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Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Keep the Ball Rolling

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

There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The other is that we have 365 days ahead of us with which to plan really great ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory side dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...

Nissan Becomes First Japanese Car Company to Enter Formula E Auto Racing Series

NEW YORK -- TAPintoTV spoke with Roel de Vries, VP/Head of Global Marketing at Nissan Motor Company, at the 2018 New York International Auto Show about the 2018/2019 Formula E racing season. Nissan’s new electric racing car marks the first Japanese manufacturer to participate in the global all-electric auto racing series.

“Formula E is a logical extension of our long-term belief in ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

New Jersey’s $8 Billion Fishing Industry among Top in Nation, Supports 52,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industries ranks among the top 10 nationally in terms of revenues and employment, according to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In 2016, both saltwater fishing industries in the state generated a total of $8 billion — $6.2 billion in commercial fishing and $1.8 billion ...

Help me Find my Family: Found Bunny in Watchung

December 21, 2018

 

WATCHUNG, NJ - Do you recognize this bunny? 

“Help me find my family, “ the post reads.”I was found in the parking lot of Wilson Memorial Church / The Frippery Thrift Shop in Watchung on Thursday, Dec. 20. Looks pretty special and well loved , it’s WAITING for you on the back steps at The Frippery.“ Call or text Lisa at 908-625-5042.

Eagle Cam in the Classroom, Free Teacher Training Workshop

January 17, 2019

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free teacher training workshop for teachers K-8 on Thursday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The “Eagle Cam in the Classroom” program offers a unique opportunity for formal and non-formal grade school teachers to learn how a wildlife cam can be effectively used as a teaching tool.

“We’re ...

"I’m Glad Somebody Helps"

On December 16, the Watchung Hills Elks #/885 hosted their annual Children's Christmas party, for our Special Children, their families and friends. There was plenty of food to eat while being entertained by Morley the Magician - who did a great show that appealed to all and was tuned for those who have heightened sensitivities to light and sound. Later, Santa and his elves came out to deliver ...

Meet the Master Brewer of Untied Brewing Company, Opening in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be from the very start.  

Tim Stumpf is a beer, sports and nature lover from Newark, DE with a ...

Plainfield Symphony 99th Season Annual Free Afternoon Family Concert

The Plainfield Symphony’s annual Family Concert will take place on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program will feature two 2018 Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Prize winners, a renowned saxophone soloist and several fun pieces by David Rimelis.

Pianist Sarah Ouyang will perform the third movement, Rondo Allegro Scherzando, of ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

New Jersey’s $8 Billion Fishing Industry among Top in Nation, Supports 52,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industries ranks among the top 10 nationally in terms of revenues and employment, according to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In 2016, both saltwater fishing industries in the state generated a total of $8 billion — $6.2 billion in commercial fishing and $1.8 billion ...

A Winter Walk Through Central Park

NEW YORK, NY - The iconic Central Park has the familiar Great Lawn, Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, and a zoo, too.  Yet on a brisk Sunday in late December, a Meetup group met for a tour of some lesser known points of interest at the north end of the green space in the center of Manhattan.

Central Park, comprised of approximately 750 acres, was designed by agriculturalist Frederick Law ...

Study Finds NYC Is The Best Place for New Year's Eve, Jersey City and Newark Crack The Top 100

NATIONAL -- With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations.

WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 28 key metrics. The data set ranges from legality of fireworks to average ...

Holy Savior Academy to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2019 

January 9, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy (HSA) of South Plainfield will join with schools throughout the country on Sunday, Jan. 27 to kickoff the official start of Catholic Schools Weeks 2019. 

According to Carol Woodburn, principal of the preK-3 through eighth grade Middlebrook Deanery Catholic School, the focus of the week long celebration, held annually during the last ...

Holy Savior Offering Super 50/50 Raffle towards Tuition Assistance

The Holy Savior Academy Board of Limited Jurisdiction is holding a SUPER 50/50 Raffle with proceeds going toward Tuition Assistance.   “We know that Catholic Education can be a financial challenge,” said Melissa Katsingris, Chairperson of the Marketing Committee and parent of a student at HSA.  “We are blessed to have such a diverse and dedicated group of students ...

Forum for Parents and Teens Targets Drug Abuse

January 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 Green Street on the corner of North Bridge Street.

Parents and teens will discuss the ...

