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Ridge High School Marching Band to Host 10th Anniversary “Ridge Marching Madness” Home Competition October 19

October 17, 2019

 

Ridge High School Marching Band to Host 10th Anniversary

“Ridge Marching Madness” Home Competition October 19

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, -Ridge Marching Band will host its 10th Anniversary of its Home Competition “Ridge Marching Madness,” on Saturday, October 19 on Lee Field at the high school. The William Annin Middle School Wind Ensemble will open the event with ...

GOP Sheriff Candidate Parenti to Democrat Opponent Darrin Russo: Defend Yourself and Your Record

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Republican candidate for Sheriff and North Plainfield Chief of Police Bill Parenti has called on his opponent, Democrat Darrin Russo, to explain to voters why they should trust him, given his abuse of union time, his refusal to repay taxpayers for taking advantage of them, and his documented history of having trouble telling the truth.

Parenti’s campaign, since August, ...

New Jersey Author Mitch Albom to Discuss New Book:  Finding Chika: a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family

“An Evening with Mitch Albom” will be held at The Pingry School and benefits The Brooke Healey Foundation — fighting pediatric cancer.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - On Tuesday, November 5, New Jersey native and author Mitch Albom, will discuss his new book: “Finding Chika”— a poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life ...

Fans Raise More Than $50,000 for Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital as the New York Jets Find Victory Over Dallas Cowboys

Atlantic Health System and NY Jets Fight Pediatric Cancer as Part of the
'Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer' Campaign

Five inspiring children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic Health System's Goryeb Children's Hospital joined the New York Jets for yesterday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Ellie, Ben, Will, Arion and Ethan enjoyed time on the ...

NP Girls Scouts Plastic Bag Recycling Event

North Plainfield Girl Scouts Plastic Bag Recycling Event

Please bring us your #2 and #4 plastic bags and get a free reusable shopping bag!  

*Plastic bags are among the most common sources of litter and marine debris.

*Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, meaning it will take hundreds of years for them to decompose in a landfill.

October 12, 10am-2pm

614 Greenbrook Road, ...

Aerial Mosquito Spraying Postponed Indefinitely in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental has canceled the planned aerial spraying for mosquitoes in Berkeley Heights after reviewing the most recent data collected in the field, mosquito testing results, and ground operations performed to bring down mosquito populations.

Based on present trap numbers, recent lack of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)-positive mosquitoes ...

Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

Atlantic Health System Hosts Annual “Celebrating Service” Event for Team Members

When Charles Carlisle, Jr. began working at Atlantic Health System, gas was $.35 a gallon, the minimum wage was $1.60, and “Sesame Street” made its debut on PBS. It was 1969. This October, Charles, a sterile processing technician at Overlook Medical Center, is celebrating his 50th year with the award-winning health care system.

“When I first joined, I didn’t realize I ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Number 62 on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work In Healthcare List

It’s the unique benefits, inclusive culture and focus on team member development that has earned Atlantic Health System the number 62 spot on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. This is the second year in a row that Atlantic Health System, the only healthcare system from New Jersey to make the list, has been selected for inclusion into this elite group.

The ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

October 14, 2019

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

The Glass You Choose Could Make That Wine Taste so Fine

The wine was very fine, but it was the glasses from which patrons sipped that were the main show at Ventanas in Fort Lee recently.

About 100 diners swirled, sniffed and sipped wines for about an hour while learning which wine glasses are best for what varieties and why.

“The rim diameter actually focuses the flow of the wine on your palate,” said Julio Ruix, regional sales ...

Make Our Easy Sausage and Peppers Soup

Our hearty Sausage and Peppers Soup, enhanced with a teaspoon of smoked paprika, is perfect for a chilly fall day.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the vegetables and garlic by hand. Just don’t use a blender unless you want it, well, extra-soupy.

Sausage and Peppers Soup

1 medium red pepper, seeds and white membrane removed, cut into pieces

1 medium green ...

The Official 2019 LBI Chowderfest Results

October 6, 2019

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place Oct. 6 on a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better.

The 2019 attendees included, for Manhattan: Shore Fire Grille, Cluck ‘N Crabs, Lefty’s, Black Whale, Bistro 14 and the ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

October 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...

F.I.T. to serve Warren Township’s residents with integrity!

October 12, 2019

I decided to run this year as an Independent after the encouragement from many residents and my desire to make a difference.    I believe our residents want someone who is transparent, independent and can bring fresh ideas, and not someone who has been handpicked by an insular governing body.  I believe, at the local level, it should not be about party or patronage, but rather ...

Watchung’s Murad and Sopko Call on County to Immediately Upgrade Safety along Valley Road

WATCHUNG, NJ - In response to a tragic accident involving a young boy and hit-and-run motorist on Valley Road Tuesday evening, Watchung Borough Candidate Amber Murad and Councilman George Sopko called on County Officials to immediately upgrade safety along the heavily traveled route.  Freeholder Director Levine responded, agreeing to take immediate action.

“The County ...

How to Put the 'Kind" Back in Kindergarten

October 17, 2019

Many parents ask, “How do I ensure my children will be kind?” We all want our children to be happy, well liked and good toward others. There are some basic things we can do that set a strong foundation for these pursuits and support our children’s social skills.

