Tourism

August 18, 2018

A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bicentennial Park Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names inscribed on bricks ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The train that connects passengers to terminals in Newark Airport will shut down from Saturday night to Sunday morning for maintenance. The AirTrain Newark will close from 8 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. The Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses between Newark Liberty ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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Florham Park, N.J.,  — As international travel grows in popularity, Americans are choosing to protect their vacation investments by purchasing travel insurance. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 4 in 10 Americans (38 percent) are likely to purchase travel insurance for future ...

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EDISON, NJ -  Over 300 volunteers and sponsors gathered at Royal Albert’s Palace in Fords, New Jersey ahead of the New Jersey India Day Parade, which runs from Edison to Iselin on Oak Tree Road. The event was the local kickoff for the parade. The Indian Business Association, which hosts the annual ...

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STAFFORD- The brand new Cedar Bonnet Island Environment Trail is now open for the public to enjoy. It was officially opened by state, federal and local officials on June 27. The property was purchased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the early 1990's. When the state purchased it, the ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural ...

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LONDON, UK – Classical composer Handel and rock icon Jimi Hendrix usually are not mentioned in the same sentence, but the two musical geniuses are linked together at a small museum in London.  The museum is located in a building at 25 Brook St. that was Handel’s home from 1723 to 1759. Hendrix ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights.  The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy....it's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!   Friday July 13 Spirit Animals Glassblowing Class; Morris County School of Glass; 9am - ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences. At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting.   PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition ...

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CLEVELAND - LeBron James has formally left Cleveland and his famous mural was removed today from the Cleveland skyline. We caught the final moments of the landmark with a few other news crews. For more travel articles, please visit the travel section by clicking here.  For our most recent ...

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There are plenty of  fireworks planned for this week and beyond, so make plans and get the blankets and chairs ready to find the best spot to view. July 3 Elizabeth at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park at 9:30 p.m. South Amboy/Perth Amboy's joint display at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park ...

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RICHMOND, VA  – You come to an airport checkpoint hoping to catch your flight and arrive at your destination safely and on time. Seems simple enough, but sometimes something you weren’t expecting comes up at the checkpoint and it slows you down. Meet Deborah Simms and Ryan Seymour, ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for another record-breaking travel season this summer, as 243 million passengers and crew are projected to come through security checkpoints nationwide between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Last summer, TSA screened more ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Fresh from our Franklin Township bureau, there is tons of things to do in Sussex County this weekend. Friday, June 1 Franklin Township Public Library - Movie Matinee - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A tractor-trailer traveling North on S. Stiles Street attempted to make a left turn southbound on Route 1 when it turned onto its side this morning.  The tanker ruptured during the crash, spilling 9000 gallons of gasoline onto the roadway. Route 1 is closed in both directions ...

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WEST BAY, ROATAN - One of TAPinto’s Publishers is producing the live broadcast of the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition in Roatan. Travels caught up with Erich Templin to get his insights on the Competition and the Island of Roatan.  Erich is the Publisher of TAPinto’ s travel brand. What ...

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In our May 18 podcast, Giles Bootheway, a British citizen who teaches at St. Bonaventure University, shares his thoughts on the Royal Wedding with TAPinto Greater Olean Co-editor Richard Lee. PLAY Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your inbox.  Download the FREE ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Goethals Bridge to New Jersey will be closed to all traffic beginning 9 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 20.  The Eastbound to NY will remain open. Officials said the closure is necessary to construct the entry and exit ramps for the new westbound span. At 9 ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Parkland Cares will hold a Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 17 at Parkland Golf & Country Club, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Jason Taylor Reading Room and Parkland Cares.  The event is presented by StevenDouglas and former NFL player and Hall of Famer Jason ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A "large truck" struck the Passaic Avenue train bridge underpass in the early morning hours of May 12, causing Passaic Avenue -- between Beekman Road and Constantine Place, to be shuttered and the suspension of Gladstone line train service between the Summit and Murray Hill ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Two Belmar specialty eateries have made the national food-hopping map. Coney Waffle Ice Cream and Sweet Shop on Ocean Avenue and Hoagitos in Belmar Plaza are featured this month on television shows touting what makes them stand out from the rest. The over-the-top ice cream creations ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area. Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Bon Jovi, fresh from the Induction Ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, rocked Madison Square Gardens last night.   “This House is not for Sale” tour is still running strong since its launch on Feb. 8, 2017 in Greenville, S.C.  The band continued on for over sixty dates, ...

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CLEVELAND, OH - The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was particularly important this year with the long anticipated induction of Bon Jovi.  With Howard Stern doing the introduction, it was a spectacle. Stern was none to pleased with how long the committee took to induct the ...

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom welcomed two Grevy's Zebras to the park on Thursday May 3. Grevy's Zebras are the most endangered species of zebra. There are approximately 2,500 Grevy's zebras in both the wild and captivity.  The two females that were born on ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - There are heroes among us. Every day men and women who do extraordinary things with grace, modesty and an inner strength that is a model for current and future generations. Worldwide crises, striking close to home, beckon action from those who possess the talent to help and the ...

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