Sign Up for E-Calendar

North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung

Calendar of Events: North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung

Carousel_image_b3209637a7d9447569f1_image001__13_

Mon, August 9, 1:00 PM

Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights, Berkeley Heights

Blood Drive at Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 08/09/2021 1:00pm 08/09/2021 6:00pm America/New_York Blood Drive at Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights

250 Connell Drive Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung

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 ...

6 Ways to Enjoy Zucchini Season in NJ (That Aren’t Zucchini Bread)

August 5, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Aug. 8 is National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day.

Why? Because, this time of year, gardeners get a sudden influx of zucchini that needs to be picked all at once before it grows into enormous (but less tasty) squash on the vine.

If you’ve got a bumper crop of zucchini and summer squash, or if your neighbor is kind enough to share, here ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

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 ...

Who's that knocking at my door?

July 29, 2021

Born in the USA I have always been a lover of freedom and our protected rights as guaranteed by our Constitution. This certainly includes my right to privacy which is in question upon learning that the Biden administration has proposed sending out teams of people into neighborhoods, knocking on doors in order to find out whether or not I or members of my family have taken the vaccine for Covid 19 ...

Watchung Planning Board’s Approval of Daycare Center

To The Editor:

The Watchung planning board’s approval in July of an application to build a daycare center on the very edge of the borough’s border with Scotch Plains—and far from where it will have any negative effects on Watchung residents—strains belief.  It doesn’t belong there and there are plenty of alternatives.

 

I live around the corner ...

What You Need to Know About The Mystery Deaths Among New Jersey Songbirds

August 1, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Local wildlife organizations need county residents’ help to solve the mystery of an unknown illness killing young songbirds in the state, and to stop its spread.

What’s happening to songbirds? Dr. Nicole Lewis, a wildlife veterinarian with the state Division of Fish and Wildlife, told TAPinto on Tuesday the condition has affected birds in the nestling and ...

Quitting Can Be Winning

I will begin by quoting a recent Instagram message by Justin Bieber.

“Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw.  It’s as simple as – what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul. Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s.  ...

Practice Greenhealth awards Atlantic Health System, all of its hospitals, for environmental sustainability

August 4, 2021

Atlantic Health System one of only eight systems recognized nationwide

MORRISTOWN, NJ – AUGUST 4, 2021 – Atlantic Health System and each of its medical centers were recognized by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care, highlighting the health system’s continued success in making its operations ...

Enjoy the Best of 70s Live Music at Duke Island Park this Weekend

Bridgewater, NJ – Join the Somerset County Park Commission this Sunday, August 1, at Duke Island Park for a rousing review of 70s musical hits by the great Tyrone Stackhouse Project. The free concert will start at 6 p.m. and run for 90 minutes of high-energy, high-fun pop, rock, and funk with no stops.

Residents are invited to bring blankets, chairs, and snacks to enjoy the ...

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

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 ...

Mermaid Arrives in Rahway, Anticipating Upcoming RiverFest

August 1, 2021

RAHWAY, NJ — One recent report suggested that she was "spotted" in Rahway, language one might typically use when grabbing a sudden glimpse of something or catching sight of a rare, long-thought extinct, or even legendary creature. TAPinto Rahway prefers to imagine that the mermaid has "arrived" in town, almost as a guest. She is here, for the same ...

NJ Parkway Service Areas Renamed After Icons Sinatra, Morrison, Bon Jovi & 6 Others

NEW JERSEY— Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees. 

Nine service areas will be renamed as follows:  

Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area
Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area
Brookdale South: Connie Chung Service ...

Bacteria in Water Closes Beach at Hopatcong State Park

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 ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options 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 ...

