Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Around the world, women take care of other people. It’s a natural human expression of love that can be a source of great joy – and a source of exhaustion and stress over time. Although men are taking on more caregiving for children and family, women still handle the majority of childcare, elder care, and informal care to spouses, parents, in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

So, if ...

Make the Most of Your School-Age Child’s Well Check

When your child was young, visiting the pediatrician was quite an event. You had to load up the car with the car seat, stroller and toys and stock the diaper bag with extra clothes, diapers, snacks and wipes. Fortunately, as kids get older, heading to the doctor is much easier. However, that doesn’t make it any less important.

“Your child’s annual well-visit at any age with ...

Is Your Health Part of Your Schedule?

Whether it’s the end of a busy day or just the beginning, you’re probably thinking about your growing to-do list for the kids and family. Just make sure you’ve built in time for healthy habits that fuel your body and soul, too.

“I see it often, young moms packing their schedules with priorities for work and family, leaving little time for self-care,” ...

Mental Wellness Check-In with Kids

Childhood isn’t always a carefree time. School-age children, adolescents and teens can feel stress and anxiety, too. The recent pandemic has made things worse for many children. One study found that nearly one-third of high schoolers felt more unhappy or depressed than normal in the spring of 2020. Even as restrictions have waned, the toll on kids’ mental health ...

Did You Know That Teri DiGrande Local State Farm Agent Offers Probate Bonds

March 20, 2023

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  Did you know that State Farm Agent Teri DiGrande and staff do Bond?

"Sometimes in business you may be required to hold a bond", said DiGrande. "For example, public officials, particularly ones responsible for handling public funds, are usually required to provide a bond that guarantees they will faithfully and honestly perform their duties while in ...

Madison's NEW LEAF Consignment Holding 2023 Winter Clearance Sale

MADISON, NJ -  NEW LEAF Consignment is holding a Winter Clearance Sale. Stop in for 25%,50% and 75% off storewide....accessories included! The sale ends March 31.

NEW LEAF's Business Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Thursday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Spring Into the New Season with New Classes!

March 23, 2023

(Madison, NJ) – March 23, 2023 – The Madison Area YMCA is excited to announce our Spring & Summer Program Sessions. Our 10-week Spring Session begins the week of April 10, 2023, and our Summer Session begins the week of June 26, 2023. Online registration for all Madison Area YMCA Members is open! Open (non-member) registration for all begins online on Friday, March 24, at ...

Coming in April; Free Programs to Help Madison Residents With Chronic Conditions and Their Caregivers

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Health Department is offering a free program for residents managing chronic conditions. The program is open to those living with a chronic condition as well as those who are caring for someone with a chronic condition. Conditions inlcude but not limited to Diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, anxiety, depressions, ADD, ADHD, and thryoid disorders.

The free ...

Community Invited to Madison's Green Home Energy Forum

MADISON, NJ - Madison residents are invited to attend the Green Home Energy Forum on Thursday April 20. The forum will take place from 7pm - 8:30pm at the Madison Community Arts Center.

Residents will learn how to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainable strategies at home to save energy and promote healthy living.


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Morris County Library to Host NJ Makers Day

March 23, 2023

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The maker movement is coming to the Morris County Library on March 24, 2023 from 10am - 4pm. New Jersey Maker's Day which began in 2014, has the hopes of inspiring and highlighting STEM and maker culture to enhancing life-long learning. This all-ages event is intended to support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning. The event is ...

Free Prom Formal Wear Give Away in Morristown March 25

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Table of Hope is hosting a Free Prom Formal Wear Give-Away on March 25. The event will take place at the Marion Sally Center located at 23 Clyde Potts Drive in Morristown.

 Everything is free including formal wear for ladies and men, accessories, raffles, guest speaker and more, said organizers.

Sign up today at https://forms.gle/NfgTZEXBhjU3SZsu8 to ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day From TAPinto Madison

NATIONAL -- During a typical year (meaning pre-pandemic), more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green, according to WalletHub. Overall, billions of dollars typically are spent on clothing, flags, green carnations, dining, and, of course, beer. Guinness estimates that more 13 million pints of its stout ...

2 Easter Events Happening in Madison

March 23, 2023

MADISON, NJ - Residents are invited to participate in three family fun Easter events in Madison.

Search for Shelly the Easter Egg- March 17- March 31

Children are invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt to find Shelly, the Easter Egg at participating businesses. The search will begin on March 17 and end on March 31. This is a free event and open to the public. For a ...

Madison To Hold 4 Events for a Greener and Cleaner town

Madison, NJ – April is Earth Month, a time when environmental awareness and consciousness around the issues that directly affect mother nature can be raised. Throughout the month of April,  environmental activists from all over the world work together to create sustainable development and offer climate solutions, with a goal of minimizing our carbon footprint and ...

