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4-H Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply, April 11-22 Benefits N.J. Clubs

April 18, 2018

National 4‑H Council announced the launch of the spring 2018 4‑H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the eighth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting 4‑H programming in New Jersey.

The spring 2018 4‑H Paper Clover Campaign will take place April 11-22. Shoppers at any of the 16 Tractor ...

Found: Green Brook and Warren, Do You Know this Dog?

WARREN, NJ - Do you know me? I'm a young, male German Shepherd who appears to be around a year old. Found near Warrenville Road near the Green Brook, Bound Brook border and now at Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. Call  908-725-0308.

Down the Shore: Registration Now Open for NJ State Police Basic Boating Safety Course at the St. Francis Community Center May 1 and 3

BRANT BEACH, NJ - Are you ready for sun and warmth?  Spring and summer fun is not that far away even though the weather has been so cold recently.

The St. Francis Community Center is offering a Basic Boating Safety Course in May.  Registration is open for the course that is being held on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 ...

The Plainfield Symphony closes its 98th season with Mahler’s 9th Symphony

April 17, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Under the baton of Charles Prince, the Plainfield Symphony will present its concluding concert of the 2017/2018 Season with “Mahler’s 9th Symphony” on Saturday, April 28.

Mahler, born in 1860, composed his Symphony No. 9 between 1908 and 1909. It was the last symphony that he completed. The work is scored for large orchestra in four movements, ...

Did Racism Prevent Babe Ruth from Becoming a Major League Manager?

BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push for integration.

Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, wrote the Foreword ...

Rotary Fair: Fun Place to Do Business

April 16, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough will provide local businesses multiple opportunities to showcase their services and connect directly with customers at its 11th annual Rotary Fair, scheduled this year for Aug. 14–19.

More than 15,000 people from Hillsborough and surrounding communities are expected to visit the weeklong family event held at the Hillsborough Promenade, ...

Container Store Set to Open This Weekend

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Container Store, at the Chimney Rock Plaza in Bridgewater, is celebrating its grand opening April 7 and April 8.

The store is the latest among the new businesses opening in the plaza, including Whole Foods, Saks OFF 5th and Nordstrom Rack.

The Container Store is a national chain featuring organizational ideas for the entire house.

Also, during the grand opening ...

Holocaust Knowledge Fading; Bill Looks to Help Schools Stem the Tide

April 17, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a newly released study shows that the mantra of "never forget" is fading fast after 70 years. The findings from Schoen Consulting from their February study show that only 41% of Americans know what Auschwitz was and its role in the Holocaust, reports the New York Times.

The article also points out that 31% of Americans believe that two ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Endangered Bog Turtle Plods Through Senate Towards Official Designation as State Reptile

April 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, joined ...

Family Promise, KaBOOM! Partnership Brings Innovative Play Areas to Kids in Need

April 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering to bring the communities it serves great, safe places for kids to play, Summit-based Family Promise has partnered with KaBOOM!, with the partnership focused on creating opportunities for Family Promise Affiliates to bring KaBOOM! play products into communities across the country.

Family Promise is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping ...

NJ Therapy Horse Honored For His Service To Veterans

THREE BRIDGES, NJ — Several dozen veterans, volunteers, dignitaries and other supporters gathered on a very chilly March 20 to honor a special horse.

Spring Thaw, the lead therapy horse at Spring Reins of Life (SRoL), was honored by the Veteran’s Administration with the Planetree Therapy Animal Medal of Honor. It would have been the Appaloosa's 31st birthday. Spring ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

April 12, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said ...

Green Brook Police Department Collecting Unwanted Prescription Medications as part of “Operation Take Back New Jersey”

April 18, 2018

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Police Department will once again be participating in “Operation Take Back New Jersey”, a free program that provides a convenient way for people to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications.

“People who have unwanted or expired prescription medications are encouraged to take advantage of this free ...

Flood Watch: Flooding Closes Route 22 in Green Brook, Some Local Roads

April 16, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - A flood watch is in effect for our area and most of New Jersey on Monday.  

Route 22 west is closed between Rock and Washington Avenues due to flooding, police advised on Monday morning.  Mountain Avenue in Warren is washed out near Old Stirling Road and local flooding is being reported throughout the area. 

Motorists are advised to use caution and ...

Asst. Prosecutor in Wyckoff Murder Trial Receives Union County Prosecutor's Office Gladiator Award

April 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Scott Peterson, assistant prosecutor in the trial for April Wyckoff’s murder, was honored as part of the county prosecutor’s office’s National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week.

