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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 ...

ArtPride NJ Highlights Economic Impact of Investment in the Arts

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Megan LoBue, Development Manager for ArtPride New Jersey, about the organization’s resources and latest arts initiatives. 

ArtPride NJ supports New Jersey’s creative community and is widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and ...

PSE&G Talks Infrastructure & Clean Energy at New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Everton Scott, Senior Public Affairs Manager at PSE&G, at the 2019 League of Municipalities Conference. Scott spoke about PSE&G’s presence at this year’s conference as well as the utility’s latest programs and priorities.  

One of the most high-profile statewide initiatives for PSE&G is the company’s ...

School Lockdown Drills Can Traumatize Children NJ Therapist Tells Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- On Thanksgiving Eve, an emergency lockdown was conducted at Montclair High School due to reports of a student with a gun. Officials determined that there was no credible threat and no weapon was found. This excerpt from One-on-One with Steve Adubato addresses school lockdown drills, their social and emotional impact on students, and what parents need to know about these increasingly ...

Small Business Success Story: Skin Deep Salon & Spa Celebrates 25 Years

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Skin Deep Salon & Spa recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in business. TAPintoTV spoke with Susan Ann Barbaglia, Skin Deep’s Founder, as well as her clients and staff, about marking this milestone and the secrets to their success as a local, small business.

“To be successful, I think you have to have a true love,” said Barbaglia, “almost ...

Morristown NJ Private School Fosters Executive Skills in Students From Pre-K through Eighth Grade

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- TAPintoTV visited the Red Oaks School in Morristown, NJ to learn about their Executive Skills Curriculum. Developed in-house by administrators and staff, the faculty shared with us some of the program’s unique features and its long-reaching benefits for students. 

Nelyda Miguel, the Associate Head of School at Red Oaks said, “Every good school will develop ...

Learn All About Bees & Beekeeping from the 2019 American Honey Princess

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV interviewed Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, who was representing the New Jersey Beekeepers Association at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Medina shared information about beekeeping and the many ways the honeybee is of great importance to New Jersey. 

The New Jersey Beekeepers Association is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Fighting for Policies to Support Small Business

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV covered the 104th New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference this year, and spoke with Ray Zardetto, Senior VP of Communications at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, about the Chamber’s current priorities and upcoming events. 

“We’re fighting for legislation, we’re fighting for regulations that are pro-business and ...

NJ Senate President Sweeney Discusses Statewide Vaping Ban & Marijuana Legalization on State of Affairs

NEW JERSEY -- Steve Adubato sat down with New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney on State of Affairs to discuss the path forward to marijuana legalization and a new push to ban vaping across the state. 

“It’s an epidemic right now,” Sweeney said, about the vaping crisis. “People are getting sick. It’s worse than cigarettes because cigarettes have a ...

Fort Lee Mayor Moderates Media Panel at NJ League of Municipalities Conference

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, Mark Sokolich, Mayor of Fort Lee, NJ, moderated the panel, “Media Strategies: Tips & Tools for the 21st Century.” Presenters at the panel were Michael Shapiro, the CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net; Robin Dente, Assistant Business Administrator & Community Affairs Coordinator of ...

New Denville NJ Recycling Program Benefits Both the Environment and the Economy

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently attended the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Annual Conference and caught up with Steven Ward, Business Administrator of Denville, NJ. Ward discussed some of the township’s latest initiatives, including a new recycling program that helps both the local economy and the environment. 

The recent collapse of the international recycling ...

HomeGrown Discovers Ridgewood NJ Hot Spot, Steel Wheel Tavern, on the Right Track

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- In the current episode of HomeGrown, Host Stephanie Willoughby met with Glenn Carlough, Co-Owner of Steel Wheel Tavern, located just steps from the Ridgewood Train Station. The establishment recently celebrated their three year anniversary and regularly hosts community events, live music and a dance party every Saturday. 

Being so close to the train station has inspired ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...

East Brunswick Day Highlights Diversity and Community in Middlesex County, NJ

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- At this year’s East Brunswick Day, an annual event which brings together community residents, officials and businesses, TAPintoTV spoke with several attendees and participants. The event, which is in its sixth year, was held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center and included local vendors, nonprofit organizations, township programs, local government, youth ...

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Passaic County Preakness Healthcare Center Celebrates 90th Anniversary

December 14, 2019

Wayne, NJ – On December 9th, 2019, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Passaic County Preakness Healthcare Center with a proclamation in recognition and celebration of their 90th anniversary. In attendance were various elected and appointed officials, including current and former Passaic County freeholders, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh, and a representative for Senator ...

Man Stealing 3 Filet Mignons Flees NJ Shoprite, Carjacks a Car and Causes Mayhem

November 21, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On what sounds like a scripted police tv show, a scene of mayhem and alleged criminal behavior all started with a man stealing three beef tenderloin roasts from Shop-Rite.  The full account released from the Parsippany police is listed below:

On 11/12/19 at approximately 12:30 PM, Shoprite Loss Prevention personnel observed a male, later identified as Alcides Moreira, ...

Wayne Relay for Life Kick-Off

December 13, 2019

The Wayne Relay for Life Kick-off event is Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 7-9pm in the commons at WHHS. Students, parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors and especially anyone who is surviving cancer of any type are invited to attend the Wayne Relay Kick-off Event. Come and see what it's all about. It's so inspiring to see our high school students from all of the Wayne High ...

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.

Paid content is guaranteed to be ...

Free Online Webinar for Parents: Managing Expectations for the Holidays

Are your kids relentless about the gifts they want?
Do you 'do it all' to make the holidays happen? And then feel resentful?
Are relationships frayed with all that together time?
Do Uncle Pete and Cousin Susie bring out the worst in your family?

Holiday help is here! Join me for a FREE virtual training on Monday, December 16 at 7:30pm ET. "Managing Expectations for the ...

Lane Contractors Supports WIN Food Pantry with Annual Drive

Lane Contractors in Wayne supported the WIN Food Pantry again this year, with their annual Thanksgiving food drive! Joey Lane and his mother Laurie dropped off over 80 bags of food and more than $1,000 in cash including supermarket gift cards. Thank you for helping to feed your neighbors when they need it the most! For more information about the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry, ...

"Hills & Valleys: a Journey Through Wayne, NJ" documentary presentation

Join us at the Wayne Public Library as local documentary filmmaker Paul Bastante of Silk City Films gives a talk before the presentation of his newest film, “Hills & Valleys: a Journey Through Wayne, NJ”. 

Dates: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM and Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Location: The Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

The ...

Call for Submissions: Passaic County 2020 Film Festival

(Paterson, New Jersey) – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Motion Picture and Television Film Commission are excited to announce the 16th Annual Passaic County Film Festival, a juried exhibition of student and independent filmmakers' work. The Festival will showcase a wide range of short films created by students and independent filmmakers who live, ...