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Found in Warren: Do You Know This Dog?

August 2, 2021

WARREN, NJ - Do you know this dog? Found in the area of Mt. Bethel Road and Technology Drive and currently safe in jail. Contact the Warren Township Police Department at 908-753-1000

Editors note: This is NOT Leila who is still missing. Last Seen in Warren: Have You Seen ...

Last Seen in Warren: Have You Seen Leila?

WARREN, NJ -- Have you seen Leila?  She was last seen Sunday night in Warren with two separate sightings of her in the Warren area along King George Road and Mountainview. 

Leila lives in Westfield but was being looked after in Scotch Plains and was seen crossing Route 22 into the Watchung Reservation by Scotchwood
Diner. She was next spotted around ...

Practice Greenhealth awards Atlantic Health System, all of its hospitals, for environmental sustainability

August 4, 2021

Atlantic Health System one of only eight systems recognized nationwide

MORRISTOWN, NJ – AUGUST 4, 2021 – Atlantic Health System and each of its medical centers were recognized by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care, highlighting the health system’s continued success in making its operations ...

New Jersey Eastern Star Home Earns 5-Star Health Inspection Rating

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Eastern Star Home (NJESH) is proud to announce the updated scores posted in the Provider Rating Report for July 2021 from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The report has now been updated to reflect a 5-star Health Inspection rating due to our recent deficiency free annual survey. The CMS 5-star rating is comprised of 4 categories as follows: ...

Enjoy the Best of 70s Live Music at Duke Island Park this Weekend

Bridgewater, NJ – Join the Somerset County Park Commission this Sunday, August 1, at Duke Island Park for a rousing review of 70s musical hits by the great Tyrone Stackhouse Project. The free concert will start at 6 p.m. and run for 90 minutes of high-energy, high-fun pop, rock, and funk with no stops.

Residents are invited to bring blankets, chairs, and snacks to enjoy the ...

Warren’s Janet Colman takes oath as volunteer for foster youth

WARREN, NJ - The latest class of community members to step up and train as advocates for Union County foster youth have taken their oath before a Union County Superior Court Judge and are now ready to be matched to their case as the newest volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County. Janet Colman of Warren is among them.

The nonprofit, which began in Union ...

Somerset County seeks community organizations to take part in October Diversity Festival

Participants Will Have an Opportunity to Promote Their Diversity-Related Mission

SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Diversity Festival committee is seeking community organizations to participate in the 2021 outdoor festival, which will occur on Oct. 9, 2021 from 12 to 4 p.m.  Interested groups should have displays and materials that showcase what their organization is doing to ...

Who's that knocking at my door?

July 29, 2021

Born in the USA I have always been a lover of freedom and our protected rights as guaranteed by our Constitution. This certainly includes my right to privacy which is in question upon learning that the Biden administration has proposed sending out teams of people into neighborhoods, knocking on doors in order to find out whether or not I or members of my family have taken the vaccine for Covid 19 ...

Watchung Planning Board’s Approval of Daycare Center

To The Editor:

The Watchung planning board’s approval in July of an application to build a daycare center on the very edge of the borough’s border with Scotch Plains—and far from where it will have any negative effects on Watchung residents—strains belief.  It doesn’t belong there and there are plenty of alternatives.


I live around the corner ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

What You Need to Know About The Mystery Deaths Among New Jersey Songbirds

August 1, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Local wildlife organizations need county residents’ help to solve the mystery of an unknown illness killing young songbirds in the state, and to stop its spread.

What’s happening to songbirds? Dr. Nicole Lewis, a wildlife veterinarian with the state Division of Fish and Wildlife, told TAPinto on Tuesday the condition has affected birds in the nestling and ...

Quitting Can Be Winning

I will begin by quoting a recent Instagram message by Justin Bieber.

“Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw.  It’s as simple as – what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul. Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s.  ...

Olympic Dreams

It is a sharp, sweltering summer day at the Ariake skateboard park in Tokyo. The air is sticky, and even though I am wearing loose, baggy trousers of white linen, they catch over my knees whenever I grab the board. I size up the course and nervously tug at my brightly patterned USA shirt to release the sweat-cling around my chest and shoulders.

Then I drop in.

It is my final run for gold ...

