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Overlook Medical Center Participates in MIND Trial

Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center participates in unique, nationwide ‘MIND Trial’ for patients suffering from deep bleeds within the brain

Bleeding that occurs within the deep recesses of the brain – known as an intracranial hemorrhage, or ICH -- represents 10-15% of all strokes but can be among the most devastating.

“Deep intracranial ...

Measles, the Causes of Heart Palpitations and More: AtlantiCast by Atlantic Health System

On the latest AtlantiCast, find out what you need to know about measles, learn about the causes of heart palpitations, we’ll take you to the latest in state-of-the-art urgent care centers, we’ll share the physical symptoms of depression and much more! See every episode at AtlanticHealth.org.

Treatment Options for Memory Loss

Memory loss can be many things from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias with different methods to diagnose and manage cognitive decline.   This was the topic of discussion at a recent community symposium on memory loss at Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic Neuroscience Institute. 

Dr. Saurabh Sharma, a cognitive neurologist at ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Morristown Bar Crawl

July 20, 2019

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

Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out thanks to great architecture and history dating back to the Revolutionary War. It ...

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tart

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read her essay, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.

Need a fun summer dessert that someone with food allergies can enjoy? Use their favorite fruit and cookies to make this tart. The easy homemade pudding is ...

11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read more about her at the end of this article.

We all know that family with the “allergy kid.” You know, the ones that always bring their own food to parties and create a safe space between their kids and the party food. We are that family, and we have two ...

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

July 14, 2019

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) at no charge. Statements can be submitted from Labor Day (September 2, 2019) until Saturday, November 2, 2019 at midnight EST (for publication on Saturday, November 2 or Sunday, November 3, 2019). Publication of candidate ...

The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Begins July 16

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is gearing up for its spectacular annual five-day Feast full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds, located at Mt. Carmel Field, 56 River Road, Berkeley Heights, will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 20. Event will be full of family-friendly events, rides, food, ...

Adele DeLeeuw Scholarships Awarded to Area Students

​Eight students from North Plainfield and Watchung Area high schools received a total of $15,450 in scholarships from the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund at a dinner held Wednesday, June 12th, at the Spain Inn in Piscataway.  The scholarships are financed by a bequest from Adele DeLeeuw, longtime Plainfield resident, author of 75 books, ...

TAPinto Breaks All-Time Monthly Readership Record: 1,270,494 Readers, 3,453,599 Pageviews in June 2019

TAPinto.net, a network of more than 80 franchised online local news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, had a record-breaking month of traffic in June, logging 1,270,494 unique readers and 3,453,599 pageviews.  The record marks continued growth in TAPinto’s readership and engagement metrics across its 82 franchised sites.  During ...

Atlantic Health System, Kindred Healthcare Celebrate Completion of Brand-New, Two-Story Rehabilitation Hospital in Madison

MORRISTOWN, NJ and LOUISVILLE, KY – JULY 9, 2019 – Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare today marked the completion of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, a brand-new state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will combine the expertise of two leaders in high-quality patient care.

The new $24 million, two-story, 38-bed rehabilitation hospital located in ...

SpongeBob, Skeeball Top Competition in Belmar’s Annual Sandcastle Contest

July 18, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — The heat was definitely on along Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach yesterday — not only in terms of the temperatures but for the hundreds of sandcastle contest participants who only had several hours to build their creations under the sweltering skies.

Interspersed among the throngs of beachgoers, sand sculptors of all ages laid claim to their portion of the sand for ...

Mainland Adventure Park Hosts Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Celebration

STAFFORD - On Friday, July 12, Stafford Township's new adventure park, the Mainland Adventure Park celebrated their grand opening with a time of blessing, ribbon cutting, food, beverages and fellowship with various leaders and area residents. 

Chris Vernon recently opened the Mainland Adventure Park, a large course consisting of zip lines, climbing tiers and go-kart track in front of ...

New Jersey State Police DWI Checkpoint in Belmar on July 13

BELMAR, NJ — A sobriety checkpoint will be set up on Saturday, July 13 in Belmar by the New Jersey State Police, which did not provide additional details on its location and time.

The state police made the announcement on its Facebook page, alerting motorists that state troopers will be pulling over vehicles looking for drivers who exhibit signs of impairment due to alcohol or drugs, ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

Are Grandparents Allowing the Kids To Have Too Much Screen Time?

July 14, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren.

A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds that today’s grandparents are still true to their traditional fun-loving image -- allowing their ...

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing at Kennedy Space Center

July 21, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- In July of 1969, the United States famously sent three astronauts to the moon. The Kennedy Space Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with added events and features that makes this year a very special time to visit Florida’s Space Coast. 

The attractions at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are vast, covering the ...

Hoboken Real Estate Market Fueled by Families and New Businesses

HOBOKEN, NJ -- In Part 2 of HomeGrown: Hoboken, Host Stephanie Willoughby talks with two women business owners in the mile-square city about how Hoboken’s revival and growth has also made the city a more welcoming place for families.  

