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Drive in Concert ‘Prince Experience’ set for Cedar Brook Park

September 29, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Prince fans in the area can enjoy classic hits from the late icon with a highly-regarded tribute act. The “Purple Madness” tribute band featuring Bobby Miller will bring forth the “Prince Experience” at a drive-in concert on Saturday, October 10 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

FLAVUH will open the show, which is scheduled to begin at 7:00 ...

Easy Gig: John Busse Can Walk to Work for Somerville Summer Stage Show

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Musician/songwriter/vocalist John Busse has adopted Somerville as his hometown, and it's been a good fit for him and his guitar, performing frequently at cozy coffee shop venues along Main Street in between venturing off to other locales in New Jersey.

On Saturday night, Oct. 3, he'll perform on the Summer Stage for the fourth year in a row, from 6-9 p.m.

He'll ...

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Sally; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 15

September 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — Victims of Hurricane Sally that began on Sept. 14 now have until Jan. 15, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on September 24, 2020.

The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently, this ...

Funding Opportunity for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants By FEMA

For Fiscal Year 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making federal funds available through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program to local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. It would be in the best interest of those towns in our area who are faced ...

IRS reminds taxpayers of the home office deduction rules during Small Business Week

WASHINGTON — During Small Business Week, Sept. 22-24, the Internal Revenue Service wants individuals to consider taking the home office deduction if they qualify. The benefit may allow taxpayers working from home to deduct certain expenses on their tax return.  

The home office deduction is available to qualifying self-employed taxpayers, independent contractors and those working in ...

David Brezee for Warren Township Board of Education

September 26, 2020

Hello Warren Neighbors -

My name is David Brezee and thank you for allowing me to introduce myself as a candidate for the Warren Township Board of Education.  It has been my honor to serve the community of Warren as a member of the Warren Township Board of Education since December of 2016.  As the father of 4 current students in our district, as well as a proud Warren resident, I am ...

North Plainfield, Warren, and Watchung Libraries Launch Support for Virtual Learning

September 29, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) has launched the Supportive Assistance for Education (S.A.F.E.) Families initiative in order to support students, parents, caregivers, and educators navigate the educational shift brought about due to the COVID-19 outbreak and safety guidelines in New Jersey. Many school districts ...

Update: Finn Found Safe in Warren

UPDATE: Finn was found safe by his family at 5:15 a.m. Monday.

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Finn? His family posted:

PLEASE HELP!!  Our dog is missing.   He is scared, was just in car accident.  Ran off after car door was open.   If you find him, please call me—732-266-7832.  He has a collar and tag with my number on it.   He is friendly!! ...

Murphy Says Reopening Has Been Smooth Despite 11 Outbreaks; Lakewood Remains an Area of Concern

September 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, Sept. 30, by reporting on the successful reopening of schools overall in the state, despite 11 "outbreaks" of schools with two or more cases. 

“Our overarching aim remains ensuring that our schools do not become the epicenter of new outbreaks,” Murphy added. “We have ...

NJ’s COVID Outbreak on Upswing ‘In Large Part’ Due to Ocean County, Says Murphy

NEW JERSEY — The front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey appears to now be in Ocean County, which has made up 28% of the state's 3,660 new cases over the last six days. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday that a “hotspot team” will soon increase testing capacity in the Jersey Shore county and the state will deploy 20 contact ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Urges New Jerseyans to Work with Contract Tracers

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days.

“As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to take all steps necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our ...

Dr. Fauci to NJ: "All in This Together; We Will End it Together"

NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points to New Jersey, which was among the first states to be “hit badly as cases ...

You May Not Know if You Were Exposed To COVID-19, But App Could Tell You

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton University and Passaic County Community College have been testing the app.

“You ...

North Plainfield, Warren, and Watchung Libraries Launch Support for Virtual Learning

September 29, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) has launched the Supportive Assistance for Education (S.A.F.E.) Families initiative in order to support students, parents, caregivers, and educators navigate the educational shift brought about due to the COVID-19 outbreak and safety guidelines in New Jersey. Many school districts ...

