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April 4, 2024

NEW JERSEY — During the afternoon of Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will be seen across parts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. While New Jerseyans will only experience a partial eclipse, thousands of people, including from the state, are expected to travel to see the spectacular ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.   In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest ...

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NEW JERSEY - The State of New Jersey was ranked as the 9th best state for women in 2024, according to a study done by WalletHub. The personal finance website ranked all 50 US states, and the District of Columbia, as the best and worst states for women in 2024, ranking them by a total based on each ...

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NEW JERSEY - Happy Leap Day! Today, February 29 is Leap Day. Did you Leap Day only happens once every four years and was instituted by Julius Caesar in order to keep the calendar aligned with the solar calendar. Four million people around the globe were born on Leap Day. People born on February 29 ...

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Valentine’s Day, February 14, is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated. February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history. There are many legends about who St. Valentine ...

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As an educator at Unity Charter School who frequently encourages students to seek out opportunities to grow and give back to the community, it is important to me to practice what I preach and set an example through my actions. I recently had the unique and fortunate experience of spending four days ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new survey says 71% of New Jersey’s 9 million people trust information they get from local news outlets, including local daily and weekly newspapers, and hyper-local online news websites like TAPinto. The survey, conducted by PRFire, a leading press release distribution service, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A team of Rutgers researchers will recruit up to 500 women from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter’s University Hospital to participate in a study of the impact of environmental influences on pregnancy and children’s health. The Rutgers Health researchers ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The State of New Jersey was ranked 7th among states with the most racial progress in the U.S., according to a study done by WalletHub. The personal finance website ranked all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, on two different lists within this study; States with the Most Racial ...

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Mindfulness Strategies To Help You Stay Calm and Enjoy the Holiday Season With the holiday season in full swing, you may be feeling pressure to create a perfect and Pinterest-worthy Christmas. We all want to enjoy this magical time of year, but it can also be stressful. The holidays are filled ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you are heading to a farm or the local lot this weekend to pick out your perfect Christmas Tree, Timothy Waller, an evergreen researcher, has some advice for you. Waller, an agricultural agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County, has been working on ...

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NEW JERSEY - Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - Happy Halloween to all! While the kids sort and negotiate their candy, check out the list of the top candy in the New Jersey and across the country. Candystore.com has issued its annual list of most popular candies by state and nationwide and it has some of us debating.  In ...

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Holidays are filled with traditions that people look forward to year after year. For many, Halloween means grabbing some candy and popcorn, getting bundled up in a blanket and watching some good old Halloween movies. As the autumn leaves fall, these are the top five family-friendly Halloween movies ...

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Prior to March, 2023, when Aaron Rodgers first announced he was coming to the New York Jets, fans had been privy to “Let’s Make a Deal,” “analyzing every little tidbit dropped by the sports soothsayers. On March 29, the Green Bay Packers, Jets and all participants involved completed the deal, ...

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"Sleep divorce" may sound as serious as it does intimidating. But the concept—put simply, when a couple chooses to sleep either in separate beds or in separate rooms—is becoming increasingly popular as a way for couples to improve their sleep health. "With the rise of technology and increasingly ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a “heat advisory” through July 28 at 10pm. Though temperatures in Morris County, according to the NWS, will continue to climb higher, going up to 96 degrees on Sunday. Here are some tips to avoid Heat Exhaustion from Atlantic ...

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Princeton, NJ – On the occasion of the now highly acclaimed film dramatizing the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the “father of the atomic bomb “ who spent his last 20 years living in Princeton, we have been consumed with reading material concerning the great physicist. So much so that we have ...

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Did you know that if you live in New Jersey, you can shop for electricity just like you shop for other products and services? You can, and it could save you money. Here’s how to get started: Take a look at your most recent bill and you’ll find it separated into two parts: a charge from ...

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THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM A TAPINTO READER': On Father’s Day, let’s take a moment from our busy schedules to honor our dads, biological or otherwise. By celebrating dads, we acknowledge all that they mean to us. As for my dad, to really understand him it is necessary to reflect on his entire ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The personal finance website Wallethub released its report for the 2022 Best & Worst States for Working Dads. In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, the company compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of ...

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Clinical Contributor to this story: Adrian Pristas, M.D. Do you prioritize work, personal obligations and fun ahead of getting enough rest? Consistently skimping on sleep may cause a variety of negative health consequences. It’s fairly common for people to push off bedtime in favor of ...

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Each year, almost 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke. Ten to 15 percent of those people are between the ages of 18 and 45, reflecting an increase of more than 40 percent among younger adults. While those numbers alone are enough to cause concern, the American Heart ...

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NEW JERSEY - Most women should start mammogram screening for breast cancer at age 40. Frequent screening enables early detection which can save lives. If you're at high risk for breast cancer, your doctor may recommend you begin screening even earlier.  Get Your Mammogram Starting at Age ...

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Don’t let your spring garden enthusiasm lead to overplanting and the creation of a summer gardening nightmare.  A design with maintenance in mind and some strategic care can help reduce the time you spend managing your gardens and landscape. Consider using fewer plant species when designing ...

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Elizabeth, NJ - Elizabeth native and renowned author Judy Blume debuts Judy Blume Forever, a documentary that takes a look at her journey to become an author and the impact her books have had on multigenerations of adolescents. Judy Blume Forever, premiered on Friday, April 21, 2023, on Amazon ...

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NEW JERSEY - Losing a pet can be a stressful and scary experience. If your cat or dog goes missing, it’s important to take immediate action to increase the chances of finding them and getting them back home safely. The first step is to search your home and property thoroughly. Check all rooms, ...

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We must address the fact that our higher education system is in trouble. For generations, colleges and universities were ascending escalators that drove social mobility. Now, they have become an obstacle. American society and politics are split between those with, and those without, degrees; ...

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I am not fan of the new baseball rules. Bigger bases. Banning defensive shift. Pitchers clock. Ghost runner in extra innings. Hell, I even STILL hate the DH. I have “sorta” accepted inter league play.  Why did Baseball czars make the change? To make the games shorter. That’s it. To save time.

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Princeton, NJ – On Monday, March 27, Evan Gershkovich, a 2010 graduate of Princeton High School, posted a Tweet from inside Russia, where he has worked as a journalist for the past half dozen years, and since 2022 as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. The post was a retweet linking to a ...

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