Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing

Imagine that with every breath you take you can feel healthier, happier and calmer yet energized. Jana Panter, naturopathic doctor and cranial sacral therapist will help you get there with plenty of time to ask questions. To register please go to: bit.ly/UPLlive.

 

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  1. Deborah L Walter
  2. 908-851-5450
  3. dwalter@uplnj.org
Tue, May 26
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Imagine that with every breath you take you can feel healthier, happier and calmer yet energized. Jana Panter, naturopathic doctor and cranial sacral therapist will help you get there with plenty of time to ask questions. To register please go to: bit.ly/UPLlive.


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NJ Farmers Markets Adjust to New Way of Shopping During Pandemic

July 10, 2020

NEW JERSEY — As New Jersey moves into new phases of reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown, farmers markets are adapting to our new socially distanced “normal.”  

In towns across the state, market managers have implemented new business practices to keep both vendors and customers safe. Designated as essential businesses early in the pandemic, some expanded their footprint ...

Lawmaker Says NJ Should Pick up Restaurants’ Tab After Nixing Indoor Dining

NEW JERSEY — The owner of Sweet Waters Steakhouse in Westfield stocked up for the restart of indoor dining in advance of the July Fourth weekend. That was before Gov. Phil Murphy announced the cancelation of inside dining two days before its anticipated comeback originally slated for July 2.

Frank DiLollo purchased meat and fish, among other foods, for diners ...

7 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer

Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed.

If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days:

Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel spread.

Toss it in your pitcher for mint water. You can combine it with fruit, such ...

NJ Accountant and Tax Coach Explains How Strategic Planning Can Save Businesses Money

July 9, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with Ethan Hundley, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Tax Coach (CTC) about his firm and how he can help clients proactively structure their taxes to save money.  Brodeur and Hundley spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio, which has been reconfigured to accommodate ...

NJ Recording Studio Sets New Standard for Producing Safe Sessions During the Pandemic

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- What does the new normal of music production and recording look like in the time of COVID-19? David Amlen and Tony Drootin of Sound on Sound Studios, a full-service recording facility in Montclair, NJ, spoke with TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how they are safely getting back to business. 

Upon deciding to reopen, Amlen and Drootin walked through the ...

South Orange NJ Small Business Owner Navigates Pandemic with Strong Community Support

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Cat Fisher, owner of Sadie’s and Kitchen a la Mode, two shops in downtown South Orange, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about how her small businesses survived during the COVID-19 pandemic with the support of her community behind her. 

Sadie’s is a women’s and men’s clothing store that focuses on ethical and philanthropic brands and Kitchen a la ...

NJ Guitarist & Composer Discusses Scoring for Music Libraries, TV and Film

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur spoke with New Jersey composer and sound designer Louis Gentile about his career creating scores for digital music libraries, television and film productions. Brodeur and Gentile spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which was reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gentile has ...

Experience Revolutionary War History at The Dey Mansion: George Washington’s Headquarters

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Independence Day, TAPintoTV is revisiting our piece from last year on the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War. 

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen ...

NJ Salon Owner Discusses Reopening Protocols Designed to Keep Staff and Customers Safe

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby caught up with Susan Barbaglia, Owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa, to see how she has been faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Barbaglia had previously appeared on TAPintoTV, when she was celebrating Skin Deep’s 25 years of being in business. 

When the pandemic began to take hold in New Jersey, the days leading up to the salon’s ...

Will Summer Crowds at the Jersey Shore Unleash a New Wave of COVID-19?

July 2, 2020

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

On a warm afternoon at Seaside Heights, Nick Amoresano allowed himself a trip to the beach for the first time in about three months of pandemic-related confinement, but said he wasn’t ...

Search Party Ends in Treasure Recovery at Barnegat Bay Beach

BARNEGAT, NJ — A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident, who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay beach.  Alicia Bivins says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it.

“He told me just to pay it forward,” said Bivins. “He had the biggest smile after he saw ...

Murphy: Casinos, Amusement Parks, Museums, Libraries, Among Businesses Set to Open July 2

TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow – with social distancing and face covering requirements in place – for the following businesses:

Casinos,
Outdoor amusement parks and water parks,
Museums and libraries,
Indoor recreation, and
Gyms/fitness centers (for individualized ...

Have You Seen Bandit?

July 11, 2020

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Bandit? Bandit was last seen at the corner of Reinman Road and Old Stirling Road.

Bandit's family said on Friday," Our dog, Bandit, ran away this morning with his leash attached from our home on Roberts Rd. With help from the Police we were able to track him to the woods behind Mountain Ave and Heather Lane. He is afraid of people but very sweet. Please ...

Somerset County Transportation to Resume Normal Schedules

July 11, 2020

SOMERVILLE,  NJ - Somerset County Transportation will resume its regular schedule for most transit shuttle services starting Monday, July 13.