Shamrock Hunt Happening at This Sunday's Morris County Winter Farmers Market

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Stop by the Morris County Winter Farmers Market this Sunday for a Shamrock Hunt.  See if you can find the Shamrocks hidden in the market and then visit the information tent to see what you won!

The Winter Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Grow it Green Morristown will take place in the parking lot of the Convent Train Station on Convent Road in Morris ...

The gift card that keeps on taking….

As a child I remember the excitement of taking a car ride to Abraham & Strauss in downtown Brooklyn with my parents to visit Santa and shop for holiday gifts.  For those of you that have never heard of A & S, it was a massive 10-story competitor of Macy’s.  The elevators had white-gloved attendants that would announce each product group as the door opened.  The store ...

New Jersey Ballet Presents Once Upon A Time; March 26

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey Ballet will present Once Upon a Time on Saturday March at 2pm. The production will take place at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

ONCE UPON A TIME is a family show taking its audience on a comical tour through some of classical ballet’s greatest stories. Part educational, part dance, the performers will dissect classic tales, providing ...

Update Regarding Montville Middle School Social Media Threat

March 24, 2023

MONTVILLE, NJ - An anonymous threat was made on social media regarding Robert R. Lazar Middle School prior to the start of school on Friday, March 24, according to Superintendent Thomas Gorman.


Gorman said the Montville Township Police were immediately notified and law enforcement quickly identified the threat and secured the building, but out of an abundance of caution, ...

Prison for Thief Busted by Cop During Carjack Attempt; Says Morris County Prosecutor

ROXBURY, NJ – An East Orange man who last year stole a car in Mount Olive, threatened to rob a bank and then attempted a second carjacking in Randolph before being arrested by a Roxbury patrolman is heading to prison.

The man, Howard Parks, 55, was sentenced March 17 by state Superior Court Judge Ralph Amirata after pleading guilty to three counts of second-degree robbery, said ...

Former Morristown Man Sentenced For Incident Regarding East Hanover Murder of Three Year Old Boy

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Edwin Urbina, formerly of Morristown and Krystal Straw got sentenced in connection with the murder of a 3 year old boy that took place in August 2021 at a East Hanover hotel.

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and East Hanover Chief of Police Christopher F. Cannizzo ...

Police Arrest Owner of NJ Bridal Shop for Theft After Customer Complaints

March 25, 2023

MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ The owner of Maplewood Bridal has been arrested for allegedly taking money from customers and not providing them with wedding dresses, Maplewood Police said.

Nidelka Mayers, 53, was arrested on five counts of theft by deception, police said in a news release Wednesday. She was processed and transported to Essex County Jail.

Several customers reported to police that they had ...

NJ School District Files Suit Against Social Media Companies for Impact on Student Mental Health

WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills Regional High School District (WHRHS)has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court against Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, Inc. Instagram, YouTube, LLC, Snap Inc., TikTok Inc. and ByteDance Inc (“Defendants”). 

The school district says it has seen a steady rise in the mental health struggles of its students over the last ...

All Clear: Monmouth University lifts lockdown, shelter in place from ‘white girl with a curling iron’



"Dear Members of the Monmouth University Community:

At 9:15 p.m. on March 22, 2023, the Monmouth University Police Department received a call with a report of a person with a possible weapon on campus in the area of Magill Commons. Upon investigation, additional reports of shots fired were unfounded.

Police were dispatched to the ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Proposes Record $53.1 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

February 28, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says his $53.1 billion proposed budget is all about the future of New Jersey and its residents.

"It is a budget designed with a singular purpose, to continue building the Next New Jersey," Murphy said Tuesday in Trenton.

Murphy says the budget offers real solutions for New Jerseyans who have been struggling for the past few ...

New Jersey Forest Fire Service Begins Prescribed Burning Program

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Forest Fire Service has started its annual prescribed burning program around the state.

The burns help reduce wildfire risk by getting rid of the buildup of undergrowth, leaves, branches and pine needles on forest floors.

“The importance of prescribed burning in New Jersey’s forests cannot be overstated,” New Jersey Department of ...

$16 Million Awarded to New Jersey Communities to Reduce Waste and Promote Recycling

TRENTON, NJ — More than 500 New Jersey communities in all 21 counties will receive part of $16.2 million in grants to help reduce waste and promote recycling.

The grants came from the Murphy Administration and were announced this week by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

“New Jersey has long set a national example for recycling, starting with ...

Newark Actor Michael B. Jordan Earns ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ Star

March 9, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — It's hard to believe actor Michael B. Jordan ever got bullied, even called “corny,” as a Newark Arts High School student. It happened, but nobody is snickering now.

The 36-year-old star of “Creed” and “Black Panther,” just got his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, one of the entertainment industry's most prestigious ...

