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Warren Supports Warren Police With Lawn Signs

September 23, 2020

 

WARREN, NJ - Warren is now showing support for its police department with lawn signs popping up throughout the Township thanks to the Warren Township Honorary PBA.

“During a time of turmoil and unrest in our country where many police departments and officers are being vilified because of the actions of a few the HPBA was looking for a way to express our support and admiration ...

Westfield Man, Woman Assaulted with Bat During Morning Break-in, Police Say

Updated at 5:28 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents of a home in the 100 block of Park Street were assaulted with a baseball bat during an early Tuesday morning break-in that officers have arrested four people in connection with, police said.

The man injured during the altercation was treated at a local hospital and has since been released, Police Chief Christopher Battiloro said. The ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel Postponed

UPDATE: The WARREN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, in conjunction with applicant MADDY REALTY, LLC, have made the decision that Case No BA 19-07, regarding Block 212 Lot 20.01 also known as 50 Stirling Road case will not be heard Monday September 21, 2020. This case will carry to the next meeting on October 5, 2020. 

All Board of Adjustment meetings are ...

More Than Ever, Central Jersey Jazz Fest is All About Improvisation

September 13, 2020

BUFFALO, NY - Sheila Anderson, co-producer of Sunday's 11th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, was in Somerville last September for the.conclusion of the three-day tri-county event, introducing the acts, working the crowd and staying busy behind the scenes as she has done since 2009.

Thousands brought their chairs and blankets and set up in front of the stage on East Main Street, ...

Local Love: A Lazy, Late-Summer Day in Downtown Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The open invitation from the Downtown Somerville Alliance asked visitors to "Show Their Local Love," by offering a full day of sidewalk sales, specials on merchandise and a suggestion to lounge and picnic on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse after purchasing food-to-go from restaurants lining Main Street,

Mother Nature cooperated - the event had ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel Postponed

September 21, 2020

UPDATE: The WARREN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, in conjunction with applicant MADDY REALTY, LLC, have made the decision that Case No BA 19-07, regarding Block 212 Lot 20.01 also known as 50 Stirling Road case will not be heard Monday September 21, 2020. This case will carry to the next meeting on October 5, 2020. 

All Board of Adjustment meetings are ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel set for Sept. 21

WARREN, NJ - A public hearing is scheduled at the regular meeting of the Warren Township Board of Adjustment to discuss plans to build a 48 room hotel with underground parking on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant on Stirling Road.

Maddy Realty LLC has filed for two zoning variances, for use of the land, and the height of the building. The plans show a three story building plus an ...

Gov. Murphy: COVID-19 Update, Travel Advisory, and Voter Registration

September 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it — it's quick, easy and safe, and can be done online.

COVID-19

Gov. Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive cases, for a cumulative total of 200,580. There are also seven new confirmed COVID-19 deaths, ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

Watchung Hills is NOT Cancelling Clubs

September 16, 2020

WARREN, NJ -Be patient regarding co-curricular clubs at Watchung Hills. Superintendent Dr.Elizabeth Jewett addressed clubs during superintendent comments during the Tuesday Board of Education meeting. The goal of the administration and the board is to run all clubs, she said.  Clubs and advisors will be approved in waves as they always are. In some cases they are waiting for guidance from ...

Update on North Plainfield Schools

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield schools are now using the Zoom app on all District Chromebooks. Click for more information on how to use it. Cómo utilizar Zoom - para estudiantes Zoom App Video

Zoom App Directions​​​​​​​

Following is an update from Michelle Aquino, Ed.D. Superintendent of North Plainfield Schools:

 

As I reflect on this week, ...

Somerset County Board of Elections Adds 14 Poll Locations and 8 Ballot Drop Box Locations for the Nov. 3 General Election

September 17, 2020








 

Somerset County’s Election Board Administrator, Jerry L. Midgette announced today that pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order #179 and newly enacted legislation codifying that Order, 14 poll locations and 8 ballot drop box locations have been added for Somerset County voters. 

For the November ...

Gov. Murphy: COVID-19 Update, Travel Advisory, and Voter Registration

September 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it — it's quick, easy and safe, and can be done online.

