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Golf Association of Philadelphia Defends its Compher Cup Crown at Historic Baltusrol

April 27, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On the eve of the NFL Draft being held on the steps of the Art Museum in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia golf showed its love by defending its Compher Cup crown Wednesday beneath Baltusrol Mountain.

The Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) defeated the New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA), 13 1/2 - 4 1/2, to retain the 56th annual Compher Cup matches on the ...

False Teeth: Suspect Charged with Operating Illegal Dentist Practice

                                                                                SOMERVILLE, NJ – An Elizabeth man has been arrested and charged with operating an unlicensed dental practice ...

Pingry Alum Andrew McCarthy Talks About His New Book, ‘Pretty in Pink’ & Coming Home

April 26, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – Though he may best be known as Blane McDonough from the John Hughes classic “Pretty in Pink,” actor/director/writer Andrew McCarthy is, as he says, always moving onward.

McCarthy, 54, recently released his first young adult novel, “Just Fly Away.” The novel tells the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old girl who discovers her father had an affair eight ...

WHRHS Prom 2017: Students Ready for Junior Semi-Formal

 

WARREN, NJ - Prom season has started. On Friday night, the Watchung Hills Regional High School Junior Semi-Formal was held at the Pines Manor in Edison.

 

Promposals and preparations are done and it was time to enjoy a night of pictures, dancing, and most importantly, making memories. 

 

For many parents, the 2017 semi-formal was just another reminder ...

Warren Township Chamber of Commerce Meeting Includes Tour of New Building

April 26, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Warren community is invited to the next meeting of the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 27. 

​The meeting will include a presentation from the mayor of the Township of Warren, a guided tour of the new facilities, breakfast and an opportunity to network with other businesses. 

The Warren Township Chamber of Commerce meets on the last ...

TAPinto Your Neighborhood With TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

WARREN, NJ - TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App recently for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push ...

Attention Warren: Design Your Own APP Contest

Technology is just as important as money when it comes to a business idea. You can get a loan to start a new business and hire developers if you do not know how to create an app for your idea. But not everyone qualifies for a loan, and not everyone is connected to someone who is skilled in app building. But what if you had the opportunity to give your idea to someone who could make your app ...

WHRHS Board of Education Approves Budget, Hears Basketball Drama

April 27, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education approved the 2017-18 budget on Tuesday and heard from a room full of student athletes and parents in attendance on the subject of the boys basketball program. Band parent Joelle Strona reiterated the need for increased funding for the music programs.

Enrollment is declining. The projected enrollment for the 2017-2018 ...

Warren Students Among 38 Somerset County Vo Tech Students Inducted to National Honor Society

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School inducted 38 new members into the National Honor Society at their annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony.

With the help of Principal Diane Ziegler, National Honor Society Advisor Bryant Jefopoulos and current National Honor Society Officers, the students were inducted into the National Honor Society at Somerset ...

Ciattarelli Releases Five Years of Income Tax Returns

April 26, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Unlike Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, who limited press access and hid his tax returns from New Jersey taxpayers, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli, an entrepreneur and Main Street business owner has made good on his promise to provide complete transparency, posting five years of tax returns on his web site for the press and public to ...

Former Long Hill Township Mayor Gina Genovese to Run for Governor, Property Tax Reform at Center of Campaign

Former Mayor Gina Genovese, an experienced property-tax reform advocate, lifelong New Jerseyan, and longtime business owner announced on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, that she is running for governor of New Jersey.  

“I am running for governor to speak to and represent the over 50 percent of residents struggling to pay their property taxes. I am running for governor this year to force ...

Rockin for Autism Music Festival on April 29 Will Be a Food Fest, Too

April 22, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- To commemorate Autism Awareness Month, and raise awareness of and funds for autism related services, Fanwood will host the second annual Rockin’ For Autism on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at LaGrande Park (Rain date April 30). 

This year's event features a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, each of which will donate ...

Places to Eat at Coney Island

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Nathan's Famous

No trip to Coney Island is complete without a stop at Nathan's Famous. Stop at the original location that has been on Surf Avenue for over one hundred years, or take a break from beach activities to visit the one on the boardwalk. The line will be long, but the wait for just the right hot dog and side of fries will be worth ...

