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 ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

June 29, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

VIDEO: Teen Police Chief, First Aid Squad Finishes Training, Balloons for a Cause and Biking for a Birthday

June 28, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A teen becomes a police chief for a day. Plus, a first aid squad finishes extrication training. And, a ballon professional gets a special task. Also, a Councilman puts the pedal to the metal for his birthday. 

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

Now ...

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

June 27, 2022

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 ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

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Montville Twp Library Closings Announced Due to Fourth of July Festivities

June 28, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Library announces the following closings, due to the Fourth of July:

The Library will be closed Wednesday, June 29, Thursday, June 30, and Friday, July 1 during the township Independence Day celebration.
The Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

The Library is ...

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 ...

Union County College Gets New Name

June 28, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Union County College will soon turn the page on a new chapter.

“Thank you for joining us today, and I’d like to welcome you to Union County College and that’s probably one of the last times that we’ll be saying that,” said Dr. Jaime Segal, the new Union College Executive Director of College Relations. “This is an exciting day for us, and ...

Westfield Restaurant Chefs Banged up in Saturday Crash, DWI Suspect Charged

WESTFIELD, NJ — Old Havana Cuban Cuisine in downtown Westfield is asking customers to be patient with its limited staff in the coming days after its chefs were injured in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver Saturday night.

Restaurant owner Patricia Sommer told TAPinto Westfield that the three chefs were driving home when they were struck at North Avenue West and Edgewood Avenue, ...

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Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

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 ...