Camp Riverbend "Leap Day" Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Leap into 2020 at Camp Riverbend's "Leap Day” Open House Saturday February 29, 10 am – 12 noon.  We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors, including games, crafts and cooking.  Take a tour of the camp site with our directors.  Free!  RSVP required to RSVP@campriverbend.com or 908-580-CAMP.

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  1. The Breene Family
  2. 908-580-CAMP
  3. info@campriverbend.como
Sat, February 29
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Choosing a camp for this summer?

Leap into 2020 at Camp Riverbend's "Leap Day” Open House Saturday February 29, 10 am – 12 noon. We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors, including games, crafts and cooking. Take a tour of the camp site with our directors. Free! RSVP required to RSVP@campriverbend.com or ...

116 Hillcrest Rd. Warren, NJ 07059

Camp Riverbend

116 Hillcrest Rd.
Warren, NJ 07059

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8 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in New Jersey

February 20, 2020

Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen.

Salud!

Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering fajitas or crawfish etouffee —  nothing goes better with a ...

New Stuffed Burger Restaurant in Springfield Promises ‘Super’ Experience

This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture.

“I am a comic book enthusiast/collector,” Grunauer said. “So the love of comics, ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad: Great Way to Volunteer and Help the Community

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad is seeking new volunteers to become members of their team, especially young people and students. 

“I can’t think of anything that’s more important than what we do,” said Alan Chadrjian, an EMT and Driver with the Rescue Squad. “This is a place where you can meet people, and learn things that will ...

Small Business Spotlight: Maplewood, NJ’s Oldest Business Shares the Lessons of their Longevity

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Maplewood’s oldest business, Woolley Home Solutions, spoke with TAPintoTV about their long history in town and how they've been able to maintain their success for 95 years. 

“It’s a lot to live up to,” said Norman E. Woolley. “It’s important to support the town that’s allowed you to thrive and be able to be successful for that ...

Proposed Beach Haven Marina Hotel and Restaurant Begins Application Before Beach Haven's Land Use Board

February 13, 2020

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — The Beach Haven Hotel and Marina proposal was before the Beach Haven Land Use Board on Monday night. The meeting was held at the Surflight Theater due to the approximately 275 interested spectators in attendance. 

Christopher Vernon has submitted plans to build a 102 room hotel at the site of the Morrison's Marina.  The plan is continue operating the ...

NJ Illegal Puppy Mill Dismantled; 132 Animals Rescued, Prosecutor says

February 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley jointly announced Wednesday.

Ten fourth-degree criminal ...

Community Training to be Offered at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss

February 19, 2020

Sadly, children, teens and adults will experience different losses in life:  divorce, moving, friendships ending, sports injuries or the death of a friend or family member.  Despite these losses, children, teens and adults can learn how to cope with loss, and even grow after loss, if given the right support. How can we best support grieving people in their homes, communities and ...

$1,000 Music Scholarship

Are you a high school senior woman who has applied for a college music program? Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer the $1,000.00 Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music.  Rehearsing in Stirling, New Jersey, we are dedicated to teaching, singing, and ...

Many taxpayers can use IRS Free File to file their taxes at no cost

Millions of Americans use IRS Free File to file their federal taxes every year. They can use either name-brand software or the Free File Fillable Forms. Combining IRS Free File with direct deposit is the quickest and safest way to get a tax refund.

Here are some facts to remember about IRS Free File:

Start at IRS.gov. IRS Free File is available through IRS.gov: using IRS.gov/FreeFile ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Announces Award Honorees Robert C. Garrett, Amparo Aguirre and LAX for the Cure

Susan G. Komen® North Jersey today announced its Pink Tie Party honorees to be recognized during the March 21st event being held at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Jersey City. For over twenty years, Susan G. Komen North Jersey has helped those who can’t pay for treatments, worked to ensure that all people get the care they need, fought for the rights of patients with policy ...

TAPinto Honored with Three NJ News Commons Excellence in Local News Awards

The Center for Cooperative Media honored TAPinto with three NJ News Commons Excellence in Local News Awards.  Each year, the Center for Cooperative Media recognizes local news outlets for innovation, collaboration, investigative reporting, campus reporting, sustainability, and engagement. 

