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Puppy Found in Hamilton, Is She Yours?

February 26, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ --The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center is looking to reunite "this sweet little doggie" with their family.   The puppy was reportedly found in the area of Greenwood and Johnston Avenues in Hamilton. 

If this is your dog, please contact the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter at (609) 890-3550. The owner must show proof of ...

Plants and Pets: Do They Mix Well Together?

HAMILTON, NJ -- Did you know that the plants in your house can harm your furry friend? Although plants bring beauty and health benefits to the lives of people, there are numerous plants that simply are not good to have in the household if you have pets.

According to the Humane Society, these poisonous plants can cause adverse reactions from mild nausea to even death in pets. Depending on the ...

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Mercer County Commissioners Hailed for Resolution Condemning of Hate, Extremism

February 19, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- The Mercer County Board of County Commissioners recently unanimously passed a resolution co-sponsored by County Executive Brian M. Hughes condemning hate and extremism particularly demonstrated through the January 6 domestic terrorism incident on the United State Capitol in Washington D.C.

The resolution denounced anti-government extremism, white supremacy, racism, ...

Mercer County Mourns Loss of Jack Rafferty Long-time Public Servant

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The loss of long-time former Mayor Jack Rafferty rippled throughout Mercer County on Thursday. He is being remembered as a life-long public servant, influential local official, mentor and friend. He was the longest serving mayor in Hamilton Township at more than two decades at the helm of what is now ones of the largest municipalities in New ...

Rutgers President Stands By Virtual Graduation Decision, Doesn't Want a 'Super-Spreader Event'

February 25, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway acknowledged that his decision to forgo in-person commencement ceremonies this spring was an unpopular one among the many who sent him letters over the past week.

And, he is doubling down on his decision to hold them virtually and not run the risk of turning Rutgers commencement into a super-spreader event.

“I want ...

NJ Easing Restrictions for Religious Gatherings, Live Sports, Entertainment Venues

NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits.

The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity.

Also in effect, two parents/guardians will be allowed to attend indoor and outdoor college ...

Puppy Found in Hamilton, Is She Yours?

February 26, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ --The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center is looking to reunite "this sweet little doggie" with their family.   The puppy was reportedly found in the area of Greenwood and Johnston Avenues in Hamilton. 

If this is your dog, please contact the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter at (609) 890-3550. The owner must show proof of ...

Plants and Pets: Do They Mix Well Together?

HAMILTON, NJ -- Did you know that the plants in your house can harm your furry friend? Although plants bring beauty and health benefits to the lives of people, there are numerous plants that simply are not good to have in the household if you have pets.

According to the Humane Society, these poisonous plants can cause adverse reactions from mild nausea to even death in pets. Depending on the ...

Grow Your Business with TAPinto, a Trusted Marketing Partner for Businesses and Organizations

February 25, 2021

Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more. 

TAPinto provides a trusted place for businesses and organizations to advertise their products and ...

Concerned Persons For Adoption (CPFA) to Host 38th Annual "Let's Talk Adoption" Conference – To Be Held Virtually – Friday, March 12 & Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

The "Let's Talk Adoption" Conference is a dynamic and educational event coordinated entirely by CPFA volunteers and co-sponsored by the Rutgers University School of Social Work and the Adoption Agency Council of New Jersey. The goal is to educate and support those involved in the adoption constellation. This non-profit conference has received accolades throughout its 38-year ...

Plan Ahead with the 13th Annual LBI Region Wedding Road Show & Party Planning Virtual Tour April 25

Connect and get info to create your celebration in this unique destination. Learn the latest tips and trends in an interactive virtual expo with local experts from the Long Beach Island Region of Coastal New Jersey. The members of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce are preparing their "lucky" 13th Annual Wedding Road Show & Party Planning event to take place in a new ...

Vaccinating As a Family, Keeping Us All Healthy

February 10, 2021

Minority communities historically have had mixed feelings about vaccinations, due to events in history such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

In this "study", which took place in the 1930s, 600 African American men were studied on the effect of untreated Syphilis. They were divided into two groups-- 399 without the disease and 201 with the disease. During this time, they were ...

Loosening Dining Restrictions While Continuing to Vaccinate New Jerseyans

Governor Murphy this week announced a loosening of indoor restrictions that were put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 percent boost in indoor capacity for restaurants, gyms and certain other establishments and activities – along with the lifting of the statewide 10 p.m. restaurant indoor service limit – is less relief than struggling businesses would like. But it means ...

A Vaccination Story: Taking My First Shot to Defeat COVID-19

It's been a long pandemic, and I was happy to be at the Essex County Vaccination Site at the Livingston Mall this week receiving my first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

All the volunteers, Essex County Police and medical staff on site were very welcoming and friendly.

I arrived early for my 11:20 a.m. appointment to find a line that looked endless. The space is organized ...

New Jersey Date Night: Making History

February 25, 2021

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

February is Black History Month and as such we’re reminded of so many people who have made a difference in how we live all year through. As we celebrate the hefty list of accomplishments of those who came before us, we think of those who are making history in the now; some in politics, some in ...

NJ Cookbook Author Shares Her Favorite Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe for Purim

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen! 

The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below.

The South Orange mom of three said her children love getting creative while helping ...