Tourism

July 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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Belmar's beaches on Ocean Avenue are open and not affected by the closing of the L Street beach, which is located on the other side of town off Route 35 along the Shark River.  BELMAR, NJ — The L Street Beach along the Shark River remains closed due to unsafe swimming triggered by ...

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With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center that always sees a rise ...

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Belmar businesses will need to toss those plastic bags and find a more environmentally friendly way for customers to carry out their purchases. Under a proposed measure introduced on May 1 by the local borough council, these businesses would have until May 1, 2019 to find that new ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ – There are heroes among us. Every day men and women who do extraordinary things with grace, modesty and an inner strength that is a model for current and future generations. Worldwide crises, striking close to home, beckon action from those who possess the talent to help and the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – During World War I, residents of New York City’s East Side began holding informal gatherings in the streets to honor people from their neighborhoods who were serving the Armed Forces. One hundred years later, “block parties” have become a favorite festive way for neighbors to ...

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NEW YORK, NY – TAPintoTravels is at the New York International Auto Show, and we found a virtual reality program that may just save your young driver’s life. AT&T’s "It Can Wait" virtual reality program may have the power to stop your child from texting while driving.  The display is in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has cleared the way for the city to negotiate to build a commuter ferry terminal on the Bayonne waterfront. In a press release sent from Mayor Jimmy Davis’ 2018 campaign office, Davis said the city is looking to build a terminal at the ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ – A commercial vehicle travel ban due to the anticipated severity of the impending nor’easter was announced by Colonel Patrick J. Callahan. The ban—in effect since Tuesday, March 20, at 8 p.m.—prohibits commercial vehicle travel ban for the entire length of following ...

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NJ Transit will suspend bus service statewide at 3 p.m. today as another nor'easter continues to wallop the Madison area throughout the evening commute and into Wednesday night. Cross-honoring in effect. A few inches of snow have already fallen, and additional accumulations between 9 and 14 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – About 460,000 JCP&L customers lost power after a pair of nor'easters pummeled the Morris County area earlier this month.   The company restored power for nearly three-quarters of those who lost it during a March 1 nor'easter, leaving 17,000 customers still waiting to have their ...

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TAPintoTravels – The storm over our New Jersey and New York affiliates left most roads snow covered and slippery. Gov. Phil Murphy called a state of emergency and asked residents to refrain from unnecessary travel. More than 1,400 flights were already canceled by early Wednesday. Madison public ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Hillary Rodham Clinton will discuss American democracy and its institutions, her political career and her role in the women’s political movement on Thursday, March 29 at 3 p.m. during a public conversation hosted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University in New ...

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TAPintoTravels – Whenever there is inclement weather, it pays to keep informed. Today, 540 flights from Newark Liberty, 450 from John F. Kennedy international airports and 425 from LaGuardia airport have already been canceled. In other words, if you planned on flying out of the tri-state area ...

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TAPintoTravels – The American Red Cross will kick off March for Red Cross Month with a ceremony and flag raising aboard the Battleship New Jersey on Sunday, March 4 from 12 to 1 p.m. at 100 Clinton St. in Camden. This ceremony is free to public and will feature remarks from Camden Mayor ...

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SPRING LAKE, NJ – In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon. Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue. The seal’s ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – The Nutley Police Department and the Essex County Bomb Unit have finished investigating a security concern.  As a precaution, the school was canceled on Friday after a video was posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Nutley Superintendent Dr. Julie ...

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Cuba Goes County to be held at The Palmer in Cuba, NY.The Palmer Opera House is hosting Cuba Goes Country on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m., 12 West Main St. Come join us for a boot stompin', toe tappin' afternoon of country music performed by several talented local musicians. Featuring everything ...

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TAPintoTravels is here to promote travel, whether it is for work or pleasure. Most of our reporting is fun and helpful. On some occasions, we do have to report on heart breaking stories. It is always hardest when it involves men with families that have been lost at sea. Please consider assisting ...

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TAPintoTravels – All U.S. citizens should be aware that passport fees are set to increase this spring. The U.S. State Department will raise its mandated passport execution fee on April 2 from $25 to $35. This feed applies to passport applications submitted to an authorized agent, including a ...

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TAPintoTravels – "Romancing the Stars," a special Valentine's Day "date night" presentation will be hosted at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium, 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Couples ages 16 and older are invited ...

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TAPintoTravels – If you are flying today, you have likely seen the flight delay notifications. The good news is the area airports have overcome the morning slowdown and most flights are on schedule. TAPinto Travels made it in from Cleveland, after a short delay. As you can see in this video, ...

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TAPintoTravels - One of America’s favorite pastimes has been watching Super Bowl commercials.  They have become spectacles of their own. Often gaining more attention than the game itself.   For Super Bowl LII, at least 10 commercials with significant travel themes or exotic locations were ...

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TAPintoTravels – Six more weeks of winter. That's what Punxsutawney Phil predicted this year as he scrambled out of his tree stump home Friday morning and saw his shadow. With Groundhog Day landing on Friday this year, thousands watched in person and even more tuned from home to see Punxsutawney ...

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TAPintoTravels is here to inspire traveling in any form. Whether it is a visit to a neighboring town or traveling to an exotic land, it is travel and we salute you. We also like to highlight those people in the TAPinto community who make traveling part of their lives. This week we are featuring ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Regardless of the time of year, it's always important to ensure the food you prepare is safe and won't be remembered for the wrong reason: food poisoning. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food safety and inspection service offers the following food safety ...

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Madison residents planning to travel by rail Saturday morning to the Women’s March on New Jersey should purchase tickets in advance to minimize volume at ticket machines and on trains, according to event organizers and NJ Transit. “The event sponsor is expecting large crowds and is encouraging ...

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