Pamela Kalman, Owner of PKL Properties, spoke about the thriving real estate market in Hoboken.  Kalman said that there is no ...

Steve Adubato Talks Sopranos Prequel and Gandolfini Legacy with Actor Matt Servitto

NEW JERSEY -- Teaneck, NJ native, actor Matt Servitto, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the upcoming Sopranos prequel movie currently being filmed in New Jersey.

Servitto, who played FBI Special Agent Dwight Harris on the show, said that with this year being the 20th anniversary of the airing of the Sopranos, James Gandolfini has been on his mind a lot these ...

A Call to Arms

I am one of those guys who is inspired to action watching dramatic sporting events.

For example, every four years, after watching the summer Olympics, I sign up for a gym membership.

Just a couple of months ago I played a round of miniature golf after being moved by Tiger Wood’s thrilling victory at the Masters.

There is something about overcoming adversity and performing at high ...

A Class Act

I love being invited to exclusive events. It makes me feel special.

So you can imagine my excitement when I received an invitation to participate in a class action lawsuit. No one has ever asked me to a class action before. And I missed my last high school reunion.

I wonder what I should wear? I don’t even own a lawsuit.

It was a formal invitation to attend a Fairness Hearing on ...

National Ice Cream Day: Where You (And The Dog) Can Score Free Treats

July 21, 2019

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Mark your calendars.

July 21 is National Ice Cream Day and there will be plenty of freebies and discounts out there to help you celebrate this important summer occasion.

Here's a round up of deals that have been announced so far.

Baskin-Robbins

Get two pre-packed quarts of any ice cream for $7.99 on July 21.

Carvel

Carvel will offer a buy one, get one ...

National Ice Cream Day: Where You (And The Dog) Can Score Free Treats

WARREN, NJ - Mark your calendars.

July 21 is National Ice Cream Day and there will be plenty of freebies and discounts out there to help you celebrate this important summer occasion.

Here's a round up of deals that have been announced so far.

Baskin-Robbins

Get two pre-packed quarts of any ice cream for $7.99 on July 21.

Carvel

Carvel will offer a buy one, get one free deal ...

Keep Furry Friends Safe during the Dog Days of Summer

WARREN, NJ – The dog days of summer are here and with the rise in temperatures comes the need to keep pets cool and safe.

“If it is hot for you and me, it’s hot for your pet, too,” said animal activist Adriana Bayone. “The difference is they do not have a voice and cannot tell you they do not feel okay.”

Do not leave dogs – or any animal for ...

Our Son Jake’s Legacy Lives On In Expanded Medical Marijuana Program

July 18, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Dear TAPinto Readers:

Our son Jake was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012.  Learning that your son has brain cancer is just about the worst thing you can hear. For years, Jake underwent treatments including surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy.  What was so impressive about Jake was how, despite these brutal treatments, he found something ...

Letter to the Editor: Bridgewater Gets Wake-Up Call in Wake of Republican Primary

To the Editor:

Bridgewater has proven to be a wonderful place for a family to prosper. If you’re not a native of NJ, it certainly exudes memorable first impressions for some transplants. Anyone moving here from a factory town up north (for example) may notice the well-kept lawns, an occasional exotic car and a perfectly synchronized high school marching band. It may even make one think ...

‘The Wake’ Travels Through Loss and Forgiveness at Premiere Stages

‘The Wake’ travels through loss and forgiveness at Premiere Stages

By Liz Keill

UNION, NJ – In a new play by Tammy Ryan, we learn about family angst in the midst of a hurricane in Florida.

The complicated, rambling plot involves Maggie (Kathy Rae O’Donnell) who wants to scatter her dead sister’s ashes in the ocean. She’s waiting for her older sister, ...

‘Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play’ Takes Audience to Giddy Heights

MADISON, NJ – Since this rambunctious production takes place outdoors, we’re not too concerned with subtleties or even Shakespearean language.

This farce, “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged),”  written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor is directed with verve and no-holds-barred by Brian B. Crowe. Martin apparently has a talent for this ...

Obituaries

Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing at Kennedy Space Center

July 21, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- In July of 1969, the United States famously sent three astronauts to the moon. The Kennedy Space Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with added events and features that makes this year a very special time to visit Florida’s Space Coast. 

The attractions at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are vast, covering the ...

Weather Is Hot and the Fishing Is Solid: Long Beach Island Area Fishing Report by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - While the fishing may not be quite as hot as our weather has been recently, the action is strong enough to please most anglers. The biggest complaint I have heard is the difficulty in catching keeper fluke while having to release so many short fish.

Andy Tonnesen at Tony’s Bait and Tackle in Manahawkin tells me there is an abundance of small fluke in both ...

Free Spray Park Set to Open in August, Director of the Park Commission Says

SOMERSET, NJ - The heavily anticipated spray park project at Colonial Park is set to open Aug. 1 if all goes well according to officials. 

"Construction of the facility, itself, is complete," Director of the Park Commission, Geoffrey Soriano told TAPinto in an email. "Other necessary collateral work (paving, landscaping, etc.) is almost done."

