon County, in order to increase testing that health officials say protects the community and allows for a quicker reopening of businesses and other day-to-day activities and events.

Van ...

Raritan Township Police Make Arrests for Shoplifting, Marijuana Possession

May 26, 2020

RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township Police made a number of arrests for shoplifting, marijuana possession and more in mid-May.

Andrew Cuccia, 24, and Olivia Slack, 23, both of Flemington, were arrested May 12 at 4 p.m. in the area of Mine Brook Park, and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. Sgt. Rob Landolina was the arresting officer.
Akanilli Dekattu, 23, of New ...

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs.

Community Conversations: Is It Safe To Have Surgery?

James C. Wittig, MD, chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, medical director of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery for Atlantic Health System, joined host Luke Margolis for the latest edition of our Facebook Live event series, Community Conversations. Dr. Wittig shared what our patients need to know before having an important surgery that’s been ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Atlantic Health System Earns New Level of Recognition for Environmental Sustainability, its Overlook Campus Again Taking Top Honors

Atlantic Health System achieved a new level of recognition for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability, receiving the System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Its Overlook Medical Center once again earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental ...

Parks Open with Safety and Restroom Plans, Distancing and Masks Still Advised

May 29, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and State Environmental Protection officials brought up observations and continued safety protocols for residents and visitors engaging in outings to county parks, state parks, trails, beaches and the outdoors in general with Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicking off summer recreational plans.  

At the Freeholder ...

Hunterdon County Budget Approved Following Public Hearing

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The 2020 Hunterdon County Budget of $89.35 million was unanimously approved May 19, following a public hearing, with no public comments on the budget, and after several key fiscal strategy points were highlighted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and county CFO Janet Previte.

Hunterdon County has had zero debt since 2014, and the budget is tax cap compliant.

Revenues ...

Freeholder: Hunterdon Bridge Projects Could Spark Economic Recovery

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder Zach Rich, the board’s liaison to county engineering, spoke April 21 about state grants the department has secured to go toward future bridge construction projects.

He said his hopes for local construction projects are that they play a role in stemming the tide of negativity about New Jersey’s potential economic conditions once ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.