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Sat, January 25, 12:00 PM

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Fundraising Brunch for Ronald McDonald House

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Add to My Calendar 01/25/2020 12:00pm 01/25/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Fundraising Brunch for Ronald McDonald House

Smash Kids Cancer is hosting a fundraising brunch to raise money for Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey. Smash Kids Cancer is a charitable group that raises money for pediatric cancer care and research. Many families with seriously ill children receive support and housing at the Ronald McDonald House while they receive care at nearby medical facilities. Through generous ...

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Jon Bon Jovi Opens JBJ Soul Kitchen at Rutgers Newark

January 22, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto Newark.

NEWARK, NJ — Jon Bon Jovi and wife, Dorothea, have opened their first JBJ Soul Kitchen on a college campus at Rutgers University-Newark to address college students' struggles with food insecurity. 

The Rutgers University-Newark campus marks the third location in New Jersey for JBJ Soul Kitchens after a successful ...

Les Marmitons Men’s Cooking Club Serves Up Friendship, 5-Course Dinners in NJ

Wearing white chef’s jackets and toques, about 30 men are bustling about the professional kitchen. Under the guidance of a professional chef, they work in teams — elbowing through the door with octopus lightly charred from an outdoor fire, pulling pork loin from a sous vide bath, chopping and dicing and plating and laughing.

Soon they’ll be chatting together around round ...

New Jersey Date Night: Lettuce Eat Salad

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

The days following the holiday season can be rather heavy — we’re heavy hearted that the celebrations are all over and heavier in the waistline from enjoying every last bite of the festivities. 

In New Jersey it’s difficult to say no to tasty treats like Christmas ...

New Jersey Security Consultant Offers Safety Seminars to the Community

January 21, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- Louis Valori spoke with TAPintoTV about his work presenting seminars on safety issues to the community. Valori is the Owner of The Valori Group, a private investigation and security consulting firm, and has a background in both the military and local law enforcement. 

“We live in a fast and furious world and I think that I’m just a tool to educate the ...

Retracing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Steps through the South

SOUTHERN U.S. -- TAPintoTV recently visited Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham, where we traveled in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King, and is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. The 35-acre park is comprised of several buildings, and the Visitor Center museum contains ...

TAPintoTV Joins News12+ To Reach Millions of Online and Broadcast Viewers Across the Tri-State Metro Area

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Altice USA’s News 12+, a television news broadcast channel available on cable systems throughout the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area, has added TAPintoTV to its programming schedule. The weekly TAPintoTV program, which airs Sundays at 11AM EST, will feature topical news and lifestyle segments, reaching over 3 million viewers that comprise the News 12+ audience.

“An ...

Gas Leak Causes Long Beach Boulevard Closure

January 20, 2020

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Long Beach Township Police Department has notified residents at 12:53 p.m. today that Long Beach Boulevard is currently closed from 64th to 68th street in both directions.

Closures are due to a gas leak in the area. New Jersey National Gas is on the scene now.

Use Ocean Boulevard as an alternate route.

Facing Death, ‘Skin and Bones’ Puppy Rescued by ‘Beautiful People’, According to Animal Control Officer

December 29, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Animal Control Officer John DeCando is hoping for a post-Christmas miracle for one Paterson puppy.

According to DeCando, a concerned resident was passing by JFK High School on Saturday when she saw the sickly looking puppy on the sidewalk. DeCando was notified after the animal was brought to the Paterson Police Department, and he rushed the emaciated female dog, ...

Affordable Housing Development Approved for Warren Township

January 20, 2020

WARREN, NJ – PIRHL Developers, LLC (PIRHL), in partnership with Warren Township, is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency (NJHMFA) has awarded an allocation of Housing Tax Credits to the Apartments at Warren, an 80-unit development that will serve working families, seniors and professionals earning incomes at or below 60% of the Area Median ...

Improved Tax Withholding Estimator helps workers target the refund they want; shows how to fill out new 2020 W-4

The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new and improved Tax Withholding Estimator, designed to help workers target the refund they want by having the right amount of federal income tax taken out of their pay.

The Tax Withholding Estimator, now available on IRS.gov, incorporates the changes from the redesigned Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, that employees can fill out ...

IRS Free File can save families money; find tax benefits all for free

IRS Free File can save families, especially those with children, some money in 2020 plus find tax benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Free File is now available at IRS.gov/FreeFile.

Since its 2003 debut, Free File has served nearly 57 million taxpayers, saving them $1.7 billion using a very conservative $30 preparation fee. Young families with children are key beneficiaries of Free ...

Trailside Talk Features Rosa Parks In Celebration of Black History Month

Union County residents and visitors have the opportunity to “meet” Rosa Parks in a first-person interpreter presentation by Alexandra Ford of the American Historical Theatre. The event is free and is made possible by funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. 

“The story of Rosa Parks is a reminder that individual actions can lead to extraordinary ...

Seeing Eye Dog is NJ State Dog, Bucco Bill Signed into Law

January 22, 2020

TRENTON, NJ –  The bill designating the Seeing Eye® dog as the State Dog, has now been signed into law.

The Seeing Eye, which is located in Morris Township, enhances the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind, through the use of their specially trained dog. According to the organization, they have trained and paired more than 17,000 ...

The Ride Is Over: Bowcraft Demolished

December 31, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The site of countless children's birthday parties and fun summer afternoons throughout the area, Bowcraft's days have been numbered for several years. After all, the Scotch Plains Planning Board in 2016 approved a proposal from developers who bought the property and planned to create a complex of affordable apartments and townhomes.

