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Santa Paws is Coming to Green Brook

November 12, 2019

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Save the Date for Central Bark Santa Paws Event, Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon.

Santa will visit Central Bark at noon for pictures with your pet. A suggested donation of $5 is requested to support a local family in need.
 

This is a rain or shine event.

VIDEO: NJ Hall of Fame Inducts 19 New Members: Martha Stewart, Southside Johnny, Jason Alexander, The Smithereens, and Others

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- One doesn't usually expect a town on the Jersey Shore to be the hottest place on a Sunday night in late October, but Asbury Park was the place to be on Sunday evening as the New Jersey Hall of Fame inducted its 2019 honorees at the Paramount Theatre.

With a red carpet and camera crews from entertainment TV shows, the event had the feel of the Oscars. The "A" ...

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Get ready for taxes: Here’s what to know about getting a tax refund

December 12, 2019

Tax returns, like snowflakes and thumbprints are unique and individual. So too, is each taxpayer’s refund. This is something for taxpayers to remember next year when someone they know says or posts on social media about receiving a federal tax refund.

Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, it’s possible a taxpayer’s refund may take longer. Several ...

Promoting Your Event to TAPinto's Readers is Easy and Affordable

Promoting your event is easy and affordable with TAPinto.net.  Click Login/Register on the top right corner of the site (if you are a first time contributor, register for free).   

Then click on "Submit Content" and select "Calendar Event Listing" and follow the instructions.

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Watchung Hills Regional High School Annual Tricky Tray Dec. 12

This Thursday December 12th, at 6pm to 8:30pm, Watchung Hills Regional High School is hosting our annual Tricky Tray. Please come out for a fun evening and to support the high school! Dinner tickets are $25 and come with a buffet dinner, one sheet of raffle tickets, and one door prize entry. 

Get Ready to Light Up Warren

Time for our official Light Up Warren countdown!

As of tomorrow, we officially have 5. More. Days.

 

Saturday, Dec 14th, starting at 5:30pm, come drive through the Red Hill section of Warren to see the beautiful luminary lights on display.

Relax and enjoy what we hope is a restorative + peaceful moment in the midst of the holiday chaos as we celebrate our great neighborhood, ...

Morristown Medical Center Recognized Six Times as One of America’s ‘100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs’

Morristown, NJ—Morristown Medical Center’s nationally recognized orthopedic program was again named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of ‘100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs.’ This is the medical center’s sixth consecutive year on the exclusive list, which is based on patient outcomes, satisfaction, and quality of ...

NPEA Hosts Special Education Roundtable

The North Plainfield Education Association (NPEA) will host a Special Education Roundtable on Thursday, December 12, 2019. This event will take place at the North Plainfield Vermeule Community Center located at 614 Greenbrook Road.  Dinner will be served at the beginning of the event (6 PM).

Teachers, education support professionals, elected officials, community leaders, and ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Get Top Honors for Prudent Antibiotic Use, Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

Three of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals – Overlook, Morristown and Chilton medical centers – recently received the Gold Award in the first New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP).

The Gold Award is the highest level of recognition in the program, which acknowledges local health care facilities’ efforts to enhance ...

Atlantic Health System President & CEO Recognized as One of the Nation’s Most Influential Leaders in Health Care

Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare

 

In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern ...

Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System Partner to Bring Enhanced Ambulatory Services to Somerset County

Hunterdon Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have announced a partnership in Somerset County to further expand health care services.  The New Jersey-based health systems will share ownership of Bridgewater Physical and Occupational Therapy, Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater and Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgery Center all located at 1121 Route 22 West in Bridgewater, formerly the Bank ...

New Jersey Date Night: Holiday Outings to Light Up Your Heart

December 13, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and even though we feel pulled in every possible direction, it’s important to make time for our other halves. It may seem impossible with all the parties, school programs and work events, but scheduling a date is not only great for your relationship but a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the winter holidays.

And when it comes to a beautiful ...

Impress Your Guests with One of These Signature Cocktails this Holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, party hosts often lighten the mood with a signature adult beverage handed to guests as they come in the door. It makes for a great ice breaker as people walk into an event where guests might not know each other. Immediately, everyone has an easy a conversation starter. 

Many events start with a glass of Champagne, but more memorable is a ...

She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

A Christmas Carol, One Weekend Only, December 13, 14, 15, Holmdel's Duncan Smith Theater

December 13, 2019

Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge like never before!

For one weekend only, Michael Kroll brings this classic holiday favorite to life in all new ways -- all by himself!

We're ushering in the season of cheer with this quirky spin on a classic story, as Kroll weaves the tale of coldhearted Ebenezer Scrooge, a joyless, old penny-pincher, and his journey to Christmas past, present, ...

Applications being Accepted for Temporary Bio Jobs in Sandy Hook

RED BANK, NJ: The Gateway National Recreation Area (Sandy Hook), has seven open positions for Biological Science Technicians.

Be advised, when 100 applications are received this job opening will close.

Salary: $18.71 per hour

Open & closing Dates: 12/09/2019 to 12/20/2019

The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Gateway National Recreation Area is March - September, but ...

HomeGrown Discovers the Magic of the Holiday Season at the Maplewood Dickens Village

December 14, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- HomeGrown rings in its first holiday episode by paying a visit to Maplewood’s annual Dickens Village, a community celebration and tradition that takes place throughout the month of December. 