End of an Era; Community Says Goodbye to 600-Year-Old Oak Tree

April 24, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This may be the first spring in 600 years that the Basking Ridge old white oak hasn't budded. 

In fact, the removal of the tree - the symbol of Bernards Township, the sentinel of the Presbyterian Church's historic cemetery, and the namesake of the nearby Oak Street School - began on Monday morning. A portion of East Oak Street directly in front of the ...

Warren Township Schools Celebrate Earth Day

WARREN, NJ - Students across Warren Township Schools heralded Mother Earth with various activities and celebrations for Earth Day, which falls on Saturday, April 22 this year.

From decorating grocery bags to garner community attention, wearing clothing in earth tones, and planting herbs in reusable cups, students and staff across the district embraced the environmental message and ...

Warren/Watchung Green Fair is Set for April 22

 

WARREN, NJ - On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Warren/Watchung Green Fair will be held in Warren at the Warren Municipal Complex, 46 Mountain Boulevard. The entire community is invited to this fun and engaging FREE event to learn environmental information, and recycle some hard to dispose of ...

Canine Therapy Brings Comfort to Patients and Loved Ones at Center for Hope Hospice

April 22, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Rio, Atlas, Coco and Karl are a special breed of volunteer at the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. The canines bring their comforting presence and the benefits of animal therapy to patients and their loved ones at both of the Center’s two residences—Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in Elizabeth—as well as enhance ...

Juan Carlos Cruz, Bob Beckert Among Six to Be Inducted to WHRHS Hall of Fame

WARREN, NJ -  Six alumni or staff will be inducted as the Class of 2017 members of the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Hall of Fame at 7 p.m., Friday, May 12, at the school’s Performing Arts Center.

The general public is invited to attend the ceremony. Tickets are $20, and may be purchased at the high school or at the door on the evening of the ...

WHRHS Board of Education Approves Budget, Hears Basketball Drama

April 27, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education approved the 2017-18 budget on Tuesday and heard from a room full of student athletes and parents in attendance on the subject of the boys basketball program. Band parent Joelle Strona reiterated the need for increased funding for the music programs.

Enrollment is declining. The projected enrollment for the 2017-2018 ...

Warren Township Chamber of Commerce Meeting Includes Tour of New Building

WARREN, NJ - The Warren community is invited to the next meeting of the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 27. 

​The meeting will include a presentation from the mayor of the Township of Warren, a guided tour of the new facilities, breakfast and an opportunity to network with other businesses. 

The Warren Township Chamber of Commerce meets on the last ...

Canine Therapy Brings Comfort to Patients and Loved Ones at Center for Hope Hospice

April 22, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Rio, Atlas, Coco and Karl are a special breed of volunteer at the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. The canines bring their comforting presence and the benefits of animal therapy to patients and their loved ones at both of the Center’s two residences—Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in Elizabeth—as well as enhance ...

Warren's Catherine Chen Wins First Place and Grand Prize at New Jersey Regional Science Fair

WARREN, NJ - Warren resident Catherine Chen won first place in the category Animal Sciences and her presentation earned the Grand Prize at the New Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) on Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, in the College Avenue Gym at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Chen is currently enrolled in her junior year in the Academy for Health and Medical ...

Get Ready Warren: BOBO Friday is April 21

April 18, 2017

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The next “Buy One, Bring One” collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, April 21, Freeholder Patricia Walsh has announced.

“There are many people here in Somerset County, including children, who go to bed hungry,” Walsh said. “You can help by donating to this monthly food ...

Two Men Arrested in Long Hill Country Farms Armed Robbery, Prosecutor Says

April 18, 2017

 

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Authorities have arrested two men in connection with a February armed robbery of a convenience store in Long Hill Township, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo Tuesday.

The arrest of Frank E. Kline, 52, and David B. Domanski, 53, both of Washington Township, Warren County, was ...

Martinsville Man Charged With Homicide in Stabbing Death of Mother, Assault of Father in Washington Valley Road Home

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Martinsville man has been charged with first degree homicide in the stabbing death of a woman inside a Washington Valley Road home Monday evening, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

Michael Litwornia, 27, was also charged with second degree aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing of his father, also inside the home.

