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 ...

Call for Office Staff at Local Adventure Course

August 8, 2022

FLG X NJ Adventure Course is looking for experienced candidates to assist with office and administrative duties, including checking in guests, navigating guest purchases, inventory, and other tasks as needed. Candidates will be involved in daily business operations and work on site in Ledgewood, NJ.

Our work environment is unique, with most staff spending a majority of time ...

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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We are seeking freelance, part-time and full-time journalists with previous writing experience and a strong interest in local journalism.

Like most community outlets, we focus on essential topics: local government, schools, high school sports, transportation, development and health care.

Morris Parks Skating Program Rates No. 1 in New Jersey

August 11, 2022

MORRIS TWP. - The Morris County Park Commission’s skating program at the Mennen Sports Arena is being honored by the national Learn to Skate USA organization, which has ranked it No. 1 in New Jersey.

Learn to Skate announced the ranking in an Aug. 4 letter noting the Morris County skating program enrolled 1,242 skaters this year into the affiliated Mennen Learn to Skate ...

The 200 Club of Morris County to Host Inaugural First Responder Day on September 24th

HANOVER, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County is proud to announce that it will be hosting an inaugural First Responders Day, on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 11am to 5pm at Whippany Park High School.

This inaugural event will bring together first responders and families for a day of friendly competitions between Morris County public safety departments and residents.

Highlights of the ...

Morris County Invites the Public to its 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The Morris County Board of County Commissioners is inviting residents of Morris County and beyond to join them on Sept. 11, 2022, Sunday, at 6 p.m. to observe the 21st Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The annual remembrance ceremony will be held at the Morris County 9/11 Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, with the keynote ...

Historic Morris Canal Restoration Will be Dedicated in Wharton Next Month

WHARTON, NJ - A section of the Morris Canal situated about eight miles west of Denville will be the scene in August of a fanfare-filled ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of a 16-year-long restoration project, Morris County announced today.

The ceremony will take place Aug. 20 at the 47th Annual “Canal Day Music & Craft Festival” in Wharton.

"The site ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

Star-Studded Event at NJPAC to Raise Funds for Ukraine

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday.

Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA), United Sikhs and World Central ...

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Mon, August 15, 7:00 PM

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Board of Education Work Session and Regular ...

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Tue, August 16, 7:30 PM

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Council Meeting

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Tue, August 23, 9:00 AM

CASINO TRIP TO WINDCREEK, Denville

A Day of Fun and Socialization

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Tue, August 23, 5:15 PM

CASINO TRIP TO WINDCREEK, DENVILLE

A Day of Fun and Socialization

'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...

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 ...

Upcoming TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinars in August and September

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding upcoming informational webinars for anyone who may be interested in owning and operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

The webinars are on August 17 at 1:00 p.m. or September 14 at 12:30 p.m.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward listener!

Today on Looking Forward we’re going to focus on the retail sector of the economy. We'll look at look at COVID’s impact on retail sales. We’ll also explore why some businesses have succeeded in the retail market, while others have not. We’ll peer into the future of retail sales to see what that might look ...