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New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

October 14, 2019

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...

Make Our Easy Sausage and Peppers Soup

Our hearty Sausage and Peppers Soup, enhanced with a teaspoon of smoked paprika, is perfect for a chilly fall day.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the vegetables and garlic by hand. Just don’t use a blender unless you want it, well, extra-soupy.

Sausage and Peppers Soup

1 medium red pepper, seeds and white membrane removed, cut into pieces

1 medium green ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

October 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...

Our State Needs Jon Bramnick in the Assembly

October 14, 2019

To the Editor:

If everyone knew Jon Bramnick as long or as well as I did, there would be no doubt that he would be unanimously and resoundingly re-elected back to the NJ State Assembly, where he belongs and where NJ residents need him.  

Jon fights for and represents all of us - women, men, children, underprivileged, patients...everyone.  He is honest ...

The Official 2019 LBI Chowderfest Results

October 6, 2019

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place Oct. 6 on a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better.

The 2019 attendees included, for Manhattan: Shore Fire Grille, Cluck ‘N Crabs, Lefty’s, Black Whale, Bistro 14 and the ...

You Are Not Your Illness. These Words Gave Me The Strength Not To Kill Myself

October 15, 2019

BARNEGAT - Barnegat resident Tony Lombardo is a great inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of people.  At TAPinto Stafford-LBI and TAPinto Barnegat-Waretown Tony is regular columnist for us sharing his many inspiring life stories through his column "Let's Hear Your Story."

Our readers are welcome to enjoy Tony's personal testimony below and also a wonderful video ...

Watchung Hills Marching Warriors: A Winning Formula... On The Field, In The Classroom & In Life

I had the pleasure, make that the “privilege” of watching the Watchung Hills Regional High School band take the field again last night, take my breath away…and take home their third 1st place trophy in a row.  This week they won 1st in Class at the Somerville High School Competition along with Best Music, Best Percussion and Best Overall Effect.  Week after week, the ...

Ridge High School Marching Band to Host 10th Anniversary “Ridge Marching Madness” Home Competition October 19

October 17, 2019

 

Ridge High School Marching Band to Host 10th Anniversary

“Ridge Marching Madness” Home Competition October 19

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, -Ridge Marching Band will host its 10th Anniversary of its Home Competition “Ridge Marching Madness,” on Saturday, October 19 on Lee Field at the high school. The William Annin Middle School Wind Ensemble will open the event with ...

GOP Sheriff Candidate Parenti to Democrat Opponent Darrin Russo: Defend Yourself and Your Record

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Republican candidate for Sheriff and North Plainfield Chief of Police Bill Parenti has called on his opponent, Democrat Darrin Russo, to explain to voters why they should trust him, given his abuse of union time, his refusal to repay taxpayers for taking advantage of them, and his documented history of having trouble telling the truth.

Parenti’s campaign, since August, ...

New Jersey Author Mitch Albom to Discuss New Book:  Finding Chika: a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family

“An Evening with Mitch Albom” will be held at The Pingry School and benefits The Brooke Healey Foundation — fighting pediatric cancer.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - On Tuesday, November 5, New Jersey native and author Mitch Albom, will discuss his new book: “Finding Chika”— a poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life ...

NP Girls Scouts Plastic Bag Recycling Event

North Plainfield Girl Scouts Plastic Bag Recycling Event

Please bring us your #2 and #4 plastic bags and get a free reusable shopping bag!  

*Plastic bags are among the most common sources of litter and marine debris.

*Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, meaning it will take hundreds of years for them to decompose in a landfill.

October 12, 10am-2pm

614 Greenbrook Road, ...

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Postponed Indefinitely in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental has canceled the planned aerial spraying for mosquitoes in Berkeley Heights after reviewing the most recent data collected in the field, mosquito testing results, and ground operations performed to bring down mosquito populations.

Based on present trap numbers, recent lack of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)-positive mosquitoes ...

The Official 2019 LBI Chowderfest Results

October 6, 2019

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place Oct. 6 on a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better.

The 2019 attendees included, for Manhattan: Shore Fire Grille, Cluck ‘N Crabs, Lefty’s, Black Whale, Bistro 14 and the ...

The Official 2019 LBI Chowderfest Results

October 6, 2019

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place Oct. 6 on a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better.

The 2019 attendees included, for Manhattan: Shore Fire Grille, Cluck ‘N Crabs, Lefty’s, Black Whale, Bistro 14 and the ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Report by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Although the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is now closed for another year, the bottom fishermen can still fish for tog while they await the re-opening of the black sea bass season on October 8. Also, providing action on the inshore artificial reefs and inshore structure are a few porgies and scattered schools of cocktail sized bluefish.

Captain Carl ...

Long Beach Island Favorite Plantation Restaurant Sold to Black Eyed Susan's

HARVEY CEDARS, NJ — After 17 years of hosting the Long Beach Island community, Plantation Restaurant is saying goodbye and will close its doors Saturday, Oct. 12. Replacing this local favorite and a dining destination, will be Black Eyed Susan's, which will relocate from its current location in Harvey Cedars.

“It has been a wonderful 17 years, and we are thrilled ...

Things to Do to Celebrate the Last Weekend of Summer 2019

NEW JERSEY - Fall begins on Monday, September 23 making the upcoming weekend the final one of 2019. With temps forecast to be summerlike, it's a great weekend to be outside. Here's a list of fun outdoor activities to say goodbye to the summer of 2019.