According to ...

Troopers Help Deliver Baby on Shoulder of Route 287

April 25, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Troopers Luis Valle and Tony Lee of the Somerville "B" State Police Barracks helped to deliver a baby early Tuesday morning along Route 287.

Valle had just pulled on to Route 287 to start his Tuesday shift when a motorist trying to beat backed-up rush hour traffic veered off on to the shoulder to bypass the stuck motorists. Valle pulled him over and was ...

Warren Student Wins Fire Prevention Poster Contest

WARREN, NJ - Inica Kotasthane was awarded first place in the Fire Prevention Poster Contest, "Don't Wait - Check the Date" in Somerset and Hunterdon counties and was recognized and awarded a $50 gift certificate at the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee by Warren Fire Marshal Al Shjarback and Fire Chief Mark Russo. 

Kotashane is a seventh ...

Stolen Car, Forced Entry Burglary and Hit and Run Reported in Warren

 

WARREN, NJ — A  car theft, a home burglary with forced entry and a hit and run were all reported within the past few days, Warren police say.

 

After responding to an alarm at a Stonewood Court home just after 8 p.m. on Friday, April 14,  police found the front door was forced open and the master bedroom was rummaged through. Nothing appears to be missing at ...

End of an Era; Community Says Goodbye to 600-Year-Old Oak Tree

April 24, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This may be the first spring in 600 years that the Basking Ridge old white oak hasn't budded. 

In fact, the removal of the tree - the symbol of Bernards Township, the sentinel of the Presbyterian Church's historic cemetery, and the namesake of the nearby Oak Street School - began on Monday morning. A portion of East Oak Street directly in front of the ...

Happy Easter Warren

WARREN, NJ - It's time for the Easter Bunny and the weather forecast for Warren Sunday is 80 degrees and sunshine.

However, for many people, Easter is more than the Easter Bunny.  Easter is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion. It is the culmination of ...

WHRHS Board of Education Approves Budget, Hears Basketball Drama

April 27, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education approved the 2017-18 budget on Tuesday and heard from a room full of student athletes and parents in attendance on the subject of the boys basketball program. Band parent Joelle Strona reiterated the need for increased funding for the music programs.

Enrollment is declining. The projected enrollment for the 2017-2018 ...

WHRHS Softball: Warriors Smack Hunterdon Central, 7-1

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Freshman Sophia Cicchetti smacked a three run home run and pitcher Robin McCabe looked healthy, allowing just one earned run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts to lead Watchung Hills over Hunterdon Central on Monday, 7-1. 

Watchung Hills took an early lead with Lianna Meehan hitting a two-run single and Julia Skrobacz adding an RBI ...

WHRHS Baseball: Hustlin' Warriors Fall to Hunterdon Central, 2-0

WARREN, NJ - Kevin Sylvestri threw six innings, striking out six, allowing just two runs on four hits and two walks for Watchung Hills but the Warriors baseball team couldn't cross home plate, falling to Hunterdon Central on Monday, 2-0.

There were only eight hits in the entire game - Central got five and the Warriors got three.

After four scoreless innings, Central scored ...

Warren Township Board of Education Approves Budget with Schedule Changes and Unified Arts Reorganization, Teacher Speaks

April 26, 2017

WARREN, NJ - ​The Warren Township Board of Education approved the 2017-18 budget at its meeting on April 24. The total budget for 2017-18 is for an adjusted $42,492,100, a $706,896 increase over last year. 

The budget includes a school district tax rate of .862, down from .872 last year. Taxes for the average Warren homeowner increase $115 ...

Warren Township Students Receive Honors and Awards

WARREN, NJ - Whether through well-written essays, mock trial demonstrations or all-state orchestra honors, students in Warren Township Schools continue to excel in local, regional and state contests and competitions.

Warren Middle School eighth graders Alexander Chen and Valerie Wang will perform with the New Jersey All-State Intermediate Orchestra at Summit High School on May 13. Chen and ...

