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From New Brunswick to Trenton: Persichilli Will Have Building Named After Her

June 21, 2021

NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.

The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Persichilli, who was known as Judy Mella when she ...

New Jersey Reaches Its 50% Vaccination Goal Two Weeks Ahead of Schedule

NEW JERSEY -- Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. 

“Before the arrival of vaccines in mid-December, our Administration set one of the most aggressive vaccination goals in the ...

This Friday, Juneteenth Will Be Celebrated as a State Holiday for the First Time

NEW JERSEY, NJ - This Friday, June 18, the state of New Jersey, for the first time, will celebrate Juneteenth as a state holiday. 

"On Juneteenth, we must commit to doing more to ensure equal access to all aspects of society – education, health care, housing, jobs, justice", said Governor Murphy.

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the President Joe Biden signed into law: S.

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

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Governor Murphy today 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.

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

Murphy Nominates Superior Court Judge to Fill Pending County Prosecutor Vacancy

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has nominated Judge William A. Daniel to fill the role of Acting Union County Prosector, a vacancy that will be created when Lyndsay V. Ruotolo leaves the post next month to head up the state Division of Criminal Justice. The governor’s nomination of the Superior Court judge now heads to the state senate for ...

Morris County Regional Vaccination Center Plans to Phase Down; Say County Officials

ROCKAWAY, NJ - Morris County and Atlantic Health System (AHS) will be phasing down operations at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall over the next month as New Jersey closes in on its goal of vaccinating 70 percent of adults in response to the pandemic, announced county officials.

The Morris County vaccination center will remain ...

Murphy’s Pandemic-High Ratings Ease; High Marks on Handling of the Pandemic Continue, Taxes Still a Sore Spot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Murphy’s once-skyrocketing ratings have now returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-seven percent of residents currently have a favorable impression of the Governor (down from 54 percent in October 2020), while 36% have an unfavorable one (up from 28 percent).

Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff Today in Morristown

TRENTON -All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff today, Wednesday June 9 to honor Private First Class Dalton Beals. who passed away last week in a training accident at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, announced Governor Murphy

“Private First Class Beals was beloved by his family, his community, and his state,” said ...

NJ TRANSIT Announces Partnership with GPS App WAZE to Increase Safety at Train Crossings

New Initiative Improves Rail Crossing Safety for Drivers Using Waze

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is joining with the National Safety Council in recognizing National Safety Month during the month of June and is using this time of heightened awareness to promote a lifesaving partnership with Waze, which identifies the location of grade crossings on their mobile app throughout the state.

Murphy Announces Plans to Close Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Amid Investigation of Use of Excessive Force

CLINTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday his plan to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's correctional facility, following an investigation into a violent attack on prisoners in January.

Murphy's administration released an investigative report Monday that was prepared by former state comptroller Matt Boxer and law firm Lowenstein ...

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Did you know you can list Service Schedules, Church Activities and other Non-Profit events on the TAPinto Community Calendar for FREE?

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" ...

Hello Summer! See New Items at New Leaf Consignment

Looking to add to your closet this summer? Check out what's new at New Leaf Consignment

Show off your newly tanned gams in this Free People skirt paired with a cozy tank! See it in person at NEW LEAF! Hard Tail Forever Top, SZ M, $22 We The Free Skirt, SZ 10, $38.

This Vintage Havana jumpsuit is perfect for all occasions! Dress it up with a statement necklace and you’re out the ...

Morris County Pride 2021 Coming to Morristown

June 16, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ.  –– The Morris County Pride 2021 outdoor festival will take place on Saturday, June 26th from 11 AM to 3 PM on the grounds of the Morris Museum. Limited tickets will be available at the door the day of the event. All advanced tickets are sold out.

“We have an incredible line up of acts from Morris County and beyond,” says Marie ...

State Farm Agent Teri DiGrande Will Be at the Pet Palooza Pet Adoption and Food Truck Festival This Saturday

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Come and visit with State Farm Agent Teri DiGrande and staff at the Pet Palooza Pet Adoption and Food Truck Festival this Saturday, June 12 at Mennan Arena Field.

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter will be working to find forever homes for some amazing dogs and cats.  In addition to the pet adoption, there will be 15+ food vendors, live music, games in addition a ...

