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Road Trip! Pick Your Own Peaches in Morris County, Recipe Included

July 2, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — From July through September, it is the prime time to pick your own peaches right here in New Jersey.  

Lucky for Morris County residents, there is a local farm in Chester that offers daily peach crop picking. You can pick them directly from the tree. Check online for daily crop availability.

Local Farm:

Alstede Farms
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Plainfield OEM Launches Baby Formula Safe Exchange Campaign

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Office of Emergency Management, headed by Fire Director Kenneth Childress, is launching a Safe Exchange Campaign beginning Friday, June 17, to provide locations for parents and guardians to safely exchange baby formula due to the national formula shortage. Donations of sealed and unexpired baby formula will also be accepted.

The U.S. Food and Drug ...

Wilton Brands Issues Allergy Alert on Possible Presence of Undeclared Milk in Two Sprinkle Products

NAPERVILLE, IL — Wilton Industries, Inc. of Naperville, Illinois is initiating a voluntary national recall of select lots of Rainbow Chip Crunch Sprinkles And Rainbow Sprinkles Mix.

Although the product label does indicate that it may contain milk, this recall is being conducted because some samples of the product were found to contain milk.

People who have an allergy or severe ...

Jif Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Jif® peanut butter products sold in the U.S. have been recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination, announced The J.M. Smucker Company.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, stated the FDA. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, ...


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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Sweeps Music in the Parks Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Congratulations to student musicians from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison for outstanding performances that led to a clean sweep of championship trophies at this year’s Music in the Parks event.

The Jazz Band, conducted by Rick Fontaine, and Vocal Ensemble, directed by Sharon Byrne, both won first place and earned Superior ratings. The Vocal Ensemble also ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Fifth Graders Host Identity and Leadership Assembly

EDISON, NJ -- The final Lower School assembly of the year at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison featured two important aspects the fifth graders reflected on during their classes: Identity and Leadership. They represented how diverse identities can be with the outfits they wore and led their classmates, their Kindergarten buddies and the Lower School audience dancing to different Latin ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Students Hold Robotics Contest

EDISON, NJ -- On Friday, June 3, the Middle School robotics elective at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison wrapped up the year and with its first ever in-house Robotics Tournament! The group welcomed Mrs. Barnett’s advisory and past robotics elective members to spectate. The tournament was led by elective coach Noreen Jafri and robotics team member Joy Patel of ...

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Wed, July 6, 6:00 PM


LGBTQI+ Youth Support Group


Wed, July 6, 7:00 PM

Zoom, Plainfield

Plainfield Zoning Board


Thu, July 7, 7:00 PM

Zoom, Plainfield

Plainfield Planning Board

“Roe V. Wade” How Democrats will continue to let you down

July 2, 2022

East Brunswick, NJ --- Democrats’ response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is predictable; a combination of incompetence, cynicism, and greed. Yes, greed.

It was widely reported last year that there was a strong chance Roe could be overturned. The Democrats had a year to prepare for this, yet what did they accomplish? In fact, in May 2022, a draft copy ...

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

July 6, 2022

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 ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).


For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

The Barbizon: The Hotel that Set Women Free by Paulina Bren. (Simon and Schuster, 2021)


The main character of Paulina Bren’s book, The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free, is not human; it is a famed, aging building, erected in 1927, and still standing today at 140 East 63rd Street, New York City.  The Barbizon offered a women-only residential space that was centrally ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)


Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...