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New Jersey Author Pens 'Hello Grandma!' Wins Literary Award

April 13, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!"

Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life. 

Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book recently was named the Bronze/Third Place winner in the 2021 Feathered ...

Downtown Somerville Alliance Releases Summer Stage Musical Lineup

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has released the 2021 Summer Stage outdoor Concert series schedule featuring several bands that performed during last year's pandemic, as well as six new bands that specialize in blues, classic rock, folk, country - even an Elvis impersonator.

The free Saturday night series on the Division Street pedestrian mall kicks off May 29; all shows ...

Elizabeth Native Powers Up PSEG Nuclear Plants for Newark, All New Jersey

April 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey.

"She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Her reaction was 'You should try for ...

Edison Heating and Cooling: Check and Replace Cooling Units Before Summer Hits

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly popping up throughout New Jersey which means the hot and humid days of summer – and the non-stop running of home and office cooling systems – are just around the corner. 

According to Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, spring is the best time of year to have units checked and, if necessary, ...

Micro-Businesses Can Benefit from New $25 Million Relief Package to Help Firms of 5 of Fewer Employees

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill provides a lifeline to microbusinesses with five or fewer employees. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long ...

NJ Family Seeks Help Getting Their Daughter with Genetic Disorder a Service Dog

April 13, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their loved one, they started a Go Fund Me campaign that they say will go ...

Send a Tweet Today to Help Popcorn for the People!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help!

Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded in East Brunswick by Stephen Bier.  The company employs adults with autism, ...

'No One Who Has Received the J&J Vaccine Should Panic or Worry': Murphy

April 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause in the distribution of J&J vaccine "out of an abundance of ...

April 14 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 151 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 22,602 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 151 cases with 708 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 845,201 positive cases of the coronavirus since the ...

More Coronavirus Variants Likely on The Way, Health Officials Warn

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

NJ SPOTLIGHT -- With one in four cases linked to variants, NJ’s top medical official says ‘Keep doing what you’re doing and get ...

Somerset County Suspends J&J Vaccinations; Distribution Impacted

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration to pause the use of the Johnson&Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine due to an “extremely rare” complication, Somerset County Department of Health is suspending its use for all populations.

“Somerset County has not seen any ...

April 12 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 22,374 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 19 cases with 707 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 838,328 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began ...

Warren Middle School Students Receive National Recognition

April 14, 2021

WARREN, NJ -- On Wednesday, April 7, Dr. Susan Cooper Warren Middle School (WMS) E2 Teacher was notified that her team of grade 6 WMS students had received 2nd place in the nation at the Knowledge Master Open, a tremendous achievement!  

 

The Knowledge Master Open is an asynchronous computerized academic challenge. Teams from across the country compete in the rigorous ...

Watchung Hills Budget Hearing Set for April 27

WARREN, NJ - A Public Hearing on the Watchung Hills Regional High School Budget will be held remotely on April 27. The public may view the meeting via the following YouTube link: HERE

Public comments will be accepted by using the following Zoom link: HERE

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the following budget ...

In-Person Early Voting Now Law in New Jersey

April 1, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday will give voters more opportunities to cast their ballots at their convenience, through early, in-person voting starting with the 2021 primary election. 

“While other states are looking to find ways to keep their citizens from voting, we have consistently worked to ensure that the voices of the people ...

Send a Tweet Today to Help Popcorn for the People!

April 13, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help!

Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded in East Brunswick by Stephen Bier.  The company employs adults with autism, ...

Salad Bars Back on the Menu at Grocery Stores, Other Food Retailers in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Salads bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy.

But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience stores and bodegas, they are still prohibited at restaurants and casinos.

As ...

Food Truck Fridays Return to Watchung

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, announced the return of its Food Truck Fridays, kicking off on Friday, April 9  at Bayberry School, 131 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, from 4: to 8 pm. This outdoor food event debuted in August 2020 when it brought the Watchung community together  during the early months of the pandemic while supporting a ...