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

TRENTON NJ: Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with NJPIRGs’ New Voters Project launched their fall campaign efforts to ...

Ballot Drop Box Installed at Warren Town Hall

September 28, 2020

WARREN, NJ - It's here! 



 



A Vote-by-Mail Ballot Drop Box has been installed at the Warren Township Municipal Complex at 46 Mountain Boulevard on the WEST SIDE of Town Hall (near the side parking lot).

The box is under 24-hour video surveillance and will be available 24-hours a day until 8:00 PM on Election Day.

Only the ...

Somerset County Clerk Releases Step-By-Step Vote by Mail Tutorials

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter has released online video and photo tutorials to assist voters participating in the 2020 General Election being held on Nov. 3. (See video attached to this story).

The election will be conducted primarily through Vote by Mail ballots, which are being delivered to every active voter in Somerset County; the clerk's office is ...

Watchung Family Friendly Food Trucks Return to Bayberry School On Oct. 2

September 30, 2020

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS BACK IN ACTION IN WATCHUNG 

Community Fundraiser To Support Schools With
Food trucks will be parked again for carry out orders this Friday, October 2 at Bayberry School in Watchung for the PTO’s Food Truck Fridays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The elementary school is conveniently located at 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung and open to all to attend.  On hand will ...

Judge Approves Plan for Affordable Housing at Charlie Brown's

NEWTON, NJ - Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus approved of Chatham Township's amended plan to put 62 affordable housing units at 522 Southern Boulevard, the site of the now-closed Charlie Brown's, in the completion of a fairness hearing held Thursday morning.

The virtual meeting was conducted from the courthouse in Newton.

Judge Gaus also ruled that Chatham Township would retain ...

Food Truck Fridays Return to Watchung

Watchung, NJ - September 22, 2020 -- The success of the Watchung PTO’s Food Truck Fridays this summer fuels the return of its family-friendly food extravaganza with activities resuming on September 25th, October 2nd, and October 10th Four food trucks will be parked this week rain or shine for the Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser held at Bayberry School, 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, NJ, ...

Watchung Family Friendly Food Trucks Return to Bayberry School On Oct. 2

September 30, 2020

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS BACK IN ACTION IN WATCHUNG 

Community Fundraiser To Support Schools With
Food trucks will be parked again for carry out orders this Friday, October 2 at Bayberry School in Watchung for the PTO’s Food Truck Fridays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The elementary school is conveniently located at 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung and open to all to attend.  On hand will ...

Food Truck Fridays Return to Watchung

Watchung, NJ - September 22, 2020 -- The success of the Watchung PTO’s Food Truck Fridays this summer fuels the return of its family-friendly food extravaganza with activities resuming on September 25th, October 2nd, and October 10th Four food trucks will be parked this week rain or shine for the Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser held at Bayberry School, 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, NJ, ...

Murphy Signs New Jersey's FY 2021 Budget

September 30, 2020

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Appropriations Act into law. The governor said the revised spending plan manages to protect core priorities and deliver middle-class tax relief during the historic fiscal crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The budget plan also fully reestablishes the millionaires tax that expired in 2010, instituting ...

Murphy Says Reopening Has Been Smooth Despite 11 Outbreaks; Lakewood Remains an Area of Concern

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, Sept. 30, by reporting on the successful reopening of schools overall in the state, despite 11 "outbreaks" of schools with two or more cases. 

“Our overarching aim remains ensuring that our schools do not become the epicenter of new outbreaks,” Murphy added. “We have ...

Dr. Fauci to NJ: "All in This Together; We Will End it Together"

September 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points to New Jersey, which was among the first states to be “hit badly as cases ...

You May Not Know if You Were Exposed To COVID-19, But App Could Tell You

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton University and Passaic County Community College have been testing the app.

“You ...

Funding Opportunity for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants By FEMA

September 29, 2020

For Fiscal Year 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making federal funds available through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program to local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. It would be in the best interest of those towns in our area who are faced ...

