Helicopter to Inspect JCP&L Transmission Lines In Madison

July 6, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  This week, Madison residents may see helicopters flying at a speed of 35-40 mph above or alongside transmission lines, announced borough officials.

The helicopter will be inspecting all JCP&L Transmission Lines, beginning today, July 6 and lasting until July 10 (weather permitting), they said.

 

 

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Take advantage of Freshii Meal Deals with easy and delicious choices everyone will love!

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July 7 COVID-19 Update; 7 New Positives in Morris County; No New Deaths

July 7, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 173,878 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 6,830 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 13,425 deaths in the state, with 659 confirmed deaths from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July ...

3 More States Have Been Added to NJ's Travel Quarantine Advisory

TRENTON, NJ — Travelers making their way back to the Garden State from over a dozen states have been advised to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days due to the rise of COVID-19 cases — a list that as of Tuesday also includes Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma. 

Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli warned Monday of pocketed outbreaks ...

July 6 COVID-19 Update; Statewide Numbers Continue to Climb; 13,373 Total Confirmed Deaths

NEW JERSEY - Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 173,033 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 6,800 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 13,333 deaths in the state, with 659 confirmed deaths from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July ...

Milestones

Darcy Schulz

May 7, 2020

Which Bridgewater-Raritan schools (public or private) did your child attend, prior to Bridgewater-Raritan High School? 
Milltown, Eisenhower, BRMS, BRHS
 
What sports of after school programs is your child involved with at Bridgewater-Raritan High School? 
cross country, winter and spring track. 
What are your child’s plans after graduation? (Answer ...

10 Week Quest for Transformation

10 WEEK QUEST FOR TRANSFORMATION: 

10 Weeks Left of Summer - What are you going to do with your time?

 

Start doing these 3 things to make a difference in your life right now!

 

~ Structure daily exercise.  A regular training/workout schedule will give the rest of your life structure.  When you know you have a walk/run, bike ride, yoga session, strength ...

How You Can Get Help Getting Healthy

What’s the Best Way to Get Healthy? Quick Quiz

Are you doing all you can to be fit and strong? Take this quiz and find out.

[ ] Walking your dog 3 or 4 times a day is getting boring - for both of you!

[ ] You’ve tried following YouTube pre-recorded workouts but you can’t remain consistent.

[ ] You keep “meaning to” get around to working out, but you ...

Madison's Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Offering Virtual Storytime Today; Monday July 6

July 6, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will be offering a Virtual Story Time today, Monday July 6 at 2pm.

Tune in to hear Communications Coordinator, Jenny read "The Cat and the Mouse"

Click here to tune in https://www.facebook.com/METCnj

 

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Celebrate America's Birthday with Virtual Reading of Declaration of Independence

MORRISTOWN, NJ - There will be a virtual reading of Jefferson's timeless Declaration of Independence at 1:00pm today on the Morristown National Historical Park's FACEBOOK page.

Join the Morristown National Historical Park's long-standing annual tradition as they celebrate the 4th of July, Morris County-style.

"While we unfortunately won't be on the Morristown ...

Warplanes to Conduct Flyover Along the Hudson River on July 4th

HOBOKEN - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has announced the scheduled July 4th flyover of New York City and the Hudson River, as part of its "salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution."

Reportedly led by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the flyover will also consist of F-15 and F-22 fighters U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters, as well as USAF B-1, B-2, and B-52 ...

Leverage Your Team to Emerge Even Stronger Than Before!

We’ve all been through an unprecedented experience that has forced us into working in ways we could not have even imagined just a short time ago. No doubt It has taken a toll. It has also opened up the possibility to emerge stronger than before.

How do we do that while we are still in the crux of all this uncertainty? Working from home, economic challenges, new customer behaviors, social ...

Madison Public Library Opening by Appointment Only

July 7, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Public Library will be opening by appointment only on July 7th.  The library will be open for browsing appointments and for computer use appointments.

While they are open for appointments,  patrons are encouraged to use their contactless pickup service.  The library will still be operating on limited hours of opeation: Tuesday/Wednesday 12-8, ...

The HOPE ONE Van Will Be on the Morristown Green Today; July 6

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van will be stationed on the Morristown Green today, July 6 , from 9am - 2pm. The  HOPE One vehicle, which previously was used in police tactical operations is now a mobile recovery access vehicle.

