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Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

September 24, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

Remembering 9/11: a Warren resident reflects on 20th Anniversary

September 10, 2021

Twenty years. The day that changed my life and our country. And it seems different this year. 

I remember a few years ago my son asked me what I remembered about that day for an assignment he was doing for social studies. And for the first time, I told him some details.  I was there, guessing I was pregnant with our first child, the son who asked the question, and through a dumb move ...

TAPinto Presents "Back to School" Magic Show Featuring Magic Bob, September 23

September 22, 2021

Don't miss TAPinto's "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!  The free event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.


Registration is required to attend.  To ...

Somerset County to host virtual public meeting for Roadway Safety Study on Sept. 29: residents are invited to learn about safety recommendations for five county roadways

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Residents are invited to join the second virtual public meeting presented by the Somerset County Planning Division to learn more about the draft Roadway Safety Study’s recommendations and to provide input about the recommendations. The goal of the study is to identify safety issues for vehicle and pedestrian roadway crossings, bicycle paths, and green ...

Scenes from First Day of School at St. Bart's in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bart's Academy (2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains) welcomed students back for the 2021-22 academic year last week. The school requires masks and has plexiglass separating children in classrooms in order to keep children safe. 

The school serves a diverse community of learners who are empowered to learn in a safe, structured, Christ-centered environment.

Construction Traffic Pattern Updates for Ship Bottom Effective Monday, September 20

September 19, 2021

SHIP BOTTOM — Ship Bottom Police is reporting that construction is continuing in Ship Bottom. Effective Monday, September 20, the following traffic pattern change goes into effect. These will stay in effect until the Ship Bottom Police Department update.  

From 6:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.  

Route 72 West will remain open 
Central Avenue will be shut down to one lane ...

LBI Region Guide to Labor Day Weekend Events

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — Labor Day Weekend brings on a variety of fantastic happenings as peak summer season comes to a close and fall begins to settle in. The Southern Ocean County Cha.m. ber of Commerce has been recommending the best of the LBI Region since 1914. Each year their visitor center services thousands of residents, new and returning travelers. To celebrate, here are some ...

EHD Virus Killing Deer in the Area But Poses No Human Risk, DEP Says

September 25, 2021

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Residents in Somerset County have reported a number of dead deer along the roads and on their properties.  The cause of this has been confirmed by the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife as Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD for short.

The DEP said that EHD does not represent a threat to public health in its own ...

One North Plainfield Ticket Wins $10,000, New York Ticket Wins $432 Mega Millions Jackpot

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Are you a winner? 

Wawa on Route 22 in North Plainfield sold a ticket matching four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball for Tuesday’s drawing of Mega Millions winning $10,000, Lottery officials said.

The winning numbers were: 36, 41, 45, ...

Somerset County: Mosquito Spraying Areas Flooded by Hurricane Ida including Green Brook and North Plainfield

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ-- Somerset County will conduct mosquito spraying in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida flooding within Raritan, North Plainfield, Green Brook, Millstone, and Franklin on Friday Sept. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m., weather permitting, the county announced on Friday afternoon.


For more information about Somerset County's Mosquito Control program, please ...

BR District Working to Revise Busing Schedule Because of Lack of Bus Drivers

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district has informed the community that they are short a number of different bus routes because of a lack of bus drivers from two of their contractors.

According to a message from superintendent Robert Beers, the district is facing a number of challenges with student transportation and flood remediation.

"Both issues will require some level of patience and ...

Two School Buses Crash in Warren, Driver Injured

WARREN, NJ — Two school buses crashed on Tuesday afternoon after one bus lost two tires.

Warren police received multiple calls Wednesday around 2:30 p.m.reporting a crash involving two school buses on Mountain Avenue east of King George Road near the bend, Warren Police Lt. Paul Dziedzic said in a release.

One bus, driven by Noelle Perrine, 73, of South Plainfield, lost its rear ...

Warren Library Presents Outdoor Movie Friday

WARREN, NJ -- The Warren Township Library will present a family outdoor movie, "Raya and the Last Dragon" on Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m. The program will take place on the multipurpose field behind the library. Remember to bring your own lawn chairs or blanket, and don't forget to register:

Note: This event may be ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

Jersey City Police Department Hero Catches One-Month-Old Dropped from Balcony

September 22, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A one-month-old baby is alive Saturday thanks to the quick and heroic actions of a member of the Jersey City Police Department.

According to a tweet by Hudson County Prosecutor Ester Suarez, the man was threatening the one-month old baby by dangling it over the edge of the second floor balcony of a Rose Avenue residence and eventually throwing ...

'Out of the Darkness Walk' Closes in on Raising $500,000 for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham resident Curt Ritter still gets choked up about it when he gives his annual address at the "Out of the Darkness Walk", which was held for the sixth straight year at Cougar Field on Saturday.

The former Chatham Township mayor and the co-chair of what is now the Morris County Out of the Darkness Walk was originally moved to organize the walk more than ...

Scenes from Plainfield's House Music Festival

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's House Music Festival, held to raise awareness about prostate cancer and to stress the importance in getting tested, took place in Cedar Brook Park on Saturday, featuring music spun by DJs for House Heads and others who were up for a day of listening to music with friends and families. There was sunshine — it was hot — food trucks, shopping, and, ...

''We Can Feel The Love, The Prayers, and The Good Vibes': Mother of Boy Struck by Car in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- An update on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School student who was hit by a car on Westfield Ave. on Monday: Karina Hathcock, the boy's mom, posted on Facebook to let concerned members of the community know the status of her son.

Our boy is super strong and was able to manage pain like a champ. It was a very long night, but he is in really good hands at Cornell ...

New Jersey Transit Cop Reunites Lost Child with Worried Parents

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An 11-year-old boy from Houston, Texas, who got separated from his parents by accidentally boarding a Tonnelle Avenue bound train at Exchange Place over the weekend was reunited with his family after a NJ Transit K9 Officer and local citizens found him.

K-9 Officer Michael Brown, who took part in a system-wide search for the boy once the parents alerted NJ Transit, ...

Arrest Made in Wednesday's Fatal Shooting of Delivery Driver in Plainfield

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A 26-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a delivery driver subcontracted by Amazon that took place on the 200 block of Garfield Avenue in Plainfield on Wednesday. Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Department Officer–in-Charge Captain David M. Guarino announced the arrest on Friday ...


Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!


This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.


Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...