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New Jersey Date Night: 4 Fun Cooking Schools

February 25, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Sometimes even the most adventurous Garden State couple just wants to keep it super laid back, cozy and at home. The choice for date night simplicity can lead to a most fear-instilling question … What’s for dinner?

Not all of us are good in the kitchen. Learning a few cooking skills and ...

NJ Pastry Chef to Compete in Food Network’s ‘Chopped Sweets!’

This story first appeared in TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

Scotch Plains resident Joe Murphy, a corporate pastry chef for the legendary restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, founder of the Jean-Georges Restaurant Group, will compete on the Food Network program “Chopped Sweets!” on Monday, Feb. 24. The show, hosted by “Chopped!” judge and “Best Bakers in ...

8 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in New Jersey

Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen.

Salud!

Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering fajitas or crawfish etouffee —  nothing goes better with a ...

New Stuffed Burger Restaurant in Springfield Promises ‘Super’ Experience

This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture.

“I am a comic book enthusiast/collector,” Grunauer said. “So the love of comics, ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Springfield Freelance Writer Says Malinowski Legislative Positions Not For Him

February 14, 2020

When your congressman votes with Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time, he inevitably isn’t voting with his district. With Tom Malinowski, we aren’t getting the representation we need. If anyone doesn’t believe that, read into HR-2474, which just passed in Congress. This bill could kill countless jobs in New Jersey and put a real strangle on the gig economy.

If you’re a ...

TAPinto Honored with Three NJ News Commons Excellence in Local News Awards

February 26, 2020

The Center for Cooperative Media honored TAPinto with three NJ News Commons Excellence in Local News Awards.  Each year, the Center for Cooperative Media recognizes local news outlets for innovation, collaboration, investigative reporting, campus reporting, sustainability, and engagement. 

TAPinto Paterson won the Engage Local Award that recognizes a news organization or journalist ...

Fundraiser for Violins of Hope - New Jersey

This is the press release for the fundraiser for Violins of Hope - New Jersey on April 19, 2020.  Also attached is a description from the website Violinsofhopenj.org.  

EVENTS

Violins of Hope – New Jersey Fundraiser and Holocaust Remembrance Reception, April 19th

On Sunday, April 19th, please join us at Congregation B’nai Israel in Basking Ridge for an ...

Congressman Tom Malinowski visits Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - FEBRUARY 20, 2020 - Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) visited Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit on Thursday, where he was given a first-hand look at the innovative ways that the hospital is delivering high-quality care.

The visit included a presentation and discussion with Overlook’s leadership led by Atlantic Health System President and ...

Saint James the Apostle Announces Lenten Services

SAINT JAMES THE APOSTLE CHURCH ANNOUNCES LENTEN SERVICES

 

Ashes will be distributed at Saint James the Apostle Church, 45 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the 7:30 AM mass, 11 AM and 3:30 PM Liturgies of the Word, and 7 PM mass.  Additionally, during Lent, evening mass will be celebrated at 7 PM Monday through Thursday. Stations of ...

Newark's Top Cop Warns Suburbanites to Lock Their Cars

February 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Newark's Public Safety Director said he believes criminal incidents in Newark can be reduced if people living in the suburbs would be more diligent in locking their vehicles and taking the key fobs with them after parking.

“Cars are being stolen from the suburbs and surrounding cities are being used in criminal incidents in Newark,” Director ...

Paul McCartney is Here, There and Everywhere - In New Jersey

METUCHEN, NJ  - Strawberry Fields? Nope. Abbey Road? Wrong again. Penny Lane? Not even close.

The long and winding road inexplicably led Paul McCartney to this 2.8 square-mile borough that's home to about 14,000 people in the center of Middlesex County.

The residents who happened to be strolling down Main Street on Sunday afternoon were stunned at the sight of the former Beatle, ...

Piscataway Man Loses Teaching Credentials for Drunk Driving, Vehicular Homicide Conviction

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway man’s teaching certifications were revoked after the New Jersey State Board of Examiners determined his drunk driving conviction and other charges for causing the death of another motorist is ‘unbecoming’ of an educator who is a role model to children.

Darius Griffin, Jr., 27 is serving 6 ½ years at the Mountainview Youth ...

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Thu, February 27, 12:30 PM

The Beacon Hill Club, Summit

Healthy Living Seminar: Fit, Flexible & Fabulous

Health & Wellness

Fri, February 28, 11:00 AM

Maplewood Senior Center, Maplewood

Veterans Benefits Workshop

Health & Wellness

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Sat, February 29, 10:00 AM

Camp Riverbend, Warren

Camp Riverbend "Leap Day" Open House

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Sat, March 14, 9:00 AM

Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues, Union

Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The ...

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System Announce Clinical Affiliation

Partnership Enhances Community Health Care Quality and Access

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System today announced a clinical affiliation that will provide enhanced access to high-quality specialty health care services to the communities of central Jersey. The affiliation will accelerate the growth of CentraState’s oncology and neuroscience programs through linkages ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 12th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

Atlantic Health System is leading the way in delivering innovative, high-quality health care in an award-winning workplace that cares for patients and caregivers alike.  For the 12th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number #89 on the prestigious list.

“Our 17,000 talented team ...