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New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools, Flemington Police Following Suit

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022, deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry ...

NJAC Gathers Officials in Hunterdon County To Renew Campaign to End New Jersey's Diversion of 9-1-1 Tax Funds

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - On April 5, officials from around the Garden State visited the Hunterdon County 911 Communications Center, in Franklin Township, to roll out a renewed campaign calling for the State of New Jersey to put a stop to the misuse of phone tax fees paid to the state by all phone users.

The New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) brought officials from various parts of the ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...

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New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools, Flemington Police Following Suit

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022, deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

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Are NJ Employers Required to Provide Meal or Rest Breaks?

May 28, 2022

You may be surprised to learn that New Jersey does not require its employers to provide most workers with breaks for meals or rest, except for paid meal breaks for minor employees under the age of eighteen.  In New Jersey, minor employees must be given at least a 30-minute uninterrupted break for every 5 hours of continuous work.  Once they reach the age of 18, however, adult employees ...

Recent Updates in NJ Family Law

It is important to keep abreast of the new issues and decisions that affect family law in the state of New Jersey on an almost daily basis.  The following three recent updates are noteworthy and worth further discussion.

1.  Donna Ohlson v. Theodore Wodzinski

In this unpublished opinion, the NJ Appellate Division addressed the issue of handwritten changes on a settlement ...

Employers, Teens, and Parents/Guardians: Be Aware of Child Labor Laws as Summer Approaches

As the last days of school approach and the summer months draw nearer, many teenagers will be returning to the work force.  New Jersey takes the safety and protection of its minors who work these summer jobs very seriously, and the New Jersey Department of Labor cracks down hard on child labor violators.   Therefore, it is important for employers, teenagers, and parents/guardians ...

Full Moon Yoga & Sound Healing Session May 16th

May 10, 2022

Join us for our monthly Full Moon Yoga & Sound Healing session led by owner Jeff Claburn & fellow teacher & sound healer Christina Flanagan. With the energy of the moon, experience a gentle moon salutation of yoga poses integrated with calming breathing techniques to begin the evening.

Once Shavasana is reached, allow the body, mind, & breath to be enhanced with essential oils, ...

Joe Piscopo - Star of Saturday Night Live

May 16, 2022

Joe Piscopo is a resident of Lebanon Township and has lived in Tewksbury Township. Along with Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo was a player on Saturday Night Live for four seasons from 1980-84. On SNL, he was known for playing such characters as 60 Minutes Andy Rooney, Bruce Springsteen, and Frank Sinatra. In 1988, he played the role of "the Comedian" on an episode of Star Trek: The ...

Sharon Van Etten: Musician and Actor

Sharon Van Etten has released six studio albums, the latest of which is We've Been Going About This All Wrong (2022). She attended North Hunterdon High School, at which she participated in the chorus and performed in stage musicals. Van Etten's debut, Because I Was in Love, was released on May 26, 2009, on Language of Stone, and was manufactured and distributed by Drag City. Because ...

Logan Mason, Brandon Padre are our the TAPinto Athletes of the Week.

May 23, 2022

Hunterdon Central turned eight hits, six walks and a hit batsman into 11 runs on its way to an 11-3 baseball victory over Phillipsburg earlier in May.  Logan Mason had a single, three RBI and two runs scored, and Christian Petino went 2-for-3 and combined with other teammates to score five runs for the Red Devils (12-3).

Logan Mason and Brandon Padre are our the TAPinto ...

Athletes of the Week: Hunterdon Central Boys Golf Wins State Championships!

The Hunterdon Central boys golf team won the NJ State Group 4 Championships Tuesday.

This continues the team's undefeated season, and adds honors for the players, including a medal on May 14 for Alex Yong, who medaled at the Hunterdon County Boys Golf Tournament.

On the team this year are Thomas Brunnetti, Trent Fisher, Zachery Fisher, Tyler Francfort, Ryan Hughes, Greg Kepic, ...

Sean Creter is TAPinto Athlete of the Week. 

Saturday, May 7th, Sean Creter scored three goals for the Red Devils (13-0), who outscored Pope John, 5-1, in the second quarter to open an 8-3 halftime lead for the championship of the Hunterdon Warren Sussex Tournament. Sean is TAPinto Athlete of the Week. 

According to the website, nlfrankings.com, "Creter is really explosive out of his stance, is very clean off the ground ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: What are your thoughts on how the process with cannabis legalization is proceeding, and what further concerns or precautions do you think the state legislature should take up this session?

Currently, there are 12 cannabis dispensaries in the Garden State. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is expected to take up more applications at its meeting later this month. However, there are still many unanswered questions. 

The New Jersey Supreme Court case that could decide how cannabis impairment is measured by police is State v. Olenowski.