NJ Family Seeks Help Getting Their Daughter with Genetic Disorder a Service Dog

April 13, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their loved one, they started a Go Fund Me campaign that they say will go ...

Send a Tweet Today to Help Popcorn for the People!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help!

Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded in East Brunswick by Stephen Bier.  The company employs adults with autism, ...

'No One Who Has Received the J&J Vaccine Should Panic or Worry': Murphy

April 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause in the distribution of J&J vaccine "out of an abundance of ...

Salad Bars Back on the Menu at Grocery Stores, Other Food Retailers in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Salads bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy.

But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience stores and bodegas, they are still prohibited at restaurants and casinos.

As ...

Heart Attack Survivor Thanks Physicians, First Responders for Saving His Life

April 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grateful to be alive, Richard Smekal returned to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Wednesday to thank the doctors, EMTs and hospital staff for their quick action in saving his life after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest on Main Street March 30.

Smekal, an equipment operator for an electrical company, was working on Main Street in Somerville when he ...

April 14 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 151 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 22,602 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 151 cases with 708 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 845,201 positive cases of the coronavirus since the ...

Elizabeth Native Powers Up PSEG Nuclear Plants for Newark, All New Jersey

April 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey.

"She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Her reaction was 'You should try for ...

Edison Heating and Cooling: Check and Replace Cooling Units Before Summer Hits

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly popping up throughout New Jersey which means the hot and humid days of summer – and the non-stop running of home and office cooling systems – are just around the corner. 

According to Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, spring is the best time of year to have units checked and, if necessary, ...

Care for Spring Flowering Bulbs

Bright yellow daffodils, colorful tulips and fragrant hyacinths brighten our spring gardens. Give them the care they need to extend their spring display and keep them coming back for years.

Hybrid tulips and hyacinths are short-lived stars of the spring garden. They bloom profusely the first spring, but the number of flowers decline each year. You may want to treat these like annuals, ...

Bridgewater Man Indicted on Reckless Vehicular Homicide Charges in September 2020 Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Old York Road

April 8, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater resident has been indicted on second degree reckless vehicular homicide and other charges stemming from a fatal motor vehicle collision on Old York Road in Raritan in September 2020.

Kevin D. Betyeman, 56, was indicted Wednesday on charges of second degree reckless vehicular homicide, third degree strict liability vehicular homicide and two charges of third ...

Two Suspects Charged With Identity Theft of at Least 50 People

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two suspects have been arrested and charged in the theft of over $250,000 and personal identifying information from at least 50 victims, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.

The suspects, identified as Shemar Rogers, 22 and Tariah Darby, also 22, both of New Brunswick. were arrested Tuesday and charged following a six-week investigation by the ...

Police Crackdown on Distracted Driving Begins April 1

April 1, 2021

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – Law enforcement officers from Somerset and Hunterdon counties will be cracking down on distracted drivers during the month of April, as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high-visibility law enforcement ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

April 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

Federal Rent Relief Won’t Be Enough to Protect All Tenants or Erase Landlord Losses, Advocates Say

Housing campaigners still predict surging evictions when Murphy’s moratorium ends, even after more help from Washington.

Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Millions of federal dollars ...

Easter is on its Way in Watchung

April 4, 2021

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Easter Bunny was back in the area on Saturday seeing area children and getting ready for the big day. 

Organized for the second year by Council members Daryl Eisenberg Knegten and Lindsay Goodloe, through their site WatchungVolunteers.org, the Easter Bunny, played once again by Council member Pete Martino, arrived to bring COVID-safe cheer. Following last ...

Warren’s Daniel Edelman Signs Pro Contract with New York Red Bulls II

April 13, 2021

HARRISON, NJ - New York Red Bulls II have signed Watchung Hills’ senior Daniel Edelman to a USL Championship contract pending federation and league approval, the club announced, and he is ready to make his mark. 

Edelman, 17, joined Red Bulls Academy in January 2020 and made his professional debut for NYRB II on July 17, 2020 against Hartford Athletic.