Holland Ridge Farm's Sunflower Festival begins on Saturday, September 21 and runs through October 27. The Cream Ridge farm is ...

Somerset County Firemen Muster for Annual Inspection and Parade

October 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department and accompanied by snare drummers from the Somerville Middle School band and Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums, filed alongside dozens of firefighters and rescue squad members Saturday afternoon at the borough’s annual Firemen’s ...

Hillsborough School Board Sets Dec. 19th Vote on $35.4M Referendum

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Voters will be asked to approve a $35.4 million referendum on Dec. 10th that would pay for building improvements at the district's nine school buildings and to retire outstanding debt from previous referendums.

If the referendum is approved, it would mean a $42 reduction in taxes for the average Hillsborough residence with a property value of $350,000, according to ...

Demolition Begins at Site of Somerville Public Safety Complex

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-awaited demolition of three derelict buildings on the site of the planned Somerville Public Safety complex at the intersection of Gaston Avenue and East Cliff Street has begun.

Heavy equipment began ripping into one of the buildings next to the former Gaston Avenue bakery building early Tuesday morning. The demolition work and removal of the debris on the 1.77-acre ...

Visitors Celebrate Diversity at Somerset County Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County celebrated its cultural heritage with its first-ever first Diversity Festival on Saturday, Oct.12, on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse and Veterans Plaza across from the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

It was a busy day in the borough, with the historic Borough Hall, Firemen's Museum and the Wallace House, George Washington's ...

Duke Farms Connector Trail from Raritan River Greenway Opens

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Raritan River Greenway Bikeway Duke Farms Connector Trail is now open.

This half-mile section of paved, 10-foot-wide multi-use trail connects to the Nevius Street pedestrian bridge in Raritan to the North Gate entrance to Duke Farms in Hillsborough, and provides access to 18 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails within Duke Farms.

Users can access the trail ...

Somerset County Historical Tour: George Washington Danced Here

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Not to be overlooked during this weekend's self-guided "Weekend Journey Through the Past" of historical sites in Somerset County is the Derrick Van Veghten House (ca. 1725) where it is said George Washington danced non-stop for three hours with the wife of one of his generals during the Middlebrook Encampment of 1778-79.

Located on the banks of the Raritan River ...

When Your Number's Up

I have never been waterboarded, but I can’t imagine it can be much worse than going to the DMV.

This is what I was thinking as I was standing in line on the sidewalk at 11:00 in the morning.

There was a line outside the DMV because there was no room inside the DMV. The inside was filled with disgruntled motorists sitting in chairs holding tickets with numbers on them. Numbers like D5 ...

Mother of Transfer Football Player Calls For Athletic Director to be Fired

October 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The mother of the New Brunswick High School football player at the center of the school's four-game sanction urged the school board to fire athletic director Craig Lowery after her son was allowed to play without sitting out a state-mandated 30-day period following a transfer.

Monica Rivera's voice quivered with emotion at Tuesday night's meeting as she ...

Union County's Ponderosa Park Improvements Include New Turf Fields

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chair Al Mirabella, and Freeholders Rebecca Williams and Andrea Staten joined Union County Deputy County Manager Amy Wagner, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Township officials and student athletes at the opening of the new turf fields at Union County’s Ponderosa Park in Scotch Plains.

The two multi-use ...

Get Your First Glimpse of George Street Playhouse's rehearsals

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The curtain goes up on George Street Playhouse's "Last Days of Summer" on Monday, but the cast has been hard at work for weeks.

The production, featuring Julian Emile Lerner as Joey Margolis and Parker Weathersbee as Craig Nakamura, runs until Nov. 10. It will mark the company's debut at the $170 million New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

The ...

Accident on Rt. 202 Friday Results in Two Fatalities

MONTVILLE, NJ – A motor vehicle accident on Route 202 resulted in two fatalities Friday night.

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Heritage Court and Route 202/Main Road at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, according to a release from the Morris County Prosecutor’s office. In the rear passenger seat of a 2009 Saab, a 93-year old female from Hallandale, Florida, was pronounced dead ...

BREAKING; Service Resumes on Morris & Essex Line After Trespasser Fatality

MILLBURN, NJ - Service has resumed with heavy delays on the Morris and Essex Line after a trespasser was struck and killed by a train near the Millburn train station earlier this morning.

According to NJ Transit Spokesperson Lisa Torbic, the incident occurred with a train out of Dover. The victim was an adult male, although no further information about him is known at this time.

Fatal Turnpike Accident Snarls Traffic Throughout Day

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Around 4:00 this morning, Tuesday, October 8, an accident involving a tanker truck and an SUV took place on the southbound Turnpike south of interchange 9 at milepost 80.9.  There was one fatality. State Police announced that Anthony Jackson, 60, of Pedricktown in Salem County, NJ, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According a spokesperson for the New Jersey ...

Obituaries

Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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When Your Number's Up

I have never been waterboarded, but I can’t imagine it can be much worse than going to the DMV.

This is what I was thinking as I was standing in line on the sidewalk at 11:00 in the morning.

There was a line outside the DMV because there was no room inside the DMV. The inside was filled with disgruntled motorists sitting in chairs holding tickets with numbers on them. Numbers like D5 ...