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Madison Community Blood Drive - Please Donate!

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 12/06/2021 1:00pm 12/06/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Madison Community Blood Drive - Please Donate!

Please make an appointment to give blood at Grace Church on Monday, December 6th between 1pm-7pm.

To make an appointment, you can visit www.nybc.org/donate or text 732-616-8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word

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Check Out NEW LEAF Consignment For All Your Holiday Looks

Happy Holidays from NEW LEAF Consignment! Shop NEW LEAF for all your holiday outfits.

NEW LEAF Consignment is located at 16 Park Avenue in Madison

 

State Farm Agent Teri DiGrande Wishes Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving

Teri DiGrande wishs everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

"I'm thankful to be part of such a wonderful community", said DiGrande. "I wish all my neighbors a safe and happy Thanksgiving"

Holiday Pet Photos at Terry's Pet Stop

November 17, 2021

Reserve your holiday pet photo today! Holiday photos with or of your pet will take place on Sunday November 28 from 10am - 4pm at Terry's Pet Stop in Morris Plains.

Call 973-538-7387 now to reserve your spot. Walk ins are welcome.

Multiple photos will be taken against a holiday backdrop. Photos will be emailed or texted immediately. Price is $20

Terry's Pet Stop is located at ...

How to Submit Content onto TAPInto Madison

Help me spread the word for organizations, town committees, teams, schools, religious groups, professional organizations, businesses and residents to utilize our DIY menu! #hyperlocalnews #submitcontent #tapintolocal #digitalmarketing

The Christmas Season Kicks off with the Arrival of Santa and the Madison Tree Lighting

November 27, 2021

MADISON, NJ - Hundreds of people lined the streets of Madison to help kick off the 2021 holiday season! Despite the chilly weather, they gathered in droves to watch the annual Madison Christmas Parade and tree lighting on Friday, November 26th.

The parade began at 5:30pm at the Madison Ambulance Corps building. The parade proceeded down Prospect Street towards ...

Madison Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting is Today!

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will take place today, Friday November 26. The parade begins at 5:30pm at the Madison Ambulance Corps building. The parade will proceed down Prospect Street towards Main Street where it will turn left and proceed up Main Street before ending at Condurso Way. 

At the conclusion of the parade, the Christmas tree on ...

Off to the Races: The Annual Morris Township 5k Turkey Trot is Tomorrow

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Annual Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving morning at Ginty Field. Online registration is now closed, but onsite registration is still available. 

The Interfaith Food Pantry Network and the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County have teamed up in "Help, Read, Feed Run" 2021 Turkey Trot. As of today, $91,671 has been raised.

"In our 15th ...

Madison's "Rosie the Rose City Reindeer" Begins Friday, Nov. 26

November 26, 2021

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting children to participate in a month-long search to Find Rosie the Rose City Reindeer this holiday season.

Beginning Friday, November 26, more than 40 Chamber-member businesses will participate in this creative and fun activity to help highlight the holidays and all that is wonderful about shopping in Madison this ...

Madison Area YMCA To Hold Holiday Blood Drive; November 26

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA and the American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive at the YMCA’s Family Center at 111 Kings Road, Madison, on November 26 from 1:30pm to 6 p.m. There is an urgent need for blood donations. 

To maintain proper social distancing, donations are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment visit:http:/nybc.org/njdrive

All ...

Thanksgiving Closures in Madison

MADISON, NJ - Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 25. The following closures and schedule changes will take place.

The Borough of Madison will be closed Thursday and Friday
No Garbage Collection on Thursday
Madison schools are closed
The Madison Library will be closing at 4pm on Wednesday and will be closed Thursday and Friday
There is no mail on Thursday

 

 

More Photos from the Madison Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

November 27, 2021

MADISON, NJ - Did you miss the tree lighting ceremony? Here's another chance to see it!

