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September 26, 2020

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COVID-19 Update for Saturday September 26

September 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY - As of Saturday, September 26, New Jersey has 760 new positive cases. The cumulative total of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, is 202,850, said officials. Six new deaths were also announced making a total 14,312 lives lost, they said.

In Morris County, there are 19 new positives resulting in 8,621 positive test results. There are 686 confirmed deaths and 145 probable ...

COVID-19 Update for Friday Sept. 25 in Madison; One Additional Case in Town

MADISON, NJ - There are 185 positive COVID-19 cases in Madison, as of Friday, September 25, announced officials. There has been one new positive case, said officials.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 202,100 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,821 positive test results in Morris County. There have been 14,306 deaths in the state, with 686 confirmed deaths ...

COVID-19 Update for Thursday Sept. 24

NEW JERSEY - Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 201,552 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,810 positive test results in Morris County. Statewide that is an increase of 588 new cases. There have been 14,300 deaths in the state (10 new covid-19 deaths), with 686 confirmed deaths from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of September ...

Madison High School Senior Presents "Back To School COVID-19 Edition"

Well, September is here which means it's back to school, with an early wake-up call, tests, and staying up late trying to cram in last-minute assignments. Most schools have opened back during this pandemic however there is a little twist to coming back to school. Much like 2020, this is not your typical school year. We are amid a worldwide pandemic, with COVID-19 still up and about. So what ...

Change of Seasons Means its Time to Change Up Your Marketing

The weather is a little breezier, the air a little crisper and the end of 2020 (hooray!) is getting closer.  This is the perfect time to change up your marketing game and ramp up efforts to get new clients!

The most effective way to close new clients from now until the end of the year is to fine tune your offer so that it resonates with your ideal clients' most important needs.  ...

Madison Hosts Third Community Conversation; Sunday Sept. 27

September 25, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison will be holding their third Community Conversation event on September 27 from 4:30 - 6pm outside the Madison Community Arts Center. The center is located at 10 Kings Road in Madison.

The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. 

Attendees must wear face coverings. Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs and ...

Diaper Drive at Madison Area YMCA; Now Until Monday, Sept. 28

MADISON, NJ -  Moms Helping Moms, a local baby supply and diaper bank will be hosting a collection from now until Monday, September 28 at the Madison Area YMCA.

The organization provides low income mothers and families with critical essentials for their children.  Items needed include:

Diapers of all sizes (biggest need are sizes 3, 4, 5,6)
Baby Shampoo
Body ...

Gov. Murphy to Host Virtual Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that he will be holding a live virtual conversation with one of the nation's leading experts on COVID-19 (coronavirus) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. 

There have been more than 200,000 cases of coronavirus reported in New Jersey. More than 14,000 New Jerseyan ...

Looking for a Kitten? Check out Lily

September 25, 2020

Lily is a beautiful, elegant 11 month old kitten.  She was born on November 11, 2019 under a shed in the yard.  I was unable to get Lily, her mom, and her siblings at that time. A few months later, I saw she had her own litter and was determined to get them inside. She had 5 beautiful kittens all of which I found homes for.

Now it is her time to find her forever home.  She is ...

Morris County Library Announces Date For Partial Re-Opening

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris County Library has announced that beginning Tuesday, September 29, the library will partially reopen.

Thirty patrons will be allowed to enter the library at one time, said library officials. Facial coverings must be worn inside the library with no exceptions, they said.

The library will reopen the main stacks of the library for browsing. In addition, the ...

Madison Library Introduces Pop Up Library

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Library announced that they will be offering a pop-up library in their courtyard beginning September 20. The pop-up library will take place on Sunday's from 1-4pm beginning September 20. 

Residents can stop by to pick up books they placed on hold as well as browse through a small collection in the courtyard.

Masks and social distancing is ...

New Exhibit " Cholera to COVID-19: Epidemics, Pandemics & Disease" Opening at METC

September 24, 2020

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) opens a new exhibit on Tuesday, September 22. Cholera to COVID-19: Epidemics, Pandemics, & Disease explores America’s experience with infectious diseases.  This exhibit intends to reveal the impact disease had upon daily life, but more importantly how resilient Americans were throughout instances of widespread illness.

The ...

Kirby Students Enjoy Benefits of Madison Area YMCA Membership

MADISON, NJ - In addition to the many educational and social benefits provided to its students, the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA delivers many opportunities for children to develop healthy imaginations and strong bodies.  

During their time as Kirby students, enrollees maintain an active Kirby Student youth membership to the Madison Area YMCA which ...

Tri-Town Cares Sponsoring Free COVID and Antibody Testing Today Sept. 15

CHATHAM, NJ - Free COVID and antibody testing will be offered today, Tuesday September 15 from 11am to 7pm at 58 Meyersville Road (Municiapl Building - lower level).

The testing is being offered by Tri-Town Cares and the Interfaith Health Council. Register for the tests here

There will be no co-pay or deductible charged. Insurance providers will be billed directly. Those who plan to ...

Judge Approves Plan for Affordable Housing at Charlie Brown's

September 26, 2020

NEWTON, NJ - Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus approved of Chatham Township's amended plan to put 62 affordable housing units at 522 Southern Boulevard, the site of the now-closed Charlie Brown's, in the completion of a fairness hearing held Thursday morning.

The virtual meeting was conducted from the courthouse in Newton.

Judge Gaus also ruled that Chatham Township would retain ...

$250K Fix-Up in Store for Morris Canal in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – An important piece of the former Morris Canal, situated in Ledgewood and choked with weeds, will soon receive major restoration.

