Perfect receipe for a Saturday in Watchung - Pumpkin Decorating and Food Trucks

Perfect receipe for a Saturday in Watchung - Pumpkin Decorating and Food Trucks

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Perfect receipe for a Saturday in Watchung - Pumpkin Decorating and Food Trucks

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Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

November 27, 2020

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

Cranberry Farming Has a History in NJ (Thanksgiving Recipe Included)

What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say cranberry sauce has and always will be on their Thanksgiving table every ...

NJ Restaurants Look to ‘Bubbles’ to Stay Afloat This Winter

In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles.

Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an essential part of their business plan, as indoor dining is currently capped at 12 ...

Documentary Filmmakers on the Untold Story of How Indigenous Women Influenced the Suffragette Movement

November 27, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur talked with Director Katsitsionni Fox and Editorial Consultant Corinna Sager about the new documentary film Without a Whisper, the untold story of how indigenous women influenced the early suffragette movement in the United States. 

The film “uncovers that hidden history,” said Fox. Women in the Haudenosaunee ...

The 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims Landing at Plymouth Rock and the History of Thanksgiving

PLYMOUTH, MA --  This year marks the 400th anniversary of the historic landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. A ship named the Mayflower set sail from England and eventually arrived at Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts in 1620. The pilgrims originally tried to sail to Virginia, which was already an established colony at that time. However, rough seas and storms took them off course and they ...

How to Survive Political Discussions at Your Next Family Holiday Gathering

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf sat down with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to provide strategies on how to negotiate potentially difficult political discussions at family holiday gatherings.

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ studio facility earlier in 2020, after being featured several times on TAPintoTV via Zoom. East ...

Joe Apfelbaum Tells Ellen Volpe How to Go From Frustration to MOJOvation on Opportunity Calls

LONG ISLAND, NY -- Ellen Volpe, President of American Business Associates, spoke with Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union, on a recent episode of Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe.

Apfelbaum’s position as CEO of an internet-based marketing company is only one of his many roles. “Joe is a business mentor, leader, direct marketing guru, extraordinary networker, educator, ...

Visit the Home of One of America's Most Celebrated Poets: The Robert Frost Stone House Museum

SHAFTSBURY, VT -- Erin McKenny, Director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, joined TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the museum and the lasting legacy of one of America's most celebrated poets.

We know whose woods these were—Robert Frost lived in the home for nine years starting in 1920. The home is located in Shaftsbury, Vermont, and is operated by Bennington College.

NJ Policy Experts Discuss New Survey Data Examining Parent Concerns About Remote Learning

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by Janellen Duffy, Senior Advisor with JerseyCan, and Vivian Cox Fraser, President and CEO of the Urban League of Essex County, to discuss a recent report released by the Global Strategy Group and the New Jersey Children’s Foundation examining parents’ perspectives on remote learning during the 2020-21 school ...

New York Yankees Name Somerset Patriots Their Double-A Affiliate

November 17, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New York Yankees announced changes to their minor league affiliation structure as a result of the expiration of the Professional Baseball Agreement (between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball) and the creation of the Prospect Development Pipeline, a collaborative effort between MLB and USA Baseball to establish an official identification and player development ...

All U.S. PetValu Stores Closing, Including Gillette and Warren Locations

November 9, 2020

WARREN, NJ — Pet Valu, a specialty pet food and supplies retailer, has announced it will shutter all 358 of its U.S. stores, including locations in Gillette and Warren.. 

Jamie Gould, Pet Valu’s recently appointed chief restructuring officer, said in a news release that the company’s stores “have been significantly impacted by the protracted COVID-19-related ...

SCDC Black Caucus Somerset County 2021 Scholarship Opportunity

November 27, 2020

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SOMERSET, NJ -- The Somerset County Democratic Committee Black Caucus (SCDCBC) is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Somerset County Future (Political) Leaders Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted through December 18, 2020.

The Somerset County Future (Political) Leaders Scholarship recognizes continuing ...

Get Ready for Taxes: Steps to take now to make tax filing easier in 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.

This is the second in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on IRS.gov, outlines steps taxpayers can take now to make tax filing easier in ...

Here’s what taxpayers can do now to Get Ready to file taxes in 2021

There are steps people can take now to make sure their tax filing experience goes smoothly in 2021. First, they can visit the Get Ready page on IRS.gov.

Here are a few other things people can do now:

Check their withholding and make any adjustments soon

Since most taxpayers typically only have a few pay dates left this year, checking their withholding soon is especially important.

North Plainfield Staff call for Remote Option amidst spread of COVID-19

Taking a stand to protect the lives of North Plainfield staff from contracting COVID-19, the North Plainfield Education Association (NPEA) is urging North Plainfield School District to allow staff the option of working remotely from home or working remotely from district buildings while students transition back to remote learning over the upcoming Thanksgiving break and Winter Break. The North ...

Here’s who qualifies for the employee business expense deduction

Employee business expenses can be deducted as an adjustment to income only for specific employment categories and eligible educators.

Taxpayers can no longer claim unreimbursed employee expenses as miscellaneous itemized deductions, unless they are a qualified employee or an eligible educator. They must complete Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses to take the deduction.