COVID-19

Gov. Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive cases, for a cumulative total of 200,580. There are also seven new confirmed COVID-19 deaths, ...

NJ Health Commissioner Warns of Possible ‘Twin-Demic’ at COVID Press Briefing

September 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  

“As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the possibility of a twin-demic,” ...

West Coast Wildfires Bring Smoke to Northeast Skies

September 15, 2020

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 ...

Water Main Break Closes Road, Affects Water Pressure in Warren and Watchung

WARREN/WATCHUNG- A water main break occurred overnight, police said. Residents may experience a water outage or decreased water pressure. Stirling Road is closed from Cedar to Valley View. Expect school bus delays in the area.

 

Watchung Hills Virtual only Friday due to Water Main ...

Update on North Plainfield Schools

September 14, 2020

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield schools are now using the Zoom app on all District Chromebooks. Click for more information on how to use it. Cómo utilizar Zoom - para estudiantes Zoom App Video

Zoom App Directions​​​​​​​

Following is an update from Michelle Aquino, Ed.D. Superintendent of North Plainfield Schools:

 

As I reflect on this week, ...

Watchung Hills Virtual only Friday due to Water Main Break

WARREN, NJ - All Watchung Hills students will participate in instruction virtually today. The school said, “Due to a water main break affecting our water pressure in the building, we are unable to implement all necessary health and safety protocols. Thank you for your cooperation. A determination about sports practices scheduled to occur this afternoon will be made later in the day.”

Women Leaders Mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, A Former Rutgers Law Professor

September 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept. 18. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years.

"The ...

Hillcrest Road Closed in Watchung

September 21, 2020

WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed between Ridge Road and Crestwood, Watchung police advised on Monday night.  Please follow the marked detour, they advised.

Hit and Run Sends Warren Walker to Hospital

WARREN, NJ -  A woman walking on Old Smalleytown Road was hit by a passing vehicle on Monday that did not stop, police said.

 

Rosa Krause of Warren was walking in the roadway on Old Smalleytown Road east of Valley View Road when she was struck by the mirror of a passing vehicle causing an arm injury, police said. Krause was transported to Overlook Hospital.  The vehicle was ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel Postponed

September 21, 2020

UPDATE: The WARREN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, in conjunction with applicant MADDY REALTY, LLC, have made the decision that Case No BA 19-07, regarding Block 212 Lot 20.01 also known as 50 Stirling Road case will not be heard Monday September 21, 2020. This case will carry to the next meeting on October 5, 2020. 

All Board of Adjustment meetings are ...

COVID-19 Outbreak: Hillsborough Suspends Youth Athletic Programs

September 21, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several youth recreational and competitive sports programs have been suspended due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases first reported by Mayor Douglas Tomson in a Health Advisory issued on Friday, Sept. 18.

Tomson confirmed the first person to test positive was associated with DC Gymnastics, a sprawling indoor athletic facility located in a building on Jill Court.

Quickly ...

Pak Plays On! NJ Native Makes The Cut at the U.S. Open (VIDEO)

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains native John Pak finished Round 2 tied for 33rd place and was the only amateur and the only player from the New York metropolitan area today to advance.

Patrick Reed finished at the top spot with -4, followed by Bryson DeChambeau at -3. Harris English, Justin Thomas, and Rafa Cabrera-Bello finished in a three-way tie for third at -2.

The ...

Watchung Hills is NOT Cancelling Clubs

September 16, 2020

WARREN, NJ -Be patient regarding co-curricular clubs at Watchung Hills. Superintendent Dr.Elizabeth Jewett addressed clubs during superintendent comments during the Tuesday Board of Education meeting. The goal of the administration and the board is to run all clubs, she said.  Clubs and advisors will be approved in waves as they always are. In some cases they are waiting for guidance from ...

