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NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

August 7, 2020

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

New Jersey Date Night: Life’s a Beach in Avalon

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

A little seaside road trip makes for a perfect date and Avalon provides an unforgettable backdrop. You can enjoy everything from shopping to surfing and, of course, outdoor dining in this affluent shore town on Seven Mile Island.

Besides checking out the exquisite real estate, you and your date can ...

Zappa Trust Vaultmeister Joe Travers Speaks about Latest Releases from Vast Frank Zappa Archive

August 5, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Joe Travers, accomplished drummer and longtime archivist for the Zappa Trust, about his experiences maintaining Frank Zappa’s vast collection of recordings and the latest releases from the Zappa archive. 

Travers, who attended Berklee College of Music and has toured with acts like Duran ...

CFO Your Way Provides Crucial Financial Expertise for Local, Small Businesses

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cheryl Mucha, Founder and CEO of CFO Your Way, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how her firm helps small business owners realize their financial goals. Brodeur and Mucha spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 ...

Walter Pardo of WFP Tax Partners Discusses Parkinson’s Law as Part of Profit First Strategy

Walter Pardo, CEO & Certified Wealth Strategist at WFP Tax Partners, follows up his previous “Profit First” video, with an introduction to the concept of Parkinson’s Law: 

Author and Historian C. Northcote Parkinson theorized that our demand for a resource increases to meet the supply of it. 

For example, when we’re given two weeks to do a project, it ...

Hacksensack Riverkeeper Seeks Community Support after Headquarters Destroyed by Fire

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper talked with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent fire that has temporarily sidelined the organization. Sheehan joined Willoughby at East Main Media Studios’ facility in Little Falls, NJ, which has been recently reconfigured to accommodate safe and socially distant production in light of the COVID-19 ...

Governor Murphy to New Jersey Youth: Stop Partying Secretly Indoors

July 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will come from ...

Friends Helping Friends Food Drive

August 5, 2020

Friends Helping Friends Food Drive
Please join the Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead in supporting our community by donating to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.

Collected non-perishable food items will be delivered weekly to the food bank.

Drop off Location: Farmstead Arts Center - 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge
Look for the Blue Bins by the English Barn ...

Jessica's Café in Plainfield Offers Outdoor Dining, Fresh Summer Specials

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Jessica's Café & Wood Fired Pizza, a rare gem that recently celebrated one year in Plainfield, has a refreshed summer menu with dishes that include local ingredients, and outdoor tented seating for dining rain or shine.

Bring your BYOB, and try some of our new dishes like crab cakes, gazpacho, and roasted beet salad, or enjoy traditional menu items like ...

IRS: New law provides relief for eligible taxpayers who need funds from IRAs and other retirement plans

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service provided a reminder today that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can help eligible taxpayers in need by providing favorable tax treatment for withdrawals from retirement plans and IRAs and allowing certain retirement plans to offer expanded loan options.

Can I get money from my retirement account now?

Under the ...

Overlook Medical Center’s emergency department in Union extends its Lantern Award legacy to 12 years

UNION TWP., NJ – JULY 2020 –  Overlook Medical Center Emergency Services, Union Campus, part of Atlantic Health System, has again received the prestigious Emergency Nurses Association’s 2020 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional practice and innovative performance in nursing leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

The Union emergency department ...

2020 General Election Policies

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

Newark Airport’s Terminal One Will Open in 2021 as Air Travel Moves Toward Uncertain Future

August 2, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. — As an embattled travel and transportation industry confronts steep revenue fallout due to COVID-19, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is approaching a major construction milestone.

The $2.7 billion state-of-the-art Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport will reach 60% completion this fall and open to travelers in late 2021, according to ...

National Hurricane Center Issues Advisories for Isaias

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The National Hurricane Center operated through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued an advisory this morning as the once Tropical Storm Isaias is now a Hurricane Category 1 and is expected to hit portions of Florida's east coast late tonight. With Hurricane warnings in effect, preparations for heavy rains, flash and urban flooding are ...

Murphy Defends MVC Performance, Updates Travel Advisory, and Discusses Return of Sports

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy reported the daily COVID-19 figures, slammed people who attended overcrowded house parties, defended the performance of the Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC), and discussed the updates to the state’s travel advisory regulations at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Travel-Quarantine Update

New Jersey’s travel advisory was ...

Governor Murphy to New Jersey Youth: Stop Partying Secretly Indoors

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will come from ...

Life Isn’t Always a Beach for Belmar Employees Dealing with ‘Abusive and Rowdy’ Visitors

Borough Steps Up Communication with Public on Real-Time Beach Updates

BELMAR, NJ — During this summer of COVID-19, a day at the beach isn’t what it used to be in Belmar.

Beach capacity limits and other coronavirus restrictions have put pressure on Belmar beachfront employees, lifeguards and police officers to ensure the rules are followed, especially now that hot and humid ...

