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 ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

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 ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Rock Star Agents of the Month

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties is proud to announce their Rock Star Agents for the month of July.  The real estate agent who achieved the highest gross commissions is TRIVENI GURIKAR.  The real estate agent who achieved the most units sold is CHERYL SCHUCK. It takes a lot of hard work and hustle to achieve these accomplishments. The ...

Roots and Wings to Host Annual Rise and Fly Gala on September 28th

Supporters gather for an evening to raise awareness and funds for young people who have aged-out of foster care in New Jersey, which currently impacts 600-800 youths annually. Sadly, many of these young adults are not reunited with their families or placed into permanent housing, leaving them vulnerable to homelessness, poverty, unemployment,lack of education, and incarceration.

This ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, August 11, 7:30 PM


Planning Board Meeting Agenda


Sat, August 13, 9:45 AM

Gymboree Play & Music, Pine Brook

National Day of Play


Tue, August 16, 7:00 PM


Montville Twp Summer Concerts in the Park

Beginner and Intermediate Pickleball Open Play Sponsored by Montville Recreation

August 4, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Recreation Department is sponsoring pickleball open play for adult beginner and intermediate players over 18 years of age.

Open play is for any adults who are at a beginner or intermediate skill level. Open play is about having fun in a non-competitive environment to socialize and meet new people. It’s a great way to exercise and develop and grow your ...

Pyramid Mountain Offering Programs in August and September

August 10, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – The following programs have been announced at Pyramid Mountain:

Join Eric at Pyramid Mountain on Tuesday, August 16 from 4 – 5 p.m. for Caterpillar Kids! Look under a leaf, inside a flower, and up in the air… animals are everywhere! Learn about native plants that butterflies love, the importance of pollinators, and all about the insects hidden in our ...

Morristown Named Finalist for Destination of the Year

August 10, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown has been named a finalist for the 2023 New Jersey Destination of the Year designation by “Jersey Best,” with the winner to be announced at the end of the year.

According to an article announcing the finalists, Morristown was named in part due to the combination of history, community and the arts.

“The arts live in the beautiful architecture of ...

Morris County Teen Sweetens up the Chatham Farmers' Market with his Homemade 'Tuxedo Cupcakes'

CHATHAM, NJ -- It started out as a family thing where Oliver Wu would make a cake to celebrate a birthday.

The 15-year-old rising Chatham High sophomore recently turned his baking skills into a business this summer, making his debut at the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market on Saturday with "Tuxedo Cupcakes".

"We told him that it was too good not to share with other ...

Filming for Movie "Insidious 5" Will Stage Funeral Scene in Chatham's Fair Mount Cemetery this Month

August 10, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Fair Mount Cemetery in Chatham will be the setting when a funeral scene for "Insidious 5" is set to be filmed this month.

According to Janice Piccolo, director of Chatham Community Services, the movie makers have filled out the necessary paperwork to film at the Fair Mount Cemetery from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Sony Pictures will also use ...

Another Development Planned for Route 15 in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ – A project is being proposed for the cornfield across the street from North Village. Wycoff based Landmark Real Estate LLC is proposing a shopping center on 474-510 Lafayette Road- Lots 19 to 23 Block 12008, right in front of the proposed Diamond Chip Realty project.

Landmark, in their marketing literature claims to be “working with a few QSR [or Quick Service ...


New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

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 ...

Given what the United States Supreme Court will take up in the fall in Moore v. Harper, what kind of impact might such a ruling have on New Jersey elections?

The Supreme Court’s conservative right-wing justices have announced that they're taking up in the fall Moore v. Harper, a very important case that could impact state election procedures . Many think our democracy itself may be imperilled.

It's a case that could thoroughly alter the way voters choose presidents, senators and members of Congress. With 2024 just around a ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses This Weekend August 6th - 7th

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend, August 6th - 7th:


13 Christopher Court, Lincoln Park, 07035

12:00- 2:00 PM

Contact RANDI BENNETT or TRACY WARSAW for more info. at  973-610-7123 / 973-722-8801.



Parenting Can Be Less Hard

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby… Nothing can prepare us for the reality of being a parent. There are beautiful highs and horrible lows and everything in between.

And when we’re struggling with a teen who no longer seems to need us; who may be taking risks; veering off the path we dreamed for them; aggravating us with every look, word and action…

It’s ...

Fear of Teeth

It is a particularly hot day at the beach. Another in a string of sweltering afternoons that warrant the understated designation of “heat wave”. My skin feels gooey, a mixture of salty sweat and sunscreen. Flopped on a large beach blanket, a sparse coating of sand makes me feel like a breaded cutlet on an oven rack.

When I can no longer bear the oppressive heat, I scamper ...

'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 ...

Style from the Heart | A Night At The Runway

Dress for Success Northern NJ-10 Counties is entering its 24th year of service, empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. The organization prides itself in their ability to suit women with confidence from within. They do this with training, coaching, mentoring, and ...

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 ...

Looking ForwardTM Podcast to Hit 100 Episodes This Week

Looking Forward, the podcast that focuses on global trends and the future, and most importantly, the OPPORTUNITIES they are creating, will reach the 100-episode milestone this week.

Jeff Ostroff, creator, host, and producer of Looking Forward, reports that the 100th episode will focus on opportunities created by the somewhat obscure, yet growing industry known as “fiscal ...