Wrapping Fundraiser: Support North Plainfield Project Graduation

​North Plainfield
Class of 2022 Project Graduation
Tired of wrapping gifts? Let us be your elves and do the wrapping for you!
Sunday, December 15th 12pm - 4pm
Vermeule Center (Clinton Ave.)
Snacks and Hot Chocolate will be sold
Suggested Donations: $10 (up to 5 gifts) $20 (6-10 gifts)
$30 (11-15 gifts)*
For larger gift amounts, or for any questions please email us at Npclassof2022@gmail.com​.

Sun, December 15
12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 12/15/2019 12:00pm 12/15/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Wrapping Fundraiser: Support North Plainfield Project Graduation

​North Plainfield
Class of 2022 Project Graduation
Tired of wrapping gifts? Let us be your elves and do the wrapping for you!
Sunday, December 15th 12pm - 4pm
Vermeule Center (Clinton Ave.)
Snacks and Hot Chocolate will be sold
Suggested Donations: $10 (up to 5 gifts) $20 (6-10 gifts)
$30 (11-15 gifts)*
For larger gift amounts, or for any questions please email us at ...

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Les Marmitons Men’s Cooking Club Serves Up Friendship, 5-Course Dinners in NJ

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Wearing white chef’s jackets and toques, about 30 men are bustling about the professional kitchen. Under the guidance of a professional chef, they work in teams — elbowing through the door with octopus lightly charred from an outdoor fire, pulling pork loin from a sous vide bath, chopping and dicing and plating and laughing.

Soon they’ll be chatting together around round ...

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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 ...

Retracing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Steps through the South

January 20, 2020

SOUTHERN U.S. -- TAPintoTV recently visited Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham, where we traveled in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King, and is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. The 35-acre park is comprised of several buildings, and the Visitor Center museum contains ...

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

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 ...

Gas Leak Causes Long Beach Boulevard Closure

January 20, 2020

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Long Beach Township Police Department has notified residents at 12:53 p.m. today that Long Beach Boulevard is currently closed from 64th to 68th street in both directions.

Closures are due to a gas leak in the area. New Jersey National Gas is on the scene now.

Use Ocean Boulevard as an alternate route.

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, ...

Affordable Housing Development Approved for Warren Township

January 20, 2020

WARREN, NJ – PIRHL Developers, LLC (PIRHL), in partnership with Warren Township, is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency (NJHMFA) has awarded an allocation of Housing Tax Credits to the Apartments at Warren, an 80-unit development that will serve working families, seniors and professionals earning incomes at or below 60% of the Area Median ...

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Trailside Talk Features Rosa Parks In Celebration of Black History Month

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The Ride Is Over: Bowcraft Demolished

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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.

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Green Brook Police announce Road Closures Due to Snowy Weather Saturday

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Washington Avenue and Warrenville Road are closed between Route 22 and Rock Road West due to weather conditions, police advised at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday. 

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Be prepared for icy road conditions in Warren, especially Hillcrest Road, Morning Glory Road, Warrenville Road and Washington ...

Warren Township Welcomes Rubino OB/GYN Group

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The Rubino OB/GYN Group founder, Dr. Robert Rubino and Mayor Marion braved the wind to say,” here’s to a ...

Bound Brook Arson Suspect Caused $52M in Losses, Prosecutor says

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Attendees ...

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That it came on Martin Luther King Jr.

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While the accident was being investigated, the 39-year-old officer, whose name is being withheld, removed a gun in his possession and fired one shot killing himself on scene, said Roselle Park ...

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