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Bernardsville Hears Recommendations for Recreational Upgrades

July 28, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Patrick Hoagland of Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a nationally recognized architecture firm, introduced a rough draft of a Parks & Recreation Master Plan at a special Zoom meeting of the Bernardsville Borough Council Monday night.

Hoagland gathered input from various sources in Bernardsville regarding the recreational future of the borough prior to giving his ...

Bedminster Outlaws Smoking Marijuana and Cannabis in Public Spaces

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Township Committee Monday night passed an ordinance establishing regulations prohibiting the public consumption of cannabis and marijuana in Bedminster.

The New Jersey Cannabis and marijuana Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act signed into law by the State Legislature in February permits municipalities to enact an ordinance making it ...

Bernardsville Council Reviewing Responses from Prospective Developers on Quimby Lane Project

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Downtown Redevelopment Project centered around Quimby Lane has been on the table for several years in the borough, but progress on the plans was slowed significantly when the pandemic lockdowns interrupted a good chunk of 2020.

Mayor Mary Jane Canose said this week that the borough is moving much closer to selecting a developer.

"The council has reviewed ...

Bernardsville Council Passes Ordinance Repealing Law Restricting Underage Drinking on Private Property

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council sounded audibly reluctant, but ultimately passed a law its members say was forced on them by the state that repeals an earlier law restricting underage drinking on private property.

"The world's on its head right now," Bernardsville Councilman John Donahue said at Monday's Borough Council meeting.

The ordinance repeals a ...

Bernardsville Fills Vacant Borough Council Seat with Matt Marino

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Borough Council unanimously selected Matt Marino to fill its vacant seat on an interim basis.

Marino was one of three candidates put forth by the Bernardsville Democrats as candidates to fill the void left when Thomas O'Dea stepped down from the council last month. 

Mariel Sullivan O'Brien and Christine Colette Balas were also ...

Bedminster Township to Resume Consideration of Tabled Cannabis Ordinance

BEDMINSTER, NJ — After a discussion in June of a police ordinance regulating the use of cannabis in public places, the Township Committee was set to reintroduce Ordinance No. 2021-012 at its Tuesday, July 6 meeting.

The ordinance would amend a section covering park and recreation area rules and create a section entitled “Prohibition on the public consumption of cannabis and ...

Tom O'Dea Takes Part in His Final Bernardsville Council Meeting

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Bernardsville Councilman Thomas O'Dea Jr. attended his final Borough Council meeting as a member of the town's governing body on Monday night.

O'Dea announced earlier in June that he would be resigning his seat on the Borough Council effective June 30. 

O'Dea has been the council president and ran for mayor of Bernardsville in 2018. He has been ...

Bedminster to Dedicate $100,000 to Capital Road Management Plan

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Township Committee last week passed an ordinance appropriating $100,000 to the Capital Road Management Plan.

"We have a pavement management plan that we didn't have," Bedminster Mayor Larry Jacobs said, "but all credit to Committeeman (Doug) Stevinson for working that up."

"The intention of this (ordinance) is to keep (Principal Public ...

Bedminster Mayor Jacobs Addresses Pingry's Acquisition of Purnell Campus in Pottersville

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Pingry School is in the process of finalizing its acquisition of the Purnell School in Pottersville, a transaction that Bedminster Mayor Larry Jacobs addressed at Monday night's Township Committee meeting.

The Pingry School plans to utilize the Pottersville Campus as an extension of its existing campuses to expand on programming for its 1,177 current students and ...

Bedminster Renews Liquor Licenses

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Bedminster Township Committee approved resultions that call for the renewal of four liquor licenses.

The licenses for Delicious Heights, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Grateful Spirits, Inc. and Cold Spring Liquor Corp. all were renwed at Monday night's meeting. The new licenses will be in effect from July 1 through June 30, 2022.

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

What Somerset County Towns Have Banned Cannabis?

July 24, 2021

As the Aug. 21 deadline to decide on legal marijuana gets closer, towns in Somerset County are banning or allowing — mostly banning — cannabis businesses, with some enacting penalties as high as $200 for smoking weed in public.

The laws passed by the state legislature this year gave municipalities in New Jersey six months to pass ordinances banning the nascent industry. Some, like ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

July 18, 2021

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked #1 in NJ by U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2021

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...

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