Each December for over 60 years, Ricalton Square in downtown Maplewood transforms into a replica of a London village from the time of Charles Dickens. Complete with miniature ...

Millennial Councilwoman Encourages Younger Generations to Get Involved in Local Government

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Crystal Pruitt, Councilwoman of Franklin Township, at the 2019 New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Pruitt is currently the youngest person on the Franklin Township Council, and we spoke with her about her background, goals, and advice for millennials who want to get more politically active. 

Pruitt, who is also Chief of Staff for ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...

8 Tips for Coping with Depression During the Holidays

December 13, 2019

Joy. It’s a word most would associate with the holiday season, yet for many of the 320+ million people worldwide suffering from depression, joy might feel nearly impossible this time of the year. According to one study, 38 percent of people surveyed said that their stress levels increased during the holidays.

The holidays tend to be a difficult time for those battling depression.

Opinion: California’s New Labor Law is Killing Business – NJ is About to do the Same

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee benefits and other worker protections. The downside is that my California-based freelance writer friends ...

Man of Steel

Over Thanksgiving my daughter, home from college, wanted to do something with me that would be fun, healthy, and relaxing.

Perfect, I told her, thinking we could watch football, drink lite beer, and maybe fall asleep on the couch.

It turns out her idea of something fun, healthy, and relaxing was to attend a yoga class.

Here is what I know about yoga. Nothing.

Here is what I fear about ...

Devil Inside

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me; your help line and your IT staff, they comfort me.
- Psalm 23:4. Internet Edition v2.0

After years of being beaten down by mysterious and ill-timed failures of technology, I am beginning to suspect that I am the victim of unexplained dark forces originating from the valley of the shadow of death.

Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

'A Christmas Carol' Reverberates at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ - When the spirited production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” begins, you’re inclined to think it’s a comedic take on grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge. But we soon see that the Neil Barlett adaptation of the tale does dwell on the dark side. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has more than done justice to this familiar tale.

Dickens had a way of ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

Obituaries

Mark G. “ALJ” Aljian, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 18, 2019, while ...
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Applications being Accepted for Temporary Bio Jobs in Sandy Hook

December 10, 2019

RED BANK, NJ: The Gateway National Recreation Area (Sandy Hook), has seven open positions for Biological Science Technicians.

Be advised, when 100 applications are received this job opening will close.

Salary: $18.71 per hour

Open & closing Dates: 12/09/2019 to 12/20/2019

The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Gateway National Recreation Area is March - September, but ...

Sparta's German Christmas Market: Linzer Tarts and a Truck to Deliver Them

SPARTA, NJ – People have been preparing for the 2019 German Christmas Market nearly since the day the 2018 event closed.  The huts have been assembled on the boardwalk and other behind the scenes activities were going on all week.

On Wednesday, Carl Hagan of Rev it Up donated a box rental truck for volunteers to make pick ups and deliveries.  Hagan, a Gold Sponsor of the market ...

FBI Agents Arrest Keyport Pawn Shop Owner in Connection with Shootout in Jersey City

December 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — The owner of a Keyport pawn shop has been charged with weapons possession after law enforcement officials found his telephone number in the pants' pocket of one of the suspects in last week's shooting in Jersey City.

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, has been charged with being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The ...

Jersey City Rampage Tied to Bayonne Murder. Slain JCPD Detective Likely Thwarted Larger Attack, Officials Say

BAYONNE, NJ - Jersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals, a Bayonne native, as well as two walking Jersey City patrol officers may have averted a planned terrorist attack on a Jersey City yeshiva, said law enforcement officers investigating the attack on a Jewish grocery store that had most of the city at a standstill Tuesday. 

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday the two suspects who ...

NJ Governor Murphy Orders All Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Jersey City Hate Crime Victims

TRENTON, NJ - NJ Governor Phil Murphy ordered all US and New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20 in recognition of the victims of the hate crime in Jersey City: Detective Joseph Seals, Moshe Deutsch, Linda Minda Ferencz, and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez.

Potential Threat Alert at GL Locks Down BH Schools

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - All Berkeley Heights schools went into lock down Thursday afternoon after the Berkeley Heights Police Department received an alert at 2:33 p.m. regarding a potential serious threat at Gov. Livingston School.

"While officers were dispatched and on route the call was escalated to a person with a weapon at the school. The call was again escalated to a report ...

Police Find Cocaine, Cash, Loaded Firearm Upon Arrest of Plainfield Man

A Plainfield Police Division investigation, with assistance from the Prosecutor’s Office’s newly formed Opioid Task Force, yielded the arrest of a Plainfield man and the recovery of a significant quantity of cocaine and a loaded firearm, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Wednesday.

Juan Carlos Franco, 39, was charged with first-degree possession of a ...

Toys ‘R’ Us Returns, Opens First Location at Garden State Plaza

PARAMUS, NJ — After a year and a half off the market, beloved toy chain Toys 'R' Us has made a comeback in Paramus.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at New Jersey’s largest mall -- the first location in the U.S. The opening comes just 48 hours before the biggest shopping event of the season, Black ...

'A Christmas Carol' Reverberates at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ - When the spirited production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” begins, you’re inclined to think it’s a comedic take on grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge. But we soon see that the Neil Barlett adaptation of the tale does dwell on the dark side. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has more than done justice to this familiar tale.

Dickens had a way of ...