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Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cupid’s Singles Throw-Down

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

Sometimes Cupid has an off day with his marksmanship. Maybe his arrow hit you once or twice, however it didn’t go deep enough to stick long-term. Or maybe you just haven’t been it the right place at the right time for Cupid to get the perfect aim. Regardless, the singles who’ve yet to ...

Michael Torpey Discusses the Student Debt Crisis on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

February 20, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- A new game show on truTV called “Paid Off with Michael Torpey” offers relief from student debt to its winners. Actor and Host, Michael Torpey, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the very real problem of outstanding college loan debt and how his show attempts to tackle this issue.

The show features recent college grads with student loan debt who ...

11th Annual Mustard Seed Dinner Dance Gala to Benefit Disabled Children Will Take Place March 9th

PATERSON, NJ -- The Mustard Seed Children’s 11th Annual Dinner Dance Gala will be held on March 9th at the Valley Regency in Clifton, beginning at 7pm. The event is a fundraiser for the Mustard Seed Community in the Dominican Republic, which supports orphan children with both physical and mental disabilities.

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated ...

Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...

Mark Di Ionno Joins TAPinto as Featured Columnist

February 19, 2019

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro has announced that Mark Di Ionno will be joining TAPinto as a columnist with his first piece published today. Di Ionno, who wrote for the Star Ledger, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and author of five acclaimed books including his latest novel, “Gods of Wood and Stone”.

“We’re excited to welcome a writer of ...

Impact 100 Garden State To Host Local Gatherings

Impact 100 Garden State is a simple concept:  one woman, one donation, one vote.  Women work together to provide transformative grants to local non-profits in Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties.  Each member donates $1000 a year and together they make the impact of a $100,000 donation.   Over six years since Impact 100 Garden State was founded, the ...

Warren Book Club Hosts Local Author

On Wednesday, February 13, Members of the No Name Yet Book Club met at the home of Anne Weisgerber in Warren Township, to discuss “The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh,” the debut novel from New Providence author Jenn Stroud Rossman.

The novel explores the dot.com bust in the 1990s, and its financial and emotional impact on families. Rossman read excerpts from the ...

GBMS Alzapella

On Saturday, February 2nd, Green Brook Middle School’s acapella group, Alzapella, participated in an acapella festival called Jersey Harmony Explosion. The full day event focused on acapella music with a special attention on the barbershop style. From 8am-10pm students took part in workshops, masterclasses, and rehearsals. The night ended with an amazing concert featuring High ...

Chinese Community hosted Chinese New Year Culture Fair and Spectacular Show at Watchung Hills

WARREN, NJ - On Sunday, Feb 3rd, in collaboration with Berkeley Heights, New Providence and neighborhood Chinese Communities, Berkeley Heights Huaxia Chinese School (BHHXCS) hosted the third annual Chinese New Year Celebration, to celebrate the beginning of the Lunar Year of the Golden Pig.  Berkeley Heights Mayor Angie Devanney, Town Council members Jeanne Kingsley, Manuel Couto, ...

Lake Como, Belmar Targets Underage Drinking This Summer with $10,000 in ‘Cops in Shops’ Grants

February 18, 2019

LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — Enter any establishment selling alcoholic beverages in Lake Como or Belmar this summer and you may be standing next to an undercover police officer. That’s the warning state and local law enforcement officials are giving individuals under age 21 — and the impetus behind New Jersey’s Cops in Shops Summer Shore Initiative.

Designed to target ...

Another Baby Seal Comes Ashore on Belmar Beach

Baby seals are not as cute and friendly as they look, and they can bite. That’s why it’s important to stay at least 50 yards from a resting pup. Plus, it’s against federal regulations to touch them.

BELMAR, NJ — A baby harp seal came ashore on the Eighth Avenue beach Saturday, and because it appears healthy, should return to the ocean waters by itself, according to the ...

Advisory: Warrenbrook and all Somerset County -operated Senior Centers will be Closed Feb. 20, No Meals on Wheels

February 19, 2019

WARREN, NJ - In anticipation of inclement weather, the following senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20: Hillsborough, Montgomery, Quail Brook, Warrenbrook and the Senior Wellness Centers in Bernards and Bridgewater.

There will be no Meals on Wheels deliveries on ...

Warrenbrook Senior Center Will Close Tuesday, No Meals on Wheels

WARREN, NJ - The Warrenbrook Senior Center and the following senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 due to inclement weather: Hillsborough, Montgomery, Quail Brook, and the Senior Wellness Centers in Bernards and Bridgewater.
 
There will be no Meals on Wheels deliveries on ...

Local News: Real Stories About Us

For a dozen years I was a news columnist at the state’s largest newspaper and in the decade prior to that, I was its editor in charge of all local news.

I semi-retired from that company in December and wrote a farewell column expressing gratitude for being able to make a living doing something I loved for more than 40 years.

In that continued spirit, here is my inaugural column for ...

SRU Study Shows Therapeutic Riding Reduces Stress Levels Of Adolescents With Autism

February 21, 2019

New Jersey Graduate Student On research Team

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Anyone who's been to the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center at Slippery Rock University can see the benefits horseback riding has for children and young adults on the autism spectrum. Until recently, the evidence was based on the smiles on their faces, improved moods and other immeasurable indicators of reduced stress. But ...

