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November 27, 2020

Shop New Leaf Consignment for Black Friday Deals all week long! Sale begins today, November 27.

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Promoting your business or organization on TAPinto is easy and affordable

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Check out TAPinto's Thanksgiving Marketing Specials!

Our Holiday Marketing Specials provide local businesses with the opportunity to reach our large local audience for the holidays. For more information, visit https://marketing.tapinto.net/holidayspecials

Shop Today and Be Part of Madison's Secret Santa Giveaway

November 28, 2020

MADISON, NJ - Something new is happening in Madison this holiday season. Madison will be holding a Secret Santa Giveaway. 

Shop Madison on five consecutive Saturdays from November 21 through December 19 (between 12noon and 3pm) and you could win a Madison Gift Check. The Madison Gift Checks, will be random, will be in the amount of $25, $50 and $100. One gift check for each ...

Operation Santa Claus Kicks Off Today at 10 in Madison

MADISON, NJ - Operation Santa Claus is a new tradition being created for Madison residents by creative borough officials. The new holiday activities will replace the traditional Christmas Parade and Tree lighting ceremony.

On Friday, November 27, 2020 around 10:00 A.M. Santa will begin his journey around town on Geraldine, Madison’s antique fire engine, by the Madison Fire and ...

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, the Parade and more ideas for a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

NEW JERSEY - Thanksgiving 2020 will certainly be a unique one with the coronavirus pandemic putting a damper on holiday plans. Mother Nature too will be raining on the dramatically scaled back and non-traveling Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The parade will still be on NBC Thanksgiving morning and it will feature a lot of Broadway and, of course, Santa. NBC will broadcast from 9 a.m. to ...

Free Event; Learn to Make Gnocchi with Morristown Chefs

November 28, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Love Italian Food? Residents are invited to come virtually make Gnocci with Morristown Chefs.

The virtual event will take place live on Zoom on Tuesday, December 1 at 5pm. Come and learn with ESO Artisanal Pasta, who will teach us how to make gnocci. Gnocci is a pasta made from potatoes and flour.

Email  marylynn.becza@mmt.mainlib.org for the code to attend ...

"Rosie the Rose City Reindeer' Kids Scavenger Hunt Begins Nov. 27 in Madison

MADISON, NJ – Forget Rudolph. Rosie the Rose City reindeer has arrived in downtown Madison for a monthlong, Christmas-themed kids scavenger hunt sponsored by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce will begin Friday November 27. 

The town wide scavenger hunt will run through Monday, December 15. Residents are encouraged to find Rosie to win a prize!

Game cards can be ...

Did you Cook? Order Out? Share Your Thanksgiving Photos With Us!

This Thanksgiving may look and feel a little different but it can still be great. Did you cook something new? Bake something different? Order out? Start a new tradition? Share your stories and photos with us!

Someone on staff here at TAPinto made a homemade cherry pie from scratch...de-pitted the cherries too! very time consuming but rewarding. 

Book Your Appointment to See the Madison Santa

November 28, 2020

Madison, NJ - It's time to get those lists ready! Santa will be coming to Madison in just a few days.

On Friday, November 27, Santa Claus, accompanied by the Madison Police and Fire Departments, will drive through every street in town to kick off the holiday season! Find all the details at www.RoseCityChristmas.com.

Santa will also be available for visits and photos in the ...

Madison Offering Virtual Holiday Entertainment

MADISON, NJ - To help spread holiday joy, the Madison Arts and Culture Alliance and the Madison Director of Arts & Events, will be offering free holiday entertainment.

The free events will take place from 12noon - 3pm and can be viewed on various platforms including Rosenet, Madison Chamber website, Madison Arts & Culture Alliance website, ILoveMadisonNJ Facebook page, Madison ...

Best Thanksgiving Flicks To Watch While The Turkey Cooks

NEW JERSEY - Thanksgiving 2020 will certainly be a unique one with the coronavirus pandemic putting a damper on holiday plans. Mother Nature too will be raining on the dramatically scaled back and non-traveling Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will still be on NBC Thanksgiving morning and it will feature a lot of Broadway and of course Santa. NBC will broadcast from 9 a.m. to noon ...

