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Crisis listening line volunteer listening and suicide prevention training

Tue, March 13, 9:30 AM

Congregation Beth Israel , Scotch Plains

Crisis listening line volunteer listening and ...

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Add to My Calendar 03/13/2018 9:30am 03/13/2018 12:30pm America/New_York Crisis listening line volunteer listening and suicide prevention training

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will be offering its 92nd volunteer listening training beginning Tuesday, March 13. Training will run once a week 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., plus one full weekend, June 2 and June 3, and will end June 12. Training will be held at Congregation Beth Israel at 18 Shalom Way in Scotch Plains.

This award-winning training enables graduates to become volunteer ...

18 Shalom Way Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
'Equal Means Equal' screening and discussion

Wed, March 14, 6:30 PM

RAYMOND CHISHOLM COMMUNITY CENTER, SPRINGFIELD

'Equal Means Equal' screening and discussion

Arts & Entertainment Education Government

Add to My Calendar 03/14/2018 6:30pm 03/14/2018 9:30pm America/New_York 'Equal Means Equal' screening and discussion

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the ...

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

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 ...

How One Small Business Achieves Success by Empowering People with Disabilities

January 23, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- The founders of John’s Crazy Socks recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss their company and its incredible success. Founded in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks sells over 1900 varieties of socks, but is also driven by a social mission: to demonstrate to the world what people with disabilities can do.

John’s Crazy Socks was founded by the father ...

New Jersey Video Production Company Looks Back at Project Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NEW JERSEY -- 2019 marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, and this year, on the federal holiday that celebrates his legacy, East Main Media looks back on a very special project completed with Michele Adubato, CEO of The North Ward Center in Newark.

“The East Main Media team was honored to produce this video,” said CEO & Executive ...

East Main Media Launches the TAPinto Network’s Flagship Video Channel, TAPintoTV

LITTLE FALLS, NJ—East Main Media today announced the launch of TAPintoTV, an online video channel highlighting topics of interest in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. TAPintoTV is off the ground and has been posting content for several months, including videos featuring Emmy award-winning PBS host, Steve Adubato, coverage of the New York International Auto Show, small business success ...

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

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 ...

St. Bartholomew Academy Announces Open Houses

January 22, 2019

St. Bartholomew Academy, educating children from grades PreK-3 through 8th grade, will host two Open Houses as it celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2019.

The first open house will be held on Sunday, January 27th at 11:30, and the second on Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 pm. Prospective families may attend either and learn about the various programs the Academy offers its students and families, ...

American Legion Post 119 - Spring Indoor & Outdoor Market

Boy Scout Troop 119 is hosting their 6th Annual Spring Market and Craft Show, with a new spin and new date! This year’s event will be held on June 1 & 2 at American Legion Post 119 located at 137 New Market Rd in Dunellen, NJ. The event will be held indoors and outdoors to offer a wider variety of vendors! This event is Rain or Shine!

The Legion is located one block from the Dunellen ...

Eagle Cam in the Classroom, Free Teacher Training Workshop

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 ...

Attention Pet Owners - Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temps

January 21, 2019

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures which can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time the temperature drops.

For information ...

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 ...

Bound Brook Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

January 21, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of child pornography, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

16th Annual Spelling Bee Hosted by Somerset Hills Jr. Woman's Club

BEDMINSTER, NJ _ A traditional event for students in the Somerset Hills area, the 16th annual  GFWC Junior Woman's Club of the Somerset Hills Spelling Bee is signing up participants for this year's event, scheduled for Jan. 23 (Jan. 30 snow date).

The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)'s local Junior Women's Club is again inviting all Bernardsville, ...

NJ Congressman Tom Malinowski Opens Office in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs.

The flagship District Office will be located at 75-77 N Bridge St. Somerville. The facility is currently undergoing construction which ...

Hibernians Elect Jim Walsh Grand Marshal of Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime member Jim Walsh has been named Grand Marshal of the annual Main Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 10 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Patrick’s Division of Somerset County.

A dinner and reception to honor the Grand Marshal will be held Friday, Feb. 8 at the Somerset Columbus Club, 495 E. Main St., from 7-10 p.m.

Walsh was born and ...

Forum for Parents and Teens Targets Drug Abuse

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 ...

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 ...

Space Farm-to-Table Restaurant Bill Signed

January 21, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. – Hungry customers won’t have to look far for restaurants that serve Jersey Fresh foods. A bill (A1039) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space requiring the state’s tourism division to publish on its website information about farm-to-table restaurants was signed this month by the governor.

“People are more health conscious today and are looking ...

Bound Brook Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of child pornography, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

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 ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Margaret (Pascazio) Butfiloski, 99, passed away peacefully on June 2, ...
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New Jersey Sophomore Is Overall High Point Rider At CPI Florida

January 23, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Audrey Schulze, a 10th grader from Ridgewood, N.J. earned the CPI Overall High-Point Rider award at the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show Jan.17-20 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

At the premier college equestrian recruiting and educational event, young riders met coaches and admissions representatives from ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

Two Tiny Horses Get The Biggest Gift Of All, A New Home

LUMBERTON, N.J. —  Two miniature horses received the greatest gift of all during the holidays — a new home — when Gleneayre Equestrian Program partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and Artemis Farm Rescue.

The story began when Ellen Healey, Founder and Executive Director of Gleneayre Equestrian Program, an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, reached out to the EQUUS Foundation to ...

Tucker Johnson Honored with R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award

WELLINGTON, Fla. — On Jan. 18, S. Tucker S. Johnson was presented with the 2019 R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award during the USET Foundation’s Gold Medal Club Reception held at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla.

In 2015, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announced the creation of the award in honor and recognition of the late Bruce ...

Two Horses Born In New Jersey Headed To Harness Racing Hall Of Fame

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2019 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.

Museum members voted for the three horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Foiled Again and Captaintreacherous, ...