TAPinto Paterson won the Engage Local Award that recognizes a news organization or journalist ...

NJ Illegal Puppy Mill Dismantled; 132 Animals Rescued, Prosecutor says

February 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley jointly announced Wednesday.

Ten fourth-degree criminal ...

Rutgers to Host Last Witness to Emmett Till Abduction

February 17, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Brunswick’s Department of American Studies on Thursday will host the Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., the last living witness to the abduction of Emmett Till, for a discussion on love, forgiveness and reconciliation.

The program, focusing on the legacy of Till's murder in 1955 - which became one of the defining moments of the U.S. civil rights movement - will be held ...

Madison County: Bridges, John Wayne, and Wine

MADISON COUNTY, IA — There is a section of Iowa where you can relive that movie with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, visit the home of the Duke, and, well, drink wine.

This February day trip started at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset.  Wayne was born in a house adjacent to the museum in 1907 as Marion Robert Morrison.

You enter into a gift shop, where you are free ...

Proposed Beach Haven Marina Hotel and Restaurant Begins Application Before Beach Haven's Land Use Board

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — The Beach Haven Hotel and Marina proposal was before the Beach Haven Land Use Board on Monday night. The meeting was held at the Surflight Theater due to the approximately 275 interested spectators in attendance. 

Christopher Vernon has submitted plans to build a 102 room hotel at the site of the Morrison's Marina.  The plan is continue operating the ...

Cruise Ship Docked in Bayonne Screened for Coronavirus

BAYONNE, NJ - A Royal Caribbean cruise that docked in Bayonne early Friday was met by health officials as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

One of the passengers, according to several reports, had been treated for a fever when the ship was still in the Caribbean.

Four other passengers, Mayor Jimmy Davis said on Facebook, are under observation and were taken to an area ...

A Sneak Peek into a Precinct Vote in the Iowa Caucus

WEST DES MOINES, IA — When you are in Iowa on Caucus Day, you find a precinct to observe the process, because it is almost foreign to someone used to casting a ballot behind a curtain in a voting booth in New Jersey. Across The Hawkeye State there are 1,678 voting precincts, according to iowacaucuses.org, with another 99 satellite locations.  We checked into precinct 315 held at ...

Belmar’s 12th Annual Dine & Discover Tour: Bring Your Friends, Family and Enjoy Group Ticket Discounts

BELMAR, NJ — Because no one likes to eat alone, group discounts are now available for Belmar’s 12th Annual Dine & Discover Tour to be held on Sunday, March 8.

For every five tickets purchased, get one more at no charge, and for every 10 tickets purchased, get two more free — up to $70 in savings to enjoy the food tour and tasting that will showcase the many diverse ...

CAR T-Cell Therapy Trial

Atlantic Health System is treating patients in a new Phase II clinical trial of CAR T-cell therapy at Morristown Medical Center.

“A type of immunotherapy for lymphoma known as CAR T-cell therapy has generated a great deal of excitement within the medical community because it uses a patient’s own immune cells to attack their cancer,” said Dr. Mohamad Cherry, medical ...

Accelerating Access to Breakthrough Cancer Therapies

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care is dedicated to providing patients with access to the most promising and life-saving trials, research, and innovations in the communities where they live and work. Cutting-edge initiatives include the following:

In affiliation with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) of Phoenix, AZ, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care has created the ...

No Children on Bus Involved in Three-Vehicle Crash on Washington Valley Road

February 20, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - No children were on the school bus that was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash on Washington Valley Road at 3 p.m. Thursday.

According to Bill Rose, with the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company, the accident involved a school bus and two motor vehicles at the corner of Washington Valley Road and Blossom Drive.

The driver of a white Honda, Rose said, was taken by ...

Vehicle Crash Closes Washington Valley Road

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Washington Valley Road, between Mt. Prospect Road and Frohlin Drive, is closed until further notice for a motor vehicle crash investigation, according to an alert from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to an alert, the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. Thursday. The alert said it was a serious motor vehicle crash with injuries.

Witnesses said the crash involved a school ...

Bedminster Awards River Road Paving Project to Irvington Construction Company for $493K+

BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The Township Committee passed a resolution to award the contract for improvements to River Road to an Irvington-based construction firm.

