Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

June 30, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

The Shane Force Team and Guaranteed Rate Help Another Client Obtain a Mortgage for $499,000

July 1, 2022



The Shane Force Team just helped its customer obtain a mortgage to purchase this beautiful waterfront home. Working with Michele DePascale (http://mdepascale.kw.com/) a fantastic local realtor, we helped this family obtain their dream home in Brick with a purchase price of $499,000. We were able to secure incredibly low financing for this family.

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RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Announce the Agents Who Made The RE/MAX Top 100 Producers List

Silvia Bonaccorsi, Lisa Motisi, and Sally Novak, owners of RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties, are proud to announce the sales associates who have achieved a spot on the RE/MAX Top 100 Producers in the Northeast Region of New Jersey.  The report is generated monthly by RE/MAX Headquarters.  There are over 3,300 RE/MAX agents in New Jersey and to make Top 100 requires ...

CHRISTINE FANO WILL RUN FOR SECOND TERM ON MONTVILLE’S BOARD OF ED

MONTVILLE, NJ – Current BOE member, Christine Fano is announcing that she will run for a second three-year term on the Montville Township Board of Education.

“I am excited to continue the good work I have been doing on behalf of Montville Township’s students and families. Now more than ever it is most important to get back to normal for the mental health of our students and ...

Montville Twp High School Hall of Fame Committee Seeks Nominations

June 30, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Hall of Fame Committee has announced that its next induction banquet will be held on November 17th, 2023 at the Lake Valhalla Club in Montville. The committee is currently seeking nominees for its 2023 induction class. 

The MTHS Hall of Fame honors alumni of MTHS for their exceptional achievements and for being ...

Calendar of Events for the Montville Twp 4th of July Festivities

June 29, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – A slight change in the traditional 4th of July festivities calendar will move the fireworks from their usual Saturday night spot to Friday night, July 1 at 9:30 p.m. on the high school/library hill. Residents can pick their usual favorite spots on the hill or on the soccer fields in the Community Park.

The carnival hours for Wednesday, June 29, Thursday, June 30 and ...

Work has Begun on Pequannock to Wayne Rail to Trail Five-Mile Path

June 28, 2022

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from Pequannock Township to Wayne.

Brush clearing and preliminary work on lifting old ...

Roxbury Chief and Others Urge Boating, Swimming Safety

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone was among law enforcement and public officials who gathered Friday at a press conference on Lake Hopatcong urging people to be more careful while swimming and boating.

The gathering, convened by Mount Arlington Mayor Michael Stanzilis, took place at Lee’s County Park Marina in Mount Arlington.

Thursday marked the seventh anniversary ...

Wood-Ridge Teen Named 2022 Chief for a Day

July 1, 2022

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - A Borough teen served as the 2022 Wood-Ridge Police Chief For Day on Friday, June 24, in the annual program, run by the Bergen County Sheriff's Department. 

Lorenzo Barrese was selected to be Police Chief for a Day by WRPD Chief Michael O'Donnell. He had a full day of events and activities, and got an insider's look at the duties and responsibilities ...

Westfield Firefighters Rescue Ducklings Trapped in Pond Spillway

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ducklings trapped in the spillway for the Mindowaskin Park pond found their way back to their mother with some help from the fire department Tuesday evening, according to the chief.

Firefighters dispatched to the park found multiple ducklings trapped in the lower part of the pond's spillway, Chief Michael Duelks said.

“Firefighters positioned a ...

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Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: How can New Jersey finally provide consistent property tax relief for state residents, and not just for this budget year?  

No subject has been talked about more in New Jersey than property taxes. Just about every governor in our lifetime has had a plan to deal with rising property taxes. Now, it's Governor Murphy's turn.

The governor has suggested that two million Garden State property taxpayers and renters will get a tax break of up to $1,500 under a deal he and fellow Democrats legislators ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses This Weekend June 24th- June 26th

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend June 24th- June 26th:

 

OPEN HOUSES on SUNDAY, June 26th:

142 Conover Avenue, Nutley Twp., NJ 07110

12:00-2:00 PM

Contact CHERYL SCHUCK for more info. at 973-727-7626.

 

590 Hartford Drive, Nutley Twp., NJ 07110

12:00-2:00 PM

Contact ARMENE ABBATTISTA or KEVIN ...

Bad Teen Behaviors? Listen more!

Do your teen's behaviors drive you over the edge? The worse the behavior, the more you need to listen.

Difficult behaviors can mean your child is struggling with something, not necessarily trying to give you a hard time. They don't wake up in the morning and think, "How can I make Mom/Dad miserable today?"

There's an underlying feeling: sadness, frustration, rage, ...

Don't Worry, Be Happy

As a sentient human being, I need to stop thinking.

Happy the elephant is not a person, New York court rules.

I was confused by this headline because in the clipped style common to breaking news reports, I understood it to mean that New York’s court system is joyful that an elephant is not a person.

That made me happy too. Although not in the same way as the elephant, who’s ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

Opportunities for Job/Career Seekers, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, etc. in NJ (and Elsewhere, Too!)

Today on Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on a communications medium that exists just about everywhere around the world: RADIO!!

In this episode, we’re going to learn about such things as podcasting and the Internet’s impact on the radio industry, how radio in the United States differs from radio elsewhere, and where radio’s future lies. Perhaps most importantly, ...

Is It Time for YOU to Use a Personal Stylist?

Today, more and more people are turning to personal styling consultants to improve their image, their self-esteem, and their chances for success in romance or their careers. And it’s no longer just the rich and the famous—like celebrities—who are doing this.

In Part of 1 of this two-part series, we’re going to learn about what sparked the growth in this trend, what ...