**To see more photos visit https://www.kcozzphoto.com/ **

Madison's Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway Begins November 27

MADISON, NJ - It was such a hit last year, that Madison will again be holding a Secret Santa Giveaway. 

Shop Madison on five consecutive Saturdays from November 27 through December 18 (between 12noon and 3pm) and you could win a Madison Gift Check. The Madison Gift Checks, randomly chosen, will be in the amount of $25, $50 and $100 gift checks.

One gift check for each ...

Thanksgiving Wishes with a Side of Trivia from TAPinto Madison

MADISON, NJ – Happy Thanksgiving from TAPinto Madison!   We are thankful for our loyal readers, contributors, and business sponsors for choosing us as your local news source. We appreciate your support.  

We are also grateful to be able to once again gather with family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. Did you know that the average person will consume about ...

No Timeouts Left for Ledgewood Dam Project in Roxbury

November 19, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ – Restoration of the historic Ledgewood Pond Dam – an expensive project that’s been discussed and postponed for about a decade - is likely to happen next year, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd.

The project is a thorn in the side of Roxbury officials. They question its necessity and, more adamantly, the fact that the state – while ...

Former Knoll Country Club Caterer Files Claim Against Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Rafael Flores, the former operator of the Catering Facilities at Knoll County Club, has filed a “Notice of Tort Claim to the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills” on October 28, 2021.

According to Flores, he submitted what would have been the winning bid for the operation of the Knoll Country Club. However, the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills did not award the bid ...

The Morristown Fiber Fairies Return to the Green

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The cold weather is coming! How do we know? The statues on the Green have new winter accessories. With colder temperatures hitting the area, the Morristown Fiber Fairies have begun their work of knitting scarves and hats and leaving them on the Green for those in need.

The beautifully woven or sometimes purchased hats and scarves are left anonymously ...

New Jersey Woman Dead in Thanksgiving Eve Shooting

November 26, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A 27-year-old Paterson woman died shortly after arriving at Saint Joseph's University Medical Center in a private vehicle Wednesday evening. 

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora the victim, identified as Khadijah Wilson, was shot while in the area of Park Avenue and Summer Street at approximately 9:00 ...

State College Police Release Additional Information Regarding Death of NJ Teen

SUMMIT, NJ - The State College (PA) Police Department released an update on November 19 to its initial media release regarding the death of 19-year-old Summit resident and Penn State University sophomore Justine Gross.

Justine Gross was reported missing on November 11 and the State College Police Department announced, without naming her as the deceased, on November 12 that the body ...

Westfield Parents Object to Toni Morrison Book. Curriculum Approval on Hold

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield School Board on Tuesday held off on approval of an elective course for high school juniors after parents voiced concern about the inclusion of a Toni Morrison novel in the curriculum.

Parents raised concerns about the book “The Bluest Eye” being included in the curriculum for the course entitled “American Studies,” and the school ...

11-Year-Old West Orange Girl Runs a Business Selling Characters She Crochets

November 25, 2021

Chloe Jostine Mendoza Altejos, a sixth-grader who just turned 11, has had a lifelong passion for arts and crafts. She began crocheting over a year ago and now runs her own Etsy business selling her adorable handmade characters.

Chloe shared, “I love drawing, doing origami, rainbow loom characters and more. When I was 9, I saw a viral trend going around. It was crocheting.” She ...

18 Year Homeless Veteran Receives a Permanent Home

TOMS RIVER - The day right before Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 10 was a glorious day for an Ocean County veteran who has spent the last 18 years living in the woods.

Paul Hulse and the Just Believe Inc. homeless assistance organization began working with this veteran in December 2020. The non-profit received a call from the Toms River Police Department concerned about a man living in the ...

Book Returned to NJ Public Library 43-Years Overdue

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly 43 years after the due date, an overdue book was returned to the Montclair Public Library, staff announced.

According to the post on the official MPL Facebook page, Library staff wrote, "A very honest patron just returned a book that was due in 1978."

