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Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

Tigers Beaten By Wildcats

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. --  The Hackettstown Tigers football team traveled up to Wildcat country in Sussex County looking for their first win on the season. Unfortunately the Tigers came up short. High Point put 21 points on the board while the Tigers could only manage to put up 13. The Wildcats' win evened their record on the season to 2 -- 2 keeping the Tigers winless on the season. The ...

NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

'Go Gold' for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; The Brooke Healey Foundation Making a Difference

September 6, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer research is dedicated to pediatric cancer. "Awareness leads to action and will ...

School Students Are Coming Back To What Is A Normal School Year

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – Labor Day marks the traditional end to Summer, although technically it ends with the Autumnal Equinox on or about September 21. One of the other rites of passage is the beginning of the school year. This year’s school students are coming back to what is by many accounts as a normal school year. The sport teams will play, the busses will run, and the classrooms ...

Schools Will Open With New Mandates

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – Hackettstown High School kicks off the new school year this Friday, August 27, 2021, with the new class of Freshman’s orientation. The rest of the high school students will have their first day of the 2021 – 2022 school year with a half day on September 2.

This year will bring all students back into the classroom for the first time since March 2020.

Hackettstown Mayor And Town Meeting Canceled For Sept. 23.

September 19, 2021

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. -- The upcoming Hackettstown Mayor's meeting and Town Council Meeting is canceled for September, 23, 2021. According to a pres release issued by the Mayor's office on September 19, 2021, the meeting has been canceled. No information regarding the cancelation other than the brief statement, has been issued. Calls to the county office were not returned. However, given ...

Board Members And A New Treasurer/Secretary Wanted For Parking Authority

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – The Hackettstown Parking Authority is looking for two members to sit on the Board.  Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. Additionally, the Parking Authority is seeking a Part Tim Treasurer/Secretary. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Payroll for all employees, prepare monthly treasurer reports, prepare quarterly federal and state ...

President Biden Approves NJ's Emergency Declaration, Will Tour Areas Hit Hard by Tropical Storm Ida on Tues

NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. 
 
According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, to coordinate all ...

Severe Storm Warning With Flash Flooding Through Friday

September 23, 2021

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – The National Weather Center in Mount Holly New Jersey has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the area.

The warning was issued for potions of central New Jersey through Northern New Jersey starting * From Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

* Showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of and with the passage of a cold front Thursday night through Friday ...

Road Work Continues Slowing Down Traffic

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HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – Road work continues creating more traffic diversions for divers. Over the next three days Bells Lane will be closed between Route 182 (Mountain Ave) and Washington St on Monday (9/13/21), Tuesday (9/14/21) and Wednesday (9/15/21) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

These delays are inevitable as the town repairs and upgrades crucial infrastructure in the area. The police ...

Heavy Rain Forecast Sets Off Flash Flood Warnings Again

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – Exactly a week after Ida's remnants brought heavy rain, tornadoes, and severe flooding, the area is bracing for more rain and the potential for further flooding and storm damage Wednesday. Hackettstown and the surrounding areas are facing the threat of more severe weather even as the area continues to clean up the damage left behind by the remnants of Ida. Ida moved ...

School Students Are Coming Back To What Is A Normal School Year

September 5, 2021

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – Labor Day marks the traditional end to Summer, although technically it ends with the Autumnal Equinox on or about September 21. One of the other rites of passage is the beginning of the school year. This year’s school students are coming back to what is by many accounts as a normal school year. The sport teams will play, the busses will run, and the classrooms ...

Tigers Beaten By Wildcats

September 25, 2021

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. --  The Hackettstown Tigers football team traveled up to Wildcat country in Sussex County looking for their first win on the season. Unfortunately the Tigers came up short. High Point put 21 points on the board while the Tigers could only manage to put up 13. The Wildcats' win evened their record on the season to 2 -- 2 keeping the Tigers winless on the season. The ...

The Lady Tigers Take Down The Wildcats

 

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – The Lady Tigers Field Hockey team hosted the Wildcats of High Point Regional HS at Morrison Field in Hackettstown on Saturday, Sept. 18. The Tigers were looking to move up in the Freedom Division with a win against their division rivals. The Tigers came for a fight. The Tigers kept the pressure on the High Point goalie all game with 19 shots on goal. Although ...