The key ...

Hunterdon County Reporting More Than 100 New Cases Since Sunday

May 25, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported an increase of 111 COVID cases since Sunday, bringing the total number to 23,607, as of Tuesday.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 217, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 761 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 91 Additional COVID Cases Over the Weekend

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported an increase of 91 COVID cases since Friday, bringing the total number to 23,496, as of Sunday.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 217, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 758 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 95 New COVID Cases, as of Thursday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported an increase of 95 COVID cases Thursday, bringing the total number to 23,405.

The county is reporting one new fatality, bringing the total to 217, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 757 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 710 cases, ...

Pro-Choice Protest Organized by Hunterdon Central Teens [Photo display].

May 6, 2022

Chants of "My Body, My Choice" were heard over the pounding rain hitting the sidewalk in front of the historic courthouse on Main Street in Flemington late Friday afternoon, as more than seventy students --mostly from Hunterdon Central--- expressed their outrage at the possibility of the 1973 landmark Roe Supreme Court decision being overturned.

Earlier this week, a 98-page draft ...

North Hunterdon High School Junior Selected to be Governor's School in the Sciences Scholar

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - North Hunterdon High School junior Aasha Page was selected to be a New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences scholar, one of the most prestigious summer programs for high schoolers in the state.

To apply, an individual must be nominated by the high school based on such criteria as high school transcript, class rank, written essay, letters of recommendation and ...

Judge Rules Against Ballot Challenge in South Hunterdon Referendum Vote

May 27, 2022

WEST AMWELL, NJ - In a Friday ruling, the judge in Hunterdon County Superior Court upheld a decision by the Hunterdon County Board of Elections regarding the eligibility of ballots in November’s South Hunterdon Regional School District (SHRSD) referendum vote, and maintained the current vote in favor of passing the referendum.

During the November 2021 election, a referendum to renovate ...

Lambertville Police: Ewing Man Charged with Terroristic Threats

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - A Ewing man was arrested and charged with terroristic threats, according to a release from the Lambertville Police Department.

John O'Halloran, 72, was arrested May 23 at 6:40 p.m., and charged with making terroristic threats.

A court date was set for June 1.

Patrolman Genito was the arresting officer.

Kingwood Honors Service Members in Memorial Day Ceremony

KINGWOOD, NJ - On May, 21 2022, a Memorial Day ceremony was held in Kingwood Township at the Veteran’s Memorial located at Kingwood Elementary School.  

After spending the morning placing flags on veterans’ graves throughout the township, Mayor Maureen Syrnick, Deputy Mayor Tom Ciacciarelli and committee member Andy Russano, joined several of the township’s ...

101.5 FM Steve Trevelise to Feature New Jersey Comedians Tonight on his Show

May 25, 2022

“Jersey Boy” Steve Trevelise was born in Newark and has lived all over the state. He sees you through the evenings, 7 to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday on New Jersey 101.5. He's definitely the quintessential voice of the Garden State.

Tonight, Wednesday night, Steve brings together three of New Jersey's top comedians for an evening of fun, laughs, and "Trevia" ...

NAACP Inducts Officers in Hunterdon County Chapter

May 18, 2022

To the Editor:

I recently had the honor of attending the induction of officers into the Hunterdon County chapter of the NAACP. It is about time that we had more support for the diversity that is now prevalent in Hunterdon County.

There were numerous officials and politicians in attendance to offer congratulations and support for the new chapter. The politicians from Hunterdon County spoke, ...

Elections Administrator Beth Thompson Recognized by NJ Association of Counties

May 28, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s Board of Elections Administrator Beth Thompson was recognized with the New Jersey Association of Counties’ (NJAC) prestigious County Service Award for her service to county government at the organization’s annual awards luncheon May 5 in Atlantic City.

NJAC Executive Director John Donnadio, who presented the award to Thompson, ...

Contract Awarded to Clinton-based Percepture Inc. for Hunterdon County Tourism Launch Through Advertising, Marketing and Artificial Intelligence

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s tourism and destination marketing efforts continue to expand and lay a foundation for consistent user and viewer engagement.

With an approval by the county board May 17, a local firm was hired to develop tourism outreach and present the charm and unique qualities of Hunterdon County.

The board of county commissioners approved an agreement ...

Hunterdon County Commissioner Board Celebrates NAACP Local Chapter Opening, First Vice Chair Mark A. Moton Honored

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners presented two proclamations honoring the establishment of the new chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) in the county, formalized with a ceremony May 15 in Flemington.

The county proclamations called out the new Hunterdon County NAACP branch, officially chartered in October 2021, the ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools, Flemington Police Following Suit

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022, deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...