“We want to thank our riders for their patience throughout the pandemic and are looking forward to resuming Transportation’s regular schedules on Monday,” said Freeholder Melonie Marano, transportation liaison. “The safety of ...

2020 General Election Policies

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

IRS resources available in English, Spanish and other languages to help taxpayers still needing to file their 2019 tax returns

WASHINGTON — As the tax-filing deadline fast approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with limited English proficiency and who have yet to file their 2019 tax returns that there are a variety of ways to get help and information in languages other than English.

“Providing additional materials in more languages to help taxpayers is a priority for the IRS,” ...

Election Day is July 7

 

 

A NOTE ON IN-PERSON VOTING

In-Person voting is only to be conducted by Provisional ballot, not on a machine except for voters with a certified disability who may vote on an ADA-Accessible voting machine​
 

Mail-in ballots CANNOT be returned to a polling location. They must either be dropped off in a designated secured “Drop Box” ...

Here are reasons people should file a 2019 tax return; Economic Impact Payment, tax credits available for some

While many people are required to file a tax return, it's a good idea for everyone to determine if they should file. Some people with low income are not required to file but will need to do so to get a tax refund.

The Interactive Tax Assistant – Do I Need to File a Tax Return? - will help determine if an individual is required to file a federal tax return or should file to ...

Long Beach Township will Present Fourth of July Firework Celebration at Bayview Park

July 1, 2020

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — With many towns canceling their Fourth of July fireworks due to COVID-19 crowd concerns, Long Beach Township has decided to present them with social distancing in mind.

The firework celebration will take place at 68th Street in Brant Beach on the bay, but Bayview Park and the Long Beach Township parking lots will be closed. 

The fireworks to ...

Pilot Rescued from Ocean After Plane Crashes

SURF CITY — On Saturday afternoon a small banner plane crashed into the ocean at 13th Street in Surf City. 

The Surf City Police Department and Patrolmen Costabile and Rible arrived on scene and found a small banner plane had crashed into the ocean.

Surf City lifeguards, Scott Meggitt and Charles Orborne, went right to work and quickly rescued the pilot and brought ...

Will Summer Crowds at the Jersey Shore Unleash a New Wave of COVID-19?

July 2, 2020

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

On a warm afternoon at Seaside Heights, Nick Amoresano allowed himself a trip to the beach for the first time in about three months of pandemic-related confinement, but said he wasn’t ...

Search Party Ends in Treasure Recovery at Barnegat Bay Beach

BARNEGAT, NJ — A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident, who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay beach.  Alicia Bivins says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it.

“He told me just to pay it forward,” said Bivins. “He had the biggest smile after he saw ...

Local Hospital Has Vacationers Covered in Case of Emergency

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The threat of getting sick has cast a shadow on some travel plans. However, those heading for a beach vacation on Long Beach Island or the surrounding area can rest assured. The Southern Ocean Medical Center stands equipped to handle their emergent care if something unexpected interferes with the plans for rest and relaxation.

Michele Morrison, MPH, BSHA, RN, is the ...

Long Beach Township will Present Fourth of July Firework Celebration at Bayview Park

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — With many towns canceling their Fourth of July fireworks due to COVID-19 crowd concerns, Long Beach Township has decided to present them with social distancing in mind.

The firework celebration will take place at 68th Street in Brant Beach on the bay, but Bayview Park and the Long Beach Township parking lots will be closed. 

The fireworks to ...

‘Let New Jersey Eat Again’ Empanada Extravaganza Food Truck Festival at Garden State Plaza July 12

PARAMUS, N.J. — For a local promotion company specializing in the organization of some of the most exciting festivals the Garden State has to offer, the start of summer solstice and the muy caliente weather that accompanies it calls for an Empanada Extravaganza!

On Sunday, July 12, MegaBite Events will host the daylong food truck festival in the parking lot of Westfield Garden State ...

Pilot Rescued from Ocean After Plane Crashes

SURF CITY — On Saturday afternoon a small banner plane crashed into the ocean at 13th Street in Surf City. 

The Surf City Police Department and Patrolmen Costabile and Rible arrived on scene and found a small banner plane had crashed into the ocean.

Surf City lifeguards, Scott Meggitt and Charles Orborne, went right to work and quickly rescued the pilot and brought ...

Latest Advances in Cancer Care Presented at Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Oncology Symposium”

Cutting-edge advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer were brought to the forefront on June 27th during Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium,” an event sponsored by Atlantic Health System Cancer Care and held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Attended by nearly 160 top oncology professionals, the half-day ...

Somerset County July 1 COVID-19 Update: No Deaths Reported Overnight

July 1, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,327 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 29 new cases overnight; no deaths were reported, remaining at 447.

Warren Township Mayor Mick Marion and Deputy Mayor George Lazo recorded a video today in order to continue communications with Warren residents. The ...