N.J. Rider Helps Texas A&M Move Up In NCEA Rankings

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Equestrian jumped two spots in the latest NCEA rankings with the help of a rider from New Jersey.

In victory over Sweet Briar on Feb. 15 in a Hunter Seat-only competition at the Rogers Riding Complex in Sweet Briar, Va., Adele McKenna of Rumson, N.J. scored a career high 90 to won her point in Equitation on the Flat.

The next day back at home at ...

Derby Dreaming: 11 Horses to Watch for the Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Already, despite the main prep races being one to two months away, we have an early idea of which horses to watch in advance of the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, but who are they?

From the imperious unbeaten juvenile champion Game Winner to an eye-catching debutant at the Pegasus World Cup meeting in the shape of Hidden Scroll, we have amassed a list of 11 ...

Going Nowhere

I am rarely inspired by television commercials. For example, as great as the ads are, I have never switched to Geico.

But a spot on TV lately has made me want to shed my slovenly ways and reach the unreachable.

In the advertisement it is 5 AM and I am a young, fit, attractive woman. A gentle voice is encouraging me to get closer to something that has always been there, to be more than I am, ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...

'Little Girl Blue' celebrates Nina Simone

‘Little Girl Blue’ celebrates Nina Simone in words and music

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse has brought a heartwarming story to the stage in “Little Girl Blue: the Nina Simone Musical.”

Laiona Michelle, who delivered a powerful performance in “American Hero” at George Street, returns in a play she developed that ...

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Jul 28, 1955 - Feb 8, 2018
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Delayed Opening for Warren, Watchung Hills, and Sending Districts

February 21, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School and all sending districts will have a 2-hour delayed opening, Feb. 21 due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. 

In Warren, AM Preschool and AlphaBest Before Care are cancelled.

The schedule is as follows:
ALT 10:10 AM
Central 10:50 AM
Mt. Horeb 10:50 AM
Woodland 10:50 AM
Middle 10:10 AM

Watchung ...

Weather Forecast Prompts Early Dismissal And Closing Call for Area Schools

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School will dismiss early on Wednesday due to the inclement weather forecast for the afternoon. 

North Plainfied schools will also dismiss early: Grades K-4 12:25, Grades 5-6 12:15, and Grades 7-12 12:10.

In Warren, Green Brook, Long Hill and Watchung all schools are closed. 

The WHRHS wrestling match at ...

Delayed Opening for Warren, Watchung Hills, and Sending Districts, Travel Ban Revised

 

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School and all sending districts will have a 2-hour delayed opening, Feb. 13, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. The travel ban has now been lifted on I-78 and I-287. Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state of emergency that took effect on midnight of February 12, 2019, for all 21 counties in New Jersey will ...

Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Storm Watch in Effect, Closings and Cancellations Announced

WARREN, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in New Jersey as of midnight on Tuesday.

The governor says Interstates 287 and 78 will be closed to commercial vehicles when the state of emergency takes effect.

Green Brook and Long Hill have Board of Education meetings on Monday night so the call has not yet been made for a Tuesday snow day, A delay ...

Rutgers Tapping into Beer, Wine Sales to Fund Athletic Scholarships

February 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the fans that sat through Rutgers University home football game during the recent 1-11 season, the university has struck on a plan that will allow those loyal followers to drown their frustrations a bit more while also helping the team.

The university athletic program today announced that it will expand beer and wine sales at the venues it manages and use the ...

Rutgers Tapping into Beer, Wine Sales to Fund Athletic Scholarships

February 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the fans that sat through Rutgers University home football game during the recent 1-11 season, the university has struck on a plan that will allow those loyal followers to drown their frustrations a bit more while also helping the team.

The university athletic program today announced that it will expand beer and wine sales at the venues it manages and use the ...

New Jersey Man Bike Rides Across Country for Cancer Research

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta resident and cofounder and manager of the Sparta Farmers Market Mitch Morrison is about to embark on a cross country trip on his bicycle.  Morrison is riding solo from Portland, Oregon to Sparta beginning on April 10 arriving in late May.

“As part of my adventure, I am raising money for cancer research for Cycle for Survival,” Morrison ...

Lake Como, Belmar Targets Underage Drinking This Summer with $10,000 in ‘Cops in Shops’ Grants

LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — Enter any establishment selling alcoholic beverages in Lake Como or Belmar this summer and you may be standing next to an undercover police officer. That’s the warning state and local law enforcement officials are giving individuals under age 21 — and the impetus behind New Jersey’s Cops in Shops Summer Shore Initiative.

Designed to target ...

Another Baby Seal Comes Ashore on Belmar Beach

Baby seals are not as cute and friendly as they look, and they can bite. That’s why it’s important to stay at least 50 yards from a resting pup. Plus, it’s against federal regulations to touch them.

BELMAR, NJ — A baby harp seal came ashore on the Eighth Avenue beach Saturday, and because it appears healthy, should return to the ocean waters by itself, according to the ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

Rutgers Love Story Leads to Birth of Successful Online Wedding Business for Belle Mead Couple

BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State

Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over an art history course in Voorhees Hall at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

In fact, when they both received ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...