Green Brook Spray Park Reopens

August 5, 2021

GREEN BROOK, NJ -  The spray park at Arthur Lewis Park has re-opened, following the water main repairs.  Make your reservations at
https://main.govpilot.com/web/public/c62d6c50-4ed_Spray-Park-Application-greenbrook?uid=7379&ust=NJ&pu=1&id=1

 

FOR MORE see SPRAY PARK

 

Bridgewater Police Investigate 18 Burglaries of Unlocked Cars

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are investigating a number of burglaries of unlocked vehicles that occurred overnight Monday into Tuesday in the western section of town.

According to Capt. John Mitzak, the burglaries occurred in the area between Vanderveer Road and Milltown Road, and they all happened overnight in unlocked vehicles.

"There was no forced entry to any ...

Found in Warren: Do You Know This Dog?

WARREN, NJ - Do you know this dog? Found in the area of Mt. Bethel Road and Technology Drive and currently safe in jail. Contact the Warren Township Police Department at 908-753-1000

Editors note: This is NOT Leila who is still missing. Last Seen in Warren: Have You Seen ...

Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Are you a winner? Two tickets matching all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the July 31 drawing were sold, on in Lanoka Harbor and one at the Wegmans in Bridgewater.

Each ticket is worth $664,836. In addition, the retailers, Wegmans in Bridgewater and 7-Eleven in Lanoka Harbor, will each receive a bonus check for $2,000.

Aug. 2 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 104 New Weekend Cases

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 24,424 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 104 since Friday, July 30. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Monday reported 909,057 total cases ...

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

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 ...

Olympic Dreams

It is a sharp, sweltering summer day at the Ariake skateboard park in Tokyo. The air is sticky, and even though I am wearing loose, baggy trousers of white linen, they catch over my knees whenever I grab the board. I size up the course and nervously tug at my brightly patterned USA shirt to release the sweat-cling around my chest and shoulders.

Then I drop in.

It is my final run for gold ...

Metuchen Diocese Adopts Online Ethics Violations Reporting System to Monitor Finances

August 2, 2021

DIOCESE OF METUCHEN –  In the wake of concern regarding the possible mishandling of financial affairs and other improper conduct that violates the Pastoral Code of Conduct, the Diocese of Metuchen has announced a new third-party system for reporting financial improprieties or other violations. 

The structure is designed to securely collect reports of unethical ...

NJ Man Succumbs to West Nile Virus

CAMDEN, NJ — COVID-19 is not the only virus the city is dealing with. On Saturday, the county announced that a case of West Nile Virus has been found in Camden.

A Camden man in his 60s was committed to a hospital with symptoms of West Nile Virus on July 16. He was later moved to another medical center, where he died. He tested positive for the virus.

“West Nile Virus ...

16-Year-Old NJ Basketball Player Is ESPN’s Number 1 Point Guard in the Country

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elliot Cadeau, a West Orange resident who attends Bergen Catholic High School, was named ESPN’s number one point guard in the class of 2024 in the country.

Cadeau, who’s been playing organized basketball since second grade, also played tennis, soccer, baseball and football in West Orange schools. In fifth grade, he stopped playing the other sports ...

Rental Assistance Available for Tenants in Union County Impacted by COVID-19

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners has launched a new grant program to provide financial relief for Union County residents unable to meet their rental obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program, eligible tenants can receive up to 12 months of assistance for unpaid back rent and utility bills.

The funds will be ...

NJ Parkway Service Areas Renamed After Icons Sinatra, Morrison, Bon Jovi & 6 Others

NEW JERSEY— Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees. 

Nine service areas will be renamed as follows:  

Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area
Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area
Brookdale South: Connie Chung Service ...

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

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, ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
Read more

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

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 ...

Olympic Dreams

It is a sharp, sweltering summer day at the Ariake skateboard park in Tokyo. The air is sticky, and even though I am wearing loose, baggy trousers of white linen, they catch over my knees whenever I grab the board. I size up the course and nervously tug at my brightly patterned USA shirt to release the sweat-cling around my chest and shoulders.

Then I drop in.

It is my final run for gold ...