Holiday Craft Fair

Come start your holiday shopping 🎄 🕎 THIS Saturday!! All LOCAL crafters, artists & small business owners will have a wide range of unique gifts for everyone on your list!! Great COMMUNITY event! #ShopSmart #ShopSmallBusiness #ShopLocal

Sat, November 23
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Come start your holiday shopping 🎄 🕎 THIS Saturday!! All LOCAL crafters, artists & small business owners will have a wide range of unique gifts for everyone on your list!! Great COMMUNITY event! #ShopSmart #ShopSmallBusiness #ShopLocal

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New Jersey Date Night: Lettuce Eat Salad

January 12, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

The days following the holiday season can be rather heavy — we’re heavy hearted that the celebrations are all over and heavier in the waistline from enjoying every last bite of the festivities. 

In New Jersey it’s difficult to say no to tasty treats like Christmas ...

Ice Pops & Elderberry Syrup: NJ Entrepreneur Gathers Fans as she Rolls with Seasons

When Pamela Beardslee started Puras Paletas, she assumed demand for her gourmet ice pops would drop with the temperature. The entrepreneur had a plan, though. To get through the winter, she would launch a sister business called Elderberry Kitchen and sell homeopathic immune boosters and cold remedies.

But after her first summer selling popsicles made with organic fruit and ...

12-Year-Old NJ Boy to Compete in Food Network’s ‘Kids Baking Championship’

This story first ran on TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como.

Anthony Fontanez is not one to give up. After two unsuccessful tries, the 12-year-old Belmar youngster will compete in the new season of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship.”

The St. Rose Grammar School seventh-grader is among 12 young bakers from across the country chosen for the competition show, which premieres at 9 ...

TAPintoTV Joins News12+ To Reach Millions of Online and Broadcast Viewers Across the Tri-State Metro Area

January 11, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Altice USA’s News 12+, a television news broadcast channel available on cable systems throughout the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area, has added TAPintoTV to its programming schedule. The weekly TAPintoTV program, which airs Sundays at 11AM EST, will feature topical news and lifestyle segments, reaching over 3 million viewers that comprise the News 12+ audience.

“An ...

Beach Haven Hotel and Marina Land Use Board Meeting Abruptly Ends Due to Overcrowding at Borough Hall

January 6, 2020

BEACH HAVEN, NJ— You could have easily seen this coming.  The proposed 102 room hotel and marina with many supporters and many opponents was seeking approval from the Beach Haven Borough Land Use Board.  The meeting was halted by the Beach Haven Fire Marshall due to overcrowding and potential fire hazard.

The meeting has been tentatively rescheduled for 6 p.m.

Facing Death, ‘Skin and Bones’ Puppy Rescued by ‘Beautiful People’, According to Animal Control Officer

December 29, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Animal Control Officer John DeCando is hoping for a post-Christmas miracle for one Paterson puppy.

According to DeCando, a concerned resident was passing by JFK High School on Saturday when she saw the sickly looking puppy on the sidewalk. DeCando was notified after the animal was brought to the Paterson Police Department, and he rushed the emaciated female dog, ...

Trailside Talk Features Rosa Parks In Celebration of Black History Month

January 16, 2020

Union County residents and visitors have the opportunity to “meet” Rosa Parks in a first-person interpreter presentation by Alexandra Ford of the American Historical Theatre. The event is free and is made possible by funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. 

“The story of Rosa Parks is a reminder that individual actions can lead to extraordinary ...

IRS Free File Now Available; do taxes online for free

Most taxpayers can get an early start on their federal tax returns as IRS Free File – featuring brand-name online tax providers – opened on Friday, January 10, 2020 at IRS.gov/FreeFile for the 2020 tax filing season.

Taxpayers whose adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less in 2019 – covering most people – can do their taxes now, and the Free File provider will submit ...

Bring Local News to Your Community While Creating a Profitable Business with TAPinto

The demand for local news is strong.  With traditional newspapers disappearing in communities across the country, new opportunities have become available for online news sites to fill the void. TAPinto is a network of 80 local news sites with more than 10 million readers visiting our sites annually. 

TAPinto sites are locally owned and operated.  TAPinto franchisees come ...

The Ride Is Over: Bowcraft Demolished

December 31, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The site of countless children's birthday parties and fun summer afternoons throughout the area, Bowcraft's days have been numbered for several years. After all, the Scotch Plains Planning Board in 2016 approved a proposal from developers who bought the property and planned to create a complex of affordable apartments and townhomes.

At the time, Art ...

Igloo Village in Downtown Somerville Opens on First Day of Winter

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A pop-up snow squall, single-digit wind chill temperatures and cheek-numbing winds this week accompanied the arrival of a pop-up igloo village on Division Street erected in the shadow of the borough's Christmas tree.

Coincidence?

The calendar does say that Saturday, Dec. 21st is the first day of winter, which happens to be the day the igloos will be open to the ...