The 'Paddington Abroad' book was accompanied by a note of apology saying, "My apologies ...

Kenilworth Historical Society to Host An Old Fashioned Christmas

November 26, 2021

KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the following message from the Kenilworth Historical Society.

Join the Kenilworth Historical Society at The Oswald J. Nitschke House (49 S. 21 Street) for “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” and Holiday Celebration with “Victorian Santa,” the Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers on Sunday, Dec. 5 (12 to 5 p.m.), visitors will have an opportunity ...

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Returning To New Brunswick City Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One of the city’s most beloved holiday traditions is returning in December. New Brunswick’s City Center horse-drawn carriage rides will commence on December 3, which is the same night as the city’s annual tree lighting event.

Tickets are now available for this safe, fun ride through downtown in these horse-drawn carriages, which will run from 6 to 9 ...

Model Train Show in Union is Back

UNION, NJ - The Model Railroad Club in Union will open to the public for a new Train Show and Open House series over three consecutive weekends, beginning on November 26 and ending on December 12.

The shows will take place at the Railroad Club’s, A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, located at 295 Jefferson Avenue in Union behind the Home Depot off Route 22 East.

Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY (Friday Nov 26) and They Will Waive The Initiation Fee.

TODAY ONLY! Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY and we'll waive your initiation fee. Use code BFinitiation at check out when you register online.

Happy National Coming Out Day!

October 11 marks National Coming Out Day, commemorating the national march on Washington for gay and lesbian rights 34 years ago. The Madison Area YMCA stands in solidarity for all the LGBTQ+ people in our community. Whether you're already out, coming out today, thinking about coming out, or thinking twice about coming out, we fully support you in your journey!

#nationalcomingoutday2021 ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Speech & Debate Team Earns Charter Status

John V. Maldonado, English teacher at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that the National Speech & Debate Association awarded Charter status to the Academy’s Speech and Debate Team.

Charter status is the highest honor that the NSDA awards to scholastic teams and places the Mount’s team among the best in the nation. An NSDA Charter designation demonstrates that not ...

So Much More Than the "School on the Hill"

“The school on the hill.” A statement we hear quite frequently when we tell people we go to Mount Saint Mary Academy. For many, that is all they know about our school – until they come to our unquestionably informative annual Open House. Hosted this year on October 17th our Open House is a great way for prospective students and families to learn about, and experience, our ...

Finding the Sweeter Side of Unprecedented Times

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Why NJ TRANSIT is Better Than Before

NEW JERSEY – Ellen Panza of North Caldwell admits she was initially skeptical when she first decided to return to public transportation. She’s now happy she made the decision.

Prior to the pandemic, Panza regularly boarded an NJ TRANSIT bus at the Willowbrook Park & Ride to go into New York City. Lockdown restrictions and her own COVID-19-related safety concerns led her to ...

$50 Off Pest Control Service

The Savings You Deserve

Here at Viking Pest Control, we believe protecting your home from pests is a right, not a privilege. That is why we do everything in our power to make preventive pest control accessible and affordable to the varied budgets of homeowners throughout New Jersey. 

We are proud to offer coupons, promotions, and special offers for our most popular pest control ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

9-Week-Old Shepard Mixes are Available for Adoption Today

UNION, NJ - The Shake A Paw® Center for Rescue and Adoption is licensed as an Animal Shelter.  We accept dogs from the public, as well as rescue, homeless, abandoned and unwanted dogs. Giving back to the animals we love by finding them a Happy Forever Home is our goal and mission.

These two beautiful girls are looking for a new home! These 9-week-old Shepherd mixes waiting ...

Adopt Brand; This Cutie Is Almost Ready for Adoption

Adopt Brand

This perfect little guy is looking for his forever home ! How cute he ?

Brand is from our litter who was rescued in the flood ( on the news too, so he is famous ! ). Once Brand turns 8 weeks old, he will be ready for adoption.

