Annual Pig Roast

Looking for something to do this Saturday, September 26th? The weather will be *perfect* for grabbing a blanket or folding-chairs and picnicking with us while chatting with your friends, dancing or just listening to great live music from 94Proof.
 
Open to the Public! Bring your family, friends and co-workers.
 
We hope you can join us! We're located in the center of Warren Township, across the street from the Warren Rescue squad. Click through for all the details.
 
Are you interested in making new friends, providing direct service to veterans, special children or making a difference in your community? Consider joining the Elks – learn more about us at www.elkslodge885.org, come down and meet us at Watchung Hills Elks Lodge 885 or send us an email to get the ball rolling at membership@elkslodge885.org.
Contact Information
  1. Donna Lowell
  2. 908-941-6669
  3. news@elkslodge885.org
Sat, September 26
2:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 09/26/2020 2:00pm 09/26/2020 7:00pm America/New_York Annual Pig Roast

Looking for something to do this Saturday, September 26th? The weather will be *perfect* for grabbing a blanket or folding-chairs and picnicking with us while chatting with your friends, dancing or just listening to great live music from 94Proof.

Open to the Public! Bring your family, friends and co-workers.

We hope you can join us! We're located in the center of ...

1 Elks Trail Warren Township (07059), NJ 07059

Watchung Hills Elks Lodge 885

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What happens after a disaster that leads to taxpayer relief

October 19, 2020

No matter how devastating a disaster is, before the IRS can authorize any tax relief, FEMA must issue a major disaster declaration and identify areas qualifying for their Individual Assistance program.

Here's a list of tax-related things that usually happen after a major disaster strikes that needs to be considered:

The IRS gives taxpayers more time to file and pay.
Taxpayers whose ...

Elizabeth Vargas to give exclusive interview during The Center for Great Expectations Virtual Gala

In response to the conditions created by the pandemic, The Center for Great Expectations is hosting a Virtual Annual Gala to raise critical funds for the transformational mental health and substance use disorder treatment it provides to women, children, men and families impacted by trauma, abuse and neglect. CGE is a national leader in delivering trauma-attuned care and has trained in its ...

IRS: Check tax withholdings now as the last quarter of 2020 begins

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that now is the perfect time to review their tax withholding and payments to avoid a surprise when filing next year.

An adjustment or two made now may boost take home pay or allow taxpayers to pay more in the last quarter of 2020 to avoid a surprise tax bill.

Some things to consider that will affect taxes owed in 2020 ...

Blood Drive in North Plainfield set for Oct 20

Please consider donating blood at the North Plainfield Blood Drive sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospitals. Your blood can save a life!

To maintain social distancing and safety protocols, donations are by appointment only.  

You can schedule your ...

IRS: Check tax withholdings now as the last quarter of 2020 begins

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that now is the perfect time to review their tax withholding and payments to avoid a surprise when filing next year.

An adjustment or two made now may boost take home pay or allow taxpayers to pay more in the last quarter of 2020 to avoid a surprise tax bill.

Some things to consider that will affect taxes owed in 2020 ...

WHRHS Board of Education Meeting - October 13, 2020

WHRHS Board of Education Meeting - October 13, 2020

The Regular Business Meeting of the Board of Education scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at Watchung Hills Regional High School originally scheduled to be held in the Media Center will now be held remotely.  The meeting will go immediately into executive session for the purpose of discussing confidential personnel and ...

Tom Malinowski Does Not Represent Us; Tom Kean Will

October 22, 2020

To the Editor:

Tom Malinowski does NOT represent the people of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.  He represents the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Congress using the NJ CD-7 seat.

This should not be news as the DNC openly recruited DC/Beltway lobbyists and staffers like Andy Kim and Tom Malinowski to move to New Jersey and run for Congress in 2018.

Please join us and re-elect Mayor Mick Marion and Deputy Mayor George Lazo!

October 2020

 

 

Dear Editor,

 

Mayor Mick Marion and Deputy Mayor George Lazo will receive our vote during the upcoming November 2020 Election. My family has served with both Gentleman during their years committed to Youth Sports.  Additionally, I volunteered and served alongside them when they were newly appointed onto the Township Committee.

 

Over ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

2 Tbs.

New Jersey Date Night: You’re the Wurst

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

Crisper temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves makes us something a little more substantial for our meals, which might explain why October is National Sausage Month. Hearty and flavorful, sausage is great year around, but in cooler weather it’s a go-to food if you desire something ...

Moving Beyond the Partisan Bubble

There is so much to say and yet so many times a day I find myself dumbfounded to speechlessness.  My children ask logical questions for which I can find no polite or productive answer. There is no good answer for why hate seems to have seeped into so much of our dialogue every day.

There is no good reason that suspicion has replaced curiosity. That accusations have replaced queries. It is ...

Community Conversations: #AskHer

Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!

 

Atlantic Health System Earns Most Wired Recognition

Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery as it was named a certified level 8 organization by CHIME Digital Health Most Wired for 2020. As a level 8 organization, Atlantic Health System was recognized for applying core and advanced technologies into its clinical and business programs ...

Generations Come Together in a Love Story for the Ages - in the Age of COVID

Laura Fraenkel walked over to her grandfather in the tea light-illuminated room, and held out her hand.