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5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

September 22, 2020

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

New Jersey Date Night: San Gennaro Festival, DIY Style

As each New Jersey summer comes to a close, one sure thing that takes away the sting from saying goodbye to hot, sunshine-filled days is attending a San Gennaro Festival. This celebration, lasting 11 days in Manhattan and with smaller-scaled celebrations in our state, is a food-fest of Italian flavor. Peppers and sausage and zeppolis reign supreme with their tempting aromas in the ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

September 23, 2020

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

NJ Tai Chi Founder Harry Legg Demonstrates the Health Benefits of the Ancient Martial Art

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Harry Legg, Founder of New Jersey Tai Chi, joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios to discuss and demystify the practice of tai chi, while also demonstrating some of the martial art’s moves in the studio. 

“Most people may not realize tai chi is a deadly martial art,” said Legg, “but you might wonder how ...

50 Years After the Death of Jimi Hendrix: New Book Explores the Musical Legacy of the Legendary Guitarist

AUGUSTA, GA -- Corey Washington, educator and author of Jimi Hendrix: Black Legacy (A Dream Deferred), recently appeared on TAPintoTV, speaking with Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about his book, as well as the life and music of Jimi Hendrix, who passed away 50 years ago today.

Brodeur and Washington spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which ...

UrbEx Photographer Alex Gulino Discusses Her New Book "Empire State of Decay: Discarded New York"

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Author and UrbEx Photographer, Alex Gulino, appeared on TAPintoTV to discuss her new book Empire State of Decay: Discarded New York.

UrbEx, short for Urban Exploration, refers to the exploration and often the photography of abandoned buildings and structures. In the book, Gulino provides descriptions and writings alongside the featured photographs. "I decided to ...

"Christine" Movie Car and Rare Pierce Arrow Featured at Saratoga Automobile Museum Annual Auction

Saratoga Automobile Museum Communication Director, Dustin Lanterman, joins TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, to discuss the museum's diverse collection of vehicles and upcoming annual auction.

The Saratoga Auto Museum can be found in the former Bottling Plant of Saratoga Spa State Park. The Bottling Plant building size and location provided the perfect venue to establish the ...

Former Freeholder Urges Support for Experienced GOP County Incumbents

September 10, 2020

To the Editor: 

Somerset County has many things to be proud of.  One is the outstanding leadership it has had over the years.  The county always ranks in the top ten no matter what the metrics are.

This didn't happen by chance, it happened because of the passionate and fiscally responsible leaders it has had over the last 40 years.

Let's continue that ...

Remembering 9/11: a Warren resident remembers

September 10, 2020

Nineteen years. The day that changed my life and our country. And it seems different this year. 

 

I remember a few years ago my son asked me what I remembered about that day for an assignment he was doing for social studies. And for the first time, I told him some details.  I was there, guessing I was pregnant with our first child, the son who asked the question, and through ...

Food Truck Fridays Return to Watchung

September 23, 2020

Watchung, NJ - September 22, 2020 -- The success of the Watchung PTO’s Food Truck Fridays this summer fuels the return of its family-friendly food extravaganza with activities resuming on September 25th, October 2nd, and October 10th Four food trucks will be parked this week rain or shine for the Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser held at Bayberry School, 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, NJ, ...

NPEA cancels Meet the Candidates event due to COVID-19

    North Plainfield Education Association, which represents approximately 500 certificated and non-certificated members, truly values the commitment that Board of Education members make to our community, our schools, and our students. Normally, we would be discussing the time and place for our annual Meet the Board of Education Candidates night, sponsored as a PRIDE event, where ...

IRS highlights online resources during Small Business Week; many resources available in multiple languages

WASHINGTON – In support of National Small Business Week – Sept. 22 to 24 – the Internal Revenue Service is emphasizing the many IRS online resources available to help small business owners and self-employed individuals needing to handle the tax aspects of their business.

Resources in multiple languages

The IRS has a long history of providing resources in Spanish and ...

Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ...

Long Beach Island Extended Summer Lifeguard Locations and Schedule

September 9, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer.

Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.  

There will be more people here in September primarily because there are many home owners will stay put here on LBI and work remotely from home. 

Here is the current ...

