TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

Serving Up Generosity, Goodwill and Grace at the Jersey Shore

Americans nationwide are feeling the pinch of inflation, but perhaps nowhere more than in our country’s underserved communities.

One such community is Asbury Park, New Jersey, located within FirstEnergy’s Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) service territory, where more than 22 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. In February 2022, the New Jersey ...

JCP&L Welcomes New Line and Substation Employees from Power Systems Institute Training Programs

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) utilities, have hired 20 graduates of Power Systems Institute (PSI), award-winning, two-year educational program that helps prepare the next generation of line and substation workers for FirstEnergy's 10 electric utility companies.

The new employees include 10 lineworkers and 10 substation electricians who are ...

Why ask your doctor to do your taxes?

If there is one piece of advice, I can give worth all the bitcoin in the world…here it is.  

If you work in a small office or business and management approaches you with … “Hey you seem to know a lot about technology, how would you like to manage our technology?  You can be our tech person!”    

Politely say no thank you and ...

Can’t afford Private Cloud?... Think again!

According to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (SBA) there are about 30.2 million small businesses in the United States.  That’s 99.7% of all businesses in the United States. 

These 30.2 million small businesses have very few options when they consider transitioning to the cloud.  Although they may need to adhere to the same compliance ...

What Science is Our Board Of Health Following?

August 6, 2022

I have been attending Board of Health meetings throughout the pandemic trying to figure out what science our health departments are using to support their recommendations and protocols. To the best of my understanding, our board defers to the CDC, often via recommendations that come through the NJACCHO (New Jersey Association of City and County Health Officials), but it’s hard not ...

Morris County Commissioners Show They Are Out of Touch … and Don’t Care

On July 27, Morris County residents lined up in person and on the phone to publicly condemn the Morris County Commissioners for considering two resolutions on controversial issues – gun violence and school “health” curricula. The condemnations from constituents ran for nearly two hours, and in the end the Commissioners ignored them all and passed these poorly written, ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

August 9, 2022

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...

Grant Kickoff for Three $100,000 Awards

Date: 8/8/2022

To: TAPinto Randolph, Basking Ridge, North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung, Parsippany, Newton

From: France Delle Donne, Impact 100 Garden State communication team: Francedubois78@gmail.com

Press Release: Grant Kickoff for Three $100,000 Awards. Impact 100 Garden State provides high-impact grants to local nonprofits.

Impact 100 Garden State hosted its annual celebratory ...

The Calais Foundation to Host Annual Golf Classic for Special Needs at Ballyowen Golf Club, New Jersey’s No. 1 public golf course

Hamburg, NJ- On Thursday, October 13th, The Calais Foundation will host its 5th Annual Golf Classic at the Award-Winning Ballyowen Golf Club of The Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ to support the Foundation’s mission of empowering children and young adults with serious learning disabilities and socialization challenges realize their fullest potential in life.

The Golf Classic begins ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

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NJ Has the ‘3rd Best School System in America,’ WalletHub Says

July 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY — For the second year in a row, the personal finance website WalletHub has ranked the state as having the third “best school system” in the nation.

Only Connecticut and Massachusetts ranked higher than New Jersey, according to WalletHub, which gave New Jersey a total score of 64.05, ranked the state’s public schools third on measures of quality and 21st on ...

Seven Candidates File for Parsippany's Board of Education

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Four newcomers will be vying for three (3) open seats on Parsippany's Board of Eduction, in addition to three returning incumbents. This makes a total of seven (7) candidates who have filed to run for the three available seats on the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District’s Board of Education. 

According to the Morris County Clerk's website, the ...

Parsippany's Class of 2023 Won't Need NJGPA Test Requirement to Graduate Under New Law

TRENTON, NJ --  After two tough years of remote, hybrid or in-person classes, New Jersey's High School Class of 2023 will not be required to take the Graduation Proficiency Assessment test as a requirement of graduation under a law recently signed by Governor Murphy. 

Lawmakers who sponsored the new law cited the effects of the pandemic on education for the last two years ...

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Chasing Bruce: Trying to Land Those Springsteen Tickets Without Refinancing My Home

July 31, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Glory days, well, they passed me by.

It's hard to listen to a middle-class - until 1975 - guy sing about working on the highway or looking for some work on the Darlington County line when you are glued to your computer waiting to buy tickets that cost more than your first semester of college, also in 1975.  But, hey, I had to give getting those Bruce ...

Florham Park Police's Investigation of Sextortion Case Leads to Criminal Being Sent to Federal Prison

August 7, 2022

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park police's investigation into a 2019 'sextortion' incident has led to the conviction of the criminal responsible. Mr. Brandon McCullough, currently 31 years old from Branson, Missouri was sentenced on August 2, 2022, to 30 years in federal prison without parole, supervision for life upon release, and restitution of over $200,000. Two years ago ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...