The vehicle, which  has trained staff on site, provides individuals with information about rehab, detox services, mental health services, ...

Happy 4th from TAPinto Madison

Madison, NJ - TAPinto Madison wishes everyone a Happy 4th of July.

 

Madison Area YMCA Quest Camps Welcome Campers 7/6; Focus on Safety

July 5, 2020

Summer is here! At the Madison Area YMCA, we want to give kids an opportunity to enjoy a fun and safe summer as our day camps open on July 6. After spending so much time at home and missing the social interaction from school, kids need camp this summer more than ever.

“This summer is going to look a little different, but we are so excited to bring the magical experience of Quest Camps to ...

After Clashing with Protesters, Allegedly Making Nazi Salute, Mountainside Medical Center Recruiter Relieved of Her Duties

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A woman has been relieved of her duties from working at Mountainside Medical Center after videos surfaced of her yelling at Black Lives Matter protesters at a counter-protest in Nutley.

Twitter users reported that Valerie Pastore, of Nutley, NJ was seen at an anti-Black Lives Matter protest on June 26 screaming at protesters and allegedly making the Nazi salute.

The very ...

In East Hanover, People Showed Up to Save Columbus

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Since 1996 a statue of Christoper Columbus has stood proudly on Ridgedale Avenue in East Hanover.

Yesterday, June 30th at 4:30 pm there were rumors of a protest taking pace to take down the statue. The protest never materialized. What did materialize though were over 100 people gathering at 4 pm to support the statue.

The rumored protest to take down the ...

5 Key Areas of Cancer Research Presented by Thought Leaders at Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care will continue its tradition of world-class medical education with its 2020 Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium.  The symposium, held virtually this year with free registration, will take place Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET.  Distinguished faculty from some of the Northeast’s leading cancer centers will summarize ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Chatham Celebrates Independence Day and the Ingenuity of 12-Year-Old Chatham Resident with Parade Honoring First Responders

July 5, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - There was a sign along the "alternate route" Fourth of July Parade in Chatham on Saturday that said: "Emma Zapata for President".

The sign underscored the popularity of the idea penned by the 12-year-old Chatham resident, who revived the annual Independence Day celebration with her letter to the mayor. As a result, Chatham residents emerged from their homes to ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Announces 2020 Service Academy Appointees from NJ-11

Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that 23 students from New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District were appointed and accepted offers to the U.S. service academies. Rep. Sherrill hosted a virtual reception last week to honor the students who will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S.

Combined Morris County Effort in Fighting Devastating Double-Residence Fire

BOONTON, NJ -- The Montville and Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Departments assisted with a multi-alarm fire at 207-209 William St. just after 10 p.m. Friday night. The fully involved fire resulted in the injury of one resident but no fatalities.

The fire started on the back porch of one of the homes and quickly spread to the adjacent house, Boonton Fire Department wrote on social media. A resident ...

Rutgers President Holloway Addresses Whether There Will Be a Football Season

July 7, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jonathan Holloway answered questions about a pandemic, a multimillion dollar budget shortfall and more during his first news conference as Rutgers president.

The news conference, however, ended on a lighter note.

“If there is no football season,” one reporter asked Holloway, “will you be going to your peers at Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio State and ...

Rutgers Will Use Remote Instruction For Majority of Classes, Says President Holloway

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It took Jonathan Holloway less than a week in his position as Rutgers president to make his first major move, announcing at a news conference that the university will be employing remote instruction for the vast majority of its students in the fall.

Students pursuing disciplines that require the use of university facilities – engineering, performing arts, ...

4th of July Fireworks Incident Turns Deadly in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Police Department is investigating the death of a man who died in the early hours of Saturday after being hit by exploding fireworks, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the incident.

The incident, said to have taken place just after midnight in the area of the Booker T. Washington Apartments, comes as cities across the state, including Jersey ...

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni (William Morris/Harper Collins, 2020)

In writing a contemporary novel in the Gothic tradition, it is impossible not to compare aspects of great Gothic novels that have come before. The excellent, new book, The Ancestor, by Danielle Trussoni fits the description of a Neo-Gothic. However, drawing comparisons between previously written novels is half the fun ...

Book Recommendations from the Madison Library

Reading Recommendations

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter (available on Hoopla and CloudLibrary)- A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it's only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer's twisted work becomes clear. Sara's ex-husband, police ...

