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Summer Concert Series

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Duke Island Park, Bridgewater

Summer Concert Series

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Add to My Calendar 08/01/2021 6:00pm 08/01/2021 7:30pm America/New_York Summer Concert Series

The Somerset County Park is thrilled to announce the return of its free Summer Concert Series for 2021 this August as the county emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic that caused the cancellation of the 2020 shows. Each “Journey Through the Decades” show will feature the hits of a different decade played by the immensely talented Tyrone Stackhouse Project at the Duke Island Park ...

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

July 24, 2021

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

NJ to Allow Profit From Home Baking as Entrepreneurs Learn New Rule’s Nooks, Crannies

NEW JERSEY — Bakers in the Garden State who have been longing to make cookies, cakes and other baked treats from home and legally sell them for a profit are another step closer to achieving their goal.

The New Jersey Public Health Council recently approved the state Department of Health’s rule change to allow for the sale of home-baked goods and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Take a Stroll on the Boardwalk

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

Living in New Jersey, be it as a couple or a single, isn’t always easy. We deal with the traffic and most of the time we’re victorious at finding parking places at the mall. But with whatever not-so-great things we’re faced with as New Jerseyans it all looks a little less bad … ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

Compass Gives Back to Chatham NJ Community with Neighborhood Appreciation Day Event

TAPintoTV spoke with Suzy Minken of Compass about a new home in Chatham, NJ and why she hosted an Appreciation Day event for the local neighborhood.

After nine months of construction, 94 Elmwood Avenue is completed and open on Appreciation Day. “I wanted people in the neighborhood and the community to come and see how gorgeous this house is,” Minken explained. “I wanted ...

Overlook Medical Center marks opening of new South Garage, improving parking throughout hospital campus

July 22, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – JULY 22, 2021 – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center today marked the opening of its new South Garage, a recently completed, state-of-the-art employee parking structure that will improve parking throughout the campus.

The 234,000 square-foot garage includes 648 parking spaces and two elevators. The seven-level garage features recharge stations for ...

Morristown Medical Center Receives Reverification from the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Trauma Center

Morristown, New Jersey – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been reverified as a Level I Trauma Center through 2024 by the Verification Review Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes Morristown Medical Center’s dedication to providing superior care for the most seriously injured patients. This marks ...

Overlook Medical Center opens new Bouras Emergency Department entrance, celebrates ENA Lantern Award

SUMMIT, NJ – JULY 15, 2021 – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center marked the opening of its redesigned Bouras Emergency Department (ED) entrance in Summit on Thursday, just days after the department received the Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) prestigious Lantern Award.

The new entrance, part of a larger plan to expand and enhance the entire hospital, ...

Somerset County Youth Council to host ‘Safe Night’ on Aug. 14

This Year’s Theme Is ‘Summer Fest: Mind, Body and Fun’

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — This year, the theme for Safe Night is “Summer Fest: Mind, Body and Fun.” This annual event is an ideal summer festival for teens. Hosted by the Somerset County Youth Council, Safe Night will be occurring on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the Ted Blum 4-H Center located at ...

Bacteria in Water Closes Beach at Hopatcong State Park

July 24, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — It’s a beautiful day for the beach, but not the one at Hopatcong State Park in Roxbury.

The state, which owns and manages the park in Landing, has closed the popular summer swimming site until further notice due to elevated levels of bacteria in the water.

A representative would not say whether the closure is due to Escherichia coli (E. coli) a harmful algal bloom ...

Belmar’s John Walsh Takes First Place in NJ’s ‘Your Voice, Your Shot’ Video Contest

TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during online voting — an announcement that was made ...

A Call to Calm: Are LBI Visitors Angry and Impatient this Summer?

LONG BEACH ISLAND — It is great that the stifling restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic are basically behind us.  Long Beach Island has been inundated with huge crowds this summer.  I do not remember the Causeway Bridge being backed up even at 2 p.m. on a weekday like I have noticed this past week. 

People are so happy to live free again and enjoy the beauty and ...

Hope Surges in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

North Plainfield Schools Announce New Supervisor of Science, Technology and Engineering

July 25, 2021

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — North Plainfield Schools will welcome a new Supervisor of Science, Technology and Engineering in August and say goodby to Daniel Kushner who served the district as the Supervisor of Science, Technology and Engineering since 2016. 

“As Mr. Kushner transitions to a leadership position closer to his home, Dr. Alexander Kuziola will assume the role of ...

Firefighters Honor Fallen Comrade Billy Shaffer

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – It was a sea of blue inside Mary Mother of God Church Thursday night as hundreds of firefighters and emergency personnel from across the state came to pay respects to Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer, who died on July 14 while responding to a car fire. 