When the ...

SpongeBob, Skeeball Top Competition in Belmar’s Annual Sandcastle Contest

BELMAR, NJ — The heat was definitely on along Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach yesterday — not only in terms of the temperatures but for the hundreds of sandcastle contest participants who only had several hours to build their creations under the sweltering skies.

Interspersed among the throngs of beachgoers, sand sculptors of all ages laid claim to their portion of the sand for ...

Mainland Adventure Park Hosts Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Celebration

STAFFORD - On Friday, July 12, Stafford Township's new adventure park, the Mainland Adventure Park celebrated their grand opening with a time of blessing, ribbon cutting, food, beverages and fellowship with various leaders and area residents. 

Chris Vernon recently opened the Mainland Adventure Park, a large course consisting of zip lines, climbing tiers and go-kart track in front of ...

A Quick Primer to Jersey Shore Lingo

JERSEY SHORE – Those who live at the Jersey Shore year round speak a language of their own. Actually, it’s often a mix of dialects from other parts of Jersey, New York and those who come from the near west. Philadelphia, that is.

Most make a common distinction. They are not anything like the Jersey Shore cast whose drama captivates avid watchers throughout the United States. In ...

N.J. Riders Bring Home Championships From National Dressage Pony Cup

July 23, 2019

WAYNE, Ill. — Pony fans proved you can beat the heat at the 2019 National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) and Small Horse Championship Show, held July 19-21, 2019 at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill.

Leaders after the first round of competition on Friday had to contend with not only soaring temperatures but also heavy pressure from their fellow exhibitors, all vying to put in strong ...

Bill Handleman Memorial Award Goes To Mike Farrell

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Mike Farrell of The Associated Press was named the winner of the 2019 Bill Handleman Memorial Award for outstanding overage of last year’s TVG.Com Haskell Invitational.

Inaugurated in 2012, the Handleman Award honors outstanding media coverage of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park’s premier race.

“Mike’s knowledge about ...

Maximum Security Survives Inquiry To Win TVG.Com Haskell Invitational

OCEANPORT, N.J. — The 52nd running of the Grade1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational was worth the wait as Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security held off a relentless Mucho Gusto to re-assert himself as the leader of the 3-year-old division and earn a spot in November’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic through the “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series ...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Route 22 Endorsed by Council

July 22, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Township Council unanimously endorsed an application from the Chillin’ Out coffee and smoke shop on Route 22 that is seeking to become the first local dispensary for medical marijuana.

Chillin’ Out owner Dan Jacobs needs approval from the Township in order to be able to apply for a license from the State of New Jersey, which hopes to ...

Sources: Barchi Will Step Down as Rutgers President in 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi, whose tenure at the 253-year-old school has been marked by unprecedented successes as well as scandals and setbacks, will step down after the 2019-20 school year.

Barchi's pending departure was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a source familiar with the situation.

The announcement of Barchi's exit gives school officials time ...

National Ice Cream Day: Where You (And The Dog) Can Score Free Treats

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Mark your calendars.

July 21 is National Ice Cream Day and there will be plenty of freebies and discounts out there to help you celebrate this important summer occasion.

Here's a round up of deals that have been announced so far.

Baskin-Robbins

Get two pre-packed quarts of any ice cream for $7.99 on July 21.

Carvel

Carvel will offer a buy one, get one ...

NJ Amazon Centers Kick into Lightening Speed to Ship Prime Day Deals

EDISON, NJ -  There was a buzz in the air at the Amazon fulfillment center last week. Many of the 2,000 workers inside this 900,000 square foot center were dutifully, briskly ramping up for Prime Day, which ends tonight.

The 36-hour special Amazon Prime Day allows members to take advantage of millions of deals on everything from rice cakes to running shoes, from TVs to toddler beds, ...

First Responders Battle Blaze at Baltusrol Clubhouse

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield firefighters and other first responders answered a call to Baltusrol Golf Club Tuesday, July 16, for a small blaze that broke out in the clubhouse of the famed golf course.

Just before noon, the fire broke out on the third-floor side facing the golf course. That area is set up as hotel accommodations for guests to lodge when they come to the ...

Foul Ball: Dwight Gooden Charged for Suspected Cocaine Possession in NJ

HOLMDEL, NJ - Anyone who knows baseball over the years knows Dwight Gooden. Gooden pitched the Mets to the World Series Championships in 1986. He played for the Yankees and Cleveland Indians as well.

On June 7 he was driving in Holmdel and caught the attention of a player on a different team. It was a police officer on the Holmdel Township Police Department. Ultimately, he was charged with ...

‘The Wake’ Travels Through Loss and Forgiveness at Premiere Stages

‘The Wake’ travels through loss and forgiveness at Premiere Stages

By Liz Keill

UNION, NJ – In a new play by Tammy Ryan, we learn about family angst in the midst of a hurricane in Florida.

The complicated, rambling plot involves Maggie (Kathy Rae O’Donnell) who wants to scatter her dead sister’s ashes in the ocean. She’s waiting for her older sister, ...