Tigers Fall To Cougars

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – The Hackettstown Tiger Football Team traveled up to face the Kittatinny Cougars in Sussex County. The young Tigers entered the game with high hopes in taking down the Cougars for their first win of the season under the lights at Kittatinny Regional High School. Although a valiant effort by the young Tigers, they were dominated by the Cougars on both sides of ...

Severe Storm Warning With Flash Flooding Through Friday

September 23, 2021

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – The National Weather Center in Mount Holly New Jersey has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the area.

The warning was issued for potions of central New Jersey through Northern New Jersey starting * From Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

* Showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of and with the passage of a cold front Thursday night through Friday ...

Hackettstown Kicks Off 5th Annual Oktoberfest This Weekend

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – Hackettstown kicks off the 5th annual Oktoberfest this weekend September 24 – 26. This event is a FREE event for friends and family who are prepared to have the “time of your life!” This Oktoberfest is a family friendly event; there will be kids activities and other non-alcohol related activities in addition to the multitude of selected locally crafted ...

Hackettstown Mayor And Town Meeting Canceled For Sept. 23.

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. -- The upcoming Hackettstown Mayor's meeting and Town Council Meeting is canceled for September, 23, 2021. According to a pres release issued by the Mayor's office on September 19, 2021, the meeting has been canceled. No information regarding the cancelation other than the brief statement, has been issued. Calls to the county office were not returned. However, given ...

Astrodyne TDI Of Hackettstown Builds Power Solutions and Generates Careers

September 16, 2021

 

Hackettstown, NJ – Astrodyne TDI of Hackettstown is holding a job fair in association with another prominent Hackettstown business. Astrodyne released the following press release regarding their job fair.

Driven by strong business growth, the leading manufacturer of Power Supplies and EMI Filters, Astrodyne TDI, is adding multiple full-time employees to its global headquarters ...

Amtrak: Trains Through Roxbury Would Link N.J. and Pennsy Colleges

ROXBURY, NJ — Returning passenger service to the former Lackawanna Cutoff rail line through Roxbury would not only benefit commuters and vacationers but also college students, said Amtrak in a recent statement.

The government-subsidized, quasi-public company is hoping to run passenger trains between New York City and Scranton, Pa. The project would entail restoring the Cutoff, a dormant ...

Hackettstown Kicks Off 5th Annual Oktoberfest This Weekend

September 21, 2021

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – Hackettstown kicks off the 5th annual Oktoberfest this weekend September 24 – 26. This event is a FREE event for friends and family who are prepared to have the “time of your life!” This Oktoberfest is a family friendly event; there will be kids activities and other non-alcohol related activities in addition to the multitude of selected locally crafted ...

Astrodyne TDI Of Hackettstown Builds Power Solutions and Generates Careers

 

Hackettstown, NJ – Astrodyne TDI of Hackettstown is holding a job fair in association with another prominent Hackettstown business. Astrodyne released the following press release regarding their job fair.

Driven by strong business growth, the leading manufacturer of Power Supplies and EMI Filters, Astrodyne TDI, is adding multiple full-time employees to its global headquarters ...

New Unemployment Data And Two New Businesses Bring Hope To Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — The Warren County unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in July, down from 7.0 percent in June. That reflected significant improvement from June 2020, when the unemployment rate stood at 11.5 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. The July unemployment rate in Warren County was lower than the New Jersey rate of ...

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Verona High School Senior Elected Pipe Sargeant Of Morris County’s CuChullain Pipe Band

September 16, 2021

Verona High School Senior, Alexander (Alex) R. McCann has been elected Pipe Sargent of the CuChullain Pipe Band, the oldest pipe band in Morris County, New Jersey.

According to band President, John Garrity, “Alex has marched with CuChullain Pipe Band since he was old enough to walk. Five years ago, Alex took up the practice chanter, and transitioned to a full set of pipes within a year.

Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

September 24, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...