“We are really ...

WHRHS Volleyball: Watchung Hills Slams East Side to Advance in State Tournament

NEWARK, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls volleyball team is moving on. The Warriors defeated Newark East Side on Monday 2-0(25-9, 25-15)  in the first round of the State Tournament. 

“I am really proud of these ladies,” said WHRHS head coach Jens Madsen. “We are looking forward to round 2 at Columbia High School.”

Watchung Hills will travel to Columbia for the ...

WHRHS Girls Volleyball: Watchung Hills Celebrates Seniors, Falls to Hillsborough

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls volleyball team fell to Hillsborough 25-21 and 26-24 Monday on Senior night.

Prior to the game, four of the five seniors;Jasmine Aiello, Olivia Hayes, Jasmine Hwang, Ariana Huang, and their parents were recognized.  Missing was  Prachi Thakur.

 

See video here: Senior Night 2021

Watchung Hills next takes on Montgomery on ...

Heart Attack Survivor Thanks Physicians, First Responders for Saving His Life

April 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grateful to be alive, Richard Smekal returned to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Wednesday to thank the doctors, EMTs and hospital staff for their quick action in saving his life after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest on Main Street March 30.

Smekal, an equipment operator for an electrical company, was working on Main Street in Somerville when he ...

Cyber Attack Against Hillborough Schools Forces Day 3 of Virtual Learning

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Efforts to recover from Monday's cyber attack against the school district's computer network continue, with another day of virtual learning scheduled for Thursday.

Chrome books were unaffected, allowing remote learning between teachers and students.

School officials have yet to say whether they have identified the source of the cyber attack, why it was done, or ...

April 14 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 151 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 22,602 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 151 cases with 708 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 845,201 positive cases of the coronavirus since the ...

Somerset County Suspends J&J Vaccinations; Distribution Impacted

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration to pause the use of the Johnson&Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine due to an “extremely rare” complication, Somerset County Department of Health is suspending its use for all populations.

“Somerset County has not seen any ...

Downtown Somerville Alliance Releases Summer Stage Musical Lineup

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has released the 2021 Summer Stage outdoor Concert series schedule featuring several bands that performed during last year's pandemic, as well as six new bands that specialize in blues, classic rock, folk, country - even an Elvis impersonator.

The free Saturday night series on the Division Street pedestrian mall kicks off May 29; all shows ...

April 12 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 22,374 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 19 cases with 707 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 838,328 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began ...

Warren Middle School Students Receive National Recognition

April 14, 2021

WARREN, NJ -- On Wednesday, April 7, Dr. Susan Cooper Warren Middle School (WMS) E2 Teacher was notified that her team of grade 6 WMS students had received 2nd place in the nation at the Knowledge Master Open, a tremendous achievement!  

 

The Knowledge Master Open is an asynchronous computerized academic challenge. Teams from across the country compete in the rigorous ...

Warren Student Wins Lions Peace Poster Contest

WARREN, NJ -  A Warren Middle School student was awarded first place by District 16-J of the Lions Club for her entry in this year's Peace Poster Contest.  
 

Dr. Susan Cooper, E2 teacher, from Warren Middle School encourages student participation in the poster contest, and on April 6, Cooper was informed that grade seven Warren Middle School student, Kayla ...

Warren Middle School Students Receive National Recognition

April 14, 2021

WARREN, NJ -- On Wednesday, April 7, Dr. Susan Cooper Warren Middle School (WMS) E2 Teacher was notified that her team of grade 6 WMS students had received 2nd place in the nation at the Knowledge Master Open, a tremendous achievement!  

 

The Knowledge Master Open is an asynchronous computerized academic challenge. Teams from across the country compete in the rigorous ...

Warren Student Wins Lions Peace Poster Contest

WARREN, NJ -  A Warren Middle School student was awarded first place by District 16-J of the Lions Club for her entry in this year's Peace Poster Contest.  
 