At the time, Art ...

Igloo Village in Downtown Somerville Opens on First Day of Winter

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A pop-up snow squall, single-digit wind chill temperatures and cheek-numbing winds this week accompanied the arrival of a pop-up igloo village on Division Street erected in the shadow of the borough's Christmas tree.

Coincidence?

The calendar does say that Saturday, Dec. 21st is the first day of winter, which happens to be the day the igloos will be open to the ...

Ciattarelli Launches Campaign for Governor at Somerset County Elementary School

January 22, 2020

RARITAN, NJ - Former New Jersey Republican Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli announced Tuesday in a campaign kick-off at John F. Kennedy Primary School that he is seeking the Republican nomination for the governor’s race in 2021.

His message was clear.

“Bad policy decisions were made by both sides and we need to stop the bleeding," he said. "I am determined on your behalf ...

Hometown Hero Jack Ciattarelli Kicks Off GOP Gubernatorial Campaign in Raritan

RARITAN, NJ - Jack Ciattarelli returned to the elementary school where he learned his ABCs and penmanship as a young boy Tuesday to make it official - he is a candidate for the GOP Gubernatorial nomination in the 2021 June Primary, and he is the man to fix New Jersey.

There will be other candidates vying for the votes of Garden State Republicans, but Ciattarelli made no mention of them, ...

Three Vehicles Stolen from Warren Driveways, Police say

WARREN, NJ - Three vehicles were stolen from two Warren Township driveways over the weekend, police said on Tuesday.

A Softwood Way resident reported a vehicle missing at 8:50 a.m. Sunday morning, along with a pair of Nike shoes and a Bloomingdales bag that were in the vehicle.

A Casale Drive resident reported two vehicles missing from the driveway at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, along with a MAC ...

Proposal for 280 Housing Units Off Mountainview Boulevard on Bernards agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Planning Board officials had hoped to wrap up its hearings in December on a 280-unit housing proposal at the end of Mountainview Boulevard in the southern part of the township; however, after testimony from witnesses for the developer, the hearing was been carried over for continuation this Tuesday night.

The proposal from SJP Properties is on the agenda for the ...

Green Brook Police announce Road Closures Due to Snowy Weather Saturday

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Washington Avenue and Warrenville Road are closed between Route 22 and Rock Road West due to weather conditions, police advised at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday. 

The storm is currently intensifying, leaving most roads snow covered and slippery. 

Be prepared for icy road conditions in Warren, especially Hillcrest Road, Morning Glory Road, Warrenville Road and Washington ...

Warren Township Welcomes Rubino OB/GYN Group

WARREN, NJ - Warren Mayor Michael " Mick" Marion, Deputy Mayor George Lazo, and Councilperson Jolanta Maziarz welcomed the Rubino OB/GYN Group to Warren Township, and officially cut the ribbon on the new Rubino OB/GYN Group location on Thursday, Jan. 16.

The Rubino OB/GYN Group founder, Dr. Robert Rubino and Mayor Marion braved the wind to say,” here’s to a ...

Seeing Eye Dog is NJ State Dog, Bucco Bill Signed into Law

January 22, 2020

TRENTON, NJ –  The bill designating the Seeing Eye® dog as the State Dog, has now been signed into law.

The Seeing Eye, which is located in Morris Township, enhances the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind, through the use of their specially trained dog. According to the organization, they have trained and paired more than 17,000 ...

Teenager Dies in Municipal Pond Ice Break

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A 13-year-old male victim of a drowning under the ice in the East Brunswick Municipal Pond was pronounced deceased at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital as of 7:45 Wednesday evening.

During the rescue efforts, six officers and two firefighters were treated for hypothermia. Two of those officers and one of the firefighters were transported to the hospital. One ...

Two Teens Identified as Victims in Fatal Route 22 Crash

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Police have identified the victims in the Jan. 12 fatal crash on Route 22 as Miram Karanoub, 16, of Plainfield, and LTD A. Frederick, 18, also of Plainfield.

Officers responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 22 East near the intersection of Parkway at 4:05 a.m, police said. As reported, the vehicle had hit a tree in the center aisle of the ...

Commuters: New Starbucks Opens Inside Newark Penn Station

NEWARK, NJ — A new Starbucks opened Wednesday morning in Newark Penn Station’s Main Concourse bringing specialty coffees and foods to rail, bus, and light rail customers.

Starbucks will be open seven days a week. The 1,000 square foot store will open during the week at 5:30 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Weekend hours will have the shop opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 9 ...

Ciattarelli Launches Campaign for Governor at Somerset County Elementary School

RARITAN, NJ - Former New Jersey Republican Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli announced Tuesday in a campaign kick-off at John F. Kennedy Primary School that he is seeking the Republican nomination for the governor’s race in 2021.

His message was clear.

“Bad policy decisions were made by both sides and we need to stop the bleeding," he said. "I am determined on your behalf ...

Holloway's Arrival as Rutgers' First Black President a 'Beautiful Thing'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers officials have called for a joint meeting of its boards of governors and trustees Tuesday morning to install Jonathan Holloway as the first black president in the school’s 254-year history.

To many of the African American leaders in the school and across the city, the news was met with resounding approval.

That it came on Martin Luther King Jr.

Obituaries

Mark G. “ALJ” Aljian, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 18, 2019, while ...
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