Duke Farms Salutes Women Farmers, Entrepreneurs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Farmers' Market at Duke Farms is paying tribute to women-owned farms and entrepreneurs who come out every Sunday during the summer to promote their businesses and sell their fresh products.

Now in its fourth week, the farmers' market will be open every Sunday through Sept. 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the visitor's center off ...

Bicyclist Steals Black Lives Matter Flag During Somerville Protest

SOMERVILLE, NJ - An unidentified teenager riding a bicycle stole a Black Lives Mater flag that had been planted on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday afternoon as part of a planned demonstration organized by local Black Lives Matter activists.

He rode off telling surprised witnesses, ":I Captured Their Flag."

He pedaled his bicycle on the ...

Bridgewater Police: Missing Male from Severin Drive Found Safely

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are reporting that the person missing Monday morning has been found.

Police sent a Nixle alert saying he has been safely located.

Bridgewater Police reported just before 8 a.m. Monday that they were looking for a missing endangered autistic male from Severin Drive.

June 28 Somerset County COVID-19 Update

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 4,285 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 7 new cases overnight and a total of 447 deaths.

The New Jersey Department of Health Sunday reported a total of 171,182 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state ...

Dining al Fresco on Route 28 in Somerville Scratched Off the Menu

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Main Street restaurants will not get the opportunity to expand their outdoor dining accommodations beyond the curb and on to Route 28.

The Borough Council adopted and sent a resolution to the state Department of Transportation earlier this month after Gov. Phil Murphy gave permission for restaurants to re-open for outdoor dining only, rescinding an executive order issued in ...

Carved in Stone Too

A Monumental History Lesson Part 2

It is difficult to topple a mountain. Particularly if the mountain rises 800 feet from the ground, covers 583 acres, and is made of granite.

It is not like lassoing an iron horse and its rider from a concrete pedestal and heave-hoing it into pieces on the ground. Mountains are no pushovers.

Such is the dilemma with Stone Mountain in Georgia, recognized ...

Carved In Stone

A Monumental History Lesson

On July 4, 1863, Union soldiers began the arduous and grizzly task of burying over 7,000 dead bodies in trenches and shallow graves. Later, as rains had washed away the ground cover re-exposing the stench of blackened and gnarled limbs, the town of Gettysburg took on the task of exhuming the bodies and consecrating them in the newly created Soldiers National ...

Celebrating the Communities We Build

So, you may have noticed I missed a week, which is odd because I had something written, not this but something. My excuse is this – COVID has warped my sense of time, I go to make my Thursday call on Tuesday then on Friday I wonder how I missed Thursday. Holidays have the potential to go unnoticed too – I’m horrible with dates so forgetting my own birthday is fairly easy even in ...

Flood Causes Massive Traffic Delays on Route 287

July 6, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – A flash flood on Monday afternoon caused several northbound and southbound lanes on Route 287 to shut down on part of the highway in Morristown during a frustrating rush hour commute.

Traffic was backed up for several miles, according to the Waze live traffic map as cars and trucks slowly treaded through the flooded highway. There was only one lane open on each side of ...

Morris County Prosecutor Releases Statement on Body Found in Morristown Park

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The discovery of a body in Lewis Morris Park on June 28 remains an active investigation, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker. 

"The Morris County Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death as suicide," the statement said.

The ...

New Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway Begins Tenure

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Stating that the move was “in the spirit of shared sacrifice that this moment requires,” new Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway -- on his first day at the helm of the university -- said he will take a 10-percent pay cut.

In addition to the pay reduction Holloway, the 21st president in the university's history, will personally ...

‘Let New Jersey Eat Again’ Empanada Extravaganza Food Truck Festival at Garden State Plaza July 12

PARAMUS, N.J. — For a local promotion company specializing in the organization of some of the most exciting festivals the Garden State has to offer, the start of summer solstice and the muy caliente weather that accompanies it calls for an Empanada Extravaganza!

On Sunday, July 12, MegaBite Events will host the daylong food truck festival in the parking lot of Westfield Garden State ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Carved in Stone Too

A Monumental History Lesson Part 2

It is difficult to topple a mountain. Particularly if the mountain rises 800 feet from the ground, covers 583 acres, and is made of granite.

It is not like lassoing an iron horse and its rider from a concrete pedestal and heave-hoing it into pieces on the ground. Mountains are no pushovers.

Such is the dilemma with Stone Mountain in Georgia, recognized ...

Carved In Stone

A Monumental History Lesson

On July 4, 1863, Union soldiers began the arduous and grizzly task of burying over 7,000 dead bodies in trenches and shallow graves. Later, as rains had washed away the ground cover re-exposing the stench of blackened and gnarled limbs, the town of Gettysburg took on the task of exhuming the bodies and consecrating them in the newly created Soldiers National ...