Dr. Susan Cooper, E2 teacher, from Warren Middle School encourages student participation in the poster contest, and on April 6, Cooper was informed that grade seven Warren Middle School student, Kayla ...

WHRHS Volleyball: Watchung Hills Slams East Side to Advance in State Tournament

April 12, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls volleyball team is moving on. The Warriors defeated Newark East Side on Monday 2-0(25-9, 25-15)  in the first round of the State Tournament. 

“I am really proud of these ladies,” said WHRHS head coach Jens Madsen. “We are looking forward to round 2 at Columbia High School.”

Watchung Hills will travel to Columbia for the ...

Watchung Hills Budget Hearing Set for April 27

WARREN, NJ - A Public Hearing on the Watchung Hills Regional High School Budget will be held remotely on April 27. The public may view the meeting via the following YouTube link: HERE

Public comments will be accepted by using the following Zoom link: HERE

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the following budget ...

WHRHS Girls Volleyball: Watchung Hills Celebrates Seniors, Falls to Hillsborough

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls volleyball team fell to Hillsborough 25-21 and 26-24 Monday on Senior night.

Prior to the game, four of the five seniors;Jasmine Aiello, Olivia Hayes, Jasmine Hwang, Ariana Huang, and their parents were recognized.  Missing was  Prachi Thakur.

 

See video here: Senior Night 2021

Watchung Hills next takes on Montgomery on ...

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Prancer: The Best Pet Adoption Request Ever?

April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can find them right here on Facebook Groups.

This story and is sure to ...

Watchung Hills Presents Into The Woods May 13th-15th

April 8, 2021

The Watchung Hills Regional High School Performing Arts program is thrilled to present the Broadway musical Into The Woods! Performances will take place May 13th-14th at 7:30 pm and May 15th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, all taking place in the school's outdoor theatre.

Into The Woods is a multi-Tony Award-Winning classic that follows everyone's beloved fairytale characters as they venture into ...

Watchung Hills Presents Into The Woods May 13th-15th

The Watchung Hills Regional High School Performing Arts program is thrilled to present the Broadway musical Into The Woods! Performances will take place May 13th-14th at 7:30 pm and May 15th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, all taking place in the school's outdoor theatre.

Into The Woods is a multi-Tony Award-Winning classic that follows everyone's beloved fairytale characters as they venture into ...

$1,000 Music Scholarship-Applications Still Open!

Applications Still Open! Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer the $1,000.00 Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music.

Rehearsing in Stirling, New Jersey, we are dedicated to teaching, singing, and performing four-part, acappella harmony. Hickory Tree Chorus ...

New Jersey Date Night: The Best Brunch Spots

April 11, 2021

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

Most couples are conditioned to think that romance only can be found after 7:30 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. But those in the know realize that intimate moments aren’t found in only one or two specific windows of time: there are no restrictions on when it can be found.

One Date Night time ...

NJ Restaurants to Customers: Don’t be a No-Show, Especially Now

NEW JERSEY — No-shows have always been an issue for restaurants, but with pandemic restrictions limiting seating, these days the effects can be devastating.

Restaurant owners have a plea for patrons who can’t make their reservations: Just call and cancel.

“In previous years, busy days for us were a logistics challenge,” said Chris Migton, executive chef at Chez ...

‘M’ is for Mutz: Hoboken Deli Featured on Sesame Street

This article originally appeared on TAPinto Hoboken.

HOBOKEN, NJ — Even Cookie Monster knows: If you need mutz, you head to Hoboken.

On the recent Episode 5119 of Sesame Street (PBS), resident foodies Cookie Monster and Gonger needed to get some mozzarella cheese for a caprese salad order at Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck.

Of course Cookie Monster already ate all the ...

Atlantic Health System Marks 13th Consecutive Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

In a year like no other, Atlantic Health System has overcome unprecedented challenges to deliver innovative, high-quality care while maintaining an award-winning workplace. For the 13th consecutive year, the integrated care delivery system has once again been named to Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number ...

