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New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

June 15, 2019

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

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

I Made the Pinata Cake the Internet is Crazy For

Pinata cakes (aka surprise cakes) are “the” birthday party dessert now. The layer cakes are filled with candy, so when you cut into them — surprise! — M&Ms or Skittles or sprinkles or whatever spills out. Being the awesome mom that I am, I decided to take a shot at making one for a particular 9-year-old’s birthday.

Spoiler alert: She loved it.

There are ...

Farmer’s Market Find: Using the Whole Beet

One bunch of beets, two recipes.

When you buy fresh beets, assuming they come with the green tops, you’re really getting two vegetables — the roots and the greens. Use them both with our easy recipes for Beets with Lemony Dressing and Beet Greens with Garlic:

Beets with Lemony Dressing

1 bunch beets

2 Tbs. lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp.

Teen Entrepreneur Showcases Cookie Dough Pops at Franklin Food Truck Festival

June 10, 2019

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with teen entrepreneur Jesse Glauberg, proprietor of Do Boy Cookie Dough Pops at the 2nd Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival. The festival was held at Franklin High School this past May and benefitted Project Graduation for the class of 2019.

“I’ve been making cookies for a long time in my house and I always just continuously ate the ...

The Life of Television Legend & Native Son, Ernie Kovacs, is Celebrated in Trenton, New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -- Native Trentonian Ernie Kovacs was honored at the New Jersey State Museum, in the year when he would have been 100 years old. Through presentations, anecdotes and archival footage of his television work, the “Ernie Kovacs Centennial” honored Kovacs’ multiple contributions to television history, and the Mayor of Trenton, W. Reed Gusciora, proclaimed ...

Still Missing: Have You Seen This Dog?

June 16, 2019

WARREN, NJ - This dog was adopted June 13 from a breeder/hoarding situation in Texas and has been missing since Thursday. She does not know the area. DO NOT CHASE. She was last seen in the Mountain View Road/ Manor Drive area running towards I-78 trailing a leash.

 

Call 862-251-0851 or 908-256-9528.

 

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Missing: Have You Seen This Dog?

WARREN, NJ - This dog was adopted yesterday June 13 from a breeder/hoarding situation in Texas and does not know the area or any person. DO NOT CHASE. Last seen in the Mountain View Road/ Manor Drive area running towards I-78.

 

The adopter fell on the stairs going into house and dropped the leash so the dog is trailing a leash.  

 

Call 862-251-0851 or ...

170 Dogs Seized in NJ Animal Cruelty Investigation

FLEMINGTON, NJ – An ongoing animal cruelty investigation has led authorities to seize 170 dogs at a home in Kingwood, according to a press release from Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

Detectives from the Williams’ Major Crimes Unit and State Police based in Kingwood responded to the home. The seizure followed a search of the home and other buildings on the ...

Missing: Have You Seen Rusty?

 

Update: Found safe.

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Rusty? He just moved to Warren and escaped his yard without his collar. He is an 8 year old Golden Retriever and was last seen at 164 Mountain Avenue. 

 

Call Lucy at 908-380-1395.

 

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CFO Studio Honors Two Atlantic Health System Finance Executives

June 15, 2019

Morristown, NJ –CFO Studio recently recognized two Atlantic Health System finance executives for their contribution to the company’s economic growth, stability, and success at the recent CFO Excellence Awards, which recognize CFOs who demonstrate outstanding work for the year.

Joseph D’Auria, Chief Financial Officer for Morristown Medical Center, was recognized with the ...

Long Hill, Warren, and Watchung Residents Among 17 Awarded for Excellence In EMS by Overlook Medical Center

KENILWORTH, NJ –Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders and highlighted the accomplishments of standout members from local squads in the region at the 23rd annual Excellence in EMS Awards Celebration.

The event, which took place on May 23, at Galloping Hill Golf Course, helped mark National EMS Week.

“The ...

Goddard School of Long Hill Celebrates with Grand Opening Festivities and Ribbon Cutting, Saturday, June 15

GILLETTE, NJ - Goddard School of Long Hill Township invites the community to celebrate with them at their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

"Bring your friends and family to come out and enjoy a morning of indoor and outdoor fun at the brand new Goddard School of Long Hill Township," said Sumarah Ahmad, owner of Goddard School of ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Donna Lawson as Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety

Atlantic Health System is continuing its commitment to providing the highest quality care for its patients with the addition of Donna Lawson as Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety. As reflected in recent scores and recognitions from nationally respected quality-ranking organizations, Atlantic Health System’s reputation as a leader in quality continues to grow.

As Vice President ...

Atlantic Health System Team Members Graduate from Career Readiness Program

Atlantic Health System recently celebrated an inspiring group of team members who graduated from the health care system’s Career Readiness Program, a unique partnership with County College of Morris (CCM) that provides team members college credits and lessons on computer basics, workplace communications, and life management skills to provide a solid foundation in the healthcare industry.