If someone falls ...

NJ Coronavirus Travel Advisory List Now Includes All But Two States

November 11, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's self-quarantine travel advisory list now includes all states, except for Hawaii and Vermont, as well as New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware, which are exempt due to their proximity to the state. 

As of November 10, individuals traveling to New Jersey are asked to get tested for the coronavirus and self-quarantine for 14 days if they ...

VIDEO: Eight Years Later – Belmar Remembered Before and After Superstorm Sandy

Editor’s Note: October 29, 2012. It is a day that the Belmar community will never forget. Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore town, leaving a path of destruction that left an indelible mark on its residents, including John Walsh. While he is known for producing short comedy videos — many poking fun at life in this popular beach town — he recently used his talents for a ...

Health Officials Report 37 New COVID-19 Cases at Carrier Clinic

November 24, 2020

MONTGOMERY, NJ - The township Health Department has confirmed 37 more cases of COVID-19 at the Carrier Clinic behavioral health facility n the Belle Mead section, in addition to the 53 cases affecting both staff and patients reported 10 days ago.

The 90 cases are split between two units of the facility, according to Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey. In response, ...

Nov. 22 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 83 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported an increase of 83 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 7,818 with 532 COVID-10 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 306,007 positive cases of the coronavirus since the ...

COVID-19 Surges; Hillsborough School Buildings to Close Through Dec. 4

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lisa Antunes Friday morning notified students, teachers, staff and parents that school buildings will be closed effective Monday, Nov. 23 in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases, noting that there is no evidence of school-based transmission of the virus.

The closure means that all students and teachers will transition to an all-virtual ...

Nov. 20 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 114 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported an increase of 114 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 7,706 with 532 COVID-10 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 297,370 positive cases of the coronavirus since the ...

Nov. 19 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 142 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported an increase of 142 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 7,592 with 530 COVID-10 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 293,744 positive cases of the coronavirus since the ...

Motorist Faces DUI, other Charges in Fatal Crash on Routes 202/206

BEDMINSTER, NJ – A 66-year-old township resident is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Routes 202/206 intersection at  River Road, with the second driver charged with Driving Under the Influence and several other related charges, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Michael C. Sivulich, 65, Bedminster was transported to an area hospital where he was ...

The New Normal Rockwell

Dear diary,

I love Thanksgiving. Even though I don’t get any presents, it is my favoritest holiday of the whole year.

On Thanksgiving Day our family gets together at our house. My aunts and uncles and cousins and grandmas and grandpas. Sometimes even some awkward girlfriends and boyfriends who we never see again after that. We light a fire in the fireplace and fill up the house with ...

The Answer Man

Watching Jeopardy! always makes me feel like an idiot. I am not very good with random knowledge. Or mental processes in general.

I rationalize this major shortcoming as an impetus for learning, as if knowledge is somehow a finite reservoir. The way I look at it, the more I know, the less there is to learn. It would be pretty boring if I knew everything.

And I no doubt would be more ...

A New (Old) Kind of Holiday

Everyone is worried about the holidays and while I’m sad I can’t see my extended family I am also looking forward to this year because it is like the holidays of my childhood.

Having moved 3 hours away from all of our family when I was entering first grade and my parents quickly realized that the stress of holiday travel stole all its magic we spent every holiday with my immediate ...

Roots Steakhouse Set to Reopen

November 28, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Shut down for two-plus weeks due to multiple positive COVID-19 cases among its staff, Roots Steakhouse in Summit is set to reopen November 28. Harvest Restaurant Group Owner / CEO Chip Grabowski confirmed via email to TAPinto Summit that the restaurant will, indeed, reopen for business and operate per to its normal business hours of:

Lunch

11:30 a.m. - ...

Authorities Seek Public's Help in Identifying Woman Found Deceased in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A composite sketch of a woman found deceased in Elizabeth earlier this year has been created by the New Jersey State Police and is being distributed to the public and media in an attempt to identify her and learn more about the circumstances behind her death, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl ...

Summit Robotics Lab Co-Founder Charged with Sexual Crimes Against Three Students

ELIZABETH, NJ - Christopher P. Marbaix, co-founder of a Summit-based robotics laboratory 'Robot Revolution', has been charged with sexual crimes against three students who attended classes there, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Thursday. 

Marbaix, 59, is charged with two counts of second-degree ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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The New Normal Rockwell

Dear diary,

I love Thanksgiving. Even though I don’t get any presents, it is my favoritest holiday of the whole year.

On Thanksgiving Day our family gets together at our house. My aunts and uncles and cousins and grandmas and grandpas. Sometimes even some awkward girlfriends and boyfriends who we never see again after that. We light a fire in the fireplace and fill up the house with ...

The Answer Man

Watching Jeopardy! always makes me feel like an idiot. I am not very good with random knowledge. Or mental processes in general.

I rationalize this major shortcoming as an impetus for learning, as if knowledge is somehow a finite reservoir. The way I look at it, the more I know, the less there is to learn. It would be pretty boring if I knew everything.

And I no doubt would be more ...