Warren Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud IRS

September 24, 2020

WARREN, NJ — A Warren man, owner of several retail pharmacies, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the IRS as part of a cash-skimming scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

 

The man, Rao Desu, 53, of Warren, was previously convicted on all counts of the indictment against him: two counts of conspiracy to defraud the IRS and four counts of ...

Parcel Flunks "Sniff Test;" 2 Arrested, Cocaine Valued at $50,000 Seized

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – With an assist from the US Postal Inspection Service, detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office arrested two men on a variety of drug offenses and seized cocaine with an estimated value of $50,000, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The two suspects, Jorge Diaz, 32, and Grethel Guevara, 29 of Hillcrest Avenue, ...

Franklin Township: Police Asking Public to Help Locate Man Following Car Chase on Franklin Boulavard

September 25, 2020

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who drove away from them following an attempted motor vehicle stop, according to a news release. 

Saul Weaver III, 48, of Hampton has been charged with second degree eluding and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The ...

Warren Supports Warren Police With Lawn Signs

 

WARREN, NJ - Warren is now showing support for its police department with lawn signs popping up throughout the Township thanks to the Warren Township Honorary PBA.

“During a time of turmoil and unrest in our country where many police departments and officers are being vilified because of the actions of a few the HPBA was looking for a way to express our support and admiration ...

Hillcrest Road Closed in Watchung

WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed between Ridge Road and Crestwood, Watchung police advised on Monday night.  Please follow the marked detour, they advised.

Judge Approves Plan for Affordable Housing at Charlie Brown's

September 25, 2020

NEWTON, NJ - Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus approved of Chatham Township's amended plan to put 62 affordable housing units at 522 Southern Boulevard, the site of the now-closed Charlie Brown's, in the completion of a fairness hearing held Thursday morning.

The virtual meeting was conducted from the courthouse in Newton.

Judge Gaus also ruled that Chatham Township would retain ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel Postponed

UPDATE: The WARREN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, in conjunction with applicant MADDY REALTY, LLC, have made the decision that Case No BA 19-07, regarding Block 212 Lot 20.01 also known as 50 Stirling Road case will not be heard Monday September 21, 2020. This case will carry to the next meeting on October 5, 2020. 

All Board of Adjustment meetings are ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel set for Sept. 21

WARREN, NJ - A public hearing is scheduled at the regular meeting of the Warren Township Board of Adjustment to discuss plans to build a 48 room hotel with underground parking on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant on Stirling Road.

Maddy Realty LLC has filed for two zoning variances, for use of the land, and the height of the building. The plans show a three story building plus an ...

St. Mary’s-Stony Hill In Watchung Announces New Schedule

September 26, 2020

Beginning October 4, Mass will now be celebrated on Sunday mornings at 7:30 and 11:15 am.  Mass will continue to be celebrated on Saturday at 4 pm, but will no longer be celebrated on Sunday at 10 am.  The gap of time between the two Sunday Masses is necessary in order for the church to be professionally cleaned after the first Mass and before the ...

WHRHS Boys Soccer Opens Season, Honors Seniors on Saturday

October 1, 2020

 

 

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School boys soccer team will open the season at home against Montgomery on Saturday, Oct. 3. The game starts at 3 p.m. on the turf at Tozier Field with a ceremony honoring the seniors prior to the game.

 

”To be a competitive attacking team that competes for a conference championship,” said WHRHS head coach ...

Watchung Hills Postpones Football Start

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills football season will NOT start this Friday. The football season is suspended until Oct. 10.

A member of the football team has tested positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett said on Wednesday. She said:








Dear Watchung Hills Regional High School Community,

I am writing this afternoon to ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer Opens Season on Saturday

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School girls soccer team will open the season at Montgomery on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Warriors will play an 11-game season coming off a 12-10 season last year.

“After a slow start last year, we finished the season strong and we’re hoping to build off of that this year,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figuerido.  “We have a ...