Record Setting Jersey Shore Patriotic Boat Rally Supports President Trump, Police and Veterans

LONG BEACH ISLAND — A potentially record-breaking boat rally took place on Saturday at the Jersey Shore. Saturday’s Jersey Shore parade began at 9:30 a.m. in Toms River. According to a Facebook post promoting the event, the parade split into different groups, with one ending at Morrison’s Marina in Beach Haven.  One group of boaters headed north of Toms River and the ...

Warren Supports Warren Police With Lawn Signs

September 23, 2020

 

WARREN, NJ - Warren is now showing support for its police department with lawn signs popping up throughout the Township thanks to the Warren Township Honorary PBA.

“During a time of turmoil and unrest in our country where many police departments and officers are being vilified because of the actions of a few the HPBA was looking for a way to express our support and admiration ...

COVID-19 Outbreak: Hillsborough Suspends Youth Athletic Programs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several youth recreational and competitive sports programs have been suspended due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases first reported by Mayor Douglas Tomson in a Health Advisory issued on Friday, Sept. 18.

Tomson confirmed the first person to test positive was associated with DC Gymnastics, a sprawling indoor athletic facility located in a building on Jill Court.

Quickly ...

Somerset County Board of Elections Adds 14 Poll Locations and 8 Ballot Drop Box Locations for the Nov. 3 General Election








 

Somerset County’s Election Board Administrator, Jerry L. Midgette announced today that pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order #179 and newly enacted legislation codifying that Order, 14 poll locations and 8 ballot drop box locations have been added for Somerset County voters. 

For the November ...

Construction at Hillsborough Schools Runs Afoul of Building Department

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Multiple construction projects at several Hillsborough schools that began earlier this summer and that are still under way were shut down last week by the township Building Department for failure to pay for building permits that had been issued when the work began at the nine buildings in June.

Because the school district had not paid for the permits, no inspections had been ...

Lock Your Cars: 5 Warren Unlocked Vehicles Burglarized in One Day

WARREN, NJ - Lock Your Cars! Five Warren vehicles were burglarized on Sunday, police said. Two at the same location on Red Hill Road, one on Gabriella Lane, and two at the same location on Nicole Lane where entry was also gained to the garage.

“Remove all valuables and secure your vehicle, especially overnight, “ Warren police said. “If you see any suspicious activity ...

More Than Ever, Central Jersey Jazz Fest is All About Improvisation

BUFFALO, NY - Sheila Anderson, co-producer of Sunday's 11th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, was in Somerville last September for the.conclusion of the three-day tri-county event, introducing the acts, working the crowd and staying busy behind the scenes as she has done since 2009.

Thousands brought their chairs and blankets and set up in front of the stage on East Main Street, ...

Grounded

At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...

Make Like a Tree

If they didn’t wear masks in California before, they certainly do now. Smoke and ash obscure the dark orange skies as millions of acres burn out of control encroaching on homes and entire towns. It is the kind of apocalyptic event that makes me glad I live in New Jersey.

But even so far away, it makes me wonder. What would I do if a natural disaster threatened my home and I had 15 ...

Westfield Man, Woman Assaulted with Bat During Morning Break-in, Police Say

September 23, 2020

Updated at 5:28 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents of a home in the 100 block of Park Street were assaulted with a baseball bat during an early Tuesday morning break-in that officers have arrested four people in connection with, police said.

The man injured during the altercation was treated at a local hospital and has since been released, Police Chief Christopher Battiloro said. The ...

Victims in Sunday Morning's Shooting in New Brunswick Identified

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Authorities have identified the victims of Sunday morning’s shooting on Delafield Street.

Anthony Robinson 23, of New Brunswick, and Lionel Macauley, 28, of Franklin, have been identified as the two male victims who were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and died from the injuries they sustained in the shooting, according to Middlesex County ...

Chilling Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning.

In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Grounded

At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...

Make Like a Tree

If they didn’t wear masks in California before, they certainly do now. Smoke and ash obscure the dark orange skies as millions of acres burn out of control encroaching on homes and entire towns. It is the kind of apocalyptic event that makes me glad I live in New Jersey.

But even so far away, it makes me wonder. What would I do if a natural disaster threatened my home and I had 15 ...