Peterson was honored along with Ted Merced, a veteran detective, and Azucena “Susie” Arias, a victim/witness advocate who handles sensitive matters, according to a ...

Green Brook Police Department Collecting Unwanted Prescription Medications as part of “Operation Take Back New Jersey”

April 18, 2018

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Police Department will once again be participating in “Operation Take Back New Jersey”, a free program that provides a convenient way for people to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications.

“People who have unwanted or expired prescription medications are encouraged to take advantage of this free ...

Pedestrian Struck in Warren, Expect Helicopter

WARREN, NJ - A pedestrian has been struck on Christy Drive and a Medevac has been requested to land at Mt. Horeb school, authorities said.

Avoid the area.

4-H Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply, April 11-22 Benefits N.J. Clubs

April 18, 2018

National 4‑H Council announced the launch of the spring 2018 4‑H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the eighth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting 4‑H programming in New Jersey.

The spring 2018 4‑H Paper Clover Campaign will take place April 11-22. Shoppers at any of the 16 Tractor ...

Union County Senior Art Exhibit Now Accepting Applications from Artists Age 60 and Older

April 18, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to invite all senior residents of Union County, age 6o or older, to register now for the Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit. Qualifying works of art will be on display at the Atrium of Liberty Hall Center at 1085 Morris Avenue in Union from May 29 to July 9, and the artists will be guests at a special reception at the Atrium on ...

Travels Review - Bon Jovi Rocked the Newark Rock and Now They Journey to the Birthplace of Rock and Roll

NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation to us with a special backstage tour and rock’n concert.

It ...

Travels Is At The Rock Ready for Bon Jovi

NEWARK, NJ - Travels is excited to be backstage for the Bon Jovi concert in the Newark Prudential Center.

Nothing says Jersey more than the rockers of Bon Jovi.  We look forward to seeing them in Cleveland next week.

 

 

New Jersey Students Against Gun Violence Gather for Roundtable Discussion at Kean University

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue in their communities and in the United States.

The event was hosted by the Lesniak Institute ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Rolls Over Ridge, 10-1

April 18, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Robin McCabe struck out 13 and allowed just one run on five hits to lead the Watchung Hills softball team over Ridge on Wednesday, 10-1. 

“It was a huge win today,” said WHRHS assistant coach Jeff Dealaman. “Our girls were fired up coming into the game as it was our last game before the county seeding meeting tonight and it was against a ...

North Plainfield Baseball: Weyand Shuts Out South Hunterdon, 4-0

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ -Bruce Weyand went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBI, and two runs scored, and he pitched a complete game shutout, to lead North Plainfield over South Hunterdon on Tuesday, 4-0.

Weyand allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out 11. Antwan Barbour went 2-for-3 for North Plainfield. The Canucks improve to 3-2 and next play at Manville on Thursday.

WHRHS Lacrosse: Watchung Hills Splits Bridgewater, Boys Remain Unbeaten

April 17, 2018

WARREN, NJ -  The Watchung Hills boys lacrosse team remains unbeaten after a victory over Bridgewater on Tuesday, while Tai Jankowski scored six goals and Lizzy Escudero added five goals to lead the Bridgewater-Raritan girls lacrosse team over Watchung Hills, 20-6.

Katie Carroll led the Warriors with a hat trick and Julia Barton, Madelyn Murphy and Kyleigh Tuma each scored one for ...

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Found: Green Brook and Warren, Do You Know this Dog?

April 18, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Do you know me? I'm a young, male German Shepherd who appears to be around a year old. Found near Warrenville Road near the Green Brook, Bound Brook border and now at Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. Call  908-725-0308.

Down the Shore: Registration Now Open for NJ State Police Basic Boating Safety Course at the St. Francis Community Center May 1 and 3

April 18, 2018

BRANT BEACH, NJ - Are you ready for sun and warmth?  Spring and summer fun is not that far away even though the weather has been so cold recently.

The St. Francis Community Center is offering a Basic Boating Safety Course in May.  Registration is open for the course that is being held on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 ...

TAPintoTravels Area Teens Invited to the First Meeting of Aviation Explorer Post 523

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Exploring helps young people make more informed decisions about future careers and learn about different jobs within a particular field. 

In that vein, Aviation Explorer Post 523 will hold its first meeting for young men and women, ages 14-20, on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m., at DM Airports, 8 Airport Road in Morristown. Future meetings will ...

Nightmare Commute for Raritan Valley Line Commuters Monday

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Raritan Valley Line commuters spent more than three hours trying to make their way home from New York City on Monday following the breakdown of a train near Union Station during rush hour.

