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The Library will close at 6 PM in observance of Thanksgiving.

Wed, November 24
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The Library will close at 6 PM in observance of Thanksgiving.

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New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

New Jersey Date Night: What’s Old is New in Woodbridge Township

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

New Jersey is a state known for firsts, from the first college football game to the first US town to have electricity. One of the places where lots of firsts happened is the oldest township in our state —Woodbridge Township. 

Believed to be the location of the first anti-slavery meeting in our ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

CD7 Redistricting

November 30, 2021

This letter is in support of fair Congressional districts that enable the voters to choose the person they want to represent them. Prior to 2019 for ten years CD 7 was represented by Leonard Lance who was all but assured reelection due to gerrymandering. He seemed more concerned with catering to his donor corporations than serving the district’s residents and never did town halls or visited ...

2022 Primary Election Policies

December 1, 2021

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Somerset County Surrogate and Clerk’s Offices to Suspend Extended Hours Nov. 24 in Celebration of Thanksgiving

SOMERVILLE, NJ – On Wednesday, Nov. 24, the Somerset County Surrogate’s Office and Clerk’s Office, located in the Administration Building at 20 Grove St., Somerville, will close at 4:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. respectively to allow staff and the public to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Extended hours of operation will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 1, when the offices will close ...

BOBO Fridays food drive continues on Nov. 19

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help their neighbors in-need by purchasing an extra can of food during their routine trip to the grocery store, and donating it to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays on Nov. 19. Donations can be placed in the blue bins found in the breezeway of the Somerset County Administration Building, located at 20 Grove St., Somerville. If residents cannot ...

Best Holiday Lights To Check Out This Season

November 27, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Now that the turkeys have been stuffed and the cranberry sauce eaten, it's time for one of the annual festivities of the holiday season; checking out those awesome light displays. Of course, make time to drive around local neighborhoods to see what gems fellow residents have created, but don't forget to set aside some time to take a drive to enjoy those spectacular holiday ...

Big Santa Lights Up the Night (and Hearts) in Paramus

PARAMUS, NJ - The High School Marching Band, along with bergenPAC performers, warmed the chilly evening as the Garden State Plaza lit up Big Santa on Friday night, November 19.

It was the 4th consecutive annual lighting of Westfield Garden State Plaza's iconic leader of elves, who stretches 45 feet into the sky and has to be installed during several days with a ...

Watchung Rescue Squad Dedicates Tree of Lights to Educators of Watchung, Event Set for Saturday

November 30, 2021

WATCHUNG, NJ – The Watchung Rescue Squad is dedicating this year’s Tree of Lights to the educators of Watchung. Educators from Bayberry, the Giving Nest Preschool, Mount St. Mary Academy, Valley View and Watchung Hills Regional High School will be honored at the 31st annual ceremony scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4.

“This year we will be dedicating the tree to the ...

Somerville Man, 27, Charged with Distribution of Kiddie Pornography

NEWARK, NJ – A 27-year-old Somerville is free on $10,000 bail after being charged with distribution of kiddie porn showing graphic sexual abuse of prepubescent children in video and photo stills, according to the US Attorney General's Office New Jersey District. 

Marcevan Manasse is charged with one count of distribution of child pornography, according to Acting U.S.

Shopping Tips for this Holiday Season of Giving

November 26, 2021

 As Thanksgiving passes, and Jingle Bells starts playing on the radio, the holiday shopping season is upon us.

A recent WalletHub study dove into the tendencies of holiday shopping:

Macy’s, JCPenney, and Belk are 2021’s Best Places to Shop on Black Friday, offering an average discount of at least 56.7%.
Around 11% of items at major retailers will be more expensive ...

NJ School Supervisor Saves a Student from Choking as "Training Kicks In"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ugh! Lunchroom duty for teachers and administrators in a middle school. Loud, messy, silly, and sometimes a bit dramatic, too.  Herbert Peluzzo, Supervisor of Social Studies for the East Brunswick Public Schools, was pitching in as an Interim Assistant Principal at Hammarskjold Middle School on Tuesday. He was surfing the tide of one such busy lunch period when a ...

String of Violent Robberies in Plainfield Under Investigation; Public’s Help Sought (VIDEO)

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Plainfield Police Director Captain David Guarino jointly announced Wednesday that a series of violent street robberies targeting Hispanic males in Plainfield is under investigation. The robberies have occurred over the course of several weeks, and are mostly carried out during early morning and daytime hours.

The suspects ...

On The Road Again: AAA New Jersey Projects Thanksgiving Travel May Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels

NEW JERSEY -- Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with air travel almost completely recovering from its dramatic fall during the pandemic, up 80% over last year. As restrictions continue to lift and consumer confidence ...

State College Police Release Additional Information Regarding Death of Summit Teen

SUMMIT, NJ - The State College (PA) Police Department released an update on November 19 to its initial media release regarding the death of 19-year-old Summit resident and Penn State University sophomore Justine Gross.

Justine Gross was reported missing on November 11 and the State College Police Department announced, without naming her as the deceased, on November 12 that the body ...

Winter Walk Returns to Berkeley Heights December 4 from 3 to 6 p.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Winter Walk returns to downtown Berkeley Heights between Snyder and Plainfield Avenues on Saturday, December 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. 

The Winter Walk is a way for the businesses of Berkeley Heights to give back to the community. The people of Berkeley Heights and surrounding communities are invited to experience a night of fun and festivities fully funded and ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

The Best U.S. Trips to Take During the Holiday Season

While some may agree that there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” for others, Christmastime means vacation time. If you’re thinking about heading out of town for the holidays, here are seven destinations to put on your list. 

Best Places to Visit in November

Montpellier, Vermont. From the changing colors of the leaves to the mouth-watering smell of ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

Curious About Botox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

In this day and age, everyone has heard of Botox, but do you really know what it is and how it works? More than just a popular treatment for wrinkles, Botox is approved to treat various problems, from sweating to migraines. If you’re curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before reaching out to doctors for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most ...