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April 17 COVID-19 Update: More Than 3 Million Victims Worldwide

April 17, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Saturday reported 22,762 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight and 710 COVID-19 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 855,759 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state one year ago, an ...

April 15 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 46 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday reported 22,648 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 46 cases with 708 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 848,566 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began ...

'No One Who Has Received the J&J Vaccine Should Panic or Worry': Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause in the distribution of J&J vaccine "out of an abundance of ...

April 14 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 151 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 22,602 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 151 cases with 708 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 845,201 positive cases of the coronavirus since the ...

More Coronavirus Variants Likely on The Way, Health Officials Warn

Special to TAPinto. 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.

NJ SPOTLIGHT -- With one in four cases linked to variants, NJ’s top medical official says ‘Keep doing what you’re doing and get ...

Somerset County Suspends J&J Vaccinations; Distribution Impacted

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration to pause the use of the Johnson&Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine due to an “extremely rare” complication, Somerset County Department of Health is suspending its use for all populations.

“Somerset County has not seen any ...

April 12 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 22,374 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 19 cases with 707 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 838,328 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began ...

April 11 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 111 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 22,355 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight an increase of 111 cases with 706 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 837,052 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic ...

April 10 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 90 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Saturday reported 22,244 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight an increase of 90 cases with 706 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 834,182 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began ...

County Vaccination for Educators Smooth and Efficient

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that New Jersey educators and school staff were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the less than subtle distinction between eligibility and accessibility was raised. Now permitted to be vaccinated, would teachers and those working in schools have the means to secure appointments? Would adequate numbers of ...

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Prancer: The Best Pet Adoption Request Ever?

April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can find them right here on Facebook Groups.

This story and is sure to ...

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April 17, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – APRIL 16, 2021 – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, this week discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, marking a significant milestone after more than a year of the global pandemic.

For Overlook officials, the discharge, which occurred on Tuesday, April 13, helped to highlight the hospital’s journey throughout ...

BOBO Fridays food drive continues April 16

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help their neighbors in-need by purchasing an extra can of food during their routine grocery shopping, and donating it to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays on April 16. Donations can be placed in the blue bins located in the breezeway of the Somerset County Administration Building in Somerville. If residents cannot donate on Friday, donations are ...

Watchung Hills Presents Into The Woods May 13th-15th

The Watchung Hills Regional High School Performing Arts program is thrilled to present the Broadway musical Into The Woods! Performances will take place May 13th-14th at 7:30 pm and May 15th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, all taking place in the school's outdoor theatre.

Into The Woods is a multi-Tony Award-Winning classic that follows everyone's beloved fairytale characters as they venture into ...

Watchung Hills Presents Into The Woods May 13th-15th

The Watchung Hills Regional High School Performing Arts program is thrilled to present the Broadway musical Into The Woods! Performances will take place May 13th-14th at 7:30 pm and May 15th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, all taking place in the school's outdoor theatre.

Into The Woods is a multi-Tony Award-Winning classic that follows everyone's beloved fairytale characters as they venture into ...

$1,000 Music Scholarship-Applications Still Open!

Applications Still Open! Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer the $1,000.00 Diane Cecala Memorial Scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music.

Rehearsing in Stirling, New Jersey, we are dedicated to teaching, singing, and performing four-part, acappella harmony. Hickory Tree Chorus ...

10 No-Fuss Cocktails to Make at Home with 3 Ingredients or Less

April 15, 2021

A tropical drink with three types of rum, two kinds of freshly squeezed juice and a garnish that resembles a fruit salad? That’s great if a bartender is making it for us.

When it comes to a cocktail in the comfort of our own home, sometimes we just want something simple. Something that doesn’t require washing out the blender when we’re done.

With that in mind, here are 10 ...

New Jersey Date Night: The Best Brunch Spots

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

Most couples are conditioned to think that romance only can be found after 7:30 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. But those in the know realize that intimate moments aren’t found in only one or two specific windows of time: there are no restrictions on when it can be found.

One Date Night time ...

NJ Restaurants to Customers: Don’t be a No-Show, Especially Now

NEW JERSEY — No-shows have always been an issue for restaurants, but with pandemic restrictions limiting seating, these days the effects can be devastating.

Restaurant owners have a plea for patrons who can’t make their reservations: Just call and cancel.

“In previous years, busy days for us were a logistics challenge,” said Chris Migton, executive chef at Chez ...

Atlantic Health System Marks 13th Consecutive Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

In a year like no other, Atlantic Health System has overcome unprecedented challenges to deliver innovative, high-quality care while maintaining an award-winning workplace. For the 13th consecutive year, the integrated care delivery system has once again been named to Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number ...