Please email us 911dogrescue@gmail.com for an application on Brand ! Located in Morristown NJ

Please Help Topaz Find Her FOREVER Home!

**HOMELESS FOR 2 YEARS- AT RISK OF LOSING FOSTER HOME**

LIKE AND SHARE HER VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND HER ADOPTER!

Topaz has been with us since 2019 and somehow keeps getting overlooked... She is now at risk of losing her foster home in a few months after being in it for over a year and we need to find her a forever home ASAP so she doesn't come back to our kennels!

This ...

October’s almost over. The conversation about breast cancer isn’t.

As October draws to a close, I find myself hoping that a certain line of conversation won’t fade away amid the growing bustle of the oncoming holidays. 

By now, it’s pretty well known that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I normally spend most of this month supporting, however I can, the myriad efforts, initiatives, campaigns and movements designed to remind people of ...

The Best U.S. Trips to Take During the Holiday Season

While some may agree that there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” for others, Christmastime means vacation time. If you’re thinking about heading out of town for the holidays, here are seven destinations to put on your list. 

Best Places to Visit in November

Montpellier, Vermont. From the changing colors of the leaves to the mouth-watering smell of ...

Creative Cooking: 6 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Try This Year

As you plan your Thanksgiving feast this year, you’ll undoubtedly place traditional favorites front and center—but don’t stop there! Let your creativity shine by featuring a few unusual side dishes with bold flavors and beautiful fall colors. Who knows, you just may find a new favorite that the whole family loves!

Charred Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey Butter and ...

How to Host a Memorable Friendsgiving

While many people spend Thanksgiving with close and extended family, others choose to spend Turkey Day with their friends—hence the term “Friendsgiving.” In fact, according to Evite and Google Trends data, more than 500,000 people were invited to a Friendsgiving party in 2019. 

“Friendsgiving” is a blend of the words “friend” and ...

Your Guide to Throwing the Perfect Halloween Party

Halloween is all about atmosphere. If you’re throwing a party this year for an intimate group or the entire neighborhood, make it memorable by infusing everything from the menu to the games with that quintessential eerie vibe. Here are several ideas to help you get started creating a party that screams Halloween!

Food

Try these Mummy Dogs for a festive spin on traditional ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

Basic Fireplace Care to Keep the Home Fires Burning Safely

One of the simple pleasures on a cold winter’s night is sitting in front of a roaring fire with a good book or good company. Taking the time to clean and maintain your fireplace will make those cold nights a little cozier.

Annual Inspection

First and foremost, the Chimney Institute of America recommends a professional chimney inspection once a year to check all the high and ...

10 Home Organizational Products for a Tidy Space

Just the thought of sorting through and organizing stuff in your home might seem overwhelming. Fear not! Working on one area at a time or working at your own pace is fine. Plus, there are many products that help you keep living spaces orderly and keep clutter at bay.

Here’s a look at 10 organizational products to help you keep your home neat and tidy.

Drawer Dividers

From underwear ...

Guide to Ceiling Fan Repair and Replacement

Ceiling fans are a great way to keep your home cool and keep air circulating throughout your home and cooler on warm days. They’re also extremely useful in the wintertime, pushing warm air down and helping to heat rooms via recirculation. Unfortunately, ceiling fans can become noisy, wobbly, or even stop working altogether.

In this guide, we’ll examine common ceiling fan issues and ...

Curious About Botox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

In this day and age, everyone has heard of Botox, but do you really know what it is and how it works? More than just a popular treatment for wrinkles, Botox is approved to treat various problems, from sweating to migraines. If you’re curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before reaching out to doctors for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most ...

Keep Working Out In the Winter With These 6 Tips

Fitness is a year-round journey, but one that can be made more challenging by colder weather. While it may be tempting to put off your exercise habits until it starts to warm up outside, abandoning your fitness routine (even temporarily) can make it nearly impossible to get back to where you want to be physically when you do decide to resume.