Traffic Off Long Beach Island Stopped Due to Westbound Route 72 Accident

STAFFORD - There is automobile accident at the bottom of the large Route 72 westbound bridge in Stafford Township at this time of 4:15 p.m.

Traffic off of Long Beach Island is at complete standstill. 

The accident took place near the Mallard Island Yacht Club. All lanes off Long Beach Island are closed.

 

 

Today is World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Overcome the Stigma of HPV and Throat Cancer.

With the world’s attention focused on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, we believe the time is also right to bring the public’s attention to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of expanding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine’s use to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years.  The first HPV vaccine was approved in ...

UPDATE: Bridgewater Police Searching for Missing Juvenile

August 10, 2020

UPDATE: Found

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking help in finding a missing juvenile, last seen at 7:08 p.m. Sunday on Washington Valley Road.

According to police, Magdalen Langon, 15, is missing.

Langon has an olive complexion, is 5 feet, 4 inches, 125 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt/tank, black shorts and black ...

Power Restoration Continues in Warren Township

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee along with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Warren Township Police Department have been working around the clock with JCP&L and PSE&G to restore power to the Township.  Unfortunately, the majority of our residents and businesses remain without power.

 

As of 2:00 p.m. Thursday, PSE&G reports that ...

County Sheriff's Office Creates Hate Crimes Awareness & Prevention Unit

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo has launched a Hate Crimes Awareness & Prevention Unit to help protect the diverse religious, racial, ethnic and other communities in the county, according to a release.

The effort, the release said, began in January with one-on-one and group meetings with religious, community and business leaders to build relationships, and has ...

Somerset County Roads Closed as Tropical Storm Bears Down on Area

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County is reporting a number of road closures and trees down Monday afternoon due to Tropical Storm Isaias.

As of 1 p.m., the local roads closed are:

Route 22 eastbound in Bridgewater between Country Club Road and Route 202/206 because of a transformer fire
Washington Valley Road in the Martinsville section of Bridgewater between Van Nest Drive and Chimney ...

Firefighters Battle Blaze at Lysol Manufacturer

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters from Hillsborough and surrounding towns worked for two hours to contain a fire at the Reckitt & Benckiser manufacturing facility, 799 Route 206 Monday afternoon.

Four alarms were called in after the initial report of the 1:37 p.m. fire.

Heavy black smoke drifted across the state highway, slowing down traffic.

Two firefighters were ...

Somerset County Teachers Protest Return to School Buildings

SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100 public school teachers from throughout Somerset County made it abundantly clear yesterday that they're not happy about having to return to their classrooms in September, fearful that school buildings are unsafe because of the potential for COVID-19 infection.

Carrying protest signs and chanting "Not Until It's Safe" the group gathered on ...

Open for Business

When everything “opened up” this summer I didn’t think it would include my mouth.

But I probably should have perceived that at some point during this pandemic I would have to visit the dentist.

Over the past six months I have gotten used to moving previously outsourced services in-house. For instance, while everyone was letting their Covid freak flag fly, I mastered the ...

Cat Code 2.0

One of the many projects that I didn’t get to when the world locked down was dealing with the bins of legos that take up space in the closet.

Legos were a staple in my house not all that long ago, and to this day walking across the carpet in bare feet brings back sharp memories of their prevalence in my home.

But I hate to get rid of them. They look so neglected. Kind of like the last ...

Downed Tree Limb and Electrical Wires Closes Section of Plainfield Avenue

August 4, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department report a large tree limb has taken down live wires making the vicinity of 502 Plainfield Avenue impassable. 

REMINDER: Governor Murphy had declared a State of Emergency effective 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  

Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary
If you MUST drive, take it slow, use ...

Newark Airport’s Terminal One Will Open in 2021 as Air Travel Moves Toward Uncertain Future

NEWARK, N.J. — As an embattled travel and transportation industry confronts steep revenue fallout due to COVID-19, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is approaching a major construction milestone.

The $2.7 billion state-of-the-art Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport will reach 60% completion this fall and open to travelers in late 2021, according to ...

Support Available Following Death of Local Teen Struck by NJ Transit Train in Long Hill

NEW PROVIDENCE,, NJ -- A 17-year-old girl from New Providence was struck and killed by a Gladstone Branch NJ Transit train on Monday afternoon.

The teen’s name has not been released, but New Providence residents with knowledge of the situation have confirmed the death of the rising senior at New Providence High School.

Since her death, administrators of both New Providence and ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Open for Business

When everything “opened up” this summer I didn’t think it would include my mouth.

But I probably should have perceived that at some point during this pandemic I would have to visit the dentist.

Over the past six months I have gotten used to moving previously outsourced services in-house. For instance, while everyone was letting their Covid freak flag fly, I mastered the ...

Cat Code 2.0

One of the many projects that I didn’t get to when the world locked down was dealing with the bins of legos that take up space in the closet.

Legos were a staple in my house not all that long ago, and to this day walking across the carpet in bare feet brings back sharp memories of their prevalence in my home.

But I hate to get rid of them. They look so neglected. Kind of like the last ...