Fundraising Dinner for North Plainfield Family set for Friday

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - St. Vincent de Paul and the North Plainfield Community have come together to help the family that has fallen victim to the tragic fire here in our community.  

 

The Brizuela family lost their 22-year-old daughter in the fire and no longer have a home. 

 

Join us as the North Plainfield Middle School collaborates with local ...

This Weekend's LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

June 13, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is the second weekend in June, the weather report is rather good. Below is a lislt of the entertainment on LBI this weekend.  Don't forget to check out the Stafford Township Founders Day Parade at 10 a.m. with activities all throughout the day at Doc Cramer Park culminating with fireworks at dusk. 

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting ...

Pirate Walk Drops Anchor in Downtown Belmar This Saturday for Afternoon of Swashbuckling Fun

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s third annual Pirate Walk will come ashore in the center of downtown this Saturday, June 15.

From noon to 4 p.m., Pyanoe Plaza will serve as the hub for the Belmar Business Partnership-sponsored event, which will feature swashbuckling action, songs of the sea, a free treasure hunt for children and gift auction for adults, and a first-ever costume contest for ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND - I received a crabbing report from Jeremy Muermann, one of our local crabbers. We are coming up on the first big shed of the year for blue claw crabs. Jeremy tells me actual crabbing will slow a little until after the shed because the big males will be busy mating and carrying out soft shells during this time period. However, it is a good time to keep your eyes open for ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

Amateur Drivers Love The Thrill Of Harness Racing

June 17, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Some harness racing fans are not satisfied with just watching the races from rail, they want to be on the other side — and in the driver’s seat — and they can!

Many enthusiasts, both men and women are part of amateur harness racing clubs in the tri-state area. Most have day jobs but on weekends they trade business attire for racing ...

Maximum Security Upset By King For A Day In Pegasus Stakes

OCEANPORT, N.J. — King for a Day put race-long pressure on Maximum Security and then was able to pull away in the final 100 yards to score an upset victory in Sunday’s $150,000 TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Maximum Security, made the 1-20 favorite by the crowd of 24,062, dug in gamely after setting all of the early fractions despite stumbling at the start before the Todd ...

Maximum Security Remains On Track For Return In Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes At Monmouth

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security had “another good day” on Friday, June 14, according to trainer Jason Servis, as the Grade 1-winning colt moves closer to a return to racing in Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park — the horse’s first start since he crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby on May 4.

The $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, for ...

The Last Word

I recently had to write an obituary. For my dad.

He was 92, sharp, and living in his own home. But he was succumbing to age. His knees were bad and he had trouble breathing so he hobbled when he walked and had to stop every ten steps or so to catch his breath. He was a strong man whose strength was being directed to the simple act of living.

He was at a peaceful place in his life where he ...

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Takes in Dogs Living in Squalor in Hunterdon County

June 15, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is caring suddenly for 188 dogs it got from a location in Hunterdon County, where they were living in squalid conditions.

The dogs were removed from the home Tuesday, with assistance from the Monmouth County SPCA. According to a Facebook post from the group, the dogs seem to have had limited human contact and minimal to no ...

Missing: Have You Seen Rusty?

 

Update: Found safe.

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Rusty? He just moved to Warren and escaped his yard without his collar. He is an 8 year old Golden Retriever and was last seen at 164 Mountain Avenue. 

 

Call Lucy at 908-380-1395.

 

TAPinto is free and published daily made possible through sponsorships and advertising. Get Your Town's ...

'Beauty and the Beast' Brings Fairy Tale Dazzle to Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ  - The enduring fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” never seems to die. From the original 1757 story to a 1946 Jean Cocteau black and white film (which became a classic of French cinema) to a Disney animated film, a 2017 film with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and, of course, to the musical version that played on Broadway.

The Paper Mill Playhouse has now added its ...

Obituaries

Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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WHRHS Prom 2019: Watchung Hills Students Ready for Senior Prom and Graduation

June 14, 2019

WARREN, NJ - On Thursday night,  prom frenzy reached its peak as the Watchung Hills Regional High School Senior Prom was held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.

 

Promposals and preparations are done and it was time to enjoy a night of pictures, dancing, and most importantly, making memories before everyone embarks on the next chapter in their lives.

 

For many ...

Watchung Hills Senior Publishes Book, Shares Experience With Board of Education

WARREN, NJ  - Watchung Hills Regional High School senior Adnan Contractor is one example of learning outside the classroom. Contractor is now a published author.

With a passion for studying theoretical physics, a subject not offered by the high school, and inspired by “ Quantum Mechanics” by Stanford professor Leonard Susskind, Contractor decided to take Susskind’s ...

Fun Ways To Celebrate Dad For Father's Day

June 14, 2019

NEW JERSEY - It took a while for Father's Day to be embraced by the nation. Father's Day did not become a thing until 1972. Moms, on the other hand, had a day designated in their honor 58 years earlier. It took a bit, but eventually Father's Day was set for the third Sunday in June. Father's Day is June 16 and there are an abundant of fun, family-friendly ways to celebrate dad ...