Law Enforcement Torch Run Sprints Through Morristown on Friday

MORRISTOWN, NJ — On Friday morning, more than 3,000 law enforcement officers throughout the state will take to the streets of their local communities and run a distance of nearly 750 miles as part of the Special Olympics of New Jersey's Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Officers from all over the state will run one of 26 separate routes to help carry the "Flame ...

The Morristown National Historical Park Will Reopen With Limited Occupancy Levels on July 2

June 21, 2021

Morristown, NJ –   The Morristown National Historical Park will reopen with limited occupancy levels on July 2 at Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, Ford Mansion, and Washington's Headquarters Museum.

Effective July 2, visitors can enter the following visitor buildings from 10am - 4pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at its Jockey Hollow and Washington’s Headquarters ...

Morris Township Resident, Marine, Fallen Trooper Has Field Named After Him

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Saturday, June 19, 2021, a ball field in Freelan Green Park on Weathervane Drive was dedicated to Captain Brian McNally.

 

McNally, a 30-year-old State Trooper and graduate of Morrristown High School was killed in an off-duty car crash in Pennsylvania on May 20 while driving home from U.S. Marine Corps Reserves duty.

McNally, grew up in the ...

Morris Plains Farmers Market Is Open Today, Saturday June 19

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  Mark those calendars! The Morris Plains Farmers Market has announced a reopening date of June 12, 2021. The farmers market, which was established in 2003 will be open every Saturday from 9am - 1pm through October 9.

The farmers market is located at 771 Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains

Vendors for this year include:

Ort Farms: Fresh fruits, vegetables, ...

Happy Father's Day from TAPinto

June 20, 2021

Our Fathers raise us up to new heights.

They help us down from tough places.

They walk with us through life's journey and carry us on broad shoulders when it's needed.

They teach us how...

To Do

To Be

To Think

To Act

With Curiosity, Love and  Excitement.

They are there for us.

And we are there for them.

No matter ...

'So Many New Faces' at the North Jersey Pride Picnic

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Hundreds of individuals, couples and families spread out across Memorial Park last Sunday to celebrate Pride Month together. It was sponsored by North Jersey Pride, whose mission is “promote equality, celebrate family and support LGBTQ youth through fun and educational events.”

C.J. Prince, executive director as well as a South Orange resident, and a team ...

Today is Flag Day

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Today is Flag Day so remember to fly your stars and bars proudly today.

The flag of the United States of America represents liberty, justice and freedom, rights that all Americans have the privilege of enjoying.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America on June 14, 1777.  Declared a day of observance by President Woodrow ...

Traffic Advisory in Morristown for Water Street

June 17, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Water Street in Morristown will be closed in both directions today, Thursday June 17 and Friday June 18 due to construction. The work is expected to begin at 8am and last until 2pm.  

There will be no access to the parking garage on Water Street during the road closure.

 

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The HOPE ONE Van Serves It's 20,000 Client; Van Will Make Stops Remaining Stops in June

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van has served it's 20,000 clients as of today, June 16, announced the Morris County Sheriff's Office.  The vehicle, which has trained staff on site, provides individuals with information about rehab, detox services, mental health services, recovery services. The team, wearing protective masks and gear, will also be offering ...

Morristown Farmers Market Opens 2021 Season on Sunday June 20

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Farmers Market will open the 2021 season on June 20.

The market will run from 8:30am to 1:00pm, every Sunday beginning Sunday, June 20  through November 21.  The Morristown Farmers Market is held on the open-air parking lot behind the corner of Morris Street and Spring Street, and off Dumont Place.

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Weekend Traffic Shift on Route 80 in Roxbury

June 18, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures and a traffic shift on I-80 westbound as the I-80 Bridges over Rockaway River replacement project advances in Roxbury, Jefferson and Rockaway.

Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 18, NJDOT’s Contractor, I.E.W. Construction Group Inc., is scheduled to close the left ...

"Unmask the Children" Chanted at Montville Rally on Monday

MONTVILLE, NJ — During student drop-off across from Lazar Middle School on Monday morning, Unmask Our Children rally participants passionately chanted "Unmask the children", "My body, my choice", "We do not consent", "Follow the Science" and "We will vote you out!"

Through the honking car horns of supporters driving by and the ...

