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More than 100 Dead Vultures Cause Sussex Branch Trail Closure

August 28, 2022

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Like a scene from a horror movie, more than 100 black vultures have been found on and near the Sussex Branch Trail in Lafayette causing them to close the trail from Route 94 to Morris Farms Road. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections Fish and Wildlife, more than 100 dead vultures have been reported in the area behind Olde Lafayette Village, ...

Multiple Injuries Reported from Great Adventures ‘El Toro’ Ride

JACKSON, NJ - One of the most popular rides at Great Adventure,  'El Toro',  has been taken off-line after several injuries were reported on Thursday evening.

According to multiple reports including in the Asbury Park Press, a malfunction  on the ride resulted in a number of guests going to the hospital complaining of back pain.

“Several guests reported ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Vice President of the United States Comes to The Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris gave a 30-minute speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center. With several thousands in attendance, Harris encouraged attendees to action including organizing and voting this November.

“Leaders of the NAACP, together we have ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Fall More than 35 Cents in the Past Month

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey has dropped 36 cents in the last month.

AAA says drivers are paying an average of $4.69 a gallon on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. It's down 2 cents from yesterday and 12 cents from last week.

Prices are still $1.53 higher per gallon than this time last year.

AAA says the drop happened even though there was a slight ...

Portal Bridge Increasing Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Moves Forward With MOU

NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge proposed to expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is making headway after Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday for the project’s first phase.

The signing of the memo advances the Portal North Bridge project to its next phase. The project is part of the larger Gateway ...

Deer Gives Birth in NJ Backyard. What to Do if You See Baby Deer

WESTFIELD, NJ — It hadn’t been on his must-see list, but he saw a deer give birth anyway.

It happened right in his backyard last week, Tremont Avenue resident Mitch Slater told TAPinto Westfield.

“It certainly wasn’t on my bucket list to watch a deer give birth, but I did, and it was absolutely incredible,” Slater said. “Props to the ...

NJ Woman Sues Township and Neighbors for Constructing Swimming Pool Too Close to her Property

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park woman is suing the township, the zoning board, and her neighbors for constructing an in-ground pool that violates certain property ordinances. The woman claims that the new construction was too close to her property and failed to meet the standards set by the municipality, despite getting approval from the zoning board earlier this year.

Last November, a ...

Long Beach Island Named NJ's Best Summer Travel Destination

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island region, proudly shares the 2022 Travel Pulse report for the best summer destinations in America.

The members of the chamber recognize the importance of a summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming friends and families to this great ...


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Lights..Camera.. Action……..Veterans Doing Yoga!

September 15, 2022

The Veterans Yoga Project Video filming, was a free event by the New Jersey Veterans Network for their web-series, Local Legends. This web series is a talk show that showcases real stories from extraordinary people including gold medalists, army veterans, athletes and many more. With its strong veteran influence, Local Legends is produced, directed, hosted and filmed by veterans and their ...

Are You Mentally Strong?

Developing mental strength was the topic of a conversation that I had with Amy Morin, author of the 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do series. Up until a few years ago, I never thought about mental strength or the role it played in my life. I just lived, moment to moment, blindly existing. It wasn’t until my life literally imploded, and I came out the other side that I started ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce Honors Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union

CARLSTADT, NJ - The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Gala on Sept. 22 at Il Villagio. The Chamber honored Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan, Vice Chairman and Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and Donald Perlman, owner of Blue Dog Graphics. The Chamber has also honored a Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union, ...

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The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth. (Wild Blue Press, 2020).


Memorial Day Weekend, 1969. Two college girls from Pennsylvania had spent a typical “down the shore” mini-vacation in Ocean City, NJ, a beach mecca for South Jerseyans and Philadelphians. Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry enjoyed breakfast at the Somerset Point Diner at 5:00 a.m. before leaving ...

The Felidaen Era

As the UK continues to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, I wonder what more could possibly be said about the Queen that hasn’t already been stated ad nauseum.

That’s why I have decided to write about my cat.

OK, the cat really is more my wife’s cat than my cat. My wife affords him a lot more attention than I do. And I refer to him more as a royal him, because as ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...