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Words to Live By: Be a Pirate

There has been a lot of talk about all the things we’ve missed during this quarantine and there are things that I am sad we have missed, things my daughters cry about but I’ll be honest I am having a hard time focusing on what we’ve lost because there is so much opportunity for hope and for community everywhere we go.

That may sound crazy but I’m going to tell a story ...

IRS: New law provides relief for eligible taxpayers who need funds from IRAs and other retirement plans

July 29, 2020

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service provided a reminder today that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can help eligible taxpayers in need by providing favorable tax treatment for withdrawals from retirement plans and IRAs and allowing certain retirement plans to offer expanded loan options.

Can I get money from my retirement account now?

Under the ...

Overlook Medical Center’s emergency department in Union extends its Lantern Award legacy to 12 years

UNION TWP., NJ – JULY 2020 –  Overlook Medical Center Emergency Services, Union Campus, part of Atlantic Health System, has again received the prestigious Emergency Nurses Association’s 2020 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional practice and innovative performance in nursing leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

The Union emergency department ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Rated Number One Hospital in New Jersey for the Third Year in a Row by U.S. News & World Report

Morristown Medical Center is the Only Acute Care Hospital in New Jersey to be Nationally Ranked

Morristown, NJ,– Atlantic Health System announced that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the third year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020-2021 Best Hospital rankings.

The medical center was the only acute care hospital in New ...

2020 General Election Policies

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

2020 General Election Policies

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

Forty Percent of Readers Buy from TAPinto Advertisers, Survey Finds

TAPinto readers are civically engaged, read TAPinto frequently, and buy products or use services from TAPinto advertisers, the 2020 TAPinto Reader Survey found.  More than 4,000 readers took the survey, which took place in June.

The survey found:

Additional findings:

●     37% of readers view a business more favorably if they advertise on ...

Community Conversation: What We Now Know About Coronavirus

Every day more and more crucial information about COVID-19 surfaces. So what’s the most important guidance for you and your family? Join Jason Kessler, MD, on our Community Conversation, as he separates fact from fiction when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

New Jersey Date Night: Life’s a Beach in Avalon

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

A little seaside road trip makes for a perfect date and Avalon provides an unforgettable backdrop. You can enjoy everything from shopping to surfing and, of course, outdoor dining in this affluent shore town on Seven Mile Island.

Besides checking out the exquisite real estate, you and your date can ...

Opinion: For Our Family with Food Allergies, the Pandemic Got So Much Scarier

We are that family. You know, the one with the kids who have a combined count of over 30 severe food allergies. You can see our previous NJ Flavor story, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.  

We are the family that was used to weekly allergic reactions due to ever-changing and surprisingly hidden ingredients, even in foods ...

Today is World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Overcome the Stigma of HPV and Throat Cancer.

With the world’s attention focused on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, we believe the time is also right to bring the public’s attention to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of expanding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine’s use to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years.  The first HPV vaccine was approved in ...

Governor Murphy to New Jersey Youth: Stop Partying Secretly Indoors

July 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will come from ...

Life Isn’t Always a Beach for Belmar Employees Dealing with ‘Abusive and Rowdy’ Visitors

Borough Steps Up Communication with Public on Real-Time Beach Updates

BELMAR, NJ — During this summer of COVID-19, a day at the beach isn’t what it used to be in Belmar.

Beach capacity limits and other coronavirus restrictions have put pressure on Belmar beachfront employees, lifeguards and police officers to ensure the rules are followed, especially now that hot and humid ...

Traffic Off Long Beach Island Stopped Due to Westbound Route 72 Accident

STAFFORD - There is automobile accident at the bottom of the large Route 72 westbound bridge in Stafford Township at this time of 4:15 p.m.

Traffic off of Long Beach Island is at complete standstill. 

The accident took place near the Mallard Island Yacht Club. All lanes off Long Beach Island are closed.

 

 

CFO Your Way Provides Crucial Financial Expertise for Local, Small Businesses

July 31, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cheryl Mucha, Founder and CEO of CFO Your Way, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how her firm helps small business owners realize their financial goals. Brodeur and Mucha spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 ...