Atlantic Health System Vaccinates More Than 11,000 Teachers Against COVID-19

In an effort to help local school districts safely resume in-person instruction, Atlantic Health System has partnered with more than 120 school districts and individual schools to administer COVID-19 vaccine to more than 11,000 of their faculty and essential support staff. The vaccination appointments for teachers and staff are just part of the more than 280,000 doses administered by Atlantic ...

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

April 11, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Pediatric Chiropractic Treatments Support Overall Children's Health and Wellness

CLIFTON, NJ -- Dr. Michael Magwood, family chiropractor and founder of Pure Balance Center, spoke with TAPintoTV about his work with babies and children. As part of his practice, Magwood works with people of all ages, including younger children and infants. 

Magwood often consults with new parents about trauma their child may have experienced at birth to determine a course of treatment.

NJ Actress and Co-Producer Premieres Thriller Set in 70s New York at the 2021 Garden State Film Festival

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Heather Brittain O’Scanlon spoke to TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, about her latest film, which premiered at this year’s Garden State Film Festival. O’Scanlon is the leading actress and co-producer of “Victim No. 6,” the latest production from SOS Productions.

In the film, a woman meets a random person at a New York bar, ...

What Autism Awareness Month Means To Me 

April 16, 2021

April is National Autism Awareness Month which means it is the right time to talk about Autism, the Autism Spectrum, and what it actually means. As of 2016, 1 out of every 54 children in the United States has been diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).  

This matters to me because I am one of those on the spectrum. Specifically, I have what is informally described as ...

A Rite of Passage

Hello?

Hi Sweetie. It’s me. Hey, I’m gonna be a little late. I’m stuck in traffic.

Oh no! When do you think you will be home?

Maybe a week.

A week?

Yeah, nothing is moving. Some idiot got stuck in the canal. The whole thing is blocked off.

What? How can that be?

Well the canal is 400 feet wide. He is driving a 1300 foot container ship. It’s kind of ...

Against the Tide

I don’t know why anyone would want to take candy from a baby, but apparently it is easy. Like a walk in the park. Like riding a bike. Like falling off a log.

Like shooting fish in a barrel.

I remember once watching an episode of MythBusters on TV where they explored the metaphorical concept of shooting fish in a barrel. They set out to prove that it is indeed easy to do despite ...

Playing the Dance Card

Spring is here. Let the madness begin.

I am not talking about spring break in Daytona Beach or barhopping in El Paso or vaccination signups over the Internet. No, I am talking about the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament in Indianapolis.

This year there is a great deal of pent-up demand for the “Big Dance” to crown the national collegiate basketball champion. As the first ...

Prancer: The Best Pet Adoption Request Ever?

April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can find them right here on Facebook Groups.

This story and is sure to ...

Obituaries

- Oct 9, 2020
Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
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Rutgers Fraternity Grateful For Support in Wake of Anti-Semitic Attack

April 16, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The members of Alpha Epsilon Pi say they are touched by the show of support in the wake of last week’s incident in which their house was vandalized as the fraternity marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

A GoFundMe page started by the Rutgers fraternity had received almost $1,400 in contributions by Thursday afternoon – nearly three times the original ...

Roxbury OKs Adding Extra Stores to Shops at Ledgewood Commons

ROXBURY, NJ — A new building to be built at The Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have more retailers than originally anticipated.

The proposed 10,000-square-foot structure, to be built near the Red Lobster restaurant — will have five separate storefronts instead of the three shown in initial plans.

The Roxbury Planning Board, on Wednesday, gave unanimous approval ...

NJ Family Seeks Help Getting Their Daughter with Genetic Disorder a Service Dog

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their loved one, they started a Go Fund Me campaign that they say will go ...

Summit Police Thwart Attempted Abduction of 19-Year-Old

SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday.

Shervon James, 33, of the Vauxhall section of Union Township has been charged with first-degree kidnapping. 

The ...

The Way We Whir: Summit Council Approves Pilot Program Banning Use of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers for Three Months

SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly sixty years ago, Bob Dylan wrote and sang that, "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" but, in Summit, for at least three months this summer, that answer -- or anything else for that matter -- won't be propelled by gas-powered leaf blowers. That's because the Summit Common Council, at its April 6 meeting that ran for just under four hours, ...

County Vaccination for Educators Smooth and Efficient

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that New Jersey educators and school staff were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the less than subtle distinction between eligibility and accessibility was raised. Now permitted to be vaccinated, would teachers and those working in schools have the means to secure appointments? Would adequate numbers of ...