North Plainfield, Warren, and Watchung Libraries Launch Support for Virtual Learning

September 29, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) has launched the Supportive Assistance for Education (S.A.F.E.) Families initiative in order to support students, parents, caregivers, and educators navigate the educational shift brought about due to the COVID-19 outbreak and safety guidelines in New Jersey. Many school districts ...

Easy Gig: John Busse Can Walk to Work for Somerville Summer Stage Show

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Musician/songwriter/vocalist John Busse has adopted Somerville as his hometown, and it's been a good fit for him and his guitar, performing frequently at cozy coffee shop venues along Main Street in between venturing off to other locales in New Jersey.

On Saturday night, Oct. 3, he'll perform on the Summer Stage for the fourth year in a row, from 6-9 p.m.

He'll ...

Protestors Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor in Downtown Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's protest rally at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse was a family-friendly event, with young children clutching the hands of their parents as they mixed in with the crowd. 

Organizer Jade McQueen reminded the gathering of a few dozen people that they had come together to seek justice for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman killed by ...

Protest & Vigil for Breonna Taylor in Somerville & Hillsborough

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey activists will participate in a Saturday afternoon protest at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse while on Sunday evening, Our Revolution of Hillsborough will host a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of a Grand Jury decision in Louisville, Ky earlier this week to not indict three police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black ...

Franklin Township: Police Asking Public to Help Locate Man Following Car Chase on Franklin Boulavard

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who drove away from them following an attempted motor vehicle stop, according to a news release. 

Saul Weaver III, 48, of Hampton has been charged with second degree eluding and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The ...

Parcel Flunks "Sniff Test;" 2 Arrested, Cocaine Valued at $50,000 Seized

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – With an assist from the US Postal Inspection Service, detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office arrested two men on a variety of drug offenses and seized cocaine with an estimated value of $50,000, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The two suspects, Jorge Diaz, 32, and Grethel Guevara, 29 of Hillcrest Avenue, ...

Warren Board of Education Member Resigns

September 21, 2020

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township  Board of Education at Monday’s meeting accepted the resignation of Board of Education member Mrs. Susie Chu, with gratitude for her service to the Warren Township students, effective September 22, 2020.

 

Warren Township Board of Education President Christian Bellman read a resolution thanking Chu for her service.

See video ...

Warren Board of Education Member Resigns

September 21, 2020

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township  Board of Education at Monday’s meeting accepted the resignation of Board of Education member Mrs. Susie Chu, with gratitude for her service to the Warren Township students, effective September 22, 2020.

 

Warren Township Board of Education President Christian Bellman read a resolution thanking Chu for her service.

See video ...

WHRHS Boys Soccer Opens Season, Honors Seniors on Saturday

October 1, 2020

 

 

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School boys soccer team will open the season at home against Montgomery on Saturday, Oct. 3. The game starts at 3 p.m. on the turf at Tozier Field with a ceremony honoring the seniors prior to the game.

 

”To be a competitive attacking team that competes for a conference championship,” said WHRHS head coach ...

Watchung Hills Postpones Football Start

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills football season will NOT start this Friday. The football season is suspended until Oct. 10.

A member of the football team has tested positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett said on Wednesday. She said:








Dear Watchung Hills Regional High School Community,

I am writing this afternoon to ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer Opens Season on Saturday

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School girls soccer team will open the season at Montgomery on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Warriors will play an 11-game season coming off a 12-10 season last year.

“After a slow start last year, we finished the season strong and we’re hoping to build off of that this year,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figuerido.  “We have a ...

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Update: Finn Found Safe in Warren

September 28, 2020

UPDATE: Finn was found safe by his family at 5:15 a.m. Monday.

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Finn? His family posted:

PLEASE HELP!!  Our dog is missing.   He is scared, was just in car accident.  Ran off after car door was open.   If you find him, please call me—732-266-7832.  He has a collar and tag with my number on it.   He is friendly!! ...