This Weekend's LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is the second weekend in June, the weather report is rather good. Below is a lislt of the entertainment on LBI this weekend.  Don't forget to check out the Stafford Township Founders Day Parade at 10 a.m. with activities all throughout the day at Doc Cramer Park culminating with fireworks at dusk. 

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting ...

Pirate Walk Drops Anchor in Downtown Belmar This Saturday for Afternoon of Swashbuckling Fun

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s third annual Pirate Walk will come ashore in the center of downtown this Saturday, June 15.

From noon to 4 p.m., Pyanoe Plaza will serve as the hub for the Belmar Business Partnership-sponsored event, which will feature swashbuckling action, songs of the sea, a free treasure hunt for children and gift auction for adults, and a first-ever costume contest for ...

First Ever Summer Wine Festival is a Weekend Affair (Photo Gallery)

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A steady crowd poured into Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds on Saturday for the first ever Pour into Summer Wine Festival in Berkeley Heights. Guests enjoyed day one of the two-day festival that features over 150 different wines from 10 local New Jersey wineries.  

Gates are open noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. Attendees over 21 will be able to taste ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Congratulations to the Southern Regional High School Fishing Club for their convincing victory in the annual surf fishing tournaments against other area high school fishing clubs. These skilled anglers totaled 556 points with the largest fish of the event caught by Ram fisherman Anthony Rutter. The fish was a 31.5-inch bluefish.

MATES came in second with 88 points, ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND - I received a crabbing report from Jeremy Muermann, one of our local crabbers. We are coming up on the first big shed of the year for blue claw crabs. Jeremy tells me actual crabbing will slow a little until after the shed because the big males will be busy mating and carrying out soft shells during this time period. However, it is a good time to keep your eyes open for ...

Moorjani on Movies-REVIEW: Wine Country and Misdirected Movie Advertising

June 2, 2019

Netflix has long been established as a respectable vessel for producing original content in pretty much every genre you can think of, but “Wine Country” made me more excited than anything previously released. It had everything I look for in a movie after a stress-filled week. The trailers made it seem, light, fun, and ultimately, predictable, which is exactly what I needed.

Before ...

Recidivism Rate in New Jersey One of the Lowest in the Nation

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of hosting a visit from the Canadian Parole Board Chairperson Jennifer Oades. We had the opportunity to discuss best practices, compare our different parole processes, and share some important common ground about our collective goal— striking a decisive balance between protecting our society through public safety supervision, while fostering the ...

Prosecutor IDs Armed Man Arrested on School Grounds in Westfield Thursday

June 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – A tip from police in Delaware helped authorities to arrest a man who came to the grounds of an elementary school in Westfield Thursday afternoon armed with a handgun and hollow point bullets, the Union County Prosecutor said Friday.

Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, of Bear, Delaware, was arrested outside of Tamaques Elementary School after classes had let out for the day, acting ...

'Son of a Beach' Salon Owner in Nutley Arrested, Charged with Endangering Child, more

NEWARK, NJ - The owner of the 'Son of a Beach Salon' in Nutley was arrested and charged with invasion of privacy, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Wednesday.

According to Theodore N. Stephens II of the the Essex County Prosecutors Office and Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo, Martino Poli, 38, of Stanhope in Sussex County, was ...

170 Dogs Seized in NJ Animal Cruelty Investigation

FLEMINGTON, NJ – An ongoing animal cruelty investigation has led authorities to seize 170 dogs at a home in Kingwood, according to a press release from Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

Detectives from the Williams’ Major Crimes Unit and State Police based in Kingwood responded to the home. The seizure followed a search of the home and other buildings on the ...

Rutgers Breaks Ground on Center for Adult Autism Services’ New Facility

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University on Monday broke ground on the new state-of-the-art facility that will house the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) which provides employment, vocational training and other services to individuals with autism.

The center, located on the Douglass Campus, is the first of its kind at a higher education institution in the United States. The new ...

New Jersey High School Graduate Killed in West Point Accident

WEST POINT, NY - The armored military personnel vehicle accident at the United States Military Academy early Thursday morning claimed the life of a 2015 graduate of West Orange High School.

Chris Morgan, 22, a West Point cadet who was an acclaimed and decorated wrestling star at WOHS, was killed and 21 other cadets were injured in the crash that occurred before 7 a.m. Thursday, according ...

Rutgers, Health Professionals Reach Labor Deal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the unions representing nurses and health professions have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract.

Health Professionals and Allied Employees/AFT (HPAE) said the announcement comes on the heels of a year of bargaining by health professionals of Local 5094 and the Registered Nurses of Locals 5089 and 5135.

“As always, patient care is of ...

'Beauty and the Beast' Brings Fairy Tale Dazzle to Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ  - The enduring fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” never seems to die. From the original 1757 story to a 1946 Jean Cocteau black and white film (which became a classic of French cinema) to a Disney animated film, a 2017 film with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and, of course, to the musical version that played on Broadway.

The Paper Mill Playhouse has now added its ...