North Plainfield Police Department to be Assessed by NJLEAC

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Police Chief William G. Parenti announced on Monday that a team of assessors from the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission “NJLEAC” will arrive in the Borough of North Plainfield on Sunday, Jan. 20. 

The assessors will re-examine all components of the Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support ...

Sisters Leaving Immaculata Community after 61 Years

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year.

The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan last month to inform him of their decision, which was based on numbers – too few ...

Warren Township Committee Appoints Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2019

 

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township has a new mayor and deputy mayor for 2019. Mayor Victor Sordillo nominated longtime township Committeeman Gary DiNardo for mayor and chairperson of the township committee and DiNardo nominated Michael “ Mick” Marion for the position of deputy mayor and vice chairperson of the township committee at the committee’s 2019 ...

Somerset County Prosecutor Investigates Jan. 9 Shooting Death

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the death of Terrence C. Coulanges.

Robertson provided the following details:

Middlesex ...

Warren Yuletide Bonfire, Winter Festival & Fireworks Set for Saturday

 

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Recreation Department's annual Yuletide Bonfire, Winter Festival & Fireworks extravaganza is set to warm up residents with a sense of community on Saturday.

 

Come out and enjoy the 11th Annual Winter Festival, Bonfire and Fireworks this SATURDAY, January 12, 2019 (rain date January 19).  

 

The event will take place at the ...

The Far Side of Progress

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them.

But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there.

Despite ...

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

January 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

Board of Ed Votes on PEA President Eric Jones’ RICE Charges, North Plainfield Education Association Lends Support

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Board of Education met on Tuesday for its first Work & Study session of the new year after its reorganization.  But it wasn’t a typical meeting as board members dealt with RICE charges served on Plainfield Education Association President Eric Jones.

Prior to the meeting, Jones received letters of support from education associations across the ...

Overview Information Presented on Plans for New Valley Road Bridge Between Bernards and Long Hill

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Conceptual details on an $8.5 million replacement bridge for a crumbling 1931 structure on Valley Road that crosses over the Passaic River and links Bernards and Long Hill townships were presented at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, with a key part of the proposal being a promise to keep two lanes open throughout the ...

New Jersey’s $8 Billion Fishing Industry among Top in Nation, Supports 52,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industries ranks among the top 10 nationally in terms of revenues and employment, according to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In 2016, both saltwater fishing industries in the state generated a total of $8 billion — $6.2 billion in commercial fishing and $1.8 billion ...

Somerset County Prosecutor Investigates Jan. 9 Shooting Death

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the death of Terrence C. Coulanges.

Robertson provided the following details:

Middlesex ...

First Baby Born at Trinitas in 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The first to be born at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in 2019 came into the world at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1.

Elizabeth residents Rosa Serrano De Orellana and Jose Alfredo arrived at Trinitas in Labor and Delivery around 11:30 a.m. after Rosa started experiencing very strong contractions, which began at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. When she was examined by Shanaya Recalde, ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Margaret (Pascazio) Butfiloski, 99, passed away peacefully on June 2, ...
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N.J. 4-H Model Horse Show To Be Held In Somerset County On Jan. 19

January 17, 2019

Spectators welcome

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The New Jersey 4-H State Model Horse Show will be held at the Somerset County 4-H Center.

Spectators are welcome but competition is open only to current New Jersey 4-H members. Members from nine counties are competing.

Judging starts at 9:30 a.m. and will continue through early afternoon.

The primary objective of the 4-H Model Horse Project ...

N.J. Rider Makes 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hallie Ricci, of Allentown, N.J. will once again represent the United States in an international competition for saddle seat riders.

This time, Ricci will be on the Stripes Team, in the three-gaited division. The Stripes Team will compete at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event from May 2-3, in New Orleans, La., against teams from South Africa.

Ficci has ...

Cape May County Horse Diagnosed With Rabies

TRENTON, N.J. — A Cape May County horse has tested positive for rabies.

According to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture:

The horse, which was on a farm in a rural part of the county, was being treated at a referral facility and was tested for rabies because it showed neurologic symptoms. The 20-month-old colt was previously vaccinated as were all other ...

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111 Raccoon, But No Equine Cases Of Rabies Reported In New Jersey In 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — There were no equine cases of rabies in New Jersey in 2018 but several wild and domestic, animals which horses could encounter were diagnosed.

According to the annual report from the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health, Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases Program there were a total of 199 cases of rabies ...