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New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...


Press Releases

Peapack-Gladstone Bank Hosts Retail Banking Virtual Career Fair

December 7, 2022

If you’re looking for a new career, come join the exceptional team at Peapack-Gladstone Bank that has been recognized as a Best Bank to Work For by American Banker for the fifth consecutive year. They are holding a virtual job fair on Tuesday, December 13, and hiring Retail Private Bankers for full-time and part-time positions. To attend one of their three live sessions, ...

David Dietze of Peapack Private Wealth Management Appeared on The Claman Countdown on Fox Business TV

David Dietze of Peapack Private Wealth Management joined Liz Claman on Fox Business’ Claman Countdown on December 2nd and discussed if you should invest in companies cutting jobs – or adding to them.

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David Dietze of Peapack Private Wealth Management Discusses Prospects for a Year-End Santa Rally

David Dietze of Peapack Private Wealth Management joined Nicole Petallides on December 2nd to discuss prospects for a year-end Santa rally:

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How Springpoint Choice Promotes Emotional Wellness

Emotional wellness – also referred to as emotional health or emotional wellbeing – is a person’s ability to handle various life experiences and the different emotions involved. According to the National Center For Emotional Wellness, it is an “an awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our feelings and our ability to manage effectively through challenges and ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, December 09
08:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Christ Congregation Church, Princeton

Vance Gilbert in concert at Princeton ...


Sun, December 11
04:00 PM — 05:30 PM

Princeton Makes in the Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton

Second Sunday Poetry Reading at ...


Mon, December 12
04:30 PM — 06:00 PM


Superintendent's Office Hours at ...


Mon, December 12
07:00 PM — 11:45 PM


Council Meeting


Tue, December 13
03:30 PM — 05:30 PM


Council Closed Session


Tue, December 13
07:00 PM — 10:00 PM

The Maclean House, followed by Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

Do-Re-Meet: Social Events for Music ...

Healthy Living

Sweet Winter Recipes for a Healthy Family Holiday

The holidays mean many things—gifts, spending time with loved ones, carols, and, of course, baked goods. In fact, one of American children’s most cherished traditions is leaving out baked goods for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve in thanks for the gifts they’ll receive the next morning.

But, just because it’s baking doesn’t mean the treats can’t be lighter on ...

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell Earns ‘A’ Grade for Quality from The Leapfrog Group

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes Capital Health’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. 

“Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell is a one of the region’s leading ...

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course, they sponsor to show their public support. But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring. They ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Participates in Downtown New Jersey Panel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently took part in a panel discussion at Downtown New Jersey's annual conference, called "Destination Downtown." The panel focused on local news and public relations and how both impact local businesses.

Shapiro and other professionals discussed how to implement a public relations campaign to promote ...

How TAPinto’s Email Marketing Opportunities Can Help You Reach a Large Local Audience

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Email marketing is the tried-and-true strategy of sending emails to engage with your business’s prospects and customers.

It’s the most direct and effective way of connecting with your audience and converting them into customers.

According to Constant Contact, the average return on investment (ROI) on email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent.

In fact, ...