Whippany Park Graduate Dies in Boating Accident

WHIPPANY, NJ - A former Whippany Park High School graduate died in a tragic boating accident on Barnegat Bay early Sunday morning, according to State Police.

The young man who died was 19 year old Corey Molinari from Whippany.  He was one of five people on board a pontoon boat that crashed into a marker in the water around 1:30am. Two of the passengers were ejected into the ...

Former Summit Middle School Drama Teacher, Theater Director Charged with Sexual Contact with a Student

June 21, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Ronald Wells, 69, who was employed by the Summit Public School District for nearly 25 years as a theater teacher at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School prior to retiring on June 30, 2018, has been arrested and charged with committing criminal offenses of a sexual nature against a student while on school grounds several years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor ...

Statue Commemorating George Floyd Unveiled at Newark City Hall 

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly one year ago, Newark residents and social justice advocates joined efforts nationwide to rally at the steps of City Hall and condemn the death of George Floyd after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a span of eight minutes. 

In the following months, Floyd’s death elevated the “Black Lives Matter” movement on an ...

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

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 ...

West Orange Police Officers Visit Baby They Delivered in Parents' Car in Their Driveway

June 11, 2021

West Orange Police Officers Michael McClellan and Andrew Scioscia pose with the proud parents Jordana and Lyle Silverman holding baby Camila. The happy reunion took place in the quiet residential neighborhood driveway where Camila was born on May 20th, 2021.

Officers McClellan and Scioscia were first on the scene at 4:00 a.m. when Jordana Silverman attempted to leave for the hospital. She made ...

Caldwell Business Owner Gives Back by Reducing Caregiver Stress on The Longest Day

CALDWELL, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ), the leading volunteer-driven voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research, is spotlighting people who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

With more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease or other ...

Donor Gifts Hillsborough Police with 2 New Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department has created a new Motorcycle Unit, with two new Harley Davidson FLHTP Motorcycles on order, purchased with a $60,000 donation from Dr. Cesar DePaco.

DePaco, a Someset County resident, is a longtime supporter of law enforcement and has made numerous donations of K-9’s and equipment to police departments across this ...

New Summer Tours at Greenwood Gardens

June 19, 2021

Within driving distance from New York City, Newark, and Philadelphia, Greenwood Gardens, a non-profit 28-acre public garden in Short Hills New Jersey, offers a sensorial walk through the flora, fauna, fountains, Arts and Crafts follies, and antique garden ornaments from a time gone by. Visitors feel the effect of the timelessness of Greenwood as soon as they drive through the main gates where a ...

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, ...

Head to Downtown Westfield Saturday for Free ‘Mini Grand Prix’ Car Racing

WESTFIELD, NJ — Start your engines! The Downtown Westfield Corporation is inviting people of all ages to participate in “Mini Grand Prix” racing this Saturday, featuring 1/18th scale cars under the tents on Quimby Street.

The races, sponsored by Extreme Party Racing, move at a scaled speed of 200 mph on a 20’ x 20’ track, with drivers at six ...

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 ...

Gentle Ben is Looking For His Forever Home

Gentle boy looking for a home...

Gentle Ben was a stray who ended up at a rural animal shelter until he caught the eye of one of our rescuers who fell in love with him. Ben is just over 2 years old & he's a big boy at 89 pounds, but he is just such a wonderful pup, don't worry about his size. He can walk nicely on a leash and gets along with the other dogs, but it is important to ...

Dog of the Month - Kodac

Our June Dog of the Month, Kodac, is closing his eyes and making a wish for a forever home!

Meet Mr Handsome... ok - so that isn't his real name but that's what he is! Kodac Clayton has a smile that runs from ear to ear. As he is truly one of the happiest dogs in the world.

Despite being 65lbs at 4 years old - Kodac wants to be a lapdog! He loves nothing more than people and kids! ...

Saving Thor

Thor leaving the shelter for the final time was truly an amazing moment. As shelter-provided food and supplies were packed into the car, members of our staff, as well as volunteers, said their heartfelt goodbyes. Thor has certainly made an incredible impression on everyone he met during his time at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter! He was given a round of applause and cheers as he walked out our doors ...

Meet Buddy, an adorable pittie mix with the most gorgeous eyes!

Where are all our Pittie lovers!?