Walter Pardo of WFP Tax Partners Discusses Parkinson’s Law as Part of Profit First Strategy

Walter Pardo, CEO & Certified Wealth Strategist at WFP Tax Partners, follows up his previous “Profit First” video, with an introduction to the concept of Parkinson’s Law: 

Author and Historian C. Northcote Parkinson theorized that our demand for a resource increases to meet the supply of it. 

For example, when we’re given two weeks to do a project, it ...

Hacksensack Riverkeeper Seeks Community Support after Headquarters Destroyed by Fire

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper talked with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent fire that has temporarily sidelined the organization. Sheehan joined Willoughby at East Main Media Studios’ facility in Little Falls, NJ, which has been recently reconfigured to accommodate safe and socially distant production in light of the COVID-19 ...

Open for Business

When everything “opened up” this summer I didn’t think it would include my mouth.

But I probably should have perceived that at some point during this pandemic I would have to visit the dentist.

Over the past six months I have gotten used to moving previously outsourced services in-house. For instance, while everyone was letting their Covid freak flag fly, I mastered the ...

Cat Code 2.0

One of the many projects that I didn’t get to when the world locked down was dealing with the bins of legos that take up space in the closet.

Legos were a staple in my house not all that long ago, and to this day walking across the carpet in bare feet brings back sharp memories of their prevalence in my home.

But I hate to get rid of them. They look so neglected. Kind of like the last ...

Cancel Culture Club

Dear esteemed reader:

I am so sorry for all of the hurt I have caused by my thoughtfully chosen words.

You see, by hiding behind humor and sarcasm, I make a sincere effort to please no one with the hope that somehow I please everyone. But I have come to recognize through my twisted argument that in my effort to please no one, I have in fact pleased no one. I should be happy by my ...

Carved in Stone Too

A Monumental History Lesson Part 2

It is difficult to topple a mountain. Particularly if the mountain rises 800 feet from the ground, covers 583 acres, and is made of granite.

It is not like lassoing an iron horse and its rider from a concrete pedestal and heave-hoing it into pieces on the ground. Mountains are no pushovers.

Such is the dilemma with Stone Mountain in Georgia, recognized ...

Life Isn’t Always a Beach for Belmar Employees Dealing with ‘Abusive and Rowdy’ Visitors

July 26, 2020

Borough Steps Up Communication with Public on Real-Time Beach Updates

BELMAR, NJ — During this summer of COVID-19, a day at the beach isn’t what it used to be in Belmar.

Beach capacity limits and other coronavirus restrictions have put pressure on Belmar beachfront employees, lifeguards and police officers to ensure the rules are followed, especially now that hot and humid ...

Lord Stirling Stable is Open for Dog Walks

July 24, 2020

Saturday morning dog walks return to Lord Stirling Stable

Dog walks on the trails at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge are held every Saturday morning.

The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission have announced that weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails at the stable will resume on Saturday, July 11.

Check-in time for ...

Obituaries

Linda B. Auman, 74, of Warren, NJ passed away at JFK Medical Center on Thursday, April 16, 2020 as ...
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Somerset County Teachers Protest Return to School Buildings

July 30, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100 public school teachers from throughout Somerset County made it abundantly clear yesterday that they're not happy about having to return to their classrooms in September, fearful that school buildings are unsafe because of the potential for COVID-19 infection.

Carrying protest signs and chanting "Not Until It's Safe" the group gathered on ...

Watchung PTO Launches Food Truck Fridays

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, announced plans Monday to host Food Truck Fridays​, a creative outdoor dine-to-donate fundraising event, to support district students and their families in the Watchung school system.

The PTO organization is commencing fundraising efforts prior to the opening of the school year to generate funds for COVID-19 hand-sanitizing ...

Murphy: 'Providing Educational Flexibility to the Kids, That’s What It Is About'

TRENTON, NJ – Education was a main focus of Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Friday afternoon.

Earlier,  he announced that parents who want their children to do online learning only would not be required to send their kids to school.

“This is not going to be a normal school year. It is going to be hard. It will be a challenge to ...

Newark Airport’s Terminal One Will Open in 2021 as Air Travel Moves Toward Uncertain Future

August 2, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. — As an embattled travel and transportation industry confronts steep revenue fallout due to COVID-19, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is approaching a major construction milestone.