Warren Township Board of Education Approves Budget with Schedule Changes and Unified Arts Reorganization, Teacher Speaks

April 26, 2017

WARREN, NJ - ​The Warren Township Board of Education approved the 2017-18 budget at its meeting on April 24. The total budget for 2017-18 is for an adjusted $42,492,100, a $706,896 increase over last year. 

The budget includes a school district tax rate of .862, down from .872 last year. Taxes for the average Warren homeowner increase $115 ...

Warren Student Wins Fire Prevention Poster Contest

WARREN, NJ - Inica Kotasthane was awarded first place in the Fire Prevention Poster Contest, "Don't Wait - Check the Date" in Somerset and Hunterdon counties and was recognized and awarded a $50 gift certificate at the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee by Warren Fire Marshal Al Shjarback and Fire Chief Mark Russo. 

Kotashane is a seventh ...

WHRHS Board of Education Approves Budget, Hears Basketball Drama

April 27, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education approved the 2017-18 budget on Tuesday and heard from a room full of student athletes and parents in attendance on the subject of the boys basketball program. Band parent Joelle Strona reiterated the need for increased funding for the music programs.

Enrollment is declining. The projected enrollment for the 2017-2018 ...

WHRHS Softball: Warriors Smack Hunterdon Central, 7-1

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Freshman Sophia Cicchetti smacked a three run home run and pitcher Robin McCabe looked healthy, allowing just one earned run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts to lead Watchung Hills over Hunterdon Central on Monday, 7-1. 

Watchung Hills took an early lead with Lianna Meehan hitting a two-run single and Julia Skrobacz adding an RBI ...

WHRHS Baseball: Hustlin' Warriors Fall to Hunterdon Central, 2-0

WARREN, NJ - Kevin Sylvestri threw six innings, striking out six, allowing just two runs on four hits and two walks for Watchung Hills but the Warriors baseball team couldn't cross home plate, falling to Hunterdon Central on Monday, 2-0.

There were only eight hits in the entire game - Central got five and the Warriors got three.

After four scoreless innings, Central scored ...

Golf Association of Philadelphia Defends its Compher Cup Crown at Historic Baltusrol

April 27, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On the eve of the NFL Draft being held on the steps of the Art Museum in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia golf showed its love by defending its Compher Cup crown Wednesday beneath Baltusrol Mountain.

The Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) defeated the New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA), 13 1/2 - 4 1/2, to retain the 56th annual Compher Cup matches on the ...

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Moms Helping Moms Foundation's Mother's Day Dollars for Diapers Campaign

April 27, 2017

Give the gift of giving this Mother’s Day and join Moms Helping Moms (MHM) in our fight to lessen the burden for NJ Moms who struggle to provide diapers for their children. Diaper need is the challenge to provide babies with clean, dry diapers. For some, purchasing diapers for a baby can be huge cost and ...

Families Invited to Participate in Open House at Watchung Reservation on May 13

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – All families in the area are invited to attend “Watchung Day,” a bi-annual interactive family festival taking place on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Watchung Reservation. Last fall the event attracted more than 100 local youth and their families. Activities offered include: BB, archery, outdoor cooking, STEM fun, field games, and ...

Obituaries

- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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Join the Fight at PurpleLight in Warren

April 17, 2017

Dear Editor: Certain things like politics or sports can lead to people being at odds with one another, but when it comes to fighting cancer, we are all on the same page.

Everyone wants to see the end of cancer in our lifetimes. While the overall incidence of cancer is on the decline, pancreatic cancer incidence and death rates are going in the opposite direction. The disease has a survival ...

False Teeth: Suspect Charged with Operating Illegal Dentist Practice

April 27, 2017

                                                                                SOMERVILLE, NJ – An Elizabeth man has been arrested and charged with operating an unlicensed dental practice ...

Ciattarelli Releases Five Years of Income Tax Returns

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Unlike Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, who limited press access and hid his tax returns from New Jersey taxpayers, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli, an entrepreneur and Main Street business owner has made good on his promise to provide complete transparency, posting five years of tax returns on his web site for the press and public to ...

Taxes for Average Somerset County Homeower Increase $5

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has adopted a $229M county budget for 2017 that preserves needed services to the county’s more than 333,000 citizens with minimal tax impact.