Act kindly yourself. Modeling is by far the best way to instill kind behavior in your children. Children love to ...

You Are Not Your Illness. These Words Gave Me The Strength Not To Kill Myself

BARNEGAT - Barnegat resident Tony Lombardo is a great inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of people.  At TAPinto Stafford-LBI and TAPinto Barnegat-Waretown Tony is regular columnist for us sharing his many inspiring life stories through his column "Let's Hear Your Story."

Our readers are welcome to enjoy Tony's personal testimony below and also a wonderful video ...

Watchung Hills Marching Warriors: A Winning Formula... On The Field, In The Classroom & In Life

I had the pleasure, make that the “privilege” of watching the Watchung Hills Regional High School band take the field again last night, take my breath away…and take home their third 1st place trophy in a row.  This week they won 1st in Class at the Somerville High School Competition along with Best Music, Best Percussion and Best Overall Effect.  Week after week, the ...

When Your Number's Up

I have never been waterboarded, but I can’t imagine it can be much worse than going to the DMV.

This is what I was thinking as I was standing in line on the sidewalk at 11:00 in the morning.

There was a line outside the DMV because there was no room inside the DMV. The inside was filled with disgruntled motorists sitting in chairs holding tickets with numbers on them. Numbers like D5 ...

Wanderlust

There are lots of places I would like to visit before I die.

Mars is not one of them.

For starters, it would take something like nine months just to get there. I don’t have that much vacation time.

And even if the travel could be whittled away by technologies yet to be invented to something approaching a flight to, say, Siberia, there is still the problem of leg room. Although I ...

The Official 2019 LBI Chowderfest Results

October 6, 2019

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place Oct. 6 on a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better.

The 2019 attendees included, for Manhattan: Shore Fire Grille, Cluck ‘N Crabs, Lefty’s, Black Whale, Bistro 14 and the ...

Our State Needs Jon Bramnick in the Assembly

October 14, 2019

To the Editor:

If everyone knew Jon Bramnick as long or as well as I did, there would be no doubt that he would be unanimously and resoundingly re-elected back to the NJ State Assembly, where he belongs and where NJ residents need him.  

Jon fights for and represents all of us - women, men, children, underprivileged, patients...everyone.  He is honest ...

Obituaries

Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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WHRHS Girls Volleyball: Watchung Hills Tops Mets Charter on Senior Night

October 12, 2019

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls volleyball team defeated Mets Charter school on Friday’s Senior Night, 2-0.

 

“I am really happy for everything our seniors have brought to the program, and I am proud of how they played last night,” said WHRHS head coach Jens Madsen. “I wish them all the best as they move on to bigger and better ...

The Official 2019 LBI Chowderfest Results

October 6, 2019

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place Oct. 6 on a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better.

The 2019 attendees included, for Manhattan: Shore Fire Grille, Cluck ‘N Crabs, Lefty’s, Black Whale, Bistro 14 and the ...

Mother of Transfer Football Player Calls For Athletic Director to be Fired

October 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The mother of the New Brunswick High School football player at the center of the school's four-game sanction urged the school board to fire athletic director Craig Lowery after her son was allowed to play without sitting out a state-mandated 30-day period following a transfer.

Monica Rivera's voice quivered with emotion at Tuesday night's meeting as she ...

Union County's Ponderosa Park Improvements Include New Turf Fields

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chair Al Mirabella, and Freeholders Rebecca Williams and Andrea Staten joined Union County Deputy County Manager Amy Wagner, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Township officials and student athletes at the opening of the new turf fields at Union County’s Ponderosa Park in Scotch Plains.

The two multi-use ...

Get Your First Glimpse of George Street Playhouse's rehearsals

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The curtain goes up on George Street Playhouse's "Last Days of Summer" on Monday, but the cast has been hard at work for weeks.

The production, featuring Julian Emile Lerner as Joey Margolis and Parker Weathersbee as Craig Nakamura, runs until Nov. 10. It will mark the company's debut at the $170 million New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

The ...

Accident on Rt. 202 Friday Results in Two Fatalities

MONTVILLE, NJ – A motor vehicle accident on Route 202 resulted in two fatalities Friday night.

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Heritage Court and Route 202/Main Road at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, according to a release from the Morris County Prosecutor’s office. In the rear passenger seat of a 2009 Saab, a 93-year old female from Hallandale, Florida, was pronounced dead ...

BREAKING; Service Resumes on Morris & Essex Line After Trespasser Fatality

MILLBURN, NJ - Service has resumed with heavy delays on the Morris and Essex Line after a trespasser was struck and killed by a train near the Millburn train station earlier this morning.

According to NJ Transit Spokesperson Lisa Torbic, the incident occurred with a train out of Dover. The victim was an adult male, although no further information about him is known at this time.

Fatal Turnpike Accident Snarls Traffic Throughout Day

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Around 4:00 this morning, Tuesday, October 8, an accident involving a tanker truck and an SUV took place on the southbound Turnpike south of interchange 9 at milepost 80.9.  There was one fatality. State Police announced that Anthony Jackson, 60, of Pedricktown in Salem County, NJ, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According a spokesperson for the New Jersey ...