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New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

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

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

Every Successful Business Starts with a Great Idea: NJ Attorney Advises Startups and Entrepreneurs

September 30, 2020

NEW YORK, NY -- TAPintoTV looks back at our 2019 conversation with Millburn, NJ Attorney Jonathan Goodgold, of the law firm Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett at TechDay New York. TechDayNY is the largest event for startups in the United States, and TechDay produces events to connect the startup community and highlight the unique and innovative products currently in ...

There's No Debate: FDR Library is a Must-See US Presidential History and Tourism Destination

HYDE PARK, NY -- The FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York, is an exploration not only of the life and times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a retrospective of some of the most perilous times in 20th century American History. 

The FDR Library was the very first presidential library ever created. It opened in June of 1941, during FDR’s third term. Roosevelt ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

NJ Tai Chi Founder Harry Legg Demonstrates the Health Benefits of the Ancient Martial Art

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Harry Legg, Founder of New Jersey Tai Chi, joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios to discuss and demystify the practice of tai chi, while also demonstrating some of the martial art’s moves in the studio. 

“Most people may not realize tai chi is a deadly martial art,” said Legg, “but you might wonder how ...

Letter to the Editor Regarding Watchung Borough Council

September 29, 2020

I have known Ron Jubin for over 10 years. We served together on the Watchung Board of Health for most of that time.  He is a scientist by profession and was always able to clarify the science behind the public health issues that came before the board, and he did so in laymen terms that everyone could understand. Ron brings an executive ...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Watchung’s Borough  Council is coming up and I am voting for Ron Jubin.  Ron has lived in Watchung for over 25 years and raised his 3 children here, coaching sports such as Little League and Basketball as they grew up.

He has served as a volunteer in our town for 9 years on the Watchung Board of Health and now as a Councilman, serves as the liaison to ...

Funding Opportunity for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants By FEMA

September 29, 2020

For Fiscal Year 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making federal funds available through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program to local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. It would be in the best interest of those towns in our area who are faced ...

Remembering 9/11: a Warren resident remembers

Nineteen years. The day that changed my life and our country. And it seems different this year. 

 

I remember a few years ago my son asked me what I remembered about that day for an assignment he was doing for social studies. And for the first time, I told him some details.  I was there, guessing I was pregnant with our first child, the son who asked the question, and through ...

Update: Finn Found Safe in Warren

September 28, 2020

UPDATE: Finn was found safe by his family at 5:15 a.m. Monday.

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Finn? His family posted:

PLEASE HELP!!  Our dog is missing.   He is scared, was just in car accident.  Ran off after car door was open.   If you find him, please call me—732-266-7832.  He has a collar and tag with my number on it.   He is friendly!! ...

Watchung Family Friendly Food Trucks Return to Bayberry School On Oct. 2

September 30, 2020

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS BACK IN ACTION IN WATCHUNG 

Community Fundraiser To Support Schools With
Food trucks will be parked again for carry out orders this Friday, October 2 at Bayberry School in Watchung for the PTO’s Food Truck Fridays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The elementary school is conveniently located at 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung and open to all to attend.  On hand will ...

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Sally; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 15

WASHINGTON — Victims of Hurricane Sally that began on Sept. 14 now have until Jan. 15, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on September 24, 2020.

The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently, this ...

Dead Men Cast No Votes: Somerset County Republicans Debut Aggressive New Tech Program to Flag Phantom Ballots

“This isn’t me. I have no idea who this is.” Manville resident Leeanna Schumacher looks down at the ballot in her hands, which bears her address but not her name.

Somerset County GOP Chairman Tim Howes says, “Leeanna is not alone. We are less than 48 hours from when residents started receiving ballots, and the reports of phantom ballots are already rolling ...

IRS reminds taxpayers of the home office deduction rules during Small Business Week

WASHINGTON — During Small Business Week, Sept. 22-24, the Internal Revenue Service wants individuals to consider taking the home office deduction if they qualify. The benefit may allow taxpayers working from home to deduct certain expenses on their tax return.  

The home office deduction is available to qualifying self-employed taxpayers, independent contractors and those working in ...

Food Truck Fridays Return to Watchung

Watchung, NJ - September 22, 2020 -- The success of the Watchung PTO’s Food Truck Fridays this summer fuels the return of its family-friendly food extravaganza with activities resuming on September 25th, October 2nd, and October 10th Four food trucks will be parked this week rain or shine for the Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser held at Bayberry School, 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, NJ, ...

Welcome Fall With A Trip To A New Jersey Pumpkin Patch

September 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Like past holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, it's unknown what's in store for Halloween 2020. However, Garden State residents can still have some weekend fun with a fall staple; pumpkin picking. The upcoming weekend is the final one for September and the first official one of autumn. Sun is in the forecast, so why not head out and check out one of New ...