Halloween 2020 was a Complete "Time Warp" and Quite the "Thriller"

It's close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark. When we think about Halloween, normally jack o'lanterns, candy, the monster mash, spooky decorations, and lavish costumes come to mind. However Ms. 2020 was complete “Time Warp'', and quite the “Thriller”. 

Whether you stayed at home to give out treats or dared to go trick or treating, ...

Gooooooo Dodgers!

Time to brush off your school spirit and bring it out to the field.

Yes, that's right, we may still be under restriction but that is not gonna stop us from keeping our school alive and supporting all of our teams. As most of you know, fall sports teams are up and running with practices and games, while of course following all the precautionary guidelines. I think a really big thing that ...

Madison Area YMCA; Week of Gratitude Day 4

Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 4:

In our new expansion which will include a new full-size basketball gymnasium, there will be more room and flexibility for more diverse health and sports programming for youth, teens, adults and seniors. Thank you!

#Ygratitudeisgreat #YOUareWHY

Madison Librarian's Hoopla Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Taking the Fifth by J.A. Jance-  In Taking the Fifth, a gruesome and very unusual murder plunges the intrepid Beau into a lethal cinematic nightmare. Michigan's Flint Journal places Jance "in the elite company of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell." Taking the Fifth, now in a Premium Plus edition, is an ideal opportunity for fans of the author's ...

Madison Librarian's Hoopla Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Winter’s Tale (movie)- Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, "Winter's Tale" is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil.

Swamp Thing by Maggie Stiefvater (graphic novel)- Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is the life of any ...

Are Oreos Leaving New Jersey?

November 28, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The news is out, the Mondelez bakery factory in Bergen County is considering a move out of town, or are they?

"This is the beginning of the process," said Laurie Guzzinati, Senior Director, Corporate & Government Affairs North America Mondelēz Global LLC out of East Hanover. "Right now, it's business as usual."

Mondelez, an American ...

The Redevelopment at 1515 Route 10 in Parsippany Gets More Residential Units

PARSIPPANY, NJ - There are mixed reviews on the redevelopment project slated for 1515 Route 10 in Parsippany. 

Originally planned six years ago, the mixed use redevelopment design has seen several changes and adaptions.

Last night's council meeting (November 24th) built upon that.

Revisions proposed to the long-planned mixed-use development to replace two vacant office ...

Morristown March Protests Another Covid-19 Lockdown

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - A march to protest another lockdown took place in Morristown and Morris Township on Sunday, November 22. The group, led by  Morris County surrogate and former Morris County Freeholder, Heather Darling joined a group of residents urging Governor Phil Murphy to not order another COVID-19 lockdown.

The "March for Your Rights" began at 10 a.m. at the ...

Man Survives After Being Hit By Train in Upper Montclair

November 28, 2020

Upper MONTCLAIR, NJ - A pedestrian survived after being struck by a New Jersey Transit train on Wednesday, officials confirm.

A man was seriously injured, but is expected to survive, after he was hit by the oncoming train near the Bellevue Avenue Station in Upper Montclair. Sometime around 4:35PM, officials reported a trespasser strike.

According to NJ Transit ...

Authorities Seek Public's Help in Identifying Woman Found Deceased in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A composite sketch of a woman found deceased in Elizabeth earlier this year has been created by the New Jersey State Police and is being distributed to the public and media in an attempt to identify her and learn more about the circumstances behind her death, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl ...

Plane Clips Tree, Crashes at Hillsborough Airport; 2nd Mishap in 7 Days

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 70-year-old student pilot and his 73-year-old instructor were injured after their plane struck a tree and crashed on to the runway at Central Jersey Regional Airport late Tuesday afternoon.

It was the second crash of a single-engine plane at the airport in seven days, and the third since July.

The airport, formerly known as Kupper Airport, is located at 1034 ...

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone. (Ember, 2017)

“Last night changed me. I don’t wanna walk around all pissed off, and looking for problems, but I know I can’t continue to pretend nothing’s wrong, Yeah, there are no more ‘colored’  water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight ...

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Returning to New Brunswick

November 24, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One of the city’s most beloved holiday season traditions will be returning next month.