The $2.7 billion state-of-the-art Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport will reach 60% completion this fall and open to travelers in late 2021, according to ...

National Hurricane Center Issues Advisories for Isaias

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The National Hurricane Center operated through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued an advisory this morning as the once Tropical Storm Isaias is now a Hurricane Category 1 and is expected to hit portions of Florida's east coast late tonight. With Hurricane warnings in effect, preparations for heavy rains, flash and urban flooding are ...

Murphy Defends MVC Performance, Updates Travel Advisory, and Discusses Return of Sports

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy reported the daily COVID-19 figures, slammed people who attended overcrowded house parties, defended the performance of the Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC), and discussed the updates to the state’s travel advisory regulations at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Travel-Quarantine Update

New Jersey’s travel advisory was ...

Governor Murphy to New Jersey Youth: Stop Partying Secretly Indoors

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will come from ...

Life Isn’t Always a Beach for Belmar Employees Dealing with ‘Abusive and Rowdy’ Visitors

Borough Steps Up Communication with Public on Real-Time Beach Updates

BELMAR, NJ — During this summer of COVID-19, a day at the beach isn’t what it used to be in Belmar.

Beach capacity limits and other coronavirus restrictions have put pressure on Belmar beachfront employees, lifeguards and police officers to ensure the rules are followed, especially now that hot and humid ...

Traffic Off Long Beach Island Stopped Due to Westbound Route 72 Accident

STAFFORD - There is automobile accident at the bottom of the large Route 72 westbound bridge in Stafford Township at this time of 4:15 p.m.

Traffic off of Long Beach Island is at complete standstill. 

The accident took place near the Mallard Island Yacht Club. All lanes off Long Beach Island are closed.

 

 

Downed Tree Limb and Electrical Wires Closes Section of Plainfield Avenue

August 4, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department report a large tree limb has taken down live wires making the vicinity of 502 Plainfield Avenue impassable. 

REMINDER: Governor Murphy had declared a State of Emergency effective 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  

Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary
If you MUST drive, take it slow, use ...

Newark Airport’s Terminal One Will Open in 2021 as Air Travel Moves Toward Uncertain Future

NEWARK, N.J. — As an embattled travel and transportation industry confronts steep revenue fallout due to COVID-19, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is approaching a major construction milestone.

The $2.7 billion state-of-the-art Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport will reach 60% completion this fall and open to travelers in late 2021, according to ...

Support Available Following Death of Local Teen Struck by NJ Transit Train in Long Hill

NEW PROVIDENCE,, NJ -- A 17-year-old girl from New Providence was struck and killed by a Gladstone Branch NJ Transit train on Monday afternoon.

The teen’s name has not been released, but New Providence residents with knowledge of the situation have confirmed the death of the rising senior at New Providence High School.

Since her death, administrators of both New Providence and ...

Rutgers Football Players Quarantined After Six Positive COVID-19 Cases

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers football team has paused all in-person team activities and quarantined the entire program after reporting six additional positive COVID-19 cases in its latest weekly testing cycle.

The team had experienced four positive tests for COVID-19 since returning to campus on June 15, according to a statement from a spokesman in the university's athletics ...

Killer of Judge's Son Found Dead in Catskills of Apparent Suicide

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY -- An "anti-feminist" attorney found dead in New York’s Catskills on Monday is believed to have been the shooter of Federal Judge Esther Salas’ husband and son in North Brunswick Sunday evening, according to multiple published reports. A package or envelope addressed to Judge Salas was found near the man’s body, several outlets, including the ...

Saint Joseph Grad Dan Anderl, Son of Federal Judge, Shot and Killed at NJ Home

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic University. 

Judge Salas's husband, Mark Anderl, 63, was also shot and critically ...

Shakespeare Theatre Scores with 'Crazy Love'

Florham Park, NJ - It’s such a treat to see a live performance in these difficult times. But leave iit to Shakespeare Theatre’s fearless director, Bonnie Monte, to deliver a delightful and provocative evening of Moliere and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The setting is the outside lawn at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park. Located on Vreeland Road, the landscape of ...