Project to Your Way Construction of Irvington won the bid for the improvements to River Road West Sections 1 and 2 for a cost of $493,475.78, it was announced at Tuesday's meeting of the Township Committee.

The Township Committee ...

How Sweet it is for Somerville Police: Happy Valentine's Day, Officers

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Residents of Brandywine Living at Middlebrook Crossing in Bridgewater took a road trip yesterday to several police departments in neighboring towns to express their thanks to police for keeping them safe, delivering Valentine sweets at each of their stops.

Residents visited police in Somerville, Bridgewater, Middlesex, Bound Brook and Green Brook.

"It’s a ...

Operation Shoebox NJ Marks 15 Years of Service with Packing for US Troops

MANVILLE, NJ - Those who say the two-party system in America is broken would have seen otherwise at Saturday's 15th anniversary packing event hosted by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle joining hundreds of volunteers to assemble 1,250 personal care packages for shipment to US troops deployed around the world.

State Assemblyman Roy Freiman, D-16th, ...

Somerset County Man Wanted for Burglaries, Police Say

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are searching for a Bound Brook man who has been charged in connection with home and vehicle burglaries in the area of Washington Avenue.

Charges have been filed against Nigel Hill, 22, for two counts of second degree eluding and third degree burglary, and is also wanted on a Somerset County failure to appear warrant for receiving stolen ...

The Adults in the Room

My house was recently designated as being “teen free”.

This is because my youngest two children just turned 20. They are twins. They are both in college, away from home. I only physically see them when they come home on breaks.

Turning 20 means they have run out of youthful brand names. After spending a lifetime transitioning from infants to toddlers to kids to tweens to teens ...

Short Hills Mall Bomb Threat Draws Local, County Officials

February 20, 2020

UPDATE:  Earlier this afternoon, local and county police were called to the Mall at Short Hills for a Suspected bomb threat.

In a statement from the Millburn Police Department, it was announced that police responded to the Neiman Marcus at the mall over a “telephonic bomb threat.”

The statement went on to say that members of the Essex County Sheriff’s ...

NJ Illegal Puppy Mill Dismantled; 132 Animals Rescued, Prosecutor says

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley jointly announced Wednesday.

Ten fourth-degree criminal ...

DOJ: NJ Man Faces Laundry List of Charges including Sex Trafficking of College Students

NEW YORK – A 60-year-old Piscataway man, formerly of Warren Township,  who after being released from prison moved into his daughter’s Sarah Lawrence College dorm room was arraigned in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday on sex trafficking, extortion, forced labor, conspiracy, money laundering and other charges, said Department of Justice officials.

F.B.I. agents arrested ...

NJ Student Killed by Drunk Driver Honored with Route 22 Billboard

CLARK, NJ – Just over a year ago Michael Sot died after a head-on collision with an alleged drunk driver. Sot was serving as a designated driver for peers from the College of New Jersey at the time of the accident in Ewing. 

His legacy now lives on in service to others on a billboard on Route 22W in Union.  The sign is part of the John R. Elliott Hero Campaign for Designated ...

Shabazz Basketball Coach Assaulted by Players Following Livingston Match-Up

NEWARK, NJ — Newark police are investigating the aggravated assault of a school employee that occurred on Tuesday outside Malcolm X. Shabazz High School, according to Newark authorities, who said that officers observed four members school's basketball team assaulting their coach upon returning from a basketball game in Livingston.

The victim declined medical attention, according to ...

Rutgers-Led Team Creates a Robot that Can Draw Blood for Testing

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike.

A Rutgers-led team has created a blood-sampling robot that performed as well or better than people, according to the first human clinical trial of an automated blood drawing and testing device.

The device provides quick results and would allow healthcare professionals ...

Obituaries

Mark G. “ALJ” Aljian, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 18, 2019, while ...
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The Adults in the Room

My house was recently designated as being “teen free”.

This is because my youngest two children just turned 20. They are twins. They are both in college, away from home. I only physically see them when they come home on breaks.

Turning 20 means they have run out of youthful brand names. After spending a lifetime transitioning from infants to toddlers to kids to tweens to teens ...