Horse-drawn carriage rides will be held downtown on three consecutive Thursdays: Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.

The carriage rides would take place between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

New Brunswick City Market, which gained approval from the City Council at Wednesday night’s ...

Essex County Cancels Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular for 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2020 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has been canceled due to ongoing fear of COVID-19.

 “Because of the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Holiday Lights Spectacular,” Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said. “The lights show has become a ...

Santa Returning to Bridgewater Commons Mall in a Safe, Socially Distanced Way

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Santa Claus is officially returning to Bridgewater in a safe, socially distanced way.

On Monday, the Bridgewater Commons Mall will officially welcome Santa and unveil its Safe Santa Celebration to welcome kids of all ages to a socially distanced visit and photo with the man himself.

Karen Fluharty, of Strategy + Style Marketing Group, said that as the pandemic continued ...

Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

November 27, 2020

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

Cranberry Farming Has a History in NJ (Thanksgiving Recipe Included)

What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say cranberry sauce has and always will be on their Thanksgiving table every ...

Documentary Filmmakers on the Untold Story of How Indigenous Women Influenced the Suffragette Movement

November 27, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur talked with Director Katsitsionni Fox and Editorial Consultant Corinna Sager about the new documentary film Without a Whisper, the untold story of how indigenous women influenced the early suffragette movement in the United States. 

The film “uncovers that hidden history,” said Fox. Women in the Haudenosaunee ...

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Still Much to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving, Despite Coronavirus

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving is a special day of the year when we pause to give thanks for the blessings that we have. This year, the holiday has to be different - it will be smaller and more somber, virtual and outdoors or indoors with few people and the windows open.

That’s how we can safely, still show appreciation and give thanks.

As we celebrate this day, I would like to take a moment to ...

2020 and a Little Bit of Normalcy (See photos from 2020)

In these last few weeks of 2020 I have been thinking about how thankful I am that I have a job that brings smiles to people's faces.  Whether on the sidelines of sporting events, when kids know I am there to capture their successes and teamwork, or in sessions with families on front porches and fall scenes, I get to see happy, smiling faces.  Although I have always felt blessed to ...

Regardless of Party, Officials Should Respect our Democracy

November 25, 2020

To the Editor:

Every four years, the nation watches as a president takes the oath of office, following a process established in the Constitution and by the laws of our 50 states. We may be filled with joy or dismay over the voters’ choice, but we have always respected the process by which it was made.

Confidence in the electoral process and a commitment to a peaceful transfer of power ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Where are the Republicans?

It is astonishing to me that NO Republicans are fighting back against the Governor's executive orders to further destroy lives, businesses, and mental health throughout the state and for all New Jersey's residents.

And I'm not talking about perpetual self-serving press releases and statements.  These legislators need to band together, use their brains and figure out a solution ...

Special $300 tax deduction helps most people give to charity this year – even if they don’t itemize

November 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year.

Following special tax law changes made earlier this year, cash donations of up to $300 made before Dec. 31, 2020, are now deductible when people file their taxes in 2021.

“Our nation’s ...

Pascrell Demands Investigation, Prosecution of Trump Government Crimes

Unprecedented litany of misdeeds must not be swept under the rug

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called for the widespread investigation and prosecution of members of the outgoing Trump administration.

“Donald Trump and members of his administration have committed innumerable crimes against the United States,” said Rep. Pascrell. “He has ...

Many college students may still qualify for an Economic Impact Payment; Review the guidelines and register by Nov. 21 at IRS.gov

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service urges any eligible self-supporting college student who doesn’t need to file a tax return to register by Nov. 21 so they can receive an Economic Impact Payment before the end of the year.

In advance of the National EIP Registration Day on Nov. 10 and highlighted in “A Closer Look,” the IRS is reminding people who don’t ...

Award-Winning Author to Speak via Zoom Nov. 12

Michelle Cameron, the award-winning author of a new novel, titled “Beyond the Ghetto Gates,” will be the special guest speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section’s Paid-Up Membership Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., via Zoom. The event is being presented jointly by NCJW, West Morris Section, and the Morristown Jewish Center–Beit ...