Results May Vary

I took some time off recently to work on my beach body.

I was shamed into taking this drastic action after learning that a dead whale had washed ashore just north of San Francisco. The maritime behemoth, a 40-foot, 8-ton gray whale, died of blunt force trauma after being struck by a ship.

I don’t know, this seems to me a bit like wandering into your backyard and being run over by a ...


- Oct 9, 2020
Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
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New Jersey Is 2021's 3rd Best School System in America: WalletHub Study

July 26, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) finished in the top half of ranking ...

Clearing the Covid Travel Cobwebs in Old Croatia

August 4, 2021

The Pandemic has been tough for everyone, especially for those who have contracted the coronavirus or whose loved ones have contracted it. For world travelers, safety and health considerations brought travel to a halt in 2020. As 2021 progresses, many opportunities present themselves to travelers who want to clear out the Covid travel cobwebs.

The Dalmatian coast of Croatia provides many such ...

Mermaid Arrives in Rahway, Anticipating Upcoming RiverFest

RAHWAY, NJ — One recent report suggested that she was "spotted" in Rahway, language one might typically use when grabbing a sudden glimpse of something or catching sight of a rare, long-thought extinct, or even legendary creature. TAPinto Rahway prefers to imagine that the mermaid has "arrived" in town, almost as a guest. She is here, for the same ...

NJ Parkway Service Areas Renamed After Icons Sinatra, Morrison, Bon Jovi & 6 Others

NEW JERSEY— Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees. 

Nine service areas will be renamed as follows:  

Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area
Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area
Brookdale South: Connie Chung Service ...

Bacteria in Water Closes Beach at Hopatcong State Park

ROXBURY, NJ — It’s a beautiful day for the beach, but not the one at Hopatcong State Park in Roxbury.

The state, which owns and manages the park in Landing, has closed the popular summer swimming site until further notice due to elevated levels of bacteria in the water.

A representative would not say whether the closure is due to Escherichia coli (E. coli) a harmful algal bloom ...

Metuchen Diocese Adopts Online Ethics Violations Reporting System to Monitor Finances

August 2, 2021

DIOCESE OF METUCHEN –  In the wake of concern regarding the possible mishandling of financial affairs and other improper conduct that violates the Pastoral Code of Conduct, the Diocese of Metuchen has announced a new third-party system for reporting financial improprieties or other violations. 

The structure is designed to securely collect reports of unethical ...

NJ Man Succumbs to West Nile Virus

CAMDEN, NJ — COVID-19 is not the only virus the city is dealing with. On Saturday, the county announced that a case of West Nile Virus has been found in Camden.

A Camden man in his 60s was committed to a hospital with symptoms of West Nile Virus on July 16. He was later moved to another medical center, where he died. He tested positive for the virus.

“West Nile Virus ...

16-Year-Old NJ Basketball Player Is ESPN’s Number 1 Point Guard in the Country

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elliot Cadeau, a West Orange resident who attends Bergen Catholic High School, was named ESPN’s number one point guard in the class of 2024 in the country.

Cadeau, who’s been playing organized basketball since second grade, also played tennis, soccer, baseball and football in West Orange schools. In fifth grade, he stopped playing the other sports ...

Confirmed Tornado in Verona Topples Trees, Severely Damages Home

VERONA, NJ — Evening thunderstorms on July 29 touched off a tornado that was confirmed on the ground in Verona.

According to the National Weather Service, the twister was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 65 mph. EF stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is used to rank a tornado’s wind speed and damage on a scale of zero to five.

The twister was on the ground for less than a half ...

NJ Parkway Service Areas Renamed After Icons Sinatra, Morrison, Bon Jovi & 6 Others

NEW JERSEY— Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees. 

Nine service areas will be renamed as follows:  

Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area
Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area
Brookdale South: Connie Chung Service ...

Tuesday is "National New Jersey Day" - Let's Take a Look at the Garden State

NEW JERSEY — July 27 is National New Jersey Day. While this is not an official holiday, the New Jersey State Instagram, which is possibly the snarkiest governmental social media account in the country, lent it some credibility when it posted Monday, "Tomorrow is #NationalNewJerseyDay.  Prepare accordingly."

Hawthorne's Mayor Richard Goldberg told TAPinto Hawthorne, ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...