“We recognize that we have an obligation to taxpayers to operate efficiently and effectively, so we’ve continued to streamline our operations to provide essential ...

Troopers Help Deliver Baby on Shoulder of Route 287

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Troopers Luis Valle and Tony Lee of the Somerville "B" State Police Barracks helped to deliver a baby early Tuesday morning along Route 287.

Valle had just pulled on to Route 287 to start his Tuesday shift when a motorist trying to beat backed-up rush hour traffic veered off on to the shoulder to bypass the stuck motorists. Valle pulled him over and was ...

Last Chance to WOW Your Family at the New York Auto Show

April 23, 2017

Now through 7PM Sunday night is your last chance to wow your family at the New York Auto Show hosted at the Jacob Javits Center.

They have shiny things.  We like shiny things too.  Specially machines that can possibly injure or kill us.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROWhAd_ytjg&sns=em

For your children, this is their playground.  They can climb ...

Attention Warren: Design Your Own APP Contest

Technology is just as important as money when it comes to a business idea. You can get a loan to start a new business and hire developers if you do not know how to create an app for your idea. But not everyone qualifies for a loan, and not everyone is connected to someone who is skilled in app building. But what if you had the opportunity to give your idea to someone who could make your app ...

No Saturday Plans? Check Out National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen in His Natural Setting

NEW YORK, NY - So it is Saturday morning, you are exhausted and you still want to take your family to something fun this weekend.  

Well, we think a visit to the Paul Nicklen Art Gallery in Soho is a must do. The grand opening of the Gallery is Saturday, April 22 with a book signing at 3 p.m. and a presentation at 7 p.m.

Why you ask?  Well for starters he is the National ...

Shark River Bridge to Remain Focus of Search for Remains of Sarah Stern

April 26, 2017

FREEHOLD, NJ — Investigators will continue to search the waters below the Route 35 bridge in Belmar, where it is believed Sarah Stern’s body was discarded after she was allegedly killed as part of a robbery plot by two longtime friends.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni made that announcement on Monday, shortly after the indictment of Liam McAtasney for the murder ...

Belmar Puts One-Way Traffic Patterns in Place

BELMAR, NJ — Anyone familiar with Belmar knows there is one telltale sign of summer’s approach — the return of the one-ways.

Beginning yesterday, all avenues on the south side of Main Street from 13th to 19th are now one-way only, with even streets going eastbound to Ocean Avenue and odd streets going westbound toward Main Street.

For roads running north to south, Surf and ...

Bon Jovi at Madison Square Garden was Awesome!

If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind: Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

TAPinto Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area.

And so It was a homecoming of sorts for Bon Jovi on Saturday as he rocked Madison Square Garden.

It seems remarkable the ...

Canine Therapy Brings Comfort to Patients and Loved Ones at Center for Hope Hospice

April 22, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Rio, Atlas, Coco and Karl are a special breed of volunteer at the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. The canines bring their comforting presence and the benefits of animal therapy to patients and their loved ones at both of the Center’s two residences—Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in Elizabeth—as well as enhance ...

Back When The Mall at Short Hills was Out in the Open

April 18, 2017

DID YOU KNOW....

that the Mall at Short Hills was originally an open-air mall? And that in the late 1960s the NJ Symphony Orchestra performed on the mall for an audience of more than 5,000 lawn chair-carting fans?

It all began in 1949 when the Prudential Insurance Company of America purchased the land where the mall now sits, including a parcel that is now part of the Canoe Brook ...

Freedom of the Press in the Face of Fake News

Editor's note: Jack Murtha, TAPinto New Brunswick's lead reporter, recently gave a talk on journalism at Rutgers University. What follows is a refined outline of what he said.

Let’s start with a troubling and consequential story that some of you might know. It’s about a reporter named Judith Miller. Fifteen years ago, she covered national security and the like for the ...

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Random House, 2016)

 

What happens to us when we die? Does everything stop and our bodies just turn to dust? Or do our souls continue to exist in some ethereal form? Are we able to see what happens to our loved ones; are we reunited with those who have gone before us? This is just one of several intriguing themes that the delightful Fannie ...