Below are some tips to safely keep up your exercise ...

7 Smart Side Dishes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most widely beloved American traditions. Not only does it bring families together to be mindful of their blessings, but it allows for one of the biggest feasts of the year. From the green bean casserole to mashed potatoes to yams, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, and turkey (of course!), this meal includes all the popular classics that are highly anticipated each year.

How to Boost Your Mood and Combat Seasonal Depression

The beginning of fall often brings exciting traditions, beautiful landscapes, and comforting treats. But for many people, the shift from summer to fall also brings a change in energy levels and mood that may feel like depression.

According to Women’s Health Expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, “Of those people who are affected with seasonal depression, four out of five are women.” ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

How Caring for a Pet Improves Mental Wellness

Pet ownership can be rewarding and therapeutic for older adults. Caring for an animal can bring joy, comfort, and companionship—which help relieve stress and improve mental well-being.

Building a relationship and being responsible for meeting a pet’s needs also creates a sense of purpose and provides structure to a daily routine. Here’s a look at the many benefits of caring ...

How to Use Portion Size for Balanced Nutrition

As we age, our metabolism slows down, and often, our level of activity follows suit. Some older adults can quickly gain weight if they don’t adjust their eating habits. Others may lose weight too quickly by not eating enough if they are experiencing appetite loss.

Using portion control helps ensure we are eating enough of the foods that are good for us while limiting those that are not.

Why You Should Join (or Start!) a Book Club and How to Do It

Reading is a great way to exercise your brain and improve your sleep. What’s more? According to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, reading may even help to prevent or delay Alzheimer’s.

Whether you’re a book lover or hoping to read more, here are five tips on how to launch your own book club.

 

Benefits of Starting (or Joining) a Book ...

New Jersey has had Governors from William Livingston to Phil Murphy, Who was the Best Governor the Garden State has ever had?

This is the time of year in New Jersey when it's so beautiful to see all the many colors of the season - red, green, yellow, orange --even blue.

Candidates use lawn signs of so many colors this time of year.

And millions of dollars have been spent on television commercials, newspaper ads, streamed video, lawn signs, and colorful mailers in the race for governor. Phil Murphy and ...

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by 

Robert P. Watson. (De Capo Press, 2016).

 

The sinking of the famous British luxury ship, Titanic, is etched indelibly in our imaginations, even today, over 100 years after she succumbed to an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Books, movies, and the story of locating the wreck in the 1980s and ...

Producing User Generated Content: Tips and Tricks

November 13, 2021

According to recent data, 85% of Americans own a smartphone**. Smartphones are routinely used to publish pictures and video via websites and apps, which enables users to share their participation in an event, presence at a location, or highlight a relationship or connection with other people. The primary means of creating and publishing User-Generated Content has become the smartphone.

What is ...

Bill Bratton and NJ Mayors Discuss Public Safety, Community Policing and Bail Reform at Roundtable Event

PATERSON, NJ -- Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton took part in a roundtable discussion on public safety, community policing and bail reform at the Passaic County Community College’s Hamilton Club on October 28. 

Moderated by Larry Mone of the Manhattan Institute, Bratton was joined by three New Jersey mayors: Paterson Mayor André Sayegh, Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, and ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

 

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

New Jersey Date Night: What’s Old is New in Woodbridge Township

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

New Jersey is a state known for firsts, from the first college football game to the first US town to have electricity. One of the places where lots of firsts happened is the oldest township in our state —Woodbridge Township. 

Believed to be the location of the first anti-slavery meeting in our ...

Potential Pitfalls to Avoid When Putting Your Home on the Market

October 5, 2021

Selling your home is a major milestone, to say the least.  It’s critical to plan in advance to avoid any possible setbacks during the home sale process. With decades of experience in real estate, I’ve advised thousands of clients on how to stay clear of these common mistakes while preparing their home for the market.

Setting an unrealistic selling price: Of course, ...