Spring Forward This Weekend: Don't Forget to Turn Your Clocks Ahead 1 Hour Before Going to Bed on Saturday

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  It is that time of year once again for us to spring ahead into the new season.  The temperatures start to rise, birds begin to chirp, leaves start to bloom and we turn our clocks forward. Moving into the spring season is always initiated by the tradition of turning our clocks forward by one hour.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on Sunday. However, most people ...

St. Patrick's Day Parade Guide for New Jersey

NEW JERSEY -- Here is the St. Patrick's Day Parade Guide for New Jersey. There are parades up and down the state. Here are some we found

Saturday March 4

Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade at 1pm

Sunday March 5

Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade at 12:30pm

Friday March 10

Newark's St. Patrick's Day Parade at 1pm. Starting at Raymond ...

Documentary about Superstorm Sandy to screen at 21st annual Garden State Film Festival

March 22, 2023

ASBURY PARK, NJ — New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival – The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) returns to the city this weekend from March 23 to 26.  

The internationally recognized film festival celebrates the independent film genre by bringing a carefully curated and enriching selection of original works produced locally and globally.   

Among ...

North to Shore Festival coming to Newark, Asbury Park and Atlantic City in June

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy took the stage at NJPAC's Prudential Hall Monday to announce the North to Shore Festival, a first-of-its-kind three-city celebration of the Garden State's vast collection of musical and cultural excellence. 

More than 100 events and acts are planned in three cities — Atlantic City (June 7-11), Asbury Park ...

LBI Spring Fishing Derby Coming in April

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - As the days of February wane and March is on the horizon, many local striped bass anglers are looking forward to the start of striped bass season in inshore waters. New Jersey regulations will allow striped bass fishing again starting March 1 for the waters inside the inlets.

As a rule, there is not much of a bite in early March until warm days drive the water ...

Madison Area YMCA to Hold Weekly Hiring Events

The Madison Area YMCA is hiring!


A human resources representative will be available on-site in the main lobby of the Family Center, 111 Kings Road Madison, weekly on Tuesdays from Noon - 3PM to allow for an interview on the spot.


Opportunities are available in aquatics including swim instructors and assistant swim instructors, Summer Day Camp, Kirby Center, Member ...

Teen Topics Are Back! Sign Up Now

Madison Chatham Coalition and Project Community Pride are proud to present another three months of Teen Topics! Teen Topics is a workshop series with a guest speaker each month for ages 13-18 to discuss topics that affect teens.

The next workshop is on Thursday, March 9 from 6-7PM in the Boszhardt Family Teen Center with Nicholas Lepper, MSW from EDGE New Jersey!

These workshops are ...

Second Chance Rescue Looking For Unicorn Fosters?

Second Chance Rescue is recruiting Unicorn Fosters! What does being a Unicorn mean? It means foster homes with no other pets and no children. Often, dogs in a shelter environment display behaviors that are an effect of the stress of being in a shelter in the first place. When you remove those dogs from the shelter and get them into homes, many stress-induced behaviors diminish or disappear ...

Ginger Snap needs a Retirement Home! She is Available for Adoption

Meet Ginger Snap, a girl as sweet as her name suggests!

Ginger Snap's owner and long-time friend of SCR had to go into hospice care and asked us to help find Gingersnap a retirement home to live out the rest of her golden years. Gingersnap is 12 years old and has very clearly been loved all 12 of those years.

She is docile, kind, fully housetrained, absolutely wonderful, and loves being ...

Oreo is Ready for His Forever Home! Is it with you?

A couple who was walking home in Brooklyn, noticed a dog was following them. The dog was limping in his back leg, and it appeared that he was hit by a car. The couple didn’t have the resources, so they took him to the Animal Care Center in NYC.


The shelter gave him the name Oreo Blizzard, because it was very cold that evening he came in. We received the call that he needed ...

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand. CHB Media, 2023.


The year is 1966. Picture a girl, 15 years of age with black hair, parted in the middle, tumbling to her waist. Today she is to meet a young man who is in college already, studying mathematics. She does not realize that this brilliant and very funny fellow will have a profound and enduring impact on her life. She is too ...

Identify Potential Issues With A House Before You Close The Deal

March 22, 2023

You got your pre-approval, found the perfect home and made an offer. At this point, you’ve probably already started daydreaming about sipping drinks on the back porch, cooking dinners in that giant kitchen or cozying up in that little reading nook that seems like it was built just for you. We know it’s easier said than done but try not to get too attached. Until you’ve ...

Bill Protecting Homeowners from Predatory Real Estate Practice Passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to protect New Jersey homeowners, the state Assembly advanced legislation cracking down on a predatory real estate practice that targets cash-strapped residents. At least 15 other states have taken legal or legislative action against a Florida-based company, MV Realty, for misleading homeowners about the terms of their long-term listing contracts.

“New ...

New Jersey Has Highest Real Estate Property Taxes in the US, According to WalletHub Study

NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.

To determine who pays the highest taxes, personal-finance website WalletHub today released ...