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Have You Seen Bandit?

July 11, 2020

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Bandit? Bandit was last seen at the corner of Reinman Road and Old Stirling Road.

Bandit's family said on Friday," Our dog, Bandit, ran away this morning with his leash attached from our home on Roberts Rd. With help from the Police we were able to track him to the woods behind Mountain Ave and Heather Lane. He is afraid of people but very sweet. Please ...

Celebrating the Communities We Build

So, you may have noticed I missed a week, which is odd because I had something written, not this but something. My excuse is this – COVID has warped my sense of time, I go to make my Thursday call on Tuesday then on Friday I wonder how I missed Thursday. Holidays have the potential to go unnoticed too – I’m horrible with dates so forgetting my own birthday is fairly easy even in ...

IRA contributions made by July 15 count as 2019 tax deduction

July 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people that contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) made by the postponed tax return due date of July 15, 2020, are deductible on a 2019 tax return.

Taxpayers can file their 2019 tax return now and claim the deduction before the contribution is actually made. But the contribution must then be made by ...

Somerset County Transportation to Resume Normal Schedules

SOMERVILLE,  NJ - Somerset County Transportation will resume its regular schedule for most transit shuttle services starting Monday, July 13.

“We want to thank our riders for their patience throughout the pandemic and are looking forward to resuming Transportation’s regular schedules on Monday,” said Freeholder Melonie Marano, transportation liaison. “The safety of ...

IRS resources available in English, Spanish and other languages to help taxpayers still needing to file their 2019 tax returns

WASHINGTON — As the tax-filing deadline fast approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with limited English proficiency and who have yet to file their 2019 tax returns that there are a variety of ways to get help and information in languages other than English.

“Providing additional materials in more languages to help taxpayers is a priority for the IRS,” ...

Update on Warren Parks and Trails Open as of July 2, 2020








 

According to recent Executive Orders, the Warren Township Committee is updating residents as to the status of Warren Township’s recreation facilities.

 

Fields are open to organized sports and activities by permitted use only.   Facility Use Applications are available through the ...

Election Day is July 7

 

 

A NOTE ON IN-PERSON VOTING

In-Person voting is only to be conducted by Provisional ballot, not on a machine except for voters with a certified disability who may vote on an ADA-Accessible voting machine​
 

Mail-in ballots CANNOT be returned to a polling location. They must either be dropped off in a designated secured “Drop Box” ...

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.

 

Atlantic Health System Safe Care: “Laura’s Story”

When Laura and her husband were ready to have their second child, they were relieved to see the team at Atlantic Health System was prepared to deliver calm, exceptional care, even during the pandemic. Learn more at https://www.atlantichealth.org/.

 

Community Conversations: How to Stay Safe this Summer

Is your family ready to enjoy summer – safely? On this Community Conversation, Atlantic Health System’s Christopher Zipp, DO, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Morristown Medical Center, and a physician with Atlantic Medical Group shares some important tips on summer safety, and why, as we coexist with COVID-19 – if you don’t have a family doctor – you ...

NJ Farmers Markets Adjust to New Way of Shopping During Pandemic

July 10, 2020

NEW JERSEY — As New Jersey moves into new phases of reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown, farmers markets are adapting to our new socially distanced “normal.”  

In towns across the state, market managers have implemented new business practices to keep both vendors and customers safe. Designated as essential businesses early in the pandemic, some expanded their footprint ...

Lawmaker Says NJ Should Pick up Restaurants’ Tab After Nixing Indoor Dining

NEW JERSEY — The owner of Sweet Waters Steakhouse in Westfield stocked up for the restart of indoor dining in advance of the July Fourth weekend. That was before Gov. Phil Murphy announced the cancelation of inside dining two days before its anticipated comeback originally slated for July 2.

Frank DiLollo purchased meat and fish, among other foods, for diners ...

7 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer

Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed.

If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days:

Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel spread.

Toss it in your pitcher for mint water. You can combine it with fruit, such ...

Latest Advances in Cancer Care Presented at Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Oncology Symposium”

Cutting-edge advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer were brought to the forefront on June 27th during Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium,” an event sponsored by Atlantic Health System Cancer Care and held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Attended by nearly 160 top oncology professionals, the half-day ...

Will Summer Crowds at the Jersey Shore Unleash a New Wave of COVID-19?

July 2, 2020

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

On a warm afternoon at Seaside Heights, Nick Amoresano allowed himself a trip to the beach for the first time in about three months of pandemic-related confinement, but said he wasn’t ...

Search Party Ends in Treasure Recovery at Barnegat Bay Beach

BARNEGAT, NJ — A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident, who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay beach.  Alicia Bivins says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it.

“He told me just to pay it forward,” said Bivins. “He had the biggest smile after he saw ...

Murphy: Casinos, Amusement Parks, Museums, Libraries, Among Businesses Set to Open July 2

TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow – with social distancing and face covering requirements in place – for the following businesses:

Casinos,
Outdoor amusement parks and water parks,
Museums and libraries,
Indoor recreation, and
Gyms/fitness centers (for individualized ...

NJ Accountant and Tax Coach Explains How Strategic Planning Can Save Businesses Money

July 9, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with Ethan Hundley, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Tax Coach (CTC) about his firm and how he can help clients proactively structure their taxes to save money.  Brodeur and Hundley spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio, which has been reconfigured to accommodate ...