Shaffer, who served more than 35 years with the department, was honored with a ...

Warren Summer Concerts Continue, B-Street Wows, Bob Marino and Barbra Lawson Up next

WARREN, NJ —- Bruce! The B-street Band entertained approximately 250 concert goers on Wednesday night including an encore of Thunder Road. Next up is the rescheduled Bob Marino and Barbra Lawson on Thursday.

The B-street Band Bio: Nearly 5,500 performances and 34 years later, the B-Street Band is still the hardest working tribute band on the circuit, with almost 200 shows per ...

Police Investigating Reported Sexual Assault at Duke Island Park

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office are investigating a sexual assault at Duke Island Park Sunday at 8:45 p.m. Authorities are asking for assistance in the identification of the suspect. They are urging citizens not to confront the suspect, but to notify police.

According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, on July 18 ...

Bridgewater Photographer Holding Small Town Photography Exhibit in Warren

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Arik Gorban started with photography when he was young, getting a good camera, lenses, a darkroom and a few books on photography when he was in elementary school.

“I got hooked and never tried any other media,” he said.

Now, Gorban has an exhibit of photos from a road trip to the midwest being featured at the library in Warren through ...

July 16 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 24,025 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 19 overnight. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported 897,0455 total cases, an increase of ...

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I took some time off recently to work on my beach body.

I was shamed into taking this drastic action after learning that a dead whale had washed ashore just north of San Francisco. The maritime behemoth, a 40-foot, 8-ton gray whale, died of blunt force trauma after being struck by a ship.

I don’t know, this seems to me a bit like wandering into your backyard and being run over by a ...

Tuesday is "National New Jersey Day" - Let's Take a Look at the Garden State

July 26, 2021

NEW JERSEY — July 27 is National New Jersey Day. While this is not an official holiday, the New Jersey State Instagram, which is possibly the snarkiest governmental social media account in the country, lent it some credibility when it posted Monday, "Tomorrow is #NationalNewJerseyDay.  Prepare accordingly."

Hawthorne's Mayor Richard Goldberg told TAPinto Hawthorne, ...

Newark Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Statewide Armed Robbery Spree

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Wednesday was sentenced to 110 months in prison for participating in a string of statewide convenience store robberies, authorities announced. 

Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty and was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, nine substantive counts of Hobbs Act ...

'James Bond Gang' Style Burglars Indicted for Burglaries in 3 States

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — After a two-year investigation started by Berkeley Heights Police Detectives, multiple suspects were indicted for committing “James Bond” style burglaries in Berkeley Heights and across the state. 

A Bergen County Grand Jury has indicted Marc Rainey, Lawal Erskine, and Jihaad Holmes in a 43-count indictment.  The Grand Jury indicted charges ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Attracts 1,000+ Participants, Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

Tyler Rios Charged with Murder in Connection with Rahway Woman's Death

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Prosecutor's Office announced today that 27-year-old Tyler Rios, already facing kidnapping charges related to the Amber Alert abduction of his two-year-old son Sebastian Rios, will now face murder charges in the death of the boy's mother, 24-year-old Rahway resident Yasemin Uyar. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Rahway Police ...

Lord Stanley's Cup Coming Home To NJ For Ross Colton Day

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- One of the most prestigious sport trophies is coming to Robbinsville! Hometown hockey star Ross Colton is bringing Lord Stanley's Cup home for one day only to celebrate the Tampa Bay Lightning's win.  Colton scored the sole goal in game five of the series clinching the cup for the team. 

Prior to this, his rookie year in the NHL, Colton was well known ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

Easy Recipes To Make With Home Garden Ingredients

Many foodies will attest there’s nothing more delicious than homegrown vegetables and fruits straight from your garden. Enjoying your bountiful backyard harvest will boost your vitamin and mineral intake and help you maintain a well-balanced, nutritious diet – which is especially important for gut health as you age. If you’re looking for new ways to serve your fresh produce, try ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Tile, Wood, or Laminate — What’s Your Flooring Match?

If your wood floors are discolored and scratched, your tile chipped, or your laminate worn, you may need an upgrade! But what’s the best flooring option? That all depends on the purpose of the area to be refinished, your budget, and your style.

The following sections will outline some of the key differences between wood, tile, and laminate.

Since there are pros and cons to each type ...

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I took some time off recently to work on my beach body.

I was shamed into taking this drastic action after learning that a dead whale had washed ashore just north of San Francisco. The maritime behemoth, a 40-foot, 8-ton gray whale, died of blunt force trauma after being struck by a ship.

I don’t know, this seems to me a bit like wandering into your backyard and being run over by a ...