At 9:47 p.m., NJT tweeted:

Raritan Valley Line westbound train service is operating on or close to schedule following an earlier disabled NJ Transit train near Union ...

Travels Update - Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Travels Review - Bon Jovi Rocked the Newark Rock and Now They Journey to the Birthplace of Rock and Roll

NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation to us with a special backstage tour and rock’n concert.

It ...

Travels Visited the New Taylor Swift Exhibit at Newark’s Grammy Museum Experience in the Rock

NEWARK, NJ - TAPintoTravels got a special invite to see the new Taylor Swift Experience exhibit at  the Newark GRAMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center (“The Rock”).  The exhibit opens to the public tomorrow.

The exhibit was curated and supplied items directly by Taylor Swift and her mother. It definitely shows in the exhibits. You will see ...

Down the Shore: Registration Now Open for NJ State Police Basic Boating Safety Course at the St. Francis Community Center May 1 and 3

April 18, 2018

BRANT BEACH, NJ - Are you ready for sun and warmth?  Spring and summer fun is not that far away even though the weather has been so cold recently.

The St. Francis Community Center is offering a Basic Boating Safety Course in May.  Registration is open for the course that is being held on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 ...

Travels Update - Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Baby Seal Waddles Its Way onto Belmar Beach

BELMAR, NJ — A baby seal waddled its way onto the Fifth Avenue beach earlier today to enjoy one of the warmest days of spring so far.

Around noon on April 12, photographer Nancy Orlowski took these snapshots, which have also been posted on the Belmar Facebook page where it states that the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey has been notified.

This is the second known instance ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

April 12, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said ...

Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a huge blow to the middle-class

April 17, 2018

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

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WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Rolls Over Ridge, 10-1

April 18, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Robin McCabe struck out 13 and allowed just one run on five hits to lead the Watchung Hills softball team over Ridge on Wednesday, 10-1. 

“It was a huge win today,” said WHRHS assistant coach Jeff Dealaman. “Our girls were fired up coming into the game as it was our last game before the county seeding meeting tonight and it was against a ...

North Plainfield Baseball: Weyand Shuts Out South Hunterdon, 4-0

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ -Bruce Weyand went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBI, and two runs scored, and he pitched a complete game shutout, to lead North Plainfield over South Hunterdon on Tuesday, 4-0.

Weyand allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out 11. Antwan Barbour went 2-for-3 for North Plainfield. The Canucks improve to 3-2 and next play at Manville on Thursday.

North Plainfield Baseball and Softball: Canucks Shut Out Rutgers Prep, Fall to Gill St. Bernard’s in Eight

SOMERSET, NJ - Ann Joseph went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs and Ayah Elsais went 4-for-4 with an RBI to lead the North Plainfield softball team over Rutgers Prep on Thursday, 10-0. 

The North Plainfield softball team is now 1-2 and next plays Edison on Saturday.

In baseball, AJ Donofrio won the game for Gill St. Bernard's in the bottom of the eighth with a ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Tops Morristown, 6-3

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Senior Joe Blajsa picked up his first win of the season and Kevin Badger went 4-for-4 with a run scored, a stolen base and one RBI to lead Watchung Hills over Morristown on Wednesday, 6-3.

Blajsa pitched six and 2/3 innings allowing only six hits, striking out five and walking one. Junior Ben Ant came in for the strikeout save to pick up his ...

WHRHS Boys Lacrosse: Watchung Hills Coasts Past New Providence, 10-3

WARREN, NJ - Connor James scored a hat trick to lead the Watchung Hills boys lacrosse team over New Providence on Thursday, 10-3.

Spencer Bokach made two saves in goal for Watchung Hills.

”It was a complete team effort and a great way to close out an early stretch of non-conference games as we prepare for a difficult Skyland Conference schedule,” said WHRHS head coach ...

North Plainfield School District Jumps 40 percent, Passes New Jersey Department of Education QSAC Instruction and Program

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The North Plainfield School District has jumped 40 percentage points and passed the New Jersey Department of Education  QSAC Instruction and Program (I&P) with a score of 80 percent after being placed on a District Improvement Plan (DIP) in 2013-14.

 

The Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) is the Department of ...

Nightmare Commute for Raritan Valley Line Commuters Monday

April 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Raritan Valley Line commuters spent more than three hours trying to make their way home from New York City on Monday following the breakdown of a train near Union Station during rush hour.

At 9:47 p.m., NJT tweeted:

Raritan Valley Line westbound train service is operating on or close to schedule following an earlier disabled NJ Transit train near Union ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...