Watchung Family Friendly Food Trucks Return to Bayberry School On Oct. 2

September 30, 2020

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS BACK IN ACTION IN WATCHUNG 

Community Fundraiser To Support Schools With
Food trucks will be parked again for carry out orders this Friday, October 2 at Bayberry School in Watchung for the PTO’s Food Truck Fridays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The elementary school is conveniently located at 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung and open to all to attend.  On hand will ...

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Sally; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 15

WASHINGTON — Victims of Hurricane Sally that began on Sept. 14 now have until Jan. 15, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on September 24, 2020.

The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently, this ...

Dead Men Cast No Votes: Somerset County Republicans Debut Aggressive New Tech Program to Flag Phantom Ballots

“This isn’t me. I have no idea who this is.” Manville resident Leeanna Schumacher looks down at the ballot in her hands, which bears her address but not her name.

Somerset County GOP Chairman Tim Howes says, “Leeanna is not alone. We are less than 48 hours from when residents started receiving ballots, and the reports of phantom ballots are already rolling ...

IRS reminds taxpayers of the home office deduction rules during Small Business Week

WASHINGTON — During Small Business Week, Sept. 22-24, the Internal Revenue Service wants individuals to consider taking the home office deduction if they qualify. The benefit may allow taxpayers working from home to deduct certain expenses on their tax return.  

The home office deduction is available to qualifying self-employed taxpayers, independent contractors and those working in ...

Food Truck Fridays Return to Watchung

Watchung, NJ - September 22, 2020 -- The success of the Watchung PTO’s Food Truck Fridays this summer fuels the return of its family-friendly food extravaganza with activities resuming on September 25th, October 2nd, and October 10th Four food trucks will be parked this week rain or shine for the Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser held at Bayberry School, 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, NJ, ...

IRS highlights online resources during Small Business Week; many resources available in multiple languages

WASHINGTON – In support of National Small Business Week – Sept. 22 to 24 – the Internal Revenue Service is emphasizing the many IRS online resources available to help small business owners and self-employed individuals needing to handle the tax aspects of their business.

Resources in multiple languages

The IRS has a long history of providing resources in Spanish and ...

Letter to the Editor

September 28, 2020

To the Editor:

I am writing in response to the press release that you published, apparently verbatim, from the County GOP entitled:  
Dead Men Cast No Votes: Somerset County Republicans Debut Aggressive New Tech Program to Flag Phantom Ballots

This is outright fear mongering by the Republicans who are supporting Donald Trump's efforts to foment people's fears of a ...

Warren Township PBA Endorses Marion, Lazo for Township Committee

Committeemen Mick Marion and George Lazo, as  the election for Township Committee draws near, the Warren Township PBA (Policemen's Benevolent Association) Local #235 would like to express our endorsement for your re-election. The Warren Township PBA Local #235, which includes all 30 members of the Warren Township Police Department, feel it is necessary to provide the residents the best ...

New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

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

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

Jets and Atlantic Health System to Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” Campaign

OCTOBER 1, 2020 – METLIFE STADIUM

The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are continuing their fight against pediatric cancer as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign. Prior to kickoff at 8:20 p.m. for our game on October 1, four children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at the Valerie Center at Goryeb ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Equality and Inclusivity in Health Care

Dedicated to providing a caring environment where everyone is treated with respect, kindness and empathy, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the coveted “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the third consecutive year all of Atlantic ...

Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

Every Successful Business Starts with a Great Idea: NJ Attorney Advises Startups and Entrepreneurs

September 30, 2020

NEW YORK, NY -- TAPintoTV looks back at our 2019 conversation with Millburn, NJ Attorney Jonathan Goodgold, of the law firm Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett at TechDay New York. TechDayNY is the largest event for startups in the United States, and TechDay produces events to connect the startup community and highlight the unique and innovative products currently in ...

There's No Debate: FDR Library is a Must-See US Presidential History and Tourism Destination

HYDE PARK, NY -- The FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York, is an exploration not only of the life and times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a retrospective of some of the most perilous times in 20th century American History. 