Atlantic Health System Vaccinates More Than 11,000 Teachers Against COVID-19

In an effort to help local school districts safely resume in-person instruction, Atlantic Health System has partnered with more than 120 school districts and individual schools to administer COVID-19 vaccine to more than 11,000 of their faculty and essential support staff. The vaccination appointments for teachers and staff are just part of the more than 280,000 doses administered by Atlantic ...

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

April 11, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Pediatric Chiropractic Treatments Support Overall Children's Health and Wellness

CLIFTON, NJ -- Dr. Michael Magwood, family chiropractor and founder of Pure Balance Center, spoke with TAPintoTV about his work with babies and children. As part of his practice, Magwood works with people of all ages, including younger children and infants. 

Magwood often consults with new parents about trauma their child may have experienced at birth to determine a course of treatment.

NJ Actress and Co-Producer Premieres Thriller Set in 70s New York at the 2021 Garden State Film Festival

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Heather Brittain O’Scanlon spoke to TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, about her latest film, which premiered at this year’s Garden State Film Festival. O’Scanlon is the leading actress and co-producer of “Victim No. 6,” the latest production from SOS Productions.

In the film, a woman meets a random person at a New York bar, ...

A Rite of Passage

Hello?

Hi Sweetie. It’s me. Hey, I’m gonna be a little late. I’m stuck in traffic.

Oh no! When do you think you will be home?

Maybe a week.

A week?

Yeah, nothing is moving. Some idiot got stuck in the canal. The whole thing is blocked off.

What? How can that be?

Well the canal is 400 feet wide. He is driving a 1300 foot container ship. It’s kind of ...

Against the Tide

I don’t know why anyone would want to take candy from a baby, but apparently it is easy. Like a walk in the park. Like riding a bike. Like falling off a log.

Like shooting fish in a barrel.

I remember once watching an episode of MythBusters on TV where they explored the metaphorical concept of shooting fish in a barrel. They set out to prove that it is indeed easy to do despite ...

Playing the Dance Card

Spring is here. Let the madness begin.

I am not talking about spring break in Daytona Beach or barhopping in El Paso or vaccination signups over the Internet. No, I am talking about the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament in Indianapolis.

This year there is a great deal of pent-up demand for the “Big Dance” to crown the national collegiate basketball champion. As the first ...

Prancer: The Best Pet Adoption Request Ever?

April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can find them right here on Facebook Groups.

This story and is sure to ...

Obituaries

- Oct 9, 2020
Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
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Roxbury OKs Adding Extra Stores to Shops at Ledgewood Commons

April 15, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — A new building to be built at The Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have more retailers than originally anticipated.

The proposed 10,000-square-foot structure, to be built near the Red Lobster restaurant — will have five separate storefronts instead of the three shown in initial plans.

The Roxbury Planning Board, on Wednesday, gave unanimous approval ...

NJ Family Seeks Help Getting Their Daughter with Genetic Disorder a Service Dog

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their loved one, they started a Go Fund Me campaign that they say will go ...

Summit Police Thwart Attempted Abduction of 19-Year-Old

SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday.

Shervon James, 33, of the Vauxhall section of Union Township has been charged with first-degree kidnapping. 

The ...

The Way We Whir: Summit Council Approves Pilot Program Banning Use of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers for Three Months

SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly sixty years ago, Bob Dylan wrote and sang that, "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" but, in Summit, for at least three months this summer, that answer -- or anything else for that matter -- won't be propelled by gas-powered leaf blowers. That's because the Summit Common Council, at its April 6 meeting that ran for just under four hours, ...

County Vaccination for Educators Smooth and Efficient

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that New Jersey educators and school staff were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the less than subtle distinction between eligibility and accessibility was raised. Now permitted to be vaccinated, would teachers and those working in schools have the means to secure appointments? Would adequate numbers of ...

East Brunswick's Chris Quaglin is Arrested for Assault for January 6 Insurrection at US Capitol

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of East Brunswick, NJ  has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers or Employees; Civil Disorder; and Obstruction of an ...