Warren Township Unveils Electric Car Charging Station

January 16, 2020

WARREN, NJ -  Warren Township Mayor Michael “Mick” Marion and Deputy Mayor George Lazo, along with Warren Township Administrator Mark Krane, Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Doug Buro, and DPW Assistant Superintendent Mike Lovette, unveiled Warren Township’s new electric car charging station on Wednesday.

Looking towards the future and In order to promote ...

Somerset County Business Partnership Hosts First 'Networking Night' of the Year

SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100 people attended “Networking Night” at the Steeplechase Cancer Center located on the campus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville Wednesday evening. 

The event hosted by the Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) was the first of many networking opportunities the group will host this year. 

Attendees ...

Mayor Robert Frazen: "Bound Brook Will Rebound and We Will Rebuild"

BOUND BROOK, NJ - Fortified by hundreds that have reached out to help, phone calls from the governor, a local businessman offering $10,000 to make things better and assurances from Somerset County officials that help is close at hand, Mayor Robert Fazen is determined to undo the damage to the borough's downtown caused by a seven-alarm fire Sunday night.

“Bound Brook will rebound and ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Authorizing Study of Raritan Valley Line One-Seat Ride Service to NYC

TRENTON, NJ -- Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean requiring NJ Transit to study the restoration of the Raritan Valley Line’s full-time direct rail service to New York Penn Station was signed into law.

"Raritan Valley Line commuters deserve a one-seat ride to Manhattan,” said Kean (R-21). “Restoring full-time, one-seat rides will increase ...

Safe+Sound Somerset Hosts Teen Leadership Conference at RVCC

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Safe+Sound Somerset, Somerset County’s designated domestic violence organization, is inviting peer leaders to help build communities where safety and respect can flourish.

Safe+Sound Somerset is hosting the second annual SPEAK™ Teen Leadership Conference at Raritan Valley Community College on Saturday, Feb. 22 ...

One Charged With Arson in 7-Alarm Bound Brook Fire

BOUND BROOK, NJ - A 28-year-old borough resident has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed two five-story apartment buildings under construction on East Main Street, along with several other nearby structures. 

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson credits video footage from surveillance cameras and I-phone videos with helping to identify the suspect, Juan Hector ...

Warning Signs

Today’s moon is in transit. You may encounter unusual trouble with work, spirituality, sex, and love. Exercise patience in your effort to identify what has gone wrong in your life, and make changes. Now is not the time for thinking and creativity.

This was my horoscope on January 1st, 2020. I thought it was important to understand what portends for the new year and the decade that is in ...

Kids with Special Needs Invited to Adaptive Skate on MLK Day

January 14, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Children 12 and under with special needs are invited to a special adaptive skating session at the Westfield Rink at Gumbert Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20.

Sponsored by the Westfield Hockey Club, the session is free and open to the public. Children of all abilities and backgrounds are welcome, said Julie Steinberg, co-chair of the Westfield Access and ...

Legendary Rutgers Quarterback Richard Policastro Dies at 72

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Richard Policastro, a big-armed quarterback and gifted athlete who passed his way into the Rutgers record book and the university's Athletics Hall of Fame, has died. He was 72.

He passed away Saturday after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the week, according to a report from the university.

Policastro is survived by his wife Lynda, daughter Debbie, son-in-law ...

Rutgers Study Focuses on Families of Children With Autism

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study.

The findings were published in the International Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities.

The study surveyed 25 caregivers of 16 children ages 2 to 20 with autism spectrum disorder to evaluate ...

Route 18 Signs Now Point to Paul Robeson Boulevard

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The process of renaming a busy roadway that cuts across the city for one of its favorite sons is finally complete.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has replaced signage along Route 18 to reflect the city's renaming of Commercial Avenue in honor of actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson.

The city dedicated Paul Robeson Boulevard in June at a ...

Two Dead After Crash on Route 22 Sunday Morning, Police Say

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Two people are dead after one-car crash on Route 22 early Sunday morning, police said. Route 22 was closed in both directions until just before 11 a.m. One lane remained closed while State DPW removed an affected tree, according to reports. 

Mountainside Police responded to several calls of a car fire on Route 22 East near the intersection of ...

Piscataway Vaping Ordinance Restricts Sales of e-Cigarette Products

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Convenience stores and grocery stores around Piscataway could pay a price if they sell vaping related products near schools, parks, and day care centers.

With recent reports across the country of high school students developing respiratory related illnesses, and deaths linked to vaping, now known as “e-Cigarette Vaporative Associate Lung Injuries (EVALI)”, and ...

Obituaries

Mark G. “ALJ” Aljian, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 18, 2019, while ...
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Warning Signs

Today’s moon is in transit. You may encounter unusual trouble with work, spirituality, sex, and love. Exercise patience in your effort to identify what has gone wrong in your life, and make changes. Now is not the time for thinking and creativity.

This was my horoscope on January 1st, 2020. I thought it was important to understand what portends for the new year and the decade that is in ...