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Ol' Blue Eyes In Bronze: Hoboken To Install Sinatra Statue On The Waterfront

June 20, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - "It's Sinatra's World, We Just Live In It..."

Here in Hoboken, Sinatra's legacy will loom even larger—as officials announce plans to install a Sinatra Statue, in the amphitheater at Sinatra Park, located on Sinatra Drive, along the city's scenic waterfront.

Frank often spoke of growing up in Hoboken, standing on the Hudson River's western ...

Enjoy Family Field Trips Right in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Remember how fun field trips were as a child? Now, you can have family field trips with the entire family or a group of friends to explore the great outdoors in Mercer County. The Family Field Trip programs, now in their second year, were created to keep families safely outdoors during the pandemic. Their popularity is keeping them part of the Mercer ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, legendary ...

Looking to Tell Great Stories, Antiques Roadshow Coming to Hamilton

HAMILTON, NJ -- Ever wonder about the story behind that family heirloom? Is it worth more than you thought? You have until June 7 to apply to get an expert opinion of an appraiser with Antiques Roadshow when it comes to Hamilton Township to film an episode of the show. 

Marsha Bemko, executive producer of Antiques Roadshow, talked to TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville about how this ...

Renaissance Faire Charges Into Area Starting this Weekend

MANSFIELD, NJ — What better way to celebrate the re-opening of modern society, than to attend an outdoor, local Renaissance Faire that incorporates social responsibility into its theme? 

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire (NJRF) will be holding court at Liberty Lake Day Camp on Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30 and Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, from 10AM to 6PM, ...

Hamilton's Cool Crossing Guard Patrice Jetter Featured on Netflix's 'Worn Stories'

HAMILTON, NJ -- One of Hamilton Township's coolest crossing guards, Patrice Jetter, has brought her love of working with children from her street corner to homes around the world through the Netflix series "Worn Stories." During the series' episode entitled "Uniform," Jetter shares her experiences as a "crossing guard by day and a ninja by ...

Royal Caribbean to Set Sail from Bayonne in August?

BAYONNE, NJ - After extensive discussions with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, local and state health officials, and the Office of Emergency Management, Royal Caribbean is planning to sail its first cruise ship out of Port Liberty in Bayonne in August, TAPinto Bayonne has learned.

“Right now, we’re hearing the first ship will leave in August at half capacity,” ...

Memorial Day Travel Expected to Rebound in 2021

WAYNE, NJ — AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.

The anticipated strong increase in demand ...

Saddle Up with Horse Back Riding at Mercer Stables

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP – Mercer County Stables has expanded its offerings with recreational and therapeutic programs, a statement announced. The 243 acres of marked trails and pastures at the Mercer County Stables sit on the winding, field-lined Federal City Road in Hopewell Township.

“Our Park Commission has made Mercer County Stables accessible for people from all ...

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Mercer County to Respectfully Retire Flags (Postponed)

June 18, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Members of the public are invited to join Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services in retiring the Stars and Stripes on American flags that are no longer able to be respectfully flown. 

“The flag of the United States symbolizes the values we hold dear and seek to defend, such as liberty, equality, opportunity, ...

Mercer County to Commemorate Juneteenth, Highlight History of Black Cowboys

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Through a collaboration with the Mercer County Park Commission, the African American Cultural Collaborative, and the Outdoor Equity Alliance, Juneteenth will be commemorated at the Mercer County Stables. Juneteenth marks the date - June 19, 1865 -- that many consider denoting the end of slavery in America.

Last year, Governor Murphy declared the third Friday ...

Aircraft Crashes Off Coast of Long Beach Island

June 17, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Authorities are responding to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning. The crash happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township,

The glider went down around 11:30 a.m. about a mile off the coast, Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy said.  

It was unclear how many people ...

Formal Utility Moratorium Ends July 1st; Grace Period Will Run Through Dec. 31

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday.

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very ...

R U Ready to Attend Football Back in the Stands?

June 20, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers football will be welcoming fans in full attendance when it opens the 2021 season at SHI Stadium. The announcement follows updated state guidance allowing outdoor venues to operate at full capacity.

The Scarlet Knights will host six home games during the 2021 season, including a primetime kickoff against Temple University to start the Labor Day Weekend on ...

Robbinsville Softball Ravens' Run Comes to an End in State Tournament After Stellar Season

NEWARK, NJ -- The stellar softball season of the Robbinsville Ravens came to an end Saturday afternoon in a tough loss to the team from Clayton in Gloucester County. The Group 1 Champions Lady Clippers of Clayton High defeated the Group 2 Champions Robbinsville 8-1 in the Tournament of Champions (ToC). 

The Ravens, who were missing two starters including power hitter Alexa ...

List Church Services, Activities and Other Non-Profit Events on the TAPinto Community Calendar

June 20, 2021

TAPinto invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Community Calendar.

 You can submit content through our website by clicking on the “Submit Content” button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu where you will find the "Calendar Events" ...

Premier Vascular Society Elects Alissa Brotman-O'Neill as New President; Second Woman in Its 43-Year History

TRENTON, NJ -- The Vascular Society of New Jersey recently hosted its annual scientific meeting where the members also elected its new leadership. The society’s new President Alissa Brotman-O’Neill, DO will serve as its 41st leader. Dr. Brotman O’Neill is the first female leader in over a decade and the second female president in its history. She has strongly ...

Relationships are Messy: Some Keys to Embracing the Messiness

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” Hugh MacKay

My husband Gus and I just finished watching the Netflix series Last Tango in Halifax. The jumble of thoughts and good feelings I am left with inspire me to explore the messiness of relationships. Ooh, can they be messy! 

The two main characters, ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 6, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

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

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Letter to Editor: Living with obesity is not a lifestyle choice

June 15, 2021

Living with obesity is not a lifestyle choice. Yet, as someone who works directly with many patients living with this chronic disease, too many of them often blame themselves for the burden that they carry. They face great vulnerability and existential challenges, including being objectified and alienated as human beings. Instead of leaving folks to battle this medical condition on their own, we ...

Proposed Warehouse Would Impact Local Rural Nature

Dear Editor,

I'm writing this in response to Robbinsville's recent statement concerning the warehouse proposal for Mercer Corporate Park on Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. I do not believe it provided residents a complete and accurate assessment of the proposal.  

1. Unlike the previous industrial park, this application to build two massive warehouses was done as quietly as ...