Drummer and Zappa Trust Archivist Joe Travers Hosts DW Drums Playlist Party LIve on YouTube

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, spoke with drummer and Zappa Trust archivist Joe Travers about his new YouTube channel and a special YouTube streaming program he’ll be hosting on Thursday, July 9th for DW Drums. 

Travers, known as the “Vaultmeister,” continues to work closely with Ahmet Zappa and the Zappa Trust to bring remastered and ...

NJ Recording Studio Sets New Standard for Producing Safe Sessions During the Pandemic

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- What does the new normal of music production and recording look like in the time of COVID-19? David Amlen and Tony Drootin of Sound on Sound Studios, a full-service recording facility in Montclair, NJ, spoke with TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how they are safely getting back to business. 

Upon deciding to reopen, Amlen and Drootin walked through the ...

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 ...

Carved In Stone

A Monumental History Lesson

On July 4, 1863, Union soldiers began the arduous and grizzly task of burying over 7,000 dead bodies in trenches and shallow graves. Later, as rains had washed away the ground cover re-exposing the stench of blackened and gnarled limbs, the town of Gettysburg took on the task of exhuming the bodies and consecrating them in the newly created Soldiers National ...

Life During War Time

I thought the shortage of toilet paper in March was bad. But now I find that soon we may not be able to secure illegal fireworks. What next, a run on citronella candles?

I am stocking up on rolls of Charmin again, which I plan to ignite and launch into the sky from my backyard on the 4th of July.

It is still June, and it seems everywhere fireworks are exploding without explanation.

A Day to Remember

My wife asked me what I wanted to do on Father’s Day.

I think it was a rhetorical question. For months now the options to do anything have been pretty slim.

“You mean like watch Netflix or go for a walk or wear a mask?”

I have never quite understood Father’s Day. It seems like an also ran kind of holiday to me. Like it was created as an afterthought to ...

Long Beach Township will Present Fourth of July Firework Celebration at Bayview Park

July 1, 2020

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — With many towns canceling their Fourth of July fireworks due to COVID-19 crowd concerns, Long Beach Township has decided to present them with social distancing in mind.

The firework celebration will take place at 68th Street in Brant Beach on the bay, but Bayview Park and the Long Beach Township parking lots will be closed. 

The fireworks to ...

Obituaries

Linda B. Auman, 74, of Warren, NJ passed away at JFK Medical Center on Thursday, April 16, 2020 as ...
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Will Summer Crowds at the Jersey Shore Unleash a New Wave of COVID-19?

July 2, 2020

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

On a warm afternoon at Seaside Heights, Nick Amoresano allowed himself a trip to the beach for the first time in about three months of pandemic-related confinement, but said he wasn’t ...

Search Party Ends in Treasure Recovery at Barnegat Bay Beach

BARNEGAT, NJ — A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident, who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay beach.  Alicia Bivins says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it.

“He told me just to pay it forward,” said Bivins. “He had the biggest smile after he saw ...

Local Hospital Has Vacationers Covered in Case of Emergency

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The threat of getting sick has cast a shadow on some travel plans. However, those heading for a beach vacation on Long Beach Island or the surrounding area can rest assured. The Southern Ocean Medical Center stands equipped to handle their emergent care if something unexpected interferes with the plans for rest and relaxation.

Michele Morrison, MPH, BSHA, RN, is the ...

Long Beach Township will Present Fourth of July Firework Celebration at Bayview Park

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — With many towns canceling their Fourth of July fireworks due to COVID-19 crowd concerns, Long Beach Township has decided to present them with social distancing in mind.

The firework celebration will take place at 68th Street in Brant Beach on the bay, but Bayview Park and the Long Beach Township parking lots will be closed. 

The fireworks to ...

Flood Causes Massive Traffic Delays on Route 287

July 6, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – A flash flood on Monday afternoon caused several northbound and southbound lanes on Route 287 to shut down on part of the highway in Morristown during a frustrating rush hour commute.

Traffic was backed up for several miles, according to the Waze live traffic map as cars and trucks slowly treaded through the flooded highway. There was only one lane open on each side of ...

Rutgers Will Use Remote Instruction For Majority of Classes, Says President Holloway

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It took Jonathan Holloway less than a week in his position as Rutgers president to make his first major move, announcing at a news conference that the university will be employing remote instruction for the vast majority of its students in the fall.

Students pursuing disciplines that require the use of university facilities – engineering, performing arts, ...

Morris County Prosecutor Releases Statement on Body Found in Morristown Park

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The discovery of a body in Lewis Morris Park on June 28 remains an active investigation, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker. 

"The Morris County Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death as suicide," the statement said.

The ...

New Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway Begins Tenure

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Stating that the move was “in the spirit of shared sacrifice that this moment requires,” new Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway -- on his first day at the helm of the university -- said he will take a 10-percent pay cut.

In addition to the pay reduction Holloway, the 21st president in the university's history, will personally ...

‘Let New Jersey Eat Again’ Empanada Extravaganza Food Truck Festival at Garden State Plaza July 12

PARAMUS, N.J. — For a local promotion company specializing in the organization of some of the most exciting festivals the Garden State has to offer, the start of summer solstice and the muy caliente weather that accompanies it calls for an Empanada Extravaganza!

On Sunday, July 12, MegaBite Events will host the daylong food truck festival in the parking lot of Westfield Garden State ...

East Brunswick Drowning Update

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Things were somber on East Brunswick's Clearview Road Wednesday as mourning for the loss of three lives in a single family began. Gone were the news helicopters and cameras, police cars and emergency responders.  What remained was grief.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police ...