The FDR Library was the very first presidential library ever created. It opened in June of 1941, during FDR’s third term. Roosevelt ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

Funding Opportunity for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants By FEMA

September 29, 2020

For Fiscal Year 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making federal funds available through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program to local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. It would be in the best interest of those towns in our area who are faced ...

Remembering 9/11: a Warren resident remembers

Nineteen years. The day that changed my life and our country. And it seems different this year. 

 

I remember a few years ago my son asked me what I remembered about that day for an assignment he was doing for social studies. And for the first time, I told him some details.  I was there, guessing I was pregnant with our first child, the son who asked the question, and through ...

Careful What You Wish For

For Sale at Auction
One pre-owned Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur. Good condition. 188 original bones. Stands 13 ft high x 40 ft. long. Assembly required. Original box. Free shipping with Amazon Prime. Final sale only. No returns or exchanges.

If you thought museums were the only venues for large scale dinosaur skeletons, think again. In a few weeks Christie's will be selling an authentic, ...

Grounded

At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...

Make Like a Tree

If they didn’t wear masks in California before, they certainly do now. Smoke and ash obscure the dark orange skies as millions of acres burn out of control encroaching on homes and entire towns. It is the kind of apocalyptic event that makes me glad I live in New Jersey.

But even so far away, it makes me wonder. What would I do if a natural disaster threatened my home and I had 15 ...

Welcome Back

deanofstudents@tu.edu  -  Important Updates  -  Today 12:32 pm

Dear TU Student,

As some of you prepare for your return to campus and some of you prepare for your return to laptops at home, I am sure you have many questions about what to expect this school year at Transitory University.

This email provides important information you will need to succeed in the ...

Obituaries

Linda B. Auman, 74, of Warren, NJ passed away at JFK Medical Center on Thursday, April 16, 2020 as ...
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Welcome Fall With A Trip To A New Jersey Pumpkin Patch

September 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Like past holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, it's unknown what's in store for Halloween 2020. However, Garden State residents can still have some weekend fun with a fall staple; pumpkin picking. The upcoming weekend is the final one for September and the first official one of autumn. Sun is in the forecast, so why not head out and check out one of New ...

Two Jersey City Heights Shootings in Broad Daylight Allegedly Gang-Related

September 30, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Tandem shootings in Jersey City Heights on Wednesday were not random, according to preliminary reports.

As reported earlier by TAPinto JerseyCity, at around 10:50 a.m. this morning, an individual was shot in the vicinity of Summit Avenue and Leonard Street—a block west of Washington Park. Subsequently, just after 11:00 a.m., a second shooting occurred near Franklin ...

Protest Will March to Denounce Rutgers Layoffs, Razing of Lincoln Annex in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An alliance of unions representing 20,000 Rutgers workers, along with student organizations, social justice groups and community activists, have organized a march to bring attention to a wide range of issues, including layoffs at the university,

Saturday's march for “RLivesRJobsRSchools,” which will begin at 3 p.m., comes after the university laid off ...

Westfield Man, Woman Assaulted with Bat During Morning Break-in, Police Say

Updated at 5:28 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents of a home in the 100 block of Park Street were assaulted with a baseball bat during an early Tuesday morning break-in that officers have arrested four people in connection with, police said.

The man injured during the altercation was treated at a local hospital and has since been released, Police Chief Christopher Battiloro said. The ...

Victims in Sunday Morning's Shooting in New Brunswick Identified

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Authorities have identified the victims of Sunday morning’s shooting on Delafield Street.

Anthony Robinson 23, of New Brunswick, and Lionel Macauley, 28, of Franklin, have been identified as the two male victims who were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and died from the injuries they sustained in the shooting, according to Middlesex County ...

Chilling Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning.

In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, ...

Long Awaited Traffic Light at Snyder and Locust Avenues Goes Live

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The switch is flipped and the light at the intersection of Snyder and Locust avenues is officially on -- just in time for school to start. 

This intersection has a history of congestion and foot traffic has increased over the years. In 2013, the owners of The Knotts Company and Micro-Mark, located on Snyder Avenue, addressed the ...