You must meet Buddy, an adorable pittie mix with the most gorgeous eyes! Buddy was surrendered last year by his “family” due to his separation anxiety and was pulled from the shelter right before he was going to be euthanized. Buddy has since been in a foster home, with nearly no interest! How can that be???

Buddy is a 2 year old, 45 pound, ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: NJ Housing Costs Are a Serious Problem

June 21, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.

Similarly, eight in 10 feel it is “very” (49 percent) or ...

Strong housing market makes now the ideal time to move to Lantern Hill

Seniors find stress-free and vibrant life at New Jersey senior living community

As spring turns to summer and temperatures begin to heat up, the housing market typically follows suit. This year is no exception, and a strong sellers’ market makes now the right time for seniors considering a move to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living-developed and managed community in New Providence, ...

Retro Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Retro Review

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When does a civilization begin to rot from its core?  What are the key issues that cause that civilization to die? These are the overarching questions that “the Father of African Literature,” Chinua Achebe, explores in his 1959 classic, Things Fall Apart.

Set in a Nigerian village, we learn that Okonkwo was a leading ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

NJ Dentist Uses Dental Lasers to Painlessly Treat Patients

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, spoke with TAPintoTV about the laser technology he uses at his practice, New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, and the many benefits this technology offers to his patients, notably the absence of pain for many dental procedures. “It’s probably the best technology that you could use in dentistry,” DalBon said. 

DalBon ...

Special Series: Economic Issues in New Jersey - High Property Taxes

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- The average New Jersey resident pays $931,698 in taxes over his or her lifetime, ranking New Jersey number one in the nation for highest state property taxes, according to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal.

So what should residents expect to get for paying such high property taxes? Why do people stay in New Jersey? TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian ...

Resident: Make Voice Heard to Keep Voting Open for All

June 19, 2021

To the Editor:

America, are you listening? Are you watching?

These last few months have been trying – trying to stay positive about progression in our battle over the pandemic and the breath of fresh and professional air of the new Biden administration while being extremely nervous and fearful of the belief in the lie that our 2020 elections were not free and fair. Republican led ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

New Jersey Woman Says ‘Thank You Isn’t Enough’ After Removal of Complex Brain Tumor

June 17, 2021

For most people, occasional ringing or popping in the ear isn’t cause for concern. When it becomes persistent, however, Laura Castro Angarita of South Plainfield, New Jersey will tell you that’s a different story.

Laura, 36, originally from Bogotá, Colombia, had been dealing with these symptoms in her right ear for several months when she mentioned it to her doctor during a ...

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Saint Clare's Discusses What Happens When You Dial 9-1-1

June 21, 2021

Watch “9-1-1 Where is Your Emergency?” featuring John Cronin, Emergency Medical Services Manager, Saint Clare’s Health as he discusses what happens as soon as a 9-1-1 call is placed.

This video from the Saint Clare’s Health online series, ’Let’s Talk Health’, hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, originally ...

Representative Sherrill Statement Following Conclusion of Biden-Putin Summit

Washington, DC — Following the conclusion of a bilateral meeting between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), a former Russian policy officer in the US Navy, released the following statement:

“Today, President Joe Biden delivered a crucial message to Vladimir Putin: the United States’ posture is very different ...

CareOne at Madison Avenue Offering a Drive By Health Fair Event in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ -The community is invited to come meet the CareOne Madison Team during their Drive By Health Fair on Saturday, July 10. The event will run from 10am - 2pm in the parking lot of their Morristown location, 151 Madison Avenue.

CareOne registered nurses will be offering:

Rapid COVID-19 testing
Blood Pressure Checks
Glucose Checks
Free Goodie Bags to Go
Healty ...

Unity's Sustainably Minded Message from Jen Carcich - Sustainability Coordinator

The winding down of the school year brings us many celebrations and learning opportunities. It really is an exciting time to be at Unity Charter School.

The learning groups are utilizing every moment to engage with the outdoors while learning. Our walking field trips have continued with one of our sixth grade ELA classes traveling by foot to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum to observe and learn ...

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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No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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May 19, 1935 - Sep 23, 2018
Bill N. Raso, age 83, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away September 23, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he ...
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 It is with great sadness that The Hampshire Companies announces that Todd Anderson, ...
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- Mar 13, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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