Known as Morris Canal Incline Plane 2 East, the 19th Century structure in Roxbury’s Morris Canal Park will see restoration of its stone-lined raceway, mule/towpath, foundations and support structures. The work will be funded by ...

Vigil Held in Honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A vigil was held on Sunday evening September 20th in Morristown in memory of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Over 100 people gathered near the steps of the Morris County Courthouse.  Meghan Lynch, who is the President of the Morris County Women's Democratic Caucus addressed the crowd, as she honored the late Justice who, she stated, pioneered ...

Protest & Vigil for Breonna Taylor in Somerville & Hillsborough

September 26, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey activists will participate in a Saturday afternoon protest at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse while on Sunday evening, Our Revolution of Hillsborough will host a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of a Grand Jury decision in Louisville, Ky earlier this week to not indict three police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black ...

12-Year-Old Among 3 from Piscataway Charged in Westfield Break-in and Assault

WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents of a home in the 100 block of Park Street were assaulted with a baseball bat during an early Tuesday morning break-in that officers have arrested four people in connection with, police said.

The man injured during the altercation was treated at a local hospital and has since been released, Police Chief Christopher Battiloro said. The woman did not require ...

Chilton Medical Center Achieves Patient Safety Excellence Award

Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center has announced it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Chilton Medical Center among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)


Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

Sunday Pop up Browsing at Madison Public Library

Yearning to browse through shelves of books and other items?

Madison Library is offering pop up browsing in the courtyard on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Available while weather permits, pop up browsing allows patrons to come look through a curated collection of items ranging from children's books, DVD's for all age groups, bestselling novels, large print books ...

Madison Librarian's Reading Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Stay and Fight by Madeline Ffitch- A wildly original, piercingly timely addition to the story of the American family. Helen arrives in Appalachian Ohio full of love and her boyfriend's ideas for living off the land. Too soon, with winter coming, he calls it quits. Helped by Rudy-her government-questioning, wisdom-spouting, seasonal-affective-disordered boss-and a ...

Welcome Fall With A Trip To A New Jersey Pumpkin Patch

September 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Like past holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, it's unknown what's in store for Halloween 2020. However, Garden State residents can still have some weekend fun with a fall staple; pumpkin picking. The upcoming weekend is the final one for September and the first official one of autumn. Sun is in the forecast, so why not head out and check out one of New ...

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Plays Drive-In Concert at Union County VoTech in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ —B Street Band, the ever popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, played a free “drive-in concert” at the Union County VoTech campus on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Sunday, evening that had attendees honking in the dark.

Emcee Brian Remo encouraged the audience to honk their horns and flash their lights in appreciation of the performance since the ...

September Opening Predicted for Treetop Adventure Course in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ — A new - and long delayed - “treetop adventure course” in Ledgewood should be open next month, said one of its principals today.

The $4 million FLG X New Jersey adventure course received approval from the Roxbury Zoning Board in March, but could not open due to delays in securing state permits, said company and township officials.

But FLG X president Paul ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

September 24, 2020

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

September 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, September 26, 9:00 AM

New Providence Presbyterian Church, New Providence

Drive Thru Diaper Donation Collection Event

Giving Back

Sat, September 26, 10:00 AM

Virtual, Riverdale

Girl Scout Animal & Robot Virtual Event


Sat, September 26, 11:30 AM

Virtual, Riverdale

Girl Scout Animal & Robot Virtual Event


COVID 19 and the Election

September 19, 2020

COVID 19 has affected everyone’s lives in one way or another. It has been a major disruption to almost everyone on earth. Many have tragically died from it. Many have become sick and recovered. The government in the United States has responded by shutting down many parts of the economy and suspending civil rights in many cases. The inability to attend church services comes to mind.

The ...

Is America is Safer Today Than It Was on Sept. 11, 2001?

As the nation reflects on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, TAPinto Greater Olean asked community members if they feel America is safer today than it was on Sept. 11, 2001. Here is what they said.

Paul Lashomb, former Portville resident

I feel that the U.S. has much better safety protocols today than it did before 9/11, but I think terrorism is on our minds more than ever.

Building New Jersey Forward Not Built On Facts

September 26, 2020

 Gov Murphy is the central figure in a new campaign commercial for "New Direction New Jersey" where his tagline is "building forward."  The problem for Gov Murphy is that his idea of "building forward" isn't built on facts. Specifically, Gov Murphy likes to proclaim his tax policies as making "New Jersey fairer." And he likes to ...

IRS highlights employer credits for businesses during Small Business Week

September 26, 2020

WASHINGTON —During Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds business owners and self-employed individuals of the employer credits available to them during COVID-19.  

These credits were specially created to help small business owners during this unprecedented time. During Small Business Week, the IRS wants to ensure all eligible people know about the relief ...

Two Women Create Wellness Subscription Box that Inspires Health and Healing

Two Women Create Wellness Subscription Box that Inspires Health and Healing

With a mission to heal and educate, Viver Joy boxes promote self-advocacy for one's health and inspire mind-body healing. 

MORRISTOWN, N.J. –Morristown, N.J. resident Vicki Barghout, MSPH and co-founder Jodi Hutchinson, P.A. are excited to launch Viver Joy, a subscription box curated to inspire ...

IRS releases state-by-state breakdown of nearly 9 million non-filers who will be mailed letters about Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON –The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they’re eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment.

The IRS will mail the letters to people who typically aren’t required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for an Economic ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

MORRISTOWN – Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership.  Upon completion ...