Long Beach Island Extended Summer Lifeguard Locations and Schedule

LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer.

Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.  

There will be more people here in September primarily because there are many home owners will stay put here on LBI and work remotely from home. 

Here is the current ...

Record Setting Jersey Shore Patriotic Boat Rally Supports President Trump, Police and Veterans

LONG BEACH ISLAND — A potentially record-breaking boat rally took place on Saturday at the Jersey Shore. Saturday’s Jersey Shore parade began at 9:30 a.m. in Toms River. According to a Facebook post promoting the event, the parade split into different groups, with one ending at Morrison’s Marina in Beach Haven.  One group of boaters headed north of Toms River and the ...

North Plainfield, Warren, and Watchung Libraries Launch Support for Virtual Learning

September 29, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) has launched the Supportive Assistance for Education (S.A.F.E.) Families initiative in order to support students, parents, caregivers, and educators navigate the educational shift brought about due to the COVID-19 outbreak and safety guidelines in New Jersey. Many school districts ...

Easy Gig: John Busse Can Walk to Work for Somerville Summer Stage Show

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Musician/songwriter/vocalist John Busse has adopted Somerville as his hometown, and it's been a good fit for him and his guitar, performing frequently at cozy coffee shop venues along Main Street in between venturing off to other locales in New Jersey.

On Saturday night, Oct. 3, he'll perform on the Summer Stage for the fourth year in a row, from 6-9 p.m.

He'll ...

Protestors Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor in Downtown Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's protest rally at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse was a family-friendly event, with young children clutching the hands of their parents as they mixed in with the crowd. 

Organizer Jade McQueen reminded the gathering of a few dozen people that they had come together to seek justice for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman killed by ...

Protest & Vigil for Breonna Taylor in Somerville & Hillsborough

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey activists will participate in a Saturday afternoon protest at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse while on Sunday evening, Our Revolution of Hillsborough will host a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of a Grand Jury decision in Louisville, Ky earlier this week to not indict three police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black ...

Franklin Township: Police Asking Public to Help Locate Man Following Car Chase on Franklin Boulavard

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who drove away from them following an attempted motor vehicle stop, according to a news release. 

Saul Weaver III, 48, of Hampton has been charged with second degree eluding and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The ...

Parcel Flunks "Sniff Test;" 2 Arrested, Cocaine Valued at $50,000 Seized

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – With an assist from the US Postal Inspection Service, detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office arrested two men on a variety of drug offenses and seized cocaine with an estimated value of $50,000, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The two suspects, Jorge Diaz, 32, and Grethel Guevara, 29 of Hillcrest Avenue, ...

Careful What You Wish For

For Sale at Auction
One pre-owned Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur. Good condition. 188 original bones. Stands 13 ft high x 40 ft. long. Assembly required. Original box. Free shipping with Amazon Prime. Final sale only. No returns or exchanges.

If you thought museums were the only venues for large scale dinosaur skeletons, think again. In a few weeks Christie's will be selling an authentic, ...

Grounded

At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...

Two Jersey City Heights Shootings in Broad Daylight Allegedly Gang-Related

September 30, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Tandem shootings in Jersey City Heights on Wednesday were not random, according to preliminary reports.

As reported earlier by TAPinto JerseyCity, at around 10:50 a.m. this morning, an individual was shot in the vicinity of Summit Avenue and Leonard Street—a block west of Washington Park. Subsequently, just after 11:00 a.m., a second shooting occurred near Franklin ...

Protest Will March to Denounce Rutgers Layoffs, Razing of Lincoln Annex in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An alliance of unions representing 20,000 Rutgers workers, along with student organizations, social justice groups and community activists, have organized a march to bring attention to a wide range of issues, including layoffs at the university,

Saturday's march for “RLivesRJobsRSchools,” which will begin at 3 p.m., comes after the university laid off ...

Westfield Man, Woman Assaulted with Bat During Morning Break-in, Police Say

Updated at 5:28 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents of a home in the 100 block of Park Street were assaulted with a baseball bat during an early Tuesday morning break-in that officers have arrested four people in connection with, police said.

The man injured during the altercation was treated at a local hospital and has since been released, Police Chief Christopher Battiloro said. The ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Careful What You Wish For

For Sale at Auction
One pre-owned Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur. Good condition. 188 original bones. Stands 13 ft high x 40 ft. long. Assembly required. Original box. Free shipping with Amazon Prime. Final sale only. No returns or exchanges.

If you thought museums were the only venues for large scale dinosaur skeletons, think again. In a few weeks Christie's will be selling an authentic, ...

Grounded

At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...