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Ever been stymied by the devilish clues in a crossword puzzle? Join Deb Amlen, lead columnist and senior editor of the NYTimes' Wordplay, who will show you what those tricky clues are asking you to do, and prove that the crossword is for everyone.

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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

Community Conversations: Mammograms Save Lives!

Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatment is most successful. On this episode of Community Conversations, Lisa Bash, MD, radiologist and medical director of the Breast Center at Chilton Medical Center, discusses the most common risk factors for breast cancer, the latest advancements in detection and the #AskHer campaign, which encourages everyone to ask the people ...

Union County Clerk Advises Voters on Vote-by-Mail Ballots

October 16, 2021

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2.

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that their Vote-by-Mail ballot comes in a bright yellow mailing envelope, which contains their ballot, an instructional brochure, a certificate envelope, and a postage-paid envelope for returning their ballot. The certificate envelope is designed to ensure privacy for Vote-by-Mail ...

Public Storage: Scotch Plains Customers 'Cannot Safely Access This Highly Contaminated Area'

October 16, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two days after Public Storage of Scotch Plains was served with an injunction to stop tossing Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy's belongings, the company issued a second public statement about the situation. Through its outside p.r. firm, the storage company said its emphasis was on the safety of its customers.

“Keeping our customers safe from ...

Unforgettable Fire Wins First Episode of Clash of the Cover Bands

October 14, 2021

FANWOOD, NJ - Unforgettable Fire, a band that pays tribute to U2's Bono (Anthony Russo), The Edge (Mick Normoyle), Adam Clayton (Fanwood's own Craig Kiell), and Larry Mullen Jr. (George Levesanos) emerged victorious in the first episode of E!'s new competition show, Clash of the Cover Bands, on Wednesday evening.

The theme of the evening was "Stadium Rockers" ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021

 

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

October 9, 2021

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...

How Content Marketing Can Benefit Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - You already have a fancy website your customers use.  It's a crucial aspect of building your business.  But alone, it likely won't be enough to get the job done.  Business owners need to invest in content marketing.

Think of it like this: the owner of a pizza restaurant writes a column on rolling pizza dough.  The brewmaster of a popular ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)

 

Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

'Time Stands Still ' speeds along

Chatham, NJ -  Although we’ve been in a time warp these last two years, this smart and savvy play by Donald Margulies takes us out of ourselves and into other lives.

The Chatham Players have brought a nicely nuanced production to its audience, ably directed by Tait Ruppert.  As Catham Players President Joe DeVico says in program notes,  “Here we can offer a space to ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How to Paint the Perfect Accent Wall

Accent walls are all the rage, and that’s because they really are a fantastic way to add color and personality to your living space. Rather than hanging up a painting or incorporating more furniture into your living space, accent walls add a unique touch to your home.

They also don’t take as long as many other DIY painting projects and can easily be completed on a weekend. However, ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...