On her finger was a wedding band – originally her grandmother’s – which, moments before, her husband Daniel slid onto her finger as they exchanged vows and tied the knot in front of their closest family members.

“Does this look familiar to you?,” she asked ...

Jersey City Restaurant Adapts with Online Ordering and Delivery Service During Pandemic

October 22, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Lizeth Morales, Owner of El Gordo Restaurant in Jersey City, to learn about her experiences navigating the pandemic as a small business owner. Morales and El Gordo participated in an upcoming episode of TAPintoTV's original series HomeGrown, filmed just before the COVID-19 outbreak. 

El Gordo, which serves Peruvian cuisine, ...

Voice-Over Artist and Event Announcer George Alan Ruth Describes His Career Behind The Microphone

George Alan Ruth, who is the voice behind the TAPintoTV promos, recently joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios for a conversation on his long-spanning career as an announcer and voice-over artist. 

Ruth, who grew up in New Jersey, was the inaugural announcer for the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium beginning in 1998. For Ruth, that ...

Housing and Community Development Network of NJ Enlisted to Provide Help As Housing Crisis Deepens

Staci Berger, CEO of the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey, joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios, to discuss the state's current housing situation and in particular, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Berger, New Jersey has had a "very strong" housing crisis even prior to the pandemic.

How To Get Property Tax Relief?

October 15, 2020

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...

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 ...

A Woman of Numbers

I missed Ada Lovelace Day, or ALD as it is respectfully referred to by technology geeks who speak in three letter acronyms.

Ironically, I was on my computer on October 13th and it passed me by. It didn’t pop up on my Facebook events page and shamefully was not pre-coded into Google Calendar. And since it has nothing to do with Covid or Donald Trump, it did not make the nightly ...

Note for Note

“EedleeedleBeeedleedleedleeDleldelbeeldeldleBedleeedlEelddlebedeleeedle . . .”
- Eddie Van Halen guitar intro to Eruption

I once tried to transcribe the Van Halen guitar solo from Michael Jackson’s hit Beat It on my Stratocaster electric guitar. After many hours of diligent repetition that made my ears bleed and my blisters ring, I can proudly say I was able to duplicate the ...

Choice Words

Zoo removes parrots from view after they kept swearing at guests. Fox News

Parrots in wildlife park moved after swearing at visitors. CNN

Parrots separated at British zoo after encouraging each other to curse. CBS News

Presidential Debate: How the world’s media reacted. BBC

Like a lot of people, I watched the World Wide Wrestling debate last week at the Thanksgiving Day table in ...

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, ...

Program to Care for Pets of New Jersey Veterans Needs Funding

October 15, 2020

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Help Vets Pets is in dire need of monetary donations to cover the costs of emergency veterinary costs incurred over the past few weeks. The program, facilitated by Friends of Valley Brook, provides food and veterinary care for the dogs and cats of veterans living at Valley Brook Village on the grounds of the VA Hospital in Lyons. 

Until now, the program has ...

Obituaries

- Oct 9, 2020
Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
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Current Foliage Conditions Across the Garden State for Oct. 16 from the NJ DEP

October 16, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful.

Forests in the Northwest corner of the state, including the area near High Point State Park and Waywayanda State Park are at peak color. The southern portion of Sussex County is near peak. 

Northern NJ along ...

Colts Neck: Reports of Fatal Shooting Thursday

October 22, 2020

COLTS NECK, NJ - A fatal shooting was reported in a Colts Neck near Colts Neck Boulevard early Thursday morning.

Police on scene requested EMS to stage for 1 victim with a gunshot wound to the head. No other details were available.

BREAKING: Hoboken Police Responding to Apparent Hostage Situation

HOBOKEN, NJ - The area around 8th Street and Garden Street is closed as Hoboken Police attempt to diffuse an apparent hostage situation.

Multiple law enforcement officials from various agencies could be seen in the area.

No further information is available at this time.

Follow us on Facebook and sign up for TAPinto Hoboken E-News alerts to be the first to read about all things ...

Mayor Driver Under Fire Over ‘Vulgar’ Facebook Comments

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Controversy continued to swirl at Tuesday’s council meeting over Facebook remarks Mayor Betsy Driver made regarding Supreme Court Justices’ views on same-sex marriage, with two council members calling for her censure and nearly a dozen residents making impassioned statements, offering both support and criticism.

Driver, whose marriage to Loretta Nagel Borowsky ...

Update: Missing 23-Year-Old Male Has Been Found

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Update as of Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m: Missing 23-year-old male has been found in New Providence and is safe.

Berkeley Heights Police has continued their search for a missing 23-year-old male with autism. Christian J. Huerta left a residence in the area of Timber Drive Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Huerta answers to the name “CJ” is ...

Police Continue Search for Missing 23-year-old Male with Autism

Update: Found safe.
 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Police continue to search for a missing 23-year-old male with autism. Christian J. Huerta left a residence in the area of Timber Drive Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Huerta answers to the name “CJ” is described as about 5 feet 3 inches tall, thin, and weighs about 135 to 150 pounds, with short brown hair and ...

Missing Person Alert: Have You Seen CJ?

Update: Found safe.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Helicopters were heard in the area Saturday night after the Berkeley Heights Police Department issued a missing persons alert Saturday evening for a 23-year old male.

The individual goes by the name of CJ and was last seen in the Timber Drive area around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Described wearing a white tee shirt and gray shorts and is ...