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Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey is on the Ballot

September 29, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Presidential elections are important.   As doubtless are those races for Congress.  Sure, it's good to vote for your Mayor and Board of Education members.  However, let's not forget that, in this election cycle, the legalization of marijuana is also up for a vote.  To be blunt, will weed grow in the Garden State?

Ballot Question No. 1 asks ...

Filling Out the Right Mail-in Ballot? Union County Clerk Says Some Are Not

Updated on Sept. 28

The clerk’s office estimates it will have sent two-thirds of Union County’s ballots to voters by Saturday.

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Early voting is underway as the county mails out ballots, but some voters are getting in on the race just a little too early.

Certain Union County voters have been submitting ballots they did not use in the last ...

Union County Board of Elections Announces Two More Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations

Union County, NJ – Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado announced the locations of two additional ballot drop-off boxes for the November 3 General Election, bringing the number of drop-off boxes in Union County to nine. Over the coming weeks an additional 13 locations will be announced, for a total of 22. Ballots are mailed by the County Clerk's office, not ...

NJ Election 2020: Register to Vote, Track Mail-In Ballots With New Online Portal

NEW JERSEY — Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home.

“This online form is safe and secure and can be accessed anywhere – whether from a library computer or your smartphone,” Gov. Phil ...

Murphy: Trump Is Trying to Delegitimize Our Elections as President Files Lawsuit to Prevent Vote-by-Mail

TRENTON, NJ -- Responding to the news that the Trump campaign is suing New Jersey over mail-in voting, Gov. Phil Murphy went on the offensive during his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton.

“Vote-by-mail is not new in New Jersey and takes on the added importance of protecting both public health and the right to vote during a deadly pandemic that has already taken more than 14,000 ...

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Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

Home Security Myths Busted

September 30, 2020

Home Security Myths Busted

Keeping your home protected from burglars is important, but there are some home security myths that can give you the wrong idea about how to keep your home safe. Here are some of the most common home security myths.

When Burglaries Happen

There are plenty of myths about the time of day that a burglar will break-in. These are some common ones.

At ...

What To Avoid When Including A Personal Letter With Your Offer

When you are in a seller's market, you are most likely going to be competing against multiple other offers for the house too. One thing that may help give you a hand against the competition is including a personal letter to the seller when you submit your offer. The intent is to make an emotional appeal to the seller that makes them want to sell you the house over someone who is offering to ...

Garden Tips For Selling Your Home

Whether you are a green thumb who spends all spring tending your garden, or a black thumb whose garden consists of the few weeds you have not bothered to remove, your garden is an important part of selling your home. The first thing someone will see when they pull up to the curb or click on the online listing is the front of your home, and having an untended garden reflects badly on your home and ...

Tips For Decluttering Before You Move

Whether you have just sold your house and are moving out, or you are moving into a home you just bought, moving is a headache. Most people have homes filled with stuff they may not have used in months and may have forgotten about until it becomes time to move. It is only then that we realize exactly how much random stuff we have and what we need to keep or toss.

If you begin prepping in ...

Things That Can Kill Your Home Sale

When you sell your home, you want it to sell quickly and get as much money as possible for the sale. Therefore, you want to use every advantage you have to make the house look great. There are some things that can make a buyer turn around and never come back, eventually reducing the price far too low just to get it to sell.

Here are some of the items that can make your house sale turn ...

Drive in Concert ‘Prince Experience’ in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park

September 29, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Prince fans in the Union County area can enjoy classic hits from the late icon with a highly-regarded tribute act. The “Purple Madness” tribute band featuring Bobby Miller will bring forth the “Prince Experience” at a drive-in concert on Saturday, October 10 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

FLAVUH will open the show, which is scheduled to begin at ...

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Plays Drive-In Concert at Union County VoTech in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ —B Street Band, the ever popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, played a free “drive-in concert” at the Union County VoTech campus on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Sunday evening that had attendees honking in the dark.

Emcee Brian Remo encouraged the audience to honk their horns and flash their lights in appreciation of the performance since the ...

As more teachers stay out of classrooms, schools struggle to find substitutes

September 21, 2020

Many teachers are retiring, asking for leave or not wanting to go to schools in person amid COVID-19 fears

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

There’s been a shortage of substitute teachers for years, but the ...

More schools switch to remote learning amid positive COVID-19 cases

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

With three teachers testing positive for COVID-19, Washington Township in Gloucester County joins the ranks of several districts across the state adjusting their reopening ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 19 Update

September 20, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The New Jersey summer flounder season ends today, September 19, and with northeast winds gusting to 30-knots and seas of 5-6-feet, few, if any, boats fished on the final day.

Now that the fluke season is over, it is time to look to the fall and begin seeing what other fish are available. Many anglers are already getting their gear ready for the fall run.

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Murphy, State Assembly and Senate Leaders Agree to Add ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ in Revised FY2021 Budget

September 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, alongside statewide leaders, today announced that the revised Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) budget will raise the state’s gross income tax rate on income between $1 million and $5 million per year. 

The rate will increase from the current 8.97% to 10.75% for every dollar earned between $1 million and $5 million annually, bringing it in line with the ...

West Coast Wildfires Bring Smoke to Northeast Skies

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The prevailing haziness of the past few months is proving to be more than just mental today. That's because smoke from the massive wildfires impacting numerous locations along the West Coast of the United States has worked its way into the jetstream, creating a faint pall over East Coast skylines.

According to New York Metro Weather, "Visible satellite imagery shows ...

Long lines, frustrated drivers and maybe higher fees — lawmakers challenge NJ motor vehicle agency

Closed due to coronavirus, MVC is back with massive delays and a call by Gov. Phil Murphy to make some things more expensive

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Lawmakers grilled the head of the state’s beleaguered ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pets of the Week: Bella and Brody

September 29, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Bella and Brody Kenilworth's TAPinto Pets of the Week!

Bella is a four-year-old Pug and Brody is a three-year-old Bulldog. Bella loves hockey! The New Jersey Devils are her favorite team as she is known as the Hockey Pug. Brody loves to sleep and watch hockey as well. He is named after the greatest hockey goalie from the N.J. Devils Martin ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Abbey

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Abbey Kenilworth's TAPinto Pet of the Week!

Abbey is a 1.5-year-old Red Headed Pomsky. Part Siberian Husky, part Pomeranian (100% Honey Badger:) She loves long walks and terrorizing turtles and ducks at Nomehegan Park. She loves cookie dough Blizzards from Dairy Queen, Nutter Butter Cookies, and doesn’t eat her vegetables. Her claim to fame ...

Boulevard Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week: Bob

KENILWORTH, NJ – Meet Bob Kenilworth's TAPinto Pet of the Week!

This is our cat, Bob Argentieri. He’s approximately four years old. We rescued him when he was just a kitten after a bad street fight with another cat. Bob enjoys meowing loudly at 4 am, sleeping most of the day, and laying in the window staring at birds and squirrels taunting him. He also ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Wendi and Chris Manderioli of TAPinto Randolph

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of October 2020 is Wendi and Chris Manderioli, who own and operate TAPinto Randolph.  The wife/husband team have built a profitable online local news business while providing high-quality, objective local news for the residents of Randolph, New Jersey.   

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? What caused you to choose ...

NJ Human Services’ Division of Disability Services Announces New Providers to Support Individuals with Physical Disabilities

September 30, 2020

Agencies in Burlington, Cape May and Monmouth counties will now assist eligible individuals in enrolling in the Personal Care Assistance Program

 

Sept. 30, 2020

 

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Disability Services is partnering with two new agencies to assist individuals with physical disabilities in accessing the supports ...