Survivors of Suicide Loss Bereavement/Support Group Meeting

There is an unwarranted stigma associated with suicide.  Grief after suicide presents challenges and difficulties to survivors.  This support group is for those who have lost a friend or family member to suicide.  People will have the opportunity to process their own grief, while celebrating their loved one.  Friends and family will have the space to share their methods of coping and offer support to those who have lost someone to this tragedy.  Let’s work together at ending the stigma.

Free parking and wheelchair access available.

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  1. Augusta Santos
  2. johncharitable@aol.com
Mon, February 17
7:00 pm — 8:45 pm
Add to My Calendar 02/17/2020 7:00pm 02/17/2020 8:45pm America/New_York Survivors of Suicide Loss Bereavement/Support Group Meeting

There is an unwarranted stigma associated with suicide. Grief after suicide presents challenges and difficulties to survivors. This support group is for those who have lost a friend or family member to suicide. People will have the opportunity to process their own grief, while celebrating their loved one. Friends and family will have the space to share their methods of coping and offer ...

123 East Cliff St Somerville, NJ 08835

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

123 East Cliff St
Somerville, NJ 08835

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NJ Pastry Chef to Compete in Food Network’s ‘Chopped Sweets!’

February 22, 2020

This story first appeared in TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

Scotch Plains resident Joe Murphy, a corporate pastry chef for the legendary restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, founder of the Jean-Georges Restaurant Group, will compete on the Food Network program “Chopped Sweets!” on Monday, Feb. 24. The show, hosted by “Chopped!” judge and “Best Bakers in ...

8 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in New Jersey

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Congressman Tom Malinowski visits Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center

February 24, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - FEBRUARY 20, 2020 - Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) visited Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit on Thursday, where he was given a first-hand look at the innovative ways that the hospital is delivering high-quality care.

The visit included a presentation and discussion with Overlook’s leadership led by Atlantic Health System President and ...

Fundraiser for Violins of Hope - New Jersey

This is the press release for the fundraiser for Violins of Hope - New Jersey on April 19, 2020.  Also attached is a description from the website Violinsofhopenj.org.  

EVENTS

Violins of Hope – New Jersey Fundraiser and Holocaust Remembrance Reception, April 19th

On Sunday, April 19th, please join us at Congregation B’nai Israel in Basking Ridge for an ...

Here’s why you should use direct deposit for a tax refund

With the April 15, 2020  deadline around the corner, taxpayers should be aware of the benefits of using direct deposit for refunds. It’s easy, secure and the fastest way to get a tax refund.

Here are 10 quick facts about direct deposit.

It’s the best and fastest way for taxpayers to get their tax refund.
It’s free.
It’s secure.
Taxpayers can deposit ...

Free IRS programs help taxpayers prepare and file returns

With tax filing time here, many taxpayers can get their taxes prepared for free. The IRS trains and certifies thousands of volunteers to help people meet their tax deadline. People with low to moderate income may benefit from this free tax help through one of these two programs:

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. This is for eligible taxpayers who generally earn $56,000 or less, persons with ...

Affordable Energy for New Jersey Coalition Launches with Support of Business, Labor, Civic and Energy Interests

In response to the recently released New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP), representatives of labor, energy, business and civic groups have come together to launch Affordable Energy for New Jersey.  The Coalition will work to ensure New Jersey residents continue to have safe, reliable and affordable choices to meet their energy needs.

“The EMP’s emphasis on a move to complete ...

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 ...

Fighting Melanoma from the Inside Out

Six years ago, Pennsylvania resident John Snyder learned he had melanoma, an aggressive type of skin cancer. By last summer, he was running out of options — and time.

“Nothing my doctors tried was working,” said John, 57. “It wasn’t looking good for me.”

His local physicians then delivered the hopeful news that researchers three hours away, at the ...

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 ...

Local Health Officials Continue to Monitor Coronavirus Developments

February 24, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health is continuing to keep residents informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and about ongoing planning to protect communities in Somerset County.

While widespread media coverage can make this situation seem alarming, it is important to note that as of Monday, Feb. 24, there have been no coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in Somerset ...

Chris Edwards Named President/CEO of Somerset Business Partnership

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Chris Edwards, former vice-president of Business Services at the Somerset County Business Partnership, will become the new president and CEO of the SCBP, replacing Mike Kerwin who will retire on March 13.

Edwards has served in his current position at the SCBP since May of 2018 following his tenure as SCBP director of Business Development from March, 2013  to May, ...

Driver Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Collision with School Bus, Police Say

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - One driver was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries following a motor vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Washington Valley Road involving an unloaded school bus and two passenger vehicles, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police

According to the report, Bridgewater Township Police responded to the intersection of Washington Valley Road and ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Police Announce Arrests in Bomb Threat that Closed Down Short Hills Mall

February 24, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — In a statement provided to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills by the Millburn Police Department, a pair of arrests have been announced in connection with the false bomb threat that closed down the Short Hills Mall late last week.

Stephanie Abreu, 31, and William Baldwin, 30, both from Maplewood, NJ were charged by police with making bomb threats, as well as conspiracy and ...

Paul McCartney is Here, There and Everywhere - In New Jersey

METUCHEN, NJ  - Strawberry Fields? Nope. Abbey Road? Wrong again. Penny Lane? Not even close.

The long and winding road inexplicably led Paul McCartney to this 2.8 square-mile borough that's home to about 14,000 people in the center of Middlesex County.

The residents who happened to be strolling down Main Street on Sunday afternoon were stunned at the sight of the former Beatle, ...

Arrest Made in 1985 Meadowlands Murder, Cold Case Task Force Says

NORTH JERSEY — Thirty-five years after a New York City man’s body was discovered on the side of the road less than two miles from the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, police have made an arrest in his murder.

On Wednesday, detectives with the North Jersey Regional Cold Case Task Force arrested 66-year-old David Garrido at the Midtown North Precinct in New York City following a ...

Short Hills Mall Bomb Threat Draws Local, County Officials

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 ...

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 ...