Virtual Hand Sewing Workshop Presented by the Madison Library

The Madison Public Library is hosting a virtual sewing workshop with Sew It! on May 19th at 3:30 PM. Miss Ellen will demonstrate several types of stitches that can be used to personalize or mend your wardrobe using supplies that are likely already in your home.

Can’t make the live session? Register and you will have access to the instructional video after the class has been held. You ...

Day Trip: Walkway Over the Hudson

July 4, 2020

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Looking for a break from quarantine? Consider a trip to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park that includes a steel cantilever bridge 212 feet over the Hudson River. Those walking, running or biking the 1.28 miles — one way — can see the Catskills to the north, and the Hudson Highlands to the south. Those looking for a few more miles can continue on the ...

Macy's to Launch Unannounced Fireworks Across NYC Starting Monday

HOBOKEN - Guessing they didn't get the memo...

Macy's, the New York City-based retail giant, have announced that they will be launching spontaneous fireworks displays across the City starting Monday, and continuing all week long leading up to the mega display on Saturday, July 4.

"From Monday, June 29 through Saturday, July 4, Macy’s Fireworks displays will launch ...

‘Let New Jersey Eat Again’ Empanada Extravaganza Food Truck Festival at Garden State Plaza July 12

PARAMUS, N.J. — For a local promotion company specializing in the organization of some of the most exciting festivals the Garden State has to offer, the start of summer solstice and the muy caliente weather that accompanies it calls for an Empanada Extravaganza!

On Sunday, July 12, MegaBite Events will host the daylong food truck festival in the parking lot of Westfield Garden State ...

Lawmaker Says NJ Should Pick up Restaurants’ Tab After Nixing Indoor Dining

July 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The owner of Sweet Waters Steakhouse in Westfield stocked up for the restart of indoor dining in advance of the July Fourth weekend. That was before Gov. Phil Murphy announced the cancelation of inside dining two days before its anticipated comeback originally slated for July 2.

Frank DiLollo purchased meat and fish, among other foods, for diners ...

South Orange NJ Small Business Owner Navigates Pandemic with Strong Community Support

July 7, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Cat Fisher, owner of Sadie’s and Kitchen a la Mode, two shops in downtown South Orange, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about how her small businesses survived during the COVID-19 pandemic with the support of her community behind her. 

Sadie’s is a women’s and men’s clothing store that focuses on ethical and philanthropic brands and Kitchen a la ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

July 4, 2020

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

Guest Column: Let's Talk About It: Fighting Racism by Listening, Believing and Learning

Let's Talk About It: Fighting Racism by Listening, Believing and Learning | A Perspective 

-By Guest Columnist Kisha Derr

I grew up in a small town on Long Island, New York, and attended a middle school where I was the only student of color. There were many painful experiences that served to remind me of this fact on an almost constant basis. .

I was not a great student, ...

Removing Signs is a Violation of Free Speech and the First Amendment

July 7, 2020

Dear Editor,

1st amendment and Chatham New Jersey don’t work “Perfect together” …  Tom Kean Sr. 

I found this very disturbing.  Today Monday July 6th while driving up Main Street in Chatham Boro I witnessed and took pictures of a Chatham DPW worker removing Rosemary Becchi Political signs off of Main Street in said Borough.   The sign behind ...

New Chief Development Officer Named by No. 1 Hospital in New Jersey

July 7, 2020

Morristown, New Jersey– Jennifer Smith has been named chief development officer for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, which supports both Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital with $20 million in philanthropy annually. Smith will join the Foundation on August 10.
 
Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president for Morristown ...

5 Home Renovations with the Highest Return

As a homeowner, you know that allocating dollars to the continued upkeep of your property is necessary to maintain its value over the long-term. On the other hand, the enhancements, upgrades or renovations you may want to make are not created equal when it comes to adding value or guaranteeing a high return on investment.

Some projects will cost just a few hundred dollars while others may ...

Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc. On-Line Fundraiser

Under normal circumstances, today and tomorrow the JBMF Board members and volunteers would be working very hard to set-up our annual events.  We would be anxiously and excitedly awaiting your arrival under the big tent, and we would be enjoying the best two nights of the year as we danced, laughed, and raised money for families in need.  

However, as you know, due to ...